Recently I went to a festival in the Netherlands (Concert at Sea). The Dutch band Bløf created this festival and the boyfriend and I are big fans so we thought it was the perfect way to celebrate our five year anniversary. My parents have a small beach house nearby and I have been going there as long as I can remember. We usually don’t go the snackbar very often, unless we are here. The snackbar there has such great fries, and they are even glutenfree!
Every summer when we return something has changed, this year that was the re-vamp of the fish store. It is now a beautiful, modern store and the great news is that they now have a separate frier so they can make glutenfree baked fish! After having bought some glutenfree bread at the bakery the enjoyment could begin. For such a small place they have quite some glutenfree options 🙂 Even the pancake restaurant can make glutenfree pancakes!
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Sometimes you have a cake you really want to make but just never get round to it. In my case this is a rhubarb pie. As one of my first projects I wanted to make rhubarb cupcakes, only to find out that the season for rhubarb had long passed.
Last week the boyfriend and I went to my parents for a BBQ as all of a sudden it was such gorgeous weather. As a surprise I wanted to bake something, they do so much for us and I thought it was a nice excuse to try out a new recipe 🙂
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Churro’s, I’ve had them once before at a festival three years ago. Half a year later I went glutenfree and they were forgotten for 1,5 years until we walked past a Churro’s stand in the zoo. Due to the delicious smell I could almost taste them! All of a sudden I had a huge churro’s craving this weekend and I made my first attempt to make them myself. Large dough sticks became bites, flour was replaced by Schär mix C and two burn blisters later I had a delicious result!
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Last week I had my last appointment with the insulin allergy department in Amsterdam. Because of some minor snowfall all transport in the Netherlands is de-railed and as it had snowed the day before we took off bright and early. It was the first time that I was actually happy to be going to the hospital; I could simply not wait to tell them how well everything was going!
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During the next seven months I am an intern at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). I will be working with gut microbiota in combination with nutrition at the medical microbiology department, and (nerd alert) I am psyched ! Public transport from home to Groningen takes 3 hours so I have decided to rent a room there, which means have to miss the boyfriend a couple of days in the week. Finding a room was more challenging than expected I found one just before Christmas and thus my mom and I were in Groningen last week to get the key.
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Germany, my second home country. I often go back for groceries and recently I was in Centro, which is a big shopping mall in Oberhausen. Together with my mom we ‘shopped till we dropped’ and had a great day !
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It’s been almost a year since I went to Australia. I was an invited speaker at the World Diabetes Congress and obviously took a vacation prior to the event. It was an amazing time, and one of the things I remember best was the glutenfree pizza at domino’s.
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For me baking cakes is soothing. There is nothing so relaxing to know that you are creating something delicious. After the unfortunate news that my desensitization treatment would still be a while I had a strong urge to bake a cake. I already had an idea in my head regarding decorations as I was not in the mood for anything difficult.
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Recently I had to go to the hospital in Amsterdam to be tested for insulin allergy. A slightly double feeling, because if they find something at least I know where all my roller coaster sugars are coming from, but also slightly screwed, because what do you do without insulin as a person with diabetes?
Before my gluten intolerance I would go to the McDonald’s occasionally but it’s such a hassle bringing your own bun, finding a microwave to heat it and then getting the burger on your bread and eating it without the bun falling apart.
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You are a patient, regardless if you have diabetes, you are celiac or you have hay fever. You are ‘different‘. And sometimes you get confronted with it if you like it or not. For example at a dinner where there is no glutenfree food or when you are declined at a job interview due to your ‘condition’. Without asking for it you are constantly reminded by others that you are ‘different‘.
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