Did you know that Coeliac UK, the charity that supports those who need to eat gluten free, will be celebrating 50 years in 2018? The charity must have started back in the days of tinned bread—and way before many people had heard of coeliac disease or the gluten free diet.
To start the celebrations, they’ve created a celebrity gluten free recipe calendar for 2018, with recipes for each month provided by well-known names such as Coeliac UK’s Patron Caroline Quentin, Food Ambassador Phil Vickery, BBC MasterChef winner Jane Devonshire, Paralympic gold medallist Craig MacLean MBE, TV presenter Lorraine Pascale and country singer and TV personality Megan McKenna.
And the recipes sound really good: nasi goreng, beer battered fish and chips, chocolate mousse with honeycomb…every month has a recipe card which you can detach and keep.
If you’d like a copy for yourself—or would like to give one to a coeliac you know—they are available to order and cost £10 each, which includes delivery to all UK addresses. And at least £5 from the sale of every calendar will go towards the charity’s work to improve the lives of everyone who needs to live gluten free.
Coeliac UK work hard to fund research into coeliac disease, to fight prescription cuts, to lobby Parliament and to advise people on issues around coeliac disease and managing the gluten free diet.
We joined Coeliac UK over 20 years ago, and found their support very useful, especially in the early days of dealing with a new diagnosis; and I’m still a member. We may not consult the Food & Drink Directory as often as we used to—I used to carry it around everywhere—but it is still within reach.
So: who do you know who’d like to receive a calendar for Christmas?
And: Happy Birthday Coeliac UK!
I’ve written a book summarising what we’ve learnt over 20 years of dealing with the gluten free diet, and it might be just what you’re looking for. It packs the lessons we’ve learned into what I hope is a helpful and straightforward guidebook. It’s available on Amazon, as a paperback or for your Kindle…