Thursday, July 3, 2014

TRAVELLING GLUTEN-FREE


Some weeks ago I was invited by the Coeliacs Association of Basque Country to take part in a meeting about Celiac Travellers. The objective was to share experiences and to encourage young celiac people to travel and to overcome their fears of following a gluten-free diet out of home.

It was an interesting meeting in which, from different points of view, we share the way we face celiac-disease when travelling around Spain or abroad. We were a young entrepreneur who has to spend some periods of time abroad, a professional sportsman diagnosed more than 30 years ago, a woman who has lived in different countries, a gluten-free travel agency and a person who likes to travel and does her best to cope with her gluten-free diet (me).

I focused my presentation on the resources I use when I have to prepare a trip. While preparing the presentation I realized that there are many of them available nowadays, mostly on the Internet, and I want to share them here:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

TAPAS FAIR IN RIBADEO (LUGO)

Ribadeo de Tapeo 2014
With the name “Ribadeo de Tapeo”, the Galician council of Ribadeo (in the province of Lugo) has launched an initiative to promote its gastronomy and the tourism in the area. It started last May the 10th and will finish next Sunday May 18.


Ribadeo is a nice village in the eastern cost of the province of Lugo, in the border of Asturias. It is well known for the beauty of its seaside, its liveliness, and its gastronomy based on veal, fish and seafood.


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

UPDATED 06/15/2014
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:
Hotels and restaurants:

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