Our quest to find non-collapsing pastry.
Myth-busting and uncovering the truth about food is part of a day's work for a dietitian. From the latest celebrity diet, to the supposed miracle approaches of the latest nutritional 'guru'; some myths are easily explained, others more insidious and seem to return like a nasty bout of flu circulating.
We put a lot of time and effort into financial planning, making sure we have the kind of savings needed to secure a comfortable retirement. But what's the good of financial security and a long retirement if that's a long period of ill-health? It's an issue that the stats on longevity don't cover.
1. An allergy to gluten. Despite what you may read, coeliac disease is a disease involving the immune system and is not the same as other allergies - such as milk allergy or lactose intolerance.
3. Wanting to smack people who say gluten free is just trendy. 12. Missing pastries more than life itself. 6. Being tricked
Basil is so important for good health, it is my 'go-to' comfort food, especially if I am feeling a little under the weather. Like carrots, basil is a rich source of beta-carotene which is needed for good vision, strong immunity and general good health. Because I can't be without it, I've come up with a few new and alternative ways to use basil and create something really special:
Introducing you to... A Flax Egg. The Flax Egg has been around for quite a few years and often used in gluten free baking. Ordinarily, we find that it is not the most ideal alternative due to the heaviness and sliminess - thankfully, this is just what we want in a pancake!
'The stupidest thing I’ve seen on the internet all week.'
A Dublin-based café owner has come under fire for telling customers who order gluten-free food they need to bring a doctor’s