Real Foods Blog

A guide to managing coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is a serious autoimmune condition which affects 1 in 100 people in the UK. When individuals with coeliac disease consume gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye) their immune system launches an attack on its own tissues. This leads to damage to the small intestine and, as a result, nutrients from food cannot be properly absorbed.

Published: June 5, 2024
Author: Liz Parry
Read Full Post

Free-from Easter recipes for a stress-free celebration

Easter is a joyous time of year which coincides with Spring, heralding a time of new life and new beginnings. This Christian holiday is celebrated in many ways around the world, and traditional foods are very much part of the proceedings. Easter eggs, hot cross buns and Simnel cake are just some of the goodies that are enjoyed by all. The good news for anyone following a free-from diet is that traditional Easter recipes can easily be adapted to cater for various dietary restrictions. Whether it’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or nut-free, you can prepare a delectable Easter feast without compromising on flavour or tradition.

Published: March 7, 2024
Author: Liz Parry
Read Full Post

A Christmas Pudding alternative for the whole family!

Christmas is the time of year when families, and dietary requirements, come together. It can be difficult to accommodate everyone’s needs, especially when it comes to the most important part of the meal (for me, anyway), pudding! These are four of my favourite vegan and gluten-free dessert and sweet snack options, which all make a wonderful Christmas pudding alternative. They can all be made ahead, which saves work on the big day, and they’re all crowd pleasers.

Published: December 8, 2020
Author: Sophie Robinson
Read Full Post

Real Foods Competition -win a Christmas Baking Bundle

In the run up to Stir-Up-Sunday, we’re giving you the chance win a baking bundle. It contains all of the ingredients needed to make our delicious gluten-free and wheat-free Christmas Pudding recipe) plus more goodies. See below for the full prize list and for details on how to enter. Closes midnight on 17/11/19.

Published: November 4, 2018
Author: Real Foods
Read Full Post