7 Gluten Free Thing’s I’ve Been Loving This Week

1. Baked White Chocolate Cheesecake I made the same cheesecake I made at Christmas, again, this week for my sisters birthday. Last time, there were many tears from me as my cheesecake emerged from the oven split, looking very much … Continue reading

10 Things I Learned During My Ilumi Challenge

A few weeks ago I embarked on a challenge unlike no other. The Ilumi Challenge. It was something no-one has ever done before. 10 Meals. 10 Days. 1 Woman. In celebration of the huge @ilumiworld parcel I received, I’m embarking … Continue reading

Nairns Gluten Free Oat Cakes Review and Topping Ideas

Oatcakes are a great alternative to a sandwich, lovely for lunch and a brilliant as a starter or at a party. I never tried oatcakes as a glutener, but now I wish I did! They’re really yummy, and super filling! … Continue reading


Olive and Bean: Gluten Free Cafe Review



I heard about this cafe by little wishers across Newcastle, It was elusive and I could never find it. So I googled it, and the rumours were true, Gluten Free, Deli, Newcastle were all correct information. So when I went home for the weekend I brought my family here, to be greeted by a 20 person queue to the door. Ravenous we went somewhere else.

A Sunday, a few weeks later. I came home again and me and my boyfriend came here for Sunday Brunch.



I got the mega bus at 3.35 am to leeds then another bus to York then a train to Newcastle, in which I arrived at like 10.30. It was a very long journey. So when we arrived at Olive and Bean, I ordered a coffee.

It was a salted caramel mocha, and it was delcious and woke me right up! We read the papers which had been left on the table for everyone to share. We revelled in the lovely atmosphere sat in some nice big comfy chairs. Sipping away at our gorgeous drinks.

After a while, we decided to order. The staff were very nice and the open kitchen looked calm and in order. Looking at the menu, you know your going to be here awhile, we order off the breakfast menu because it looked just delcious. They do gluten free bread, so if you check with the waitress when you’re there about what you can have, I’m sure it might change depending on ingredients they have ect.

I ordered eggy bread with bacon and maple syrup (I asked for it on Gluten Free bread) and it was delcious! My Boyfriend through enjoyed his gluteny meal too!

20131128-123945.jpgThe staff were lovely and friendly and the whole place has a wonderful atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and can’t wait to go again!

Drewtons on the Drewton Estate, South Cave: Review.

Last Monday was a lovely sunny day, so my Boyfriends Mum and I decided to work off all the cake we’d eaten by going for a ride on the bikes through the countryside. We set off with the intention of … Continue reading