Category: Reviews

ilumi Mediterranean Banquet Review

We were recently contacted by our friends at Ilumi World and asked to review one of their banquets. We chose the Mediterranean one as the selection of food sounded great, although it has to be said it was hard to choose as they all looked fantastic.   We were very eager to await its arrival and we did not have...

Ed’s Easy Diner goes gluten free | The Edinburgh Reporter

  An American style diner which has just recently arrived in Edinburgh has launched a GF accredited gluten-free menu – meaning people with coeliac disease can now get their Fifties diner fix at all 35 Ed’s Easy Diners across the UK.Thrilled to be the first burger chain to be accredited by Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac...

Knowledge and Understanding in the World of Gluten

This blog brings to the forefront of the mind a matter which many Coeliac’s must think about every time they eat out. How much do chef’s and waiters/waitresses actually know about cross contamination of gluten and other allergens? The answer is probably – not much! You can’t blame the staff in situations like this, you have the blame the management...

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....

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...

Breville Twin Paddle Bread Maker Review 0

Breville Twin Paddle Bread Maker Review

The Breville Twin Paddle Bread Makerhas the advantage of being larger than other machines, so you get a larger loaf. However the downside of this is that there are two paddles which then need to be removed from the loaf. The non-stick coating on the paddles is not particularly good which means that we ended up with a largish hole...

Russell Hobbs 18036 Breadmaker Review 0

Russell Hobbs 18036 Breadmaker Review

The Russell Hobbs 18036 Breadmakeris a superb breadmaker for gluten free bread that has a quick bake function which only takes 55 minutes to bake a loaf of bread. The 18036 comes with a delay timer as most bread makers do, however; due to the nature of Gluten Free bread it is not practical to use the timer function, the...

VonShef Multifunctional Bread Maker Review

VonShef Multifunctional Bread Maker Review

The VonShef Multifunctional Bread Maker is not English made and this is reflected in the instruction booklet. However, if you have used other bread makers this shouldn’t be too hard to fathom out. It does make fantastic bread, once you get the ratios of flour to water right, if you want to make some of the more fancy breads that...