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Shakshuka: gluten-free hangover food sent from heaven

I may have had a bit to drink last night. I may have fallen over on the train home. Oops. See the soon-to-be glorious bruise below. I may or may not have been laughed at by several strangers, but I couldn’t possibly say. Needless to say, I’m feeling a little fragile today. Scrolling through Facebook, I … Continue reading

Daal soup: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan

I know things have been quiet in the Happy Coeliac recently. This has been mostly due to me getting a “real” i.e. 9-5 job, and thus having no real time to do anything except cook, eat and sleep. Now that I’m working, I’ve been working out the best way of doing lunches. There are a … Continue reading

Delicious gluten-free cornbread

Cornbread is very much an American thang, and my first introduction to it was back in the days of gluten, when I visited a friend in Nashville in 2005. It has a sweetness and butteriness that I had never tasted before in anything that claimed to be bread! Now that I am 100% gluten-free, cornbread … Continue reading

Lemon-lime cupcakes – your new BGFF (best gluten-free friend)

This recipe has a story, so for those who just want the ingredients, scroll straight down. Last year, back in the days of gluten, I came across a lemon sour cream cake recipe which changed my life. Well, perhaps an exaggeration. However, it was one of the best cake recipes I’ve ever tasted. I came … Continue reading

Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie!

In the year before I was diagnosed as coeliac, I really came into my own as a baker. I was in heaven, making cupcakes and soft pretzels, brownies and pies. I even considered having a little side business to bring in a bit of money. Since going gluten-free, I still hadn’t eaten pie again. Until … Continue reading

Gluten-free pizza – the elephant in the room

It’s just not the same. As much as you can experiment with alternatives, gluten is what makes pizza and bread taste, well, pizza-y and bready. Sigh. But I’ll be damned if I’m going to live without pizza. I can’t keep convincing myself I don’t miss it. So I made GF pizza for lunch. My recipe … Continue reading

Grandma’s coconut muffins

Today’s recipe comes from the darkest depths of my childhood – I have fond memories baking and eating these, both with my grandma and with my mum. In fact – gross fact of the day – when I was younger I loved these so much that I used to chew the wrapper after I had … Continue reading

Fish and chips

Believe me when I say: CORNMEAL IS YOUR FRIEND If you haven’t already, you should head down the world foods aisle (I bought this pack from Tesco) and pick up a nice big bag of finely ground cornmeal (maize) for a couple of quid. It’ll be so worth it, I promise. Now I ain’t talkin … Continue reading

About me

I'm Samantha, a freelance writer from London, UK. Since being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease in March 2011 I have embraced the gluten-free lifestyle, and am committed to finding delicious alternatives to my favourite foods!

I also have a personal blog.