Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Well, I have just returned from a little travelling adventure!
It's always fun going to the local shops and seeing what gluten free and dairy free products they have in different cities and shops.

In England I found a large range in the supermarkets. They call the section "free from" and I got to taste gluten free and dairy free crumpets, naan bread, fruit cake, madeira cake, mini fruit tarts, short bread and brownies! I also really like the beetroot, parship and carrot chips they have there! Delish!

I didn't go into a normal supermarket in Amsterdam, but at their Central Railway/ Metro station there is a health food shop which stocks gluten free and dairy free breads and snacks.

In Brussels we went to a chocolate demonstration, which was very fun and informative, explaining about chocolate and how it was made and discovered. Also a few handy tips on how to pour your own into moulds.

One place I would advise to do research on before visiting is Egypt. On returning from there I felt like I had lived on a diet of potato chips and tea, with chicken and rice thrown in every now and again. It was my own fault. I hadn't done enough research, I didn't take enough food with me and I cannot read arabic. It made me realise just how fortunate I am in this world to even have food. And also (not as important though) how cranky I feel when I am hungry.

As I am sure most of you are aware, cocoa butter is not a dairy product! So it is a safe ingredient on a dairy free diet. Milk powder obviously is not safe. Happy Chocolateering!

Tonight we are off to try a resturant that specialises in gluten free pizza and pasta in Italy! I'm so excited! Now I will finally be able to say I have had real Italian pizza and pasta! Senza latte e formaggio of course!

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