Posted by glutenfr | Posted in News, nutrition, Science | Posted on 30-05-2011
Gluten is making waves on the international tennis circuit. First the world number two, Novak Djokovic declared he was intolerant to the stuff and now German player, Sabine Lisicki says her gluten-eating days are over.
We are not told if it was tummy trouble or itchy rashes that spurred the move—but Djokovic has attributed a gluten free diet to his improved form on the court. Lisicki, on the other hand, blamed glitches in her new gluten free regime to a recent on-court collapse.
She wouldn’t be the first gluten avoider to run into energy problems. But hope could soon be at hand. It looks like the world’s researchers are finally starting to make some headway! Here’s a quick update on the latest trials: Read the rest of this entry »
Food for Health gluten free muesli (right).
Breakfast happens to be a favourite meal of mine – but it all became so much more complicated when we had to stop eating gluten. Bacon and eggs is never quite the same without a round of hot, buttered toast, and my favourite cereals all dropped off the menu when wheat fell out of favour in our home.
But like all things, we have learned to adapt – and a few new products on the market have helped us to bring some of the yum factor back into brekky. Here is a round up of some of our favourites. Read the rest of this entry »
Syndian lentil burgers
We of the gluten free lifestyle know all about the difficulties of finding the right dietary balance – but what about those who have other strict dietary restrictions on top of being gluten free?
I once explored some of the options for vegetarians who must also avoid gluten, but when Syndian sent me some samples of their gluten-free vegan range of frozen convenience products, I started to think even more about the the lack of options in mainstream dining outlets for those on very strict cruetly-free diets who are told by their doctor they must also ditch wheat products. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in lunches, New products | Posted on 09-05-2011
Gluten free lunchboxes
I have become a bit obsessed with finding quick, great tasting gluten free carb options for school lunchboxes this week.
Why? I recently went back to fulltime work and with relief handed the dreaded lunchbox duties over… and that’s when gluten free choc chip cookies & mince pies quietly started to find their way into the daily mix. Oops! Time for a lunchbox overhaul. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by glutenfr | Posted in breakfast, kids, lunches | Posted on 02-05-2011
Ahhh the hot English treat that tastes as good with plain butter as any spread you can think of. Yes, its been a long time since I bought a packet of those home from the supermarket.
But all that changed last week after Vitarium sent me a box of their gluten free crumpet mix and asked me to give it a go.
I’ve seen it on the supermarket shelves and never quite had the courage to test it out, but with the royal nuptials on Friday night I decided there could be no better time to whip up an experimental batch for the family to munch on throughout the ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »