Why is gluten so hard to eat?

We build on our Technical Director Imran’s explanation of what gluten is, and explain why it’s hard for some of us to eat.

 

Imran (3)

 

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6 things we learnt living with coeliac disease

Our Delicious Alchemy HQ is full of people living with coeliac disease, gluten allergies or gluten intolerances. Because of this, we really understand what it’s like going gluten free for health reasons, simply because we’ve done it ourselves.

To help you on your gluten free journey, we’ve pulled together our list of what we’ve learnt along the way…

 

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The DA Challenge : A gluten free week experience

As a rite of passage at Delicious Alchemy, we like everyone to complete a ‘gluten free week’ so they can experience a free from diet first hand.  In this latest blog post, our newest recruit shares her experience of going gluten free…

 

Upon joining Delicious Alchemy, I was briefed that I must complete a gluten free week. I was slightly apprehensive as I’m still learning about what foods do & don’t contain gluten – but I was mainly curious to see what options I could find.

I’m not a big breakfast person, so gluten free breakfasts weren’t too much of a worry. I was mostly nervous about what I would do for lunch – as someone who tends to rush around a lot, convenience is a very important factor in my diet.  Also, my biggest weakness is bread which I knew would be a challenge. Although there are gluten free bread alternatives out there, I wasn’t sure how they’d compare…

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Posted in: Gluten Free Lifestyle | Head Office

Getting started on a restricted diet

Hi, I’m Emma, Founder of Delicious Alchemy. As part of our ‘behind the scenes’ series, I’ll be sharing my advice and tips on how to get started on your restricted diet.

From planning meals in advance to navigating the weekly shop – here’s how I manage my restricted diet.

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Posted in: Emma's Blog | Gluten Free Lifestyle

Preparing for an endoscopy or a colonoscopy (not for the faint-hearted!)

Following on from my last blog post on diagnosis, I’ll now draw on my own experiences to help you plan and prepare for an endoscopy or a colonoscopy.

In this post, I’m going to be very frank about what will happen to you, or your child in an endoscopy/colonoscopy. This is based on my own personal experience. I’ve had quite a few over the years and I’ve developed a method of dealing with them.

I’m posting my method here to help the people who feel the need to know the details before they go into it. I’m one of those people but you might not need that help. If you don’t, walk away from the screen now! I’m joking but before reading any further, please consider that you might find this post the opposite of helpful…

Emma Killilea

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“Improve your health and therefore your life.” Coeliac diagnosis, and all the tests along the way

Hi I’m Delicious Alchemy’s founder, Emma Killilea. As part of our ‘Behind the Scenes’ series, I’ll be talking about my diagnosis with coeliac disease, and all the tests along the way.

 

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Posted in: Emma's Blog | Gluten Free Lifestyle

What is Gluten Free?

As part of our ‘behind the scenes’ series, Delicious Alchemy’s Technical Director, Imran Afzal, explains what gluten is and what gluten free actually means.

 

Hi, my name’s Imran and I’m the Technical Director at Delicious Alchemy.

I joined the business more than 3 years ago and I’m tasked with ensuring our products meet your expectations day in day out, as well working on new products. In this first of a series of blog posts, I’m going to try to explain what the science of gluten free is.

 

Imran (3)

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Hello, my name is Emma and I’m a celeriac

Hi, I’m Delicious Alchemy’s founder, Emma Killilea, and as part of our new ‘behind the scenes’ series I’ll be sharing my thoughts on being a newly diagnosed coeliac.

 

 Hello, my name is Emma and I’m a cereliac.

 


I’m also a glutton avoider and an undesirable!

Of course I’m really just a rather militant coeliac with an additional severe wheat allergy but, like you, some of the things I’ve been called by people who do not understand coeliac disease, allergy and intolerance are hilarious…

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Posted in: Emma's Blog | Gluten Free Lifestyle