Asda’s Cookies & Cream biscuits

I spotted these biscuits in Asda and thought I’d give them a try. It’s so rare to see filled gluten free biscuits I was excited to taste these. They cost £1.30 for 8 biscuits so, whilst not exactly cheap, they’re much better value than other biscuits such as Schar. The outer packaging is bright and…

I’m glad it’s not just me!

I read a lot of articles about Coeliac Disease. Not to learn about the disease, I’ve got that sorted, but to learn about other people with the disease. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one feeling a certain way. This article is great – now I know there are at least 2 of…

Easter Buns

These buns have the texture of bread, the shape of muffins and the taste of Hot Cross Buns. A very tasty hybrid, they’re at their best on the day you bake them although a good layer of butter works wonders the day after.

Two years on…

Thursday marked 2 years since I went gluten free so I have been reflecting on my second year on Planet Coeliac. This year was definitely easier than its predecessor. Having already done gluten free Christmas, Easter, birthdays etc. once, I was much more confident approaching these events this year. I knew I could buy or…

Success!!

Bread is my nemesis. It has been for the past 19 months since I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Before then I was perfectly capable of baking a good loaf of bread. I enjoyed making it, I enjoyed smelling it cook and I enjoyed eating it. Then my culinary world imploded and I was left…

Eating out is not as simple as it used to be!

Choosing a restaurant used to be a pleasure, scrolling through menu after menu on the websites of literally any restaurant I fancied. Since going gluten free, it has become significantly more of a challenge. Meals out need to be carefully researched, menus checked, reviews scrutinised. Inevitably I feel like I’m inconveniencing friends and family by…

Birthday Cake

It has been a while since I last posted on here but my Mum’s birthday, today, was a great opportunity to get baking again. (The diet is on hold!) Last night we went out for a meal and found a restaurant really putting others to shame when it comes to gluten free.Their gluten free menu…

A good read

Today marks the start of Coeliac Awareness Week 2017 and I’m helping Coeliac UK to spread the word. I read this article in the Huffington Post today and thought I’d share it. Please share it again if you’re interested in supporting us. Thanks. http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/16425668

Simnel Cake

When I was diagnosed with coeliac disease I thought my days of enjoying Simnel Cake were over. This recipe works a treat though and it’s very easy to make. Happy Easter everyone!

Oat & Sultana Muffins

I adapted this recipe from a gluten-filled version I had. The muffins are easy to make and taste really good. Recipe -Makes 12 muffins 85g gluten free oats 250ml milk 1tsp lemon juice 120g margarine 100g light brown sugar 1 egg 120g gluten free self-raising flour 1tsp gluten free baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of…

My GF city break

When I decided I wanted a short break somewhere this month, I did my research before I booked anywhere. Staying within the UK was the plan anyway but I knew that would give me the back-up option of familiar chain restaurants if local, independent options failed. We settled on Edinburgh. Research suggested there were plenty…