I was recently chatting on twitter with some fellow bloggers and one topic came up: why do bloggers talk about how amazing everything is all the time? I completely agreed but then looked at my blog and realised that I was a bit like that too. Always raving about the next big thing in the gluten or dairy free world! Well, not today! So rather than the favourites post I’d planned, I thought I’d also include a section on the gluten-free products I HATED this month- and things that definitely won’t be on my repurchase list!   I really wasn’t a fan of… 1. Tesco gluten free mac n cheese. Image Source: Tesco I was so excited about Tesco’s ready meals but I won’t lie, I found this one really… View Post

If there is one thing I’ve learnt about my journey with a digestive disease, it’s that diagnosis is the loneliest of times.  It’s a time when we feel so many different emotions struggle to find support and just can’t adapt to our new way of life. Most days I have messages from people- whether they have coeliac disease or Crohn’s- saying they’ve just been diagnosed and they don’t know what to do. In my opinion, there’s just not enough support post-diagnosis! People who are diagnosed coeliac disease are often given the impression they’ll feel better instantly and receive very little medical support. It’s no wonder, people can end up ‘cheating’ on the diet at first: partly due to it still being a bit of a minefield and partly because the… View Post

As you know, this blog is gluten-free and predominately cow’s milk free too. I am always interested in the connection between gluten and dairy- I’ve blogged before about how many people with coeliac disease, IBD and IBS suffer from issues with milk.  However, I am always curious to know how this breaks down: I’ve experimented with goat’s milk (check out my goat’s cheese gluten free calzone), A2 milk, lactose-free and of course plant milk. I know cow’s milk doesn’t agree with me but I haven’t really been able to narrow the cause down completely. So when Tesco invited me along to learn more about the nutrition behind lactose-free, I was keen to learn more.   First up, we were treated to a talk by a nutritionist all about lactose intolerance. Interestingly, the… View Post