Chickpea Intolerance or Allergy? Symptoms and Signs

Chickpeas, also known as Garbanzo beans, are a pulse with a long history of consumption. Traces date back over 7,000 years leading to them being known as one of the world’s earliest cultivated foods. They are a common ingredients in a great variety of cuisines, especially common in south and east European, Northern African, Middle-Eastern […]

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The Great British Bake Off Survival Guide – Week 8

This week saw the baker’s bread-based abilities enriched with advanced dough. Sneaky tactics were employed during the technical as Nancy got a rise out of Paul, doubling her dough in a microwave – dangerous! We loved the delicious doughnuts – particularly Luis’ alcoholic offerings and the hidden swirl breads elicited more than a few gasps […]

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The Great British Bake Off Survival Guide – Week 7

Last week, with no elimination, the contestants all escaped to bake another day but the judges weren’t feeling so charitable this time around. With the pressure firmly reapplied, the bakers pulled out all the stops, perfecting their savoury pastries with luscious layers of fragrant fillings. The technical challenge saw more than a few bakers flaking […]

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Back To School Breakfast Ideas

The new stationary has been purchased, the new jumper is on and the manic school run has started all over again. But before we begin our day, we need to think about the most important meal of the day; breakfast. Food intolerance isn’t simple; reaction time can take up to 72 hours, you can be […]

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The Great British Bake Off Survival Guide – Week 6

It was tiers, tortes and technical torture in the tent this week as the bakers juggled multiple layers of cake, caramel and cream under increasing pressure from the judges. Getting to grips with the luminous Kermit coloured Swedish princess dome cake saw the most competent contestants struggle with presentation. As the idea of recreating the […]

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3 Gluten Free Recipes

In suggesting three delicious gluten free meals, I have been inspired by Novak Djokovic who cut gluten out of his diet in 2011 and went on to rank among the top 3 tennis players in the world, winning more and more championships. In previous articles we’ve highlighted how tiredness can be a symptom of food […]

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