Wednesday, March 12, 2014

NEW VIDEO BLOG

Good news! I am going to participate in a new gluten-free project. It is a Spanish tv channel called Gente Sin Gluten. It is a platform dedicated to gluten-free people with news, tendencies, recipes, and video blogs. It is in Spanish so far, but soon there will come an English version.

I will participate every so often in the Video Bloggers section my with experiences, opinions and tips about eating gluten-free in Spain.

For the moment, here is my greeting:


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

GLUTEN-FREE BAKERIES IN SPAIN


I want to share with you the gluten-free bakeries I know all over Spain. Fortunately, I have been in some of them, I have picked others in the coeliacs / celiacs associations websites of every region of Spain, and I have known the rest of them by the social networks. Many of the establishments are controlled by one coeliacs /celiacs association.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

THE SURPRISE OF CANGAS DEL NARCEA (ASTURIAS)

Cangas del Narcea, Asturias

Last Christmas, Santa brought me a trip to Cangas del Narcea. The region of Cangas del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias is on the southwest of Asturias, and most of it is occupied by Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña and Ibias Natural Park. This Natural Park is home to mountains and valleys of great importance covered by native forests. Other natural areas, such as Muniellos Natural Reserve and Somiedo Natural Park are very close to the region of Cangas.

A unique place to enjoy the last days of 2013, but not only because the beauty of its landscapes and monuments but also because Cangas del Narcea is maybe the region of Spain with a bigger ratio of celiac people!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

THE CANARY ISLANDS: TENERIFE AND LA GOMERA

El Teide (Tenerife)
El Teide (Tenerife)

We went to Tenerife and La Gomera, two of the Canary Islands, some weeks ago. We had been in the Canaries before my diagnosis and I remembered the amazing flavours of its traditional cuisine, wondering if I could taste them now being coeliac. But in fact, it is not difficult to eat gluten-free in the Canaries.

Some of the typical products are:

-    Mojos: They are spicy sauces usually served with papas arrugás (wrinkled potatoes: potatoes boiled in salt water), meat or fish. They are made from garlic, cumin, paprika, vinegar, olive oil and salt. There are two types of mojo: Red mojo or mojo picón, with dried red peppers; and green mojo, with coriander or parsley. Naturally gluten-free.
Mojo verde and Mojo rojo
Mojo verde and Mojo rojo

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

SAFE GLUTEN-FREE PLACES ALL OVER SPAIN

Coeliacs / celiacs regional and national associations of Spain make a hard work. Part of that work is to contact the hotels and restaurants of their area, explain to them what the gluten-free diet is and how they have to cook and to manipulate gluten-free food.
Here you have a list with the shops, hotels and restaurants of every region of Spain that have agreements with associations:

Galicia:
Shops:
Restaurants:

Gijón (Asturias):
Bakeries and ice-cream shops:
Hotels:
Bars and restaurants:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A WEEKEND IN LA GRANJA DE SAN ILDEFONSO (SEGOVIA)

La Granja de San Ildefonso de Segovia

El Real Sitio de San Ildefonso is a little village in the province of Segovia (10 km to the capital city), only 1 hour away of Madrid. It is well know by the Royal Palace of the XVIII century and their gardens, called La Granja, and by the Royal Glass Factory. La Granja is in a natural setting: in the north slope of the Guadarrama Sierra, very near of Navacerrada port and surrounded by the Valsaín pinewood.

All of these tourist attractions took us to spend a weekend in La Granja.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

NOT SPAIN BUT FRANCE


Chateau Chambord

Recently, I have spent some days in France. I have heard that eating gluten-free was difficult there, so when I planned my trip I read all the websites and articles related I found:

Several proposals for restaurants on:

The best practical information:

Very current recommendations on:

In my opinion, the most complete GF restaurants guide of France:

The essential GF restaurants card of:

And, of course, the website of the French Association of Gluten Intolerance: