Bobby G is a lot like me, when coworkers see the words “gluten free,” they instantly think of us. That’s the way we like it, because that means they are thinking about us, care about us, and are considerate when we have office meals!
As you will read, Bobby G is still relatively new to the gluten free world, but looks like he has it figured out! Check out his story below and connect with him!
1) Your story…tell us a little bit about yourself!
“My name Rob, I’m a father of three. Two boys aged 6 and 8 and a little girl who is nearly 2. We live and work in London, I grew up in France just outside Paris from age 11 and moved back to the UK for university. Big football fan, also love to travel and I love food! Bobby G is a nickname from work and they get the brunt of my gf food obsession and it was my work colleagues who convinced me to start posting pictures on insta!”
2) Why do you eat gluten free food?
“In May last year I discovered I had celiac and I’ve been 100% GF since.”
3) What is your favorite gluten free snack? Where can we find it?
“Favourite snack at the moment are Kind bars. They seem to be everywhere in the UK, all the supermarkets, M&S, Costa Coffee! But to be honest any gluten free nut bar does the job!”
4) What’s your favorite gluten free recipe?
“Anything from Jane Devonshire’s book Hassle Free Gluten Free, but her peanut butter cheesecake is super easy and amazing https://www.bristollivingmag.co.uk/recipe/jane-devonshires-gluten-free-peanut-butter-cheesecake/
I’m also trying out some proper baking this weekend! See insta for some updates”
5) What’s one thing you wish you knew when first went gluten free?
“Understanding cross contamination risks! I’ve known my ceoliac brother-in-law 15 years and I can’t believe how we used to prepare food for him – I’m slightly ashamed given everything I know now.”
6) If you could only eat one gluten free meal for the rest of your life,what would it be and why?
“Gluten free pasta bolognese! Always my favourite and GF pasta is good now, so I can always fall back on it!”
7) What advice would you give someone who is about to go gluten free?
“In the UK, I’d advise to join Coeliac UK a great ressource for all things gluten free. It was really helpful for me and helped me understand all kinds of associated symptoms like brain fog! Also lists loads of restaurants that are safe to eat in! I would also advise that it is easier than you think and we are lucky to become GF in 2019 and not 1999! Things are so much better!”
8) What’s your favorite thing about being gluten free?
“Discovering new places to eat and trying new gluten free beers and food!”
9) What is one thing you dislike about being gluten free and what do youdo to mitigate it?
“I dislike not being able to just choose anything I want to eat, or to pick at the kid’s pizza. I’ve become way more disciplined when it comes to food and the choices I face, I think of the stomach cramps I used to get and the mood swings and realise that it is not worth it!”
10) How can other people find you?
On insta @glutenfreebobbyg
Bobby G, thanks for the insight and inspiration! Hopefully others can connect and learn from you while they venture on their gluten free journey!