For those of us who have allergies and auto immune diseases or special dietary requirements, Christmas can be a little more difficult to cater for. so we are looking at a few tasty treats to help make Christmas a little more free from friendly.
Celia Premium Czech Lager
It is easy to forget that beer can be something missed when you are suddenly faced with living a Gluten-Free life. Czech Lager Celia is especially brewed to be gluten-free and has just three simple ingredients – Moravian Malt sourced from Bohemia, 100% organic Saaz Hops and water from the foothills of Zatec.
They use a natural process to ferment the lager for 14 days, ensuring that you can drink it safe in the knowledge that you wont be bloated afterwards, leaving you to enjoy the rich bitterness and citrus twist.
Available at Waitrose for £8 (per 4 pack)
The Best Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Baking Recipes by Grace Cheetham
Coeliac Disease sufferers and those who are gluten, wheat and dairy intolerant, finding a decent cook book can be difficult. Grace Cheetham has written a stunning collection of recipes that are suitable for anyone who has to stay away from gluten, wheat and dairy.
From Peanut Butter Cookies and Turkish Lamb Pizzas to Doughnut and Sourough Bread, there are recipes for every occasion and to suit every persons tastes. Breads, cakes, biscuits, desserts and even main meals, if you can bake it you can make it, with these easy to follow and beautifully photographed recipes.
Available from Watkins Publishing for £14.99
“In a world dominated by roasted chocolate, not all bars are created equal. We chose raw because it is naturally better.” Richard Turner, Founder of Ombar
Made with lovely organic raw Ecuadorian Cacao, unrefined coconut sugar, all natural and juicy fruit, each bar is packed with delicious flavours and tons of goodness. What is even better about these yummy bars of chocolate, are that they are not only gluten-free, but can boast being dairy free too!
Coming in a whole range of tasty flavours, you will struggle to pick your favourite from these creamy, soft, moorish bars.
- 90% Raw Cacao
- 72% Raw Cacao
- Coco Mylk
- Goji Berry
- Coconut 60%
- Lemon & Green Tea
- Blueberry & Acai
- Strawberry Mylk
- Cranberry & Mandarin
Ethical, organic and suitable for vegans, Ombars are available from Ocado, Planet Organic and Wholefoods for just £1.99 per bar
Christmas is the perfect time to indulge and there is nothing better than luxurious Mighty Fine Honeycomb.
Made using real honey, the delicious chunks of honeycomb are dipped in Peruvian or Belgian chocolate, which in itself is beautifully rich and creamy, but this chocolate has some amazing flavours such as Summer Orange, Peanut Butter, Salted Caramel, Lemon Tart ad Strawberries & Cream.
Mighty Fine Honeycomb donate 5% of all of their profits to the Friends of the Honeybee. This campaign is aimed at helping increase the number of British honey bees and is organised by the British Beekeepers Association.
Nakd are well known free-from brand and have re-released their Nakd Christmas Pud bar just in time for the holidays. The bars are completely gluten and dairy free, made from beautifully tasty pressed fruit and nuts. They would be great for stocking fillers or even s little treats on Christmas Day.