When life throws you a curveball, how do you deal with it? Over a decade ago I became allergic to fragrances and perfumes. So what’s the big dealio? Well, it means I’m unable to wear perfumes, scented products containing synthetic fragrances as well as various essential oils...
Isabelle Brouwers, First Artist - English National Ballet @whataballerinaeats_glutenfree @bellabrouwers
My name is Isabelle Brouwers and I’m a professional ballet dancer, a First Artist with the English National Ballet. London is now undoubtedly my home, but I was born in Germany to Italian/ German parents and I grew up as an expatriate, moving country every 2/3 years.
Morgan from 'How to Coeliac' shares her gluten free New Zealand classics
If you’ve never had a lamington before, here's a quick description. They are an Australian/New Zealand chocolate or strawberry iced sponge cake covered in desiccated coconut, traditionally served as squares with cream and jam.
Shahla Hajiloo (cooked by Kortney Kwong Hing on AFFC)
Rajma also known as Rajma Masala are red kidney beans simmered in a blend of aromatic spices to create a creamy, thick spiced gravy. It’s naturally allergy friendly; gluten free with dairy free and vegan options.
Antonia D'Alessio @glutenfreegirlinexeter talks about learning recipes from the older generation and adapting them for a gluten free diet.
“No Nonna No!” I shout at my Italian grandmother as she tries to serve a chunk of bread with my food. “Mangia, mangia” [eat! eat!] she demands as I shout “Sono allergica!” [I’m allergic!] in a panicked voice...
Gluten free jam doughnuts recipe – baked, not fried! I felt a little ‘James Bond’ writing that for some reason. These are super easy to make, they’re low FODMAP and you can easily make them dairy free or vegan too.
I wanted to chat about a time before winning MasterChef before I started publishing books and before I was an Ambassador for Coeliac UK. A time when that was not even a dream. I was struggling with 4 children and the youngest one was unwell...
Fuelling for sport can be hard. You need to make sure you are eating enough to perform and recover optimally, whilst balancing it with food quality and meal timing to ensure you are obtaining the correct nutrients at the right time.
As you may well have guessed, Mexican food is my absolute fave!! And these quesadillas are so tasty! They can be adapted by adding chicken, steak or prawns or you could make a breakfast quesadilla by using scrambled egg and bacon!
Most people are diagnosed with allergies at a very young age, but for some weird reason, my body decided to develop allergies at 16. I suddenly became anaphylactic to nuts and allergic to dairy and gluten.
Those of you who saw the title of this and were hoping for my thoughts on seminal English new wave band The Cure are, I’m afraid, going to be disappointed. Although I will say that Friday I’m in Love is a total banger. No, instead I’m talking about a different kind of cure.
As you meander through the mulled wine and hot chocolate scented market, you encounter a stall that isn’t as inviting… ‘chestnuts for only £5 a bag’. Hmmm, you think to yourself, maybe I’ll miss them out this year so you continue...