Friday, 3 August 2012

Making Sense of Sensitivity Day 4: still going!

Well, I've been on my gluten-free diet for 4 days now, and here's today's video diary....

Basically, I've found it pretty easy to switch to avoiding gluten in foods - it's as easy as just reading the labels on things and not dredging flour over everything.

 
And although you can get along quite nicely with it if you cook everything from scratch and just think about the foods you're eating, there is also a massive range of foods that you can buy (pizza bases, sauces, breads, pasta, BRIOCHE....) that are made to be gluten free if you want to.

Breakfast: Gluten-free cornflakes

Lunch: Roasted tomato and basil soup with gluten-free ciabatta (and a cheeky sprinkling of Parmesan).


Dinner: Shepherd's pie (but without any flour to thicken the gravy - I just reduced it down a bit more before it went in the oven).


Catch up with me again tomorrow for my last video diary on my gluten-free experience and I'll share a round up of some of the things I've learned along the way. The biggest thing I would say is that if you're diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, don't let preconceptions of the fact that it's going to be annoying to go on a 'gluten-free diet' stop you. It's not. And you'll feel better for it.

See you tomorrow!