Sunday, 4 September 2016

Warburtons Newburn Bakery Gluten Free Crumpets



We are talking gluten free crumpets today. I will keep this review short and sweet and simply state that Warburtons Newburn Bakery Crumpets are by far "The Best" crumpets I have tasted.

I have tried many brands of crumpets and none in my opinion taste as good as these!

They have a good consistent texture throughout, they hold together well when toasted and can be cooked from frozen.

Nutritionally they appear to lead the way in terms of being less loaded with starchy carbohydrates and sugar than other brands.

I love to eat them simply with real butter or as a treat a salted caramel topping. It is my Sunday morning treat.

Warburtons Newburn Bakery seem to have an increasingly growing product range fro Guten/Wheat free market.

Thank you for taking the time to visit My Gluten Free World, your comments and feedback are most appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Please note that all content, text images or other relative content is copyright Lisa Marie Olson My Gluten Free World. Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or medical professional, the views and experiences that are shared are that of my own. Recipes provided that are shared will be a combination of my own, or adaptations from various sources which will be noted and are for personal use only. Where other recipes are recommend, you will be diverted to the appropriate recipe book or recipe giver. ALWAYS SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY - IT IS NOT WISE TO SIMPLY JUST REMOVE A FOOD GROUP FROM YOUR DIET WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICAL ADVICE.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit My Gluten Free World, your comments and feedback are most appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Please note that all content, text images or other relative content is copyright Lisa Marie Olson My Gluten Free World. Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or medical professional, the views and experiences that are shared are that of my own. Recipes provided that are shared will be a combination of my own, or adaptations from various sources which will be noted and are for personal use only. Where other recipes are recommend, you will be diverted to the appropriate recipe book or recipe giver. ALWAYS SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY - IT IS NOT WISE TO SIMPLY JUST REMOVE A FOOD GROUP FROM YOUR DIET WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICAL ADVICE.

Tuna Avocado & Orange Salad

Hello lovely free fromer's, AS PROMISED... today's post is a free recipe. Its a nice simple easy salad, but it is one of my absolute fav's!




I always do my salad in a pasta bowl as I like to layer it up and discover all the hidden layers as I eat, but there are no hard and fast rules here, you can kinda make it up as you go along.

In this particular salad is the following:

  • Lettuce of choice
  • Cucumber 
  • Radish
  • Peppers of choice 
  • Tomatoes of Choice (I tend to go for cherry as they are really tasty)
  • Celery
  • Beetroot
  • One whole orange
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Tuna 
  • Avocado
I always start with my lettuce and it depends on what I can get, some times its mixed leaves, other times its iceberg. 

Then layer in any order your cucumber radish, peppers, tomatoes, celery, beetroot.  



Layer the avocado next, as this tends to go mush if layered at the bottom. 

Now cut the orange in half, then quarters and then halve the quarters. Carefully using a sharp knife slice of the very edge of the orange slice and remove the slice from the skin (See video below). Place orange segments on top of the salad and finish with the tuna. 

I tend to use tuna in water or sunflower oil rather than brine, as I find the brine can make the tuna a little soggy. 

There are lots of alternatives to this salad, you can choose goats cheese, feta, white cheeses, standard cheeses, ham and other cold meats instead of tuna and so much more. This can also be dairy free and vegetarian/vegan by removing the eggs and tuna and replacing it with extra salad or free from dairy f and meat replacements. 

The orange segments may seem an odd choice.  However its packed with vital vitamins and gives a nice twist to an otherwise standard salad, whilst combined with the avocado makes for wonderful flavour. 

I hope you enjoy trying this salad.  Please come back and share your creations and combinations.






Thank you for taking the time to visit My Gluten Free World, your comments and feedback are most appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Please note that all content, text images or other relative content is copyright Lisa Marie Olson My Gluten Free World. Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or medical professional, the views and experiences that are shared are that of my own. Recipes provided that are shared will be a combination of my own, or adaptations from various sources which will be noted and are for personal use only. Where other recipes are recommend, you will be diverted to the appropriate recipe book or recipe giver. ALWAYS SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY - IT IS NOT WISE TO SIMPLY JUST REMOVE A FOOD GROUP FROM YOUR DIET WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICAL ADVICE.

Ahhhh gluten/wheat free crumpets are what Sunday mornings are about 😊


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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Half prepared Orange, Avocado and Tuna salad.


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Wheat Allergy v Coeliacs Disease

Dear Gluten/Wheat freer's as promised, I said I would return to share the very important and significant differences between a wheat allergy sufferer and someone who has Coeliacs disease.

In order to do that we must look firstly at Coeliacs disease, only when we understand that,  can we differentiate between the disease, an allergy and of course varying degrees of allergy, intolerance and disease.


The official website www.coeliac.org.uk  defines the condition as the following:



"Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction of the immune system to gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. When someone with coeliac disease eats gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the lining of the small intestine". 

This is further verified by my good friend who has the disease and other people whom have the disease. 

It is a life long illness and non reversible, if you have it, you have it for life and are strongly encouraged to live a gluten free life. 

Though a proper diagnosis is needed, through testing and specialist follow up consultation. 

Ceoliac.org.uk also state  "Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can include bloating, diarrhea, nausea, wind, constipation, tiredness, mouth ulcers, sudden or unexpected weight loss (but not in all cases), hair loss and anaemia". 

Every suffer's experience and extent of symptoms will vary greatly as they do with a wheat allergy sufferer.


The most fundamental difference is that Coeliacs disease is exactly that, a disease and not an allergy. Specialist medical advice is always recommended, if you think you may have this disease.


A wheat allergy is exactly that an allergic reaction to the wheat rather than the gluten. Again each suffer's experience will vary from mild to severe.


My own wheat allergy is on the very severe end of the spectrum and has not subsided in approximately 17 years. It attacks my intestines in a very similar way to Coeliacs disease, in that I have many similar symptoms, bloating, constipation, tiredness, wind and occasionally mouth ulcers. I have been tested for Coeliacs disease which tested negative, it was only through a prolonged food testing trial and food diary in conjunction with my doctor, that we managed to pin point it to the wheat. Though at the time this happened, there was no test for wheat allergy's.


Either way I would strongly recommend you take proper medical advice on a gluten/wheat free life. It is right for me, it helps keep me symptom free, maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. It is not a fad or a choice to eliminate wheat from my diet, but a necessity for healthy living.


I hope that the above helps to iron out the significant differences between allergy verses  Coeliacs disease.


Please visit Ceoliac.org.uk for further information and your GP if you suspect either allergy or disease.


Next blog post will provide one of my favourite wheat/gluten free lunches, tuna, avocado and orange salad. Sneak peak below.









Thank you for taking the time to visit My Gluten Free World, your comments and feedback are most appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Please note that all content, text images or other relative content is copyright Lisa Marie Olson My Gluten Free World. Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or medical professional, the views and experiences that are shared are that of my own. Recipes provided that are shared will be a combination of my own, or adaptations from various sources which will be noted and are for personal use only. Where other recipes are recommend, you will be diverted to the appropriate recipe book or recipe giver. ALWAYS SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY - IT IS NOT WISE TO SIMPLY JUST REMOVE A FOOD GROUP FROM YOUR DIET WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICAL ADVICE.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Introductions to a Free From Life

Dear wheat and gluten  sufferers, today is all about introductions and the launch of my new blog and a life free from wheat and gluten!

My name is Lisa Marie Olson and I have been suffering with a severe allergy to wheat for over 17 years, having discovered that something was very wrong on my honeymoon. 


The aim of the blog is to share with you, my experiences  of living a life free from wheat and gluten. I will share my understanding of the differences between wheat allergies and gluten allergies which is also known as ceoliacs disease. 


We will look at lots of different free from products and will compare and contrast in terms of taste and nutritional value. 

We will also take a good look at managing a nutritionally balanced way of eating wheat free, the pitfalls of managing calorie intake, whether that's too little calories or too many calories due to the nature of some free from products, recipe sharing and my experience of travelling and dining out living a life free from wheat and gluten. 

For now though I shall leave you of this fantastic smoked salmon and avocado toastie served with fresh salad at the Organic Deli Cafe in Oxford. August 2016  




Thank you for taking the time to visit My Gluten Free World, your comments and feedback are most appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Please note that all content, text images or other relative content is copyright Lisa Marie Olson My Gluten Free World. Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or medical professional, the views and experiences that are shared are that of my own. Recipes provided that are shared will be a combination of my own, or adaptations from various sources which will be noted and are for personal use only. Where other recipes are recommend, you will be diverted to the appropriate recipe book or recipe giver. ALWAYS SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A FOOD ALLERGY - IT IS NOT WISE TO SIMPLY JUST REMOVE A FOOD GROUP FROM YOUR DIET WITHOUT THE PROPER MEDICAL ADVICE.