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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 […]

Malibu & chocolate balls: easy gluten-free vegan recipe

Malibu & chocolate balls: easy gluten-free vegan recipe

The way to my heart is with food… and rum. Luckily for me, the tropical spirit is both safe for coeliacs and dairy-intolerant peeps – making it the perfect addition to this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe that’s ridiculously easy to make. If, like me, you spend an […]

New beer on the block: Carlsberg UK set to launch gluten-free San Miguel

New beer on the block: Carlsberg UK set to launch gluten-free San Miguel

It’s a good time to be a coeliac lager-drinker. Peroni Nastro Azzurro rolled out a gluten-free version of their beer last year – I’ve swilled back a cold bottles in Italy, Pizza Express, and found four-packs in both Tesco and Morrisons. It’s by far the best […]

Gluten-free food on a budget: 11 best supermarkets & the cheapest finds

Gluten-free food on a budget: 11 best supermarkets & the cheapest finds

People who buy gluten free food spend £2,000 a year more than your standard supermarket shopper. TWO GRAND. Personally, I think it’s more than that. Back when I was gluten, dairy, egg, soy, nightshade and everything else free (a nightmare year of following the ‘autoimmune […]

Mama’s dairy-free & gluten-free scone recipe

Mama’s dairy-free & gluten-free scone recipe

How do you pronounce the word ‘scone’? To rhyme with ‘cone’ or to rhyme with ‘gone’? For me and my northern roots, it’s the latter. But this savoury gluten free scone recipe is so good it quite often makes me break out into the long […]

Beyond strawberries: Wimbledon ups its game with a gluten-free picnic

Beyond strawberries: Wimbledon ups its game with a gluten-free picnic

Inequality may still be rife on the court, with Andy Murray speaking out over sexism today. But while the ratio of men to women playing matches remains, shockingly, two-to-one, things have been more positive for the gluten free community this year. For coeliacs, the news is probably […]

What’s new, coeliac disease? Four years on…

What’s new, coeliac disease? Four years on…

I wish there was an off-switch for autoimmune disease. I mean, your own body attacking itself – what’s that all about? Hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution and we can’t even eat a bagel without our lunatic immune system declaring war on our […]

Lunch on the run? Boots Meal Deals go gluten-free

Lunch on the run? Boots Meal Deals go gluten-free

It’s so easy living with coeliac disease; so ridiculously easy eating gluten free… …when everybody else in the world does it too. But guess what? Slowly but surely, gluten free-aks are winning the war. More and more big companies are hopping on the coeliac wagon – […]

Gluten-free London: Niche restaurant review

Gluten-free London: Niche restaurant review

Niche is London’s first Coeliac UK accredited 100% gluten free restaurant. You know what that means? No need to cross-examine the waiting staff countless times, no need to conduct a risk assessment on every dish on the menu and certainly no need to spend half the […]