Tips for eating out when you’re gluten free

Enjoying meals out with friends and family should be an enjoyable experience without stress or challenge. For many of us, eating out presents regular challenges and stresses, especially if we have coeliac disease, IBS, intolerances or food allergies

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Brunching at Côte Brasserie

Cote Brasserie has locations all around the UK, and a few weeks ago, myself and some gluten free buddies enjoyed a lunch at St Katherine’s dock, near Tower Hill, London. I have been a number of times to the Cote Brasserie in Wimbledon, but didn’t realise then that they offered a gluten free menu.

Sweet and Sour Pork with Charlotte Potatoes

This sweet and sour pork with charlotte potatoes is a dairy free and gluten free dish. If you are getting…

How to avoid cross contamination in your kitchen

We have all been there. That voice inside our head that screams ”it’s contaminated!” when your not so helpful friend accidentally puts your bread in the toaster without the toastie bags! Or your boyfriend uses the same knife to dunk into your favourite jam, and then spreads it on his (gasp) non gluten free bread. So many gluten lurking opportunities, it’s an absolute nightmare trying to keep on top of the cross contamination!

Healthy Greek Pitta’s

Greek Pitta breads are not only easy peasy to make, but they can be a great on the go snack, or for lunch or dinner! They are filling too, and you can have lots of fun creating new and exciting fillings! I used the Genius pitta bread with chicken, peppers, greek yoghurt, fried halloumi and salad!

Greek Walnut Cake Karithopita

Greek walnut cake or Καρυδόπιτa is a Greek dessert made mainly from walnuts and covered in a sweet syrup. Its name comes from the Greek name “karýdia” (walnuts) and “pita” (pie). There are several variations of the dish, with unique ingredients used in both the syrup and cake.

Chocolate christmas cake featuring Betty Crocker

Chocolate Christmas cake featuring Betty Crocker cake mix to make a christmas chocolate cake! This chocolate cake is so easy, you can make it in a jiffy! This is perfect when you don’t have time to get all the bits and bobs for a cake, but it will still be delicious! I have used Betty Crockers gluten free cake mix a number of times, so can happily say that this mix is a good one!

Christmas lunch at The Folly

For the third time this year, I visited The Folly restaurant in London for brunch. This time, I was meeting my friend Philippa for a much needed Christmas catch up. I had planned this way back in October, and was intrigued to find out what the Christmas menu had to offer. I picked the Folly mainly because of its location as it is near Monument station and in the dark of the night I can easily get back to Fenchurch street in a jiffy!

Giant marshmallow pistachio chocolate cookies

There’s nothing more christmasy then making giant marshmallow pistachio chocolate cookies! The smell of cookies wafting around the kitchen is so comforting! When I first made some cookies back in 2012, I was disappointed that the cookies were not ‘glued together’ like a non gluten free cookie.

Christmas Pudding Chocolate Cake

Did someone say Christmas cake? Yes Christmas Pudding Chocolate Cake that is super yummy, moist, chocolatey, gooey and free from gluten! This is a super easy recipe that I saw in LIDL and transformed it into my own gluten free creation! This is a great recipe that you can use year round. Instead of Christmas puddings, you could create something for birthdays or other occasions!