Intro

What's WIDE CIRCLE COOKING about?
I blog information, news and recipes about gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, alcohol-free and vegan cooking. Right now I've been working on an exciting project where I avoid refined sugar and create recipes using a range of healthier alternatives.

Happy cooking!

ps. ask all guests if they have an allergy (because the recipes use some unusual combinations and they may not expect to find citrus and soya in the chocolate cake, for example).
pps.if you are cooking for someone with an allergy, please read my allergy page first.

Go gluten-free for a week to help Coeliacs

Today marks the first day of Coeliac Awareness Week, which aims to bring understanding of this disease to a wider audience. With eating out the main headache for sufferers (many menus are completely unsuitable), the Gluten-free Challenge is all about addressing this problem. Among the many ideas are:
  • Challenge a friend to go gluten-free and get sponsored for their efforts
  • Ask friends or family to follow a completely gluten-free diet for a week
  • Get your office to go gluten-free at lunch
You could use some of the recipes from this blog (such as my chocolate traybake above) as a starting point - it's surprisingly easy to go gluten-free once you get your head round it and just improving understanding will go a long way to help sufferers.