Review: Genius crumpets…Or are they?

  The lovely peeps at Genius sent us their new gluten free crumpets to try and we were very excited to try review them. Well we’ve tried these new crumpets and really..we can live without them. Back when ‘I could gluten’ I loved nothing more than making crumpet pizzas with my Aunt (thank you Delia!) or a Nutella crumpet treat. However, with Genius’ new creation – gluten free crumpets – I’m not so sure. Pre-toasting The... Read More

Great British Bake Off fans check out this new Gluten Free Baking app!

Hi Peeps, We’ve been a bit delayed from blogging from holidays, the start of Uni, new jobs and running around each weekend checking out University Open days. But that’s a whole other story… We saw some buzz on Twitter about a new baking app called ‘Cook & Bake Gluten Free’. As we’re big fans of all ‘food porn’ shows from MasterChef to The Great British Bake Off we had to check it out. The app is... Read More

Gluten Free Pão de queijo (dough balls) hit Hampstead!

Peeps have you ever found such a great gluten free product that you wanted to keep it all to yourself? Well that’s exactly how we felt when we discovered Soft Sage’s Brazilian dough balls a few months ago. As usual Niamh & I were having a potter around Hampstead one weekend trying to pretend that we lived in ‘The village’ and not outer London.  Bored of the usual pubs and chains on in Hampstead we decided to pop our heads... Read More

News: Coeliac Hipsters rejoice, Nordic Bakery sells Fria !

Fria’s PR team contacted us recently to let us know the good news that the trendy Nordic bakery in London is now selling Fria’s chocolate muffins and using their bread for sandwiches. Pretty surprising as they’re well know for their selection of gluten snacks from dark rye to cinnamon buns. Yet it seems that us Coeliacs got lucky,  because some of the Nordic Bakery staff are themselves gluten intolerant, which have prompted them... Read More

News: Cafe Nero launches Gluten Free Roll by Genius!

Just in case you missed this good news we thought we’d do a short mention about the launch of a new gluten free roll this week! After all it is Coeliac Awareness week and although we might not be able to get more people to get tested for Coeliac Disease with just a week of awareness raising, we can certainly help promote the companies that are doing their bit to make life a bit easier for Coeliacs and those with gluten sensitivity. In a nutshell… Here’s... Read More

Coeliac Awareness Week – spread the word!

We’re sure you have noticed that it’s Coeliac Awareness Week again. Each year Coeliac societies in Ireland & the UK choose a key theme to focus on getting the awareness raising message out to the public and sometimes the health community. This year the theme is on diagnosis. Did you know… On average it takes over 13 years for someone to be diagnosed with Coeliac Disease? An estimated 75% of the UK population have Coeliac Disease... Read More

Review: It’s Gluten Free up North

We were dead excited about the first ever Gluten Free Fair in Newcastle organised by Taste North East, which aimed to champion local food and drink.  Sometimes it can feel like Liverpool and London get all the attention what with the Gluten Free and Allergy Show and the Natural Product Show.  As Taste North East’s Jane Hogan said before the event, We wanted to organise a gluten-free event this year, as we know that one in 100 people in the... Read More

Pizza Express launches new Gluten Free Menu & Drinks!

How exciting is this? Following a trial a few months ago TODAY is the day that Pizza Express UK launch their first ever gluten free menu! We can’t wait to try it and report back in full. So here’s what you need to know… They’re providing a gluten free starter (risotto aprox £5) There is a yummy looking GF salad! And there’s plenty of selection for their new gluten free pizza Dessert choice is limited but at least we... Read More

Newsflash: New Starbucks roll with Gluten Free Genius bread!

Do you remember a few years ago when Starbucks had a good range of Gluten Free sandwiches made with Genius bread. Then they disappeared. Then one or two reappeared and then they disappeared again? Well the good news is it looks like the range is back – this time it’s starting off in the form of a roll. But not just any roll. No it’s a gluten free seeded brown roll by Genius bread. Instead of some of the weird and wacky fillings... Read More

Perkier Gluten Free Porridge is now in Tesco!

We love Perkier’s funky packaging design and we’ve long loved their gluten free bread and treats (Popping Tiffin Mmm mmm). But now those clever peeps have been busy in their Yummery perfecting gluten free porridge. Which is perfect for Coeliacs on the go as you can choose from their pots and have breaki on the run – as Gluten Free Porridge pots – ready in two minutes – just add hot water! Available in Apple Cinnamon... Read More

Warburton’s (NewBurn Bakehouse) launches Gluten Free Wraps – Vote to keep them!

We have great news readers. Newburn Bakehouse, (which was previously Warburton’s Gluten Free), has launched some gluten free and wheat free ‘Limited Edition’ white wraps. They’re available in selected Tesco stores from Monday 18th of March! RRP – £2.99 a pack of 3 Gluten Free Wraps However, they’re only available on trial so you better get your skates on to grab them. The new square white wraps are sure to be... Read More

News: Fria now available in more UK shops!

Great news for our readers who love Fria gluten free food but don’t live in London and find it hard to get their hands on it. Now 40 more shops in the UK will now sell Fria food! If you’ve not heard of Fria before or spotted them at the Allergy & Free From show where they’re regular exhibitors here’s a little more about them. Fria is an award-winning, family owned bakery based in Sweden. Since it was established in 1996... Read More

Recipe: Gluten Free Donuts by Wild Thexton

Gluten Free Doughnuts We’re delighted to share this yummy recipe for gluten free donuts with you from our guest blogger Tom, Chef and Owner of Wild Thexton, Gluten free chef of the year 2012 – Runner up. Level: 3 difficulty – great for cooking pros or beginners with patience to perfect the recipe! Equipment: Gather these together  Slotted spoon Measuring jug Bowl Cup Tablespoon frying pan saucepan small to medium teatowel circular... Read More

Review: Made in Belfast Gluten Free Food

We’re delighted to feature a guest blog by Gluten FreeDom – Gluten Free recipes on a student budget. Enjoy! Review: Made in Belfast I was in Belfast this weekend visiting family and friends. I had a really lovely time and went to see the amazing Andy Warhol exhibition at the MAC (which I highly recommend). Being in Belfast means I don’t cook for myself an awful lot so I often eat out. This has been difficult since being diagnosed but... Read More

NEW: Gluten Free Low Fat ‘Slim’ rice, pasta and noodles!

How many of you put on weight after being diagnosed Coeliac? It’s pretty common as the villi in the small bowel repair so we absorb more food and nutrients than we ever did before diagnosis. But it can be a pain when you find out that many Free From foods are actually higher in fat, salt, sugar and additives than their mainstream counterparts. And it’s no fun not being able to fit into your favourite jeans any more. So we thought we’d... Read More

Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets – Coeliac Shopping Heaven!

Edinburgh is a fantastic city all year round but at Christmas time it becomes even more special for both tourists and locals alike.  Christmas time can be a minefield when it comes to finding foods that are gluten free, but helpfully Edinburgh is surprisingly packed with different places with more options than you would expect.  A visit to the city centre would not be complete in December without a wee trip to winter wonderland and the Christmas... Read More

Are you in a ‘gluten free’ festive mood yet?

Suddenly another Christmas dinner and the end of the year is nearly upon us all. So we’ve compiled some festive pictures of Newcastle to get you in the Christmas mood. Geordie Snowman If you’ve never been to Newcastle before it’s well worth a weekend trip. There’s plenty of retail therapy to keep shopaholics entertained from Fenwick’s (and their Food Hall) to John Lewis, H&M and beyond. Foodie wise you’re spolit... Read More

Our review: Genius Gluten Free Mince Pies – hit or flop?

We had just started to get a craving for some gluten free mince pies when we suddenly received an email from Genius’s PR team offering us a pack of their pies to taste. ‘Yes please!’ we said.  No sooner had we sent off our email accepting their kind offer than their pies arrived by courier a few hours later. Speedy service indeed. [Packaging] We put the kettle on for the team and eagerly opened the box of mince pies prepared to... Read More

Our Review: Domino’s Gluten Free pizza a hit or flop with students?

We asked our Geordie team of pizza loving Coeliac students to review the new Domino Gluten Free Pizza and this is their verdict… Hello Coeliac in the City readers. We’re hard working Newcastle students who have craved pizza for an eternity. And just like buses you wait for ages then 3 come along at once (you know – Prezzo, Zizzi, Pizza Hut) and then suddenly Domino’s. Now as every student knows cooking is a faff. Especially... Read More

News: Dominos UK launch their Gluten Free Pizza today…yay or boo?

Hungry Coeliacs, Today is a day that many of you have no doubt had marked in your diaries for a while (especially you students at the back!). The Dominos UK pizza was meant to launch on the 5th of November and the launch was pushed back until today, 19th November to ensure all training issues were ironed out before the launch. Dominos announce the launch on their UK Facebook page For Coeliac pizza lovers the good news is that from today Dominos UK new... Read More