• How to Use the Coeliac UK App

    29th August 2019

    Firstly, don’t panic. With the help of this guide, and the tutorial slides in the app itself, I promise you’ll know exactly how to use the Coeliac UK App in no time at all!! I did panic and as a result, I didn’t use it for the first 2 years of diagnosis because I thought…

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  • 18 Tips for New Coeliacs: My Practical Guide

    19th August 2019

    I’ve broken this guide into 3 parts, packed with tips for new coeliacs! Its all very practical… from how to read a label to check if something is gluten free, to how to cook gluten free pasta. Also, I should have added a STEP 0: Don’t panic!!! I thought life was over, but I promise…

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  • How to Stay Coeliac Safe at a BBQ

    27th July 2019

    As a relatively new coeliac, when summer arrived I panicked slightly – “how do we even have a gluten free bbq?!”. We’d got semi-used to coeliac safe cooking inside, but having a bbq seemed like a totally different ball game. Especially at other peoples houses!! Here’s a few bits to consider: (1) HIDDEN GLUTEN to…

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  • Is Barley Malt Extract Gluten Free?

    10th June 2019

    Hands up who doesn’t get whether barley malt extract is gluten free?! What about barley malt vinegar or barley malt vinegar extract?!! Meeee!!! As a result, I see the word “barley malt….” in the ingredients list & I just put that food right back on the shelf. You too?! BUT THAT MEANS YOU’RE MISSING OUT!!!…

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  • Dairy Free: Tips & Tricks to Make it Easier

    23rd April 2019

    Going dairy free? It’s not easy at first… whilst there’s plenty of alternatives to pick from, it’s taken me heaps of time & money to decipher between the good and the bad. Hopefully this guide will make your journey to tasty cheese on toast a little easier than mine!! Before we get started Lactose free…

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  • Hidden Gluten: 18 foods to triple check

    4th April 2019

    This blog post is all about the common places to find hidden gluten – here’s what got me thinking about it… A few weeks back, I posted a pic on Instagram of some Pick N Mix, owning up to the fact I hadn’t thought about cross contamination & had enjoyed several big bags since my…

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  • Navigating Supermarkets for GF DF newbies

    18th September 2018

    I very clearly remember the first time I stepped into a supermarket after my coeliac diagnosis. For some reason, the fact I could no longer have gluten meant I was totally lost in a shop I used to be able to navigate my way around with my eyes shut. Here’s a 7 things I wish…

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  • MY STORY: “Don’t worry, we just need to find out what you can’t have, it might just be tomatoes!”

    16th May 2018

    As it’s coeliac awareness week, I thought I’d share a bit of my story with you. Hopefully it might help a few people or maybe it’ll just be an interesting read 🙂 MY CFS/ME Starting at the very beginning (a very good place to start!), in 2007 I had 2 years off school as I…

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