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Gluten-free ‘Maltesers’ hit the UK (thank you Schar!)

Gluten-free ‘Maltesers’ hit the UK (thank you Schar!)

When was the last time you ate a Malteser? Mourn them no longer – the gluten-free version is coming to Asda on Saturday! I feel like Schar are true revolutionaries for coeliacs who really love chocolate. The gluten-free brand posted a teaser (‘scuse the pun)…

Binge drinking and coeliac disease

Binge drinking and coeliac disease

My first question when I was diagnosed with coeliac disease was: “Can I still have wine though?”. To mine (and my local off-license’s) elation, the answer was yes. I don’t think I’ve ever drank alcohol in moderation. As a child I was painfully shy, so…

A friendly FYI to the world, love from the coeliacs

A friendly FYI to the world, love from the coeliacs

Dear Gluten-Eaters of Planet Earth, This week (May 14-20) is Coeliac Awareness Week. Which makes it the perfect time to indulge in a light-hearted open letter that scrupulously sums up how angry, exhausted, and ready to pack-up and eff-off to Gluten Free Island some of…

Wild about Wildcraft: Dream gluten-free bakery in Leeds

Wild about Wildcraft: Dream gluten-free bakery in Leeds

It’s rare for me to feel enthusiastic about pastry. Long gone are my beloved Costa chocolate twists. And those melt-in-the-mouth baklavas from my old local bakery (Ciao Ciao in Durham, a must-try for any gluten-eaters reading this) are dreams now as flakey as the delicate…

Easy peasy lemon cupcakes (VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE)

Easy peasy lemon cupcakes (VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE)

I’ve been daydreaming about these gluten free vegan lemon cupcakes since their cloud-like frostings first touched my lips last month. It was the birthday of my friend and vegan babe Ami in February – so obviously I needed to bake cakes. Fortunately, my mam has…

White choc peanut butter cups recipe (better than Reese’s)

White choc peanut butter cups recipe (better than Reese’s)

Give me a gluten-free recipe without fancy ingredients, that requires zero baking skills, and I’ll be your BFF for life. And yes – I’m hoping this white chocolate peanut butter cups recipe will make me loads of friends. It’s the only reason I’m sharing it.…

Vegan & gluten-free Cornettos due to hit the UK

Vegan & gluten-free Cornettos due to hit the UK

Just one Cornettooooooo! It’s gluten-freeeee! Well it is now. And you can (kind of) thank PETA. I’m delighted to confirm the animal rights charity has just announced that Cornetto is bringing its dairy-free, gluten-free ice cream to good old Blighty, due to be released in February…

Starbucks milk coffees no longer safe for coeliacs

Starbucks milk coffees no longer safe for coeliacs

Two bits of Starbucks gluten-free news this week. Both completely opposite of each other. The good news: The chain have introduced a Starbucks gluten-free chicken and pesto panini – a hot sandwich, warmed in its own wrapper to avoid cross-contamination. You can get it most…

Why I’m fed up of giving up

Why I’m fed up of giving up

Fresh starts are brilliant. I love the concept of New Year: optimism, goal-setting, washing off the past and getting excited for the 12 months ahead. But I won’t be falling down the same rabbit-hole as last year, or the year before – I won’t be…

RECIPE: Gluten free Christmas pudding cheesecake aka your new favourite dessert

RECIPE: Gluten free Christmas pudding cheesecake aka your new favourite dessert

I’m gonna get one thing straight – I don’t like Christmas pudding. I’m sure no one likes it really, that’s why we set it on fire year after year. But my Mam spends days, weeks, prepping this fruity boy. I’d be a complete heartless bitch…