Welcome! Thank you for taking time to look at my blog.

I started this blog because I am passionate about eating as healthily as possible. I have had huge positive changes to my health since changing what I eat and want to share what I have been baking and cooking with others in a similar position as myself.

My blog shares successful recipes that I have tested which are gluten free, grain free and more recently low sugar . There are recommendations of recipe books and reviews of free from products and blog posts about restaurants, cafés and other food establishments that I come across on my travels. Places where I have eaten gluten free safely or been able to buy gluten free and free from products in the UK and around the world. My blog continues to evolve as I do more and more research and learn new ways to bake and cook using the healthiest ingredients.

About me 

My name is Helen Smyth and I have multiple food intolerances.
I am intolerant to gluten, yeast and more recently onion and garlic. I have not been diagnosed Coeliac but cannot be tested as I have been gluten free for many years. But very aware of cross contamination as have been caught out in the past. I have worked with a nutritionist who has found that I have ‘Leaky Gut’  I have taken probiotics, digestive enzymes etc and have removed refined sugar, alcohol and caffeine from my diet as much as possible.
My family and I love to eat out and I am determined that having food intolerances will not stop us from enjoying food together.
I hope you will find my blog posts interesting and helpful.

Update- I now have a Gastro specialist and had an endoscopy in February 2014 . He felt my medical history and Anaemia was classic Coeliac.

New update –  After a series of procedures I have been diagnosed with Crohns disease and possibly Coeliac disease although without eating gluten again this will be impossible to prove.  I have decided to continue living as healthily as possible, hopefully without medication. Trying hard to eat as grain free as possible, not always easy.  I am also virtually refined sugar free.

Feeling Fabulous!

You can follow me on Twitter @nels3 Gluten free Helen for daily Gluten Free and Free From news, information and chat.

 Fabulously Free From on Facebook  for recipes and reviews.




8 thoughts on “About

  1. Helen,

    I would like to make a digital painting (with a paintbrush and software) based on a photo I found on your website (link below). I am writing a children’s book, and the post office in the photo is in the book. I have never written a book before, so it is very unlikely that it will be published. But I wanted to ask your permission just in case. May I, please? Would you consider responding to me at julie [dot] mcdonald [at] courts [dot] in [dot] gov ? Thank you so much!



  2. Hi Helen,

    I’d like to invite you to an exclusive Free-From venue launch – would you mind sharing the best email address?

    Many thanks,

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