Why you’re not really missing out on gluten

Ali Walsh goes on a mission to find out if our memories of gluten really are as wonderful as we may imagine… There’s only one time we coeliacs are meant to eat gluten. Steady, now! Don’t get too excited. It’s pre-diagnosis – when the doctor requests you eat gluten for 6 weeks prior to an […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 ways to get a coeliac to fall in love with you

gluten-free romance

Ali Walsh, from The Local Bakehouse shows why going gluten-free will be the most romantic thing you ever do… Love. A deep affection that takes time to form. Or only 3 seconds when you realise your new boyfriend has recreated a Chinese restaurant menu without gluten (because you’re coeliac). This actually happened to a friend of […]

Exposed: Fake gluten-free providers

They check with another member of staff what sorbet you can have, and then they stick it in a waffle cone. Most likely to say Nothing.

Ali Walsh discovers that gluten-free may not mean gluten-free… For nearly 20 years my life has revolved around gluten. In the beginning, I quickly learned from my own mistakes. I ate a battered prawn ball at a Chinese restaurant and hours later had to rush to the loo. It wasn’t a mistake I was willing […]