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Sketch – Mayfair, London

Itโ€™s been a while since I have written anything on here as the last few months have been pretty hectic between new jobs and moving around. As well as this I havenโ€™t been eating out as often, if at all, in the past few months. With restaurants starting to open back up I am feelingContinue reading “Sketch – Mayfair, London”

Gluten Free French Toast

Sometimes you just want something decadent for breakfast and this french toast recipe is just the thing. It’s super easy and you can use any of your favourite bread to make it, so it’s a great way to use up those leftover slices. I used sourdough but Promise brioche makes for an extra treat. โฃThisContinue reading “Gluten Free French Toast”

Gluten Free Products Ireland

We all know how frustrating it can be to find gluten free products either for yourself, a relative or a friend who is visiting. To make things easier I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite brands and products available across Ireland both online and in store. Happy gluten free shopping! ๐Ÿž This postContinue reading “Gluten Free Products Ireland”

Coeliac Disease and Fitness

I have a huge passion for fitness and nutrition and am currently undertaking a Level 3 Pilates instructor course and a course in nutrition fitness with Optimum Nutrition. While coeliac can sometimes be a dehabilitating disease, with rest, hydration and a proper diet there is no reason why exercise and activity can’t and shouldn’t beContinue reading “Coeliac Disease and Fitness”

Strawberry Chia Jam

Another day in lockdown and another recipe to try! I decided to try out chia jam this evening and can honestly say I am super impressed. ๐Ÿ‘ŒIt was so easy and tastes delicious with none of the added sugar that normal jam usually takes to make. If you have made jam from scratch before youContinue reading “Strawberry Chia Jam”

Blueberry and Apple Breakfast Oatbake

Hey pals! While I do love porridge, especially in the winter months, it can get a little bit boring so why not shake things up a bit with a oat bake? It’s super simple and a really handy grab and go recipe (for when we’re actually allowed to go places again) and can also beContinue reading “Blueberry and Apple Breakfast Oatbake”

Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

Chia seed pudding is so simple and you can enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack! I love it because it’s naturally gluten free, is a good protein source, and tastes like pudding – what more could you want?๐Ÿ‘Œ It is also a great way to prep your breakfast the night before, makingContinue reading “Chia Seed Pudding Recipe”

Take Me to the Trees- Petersham Nurseries

Website: Instagram: Address: Church Lane, Off, Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 7AB While I love London, sometimes the hustle and bustle can be too much and I crave nothing more than to be amongst the trees. It may be from growing up in the Irish countryside, that I find being surrounded by nature soothesContinue reading “Take Me to the Trees- Petersham Nurseries”

Brunch at Milk in Balham

Website: Instagram: @milkcoffeeldn Address: 18-20 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9RG I had the pleasure of enjoying brunch last Sunday at the well known Milk in Balham. Since moving further South West London a number of people have recommended Milk as a must visit brunch hub. And as we all know, I love brunch.Continue reading “Brunch at Milk in Balham”

Brunch at District Cafe

Last weekend my housemate and I decided to head out for a walk and some brunch. We decided to stroll along the river in Vauxhall in the hope to find somewhere new we hadnโ€™t tried before. Despite all of the up and coming high rises in the area there strangely isnโ€™t many cute cafes, soContinue reading “Brunch at District Cafe”

Toronto Temptations

From cute cafes in Kensington market and plush restaurants on the Harbour front, Toronto is a beautiful city. It really struck me how friendly and welcoming the people are and it made  exploring and trying out the different vibes on offer that much more enjoyable. I didnโ€™t know much about the gluten free scene, howeverContinue reading “Toronto Temptations”


I’m still only coming back to reality after the holiday of dreams in Mykonos. Mykonos is a stunning island off the coast of Greece which is part of the Cyclades island. The sea is brilliant turquoise blue and the sun shines almost everyday. As well as that the food is incredible and the local peopleContinue reading “Mykonos”

Sticks n’ Sushi

If you love sushi as much as I do then this is the place for you. Sushi which is coeliac friendly can sometimes be hard to find as many places add soy sauce to their dishes (soy sauce is made from fermenting soybeans with wheat grains so often isn’t gluten free). The good news isContinue reading “Sticks n’ Sushi”

Bill’s, Flat Iron, Brindisa

One thing that continues to baffle me about London is how many places there is to eat and how there’s always somewhere new to try. On numerous occasions I’ve found myself marvelling on the way to work at a new restaurant or bar that seems to have magically appeared over night. Saying this there hasContinue reading “Bill’s, Flat Iron, Brindisa”

Brother Hubbards

Before heading back to London in the New Year I had brunch in Brother Hubbard’s South in Dublin on Harrington’s Street. This is one of two with the original Brother Hubbard’s based in North Dublin on Chapel Street. The menu is an interesting mix of eastern vibes with traditional brunch recipes. While many of theirContinue reading “Brother Hubbards”

From Gluten to Glutton

Welcome to my world ๐ŸŒ My name is CJ and I am an avid foodie who happens to be coeliac. I have ties to both Holland and Ireland, and so the Half Dutch Cookie was born.๐Ÿช I adore all things food – how to make it, how to cook it, how to grow it andContinue reading “From Gluten to Glutton”

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