Gluten Free

Ten Most Annoying Things About Eating Out Gluten Free

Caz Roberts | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caz Roberts

I thought the sauce looked suspiciously glutenous so I asked him to check again with the chef. He returned and asked, "How allergic ARE you?" I looked at him and declared, a little poker faced white lie, "I will start vomiting profusely in the middle of your restaurant" at which point he admitted, "Yes, it's got flour in it". Sometimes you have to push to get the answers you need.

Eight Clever Substitutes for Going Gluten-Free

Jules Clancy | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

Recently we experimented with going gluten-free for a month. The good news is that really it wasn't as difficult as you'd think. By approaching it from a 'let's focus on what we can eat' mindset, there are so many clever options that don't include gluten or rely on expensive commercial 'gluten-free' substitutes.

Poorna Bell

Food Intolerance Tests: Are They Worth It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes the food and diet industry is awash with such conflicting advice, it can be hard to know what to eat and what to avoid. Some don’t agr...

Poorna Bell

What To Eat If You're Going Wheat And Gluten-Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With an increasing number of signs in cafes and recipes in magazines evidencing the popularity of wheat and gluten-free foods, some of us are left won...

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I really do love this cake, it's almost damp, which isn't an adjective you'll find me use very often, but it is correct. It also has a crunchy meringue like crust that's addictive.

It's Pancake Time

Jordan Bourke | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

It's that time of year again, Shrove Tuesday has arrived and it is time to honour good old Pancake Day, by baking up a culinary storm!

Rare Diseases Day: 16 Things You Know When Living With a Chronic Illness (or Three) In Your 20s

Natasha Lipman | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

So, today, on Rare Disease Day, I'd like to take the opportunity to share some quick things that millennials (ugh) living through their teens and twenties with chronic illnesses will know. I hope that this will serve to help people be more understanding and aware of what they can do to support their friends and loved ones who fight every day for their health.

High-Carb And Gluten-Rich Diet 'May Cause Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia And Depression'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Eating a high-carbohydrate diet may increase the risk of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as other conditions including...

Coeliac Disease: Spot The Symptoms And How To Go Gluten-Free

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Coeliac disease is a life-long autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. The Nation...

Gluten-Free Diet Recipes (Including Flourless Cake, Bread Alternatives And Pasta)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the uninitiated a gluten-free diet is the only treatment for coeliac disease - a life-long autoimmune disease caused by an intolerance to gluten, ...

This Iron-Rich, Gluten-Free Grain Is Touted As The New 'Hollywood' Trend

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dubbed the 'new quinoa' (apart from Ethiopians who have been eating it for thousands of years), teff is the new grain that people can't stop talking a...

Paleo Diet Recipes: Coconut Flour Bread, Honey Lemon Chicken And Nut-Free Brownies

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Paleo Diet mantra 'keep it clean' - to steer clear of refined and processed foods. It's easy peasy to follow, but in case you need some inspir...

When Did We Choose Sugar Over Joy?

Sarah Cloutier | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Cloutier

According to Livestrong,"Chocolate contains phenylamine, associated with raising mood and libido." Could it be that we are inducing a false love because we don't want to feel our loneliness? I know this was how it was for me.

Leading Neurologist Says Grains Are Bad For Your Brain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Gluten allergies don't exist said a leading doctor last week, which surely should have given comfort to those of us who have avoided wheat grains for ...

Bacony Brussel Sprouts

Shannon Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Yesterday I had the shaved Brussels sprout salad from my fav cafe and I finally realized what was missing from my previous brussels sprouts experiences.... Bacon. Delicious, crispy, salty bacon. Of course!!

The Skinny on Fat

Shannon Cooper | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Fat-free does not mean healthy, it's generally pretty much the opposite. Low fat milk, diet yoghurts, margarine, fat-free mayonnaise & 'healthy whole grains' is what has been preached to the public for a number of years now. Since that began people have become fatter & sicker. Heart disease, obesity & diabetes have increased.

Clean Peanut Butter Cups

Shannon Cooper | Posted 26.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Ever had Reece's Peanut Butter Cups?!? If not, you have not lived! They are delicious- if you love chocolate and peanut butter..

Hulk Pancakes

Shannon Cooper | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

I love sweet pancakes but have never ventured to the realms of savoury ones....today that all changed- Enter Hulk Pancakes. These are A-OK for breakfast lunch or dinner, I will probably eat them for all of those meals today because they taste so damn good.

Please Sir, Can I Have Some More

Sian Breslin | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

There's a nip in the (Belfast) air and it's time to pop on the radiator. Most importantly it's time to rethink the breakfast menu. Instead of reaching...

Osso Bucco & Gremolata

Shannon Cooper | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This dish is perfect for those nights that are cooling down, it is warming & wholesome without being stodgy. It is low in carbohydrates, a great source of protein & full of even more amazing digestive health benefits if you make it with delicious bone broth.

Paleo Chocolate Tart

Shannon Cooper | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Hmmmmm so what to say about this tart?... Loads of magnesium, fibre, sneaky green stuff & so damn tasty no-one would ever suspect it's NOT loaded with refined sugar & processed cr@p. Serve it at your next dinner party...

Clean and Healthy Chicken Stroganoff

Shannon Cooper | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This doesn't look like a regular stroganoff but man it tastes amazing! The thighs don't dry out and are a taste sensation! It tastes just like the beef stroganoff my mum used to make when we were little, only less beefy ;) Get on it, you'll love it. Serve it with zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a great nutrient-packed & low carbohydrate accompaniment.

Guilt-Free Caramel Walnut Cookies

Shannon Cooper | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Mmmmmm the sweet smell of cookies. There is something very comforting about cookies and these ones are a perfect match for a cup of tea/coffee/smoothie/water. Really any excuse to eat them will suffice. They are sweetened only with a few fresh dates so won't have you off your face on a sugar high.

Beef Cheeks & Moroccan Cous Cous

Shannon Cooper | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Beef cheek comes from the cows' facial muscle not their butt cheek. It is well developed from all the 'cud chewing' they do & it is packed with gelatin-rich connective tissue making it a pretty tough cut to throw on the BBQ but perfect for slow cooking. Gelatin is brilliant for the health of our skin, hair, nails, digestion, immune system & joints.

Carrot Cake Porridge

Shannon Cooper | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

This tastes just like carrot cake only with bucket-loads more nutritional value than cake. Yeah, it has zucchini in it but don't have a meltdown, you can't even taste it, it just adds goodness. Zucchini is low calorie and a great source of fibre. It is rich in vitamin A, flavonoid and poly-phenolic antioxidants