“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” —Virginia Woolf
Food is such an integral part of Christmas and it also makes up our memories, recipes handed down through generations are treasured by all and of course putting that carrot out for the reindeer along with mince pies and milk for Santa (or Santa's favourite tipple!) is part of those traditions too.
But... what if we suddenly have a different diet and we are having to navigate food and even worse food at someone else's house when we have food allergies and sensitivities? If sensitivities are mild and they don't really cause many symptoms then a day of throwing caution to the wind is really not going to matter but if you know that eating certain foods is going to be disastrous and you're going to invite an IBS attack or severe migraine or indeed a flare of any chronic condition then you will be eager to maintain some control over what you eat. We are all different and we have to decide what's right for us in these situations or what we are willing to tolerate. For myself and other members of my family it isn't a choice. My husband is coeliac and my response to gluten is worse than his so we don't go anywhere near it. In some ways this makes it easier as the decision is made and you just get used to living life this way and become quite skilled at knowing how and where to eat. So, I'm going to share some tips focussed around the Christmas dinner and seasonal favourites, where to shop as well as well as tips on managing social situations. I will also make the focus on gluten and dairy free to make it easier.
Have a wonderful Christmas wherever you are reading this and all the best for the new year!
Bon appetit!! xx
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