Gluten Free Archive

Coeliac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet

The term disease is an unfortunate one as there is nothing contagious about this condition, making it difficult for newly diagnosed young people.  The Coeliac UK website explains exactly what this condition is:  “Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and

Summer Smoothies

This summer, in the UK, we’ve been blessed with some beautiful warm and sunny weather, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. When we feel too hot and sticky we often don’t want to eat much yet feel the need for something other than water to rehydrate.

Sunshine on a Plate

‘The woman who puts sunshine on a plate’, is the complementary, and utterly deserved, title given to 2012 MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo in this month’s (August) edition of Red magazine. Evoking sunshine from a dish draws us closer to pleasurable memories; of warmth, long summers, holidays and

Seven simple steps to swap ready-meals for home cooking

Horse meat and veterinary tranquilizers found in UK supermarket frozen beef burgers and beef Bolognese!   This scandal in the food production chain this week has sparked a massive investigation in the UK, Ireland and Europe.  Somehow, I feel that this may just be the tip of

5 dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free alternatives for breakfast

Are you stuck for breakfast ideas for your sensitive child?Does your child have dairy or egg allergies?Does anyone in your family suffer with Coeliac diease and require a gluten free diet?Are you a regular mummy with regular kids who are just bored of toast or cereal every

Masterchef for mummies – 10 easy meals for your kids to enjoy

As I sit here writing this post, the latest season of MasterChef ‘the professionals’ has started on our TV. I love my cooking and love watching these chefs panic as they stare at a table of random ingredients pondering what to cook for the judges as part

Lovely Lunchboxes

My approach to health and well-being is based on Optimum Nutrition.  This means including as many nutrients as possible every day to ensure the best possible levels of energy, immune system function, digestion, emotional well-being and glowing vitality.  To put it simply, it is swapping foods that

Chicken Nuggets V. Nuggets of Wisdom!

Following on from Kelly’s fantastic post about terrible parenting, I too can hold my hands up and admit that, even as a nutritional therapist, I do occasionally let my kids have chicken nuggets, chips and fizzy drinks.  (I hear your sharp intakes of breath!)  However, the line

Lovely Lunchboxes

My approach to health and well-being is based on Optimum Nutrition. This means including as many nutrients as possible every day to ensure the best possible levels of energy, immune system function, digestion, emotional well-being and glowing vitality. To put it simply, it is swapping foods that