Thanks to the power of Twitter, the lovely Saara Aziz came across studentcooking.tv and was so impressed, has written us a special Guest Blog post! Having been student herself, she understands the challenges of cooking at eating when you’re at uni – but even more so when she discovered she had to follow a gluten-free diet. There will probably some of you out there who are probably in the same situation – let her experiences and words inspire you!
‘When you tell someone you’re wheat/gluten intolerant or you have coeliac disease, you’re usually met with a blank stare. That is, until you tell them about the stuff you can’t eat such as pizza, pasta, McDonalds and beer, then that person literally embraces you in a huge sympathetic hug.
Life for those with either wheat/gluten intolerances or coeliac disease can be quite challenging, but living life as a student whilst suffering from these can be very, very difficult. Not only are you having to balance an active social life alongside your studies, you’re also trying to live independently, be more money conscious and learn to eat/cook the right foods.