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Gluten-Free Christmas

December 21, 2014

With Christmas just a few days away from us it’s time to think about all the dishes that will end up on our tables. I’m sure you have a few favourite recipes, that travel with you throughout the years, but what would you do if someone in your company told you they are sensitive to gluten*?

These days gluten intolerance is a very common condition. Some researches say that between 30% and 50% of people are sensitive to gluten, so it’s quite likely you might have to alter your recipes a bit, right?

Don’t worry you won’t have to wave goodbye to Christmas pudding, mince pies or bread sauce, all you need is this fabulous little book – Gluten-Free Christmas by Hannah Miles.

The author offers 30 recipes, alternatives to holiday classics, that used to be a forbidden fruit to anyone who suffers from a spectrum of disorders in which gluten has an adverse effect on the body.

In this book you will find out how to avoid hidden gluten (for e.g. would you have thought that even beer and soy sauce are a big no no), how to avoid contamination and where to go for advice.

Hannah Miles, who practises law and, of course, cooks (you can visit her blog) has done her bit – compiled a lovely set of special  festive recipes, all you have to do now is get the right ingredients and throw a healthy Christmas party!

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Gluten-Free Christmas by Hannah Miles, photography by William Reavell, published by Ryland Peters & Small rrp £9.99

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*Gluten sensitivity (also gluten intolerance) is a spectrum of disorders including celiac disease in which gluten has an adverse effect on the body. Symptoms include bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, diarrhea, constipation, muscular disturbances, headaches, migraines, severe acne, fatigue, and bone or joint pain.

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  1. December 22, 2014 9:30 pm

    I’m more dairy intolerant than gluten but I always use gluten free flour when doing my own baking, may have to look out for this ready for next year’s mince pies! 🙂

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