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Gluten-free Greggs: Are the bakery’s new soups safe for coeliacs?

Gluten-free Greggs: Are the bakery’s new soups safe for coeliacs?

There’s been a lot of excitement surrounding the gluten-free Greggs range. But there’s also been a lot of anti-climaxes. The first being that the chain WASN’T DOING GLUTEN-FREE PASTIES. Lord, what I’d give for a Festive Bake. Anyway, the bakery launched a gluten-free porridge, which […]

Gluten-free in Durham: Coeliac bakery of dreams

Gluten-free in Durham: Coeliac bakery of dreams

As much as I grow giddy with excitement whenever a new restaurant chain bags itself a Coeliac UK accreditation, I bloody love finding a new independent gluten-free bakery or eatery. Today I got very lucky when looking for gluten-free in Durham. The Lily Tree Bakery had […]

Gluten-free beers made using chestnuts are a hit with coeliacs

Gluten-free beers made using chestnuts are a hit with coeliacs

Naturally gluten-free beer is being launched by more and more breweries. Malts, ales and pilsners are being catered to those with coeliac disease, using alternative grains such as rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and gluten-free oats. This kind of gluten-free beer is much better for anyone […]

REVIEW: Jackie’s Restaurant – Gluten-Free Santa Ponsa

REVIEW: Jackie’s Restaurant – Gluten-Free Santa Ponsa

I’ve been known to walk three miles for a gluten-free croissant, in 28-degree heat, only to reach my destination and find out it’s closed. Then walk the three miles back, frothing with hanger and mild sunstroke. That’s the problem when you stay somewhere that’s not close […]

‘May contain gluten’: Be careful with these Morrisons items

‘May contain gluten’: Be careful with these Morrisons items

Wanna play a game? That’s exactly what you’re doing when you eat the following items. These are just a tiny sample of foods I’ve found in Morrisons that absolutely 100% shouldn’t contain gluten, but for some reason or other, the manufacturing methods are unsuitable for people with […]

The ultimate guide to gluten-free Sorrento

The ultimate guide to gluten-free Sorrento

Italy isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to gluten-free dining. Avalanches of flour, chefs tossing sticky dough and bowls of wheat-laden spaghetti whizzing by your head: a trattoria kitchen is to gluten-dodgers what Snake Island is to Brazil. But I’ve visited […]

REVIEW: Foreigner’s Club – Gluten Free Restaurant in Sorrento

REVIEW: Foreigner’s Club – Gluten Free Restaurant in Sorrento

Before flying to Sorrento, I have to admit I was a teeny bit nervous. Unlike Italy’s capital, there wasn’t realms of ‘gluten-free Sorrento’ resources to plan out my food itinerary. And as much as I’m a bit of a free spirit, when it comes to […]

Gluten-free recipe: Thai prawn & coconut soup

Gluten-free recipe: Thai prawn & coconut soup

Nothing beats Thai flavours. The tang of lemon grass, the fire of ginger, the spicy tingle of chilli. Throw in some pingingly zingy lime,  garlic’s robust kick, fresher-than-fresh coriander and an exotic coconut hug – you’ve got yourself a party. Luckily for us, gluten-free Thai recipes […]

REVIEW: O’Parrucchiano aka ‘The Home of Cannelloni’ in Sorrento

REVIEW: O’Parrucchiano aka ‘The Home of Cannelloni’ in Sorrento

The first thing I noticed about Sorrento was the lemons. Lemon biscuits, lemon soap, lemons embroidered into tea-towels, boozy lemony liqueurs. Lemons, lemons, lemons. Just as James Joyce once said a good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub, the same could […]

No-bake After Eight gluten-free cheesecake recipe

No-bake After Eight gluten-free cheesecake recipe

Sometimes, my mam whips up something so effortlessly and blows our fragile minds (and makes us put on at least five pounds). This week, it was a mint-choc After Eight gluten-free cheesecake. It’s the richest, most flavoursome, indulgent cheesecake I’ve even had – and she […]