A very important lesson: How not to make soup

Trying out recipes is like a continual game of Russian Roulette – addictive, exciting, and at times, dangerous. One of the most versatile and fulfilling recipes is for soup – which can be as easy, decadent or fancy as you please. But it occured to me the other night, as…

The things you learn…

I don’t know about anyone else, but since becoming a Coeliac it has become a routine to scan the ingredients list of any product I come across. Even if I know I can or can’t eat it anyway – it’s like this overwhelming curiosity that I just want to know…

A busy weekend – no oats!

So it’s day four of the oat detox and apart from coming down with a hideous cold (timing, as always, is impeccable!) I seem to be feeling a lot better! My stomach seems to be feeling a lot better, and I’ve started to wake up hungry again – which hasn’t…

My oat detox – day one!

I remember (a loooooong time ago!) when I was first diagnosed with CD, and I asked my GP if I would be OK to eat oats still. “Well I guess so, just try them and if you feel ill then stop eating them” (or words to that effect at least…

Please help me with my survey!

Hey guys, here’s a little quick post for those who haven’t seen my pleading on Facebook and Twitter, I need your help!!!! I am currently working on my final year project for Uni which is a magazine feature looking at the diagnosis of Coeliac disease, how long it takes to…

Links with Thyroid Disease – My Experience

Imagine feeling constantly tired, hot when everyone else is injumpers and scarves, and not being able to keep up with your friends walking along without breaking into a sweat – sound embarrassing? Welcome to the world of thyroid problems…. Autoimmune diseases, such as Coeliac Disease, are known to be linked…

M&S recall “non-gluten-free” Gluten Free Cakes!

It’s always quite amusing when shops get stuff wrong and have to recall products…until it’s something that could seriously affect your health. The new Free From range, Made Without Wheat, brought out by Marks and Spencer this year has been off to a flying start. I’m definitely a fan of…

Warburtons to make gluten free range!

So the news of the gluten free grapevine this morning is that Warburtons is going to be bringing out a range of gluten free products! Coeliac UK reported yesterday: “The gluten-free market is growing as household name Warbutons is developing an exciting Free From range which will help provide more…

Misdiagnosis – has this happened to you?

So whilst currently researching an article I’m writing (I will post details once it’s publish hopefully December time!) I came across an interesting fact from Coeliac UK. According to a survey run by the charity in 2009 on 1,600 of it’s members, nearly 60% were previously diagnosed with IBS. Other…

Vouchers Galore!!

So it’s been a while due to lack of internet connection at my new house! Unfortunately this post is just a quick one, but a good breakthrough on the gluten free grounds I feel! I always get annoyed when you get vouchers in supermarkets for money off products like bread…

Mouldy bread…time for a rant again!

And this time, you’ll all be pleased to know, I’m aiming it at the NHS! When I placed my gluten-free prescription, I ordered Juvela Fresh Fibre Rolls as they were so delicious before. These are ordered in eight packets of five rolls, and as my doctor accidentally put one packet…

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

I’m seriously considering the idea of setting up some sort of gluten free muffin business. Check out these white chocolate and raspberry muffins I made earlier! Is this something that would interest you? Honest opinions please gluten-free gurus!!

Let’s hear it for the Chain Stores

Whenever I thought of getting gluten free food on the go, I used to avoid chain stores such as Costa Coffee or Marks and Spencers, and head for the health foor shops instead. Call me naive or slow winded (or both!?) but suddenly a whole new empire of gluten free…

A rant to Tesco Braunton

After feeling a little peckish this evening, I decided to run to Tescos and grab some goodies to snack on. The Tescos here in Braunton is a little small so naturally the Free From aisle is smaller than in other stores. However, this is usually a really good in the fact…

Praise for Sainsbury’s

I can honestly say that I think Sainsbury’s is the best supermarket around. Their FreeFrom range is constantly expanding, and even their Facebook page boasts their Easter specials for gluten-free people. When I was walking through there the other day, I notied by the checkout they had a leaflet for…

Mega Apologies

Just when you get to grips with technology, it always breaks! I was just getting into the swing of things with my blog, getting it properly launched and grounded, when my laptop breaks. I turn it on, the screen is black, and now it’s gone away to the land of…

Soothe Your Insides

As all Coeliacs will know, it’s easy for your stomach/intestines to get irritated about something when you have a gluten-intolerance. The gluten damages the villi of your intestine, leaving it weak. Sometimes it’s easy to eat gluten by accident, and even the tiniest bit can flare up your symptoms. But…

Well Catered For!

So the reason I wasn’t blogging much this weekend was that I was away on a family meet-up for my Aunt and Uncle’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary! I did write the post all out last night but then I somehow deleted it all (oops!) so let’s start again 😛 They had…

Which bread for what?

So the main staple food us Coeliacs miss is bread – but with so many options on the market and so many ways to use them, which bread is best for which meal? I decided to find out…. Perfect for… Garlic Bread Buttery, garlicy and soft – all you would…

Gluten Free Fish and Chips

It’s not always the everyday foods that Coeliacs miss. Special treats such as take-aways and meals out are often more of a difficulty if you’re gluten free, especially if you’re a fan of fish and chips. But if you’re on Facebook, then one woman has the answer to finding fish…

Three reasons NOT to hate Coeliac disease.

Ok, so being a Coeliac isn’t easy. Watching your friends eating all the things you dream of tasting again is hard work, and sometimes it can make you down-right miserable. So here’s my top three reasons not to hate being gluten-free! 1. You can educate others. I feel as if…

I want your feedback!

Just a quick one – I’m interested to get your feedback on what you would like to see on this blog, and where you shop for your gluten free products! Please fill out these polls so that I can make this blog more relevant to you! It will only take…

Thankyou Genius Gluten Free!

Just a small note as I sit and sip a Gaymers (mmm, Cider!) I have long been subscribed to the e-newsletter of Genius (the best gluten free bread company in existance – review here!!) and when I got it today, I noticed that there was a small section about gluten…

Love-Hate Relationship

So, the news has been slowly circulating this week that the Australians MAY have found a vaccine for Coeliacs (story here). This got me thinking – even if there was a cure available in years to come – would I want it? You’re probably thinking that I’m mad, but I’ve…

Just a Quickie…

Firstly, I would like to say a BIG thankyou to everyone who has been following my blog! This has been a new venture of mine and to have had over 1,000 hits in less than a month is amazing! I really hope that this blog has been, and will continue…