Monday, 22 August 2011


The problem with a gluten-free and lactose-free diet, is that there's so much that I end up missing out on. What I don't miss out on, sometimes takes more work than seems necessary.

I do the old-fashioned thing of having a baking day each week, so that I can put food in the freezer to ensure I have things I can eat throughout the week.

Most of my groceries, I buy on-line. It's easier because I don't have to push a trolley around a supermarket, and the delivery person usually brings my shopping inside to the kitchen for me to put away. Physically, it's easier. In terms of budget, it's better, because I'm not tempted by all the things along the aisle that I might otherwise have bought on the spur of the moment. There's nothing like sticking to the shopping list to save money!

Unfortunately, some foods are just hard to get at the on-line supermarket. In fact, at times, I go to three different supermarkets for my gluten and lactose free foods, because each stocks different things.

I was thrilled today to discover at a shop I rarely go to (because it's more expensive than the others), that they had gluten free beef ravioli in the freezer section.  I'm going to cook it tonight, and am desperately hoping it tastes the way I remember ravioli tasting.

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