Being Gluten Free for Christmas

Fellow coeliacs listen up! Christmas does NOT have to be a miserable time, food companies have been testing new products and finally they have found things that are really working! If you don’t follow Gluten Free Cup Of Tea‘s blog then you don’t know what you’ve been missing!

I was diagnosed with coeliac disease 4 years ago and it has taken me quite a while to find what is best for me (and what actually tastes nice!).

My first Christmas after being diagnosed was a fun one, I learnt that stock gravy cubes aren’t the best idea (my gravy was GREEN!), GF yorkshire puddings are AMAZING and even if the stuffing instructions tell you to make it in a dish, what you should do is roll it into balls and cook it that way otherwise you will end up with a slab of stuffing (very strange).

Gluten free is a learning curve, especially if it’s a late diagnosis like mine. So don’t be scared if you don’t know what to do, as long as there are no gluten containing ingredients in the things you buy, you should be okay!

A must to buy before Christmas is the Gluten Free magazine, it’s wonderful and it’s such good value, for a magazine full of inspiration, recipes and ways to make Christmas as special as ever. Screen Shot 2017-12-04 at 23.53.03.png

For after dinner party food I will always recommend M&S as it has always and will always (in my opinion) have the most delicious food, which will make you forget that it is gluten free. Tesco is also a good option, they are slightly cheaper but also have great quality, check them out to see what your favourites could be.

And finally, don’t forget that you can always find recipes online for Christmas inspo this year. I always reach for BBC Good Food for recipes as they are normally fool proof.

Have any other tips and tricks for coping with an allergy around the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!

Lucy xox

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