Hi there, my name is Francesca and welcome to The Best Things In Life Are Gluten Free!
My gluten free journey…
began when I met my boyfriend in 2012. He is a coeliac and I had to quickly learn about cross contamination, gluten containing foods and how to prepare gluten free cakes and meals. Since meeting him I have been researching new ingredients to work with, searching where to buy cheap gluten free alternatives and testing out new recipes.
I have been battling to control a skin condition called psoriasis, which is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes raised patches that are flaky. After trying all sorts of tar and steroid creams and then UV therapy I finally had enough of treating just the symptoms. My journey really became personal since starting on the RPAH elimination diet that excludes dairy, gluten, preservatives, additives, colourings, amines, salicylates and glutamate. It is tough but I am trying to make the most of it as it is working! Recently I have found out that I am sensitive everything tested so that’s dairy, soy, gluten, salicylates, amines and glutamate. When I eat a lot it makes my skin worse and so now there is even more reason for me to stick to being gluten free as well. It’s a tough life and even more so when I travel but at least I can still indulge occasionally without being too sick I guess!
About The Best Things In Life Are Gluten Free
Here I hope post weekly about living gluten free. I want to share with you new gluten free products that I have found and tried, recipes that I use and places my boyfriend and I have eaten at. Hopefully our experiences will help you to feel safe and confident about living a gluten free lifestyle.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that I am not a coeliac and so I will not be able to comment on cross-contamination of foods I try when eating out. I can only report on how aware the staff are on the issue and the range of GF options available. I will do my best to advise if food is gluten contaminated via symptoms that my boyfriend, who is coeliac, experiences.