Do’s and Don’ts of Going Gluten-Free

Ali Walsh explains how going gluten-free can be a lot simpler by following a few easy steps… If you’re new to a gluten-free diet, it can feel like there’s a lot to take in. Eating out can be frustrating. Reading the backs of food packets seems to take forever. Packaged gluten-free products may taste inferior […]

How to start a gluten-free business from home

Thinking about setting up a gluten-free business? Ali Walsh’s guide might just give you the confidence to make that leap of faith… You got your diagnosis. You took on a new lifestyle. You’ve tried living gluten-free. But… something just drives you crazy. There’s no-one that provides XYZ in the way you need it. Maybe it’s […]

Is baking powder gluten free?

baking powder gluten free

Baking powder isn’t always gluten-free! We have all the details you need to know about using baking powder in gluten-free baking. Is baking powder gluten free? It may be easily found in supermarkets today, but not all baking powder is always gluten-free. Baking powder is used as a raising agent (or also known as a […]

10 ways to regain your identity

Ali Walsh, from The Local Bakehouse, shows how having coeliac disease need not define you…  Do you ever wish you could be your old self? The one you were before you had to eat gluten-free? I don’t mean you’d want to suffer those old symptoms again – who would? I mean having a happy-go-lucky lifestyle […]

How to have a gluten-free wedding

Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience – Ali Walsh does the hard yards for you… When I got married we had an entirely gluten-free wedding and I had endless compliments on the food. Why? We took everyone for a curry and then had a cocktail bar in the evening. The wedding cake was gluten-free (natch – I made […]

Top tips for adapting to a gluten-free lifestyle

It’s not easy being gluten-free at the best of times, but the toughest period undoubtedly falls in those early days. Being diagnosed with a gluten allergy or intolerance may seem like the end of the world, but you’re not alone in it! Here are some of our top tips for surviving that initial stage after […]

How to handle life as a coeliac

common misperceptions about coeliac disease

Ali Walsh looks at how to combat those all-too-common misperceptions about those of us with coeliac disease… Prior to being diagnosed coeliac, I ate everything on my plate, whether I liked it or not. I was the easiest person to cater for and didn’t really think too much about it. Then coeliac disease descended and […]

Ask the experts… What are the potential repercussions of eating gluten when living with coeliac disease?

Q What are the potential repercussions of eating gluten when living with coeliac disease? It can be devastating to be told you’ll never eat gluten again. Upon hearing this, most coeliacs go through the recognised 5 stages of grief: Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance  The first four stages leave coeliacs vulnerable to eating gluten again. This could be: Pretending you don’t […]