I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in 2006 and like you, probably spend an inordinate amount of time trying to find safe places to eat – this is a particular challenge when travelling.
I started my blog while living in London and taking advantage of Europe being so close. I found other people’s blogs so helpful in planning my travels that I decided to return the favour and hope you find it useful :-).
I am now living back in Melbourne, but still have strong ties with the UK and we visit as often as we can. I think I have a year’s worth of UK reviews still to write up! I am also still heavily involved with a coeliac support group for West London (where I used to live) as it is easy to do remotely these days!
The blog is a mixture of reviews from the UK, Australia and around the world.
I came up with the name ‘The Coeliac Plate’ while in Las Vegas and went to PF Chang’s for Chinese food and the gluten free food was served on a different plate to the normal meals – it inspired so much confidence that I was getting the right order (particularly when they were crazy busy) and think it is a great idea for restaurants to adopt.
I would also love to campaign restaurants to mark gluten free on the menu (as vegetarian meals always are) or to have a separate menu – it is sooooo exhausting having to ask and check things all the time!
I’m a qualified nutritionist and an ex-IT project manager. I volunteer with both Coeliac Australia and Coeliac UK, and see my blog as an extension of helping the Coeliac Community.
Yours in a gluten free life,
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