Category Archives: Coeliac Disease

I’m fascinated with how there’s ALWAYS something new to learn about coeliac disease. Within this section I do my best share what I know about the condition. I have no medical or dietetic training. The information I share, is gathered either from trusted sources or from my own personal experience of living with coeliac disease. I look forward to jiggling around with this section, to make it a more enticing and helpful read.

How to safely cater for coeliacs; a helpful guide for the catering industry

Smoked salmon

Whilst it’s brilliant that many eateries can safely cater for people with coeliac disease (or anybody that requires a gluten free diet), unfortunately, there are a few that don’t quite get it right. I personally feel the lack of understanding, of how crucial a strict gluten free diet needs to be for people living with […]

Five reasons why it matters you get a medical diagnosis for coeliac disease

Liz Rimmer - Gluten free food blogger

I consider myself to be a very lucky coeliac, as the route to my diagnosis was a quick and straightforward one, thanks to the keen eye of my GP. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for many people. It’s been said that in the UK it can take on average 13 years to get a medical […]

Gluten free diet: how to prevent cross contamination in a shared kitchen

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When it comes to keeping gluten free food safe, and still gluten free, preventing cross contamination throughout the whole storage, preparation, cooking and serving process is key. And to help spread a consistent message how important (and achievable) this really is for anybody that requires a gluten free diet, the advice should, be simple and […]

Read more about Coeliac Disease: external links

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Thought it may be handy to pop all the interesting coeliac disease articles that I have come across in one place. They’re insightful and informative snippets, that you may like to have a browse through with a cuppa or glass of wine when you have a moment. 

Symptoms of Coeliac Disease


Updated 11th October 2022 One of the main reasons why it can be so hard to pinpoint a coeliac disease diagnosis, is that there are apparently over 200 known symptoms for this serious autoimmune condition. Also, to achieve an accurate test result for coeliac disease, you need to have been including gluten within your diet […]

Could your IBS be Coeliac Disease? Don’t mask it diagnose it!

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April is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) awareness month. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this post with you (it’s one I’ve been wanting to write for ages). IBS affects many people, but unfortunately it is a common misdiagnosis in people later diagnosed with coeliac disease. One in four people with […]

Managing a gluten free diet on a budget

Blue pot pig money box

Updated 19th February 2021 There is no doubt about it, many dedicated gluten free products cost more than their ‘gluten filled’ equivalents. However, if you have coeliac disease, despite any additional expense, your gluten free diet must be maintained at all times to keep you on the right track, and this can be a financial […]

Gluten free store cupboard essentials

Gluten free store cupboard essentials

Updated 20th 2022 I remember when I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease having a good sort out in our kitchen. I went through all the cupboards (and fridge and freezer) checking for any food items that contained gluten and bagging up the things which I knew Neil wouldn’t eat, along with all the other […]

Where to start if you have recently been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease

Gluten free bread and butter

I know right now you will be so daunted with your recent coeliac diagnosis – don’t you worry, it’s going to be OK. Don’t be hard on yourself and expect to know everything, it’s impossible. I’m still learning 17 years down the line. Taking ‘baby steps’ and being a bit of a ‘sponge’ in the […]

Gluten free life: Eating out

Delicious rissoto starter at La Boheme, Lymm.

Updated 30th January 2021 Speaking to other coeliacs, and from my own experience, eating out is one of the main worries for people, when it comes to successfully managing a gluten free diet. The thing is, at home you’re  in your own comfort zone. And should you share a kitchen, you will have a good […]