Hello there! My name is Penny and I’m nearly 40 (oh my!) and I live in Berkshire, England.
I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2002 and, after a variety of interesting medical moments, have been asymptomatic and unmedicated since 2008. In 2010 I gave birth to this little poppet, ‘C’.
She’s a bit bigger now!
Since the birth of my daughter I’ve felt generally well, but I’ve had a few normal illnesses that have seemed to go on a bit longer, and more seriously, than I would have expected (chicken pox, tonsilitis, strep throat), and in the summer of 2012 I spent 8 weeks of 12 on antibiotics. Various symptoms followed and I was tested for coeliac disease in December, which came back negatively. However, after the test and before the result I went gluten-free and guess what?! My symptoms were reduced. In January 2013 I went lactose-free as well, (after comparing some continuing symptoms with my diet), and did some research into my pre-existing condition with regards to food. I may not have coeliac disease, and I’m no medical professional, so let’s call it gut instinct (he, he, he) that I’m thinking the autoimmune disease sarcoidosis may have some dietary basis, as does the autoimmune disease coeliac. See, Wikipedia says so http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcoidosis!
Anyway, symptoms all but gone as of February 2013. So I guess I’m a sensitive little flower, to some flours anyway and some other things maybe. Hence Sensitive Flour. Well, if you can’t laugh, what can you do?!
So here I am. Gluten and lactose free and how I love to cook. And bake. And eat. So I’m on a quest to share the best and most delicious gluten-free recipes I can find, maybe make up some of my own, and generally ramble on about life and stuff.
Talking of which, I share my home with this little guy, after bringing him home from the shelter in May 2012.
And this lot. When I’m not eating, I’m cooking something to eat, and when I’m not doing either of those things I’m reading about them!
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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