The Farmers Arms at Great Ecc didn't just have a beautiful atmosphere, modern decor and friendly, helpful staff but they catered to my intolerances, along with having a very exciting menu for all to enjoy.
They didn't just take my order though and do as I had asked but they wrote down all my intolerances to ensure that cross-contamination didn't occur! This never gets addressed when eating out. This was very comforting for me. As many times I have eaten safe foods, yet still felt unwell due to cross contamination.
Yes there are people out there that don't eat gluten, wheat etc through choice but so many of us do become extremely ill from these products and therefore kitchens and chefs do need to be aware, pay attention and take extra care when preparing, cooking and serving food for the customer.
We all had a lovely evening, with delicious food. My requirements weren't made out to be any trouble at all. So there was no awkwardness or embarrassment for myself or the waitress/waiter. This makes such a difference.
We had a relaxed, lovely night with no stress or difficulty due to my intolerances. It is extremely difficult finding restaurants who are willing to take the time, care and follow your requirements. Leading many people to avoid going out - miss out on social gathering and meet ups. This shouldn't be happening. We all deserve to enjoy social events with ease.
So please, if you do suffer with a number of intolerances, allergens or have dietary requirements - please, try The Farmer's Arms.
Keep spreading the word and raising awareness. Like my last post highlighted, hopefully restaurants, manufacturers, supermarkets, the food industry & the media are beginning to take note and realise the seriousness of this issue. Not the mention that it is on the rise throughout our society. They need to be on the ball and update which is why I strongly agree with more training! Chefs and waiting staff need to be educated.
Thank you - to the Farmer's Arms for an amazing evening and I am truly grateful as are my family for your hard work, catering to my requirements.
We will be back for a visit in the future!!
Have you eaten at the Farmer's Arms? Did you enjoy your visit? Were your needs met?
If there is anywhere else you visit and receive this kind of service let me know.
Love and peace
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Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.