Happy Halloween Everyone,
I hope you are all having a spooky good day so far! This year I am joining the 'Teal Pumpkin Project' this is painting your pumpkins in a teal shade and then putting non food related treats in it, this makes it safe for children with food allergies to be able to enjoy Halloween safely! It is such a great idea and everyone can get in involved. For more info visit: https://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#.WBHae3eZOV4
In keeping with Halloween I have some great recipes on my blog which you can check out including these Raw Chocolate Skulls! They are vegan, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free and easy to make! https://www.biteappy.com/blog/blog/vegan-raw-chocolate-skulls/
Restaurant Hangout of the Week
I have been waiting for the day that Wahaca opened in Brighton, I have seen them dotted around London but with so any places to visit I have never had the chance to try it out although I have heard great things. Located in the heart of Brighton next to the theatre and along the main high street, it is the perfect position for a great Mexican restaurant. Mexican is my favourite type of food, I am not sure why I love it so much but I do find that a lot of it is naturally gluten free and that it is always super tasty! On arrival the staff are really friendly, there is lots of seating including booths, I admit as well I did go twice in one week as I loved it so much.
They have a non gluten containing menu, however the great thing about this menu is that they have options for people with a gluten intolerance and then they have options for people who are coeliac. So this means that the options for gluten intolerance means that it has been cooked within the same fryers as gluten. The manager will always come and take your order for you and tell the chef, they also wash all their pans thoroughly before cooking for anyone with coeliacs, it makes you feel so safe and at ease.
We started with the gluten free option of guacamole and corn chips, totally delicious, fun of flavour and one of my favourite high protein starters.
Main course there is a fair few options for coeliacs, I did notice that there wasn't too many options for vegans which is a shame, lots for vegetarians but theses dishes are heavily cheese based, so a suggested would be for Wahaca to look at getting some vegan cheese, Brighton is a huge hub for vegans and vegetarians so would definitely be worth it. For main course I opted for the enchiladas, I hardly ever find these gluten free so was very excited, dripping in sauce and veggies and topped with melted cheese, this dish was delicious! Would highly recommend a visit here, it is not too expensive either which helps!