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My fabulous favourite five gluten free bloggers

By Emily Blaylock


April 2020
a picture of me emily with my colourful stripy top

In the early stages of my coeliac journey there were not many gluten free bloggers. However now, there is definitely an increase of bloggers. I started to follow gluten free bloggers around a few years before I started my blog, finding them mainly on Facebook. To help you while going through the journey of re-adjusting habits such as food shopping and eating out, I think it’s so important for us bloggers to work together to help other coeliacs that are struggling with the new diet and lifestyle. I found that it's useful to know there is an online community where you can find out advice on such things from top places to eat out in a city to the best gluten free items in a supermarket. I’ve gathered all my newly discovered favourite gluten-free bloggers that I follow. My hope is you will discover some new blogs to follow too!

1. Becky Excell (Gluten Free Cuppa Tea)

Website: glutenfreecuppatea.co.uk

Becky is probably one of the best known gluten-free bloggers in the business and she was one of the first I started following. Her Instagram, blog and YouTube channel are all essentials for anyone newly diagnosed as Coeliac or following a gluten-free diet. She’s also an amazing person to follow for dairy free and her blog is full of amazing gluten-free recipes.

becky-excell

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The perfect one week gluten free meal plan

By Emily Blaylock


March 2020
a picture of me emily with my colourful stripy top

I’ve put together some of my favourite go to meals perfect for a family meal plan. Perhaps next time I will share about my family's favourite meals and share some of their favourite recipes from the website. If your family is like mine, you may have a picky eater in its midst (like my brother!) and need to adapt recipes. Cooking and sharing meals is something every family should be able to enjoy together – even if one or more family members eats gluten free. Preparing meals can feel like such a difficult task. Planning will make the week much easier and helps you know what to get in the supermarkets too when doing your shopping so you have the ingredients at hand when needed.

Monday Leek and potato soup

Homemade soups are well worth the effort and this recipe is great for soup beginners.

gluten free leek and potato soup

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My list of essentials for any gluten free cupboard

By Emily Blaylock


May 2019
a picture of me emily with my colourful stripy top

When I was diagnosed with coeliac disease aged four, I had to rely on my mum and dad to make sure I was having the correct foods. This was back when there was little understanding of gluten-free diets and the supermarkets poorly stocked freefrom foods. This experience growing up has taught me the essential cupboard ingredients to get by just fine. The last thing you want is to find yourself hungry with no gluten free foods to grab, ingredients to make main meals, or snacks. Keeping certain items of food on hand is the best way to ensure that you never have to make a last-minute trip to the grocery store. On a gluten free diet, remember many essentials are already naturally without gluten. You can eat many foods including unprocessed meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, rice and potatoes. If you are new to gluten free eating it is important to get familiar with the allergen labelling on the back of products. I'm going to help you out in this blog highlighting the brands I like and trust from baking ingredients to pizzas!

Baking ingredients

1. Doves gluten free flour

Number one on the list for a reason: you cannot get by without good quality gluten free flour. I like the Doves farm self-raising and plain flour. I would however like to start trying out different flours including their bread flour. I'll keep you updated once I give that a try one day.

gluten free doves farm plain flour

2. Dr.Oetker baking powder

It's good to have some gluten free baking powder in. You never know when you might need it. Gluten-free baking powder features in many of the recipes on my website. You tend to use it with plain flour for some cakes. The brand I always buy is Dr.Oetker.

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7 of my favourite gluten free UK supermarket products

By Emily Blaylock


March 2019
a picture of me emily with my colourful stripy top

I have decided to share a few of my favourite things based around food that you can buy in UK supermarkets. We are getting more and more choice in the supermarkets and when you start out on a gluten free diet it is difficult knowing what to try first. I have tried a lot of things in the past so you don't have to worry - sit back and enjoy reading my carefully compiled list of my favourites.

1. Nairn's Gluten Free Choc Chip Biscuits

These biscuit breaks come in a packet of 4 and are easy to pop in your bag for a mid-morning or afternoon snack on the go and to work. I like to have mine with my lunch as something sweet or simply with a hot drink as they make for the perfect addition if you’re feeling peckish. These biscuits are good when making the biscuits base for a cheesecake recipe or my favourite is to use them for the banoffee pie base. Buy them from most supermarkets in the UK.

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

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