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Bryony Hopkins •Food & Travel•

Body Positivity & Full Time Foodie ✨ #abellyfulloffood TV Producer & Writer Eating GF & DF for Crohns Disease 📍LDN🇬🇧 🔜 🇦🇺

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An incredible 6k of you are following me on this foodie Crohnie journey and so I thought it would be the ideal time to pop in and say HIYA, this is what I’m all about it 🙋🏽‍♀️ I’m a journalist & writer based in London (but often on the move ✈️) and I started this page & my blog A Belly Full Of first and foremost to share my experience living with #Crohns . I was diagnosed when I was just four years old and after all the medications and much surgery, it has pretty much become part of every fibre of my being. In 2016 I also started experimenting with my diet and have since gone completely gluten & dairy free. I am definitely not cured, but it has undoubtedly made a significant difference to my life! I share lots of foodie finds but also share real snapshots of my life - I really just want to raise tangible and understandable awareness of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and prove that despite whatever your health throws at you, you can still live your best life 🙌🏼⭐️ and also share amazing GF and DF finds because, FOOD. IS. LIFE. Occasionally on here you might also find articles or pieces I’m working on in a Journalist capacity (I currently work at @bbcnews !) All in, if one of my posts makes a difference to just one person, my job is done 💋 Life is a journey and I’m honoured you’re following mine 💫 #abellyfulloffood #abellyfullofhappy • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #invisibleillness #londoninfluencer #6k #ibd
Sometimes everything goes to plan - and sometimes you go to work and forget your laptop and have to do a round trip back home🤣 but the sun is shining and all im craving is these insane GF and DF Oreo cookies from @florisbakery 😍 Here is the original flavour and the salted caramel flavour and both DELISH💋 To be enjoyed in basically one mouthful! You can find @florisbakery at @broadwaymarket on a Saturday and @stroudgrmarket on a Sunday. All GF and lots of #vegan items too. And let’s be honest, Oreos are the best cookies out there, right? #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #rotterdam #glutenvrij #lactosevrij #veganistisch #vegan #londonfoodie #londoninfluencer #glutenfreefollowme #vegansweets
Bonjour, Paris🇫🇷 The smile hides sheer exhaustion, a key symptom of #Crohns and something I talked about with @mattgardnernutrition on his podcast Big Feed Up HQ - which I’m so excited to share with you. Matt is a registered nutritionist and we talked all things living with Crohns, being dairy & gluten free and how living with #IBD has shaped my life and now career⭐️ In the podcast I talk a lot about the liquid diet I did in 2016 which helped put me into temporary remission & what things I do on a day to day basis to keep my head above water. Living with #IBD is a constant challenge, which surprises me on a weekly basis - but I hope this podcast gives you a chance to learn a little more about me and inflammatory bowel disease. It also answers a lot of questions I get in my DMs! The link is in my bio ✨Happy Tuesday gorgeous people #abellyfullofcrohns • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #symptoms #invisibleillness
Whipping up a storm in the kitchen at @cookeryschoollondon at their specialist Gluten Free Cooking Class😍🙌🏼 It’s 5 hours of solid gluten free gloriousness and we cooked up 10 recipes in this time! Swipe across to see 1. The most DIVINE mushroom ragout 2. Pollock fishcakes with homemade chilli sauce 3. Chestnut flour cake 4. Polenta pizza 5. Upside down cherry cupcakes 😍🍇 We also made chickpea gnocchi, chocolate cake, cheese soufflé, macaroni cheese and a fresh pasta tomato sauce. The wonderful @wherethewheatlessthingsare let them know in advance I was dairy free too - and they were able to make alterations to everything except the Mac & cheese, cheese soufflé & choccy cake🙌🏼 Such a fabulous way to spend a #Saturday & I will definitely be expanding my weekday meal repertoire to include some of these! The mushroom ragout was to die for 🤤 massive thanks to @cookeryschoollondon for having us 👩🏻‍🍳👩🏻‍🍳#abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #glutenvrij #lactosevrij #cookingschool #recipes #glutenfreecooking #glutenfreelondon #milkfree
Today is #NationalStressAwarenessDay - and if there’s only one thing that I have learnt of 20 years of #Crohns , it’s that stress massively impacts my wellbeing. Just last year I reached absolute breaking point, working shift patterns in my job as a TV journalist. My mental health was wavering, my physical health had totally toppled over and in the end I made the decision to quit my full time job entirely. Mostly out of exhaustion, rooted in extreme stress. Now I’m back in the newsroom, but in my time away I learnt some key things about looking after myself. Your health is more important than ANYTHING else & now I have strategies in place to make sure I never get to that point again. ♥️ I surround myself with people I love, trust & want to spend time with. ♥️ I put time aside everyday to do something for me - whether it’s a walk, socialising, reading a book, yoga or my fave TV show. ♥️ I remember positives so they outweigh the negatives. ♥️ and above all else, I’m not afraid to say no. Work/life balance is not easy but being ‘busy’ shouldn’t be seen as a badge of honour when your health becomes the trade-off. Be busy in a way that sets your world on fire 🔥 & never be afraid to say no 🙌🏼 (it’s more empowering that you will ever know!) #abellyfulloffood • (📸 by @debbieschogger ) • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #singlutenporfavor #socialmediadetox #rest #mindfulness #gratitude #jomo #rest #selfcare #stressrelief
HOW TO DEAL WITH THE WOBBLY WAITER! You know exactly who I mean - the waiter who says ‘oh yes, I think that is gluten and dairy free’. ERRR you think or you KNOW mate? ‘No it’s definitely gluten and dairy free’.... then brings a lamb fillet swimming in garlic butter. Cool, you’ve really nailed it pal🧐 Anyone who has any intolerances or allergies will relate to this scenario! And let’s be honest, we can sniff out a wobbly waiter a mile off. They look quite stressed when you ask about the menu, reassure you it’s fine, and then they ask what foods contain gluten and dairy🤷🏽‍♀️😩 When you’re eating out this is SO stressful and unfortunately, unless you go to a super duper allergen place, this scenario is probable. So - here are my top tops for dealing with the wobbly waiter: 1️⃣ Don’t be afraid to be firm. Tell them exactly what foods you can’t eat and send them back to the kitchen to check. Don’t be embarrassed if this takes multiple trips. They should know their stuff! 2️⃣ Make sure you see them write down what you’re ordering, with the intolerances or allergies marked. If they’re not writing it down, don’t be afraid to ask them to - this isn’t stuff that should be forgotten in transit. 3️⃣ Ask to speak to the chef. Yes they are busy, yes it’s their lunch service but as the customer you always deserve to know what you’re eating. 4️⃣ When your food comes, double check with the waiter that it is correct and if there is even a moment of hesitation, insist they check and/or send it back. 5️⃣ If they are being totally useless with dealing with intolerances - call them up on it and don’t feel obliged to eat the food/pay the bill. In 2018, there is no excuse for not being able to deal with food intolerances or allergies. And leave if you have to (obvs not ideal but better than being ill) What are your top tips with dealing with a wobbly waiter? (Ps smiling helps to a point but after that - anything goes😂) #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #glutenvrij #lactosevrij #allergies #allergyeating
A BELLY FULL OF LEEK & POTATO SOUP😍 Today @centrepointuk launched #TheBigBroth campaign, seeking to bring everyone together to raise awareness of youth homelessness over a big bowl of soup 🙌🏼 And seeing as it’s turned pretty damn chilly, I’ve created the most perfect leek and potato soup to warm your tootsies tonight 👣 86,000 young people in the UK face the possibility of homelessness and might not get a warm meal tonight, which is why this campaign is so important. To find out more & see the recipe for my GF, DF and vegan Leek & Potato soup, check the link in my bio 🔝 And massive thanks to @riverford for producing the organic produce for this dish ♥️Happy Friday Everyone🙌🏼💋 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #sansgluten #recipe #souprecipe #soup #leekandpotatosoup #recipes #londonfoodie #londoninfluencer #vegansoup #vegetariansoup #veganrecipes #worldveganday #fridayfeeling
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was my health ☝🏼♥️ Thanking you for all your lovely messages on Monday about my hospital appt and so many of you telling me how my #blog and this #insta has helped you with your own #IBD or understand more about it for a friend/relative. I really started #abellyfulloffood as a platform to inspire change and start conversation on a disease which is quite frankly, AWFUL. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you all you are strong, amazing & capable and whatever your health throws at you, you will overcome it 🙌🏼🌟 I’m so excited to be planning some fab events for 2019, which I hope will allow me to meet more of you and let us all have an open conversation about our guts. Watch this space 👀🌟 #abellyfullofcrohns • • • • • • • • • #crohns #crohnsdisease #ibd #health #healthblogger #bodyconfidence #livewell #colitis #ulcerativecolitis #crohnsfighter #fitness #healthyliving #healthylifestyle #ibs #gutfriendly #ivegotguts #getyourbellyout #londonevents #nutritionfacts #londoninfluencers #londonfoodie #guthealth #londonevents
When the question is trick or treat, I will always pick treat!💋🎃 OBSESSED with these apple doughnuts served at the @therealcoconutuk launch last night - I’m not even remotely ashamed to say I had 2! Totally GF, DF and #vegan too😍 We snacked on their amazing coconut chips, which launch soon into @wholefoodsuk & tried @daniellahunter INSANE coconut cheese quesadillas (I had more than 2... a lot more 🙈) Daniella started her coconut journey in the gorgeous Tulum, where she has developed a host of products made of coconut flours and similar. She owns the hotel @sanaratulum - Sanara meaning ‘you will heal’. It’s the ultimate paradise wellness hotel 🌴 You might not be a coconut lover, but if anyone is gonna convert you, it’s @therealcoconutuk products🥥🥥🥥 Thank you for organising @ccd_pr 💋🥥 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #symptoms #invisibleillness #coconutflour #vegandoughnuts #coconut #vegancheese #tulum #therealcoconut
Have you ever seen a better #meatfreemonday spread? 🌱🌱 Rotterdam offered some amazing #vegan options, including these dishes from @ophetdak (some of which were grown in their urban garden!) Fresh hummus with mushrooms and pesto in the centre, pumpkin with hazelnuts and walnuts and a sweet glaze with aubergine and pomegranate 😍 I’m incorporating a lot more plant based meals into my diet - because a) it makes me feel good and b) it’s bloody brilliant for the environment. What’s your fave veggies that make you excited for a plant based dinner? 🌸🌱 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #rotterdam #visitholland #visitrotterdam #holland #🇳🇱 #glutenvrij #lactosevrij #veganistisch #vegan #urbangarden #vegansofig #plantbased
Frolicking in the largest urban garden in Europe, after another whirlwind 24 hour trip across the channel 🇳🇱 @ophetdak serves fresh food picked from the garden - LOADs of vegan options & GF made to order. I’ve been to #Amsterdam a few times but never ventured out to explore more of Holland. On this trip to Rotterdam, I found some foodie gems & learnt more about the Dutch way of life, including INSANE design projects. Thanking @rotterdam_partners for organising such a educational trip. Foodie finds to follow 😉 #abellyfulloffood • (📸 by @katie_silver ) • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #rotterdam #visitholland #visitrotterdam #holland #🇳🇱 #glutenvrij #lactosevrij #veganistisch #vegan #urbangarden
‘Pokaddiction: when a unhealthy obsession for poké bowls occurs’. This is me 🙋🏽‍♀️🤣 My absolute go-to at the moment - a Hawaiian dish combining raw fish with delicious sweet and savoury toppings. Today: brown rice base, salmon, pineapple salsa, charred sweet corn, seaweed, sesame seeds & wasabi mayo. All GF and DF. All delicious. Just head to an @islandpokeuk to find out their free-from offering, staff super helpful 🙌🏼 Last day at the BBC today, before hopping across the channel to Rotterdam. Would love any tips! 🇳🇱 #abellyfulloffood #pokeaddict • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #londoninfluencer #glutenfreefollowme #poke #lunchgoals #islandpoke
It may be dark at 6pm but quite frankly that’s fine with me, when I feel it’s now acceptable to eat ice cream in bed 🙌🏼🍦Straight out of the tub, with a spoon 🥄 @yoricamoments ice cream has just launched in @ocadouk and not only is it vegan, gluten & dairy free, but also free of all 14 major allergens, so also nut, soya and egg free😍Winning all round! If you need me, I’ll be hibernating in my pjs with the Salted Caramel 💫 #ad #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #vegan #veganicecream #nutfree #eggfree #soyafree #allergyfriendly #coeliacsafe #londoninfluencer #glutenfreefollowme #coeliac #yorica
BREKKIE PERFECTION 😍 GF crumpet, avo smash & perfect soft boiled eggs💥 Ok, I confess, I am the queen of finding shortcuts in the kitchen & I’m sure I’m not the only one (hands up if you’re with me🤣🙋🏽‍♀️) On the GF crumpet is @snackamole ready prepared guac, which comes handily in portion perfect sizes 🥑🥑🥑 Available in the @coopukfood - they come in snack sizes with yummy pop chips which essentially makes this guac and dip on the go. Guac goalz right. They do lime guac or a spicy twist. Either way, my eggs were sitting on a breakfast tower of heaven🍳 #gifted #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #sansgluten #londoninfluencer #londonfoodie #buzzfeast #guacamole #breakfastgoals #softboiledegg
Will there ever be a better start to a Saturday than a big ol GF brunch? 🍴🥑 Throwing back to a morning at @wearethebach in Broadway Market, where they have a SO many delicious gluten & dairy free brekkie options. I went for the Freddie’s Special, with smoked salmon, GF sourdough, avo, eggs and a side of chilli jam because well, why not? 🌶 ‘Bach’ means a small or modern home in NZ - and this cafe defos brings all the home vibes 🌟 #abellyfulloffood (📸 by @glutenfreealice @theglutenfreesuitcase ) • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #travellife #foodietravel #singlutenporfavor #singlutenysinlactosa #londonfoodie #londoninfluencer #dairyandglutenfree #milkfree #brunchvibes #saturdayfeeling
Cheers to the freaking weekend ♥️🥂 Last night I was so honoured to go to the @obsfood Awards and mingle with some true HEROES of the food world 🍴 For once it was blissfully amazing to be in a room where it was simply about celebrating the best there is to offer in food & drink, amazing small businesses and people doing incredible things in the foodie space. The goodie bag was legendary (TWO cookbooks and truffle mayo is just getting us going!) and I came home beaming. How good is it to just focus on all the positive things & know that it’s okay to let your hair down and relax?! I get asked a lot ‘do you still drink alcohol with #Crohns ?’ and anyone who follows me knows that indeed I do! But I am not ashamed because I am in tune with my body and my mental health - and I have the tools to make informed decisions for my health. Sometimes that means not drinking, but often I will make the decision to enjoy a glass or two. My choices are mine alone. And I know sometimes for my mental health, a cold glass of wine or G&T with my girls is just what I need 💖 Hoping you all have the most wonderful weekend 🌟 #abellyfulloffood • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #intolerances #realtalk #fridayfeeling #positivity #londoninfluencer #journolife
‘Why don’t you start a food diary? Then you might actually be able to identify a pattern, rather than speculating’. That was my Mum back in 2015 when I first started cutting things out of my diet to help my #Crohns (somewhat of a breakthrough in my IBD journey for sure!) Fast forward to 2018 and I was kindly gifted one of @thefooddiaryco diaries and I have found it an incredible place to document absolutely everything about my diet & lifestyle. It’s basically become my journal ✏️and I can actually make positive changes based on my body! I’ve written my whole food diary experience on the #blog (link in bio) and so excited to offer you guys an exclusive 10% of a diary of your very own. Use the code ‘BELLY10’ at the check out 💫 Ps please note yogurt bowls are suitable for any meal, including evening dessert🤣🙌🏼 #abellyfulloffood#gifted • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #foodietravel #ibs #crohnsdisease #crohnsandcolitis #colitis #intolerances #symptoms #fooddiary #discountcode #invisibleillness #livingwithibd
GLUTEN FREE PIZZA GOALZ😍🍕 Having spent much of this month with schedules out of sync, Josh & I finally got a Saturday date night and headed to our fave Italian in London! 😍 @pizzeriapappagone is always absolutely heaving, with a mega pizza and pasta menu and a brilliant wine menu too 😉 Any pizza can be made GF, as well as the pasta dishes so I went for their Frutti Di Mare pizza which is also naturally dairy free! It’s heaped with fresh seafood on top of deliciously herby, garlic sauce. DIVINE😍 Pappagonne’s is in north London near Stroud Green and I would definitely recommend making a reservation. Can you believe we sat outside mid October?! Perfect night out 🙌🏼🍕🇮🇹 #abellyfulloffood (baggy top ideal for stuffing your face and therefore a perfect addition to #mybloatedwardrobe ) • • • • • • #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodie #foodblogger #foodblogeats #foodblog #forkyeah #senzaglutine #glutenfreelife #glutenfreedairyfree #dairyfreelife #londonfoodie #singluten #sansgluten #glutenfreepizza #glutenfreeitalian #glutenfreeuk #glutenfreeitaly #londonfoodblogger #pizzaislife #pizzaislove
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