Owner of The Foods of Atherny, Siobhan Lawless, presents the new gluten free Gourmet Gift Boxes - the perfect Christmas gift for foodies.
Find out all about The Foods of Athenry's delicious gluten free range including the new gift boxes in our video:
There are six all-natural gift boxes to choose from at only €29.90 each including free delivery:
- Gluten Free Christmas Essentials
- Chocolate Celebration Gift Box (gluten free)
- Vegan Variety Gift Box (gluten & dairy free)
- Dieters' Delight Gift Box (gluten free)
- Tempting Treats Gift Box (gluten free)
- Christmas Essentials (contains wheat)
We were delighted that earlier this year our Very Fruity Mince Pies were awarded a maximum three stars in the prestigious Great Taste Awards. It was an honour for us, as well as a huge thumbs up for speciality and free from food.
Our mince pies are made up of sweet shortcrust pastry wrapped around our own homemade fruitmince filling - made from a unique, original recipe as all our products are. Baked in our speciality gluten free bakery, these mince pies are wheat, gluten and dairy free and suitable for coeliacs and vegans.
Over the weekend we were once again thrilled to see our mince pies celebrated in The Times among their Foodies' Top 40 seasonal picks!
Use code GREATTASTE for an exclusive 25% off our award winning gluten free mince pies online. Offer ends midnight Friday 9th December.
The Foods of Athenry are proud to sponsor the first ever MADRA 5K Doggy Dash to help raise money for the vital work MADRA do finding forever homes for unwanted, neglected, abused or abandoned dogs.
The five kilometre sponsored run will take place on Sunday 9th October in Cappagh Park Knocknacarra. Walk, jog or run the 5k route which takes you around the Cappagh Park playing fields and through parts of scenic Barna Woods. The course is flat and fast so perfect for first timers and also a great PB opportunity for the more seasoned runner. Dogs are not permitted to enter but are welcome to come and support!
Early bird entry of €18 is available until the 5th of September and will go up to €22 thereafter. The first 150 entrants will receive a printed technical running t-shirt to wear on the day.
All online entrants will receive a sponsorship envelope and are asked to try and raise a minimum of €20 for MADRA. A prize will be awarded to the person who raises the most funds. This event is being held in conjunction with MADRA's 'Raise the Wuff' fundraising campaign.
This is a great cause and one close to our hearts. With our most recent (furry) addition to the family a rescue pup called Lennie we know first-hand the amazing work charities like MADRA do to rehabilitate and rehome dogs in need. They are also a wonderful local charity so please come along and support!
Never be hungry again! We have sets of five Bite boxes ready to give away to three lucky winners.
To enter the competition, simply share your best "hangry" selfie (that's hungry and angry!) on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to win a set of five gluten-free snack boxes. Don't forget to tag us @FoodsofAthenry and #BiteSuperSnacking.
The Bite box is certified gluten-free and contains a snack-sized pot of houmous, chocolate biscuit bar, box of fruit and seeds, and multiseed crackers. Competition ends midnight 31st October 2016.
Family-run Irish company The Foods of Athenry has once again been celebrated in this year’s Great Taste Awards, announced on 28th July 2016.
The Foods of Athenry’s range of gluten-free sodabread toasts were all awarded stars in the 2016 Great Taste Awards, bringing the company to over 50 taste accolades for its all-natural and additive-free products.
The products awarded are:
· 3 stars - Cumin and Multiseed Gourmet Sodabread Toasts
· 2 stars – Multiseed Gourmet Sodabread Toasts
· 1 star – Very Fruity Mince Pies
Based in the rolling fields of Athenry, the company has been at the forefront of gluten-free products in Ireland in the past decade. With multiple celebrity fans including Ellie Goulding, John Cleese and Roz Purcell, they offer gluten free food that does not skimp on taste.
The Great Taste Awards, first established in 1994, are considered one of the highest honours for food products internationally, and are decided by a panel of industry judges in a blind taste test.
These awards followed fast on the heels of the company’s record seven wins at Ireland’s very first Free From Food Awards announced in May of this year. The awards couldn’t be better timed for the Foods of Athenry, coinciding with the emotional five-year anniversary of a fire at the family farm which burnt the bakery to the ground and halted business for months. Company owner Siobhan Lawless said,
“We’ve come a long way in the last five years since the fire that burnt us out. More than 50 taste awards later I feel so blessed to have our products continually acknowledged as being some of the best in the world. And this year to be awarded the ultimate honour of a 3* Great Taste Award for a gluten-free product is a huge thumbs up for ourselves and the gluten-free community.”
This year producers from across the UK and Ireland entered 10,000 products into the Great Taste Awards with only 141 foods achieving the highest and most coveted rating, three stars. The esteemed awards had 878 foods achieving 2 stars and 2520 were awarded a 1 star, making only 35% of entries accredited at all.
What the Great Taste Awards judges said about us:
Multiseed with Cumin Sodabread Toasts: “The crunch is excellent and the cumin is very well judged. Overall a delightful cracker.”
Multiseed Sodabread Toasts: “Excellent crunch, rich in seeds, full-flavoured, a very versatile cracker.”
Cranberry & Hazelnut Sodabread Toasts: “It is evident that good quality ingredients have been used.”
Honeyed Almond & Rosemary Sodabread Toasts: “The rosemary teases and the almonds are muted but very good.”
Gluten Free Mince Pies: “We applaud the care and generosity that has gone into making these, deeply filled exceptionally fruit generous pies.”
Whether you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle or an old-hand, here’s our best tips for always being prepared – and never being hungry – when you’re out and about.
Dips and veggies
Prepare portions of baby cherry tomatoes, carrot, cucumber and celery sticks for an all-round healthy snack. Add hummus for dipping to help keep you stay feeling fuller for longer. Make use of the smallest boxes from your tupperware set so your vegetable snacks can be easily slipped into a bag and preventing any squishing. Pre-prepared and kept sealed and refrigerated they should last for several days, ready for you to grab before you head out somewhere in a hurry.
Dried fruit & nuts
Re-sealable boxes or bags of dried fruit and nuts are another healthy and energy-filled snack you can store at work or in your bag for on-the-move snacking. Try a combination of:
· Dried cranberries
· Raisins or sultanas
· Pumpkin seeds
· Sunflower seeds
· Cashew nuts
Buying big bags of these and mixing and matching as you like can be a really cost-effective way of creating a cupboard-full of snacking material. Nuts are packed full of protein, essential fats and fibre as well as other nutrients and dried fruit will give you a sugar injection if you’re feeling the mid-morning or afternoon slump.
Gluten-Free Sodabread Toasts
Munched on their own or with homemade or shop-bought toppings, these gluten-free sodabread toasts are a really versatile savoury gluten-free snack. Try topping your toasts with avocado, hard or soft cheeses or with your favourite dip of choice for gluten-free deliciousness on the go.
Not just for breakfast, dry granola is a great snack all day. It has the advantage of not taking up much space and the inclusion of dried fruit, nuts and seeds are a great source of energy.
Sometimes you just want something sweet to snack on. There’s lots of gluten-free bars and cakes out there that you can buy and stock up on which are already in handy wrapped individual portions. Re-sealable packs are even better for grazing throughout the day, like our Flapjack mini-bites and Cookie Shots.
There are quite a few crisp brands including many of the main supermarket’s own-brand crisps which have gluten-free flavours suitable for coeliacs but always check the packaging each time. The Gluten Free Student Cookbook has put together a really useful list of gluten-free crisp flavours and brands. There’s also some great Irish companies out there making certified gluten-free crisp products such as Keogh’s and O’Donnell’s.
For snack-hunting coeliacs, keep up to date on the latest food labelling terminology and rules on the Coeliac Society of Ireland’s website: https://www.coeliac-ireland.com/live-gluten-free/food-labelling/.
The Bite box
And if you want a super simple option, The Foods of Athenry’s new Bite box is a gluten-free snack pack with a bit of everything you fancy in it. It’s got all the components for a light lunch or an on-the-go snack at 338 calories, with the combined ingredients of a pot of hummus, 25g of multi-seed crackers, an orange chocolate biscuit bar, and a pack of mixed fruits and sunflower seeds. It has also got a long shelf-life, perfect for stocking up at home.
To celebrate the Foods of Athenry's multiple wins at Ireland's first Free From Food Awards this May, we're giving you 50% off the following award-winning gluten-free products:
- Very Berry High Omega Granola
- Belgium Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake
- Bite gluten-free snack box
- Multiseed & Cumin Sodabread Toasts
- Cranberry & Hazelnut Sodabread Toasts
Simply use promotional code FREEFROM during check-out to claim the 50% offer. Stock up now as this offer is only available until midnight 8th July!
It was 9.30 a.m. on the morning of the 29th June 2011. We were on birthday time as it was Pauls 50th birthday only the day before and were in the house having a late and leisurely breakfast with some of the kids. The farmhouse is no more than 20 metres from the bakery.
We heard a whooshing sound, and thought it was a lorry pulling up. So Paul looked out the window to check if he was needed to go help with a delivery. He said ‘the bakery is on fire’, and started to run. I thought he was joking.
The rest of the day unfolded, and the bakery burned for 24 hours. The house was smoke damaged and all the wires were melted. No phone, light or heat. We had to move out for a while.
Even after all this time, I don’t like to recall the sequence of events. The assault on the senses, heat, sound, smell, images burned on your brain. I remember it now as a movie I once watched; a spectator with no starring role. I felt guilty. I recalled walking through the previous evening, the place so bright and shiny; smelling fresh and hopeful. We had just built on the second bakery in preparation for the launch of the new gluten-free line. New machines and packaging bulged from the seams. I had ran my fingers along the walls and thought how far we had come both in life and in the previous few years having made the decision to sell the dairy cows. All our years of marriage, five healthy children, and a growing new business. I recalled feeling proud. Pride is a sin. Retribution was at hand. I felt an unreasonable guilt, as if it was somehow my fault.
What motivates you to carry on, to pick up? In our case, it was the kids. Eoin, who lived and worked with us in the business; having completed his degree in building engineering was the driving force. He told his father ‘we did it before, we’ll do it again’. He organised dumper trucks and an army of young helpers. The place started to look like a summer camp for young adults. They were amazing and inspiring and motivating and just wonderful.
People in general were just so great. Customers, retailers, friends. We were thankful.
The fire was an accident. No blame necessary. No room for negativity. Years on, we remember the positive things. Some of those memories still fill my heart with joy, and the images still bring a smile. We became closer as a family. When your children are small, you hold their hands. At that point in our lives, they held ours. This is what we choose to remember.
Five years on, we are in a good place. The business uncertainty following all the heavy losses of being under insured and out of business for 10 months now in the past.
The learnings? I see the positivity in everything, even if it is just the lesson learnt. I see wonder and opportunity in the everyday. I see the joy in nature. I see my children through new eyes. Paul and I are stronger and better than ever.
Life has been good to us. The fire was not a roadblock on our journey. It was a speedbump.
Love to all,
We have had a great response to our shout out for helping to choose our new addition to the Cookie Shot family. Lots of variety in there from fruity and nutty, to caramel and spicy, as well as a few strange ones. Re: the gin & tonic suggestion – better drank than eaten I think!
Lots of chocolatey ideas; but to stay with a vegan theme, as there are so many of you dairy and/or egg free as well – white chocolate is off the table. Unfortunately, we are also a peanut-free bakery, and while I personally LOVE peanut butter that won’t make the shortlist either.
We had a couple of votes for red velvet. Essentially red velvet is a chocolate mix with bucket loads of red colouring. I made a red velvet cake at my sons request for a birthday. It took a whole small bottle of colouring. Never again… Sorry guys on that one.
There was also a huge vote for something spicy, from snickerdoodle to ginger to pumpkin spice. Yum Yum Yum.
With chocolate topping the list, and caramel tones coming a close second, those two are currently merging in my brain so that I can almost taste the result. Don’t you think the work caramel is so evocative?
And finally, as the cookies are so small (only 4g) trying to fit in some inclusions might prove a challenge. I’m not sure if I can manage a cookie with potentially only 2g of cookie and 2g of fruit or nut pieces. Plenty of cookie for thought though. Time to get a trialling.
I will work up some first recipes, and run a bake test. Sometimes it takes a few goes before we would be happy with the result. Sometimes despite my best efforts, a new flavour proves too difficult (I’m thinking of the ones that have ‘bits’ in).
After first recipes, we refine and move to second, third and often fourth/fifth bake tests. Perfection is not always easy... but so worth it.
When I have samples that I am happy to share (no point embarrassing myself!) we’ll send them out for some of you to try. Take the feedback, and then refine the product if needed, and/or refine the samples to the most popular at that point.
After we have a green light, packaging has to be organised, and then it’s time to try to get them into the stores!
Last night (9th May) we attended the 2016 Free From Food Awards Ireland, a lovely black-tie gala event at the historic Mansion House in Dublin. As always, there was stiff competition from some incredible Irish food brands producing fabulous free from foods.
We were absolutely overwhelmed with the amazing response from the judges who awarded us four Gold awards for our High Omega Berry Granola in the Raw & Super Foods Category, the Cranberry & Hazelnut Sodabread Toasts in the Crackers & Crispbreads category, the Belgium Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake in the Biscuits & Cookies category, and our new gluten free Bite box in the Innovation category!
All the awards for the Foods of Athenry in 2016:
- Very Berry High Omega Granola in the Raw & Super Foods category
- Cranberry & Hazelnut Sodabread Toasts in the Crackers & Crispbreads category
- Belgium Chocolate Orange Biscuit Cake in the Biscuits & Cookies category
- Bite box in the Innovation category
- Mince pies in the Seasonal category
- Multiseed & cumin sodabread toasts in the Crackers & Crispbreads category
- Christmas pudding in the Desserts & Pudding Category
You can find all the other excellent winners on the Free From Food Awards website. Thank you to everyone for your support and to the Free From Food Award judges!
So, what do you really need to have a well-equipped kitchen ready for whenever the mood to bake strikes you? Aside from a good oven and a strong pair of hands there’s only a few essential tools you need.
Cooking is an art, baking is a science! There’s a whole lot of truth in that saying which is why scales are a must to make sure you are following the recipe’s instructions and balancing the quantities correctly. For even more accuracy get yourself some digital scales.
2. A fine sieve
Keep the lumps and bumps out of your baking creations with a fine sieve for flour, icing sugar, baking powder, and more.
3. Cooling racks
Despite the obvious temptation to tuck right in, cooling time is always necessary when you’ve finished a bake. Cooling racks allow the heat to escape from all parts of the cake, cookie or loaf so they are ready to slice and eat sooner. It’s always handy to have more than one so that you can use them either side of a cake to flip it without any breakage!
Don’t waste a smidge of delicious cake batter by using any old spoon. Flexible spatulas can lift food off rounded surfaces easily so you don’t leave any cake mix behind. Heatproof silicon is a great option and make sure the handle is nice and sturdy for those thicker batters or doughs.
5. Icing spatula
An offset icing spatula is perfect for easily smoothing icing on your cakes to get a more professional look. Plus use this handy kitchen tool to help loosen and ease stubborn cakes out of their tins.
6. Rolling pin
For rolling out mixture for cutting, layering or shaping, invest in a large wooden rolling pin with tapered ends for easy gripping. And if you don’t have a flat surface (such as if your kitchen surface is tiled) get a large flat board to work on too.
7. Cake and loaf tins
There’s nothing worse than getting half way through a cake recipe and realising you don’t have the right size cake tin. Actually, there is something worse – baking with the wrong sized tin and it all going wrong! The most common cake tin sizes in the UK and Ireland are:
· 20cm diameter cake tin
· 23cm diameter cake tin
· 1lb & 2lb loaf tins
· cupcake tin
· baking tin
8. Mixing/pouring bowls
A large ceramic pouring bowl for batter keeps the drips away and removes the need for a ladle (it would just be another thing to add to the washing up pile after all). You’ll want a few large Pyrex, plastic or metal mixing bowls so that you don’t need to continually wash up during your baking session.
A handheld balloon whisk will aerate your cake batter to add volume and mix the ingredients thoroughly as well as give your upper body a workout! Electric whisks don’t cost too much and will give your arms a break when trying to create those “stiff peaks”.
10. Stand mixer
Now this isn’t necessarily an ‘essential’ but we couldn’t miss it off the list. For many home bakers, the stand mixer is number one on their most desired kitchen gadget. However a stand mixer really is an investment piece with a hefty price tag (a KitchenAid standing mixer will set you back between €500-600) but what it will do is speed up your mixing and kneading as well as looking great on the kitchen counter.
What’s your favourite kitchen baking gadget? Let us know by tweeting us on @FoodsOfAthenry
Think a packed lunch is only for school children? Think again. If you spend up to €7 (£5) every work day on grabbing lunch from a local café or shop you could be spending over €1,000 a year of your hard-earned cash just on lunch. And it’s more than likely that for those of us who have food allergies, intolerances or special diets the choice is going to be seriously limited.
So ditch the supermarket sandwich and try one of our favourite packed lunch ideas from soups and salads, to wraps and full hot meals.
There’s not many people who won’t find at least one flavour of soup they enjoy and it’s also a great meat-free or vegan lunch option. Bulk out delicious vegetable soups with your favourite choice of beans such as black bean, butter bean or even chickpea which also gives you that much needed protein element.
Consider classics such as roasted tomato and basil, pea and mint, fish chowder, or great flavour combinations such as chunky chickpea, kale and tomato soup (chorizo is a perfect addition for meat-eaters) or our very own recipe for mushroom, hazelnut and coconut soup.
We love this apple, pecan, feta and spinach salad with maple cider vinaigrette. This recipe by Cooking Classy is super easy and doesn’t require any cooking time at all. Simply chop up and put into a portable container, then reserve the vinaigrette recipe in a smaller pot so that you can freshly dress the salad immediately before you eat it.
If you’ve got a little more time on your hands to cook up a storm with this roasted sweet potato, rocket, and wild rice salad. Use cashew nuts for the protein/fat or exchange for feta if you are allergic to nuts.
As for salad dressings - keep them intolerance/allergy-friendly by always making them yourself! Recycle jam jars and add simple ingredients like lemon juice, olive oil, and mustard. The dressing will keep well in the fridge and just shake up in the jar before pouring some over your salad.
There are some exciting gluten and wheat free options even when it comes to the traditional “on the move” lunch – the humble sandwich.
Wraps. Mexican corn-flour tortillas are naturally gluten-free which is pretty great news for sandwich fans who are trying a wheat or gluten-free diet for the first time. Wrap up your favourite fillings - grilled chicken with a couple of slices of juicy tomatoes and salad leaves, or halloumi cheese and roasted mediterranean vegetables - and you’re away.
“Open”/breadless sandwiches. Why not take the flavour combinations of timeless classics and simply ditch the bread? Our top tip is to use a couple of the outer bowl shaped leaves from an iceberg lettuce to keep your breadless sandwich ingredients together. Because you’ve lost the “carb” element of your lunch, you will probably want to bulk the meal out with your favourite green leaves or a healthy grain such as quinoa (which is also protein packed!).
Soda bread mini-toasts. Our gluten-free soda bread toasts are perfect for daytime snacking. We have got four delicious flavours to choose from: multi-seed and cumin, honeyed-almond and rosemary, cranberry and hazelnut, and the very versatile mutliseed. Eat with a little pot of our homemade roasted red pepper houmous.
Healthy, home-made noodle pots are your very own version of pot noodles but healthier and even tastier and all you need is a kettle! This great version by Gluten Free On a Shoestring includes a recipe for DIY vegetable bouillon which makes the lunch a fab gluten and MSG-free noodle dish. Use chicken or make it vegetarian by using firm tofu cubes as your main source of protein.
If you have access to a microwave it’s even easier to cook up delicious leftovers so just make sure to cook twice (or more) of your dinner to bring in the next day!
So there are our top tips for healthy, gluten-free and allergy-friendly lunch ideas. Got a favourite packed lunch recipe? Tweet us @FoodsofAthenry and let us know!
Vegan Mammy shares her favourite vegan snacks for kids when she's out and about.
As a mother with two kids on a vegan and gluten free diet, it can be hard to find snacks and treats when we're out and about. A little planning and having ideas of what you can buy makes life a lot easier. Kids get hungry often and having snacks ready can really help avoid the kids (and me!) getting cranky. I also like to have food on hand for babies and young kids if we go out for a meal and there's not much suitable for them on the menu.
Fruit is a really healthy snack and can be bought almost anywhere. It gives a quick energy boost and kids love the sweet taste. My kids love apples, bananas, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, and I love knowing that they're getting some vitamins!
Not just a breakfast food, it makes a handy snack too. It's nutritious and the oats will keep them full for a while. Kids love the sweetness and different textures. You can bring it with you in a lunch box or buy it while out. For young kids, simply remove any whole nuts in case of choking and avoid brands with honey for babies. Foods of Athenry Nutty Crunch Granola doesn't contain honey so is suitable for vegans.
Carrot Sticks and Houmous
Carrot sticks and houmous are great for a quick snack and they can be bought ready prepared in most supermarkets, or alternatively you could make your own and bring them with you. Kids love the sweetness and crunch of raw carrots and they're full of vitamins. Houmous has lots of healthy fats and protein, as well as iron and calcium. Kids also find it fun to dunk food!
Flapjacks are a nice sweet treat with the goodness of oats. They're easy for kids to eat and not too messy, and will keep them full for a long time. A lot of brands contain gluten, and may have honey, so look out for that. Foods of Athenry Just Oats Flapjacks are gluten free and suitable for vegans, and have a subtle hint of ginger which is delicious. They're also a great size for kids.
Mini snack packs of raisins are great for a healthy alternative to sweets. They contain plenty of iron, calcium and fibre and kids love the sweet taste. They're available in most supermarkets.
It can be hard to find gluten free and vegan cookies when out. We love Foods of Athenry Cookie Shots since they're the perfect size for a sweet treat for kids without them getting too much sugar. The bags are resealable so really handy for carrying around in your bag.
Roasted chickpeas are one of my favourite snacks to bring out with me . They're quick and easy to make, and have loads of protein and fibre, so are filling and nutritious. They're easy for kids to pick up and eat and they love the crunchiness and flavour. Simple drain and rinse a tin of chickpeas, mix them with your favourite spices, a drizzle of olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, spread them on a baking tray and roast for 20-30 minutes at 180 degrees Celcius, stirring occasionally.
So you've decided to completely cut gluten from your diet. Scared? Changing your diet for whatever reason might seem daunting at first but we promise that delicious gluten and wheat-free food is out there! And to help you through what could be a wobbly beginning, we've shared some simple tips on how to get started.
Do your research
Forewarned is forearmed. Although reading food labels is very important, you don’t want to constantly be double-checking and googling in the supermarket aisles to see what’s what.
For a safe and reassuring choice, look out for products which are registered with the Coeliac Society for your country, for example in Ireland they will carry the crossed grained symbol on pack. Also consider becoming a member, as they are a great resource (find the Irish Society here and UK Society here) and they produce great product guides with approved brands and an extensive food list.
Be wary of unhealthy, processed food
A gluten-free diet might be better for you due to an allergy or intolerance however the food itself is not necessarily healthier. In fact, being unsure of what you can and can’t eat can make you more likely to resort to pre-prepared, processed foods. Anything with a whole load of ingredients you can’t pronounce isn’t going to be great for you whether it contains gluten or not. We believe good food promotes good health and that means all-natural, additive-free, and sustainably sourced.
What to cook
The internet has a wealth of resources for those going gluten-free. You will never run out of new ideas to try that’s for sure! As a starting point, how about these fish tacos using naturally gluten-free corn taco shells or this super simple recipe which will work well hot or cold, using rice noodles as a gluten-free alternative to pasta. For dinner time, how about these great ideas from Jamie Oliver, such as a simple but healthy omelette for when you’re in a rush or this Indian-spiced potatoes with chicken-thighs for the weekend.
Don’t be nervous about calling ahead at a restaurant, cafe or hotel. Restaurants will be used to this happening and it helps them to prepare ahead of time for you trip instead of scrabbling together something at the last minute. Of course many restaurant chains now have special gluten-free menus which makes life easier on both sides.
You also don’t want to end up in a meeting or out with a friend where the only option contains gluten or wheat. Although it might be a pain, the upside is going to be much healthier food. The food you might have grabbed on the go before your diet change – a supermarket sandwich or a packet of crisps for example – are going to have nothing on your homemade lunch or thoughtfully chosen snack. We've designed the Bite box, a gluten-free snack pack, so that you never need to go hungry or risk consuming gluten on the go.
And don’t forget to tell your good friends and colleagues about your diet change. It will help to keep you on track and you might be surprised how thoughtful people can be when cooking for you or planning meals out.
Make some gluten-free friends
No, you don’t need to ditch your oldest friends in favour of new ones who share your diet. But there are so many great bloggers you should get familiar with who share their experiences online including tips, tricks, recommendations and recipes.
Thanks to the growing awareness of gluten and wheat sensitivity/allergies long-gone are the days of little to no choice and disappointing flavours. There are lots of great companies competing for your business that the quality and choice is at its peak right now. Enjoy the journey.
The last thing to say is best of luck! You’re in great company. And before you go make sure you check out The Foods of Athenry gluten-free, wheat-free, vegan-friendly products and maybe even try a few!