Welcome & Thanks for Dropping By
Great to have you here, hopefully you’ll find lots to interest you with useful tips, recipes & more on dairy-free, egg-free and wheat free living. You’ll also find some spelt flour recipes as (not being a coeliac) I can tolerate this along with gluten-free foods – which could also prove useful to you too.
As for myself I’m Marian a home cook, lover of all things natural and wholesome. I especially love baking and live with my great rock of a husband, Tony, in Co Dublin, Ireland. I’m also a food blogger, author and enjoy learning and developing my skills to deal with my intolerances and bring enjoyment and fun back into my cooking.
Do check back regularly for tips, recipes and more which may help you in your quest to be healthier and in a fun way as you deal with intolerances like mine.
Here’s a bit more reading on how I discovered my intolerances and how I have learnt to live successfully with them.
As my blog moves through 2012 and beyond I will be increasing the number of wheat-free and egg-free recipes and they will also all be dairy-free. I’ll continue to include some spelt recipes along the way as it is a handy wheat alternative (if suitable) for those who are intolerant to wheat while at the same time not coeliac (i.e. those who are gluten intolerant).
A Bit on My Past & Awards:
I had a home-baking business for several years up to late 2010. During the short time of owning a home-bakery I was very fortunate, and proud, that my Dark Chocolate cake was highly commended in the Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) Organic Awards 2009 and that my Date & Stem Ginger Oatie won a gold star in the Great Taste UK Awards in 2010.
As I worked my way to better health I completed the Everyday Nutrition Course (12 weeks) at CNM which help me gain a deeper understanding of nutrition which has helped me in my everyday meal planning.
However due to illness I had to step back to sort out problems with my health. A lot of the illness stemmed from intolerances. Since then I’ve learned the ropes of my new dairy, wheat and egg free diet. It has taken a while both to feel fully well again and start enjoying and having fun with my food, albeit mostly different to before.
Please note I’m not gluten intolerant so some of my recipes won’t suit coeliacs, like those containing spelt flour or other such gluten-containing flours. My main focus in this regard is avoidance of wheat which is a close relative of spelt flour).
Thanks for dropping by and hopefully we’ll get to chat along the way. Marian (087 2419646 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)