What Is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac Disease is not a food intolerance or an allergy, it is an Autoimmune condition.

When a person with coeliac disease eats gluten, their immune system gets confused, and attacks the small intestine. The small intestine is the area of the bowel where all of the nutrients are absorbed from your food, so when it is damaged your body is less able to get everything it needs. On top of this, the attack by your immune system causes inflammation in the small intestine, which can be painful and cause diarrhoea.

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Quick and Easy Sweet Potato Wedges

Being a coeliac student is, sometimes, rubbish! Gluten free food that is quick when I’m short of time after a project play session, or mid revision marathon tends not to be very affordable!
These sweet potato wedges though are so easy and so cheap, perfect for today when I was desperately trying to hit the word count on my dissertation!

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Gluten Free Victoria Sponge Cake

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I always like to have tea and cake with the girls, whenever we can squeeze it in. There’s nothing more civilised than an afternoon spent reconnecting, complaining about work, our significant others, and (if I can get them all in one place at the same time) trying to find bridesmaids dresses that all my girls like! Obviously, a full afternoon chatting requires a snack, but something that’s not too heavy or too sickly sweet, and that’s where my go-to Victoria spong recipe comes in handy!  Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Button Cake

A friend of mine got married recently, and for the reception she asked some of her guests to bake a cake to bring and share with everyone. It was a lovely idea, saved her some money and we all had a TON of cake to eat on the big day.

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I wanted to make something tasty and fun, because the bride is tiny, adorable and a little mental. So I made a chocolate button cake!

Here it is! I wanted it to be bright and fun, I was really proud of how it came out.
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