British Food

So I disappeared for over half of the summer….
I’m sorry if you missed my random posts about recycling and things.
Not that anyone on this planet actually missed my rambles.
Hi.

cappuccino — Edinburgh, Scotland

gluten free, vegan sandwiches — Oxfordshire

gf toast w/ oxford marmalade preserves — Christ Church

ANYWAY.
I was studying abroad at Oxford University.
(I like to pretend I’m smart)
It was actually THE best experience of my life,
so I strongly suggest studying abroad if it’s an option for you.

pear, walnut, & feta salad — Southwark

veggie soup & summer salad — Grasmere

fresh fruit platter — Oxford

Want to know what one of my FAVORITE parts about living in the UK??!!?!?
…beside the random rain, great shopping, rolling mountains, and stunning architecture…
THE ABIDANCE OF VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS EVERYWHERE.

hummus, greek salad, & chai tea — Oxford

gluten free desserts at the randolph hotel — Oxford

strawberries & dairy-free cream — Christ Church, Oxford

Now obviously not EVERY restaurant and store carried these things,
BUT almost every place I went had vegan/vegetarian/gluten labels ON THE MENU!!!!

This is HUGE people! Huge I tell you!!!

Organic Deli — Oxford

mediterranean appetizer (hummus, tabouleh, couscous) — London

black bean veggie burger & chips — London

Whole Foods — South Kensington, London

Not only was the food labeled for my safety, ease, and enjoyment, but it was also delcicious.

Every gluten free food I tasted could easily pass as the “real” thing.
My friends who eat all sorts of wheat LOVED my gluten free birthday cake!
(It was carrot cake with raisins. I ate half of it. By myself. Thank you, Nicholas!)

birthday carrot cake from Organic Deli — Oxford

italian salad — Edinburgh, Scotland

vegan chili & chips — Edinburgh, Scotland

Long story short — Oxford, London, Scotland, Bath Wales, and the Lake District all had plenty of foods for me too eat and enjoy despite my strange dietary restrictions.
….and to think that I was worried about food on the trip….
The most difficult place to find food was in the airports.
I am one happy camper with one happy tummy.

organic, locally grown blueberries — Wimbeldon

quinoa, artichoke salad — Olympic Park

gf, vegan *spicy* indian dish (delicious) — Oxford

Well now that I’m back and you know all about how great the UK is about vegan & gf options,
I will once again be posting recipes and crafts made (predominately) from all recycled things I find laying around my house, the street, the pantry, etc, etc, etc.

vegan & gluten free milkshakes and smoothies — Oxford

broccoli & cheese jacket potato — Cardiff, Wales

gluten free chubby hubby — Oxford

Get excited.
….I can’t wait to start cooking and baking with pumpkin and butternut squash this fall!

vegetarian sushi & miso soup — London

brie & salad — Christ Church

gf, sugar free, vegan vanilla frozen yogurt w/ raspberries — London

Long Live The Queen!

-Tay

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