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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...

Coeliac Disease Has Tripled Among British Children In The Last 20 Years

Coeliac disease diagnoses have tripled among children in the UK over the last 20 years but those from poorer families are only half as likely to be diagnosed, new research shows. The research from the University of Nottingham, published in the medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, shows that around 1 per cent of children have blood markers for...

National Chocolate Cake Day

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day! Cakes have a rich culinary history. In Greece, cakes (or “plakous”) were heavy and flat, and people served them with nuts and honey. The Romans made cakes that were more like cheesecake or pastry, and presented them as offerings to the gods. In Medieval England, people used the words “bread” and cake” interchangeably to...

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...

How To Make Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

How To Make Gluten Free Breadcrumbs

Purchasing gluten free breadcrumbs can be difficult and expensive so I experimented with making my own and found this recipe to work best. Stephen gets some white rolls on prescription which he finds are very stodgy to eat, so now I turn them in to breadcrumbs and use them in various other recipes. Ingredients One loaf of gluten free bread...

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...

Gluten Free Gravy Recipe 0

Gluten Free Gravy Recipe

Growing up as a child one of my weekly highlights was my Mum’s roast dinner on a Sunday. Especially the gravy that she used to make, so when I grew up and left home this was one thing I made sure I knew how to make so I could carry on enjoying the taste. It was made with flour, Bisto...

Gluten Free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe 0

Gluten Free Apple and Blackberry Crumble Recipe

We recently went to my parents’ house for a meal and as my parents don’t cook gluten free all the time they sometimes struggle to find new and different ideas for recipes. Puddings are always a challenge as they only have gluten flour in the house and as they like to make things from scratch it can be hard to...

How To Make Gluten Free Scotch Eggs 0

How To Make Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are something that is simply not available in gluten free options, many other savoury delights are coming on to the market but I can’t say I have ever seen these. Stephen had previously enjoyed them (like so many other things), but they always sounded way to hard to try to make. Finally I plucked up the courage and...

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...