Gluten Free and Me

Welcome to my Blog

Hi! My name is Ella. I’m 12 years old and a little over a year ago I was diagnosed with coeliac disease (an autoimmune disease). I live in Whitley Bay which is on the coast near Newcastle in North East England.

Before I was diagnosed I was very underweight and hated meal times. Another thing I’d like to say is that it took five doctors appointments for me to be given a blood test, then diagnosed. Anyway, this blog is to inform people about coeliac and to help people who have just been diagnosed or have had coeliac for all of their lives to find places to eat and countries that are good to visit with coeliac.

Healthy Chewy Brownies (GF, Vegan, Low Fat)

looks good. This blog has quite a few gf recipes.

The Gastronomy Gal

Honestly, I’m just drooling over here because I made brownies that ARE HEALTHY and GLUTEN FREE??? How is that even possible? I mean fats and eggs make a brownie good; they give it texture. A plant based one honestly sounds unappealing. I honestly am very impressed with my experimentation because I have failed numerous times attempting to make healthy dessert. Somehow, this turned out to be a miracle and it somehow worked. My mind is blown and I want you all to try these brownies some time!!! I love chewy brownies, so I used my knowledge of food science to make the brownies quite chewy. The chewiness comes from the maple syrup used, and gives the brownies amazing texture.

The only downside to these brownies was that I did used granulated sugar. If I attempt making these with a non-refined sugar, I will post an updated recipe. I was hoping…

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Found a new place to eat!

When me and my family go into town its always a struggle to find somewhere to eat. So recently whitest we were in town we decided to go into pret a manger, I thought i wouldn’t be able to have anything or end up with a salad. But there was sandwiches,soup and gf bread with the soup. I was soooo happy and would definitely recommend!

What is coeliac?

Coeliac Disease is an autoimmune disease. When someone with coeliac eats gluten (a protein found in wheat,barley and rye) they can feel sick, vomit or get bloated. When they eat gluten their immune system attacks the small intestine and the villi (small finger-like things that help absorb nutrients).

Symptoms include:
Stomach cramps/aches
Sudden/unexpected weight loss
Iron/vitamin B12/folic acid deficiency
Mouth ulcers
Skin rash

For more information you can visit the Coeliac UK website.