Food

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Food just got good for gluten-free fans

Coeliac disease is not new - the word itself is a translation of the Greek 'koiliakos' meaning 'abdominal', and linked to ancient Greek physician, Aretaeus of Cappadocia. But it's only in the last decade that modern-day supermarkets have caught up and started catering to those with the autoimmune illness, which affects around 1% of the UK population.

'Team spirit is key for cooking'

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Modern British with a classical element is how Nigel Mendham likes to cook: " I start with the ingredients that are in season and then I come up with some ideas to create a dish around them," he explains.

Fast food

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Guilt is something many mums suffer immensely from.

Calgary dishes out a Californian dream

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With her trim figure, long blonde hair and blue eyes, Calgary Avansino looks the epitome of a healthy Californian. But she's made Britain her home for the past 16 years, where, as part of the burgeoning clean-eating brigade, she's transforming our daily diets.

Time to smarten up mealtimes?

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After 15 years of marriage, Davina McCall surprised her husband Matthew by arranging to renew their vows in Las Vegas last Spring.

Flavour-full and gluten-free

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Since she and her son were diagnosed with coeliac disease almost a decade ago, Naomi Devlin has dedicated her time to making wholesome and flavoursome gluten-free cooking more accessible.

One 'el of a healthy Valentine's treat

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After a whirlwind year, which saw her first book become the UK's biggest-selling debut cookbook of all time, health blogger Ella Woodward could be forgiven for having a bit of time off.

Sweeten the sugar-free deal

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There is no sugar-coating the fact that sugar consumption is having a massive impact on our waistlines, teeth, moods and overall health and wellbeing.

Let's raise the toast

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If you love toast, but sometimes yearn for something more exciting than beans to put on it for dinner, then Raquel Pelzel is worth listening to.

Make Hay for healthy, happy cooking

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If learning to cook healthy, wholesome meals is number one on your New Year's resolutions list, then help is at hand in the form of Donna Hay - Australia's answer to Delia Smith.

Meringue magic

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If there's one season that epitomises Alex Hoffler and Stacey O'Gorman - aka the Meringue Girls - it's this one: the festive, glittery, party period that takes us through from Christmas into the New Year. And they're the first to admit that they don't do things by halves.

Decorations that really take the biscuit

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Nothing beats the smell of Christmas - the hint of pine, the scented candles and the mulled wine bubbling away on the stove... Add the aroma of freshly baked biscuits and you might just have the recipe for the sweetest-smelling Yuletide ever.

Martin keeps it sweet

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TV presenter, restaurateur, bestselling chef and one-time Strictly semi-finalist, blue-eyed-boy James Martin certainly doesn't do things by halves - and the tradition continues with his latest cookery book, Sweet.

Forget the faff

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Simplicity is key for Lorraine Pascale. "It's the way I live and the way I eat," explains the chef, discussing the essence behind her latest book, Eating Well Made Easy. "There's no faff - just chop it up and throw it in."

Don't scoff at scraps

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"I haven't got any recipes for completely mouldy lemons that have gone blue, but if it's mouldy at one end, then I'll cut that end off and use the other half," says Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, being quite serious.