This is such an informative program. My son has been on a gluten free diet for approx 2 years and I wish I’d had this then. I’ve still learnt so much without having to spend my own time researching for hours on the internet. I now feel really con...Read More
This is such an informative program. My son has been on a gluten free diet for approx 2 years and I wish I’d had this then. I’ve still learnt so much without having to spend my own time researching for hours on the internet. I now feel really confident to go into the kitchen and start baking some yummy gf recipes rather than buying the highly process, unhealthy and expensive supermarket alternatives. The program has definitely given me and my husband more confidence with reading food labels and organising our kitchen. Would definitely recommend this program. Vicki delivers clear and informative videos and excellent resources which you can download for future reference when out and about. Thanks so muchRead Less
This is a great resource and the printable handouts are invaluable. I really like the bite size (no pun intended) chunks of information. I also like that low budgets and dairy free needs are catered for (again no pun intended). I appreciated the ...Read More
This is a great resource and the printable handouts are invaluable. I really like the bite size (no pun intended) chunks of information. I also like that low budgets and dairy free needs are catered for (again no pun intended). I appreciated the online support and having the social media group for extra info if needed. It can be hard to make the transition to gluten free in our very wheat-cenric western society. All in all this is a highly recommended course for those starting out on the daunting gluten free journey!Read Less
Having been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease I was asked by Vicki to road test her Gluten Free Diet: Basics course before its launch. The course is broken down into chapters and covers various topics, such as, what is gluten, avoiding cros...Read More
Having been recently diagnosed with coeliac disease I was asked by Vicki to road test her Gluten Free Diet: Basics course before its launch. The course is broken down into chapters and covers various topics, such as, what is gluten, avoiding cross contamination, what can I eat, food labels, cooking gluten free, and gluten free baking. It will take about 3 hours to go through the various chapters; there are videos to watch and PDF files to download. I found Vicki’s explanations as I went through the chapters to be clear and concise. I found the cross contamination module very interesting and printed off the PDF file on avoiding cross contamination to give to family members and friends, so that when they are cooking for me they can use it as a guide. With the weekly meal plan example if you click on the recipe you are taken to Vicki’s blog and the recipe, which was very useful. There are store cupboard essentials and a tour of Vicki’s cupboards, which made me look at my cupboards and get them organised. Vicki also has a facebook page and is available to answer any questions through her weekly live session or just by posting a question, I have found Vicki very quick at responding to any questions I have asked. All in all I learned a lot from the course and feel it would benefit both newly diagnosed people and those who have been dealing with coeliac disease for some time.Read Less
This course is both informative and useful, particularly the cooking and baking modules. It's so easy to think that you have to limit yourself to the free from aisles of the supermarket, but this course shows you that you needn't go there at all!...Read More
This course is both informative and useful, particularly the cooking and baking modules. It's so easy to think that you have to limit yourself to the free from aisles of the supermarket, but this course shows you that you needn't go there at all! I feel well enough informed now to cook and bake more of our food. This course has given me the confidence and the permission, if you like, to experiment. Thanks VickiRead Less
We are in the process of getting a diagnosis for our daughter and have been told either way that eliminating gluten/wheat from her diet will be the end result so we have been trying to find as much information as possible. This course has been ama...Read More
We are in the process of getting a diagnosis for our daughter and have been told either way that eliminating gluten/wheat from her diet will be the end result so we have been trying to find as much information as possible. This course has been amazing and eased so many stresses of the unknown and these ums and arghs. The print outs are not only helpful for us but also to give to her care providers IE school, childminders, close family/friends as it's put them at ease knowing what to look for in foods etc. We love the meal plan forms, we've been playing around with meal ideas already so once we make the change we have a few weeks planned already. Its also helped point out items I would possibly have missed IE drinks (fruit and barley juices were obvious to avoid but I never thought about checking flavoured milk drinks). I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who is just starting out as it really does help put the minefield into context and makes it so much easier to understand and makes it less scary/daunting.Read Less
The information within this basic course is marvellous. Whilst watching and listening I had in mind a friend who has recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. I will be telling them about it. Well done.
The information within this basic course is marvellous. Whilst watching and listening I had in mind a friend who has recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease. I will be telling them about it. Well done.Read Less
At around the age of 18 I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It took many years for me to discover that wheat and gluten were causing many of my symptoms. Once I removed them from my diet my bloating significantly reduced and I was able to eat without pain. Fast forward to 2007 when my daughter was born. She entered the world screaming and didn't really stop until she was finally diagnosed with egg and milk protein allergies at the age of 9 months. Being a keen cook and scientist I leapt to the challenge of making food that we could all eat. Then in 2010, she was diagnosed with coeliac disease, a life long autoimmune condition that necessitates a strict gluten free diet. I never wanted her to miss out on anything. I made it my mission to create wholesome food that we would all enjoy together whilst bringing her up to be happy and healthy. I won't lie. It's been hard at times. Understanding what she could eat, how to prevent cross-contamination, how to read food labels, how to manage the kitchen and bake delicious treats...but I've never given up and I'm always learning. Now I'm ready to share everything I've learnt with you.
- 2.1 Introduction
- 2.2 What is gluten and where is it found? FREE TRIAL
- 2.2.1 What is gluten and where is it found checklist - download
- 2.3 What is coeliac/celiac disease and why does it matter?
- 2.4 What is cross contamination and why does it matter?
- Resources - Celiac/Coeliac Societies Around The World
- 3.1 Introduction
- 3.2 Naturally gluten free foods FREE TRIAL
- 3.2.1 Naturally gluten free grains and flours - download
- 3.3 Alcohol and drinks
- 3.4 Understanding food labels
- 3.4.1 Food labels checklist - download
- 3.5 Going shopping
- 3.5.1 Meal planning document
- 3.6 Tricky foods
- Celiac/Coeliac society food directory links
- Other reading - allergen labelling laws
- 4.1 Introduction
- 4.2 Setting up your kitchen FREE TRIAL
- 4.3 Avoiding cross contamination
- 4.3.1 Avoiding cross contamination download
- 4.4 Store cupboard essentials - a tour of my kitchen
- 4.4.1 Store cupboard essentials - download sheet
- 4.5 Cooking gluten free food
- 4.5.1 Example meal plan - download
- 4.6 Gluten Free Baking
- 4.7 Eating on a budget
- Further reading, resources & blogs
“I am currently doing this course and can thoroughly recommended it, even after 8 years living with Coeliac Disease it's taught me things I didn't know, given me ideas on new foods to research and try and it's made me feel thankful that someone else 'gets it'.”Rebecca
“Vicki is a real inspiration when it comes to a wholesome, gluten-free lifestyle. I have loved every single recipe I have tried on Vicki’s site, and she’s helped me many times when I wasn’t sure what I was doing with my daughter’s wheat-free diet. Vicki is a scientist, recipe developer and presenter, and she even created her very own gluten-free flour blend (the best one on the market if you're asking me!). She switched to a gluten-free diet when she was diagnosed with IBS, and her daughter was diagnosed with coeliac disease when she was 3 years old. Vicki helps people every day through her blog, delicious recipes and when she does food demonstrations.”Mel
“One of the first things our consultant said when our 8 year old son was diagnosed with coeliac disease was "Have you heard of the Free From Fairy?!" Her knowledge and support have been nothing short of amazing. ”Paul
“Lovely lady, very friendly and helpful and the flour is brilliant!”Belinda
“Vicki's advice is always welcome and illuminating.”Crystal
How long do I have access to the programme for?
Once you buy the programme you have access to it for a year. You will find that you revisit sections and resources in the course many times. If you are going on holiday you'll find the country specific resources useful to discover how do deal with your diet abroad.
I don't live in the UK...is the course material still relevant to me?
Yes, I have designed the course so that no matter where you live you'll find it useful. There are specific country-related resources included and I've covered food labelling legislation for Australia, Canada, Europe, USA and New Zealand.
How much support will you give me?
When you join the programme you will be given details of a closed Facebook group where I, and others on the course, will be available to help you. Every Friday I will be available to take questions live in the group. In addition to that there is a discussion section in the course where you can ask questions. If you'd like more support then my advanced programme might suit you better. That will include a weekly question and answer session along with monthly cookery webinars. I will be launching that in the coming months and you will be able to upgrade to that from this programme if you wish to do so.
How do I pay for the course if I am in a country that doesn't use British pounds?
When you go to pay for the course you will be charged the equivalent price in your own currency...this will happen automatically.