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…

The coeliac disease vaccine – would you have it?

I’m pretty sure everyone reading this, at some point, has wished for a cure for coeliac disease. So when the news broke this week that a coeliac disease vaccine was entering phase two clinical trials in Australia, there was a lot of buzz about it in the gluten free world.…

My coeliac disease diagnosis story

It’s Coeliac Awareness Week this week, and I wanted to use this as an opportunity to share my coeliac disease diagnosis story. I don’t think it’s something I’ve ever really shared in full on here before (shameful, as I’ve been blogging for so many years!) but I think it’s an…

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…

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…

The best gluten free burgers at The Custom House, Barnstaple

Not only did I get to eat a gluten free burger, but I even got cheesy garlic bread too! If you’re ever in North Devon, this is THE place to visit.

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…

Eating out: Gluten free treats and the best scotch eggs ever at Johns of Instow

I’m a huge fan of Johns of Instow – their whole approach to gluten free food is amazing and Sue and Anthony are always willing and excited about creating new free from products and sourcing produce which is safe for coeliacs. I always stop off at their stall at Barnstaple Real Food…

Travel: Gluten free Mexico at the Grand Bahia Principe, Tulum

A belated post of my fantastic gluten free experience at the Grand Bahia Principe hotel in Tulum, Mexico.

Five ideas for gluten free, egg free breakfasts

Having already cut out dairy and gluten, I decided to try and avoid eggs for a week to see if I felt any better. This was certainly a challenge when it came to breakfasts – here’s what I came up with!

What I have discovered about myself from giving up coffee

After months of feeling rubbish and depending on the horribly addictive but oh-so-tasty drug of coffee, I decided to cut it out and see if I felt better…

Battling my thyroid to reach my lowest ever body fat percentage

It’s been a long old ride, but I’ve been determined to push my body to the limits and really change my whole lifestyle through nutrition and training – thyroid, or no thyroid! And this is only the beginning…

Why you should take a probiotic if you have coeliac disease

Have you ever thought about taking a probiotic? It could help to improve your immune system, maintain a healthy gut and even ease the symptoms of a ‘gluten attack – find out more here…

Five gluten free treats I am loving this week

It’s been a bit of a mental few weeks, and I’ve been really trying hard to get on top of my macros when eating, so my diet hasn’t exactly been the most exciting! However, I’m trying really hard to keep it varied and make sure I don’t get bored. Getting…

Gluten free Uganda – take two!

Back from an incredible trip to Uganda with the charity Amigos Worldwide, here’s how I survived Uganda including gluten free airline food, an amazing safari lodge and more!

Random things a coeliac packs when travelling to Uganda…

As I struggle to pack my rucksack for my trip to Uganda one thing is for sure – I definitely have enough food! Being prepared for trips when you have coeliac disease is essential. Here’s what gluten free goodies I packed…

Making gluten free curries with Boom Kitchen curry kits

Making curries will never be the same again! These gluten free curry kits from Braunton-based Boom Kitchen will make sure you never call for a take away again, they are so delicious and great fun too!

My gluten free 2014 highlights- and what’s to come in 2015

2014, you have been a pretty epic year. From delicious meals at beautiful hotels, to foodie adventures and my first festival experience, I take a look back on my gluten free highlights – and plan what’s next for 2015…

A gluten free Christmas at Highbullen Hotel, North Devon

I recently enjoyed a gorgeous countryside Christmas experience at Highbullen Hotel in North Devon. Read all about the incredible gluten free food they had to offer…

New gluten free cereal from Nestlé

I thought the days of sitting on the sofa with a bowl of cereal were long behind me, but now Nestlé have launched a brand new range of gluten free cereals, I had a delicious treat!

Getting lean gluten free style: A day in the life…

On a mission to improve my health – here’s a day in the life of what I eat, and how I eat it, as I continue my journey to get lean gluten free style, and put my health first…

Gluten free garlic roasted beetroot and caramelised fennel risotto recipe

When Knorr set me the challenge of creating a gluten free recipe with one of their stock pots, I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to get creative. Here’s my perfectly pink gluten free risotto recipe using beetroot and fennel – the food version of a big, fuzzy hug!