12 things you’ll understand if you suffer from bloating

If you have coeliac disease – or any food allergy or intolerance – you’re likely to have issues with bloating. It’s something I see fellow gluten free-ers posting about all the time, and a problem which seems to blight us all! Just look at the success of the lovely Lottie…

15 ways to make someone with coeliac disease angry

As someone with coeliac disease, it doesn’t take a lot to make me feel a bit ragey about food. There are many things that can be frustrating on a gluten free diet, and make you want to spontaneously combust with annoyance. But no fear, friends, we’re all in it together!…

The 11 emotional stages of a gluten free diet (as illustrated by the cast of Friends)

Sometimes, when all seems dark with your coeliac disease diagnosis, it’s important to look on the bright side. And as we all love a GIF or two, and it’s prime time for the January blues, I’m bringing some coeliac humour back this week.  Starting a gluten free diet can be a…

10 things that happen to gluten free people in the build up to Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re on a gluten free diet, it’s either an exciting or a terrifying time. For those excited about the festive season and the new gluten free products popping up everywhere, I salute you. What a time to be alive! For those looking…

‘Heat kills residual gluten’ and other ridiculous things I’ve heard this week

Heat does not ‘kill residual gluten’. I felt I needed to start this blog post by stating this very obvious fact, because sadly, this sentence has set the gluten free Twittersphere on fire this week. You see, someone had emailed pub chain Wetherspoon and asked if the halloumi fries were…

14 things that are WAY too exciting when you’re on a gluten free diet

Ask many people on a gluten free diet, and they’ll tell you it can suck. I, however, do not agree with this! In fact, being on a gluten free diet tends to mean I get highly excited about things which, well, ‘normal’ people just don’t care about.  But there is…

23 stupid things people have said about being gluten free

As if having coeliac disease wasn’t bad enough, you have to put up with people saying some pretty stupid things. I get it – the population isn’t as clued up on coeliac disease and a gluten free diet as it should be, which is probably why diagnosis rates are still…

Seven products I wish there was a gluten free version of in the UK

We’re very lucky here in the UK that gluten free food is so readily available. Free from aisle are bigger than they have ever been and so many brands have gluten free versions of their best products. But is it too selfish that there are some products I WISH were…

12 things everyone with coeliac disease has done (even if they won’t admit it)

Having coeliac disease is never easy. From reading ingredients lists and negotiating meals out to having to discuss your bowel habits with strangers, there’s plenty us coeliac disease sufferers have to put with with. Here are 12 things everyone with coeliac disease has done – but might not admit to!…

18 things that happen when you eat out on a gluten free diet

Finding gluten free restaurants when you have coeliac disease can be tricky. A lot of people with coeliac disease are frightened of eating out due to bad past experiences – or lack of gluten free choice. But just remember, we’re all in it together! Here are 18 things that happen…

13 things every coeliac feels about gluten free brownies (as illustrated by Michael Scott)

If there is one thing every coeliac hates, it’s ANOTHER gluten free brownie. That feeling when you walk into a coffee shop or cafe and the only gluten free offering is the humble chocolate brownie. In fact, when I wrote my post on 19 things you’ll understand if you have…

19 things you’ll only understand if you have coeliac disease

It’s not easy being gluten free. Yes, gluten free food is readily available in the free from aisle and there’s never been so much knowledge about coeliac disease. But there are some struggles that only people with coeliac disease will understand. Let me sum them up with the help of…