Birds Eye Gluten Free Fish Fingers

It’s a pretty short review from me today, because how much can you really say about fish fingers? They’re a little bit of fish encased in breadcrumbs, perfect for grabbing out of the freezer and throwing in the oven when you can’t be bothered to cook a proper meal. I’m always pleased to see big brands releasing free from versions of their products, so I was keen to see how these Birds Eye fish fingers fared. Continue reading

Aldi Macadamia & Coconut Paleo Bar

If you read my previous post about my Aldi food haul, then you’ll know that one of the products that I was most excited about trying were their Paleo bars. I often cook Paleo meals and like the idea of eventually transitioning to a full Paleo diet.

However, I’m not a three big meals a day kind of girl and the one area of eating that I think I’d struggle with if I was following a full-time Paleo diet is snacking. Cereal bars are my normal afternoon snack, but if you’ve ever looked for Paleo alternatives then you’ll know how expensive they are. That’s why I was looking forward to trying these Aldi bars so much. At 49p for an individual bar, they’re a bargain! Or are they? Continue reading

Aldi Free From Food Haul

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I don’t ever really go to Aldi. It’s not very close to where I live and whenever I’ve previously been in they’ve never had much in the way of free from foods. However, after reading this review of their paleo snack bars I took a look on their website and saw that they’ve expanded their gluten free range! As Aldi is well known for their cheap prices, I decided that it was worth taking a trip to my local store and seeing what they had to offer. Continue reading

Quick Gluten Free and Dairy Free Chocolate Brownie Recipe

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It was Shrove Tuesday (or rather, Pancake Day) yesterday, but the only flour I had in the cupboard was gluten free bread flour. I didn’t think that it wouldn’t make good pancakes, but as I’ve been promising to make my boyfriend chocolate brownies for a while I decided to give them a go instead. I’ve only ever made them with gluten free plain flour before, but recently read this wonderful blog post that stated that bread flour making chewier brownies. I love a dense fudgy brownie so was hopeful that the bread flour would be a winner. Continue reading

Tesco Free From Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The biscuit tin at work is always a source of temptation to me. One of the most popular choices amongst my colleagues is the chocolate chip cookie. I always eye them up lovingly (the cookies, not my colleagues!), so I was delighted when I spotted these free from cookies in Tesco. Not only gluten and wheat free, they’re labelled dairy free and no egg is listed on the ingredients either. Continue reading

Tesco Finest Free From Truffles

Quick note: I’m not sure whether these are still available, but they are included in this Tesco Finest Free From Caramel Easter Egg!

Unless you’re a fan of dark chocolate, I imagine that one thing that people really miss when they eliminate dairy from their diets is chocolate. Luckily there’s a big range of dairy free chocolate bars available, but there seems to be fewer options when it comes to more indulgent ‘chocolate box’-style offerings.

I was in Tesco on Valentine’s Day when I spotted these truffles from Tesco’s own Finest range. When I first saw them I didn’t even realise that they were dairy free Continue reading

An Introduction

Hey! I’m Gemma. A 23 year old living in Devon, England.

In 2014 I graduated from the University of Exeter. During my time at university I lived on a typical student’s diet: quick and easy meals, ‘junk food’ snacks, and booze! In my final year of uni, my boyfriend and I decided to try and get a little healthier. We signed up to a veg box subscription and started cooking more meals from scratch. It was good and I felt some benefit from having more nutritious foods in my diet.

Despite also feeling a little better, myย boyfriend had experienced IBS-type problems for as long as he could remember and was also now struggling with thyroid issues and suspected Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. During his quest to find out what could help to alleviate his symptoms he found several articles detailing the negative relationship that gluten can have with the body. The more he read, the more he wanted to try cutting gluten out of his diet. Continue reading