Author: Stephen

Save At The Italian Delicatessen Nife Is Life

We came across a great online Deli called ‘Nife Is Life’, it’s a novel idea that actually works really well. Many of their mainstream products are naturally gluten free (such as cheeses, yoghurts, fresh fish and wine etc.). However when doing a search for gluten free on their site they do a nice selection of gluten free pastas in types...

Lidl Offering Gluten Free Food Again

I was delighted when Nicola came back from here weekly shop at Lidl with some gluten free goodies. She bought a box of teacakes and orange jaffa cakes as a treat and apparently thet were very good value when compared to the other supermarkets. It appears Lidl have started selling a selection of gluten free goodies by Kelkin, at least...

Top 5 Restaurants for a Valentines Gluten Free Meal

Valentines day, a time of love and romance, when lovers the world over can enjoy a carefree evening of gazing ninto each others eyes over a romantic meal. That is unless you are a coeliac in which case part of your evening can be spent staring at a menu trying to detect what elements of a meal may contain gluten....

The Dangers of Self Diagnosis and Coeliac Disease

Recently there seems to be a growing trend towards people taking up a gluten free diet without actually being diagnosed as having coeliac disease. Part of this increase is no doubt down to what seems like a glut of celebrity endorsements for a gluten free diet, Novak Djokovic and Gwyneth Paltrow to name two. With names like these endorsing the...

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

  Fellow coeliacs will be fully aware of the problems when eating Chinese food – eating out in a Chinese restaurant or having a Chinese takeaway is a big no-no. The culprit of this block on Chinese food is the humble Soy Sauce. As all you fellow coeliacs know gluten can hide in the most seemingly innocuous of places (gravy...

Redditch Beefeater Restaurant - Eating Out A Coeliacs Review

Redditch Beefeater Restaurant – Eating Out A Coeliacs Review

Eating out is definitely the hardest part of being a coeliac. Whenever we go out for a meal or decide to have lunch out somewhere new I dread it. I can sometimes feel the panic rise up in me before we leave the house, especially if we are going out with others. I don’t worry about whether or not I...

Bread Maker Comparison - Our Top 5 Bread Making Machines

Bread Maker Comparison – Our Top 5 Bread Making Machines

There’s nothing nicer than the smell of fresh bread. It has been proven to make us kinder to strangers and estate agents recommend having the smell of fresh bread in your house if you are trying to sell it. The idea being that it creates a sense of warmth. It has also been proven to sell more in shops. Quite...

Gluten Free Fish and Chips - A Review Of Peter's Pan Fish Bar, Barnt Green

Gluten Free Fish and Chips, Peter’s Pan Fish Bar, Barnt Green – A Review

After I was diagnosed as a coeliac in 2005 I quickly stopped missing the convenience (and tastiness) of fast food. Don’t get me wrong I was never an enormous purchaser of takeaways; MacDonald’s was nice but often left me feeling hungry half an hour later, and I always felt pizzas’ left me feeling bloated and stuffed more than the stuffed...

Morphy Richards 48326 Manual Breadmaker Review 0

Morphy Richards 48326 Manual Breadmaker Review

The Morphy Richards 48326 Manual Breadmaker is a very good bread machine, that has 13 settings including pizza dough cakes and more importantly a gluten free bread option. It has a quick bake option if you are in a hurry (takes 85 minutes) and a keep warm function if you are not quite ready to eat your loaf once it...

Coeliac Disease and Losing Weight 0

Coeliac Disease and Losing Weight

Lots of coeliacs’ lose weight just before they are identified; it is usually one of the reasons individuals go to their doctor to begin with. As soon as the patient is on a gluten-free diet plan the symptoms disappear, and as a result of better absorption or just eating much more, some people gain way too much weight. Losing weight...

The Best Gluten Free Pancake Batter Recipe Ever 0

The Best Gluten Free Pancake Batter Recipe Ever

For years we have been buying a Gluten Free pancake batter as when my hubby was first diagnosed we tried a recipe with gluten free flour and it was horrible. However this year I realised we had run out of batter mix so looked up a recipe again. To my amazement this recipe really worked and made the most delicious...