Yo Samdy Sam

Sam is an autistic advocate, renewable energy and EV enthusiast, mother to a toddler, living in the Netherlands but originally British. She makes YouTube videos as Yo Samdy Sam. Tip Jar ---> https://ko-fi.com/yosamdysam
Yo Samdy Sam has written 24 posts for The Happy Coeliac

Delicious gluten-free cornbread

Cornbread is very much an American thang, and my first introduction to it was back in the days of gluten, when I visited a friend in Nashville in 2005. It has a sweetness and butteriness that I had never tasted before in anything that claimed to be bread! Now that I am 100% gluten-free, cornbread … Continue reading

Lemon-lime cupcakes – your new BGFF (best gluten-free friend)

This recipe has a story, so for those who just want the ingredients, scroll straight down. Last year, back in the days of gluten, I came across a lemon sour cream cake recipe which changed my life. Well, perhaps an exaggeration. However, it was one of the best cake recipes I’ve ever tasted. I came … Continue reading

Restaurant “review” – Raynes Park Tavern

On Sunday, my boyfriend, brother and I went in search of a nice pub lunch in our local area. After some wandering we came across the Raynes Park Tavern. As usual, I checked the menu, and resigned to probably having to eat a baked potato, I went up to the bar to ask whether they … Continue reading

Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie!

In the year before I was diagnosed as coeliac, I really came into my own as a baker. I was in heaven, making cupcakes and soft pretzels, brownies and pies. I even considered having a little side business to bring in a bit of money. Since going gluten-free, I still hadn’t eaten pie again. Until … Continue reading

The not-so-happy coeliac…

After my glowing review of Hell Pizza the other day, I may be forced to admit it was premature. I think I was subjected to gluten contamination there. I had assumed that the symptoms I was getting were from lactose intolerance and/or eating too much. I’m still relatively new to eating gluten-free, and because until … Continue reading

Restaurant review – Hell Pizza, Shepherd’s Bush

*** UPDATE: Was “glutened” after this visit to Hell Pizza. Be sure to ask them what cross contamination measures they take, and if in doubt, don’t risk it*** Mmmmmm….. Now before I start salivating again, I do have two gripes with Hell Pizza: They charge £2 extra for a gluten-free base (like we don’t already … Continue reading

How to cater for your coeliac or gluten-intolerant friend

More and more people are being diagnosed with food intolerances and allergies, but none are so hard to cater for as the friend who can’t eat gluten. In the Western world, gluten is in so many foods we take for granted and used in so many premade foods, that the thought of accommodating your friend … Continue reading

Pho review featured on Travel Gluten Free!

The owner of Travel Gluten Free contacted me to ask if I would be willing to have my review of Pho on the website. TGF is an excellent recourse, and will get better and better as more people contribute so I urge you to check it out if you’re planning to travel! Here is a … Continue reading

Gluten-free pizza – the elephant in the room

It’s just not the same. As much as you can experiment with alternatives, gluten is what makes pizza and bread taste, well, pizza-y and bready. Sigh. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to live without pizza. I can’t keep convincing myself I don’t miss it. So I made GF pizza for lunch. My recipe … Continue reading

Restaurant review – Pho, Wardour Street

Although my home cooking is now almost totally on track going gluten-free, it is always difficult and a bit nerve-wracking eating out. When my friend suggested we eat at Pho, a Vietnamese street food cafe in Soho, I scanned through their menu online and was impressed.  Most, if not all, of their dishes are based … Continue reading

About me

I'm Samantha, a freelance writer from London, UK. Since being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in March 2011 I have embraced the gluten-free lifestyle, and am committed to finding delicious alternatives to my favourite foods!

I also have a personal blog.