NEW Gluten Free Storecupboard ebook supporting Coeliac UK

Guys I’ve got a big announcement to make, and I wanted you all to be the first to know! Because I am launching a brand new ebook TODAY called Gluten Free Storecupboard in support of Coeliac UK – and you can buy it RIGHT HERE! In fact, £5 from every single…

Where can you buy gluten free food online in the UK?

The UK seems to have gone nuts at the moment, with everyone panic-buying things they don’t need.  And now that we’re in lockdown, it’s more important than ever to turn to online food delivery services rather than unnecessarily going out of the house when you don’t need to. The problem…

50 ideas of things to do if you’re self-isolating

The latest UK government guidelines have now stated anyone with a long-term health condition or a weakened immune system should being stringent on social distancing and self-isolation (see NHS website here) As well as coeliac disease I am also on immuno-suppresant medication for thyroid eye disease. After speaking to my…

My gluten free storecupboard essentials – and recipes to go with them

I know a lot of people are worrying about stockpiling food at the moment, but with a few essentials there really is no need to worry. You don’t need a mountain of toilet rolls of cupboards of tins – and many of us actually have a lot of these ingredients…

Coeliac disease and coronavirus – should you be worried?

Update for people with coeliac disease: March 17, 2020 Since writing this post, the escalating situation and new Government announcements has put people with coeliac disease in the ‘high risk’ category. Please see Coeliac UK’s latest statement here for the most up-to-date guidance for people with coeliac disease. I will…

10 of the best gluten free cookbooks

Whether you’re new to a gluten free diet, have been diagnosed with coeliac disease or are just looking for more inspiration, it can be hard to know the best gluten free cookbooks to buy. As a blogger I’m very lucky to have tried-and-tested some of the best gluten free cookbooks…

Coeliac FAQs: Commonly asked questions about being gluten free

I’ve been a member of many gluten free and coeliac Facebook groups for a while now, and I see a lot of the same questions being asked. It seems while something are straight cut – no bread, no cakes, no doughnuts – others are a little more confusing. A lot…

15+ gluten and dairy free ice-creams for the heatwave

A heatwave is (apparently) coming today, so the time is right to stock the freezer up with gluten and dairy free ice-creams, lollies, sorbets and more! You just know once the mercury rises the free from sections of the freezers will start to empty. Whether you fancy a Cornetto, scoops…

What is a ‘coeliac check up’ – and do I need one?

The other week I posted on my Instagram account about how I had been invited by my doctors for an ‘annual check up’ because of my coeliac disease. My coeliac disease, I might add, which I have was diagnosed with some 18 years ago and never heard from my doctors…

Get ready for a big announcement…

So myself and Laura Strange from My Gluten Free Guide have got some exciting news that I’ve been absolutely BURSTING to share with you guys for months. And today, after months of work, I can finally reveal….  WE ARE LAUNCHING A BRAND NEW GLUTEN FREE PODCAST!! Oh Crumbs – The…

20+ brands and stands worth visiting at the Allergy and Free From Show 2019

It’s the Allergy and Free From Show this weekend (July 5-7) and there is plenty to be excited about. If you’re a first-timer, it can be a bit daunting to know where to start. There are SO many gluten free things to see! However, I’ve scoured the list of exhibitors…

Plastic packaging and free from foods – how much is too much?

One of my big goals for 2019 has been to reduce the amount of single-use plastics I get use, as well as ultimately reducing the amount of waste we produce as a household in general. But there is one big problem which has been playing on my mind for some…

The Coeliac Series: Eight reasons to stay positive about gluten free life

If there’s one mission I have with this blog, it’s to prove that being diagnosed with coeliac disease doesn’t have to be the end of the world. In fact, for me it has been life-changing in the best of ways. I’ve managed to take my diagnosis and use my experience…

The Coeliac Series: So you’ve been diagnosed with coeliac disease – what now?

Welcome back to the second in The Coeliac Series – a three-part series this week in honour of Coeliac UK Awareness Week 2019. Earlier this week we covered the symptoms of coeliac disease, and now we’re looking at what to when you’ve got a diagnosis. Ok, you’ve just been given…

The Coeliac Series: The symptoms of coeliac disease and how to get tested

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week this week and I’m bringing you a three-part series of posts, The Coeliac Series, with all the information you need about the symptoms of coeliac disease, starting out a gluten free diet, and living a long and happy gluten free life! To kick things off, I’m…

All the bargains and deals for Coeliac UK Awareness Week 2019

I firmly believe that Coeliac Awareness Week is about spreading the awareness of coeliac disease and its symptoms. However, I also appreciate that gluten free food can be expensive, and who doesn’t love a chance to save some cash, right? I know I do! Which is why I’ve been hunting down…

34 things you can do to help your symptoms when you’ve been ‘glutened’

I accidentally glutened myself last week. In over two decades with coeliac disease I’ve never mistakenly taken a bite of the wrong pizza – until now. I made the mistake of making Steve and I virtually identical pizzas, the only fatal flaw being that his contained gluten and mine did…

12 top tips for saving money on a gluten free diet

One thing you hear a lot is that a gluten free diet can be super expensive – which is why you might need my tips for saving money on a gluten free diet. I mean, you only have to look at a £2.99 loaf of gluten free bread versus a…

10 things that have changed since I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease

The other day I forgot my lunch and I nipped into Sainsbury’s to quickly pick up a gluten free sandwich. ‘Great story, thanks for that Sarah’, you must be thinking – but it suddenly dawned on me: I can actually nip to the shop and buy a gluten free sandwich…

12 of the best gluten free lunches on-the-go when you’ve failed at meal prep

I’ve become really, really bad at prepping a gluten free lunch lately. To the point where my wages might as well be paid directly to Marks and Spencer, the amount of lunches I have bought from there. But one good thing about failing to meal prep? All the new gluten…

Eight MORE foods you didn’t know were gluten free in the supermarkets

Don’t you just love it when you pick something up in the supermarket, full expecting not to be able to eat it, only to discover it’s gluten free? Well, my friends, I’ve been on a mission to find the foods that make every gluten free person feel that sense of…

My top tips for cooking the perfect gluten free roast dinner

This post is sponsored by The Real Yorkshire Pudding Co. Roast dinners can seem like a mission at the best of times – but what about when you have to make a gluten free roast dinner with someone who has coeliac disease? Not only do you have to find gluten…

Six things you might not know about coeliac disease

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week this week, and while for many companies it’s become a chance to market their gluten free products, it’s important not to lose sight of the real reason this week exists. For those that don’t know, coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition, and the only cure is…

Spot the difference: How bothered should we be about gluten free packaging?

Last week I posted on Instagram about a new range of sandwiches in M&S. It turns out, these sandwiches have virtually identical packaging and fillings to the Made Without Wheat ones, and are placed on the shelf in exactly the same spot, yet they are not gluten free. I wanted…

What the hell is gluten free wheat starch? And is it safe for coeliacs?

Last year Cadbury’s brought out a new gluten free Rocky Road Mud Cake and it’s got the world asking, what the hell is gluten free wheat starch!? How can wheat starch be gluten free? And is gluten free wheat starch safe for coeliacs?   As so many people were confused…