Dalyan, Turkey

Having holidayed in Dalyan several times before being diagnosed with coeliac disease, I was keen to go back and continue enjoying this lovely resort. Last year was my first trip to Dalyan on a gluten free diet and I must admit that I struggled. The hotel didn’t know what was in their food so, other…

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

I spent 2 weeks on the Costa Teguise, Lanzarote in August 2019 and found it to be really, really easy to eat well gluten free there. I speak good Spanish, which obviously helped, but the vast majority of restaurants had at least 1 person who spoke good English. I doubt it would be much more…

107 Dining Room, Heswall

107 Dining Room, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0AF I love eating here and never fail to be impressed by their outstanding gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. From the moment you sit down, 107 Dining Room is ahead on points because they have a full gluten free menu, separate from the gluten-containing menu. So you don’t…

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