When Life gives you Coeliac, Eat cake
And there are so many that we can eat! With this blog I intend to note my fave recipes (and the ones that didn’t work out so well..) and epic cafes and restaurants from my travels to hopefully inspire your appetite too. Get in touch if you have any questions or recommendations!
Behind the bLOG
Coeliac Disease is far more serious than a trending gluten free fad. It is an auto immune disease where gluten destroys the lining of the gut.
I was diagnosed with this one month before my 21st birthday and it felt pretty rubbish! Most upsetting was realising all my fave foods were now banned from my diet! What on earth was left to eat that would satisfy my un-fussy love for food and flavour?….
Well, I’ve had a while to explore this and now take a completely different approach to this question. Instead of drooling over things you cant have, focus on those you can…or make it yourself!
The above illustration is of two field mice “Una” the gluten eating mouse and “Selina” the coeliac mouse. They are made up of the grains and foods they can eat.
Non gluten free products come from grains such as: Barley, Bulgur Wheat, Couscous, Durum Wheat, Einkorn, Emmer, Kharasa Wheat, Pearl Barley, Rye, Semolina, Spelt, Wheat - and for some coeliacs, oats too.
Gluten free ingredients include: Almond, Buckwheat, Chestnut, Corn, Flax/Linseed, Gram Flour, Hemp, Hops, Maize, Millet, Mustard, Polenta, Potatoe, Pulses, Quinoa, Rice, Sesame, and more!