Welcome fellow foodies. I’m Charlotte and I am a whole 6 years wheat and gluten free. At the age of 20 I realised the link between my stomach pains and my love of pizza / pasta / sandwiches and all things glutenous! It was a slow and painful (literally) process of fighting my desire to eat the food I knew and loved, and took over 12months, and ever increasing sensitivity, before I finally kicked the habit. I was at university at the time and my toughest challenge was bypassing the CodFathers’ cheesy chips at 3am after a few drinks…
In the end I decided no matter how much I wanted them, the impact of wheaty products just wasn’t worth it. Unfortunately I am not the only inflicted member of my family, my mum and younger brother are both coeliac and also intolerant to dairy and egg. I have taken it as a personal challenge to compile and adapt recipes that he can have too and so although all recipes on this blog are gluten and wheat free, a lot are also dairy / egg / nut free too!
Aged 26 and armed with recipes that have seen me transition from student to ‘young professional’ I want to share and connect with others whether intolerant or diet conscious who are looking for ‘free from’ products and recipes that don’t compromise on taste.
I hope this space serves as a useful resource for those well versed but looking for new inspiration as well as those just starting out on the daunting path of ‘what can I actually eat?!’.
Comment, share, ask, and please let me know of your favourite free from meals – I am always looking for something new! If you are newly diagnosed or looking for more information head over to Coeliac UK for lots more help and advice.
Oh, and one final thing: I am not a nutritionist, nor do I have any culinary qualifications (or photography skills!) These recipes are cooked at home by me, for me, but I thought were worth sharing! If you have an allergy or are cooking for someone with an allergy then please carefully check ALL product ingredients (they have a habit of changing and despite my best efforts the ingredients of branded items I mention in posts may vary or change from time to time).