Living a gluten free lifestyle is hard enough. Yet living a gluten free lifestyle whilst being a student is challenging to say the least. Whether you are recently diagnosed or have been diagnosed from birth, I hope you find this site useful..
I was diagnosed with coeliac disease back in 2007. I was at University, studying to become a social worker but being told I have to completely change my lifestyle, really did turn my life upside down. I had to say goodbye to my comforts, the foods that students take for granted, i.e. – pizza, pasta, beer and the o’ so mighty – pot noodles to name a few.
I was lucky (if you could say that) to have been diagnosed when I did. I have heard stories that major supermarkets didn’t really accommodate for coeliacs or wheat sensitive people, yet now we are, quite simply, spoilt for choice.
However the one thing that sticks out for me is the lack of cookbooks aimed at just ‘student recipes’. We have an impressive range of gluten free cookbooks available to us, including my personal fave; Phil Vickerys, yet these often include recipes that are either quite adventurous or expensive to make.
For this site, I want to include those student recipes that all students love, i.e. cheap, simple, easy yet delicious foods that are a staple to the student lifestyle. I’m not an expert at cooking nor am I a chef, but I’m literally going through this food journey with you. What I’m trying to say is, if I can cook these foods I can guarantee you can too!