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Gluten-Free Teabags

Gluten-Free Teabags – A Coeliac Disease Urban Legend

Now urban legends are urban folklore that was created by stories weaved together and circulated around until most people have accepted them as truths. There are different kinds of urban myths and covers a wide range of subject matter. It’s not impossible to find that even diseases have their own folklore. A coeliac disease urban legend revolves around teabags containing gluten which can trigger the disease. For those who do not know, coeliac disease is a condition where the small intestines get inflamed due to the consumption of food containing gluten. Gluten is a protein commonly found in food made […]

Gluten-Free Baked Mac & Cheese

Gluten-Free Baked ‘Mac & Cheese’

Ingredients: 1 box ( 1 lb / 454 g ) Notta Pasta Fettuccine 4 Tbsp butter 1 small onion, minced 3 Tbsp potato starch* 3 cups whole milk 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves 1 bay leaf 2 & 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan *Potato starch is found in the baking aisle or Jewish food section of the grocery store. Directions Put a large pot of salted water on to boil for pasta. Butter a 9″X13″ baking dish. Preheat broiler to high. Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan […]

Tested Advice For Cooking Delicious Meals Without Gluten

Tested Advice For Cooking Delicious Meals Without Gluten

Cooking can be a great way to spend time, especially if you enjoy it. By all means, tuck these tips away for when you need them the most. Getting a sense of fulfilment from the act of cooking is something that only some people truly know. If you’re one of them, you’re lucky indeed. There is no one in the world who is incapable of learning how to cook. Some people just need a little more practice than others. Lots of people make the mistake of giving up learning to cook after failing to get a recipe right the first […]

The Trials Of Eating In Restaurants

The Trials Of Eating In Restaurants On A Gluten-Free Diet

Eating out when you are on a restricted diet always has the potential for difficulty. Recently I was reminded of this when we went out for a late Sunday meal. As always we had spoken to the restaurant, in fact, it is one I have used before. Gravy is the usual problem for a traditional Sunday roast dinner. However, we were assured that the chef would produce a gluten-free version. So far I have yet to find any catering establishment that produces a gluten-free Yorkshire pudding. If you know of one please let us know so we can spread the […]

The Dangers of Self Diagnosis and Coeliac Disease

The Dangers of Self Diagnosis and Coeliac Disease

Recently there seems to be a growing trend towards people taking up a gluten-free diet without actually being diagnosed as having coeliac disease. Part of this increase is no doubt down to what seems like a glut of celebrity endorsements for a gluten-free diet. For example, Novak Djokovic and Gwyneth Paltrow both follow gluten-free diets. With names like these endorsing the diet you can see why so many people are taking it up. You can then fully understand why supermarkets are increasing their range. The increase in variety on our supermarket shelves is fantastic news to all fellow coeliac sufferers, […]

Gluten Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

Gluten-Free Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls Recipe

Fellow coeliacs will be fully aware of the problems when eating Chinese food – eating out in a Chinese restaurant or having a Chinese takeaway is a big no-no. The culprit of this block on Chinese food is the humble Soy Sauce. As all you fellow coeliacs know gluten can hide in the most seemingly innocuous of places (gravy granules anyone) and Soy Sauce is one of those places. The annoying thing to me is that there are plenty of gluten-free Soy Sauce brands and types on the market, including Tamari, Kikkoman, Yutaka and Shoyu. However, as with many gluten-free […]

Gluten Free Scotch Eggs

Gluten-Free Scotch Egg Recipe

Scotch eggs are something that is simply not available in gluten-free options, many other savoury delights are coming on to the market but I can’t say I have ever seen these. Stephen had previously enjoyed them (like so many other things), but they always sounded way too hard to try to make. Finally, I plucked up the courage and gave them a go! The results were delicious and even our 8-year-old daughter thought they were lovely. Ingredients 4 x Hard Boiled Eggs with shells removed Pack of gluten-free sausages (approx 6 should be fine) Gluten-free Flour Beaten Egg Gluten-free Breadcrumbs […]

Food Preparation For Coeliac Disease

Food Preparation For Coeliac Disease & Gluten-Free Cooking

Coeliac disease sufferers experience a digestive condition that forces them to follow a strict diet plan. Coeliac people have trouble digesting any food that has gluten in it, like wheat or grain, barley and rye. Food preparation for people with coeliac disease can be a difficulty. A gluten-free diet plan indicates staying clear of meals that contain gluten like bread, noodles, grain, biscuits and a lot of refined food that has wheat or grain, barley or rye. If they are your staple meals then you have to change your way of living or find different ingredients. To keep variety in […]

Oats And Coeliac Disease

What About Oats And Coeliac Disease?

Oats also include the normally healthy protein gluten. There are numerous conflicts between oats and coeliac disease. An individual with coeliac disease experiences vitamin deficiencies with the brain, nerves, bones, liver and various other vital body organs and various other health problems. What takes place is that the individual with coeliac disease consumes foods with the protein gluten and experiences an immune response in the small intestinal tract. This might result in small intestine damage and malabsorption of particular vitamins and nutrients from the food. There is no treatment for coeliac disease however individuals with this handle their disease by […]

Experiencing the Health Benefits of Going Gluten Free

Experiencing the Health Benefits of Going Gluten-Free

A gluten-free diet is a diet where gluten is eliminated. This is commonly the management for people with coeliac disease or other gluten-intolerant health conditions. Going gluten-free has a lot of advantages when it comes to your health.  Whether or not you have a health condition, this kind of diet has a lot of benefits to offer. Benefits of a Gluten-Free Diet Staying away from foods that contain gluten reduces your risk for health conditions like cardiovascular diseases and certain types of cancer. It is also an excellent way for weight loss. However, some still find it hard to go […]