gluten-free-option

Okay so the other day I saw this box in the store

and I just had to have it because bantam chickens!!!

I tried them out with my mom and they were AMAZING. Perfect bagel orbs…just like my chickens. Some how they come out perfectly toasted every time. So I went to their website because I needed to know…did bantam chickies inspire their name? And guess what!!!

they did!!!! And now I’m getting free bagels!!!! Anyways I have a new addiction and implore you all to consume these (bantambagels.com) I hope they make a gluten free option one day for my brother.

Ramen hacks 101

Hey does anyone else have a lot of trouble getting out of bed and feeding themselves sometimes? Yeah me too. BUT I’ve basically gotten the cheap, easy, fast ramen thing down to a T by this point and thought I’d share it with you guys. It can be made very easily for any type of diet, including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian. 

Time: Will vary depending on your ingredients, but at minimum it’ll take about 5-10 minutes. 

For just a soup base+noodles, you will need:

  • A package of cheap-ass ramen noodles - throw away the seasoning packet or save it to use with something else. Buy in bulk if you don’t want to go to the store every time you want noodles. If you’re gluten-free, get rice noodles or another gluten-free option. 
  • Miso paste - I got mine for about $3, and it lasts for a very long time in the fridge. Pro tip: it’s cheaper at an Asian grocery store or market if you have access to one.
  • Stock cube/paste - around $2 at my local grocery store. I went for low-sodium chicken stock cubes, but you use your preferred type.
  • Water - about 2-3 cups for one portion depending on how big your bowl is. Remember, if you’re adding in extras, the liquid level will rise. I’ve made that mistake way too many times.

If you want extras, some good options to mix and match at your preference/budget/convenience are

Vegetables:

  • Bean sprouts - super cheap at the grocery store. Just throw a handful in and call it a day. I like mine to still be a little crunchy so I do it in the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • Snow peas - ditto to the bean sprouts. Extras can be frozen.
  • Onion - I typically use half or a quarter of a white onion cut into thin slices, and tossed in the broth asap because I like it a bit more tender. Freeze the rest if you’re not going to be using it within the next few days.
  • Green onion/scallions - 1-2 will be good for one portion. Slice in thin disks, or on an angle if you’re fancy. Also you can use both the tops (green) and the bottoms (white), but that’s to your preference. I typically use these as a garnish, but you can add them in whenever you’d like.
  • Bok/pak choi - one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. It can be found in most grocery stores nowadays, but is much cheaper at an Asian market if you have access to one. Cut off the very bottom part and then cut the pieces in half length-wise. Throw them in at the beginning if you like them softer, or in the last 3 minutes if you still want them a bit crunchy.
  • Spinach - just chuck in a handful whenever. Spinach can also be used frozen and is often cheaper to either buy it already frozen, or buy fresh in bulk and store it in your freezer to have forever. Get those vitamins!
  • Shredded carrot - you may not have the time/energy to shred carrots. Buy the pre-shredded kind and freeze whatever you have left over.
  • Corn - use frozen.
  • Mushrooms - slice thinly or buy pre-sliced. Add to broth toward the beginning.

Protein:

  • Tofu - silken tofu is usually the best option for this, but use whatever it is you have/can afford. Cut into small cubes and add whenever you’d like.
  • Soft-boiled egg - how to boil an egg or whatever your favorite method is.
  • Chicken - use leftover cooked chicken to add to your soup or slice a raw chicken breast thinly and poach it at a gentle simmer in the broth for 7-10 minutes or until it is white and opaque. It does take a little extra time, but you don’t actually have to do anything while it cooks and this will add extra flavor. Pre-marinated chicken is good for this as well (look for “Asian” flavors like soy, sesame, ginger, garlic, chili, etc.). Again, more expensive or time-consuming if you’re marinating it yourself, but it’s up to you. 
  • Shrimp - use pre-cooked frozen shrimp to save time and just dump in a handful. Buy the frozen stuff in bulk. Or, like with the chicken, poach raw shrimp in the broth until they are pink and opaque. 

Additional flavorings:

  • Garlic - either use a garlic crusher if you have it or just toss in thin slices into the pan with a little bit of veg or sesame oil for about 2 minutes, before you add your liquid. I buy pre-crushed frozen garlic that comes in little cubes and just pop them straight into whatever I’m cooking. There’s also that pre-crushed/chopped garlic in a paste or little jars. The pre-prepared stuff is more expensive than just buying bulbs of garlic BUT it will last you a while and saves a lot of time and energy.
  • Ginger - same as the garlic.
  • Chilis - chopped into thin disks. Take out the seeds and white part inside the chili if you don’t like it too spicy. Add as a garnish or into the broth if you like it a little spicier.
  • Hot sauce - use your favorite brand.
  • Chili oil - I got mine for about $1.50 and it’s a must-have for me in my soup. I drizzle a couple teaspoons on top when my soup is all done.
  • Soy sauce - light or dark soy is fine. Add as much or as little as you like.
  • Sesame oil - this is quite strong, so a little goes a long way. Use about a teaspoon.
  • Fish sauce, oyster sauce, rice wine/mirin/sake - these are great flavors but may be a bit harder to find and tend to be a little more expensive. Use about 1-2 teaspoons if you have it.
  • Cilantro - throw the stalks into your broth and strain them out afterward or just use the leaves as a garnish.
  • Lemon or lime - a squeeze to taste.
  • Sesame seeds - sprinkle on top.

Like I said, all the above ingredients are simply suggestions. It’s up to you to decide what you want, what you have the time and energy for, and what you can afford. This is just to show you the range of options.

Method:

  1. Prep whatever ingredients you’re using (slice/chop/take out of freezer). If you’re not using any, just go to step 2.
  2. Bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil. If you have an electric kettle, this will make the process much quicker.
  3. Add in your stock cube and miso paste and cook for about 2 minutes until they dissolve. You may want to stir a couple times just to help it along. 
  4. Add in whatever vegetables/protein/additional flavorings above suit your fancy and cook to your liking. 
  5. Add noodles and cook for 3 minutes. 
  6. Put food in bowl. Don’t worry about making it pretty. Garnish as you like.
  7. Put food in mouth. 

Done!

Put any leftover soup you may have into a tupperware or thermos and take it to work/school the next day. Or save it for 3-4 days in the fridge and heat it up when you’re hungry. 

Another pro tip: you can make the soup base in bulk and freeze whatever you don’t use. when you want soup but don’t want to go through the whole process again, stick the frozen soup in the microwave/melt in a pot on the stove, bring to a boil, add in your noodles/extras and you’re good to go.

Enjoy!

One of ETD’s aunts is driving me crazy. Every time there’s a family event coming up she’ll text me, and then when I offer to help with food/anything, she ghosts me. Every. Time.

I’ve got a bridal shower next week and every single attempt I have made to find out what we’ll be eating has been met with radio silence while everyone else gets a reply and I’m just S C R E A M I N G because I’m not trying to question your skill as a cook or outdo you, I’m just trying to help. I know my allergies are weird, let me help.

She did it at Christmas too, when she asked if we were coming, and when I asked if there was anything I could bring—knowing that my allergies are extreme to cater for—she ignored me. So I made food anyway because otherwise I can’t eat (which happened the night before at a Christmas Eve meal. After years and years of not breading the chicken, they breaded the chicken and had nothing else to eat except veggie sticks and dip, which I still reacted to cause my body can’t break down raw stuff very well), and I made enough for 50+ people to eat and then she acted pissy with me the whole night because “oh I made gluten free options too” which a) you didn’t tell me this and b) I still can’t eat any of them cause it’s highly processed shit, usually made with nut flours, which I’m also highly allergic to, but you’d know that if you fucking listened to me instead of standing on your damn pride.

FUCK

I’m not trying to be difficult, I’m just trying not to be the reason you have to call 911 or stab me with an epi pen.

Things i’ve learnt being a vegan with chronic illnesses :

• Meal prepping may seem tedious but it’s actually super handy so you have food available on the bad health days when cooking isn’t an option!

• It’s much cheaper being vegan which is great when you’re on benefits! Just don’t expect to be having avocado all the time (seriously how do people afford avocados??)

• Buy in bulk! foods such as tinned beans/lentils are great! And the big own brand value packs of grains are fab!

• Buying food online and having home delivery (which is free in many cases) is super helpful when you have mobility issues and heavy lifting isn’t an option!

• To stay away from those in the vegan community who are vegan as a ‘diet’ not ethical reasons cause they can be pretty damm ablest! (No Susan. Yoga and raw food isn’t going to cure me..)

• In that same vein, your gonna get carnists who tell you that 'you need a burger’, that somehow your sick because your vegan?? They can also fuck off.

• Meat alternatives like seitan can be really bad when you have food intolerance and GI issues! Their are other gluten free options like tofu and tempeh just be sure to check your options!

• Research is key! It can be much harder especially when you have food intolerance issues but with some research and planning it’s doable!

• Frozen veggies are amazing and cheap! You don’t need to buy fresh vegetables that then go off because you’ve not been able to prepare them (seriously all that cutting and preppin.. not great with painfull hands and blood pressure issues!)

• It can suck having to take medication where you don’t know if they are vegan or tested on animals…you can only do your best and if that means having to take medication that isn’t vegan while advocating an end to animals testing and the meat and dairy industry then that’s ok! Don’t beat yourself up over it! Really don’t! !

• Being vegan mean doing the best you can and that’s all you can do! Don’t compare yourself to others your doing great!!

irrelevants: johnny shouldnt even be in nct hes so-

me: anyway here is my johnny love blog, here is my johnny love tag, here is my johnny appreciation thread, here is my 100+ reasons to love johnny book, here is an invitation to my johnny appreciation event (free snacks and drinks included, vegan and gluten free options included, cruelty free goodies and more!), here is my gofundme to buy johnny a coffee and a brownie everyday this year, here is my i

emmafromthatonenight - A CS AU

7,500 words of what happened after Killian and Emma met at a bar one night, and then when she contacted him via instagram 10 months later. I know that many amazing, wonderful, lovely readers do not care for CS baby fics. So this is a warning- this fic is not for you. 


The bar was exactly what he needed tonight. Dark. Dingy. Someplace no one would ever expect to find Killian Jones. He’d been invited to many parties, all at trendy places a few miles to the west in hipper areas of Boston, but tonight he just wanted to drink around real people with real lives and real problems. Not people whose sole purpose in talking to him was to see what he could do for them. To see if any of that “Killian Jones” magic could transform their lives. It couldn’t. He couldn’t help anyone.

He’d turned his sorrow and skill with a guitar into a successful career, but that was it. It has brought him no happiness, and he had nothing to share with anyone else.

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Sweetness Part Four

Part Three

Y/N bit her lower lip, a blush on her cheeks as she stands in the room, her hands nervously playing with her sleeves. She wasn’t sure why she felt nervous now, the hard part was done, her and Harry had exchanged the “I do”, they had shared their vows, the planning was over. They were married. But standing in front of him made her want to pee, the butterflies going insane in her stomach.

Harry closed the door behind him, his hands shaky. It was done, they were married, yet he couldn’t breathe. He was excited, he just wanted to hold her, but when he turned he froze. She was so beautiful, she was always beautiful, but today was different. Today was a day he never wanted to forget, today was a day he wanted to keep reliving. She looked much different than the mess she was the last two months, screaming, crying.

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lovely-star-dust  asked:

Hey! Are there any other cool places in Helsinki that you like?

Fratello Torrefazione is Italian cafe which makes awesome ice cream, also vegan. Their lunches are pretty often sold out during lunch hour. You’ll find it from Kluuvi shopping mall.

G´lato Fresco Artiaco is an Italian ice cream bar with the best ice cream you can find in whole Helsinki! Everything is hand made at the store, also with vegan options. You can find it from Forum shopping mall at the central.

Next to Fratello in Kluuvi mall there’s tea shop Chaya with awesome tea collection! You can freely sniff the samples and they offer 100g and 30g bags of all their teas. Try out their Cactus Fig or Scottish Puh Er teas!

KakkuGalleria is an all you can eat cake buffet! Pay for your drink and cakes and eat as much cake as you ever can, without any time limit! Cheesecakes, tarts, pies, mousse cakes… They have lactose free, gluten free and vegan options, at least one, every time at hand. Their buffet prices range from 12 to 15 euro depending what you want to drink. KakkuGalleria is at Fredrikinkatu 41.

Steam Hellsinki is Finland’s only steampunk themed bar. It opens at 4pm and during Monday-Thursday it is very quiet and peaceful all the way till 9pm, so it’s a perfect place to sit down for a while. I come here whenever I need to meet someone because it’s so peaceful and right in the central. On the weekends it’s always packed full. They offer regular tea and cafe and alcohol-free mocktails, and a teapot for 2 people costs only 3 euro. Their specialty is gin. Steam Hellsinki is next to Kamppi shopping mall, at Olavinkatu 1.

Théhuone is tea shop with cafe specialized in Asian teas. You can order a tea ceremony from them. They offer small things for eating and also matcha chocolate, mactha latte and matcha. Théhuone is in central, at Eerikinkatu 10.

Teemaa is a smaller tea shop with a few seats, specialized in Chinese teas, ran by a lovely Chinese lady. They have the cheapest real matcha available (3,5 euro compared to Théhuone’s 7 euro matcha cup). It’s very comfortable and you always get some extra tea samples for tasting. Teemaa is at Annakatu 19, near Old Church Park (also known as Plague park with some graves still intact there).

The Ounce is a Russian tea store with a cafe, specialized in flavored teas. Their selection is high in quality and their Irish Whiskey Tea is one of the best black teas I have ever had. Very classic place and feels like you’d travel back in time to 19th century! Try out their Romeo & Juliet, Sumuinen Saari (Misty Island), Creme Brule, Irish Whiskey, Kiinalaisen Rakastajan Unelma (The Dream of The Chinese Lover) and Bengalin Tiikeri (Bengali Tiger) teas.
The Ounce is at Fredrikinkatu 55

Next door to The Ounce is Helsinki’s Cat Cafe Helkatti! :3c

Manga, anime, game and comic fans should head to Fantasiapelit at central at Mannerheimintie 3. Note that manga and comics are rarely translated in Finnish, so 95% of their selection is in English.

4

At long last, almost 8 weeks after my surgery, I returned to the office on Monday. It was a good day and it went by fast as I was able to get a lot done. It was complete with a lunch outing involving most of my team. We tried a new deli that had gluten free options (yay!). 

I began working from home after week 5 post-op, and attended a Christmas dinner with co-workers. However, this was the first time I was back in the office. I was treated well. No one asked awkward questions or anything and it was just time to get down to business as it should be ;)

If any members of my team ever happen to read this.. you all rock! 

-Ariana

anonymous asked:

I'm manager at a cafe, and we do gluten free options. Today, a lady came in and ordered one of our gf specials, specifying that she has celiacs. Apparently, the register girl recognised the customer as the girl her boyfriend cheated with and decided to put it through without the gluten free tag and tried to serve it to her. Luckily, the customer was friends with the server, who realised it didn't have gf on the receipt and switched it. The girl confessed and she got fired. Don't mess with food

So my Significant Other’s partners are like these wonderful super amazing people and I feel inadequate in comparison. What advice do you have…

When I cook a beautiful, veggie-packed, colorful, well-plated meal (with gluten free and vegan options!) and have it with my friends, I post it to Instagram.

When I neglect to feed myself and end up having half a bag of Doritos and a spoonful of peanut butter at 8pm while watching an episode of Brooklyn-99 that I’ve already seen…I do not Instagram that.

We see other people’s highlight reels, but our own behind-the-scenes. It’s not fair to compare everything you know about yourself to what other people choose to share!

Or, you could think of it another way, as an issue of trust: do you trust your significant other? Do you trust them to make wise choices? If you trust your significant other to do what’s best for them, and they’ve chosen to be with you, then you’ve gotta trust that they’re making a strong choice!

Doubting your value to someone who believes that you are valuable means you’re doubting them - don’t deny your significant other their agency or insist that you know them better than they know themselves. If they want to be with you, then they want to be with you!

If there is something your significant other could do, or stop doing, to help you work through these feelings, please talk to them about it! It’s okay to tell your partner that you’re feeling a bit inadequate and need some reassurance. Sometimes hearing from other people what they see in you can help you reframe things!

If this is a feeling you struggle with in other areas of your life, or that is crippling or paralyzing in ways that affect your happiness and daily life, please consider working with a therapist on these feelings of inadequacy and comparing yourself to other people.

Some thoughts on food-based parties from someone with food allergies.
  • Everyone likes getting invited to parties, but if you’re planning on having food as literally the main attraction of your party (backyard cookouts, group picnic/potlucks, group dinners, etc), please take a moment to ask if there are food allergies or needs you have to be sensitive of.
  • None of us like being that person who asks what’s being served and if it contains such-and-such. Let your guest list know ahead of time what you’ll be eating, then people with special needs can ask their own particular questions on the dl later.
  • If you’re serving buffet style, label the dishes and which ones are safe. Again, you should probably ask way in advance if anyone has special requirements, that way you can label it safe or not.
  • Please stop saying there will be a gluten free/vegan/dairy free/whatever option and then just having it be a wilty bowl of salad while everyone else gets a full course meal.
  • A bag of chips and a bunless hotdog while everyone else gets full hotdogs, 4 dessert options, chili, and many other options is not fun. We feel stupid sitting there while everyone else gets full and talks about how amazing that eclair cake is. We’re tired of getting questions about why we don’t have a bun/why we don’t try something. We don’t know if it’ll kill us. How’s that for a conversation starter.
  • Make sure the stuff you say is safe is actually safe. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve trusted someone’s assurance only to end up horribly sick because it wasn’t really allergy-safe, it just didn’t directly contain the ingredient.
  • Talk to your guests with needs beforehand if you don’t label. Let them know what’s in stuff. Again, we’re tired of looking stupid by seeking out the cooks responsible and grilling them on ingredients.
  • On that note, know your ingredients. Just saying “teriyaki sauce” won’t cut it, I need to know what brand or what went into it, and then the brands of those. Or just let me look at the label and I’ll tell you if I can eat it.
  • If you’re going to be cooking stuff on site, make sure you know how sensitive people are. I’ve seen a lady at my church have to leave the building because someone was baking peanut butter cookies, and she’s allergic to peanuts. I can’t go in places people are baking bread. It’s always better to bring stuff from off-site, if possible.
  • Did I mention that we’re tired of getting second-rate afterthoughts while everyone else gets a full meal? I know I brought it up earlier, but it hurts really bad. It makes you feel like a second-class guest. I’ve been to so many functions where they specifically said on the invite that there would be a “gluten free option,” and it was a warm, soggy salad. It’s hard not to feel left out when everyone else is eating a full, hearty meal, and you get a single serving of a dressingless salad because people don’t know how to read labels, and the salad wasn’t intended to be someone’s whole meal so you get one scoop just like everyone else and then they run out. I know, I’m not entitled to any food at all. It just hurts, especially after the 5th or 6th time that you’re sitting at a table of people with full plates, and you’re the only one not eating, looking like a fool.
  • Separate options. Do not make us use the same tongs for our stuff as people who are shoving it in the non-safe food. Don’t place safe stuff next to non-safe stuff. Things drip, people are messy, crumbs fall off utensils, and this can literally be a matter of life and death for us.
  • Please don’t lose track of which is which! I went to a function where someone had baked identical cobblers, and one was safe while one wasn’t. They forgot which was which. No cobbler for me, after being assured I’d finally get dessert. (People with wheat allergies almost never get dessert at functions because everything is cake or cookies.)
  • We’re not trying to be pretentious or make your life harder, and I know that cooking/providing food for someone with allergies can be nerve wracking because you don’t want to hurt us. So just ask what kinds of things we can eat. Keep communication open. Or just don’t base every single function in the world around food, because we’re tired of getting told we’ll get fed and then ending up somewhere for hours watching everyone else eat stuff and smelling it all and being hungry while not being able to participate. It hurts a lot more than you think. I’ve just stopped going to things like this in many cases because I’m just tired. I’m tired of explaining, because people will ask why you’re not eating. I’m tired of getting stuck with sub-par afterthoughts. I’d rather not be invited if people can’t come up with something that won’t kill me but also won’t leave me feeling like a second-class guest. That’s what it feels like, despite knowing that’s not how it’s intended. After the 6th church function full of tarts, pies, sandwiches, casseroles, fried things, honey butter rolls and so on, where you’re left eating corn chips and salad (every. single. time.), you start questioning if the socializing aspect is even worth it. (Particularly when you have social anxiety to begin with but that’s just me.)

Feel free to add more. I didn’t even get into religious issues, but a lot of the same tips apply to that situation as well. Ask your guests what considerations they need, and do your best to keep communication open. We really, really appreciate you trying, more than you know. 

Important Addendum to that note about Enjolras interrupting pizza orders to ask Soul Searching Political Questions is that as soon as he does that 6/8 of the Amis immediately forget whatever else they were doing to  join the  Philosophical Political debate 


meanwhile Joly’s still holding his phone going “ so everyone’s okay with the vegetarian deluxe???  with soy cheese?  ARE WE GETTING THE GLUTEN FREE CRUST OPTION COME ON ” and Grantaire’s  leaning on his shoulder shouting “YOU SHOULD DELIVER WINE, WHAT KIND OF ITALIAN PLACE DOESN’T HAVE WINE” at the poor soul taking the order, who is also having to overhear what sounds like a spirited debate on Political Violence and whether baby oil will get you out of handcuffs 

💰 DOES EATING HEALTHY COST MORE? 💰 .

🍟 Have you, a family member or friend ever thought, “it’s cheaper to feed myself [or my family] at a fast food restaurant than it is to cook a meal at home.” If so, you’re not alone. When it comes to eating habits, a couple of potential barriers to making positive changes are: 

1. I don’t have time 

2. I can’t afford it . 

🗒 Both are legitimate concerns. I’ve been trying to address the first topic by posting ideas for making healthy meals in a hurry, and I’ll post more of those over time. Today, however, I want to address the second matter. . 

💲 DOES A HOME-COOKED MEAL COST MORE? .

👉 It can for sure, but it doesn’t have to. For example, you’ll definitely pay a premium for organic products, gluten-free options, free-range chicken, shopping at certain stores, and so forth. Now if those are things that are important to you and you find it worthwhile pay a little extra, I completely understand. . 

� � On the other hand, if you’re on a tight budget and you just want to make overall better choices, there are still lots of ways to make positive changes without putting a strain on your finances. .

🍽️ Here’s a sample meal that cost just over $2 per plate. That’s less than the cost of the average fast food value meal. Not that there’s anything wrong with enjoying a value meal from time to time, because there is absolutely room in an overall healthy diet for occasional fast food. . 

🍜 But I hope this helps to illustrate that home-cooked meals don’t have to cost a ton. Meals don’t need to be fancy, organic, expensive, or complicated to be a healthier choice. Small changes count for a lot. So if you’ve been holding off on making a positive change because you’re afraid you can’t afford it, I hope this helps. . 

🍫 As a side note, this plate cost less to make than the price of your average protein bar. Not that there’s anything wrong with protein bars either. (I appreciate the portability and convenience of bars, and adore Birthday Cake Oh Yeah! One bars.) Still, I thought it was interesting that something I’d usually think of as small and inexpensive, such as a bar, can actually cost more than a whole plate of food. 

Low fat pumpkin tart with no sugar or sweeteners! (Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian)

• 100 g of pumpkin
• 1 egg
• 80 g of semolina/ground oats (for gluten free option)
• some more ground oats for the baking dish
• 1 tsp of orange zest
• cinnamon

Cut pumpkin into cubes and boil until soft. Puree with a blender; on a low heat, add the egg and semolina (or oats). Cook it for five more minutes. Add the orange zest and cinnamon. When thick enough, bake it in a dish covered with ground oats at 180 C for 20 minutes.
Let it cool down completely before taking out of the dish! Serve chilled with cream or (n)ice-cream - as you prefer!

A Modest Proposal

Confessions for Anon! Like I said, slightly different to what you asked but I reserve all artistic license ;) hope you like it


“What do you think about getting married?”

Geno took a bite of toast. He chewed, swallowed, then took a long gulp of tea. To anyone who didn’t know Sid, the question would have seemed casual, almost a throwaway, but Geno could see the tense line of his shoulders as he waited for Geno to answer. He set his mug down and Sid almost jumped at the thud of ceramic on wood. Geno felt the jerk of his body through where their feet were tangled together on the kitchen tile.

“You want to get married?” he asked finally.

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Gluten Free- More than a fad

Listen, I get the jokes about the Gluten Free fad. Yeah, it’s funny- middle-class people and their fancy, exclusive diets, but I think it is sometimes genuinely forgotten that people actually have Coeliac Disease or a Gluten Intolerance. As a person with Gluten Intolerance, I really appreciate Gluten Free options. 

It’s kind of like the whole joke about the middle-class people and their soy lattes. Yeah, I admit it’s funny and I am not implying it’s offensive at all. But I feel like people run with it and forget that people can be lactose intolerant or are eating a plant-based diet for their health or for ethical reasons. 

I am saying all this because people seem to have this bad attitude towards those who have special dietary requirements. People genuinely have health reasons for wanting Gluten-Free food. Gluten intolerance is really uncomfortable and you can get sick if you eat Gluten. It is not as damaging as Coeliac Disease but it’s pretty awful all the same. 

It is definitely a first world problem and I am not trying to imply that it is an epidemic. It’s just that I know people to roll their eyes at the words ‘Gluten Free’ and there has been lots of stories going around where waitresses at restaurants lie about a particular food being Gluten Free because they think it is just some middle-class person’s diet fad. 

But the thing is that ‘Gluten Free’ is more than a diet fad because people are actually allergic and intolerant to it. I actually don’t understand why people have such negative attitudes towards it and mock it. It’s an actual health condition and allergy just like lactose intolerance or a dairy allergy. 

Lots of people are genuinely allergic and intolerant to Gluten or have an auto-immune disease known as Coeliac Disease. It’s more than a diet fad. Please don’t be a condescending dick about it.

anonymous asked:

Where can I get a ticket for the -levi will blow himself up-train? Is lunch included?

Tickets are over in the ‘denial’ lounge nonny. Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary ‘if he’s working with Zeke I will rip faces off’ brochure for the journey.

On the trip you’ll be able to see some wonderful landscapes as you relax back on a bed of broken glass, smug pictures of yams staring down at you from the walls, screams of outrage coming from the buffet carriage.

Lunch is included of course. Choice of cheese or gammon sandwiches, or for the gluten-free option we have a salad of ‘all we know is a lie’ garnished with ‘wtaf?!’. Quavers must be consumed regardless of meal choice. 

At the half-way point, we’ll switch the direction of travel just to fuck with your internal compass and provide a sense of disjointed doom. 

Afternoon tea will be served on bloody platters, scones and macaroons aplenty, a smattering of potentially fake explosives thrown in for good measure. There will be a public discussion at 3pm, attendance is mandatory. During this debate we’ll share headcanons and weep steadily as we remember how Levi single-handedly recovered and buried Erwin’s remains. Wine provided. 

As we near the end of the journey, darkness falling, that’s when the smut breaks out. All thoughts of Levi blowing himself up are a distant memory. This is AU town now. Please bring your favourite pwp fics, new ideas and scenarios. Bonus points for some sweet sweet eruri thigh fucking. 

When we get back to the station, everyone will be invited to join in on a final heartfelt round of 'he promised him he promised him he fucking PROMISED HIM!’ before the train disappears into the night’s sky, leaving you feeling empty and wondering if any of this actually happened.