Greetings from a bright and sunny location in the South-West of England!
How are you all on this fine Hump Day? Instead of continuing with the final part of our hols in the U.S. I thought I’d share with you some of my gluten-free, vegan survival foods whilst on holidays. Food is one of my favourite things, after all.
Speaking of which, the lovely people at NursingSchools.net included this very blog in their list of 50 Best Food Allergy Blogs! How kind (and crazy) is that? I am both flattered and baffled as to why I made the top 50 when there are SO many other amazing food allergy blogs out there. Nonetheless, thanks Ken and everyone else at NursingSchools.net! I would like to thank God, my husband, my family…. kidding! Couldn’t resist it though 🙂
So here are some of my allergen friendly foods that I consumed A LOT of through out our week away…
First off, there was the wonderful Whole Foods Salads (I’ve lost count of how many of these expensive pleasures I had),
Then there was my discovery of Snapple and Kale Krisps,
Sure, Snapple isn’t the healthiest of drinks but how I loved this flavour! Any entrepeneurs out there who want to bring this variety over here? Kale Chips, you’ll get another mention shortly.
Z Pizza! Before you get worried, this was gluten-free and vegan and delicious! Oh such joy…
No, that is not my “too-much-wine-face”. That is my “i’m-delirious-with-joy-face”. Pizza, that I can eat! This pizza was like a red flag to a bull. Nuff said.
There was also,
Wine. Ok, not technically a food group nor a survival food but I did enjoy drinking this whilst away. I love wine. But I do not love cheap wine; it makes me gag. I’d rather go without than drink horrible wine. Call me a wine snob, but thems the breaks (is that how the catchphrase goes???).
Finally, my imports home (of what I didn’t consume or bought more of before our return)…
I’ve had Larabars in the past as they used to be sold over here. But since they were taken over by some corporate food giant they’ve stopped being imported. Gutted. I’ve tried countless times to order them online but to no avail. And Nakd bars, whilst I love you, you do not have the array of flavours that Larabar do.
Kale Krisps, I have not forgotten you. I’m trying to ration these as they’re just so tastey! Who could want crisps when you’ve got these? Awesome. As were the cute little Quinoa Cookies.
Oh, I almost forgot…
Almond Butter that tastes like Peanut Butter! I love this stuff. I’ve spoken of my Peanut Butter obsession before. However, whilst I love PB my digestive system does not. MaraNatha to the rescue! I have no idea how I’m going to manage when these jars run out.
Mary, I’m not too sure about your crackers. They’re ok, but sometimes I feel like I’m going to break a tooth on the flaxseeds or something and this hinders my eating pleasure.
I also ate LOADS of apples. And I’m still not tired of them. I haven’t included a picture because you all know what they look like, right?
What foods do you enjoy and find difficult to get hold of?