Plant-based | Gluten-free | Tasty AF
This blog isn’t about whether you should change your diet or lifestyle.
It isn’t about health or nutrition advice. Go and see a qualified medical professional for that sh*t.
And it certainly isn’t about
This blog is about helping people who follow a plant-based & gluten-free lifestyle (or people who want to).
Its about better free-from food.
I started blogging as EatsLeeds in 2016, to share some of the things I’m learning
I love to eat.
I come from a family of foodies (my parents ran a vegetarian restaurant back in the ’80s & I’m married to a chef).
I wake up thinking about breakfast, lunchtime is my favourite part of the day & I’m usually planning my next meal before I’ve even finished the last one.
Eating good food is my passion.
So why do I eat gluten-free & plant-based?
I eat in the way that feels good for me (& I advocate eating in the way that feels good for you).
Why I eat gluten-free
Way back in 2014, I was having some health issues. Nothing major – bloating, stomach cramps & headaches. Still, not ideal. I tried a basic elimination diet, and those symptoms cleared up within a week of giving up gluten (and come straight back when I do accidentally eat gluten).
In short, I avoid gluten because it makes me feel unwell. I’ve never had any kind of diagnosis for it. Maybe I should go to my doctor and discuss it with them. But for me, for now, it isn’t a big problem.
Why I eat plant-based
I avoid animal products for a whole bunch of reasons, but it comes
I was brought up vegetarian & (to my knowledge) I’ve never eaten meat. I’ve also flirted with veganism for a long time. I’d be a fraud if I called myself a vegan though: I’d say I eat vegan about 99% of the time (with the exceptions usually from having to make a choice between gluten-free or vegan food, in a situation without other sensible options).