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?

This week 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…

My top ‘coelihacks’ for surviving the festive period

This post is sponsored by Genius gluten free. A gluten free Christmas can be a daunting prospect if you have coeliac disease, especially if you’re newly diagnosed. But it doesn’t have to be! With so much free from choice available and awareness growing day-by-day, a gluten free diet at Christmas is…

Seven supermarket foods you wouldn’t think are gluten free – but they are!

There are some products you just naturally swerve away from in the supermarket because you think they won’t be gluten free. You don’t even bother picking them up because surely wheat flour is lurking in the ingredients, right? Well, you might be surprised to learn some of these beauties in the…

Your go-to guide to gluten free gravy and stock cubes

Where can you get gluten free gravy and stock cubes? I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, so I’ve hunted down all of the gluten free stock cubes and gravy mixes I could find in my local supermarkets. Gravy or stock cubes often have wheat flour in, and it’s…

Top tips for coeliacs tackling the all inclusive buffet on holiday

Are you a coeliac considering an all inclusive holiday? Nervous about keeping to your gluten free diet on holiday? Here are my top tips for avoiding a ‘glutening’ on holiday…