Saturday, 16 May 2015

Home made gluten free Chicken Katsu curry

No longer feel like I'm missing out on a Waga's! I used M&S Made Without Wheat breaded chicken and made my own sauce with onion, garlic, apple, banana, turmeric, garam masala, curry powder and tomato ketchup. Add a bit of water, boil for 15 minutes and blend. Found the edamame beans in the freezer section in Tesco and just added salt and chilli flakes. All washed down with a Duara beer! 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Nestlé GF Honey Flakes

Spotted in Tescos - eaten for breakie next day 👍

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Pilgrims Ice cream Parlour - Plymouth Barbican

A visit down to Plymouth is not complete without a walk along the Hoe, and I was lucky enough to plan a trip to see my parents on the weekend that Spring decided to make its first appearance.

The sun was out and I'd never seen so many people on the Hoe (expect for all the runners finishing way ahead of me in the half marathon)

If you ever find yourself on the Hoe on a sunny day, be sure to head down to the Barbican and visit the Pilgrims Icecream Parlour, and ask for a gluten free cone.

Not all of the flavours are gluten free - here is the list to choose from...

And since you're in Devon, it's not frowned upon if you ask for a dollop of clotted cream on top too.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Dover - La Scala

From what I can tell there aren't many chain restaurants in Dover, and with a 6am ferry crossing in the morning, a La Tasca or Prezzo would have been a god send last Thursday night when we just needed a quick meal before an early night.

A lot of the pubs and restaurants also seemed to insist on net curtains, which I would normally consider a bad thing, but was proved wrong with La Scala who have gluten free pasta as a choice on their menu. I ordered the Scialatielli Alla Siciliana, which was pasta cooked with swordfish, onions, tomatoes, basil and white wine. Simple, but very yummy.

La Scala has a lovely Italian feel and almost tricked us into believing we were abroad already. We only remembered our early start in time to stop us ordering a second bottle of wine!
19 High Street, Dover

Monday, 9 April 2012

Goblin Abroad - Prague

Prague - famous for goulash, snitznel, dumplings and beer halls. The ideal destination for stag parties, but not necessary coeliacs.

But who needs a beer hall when there is a 100% gluten free restaurant around the corner.

Na Zlaté křižovatce is a little way out of the centre of Prague, but really easy to get to on the subway - just head to Florenc and it's around the corner.

The four owners each have a coeliac in their family and as a result have learnt to adapt traditional Czech food to be gluten free. Here is the beef goulash I polished off for lunch...

We also had gluten free bread to start, and as if the choice of dumplings, schnitzels and strudels wasn't enough, I also had a draft gluten free beer.
Here I am tucking into an aptly named Celia beer...

We did actually go to the oldest beer hall in Prague called Flecku which dates back to 1499. There isn't bar, just a man in little shorts holding a tray of beers who makes his way around the beer hall. I politely declined a very dark beer from the man in shorts, and was possibly the first person to do so in about 500 years!

Friday, 13 January 2012


I use to live off Supernoodles. Especially during my time at University. I would sometimes venture out to the students union for cheesy chips, but my cooking ability back then only reached as far as heating noodles in water and adding a flavoured sachet to it. The flavour was usually bacon, which resulted in Frazzle burps for the next few days at least.

I went off them a bit though. Nothing to do with them not being gluten free. But once I got so drunk on quadruple vodkas that I was sick and supernoodles came out of my nose. Gross. I soon learnt to cook after that - even Pot Noodles made me feel queasy.

I now feel ready to try some noodle based convenience food again and it looks like Tiger Tiger have come to the gluten free rescue with these Thai microwave noodles.