About me

About me

My name is Grace Cheetham and my story is like many others. I was diagnosed with allergies/intolerances at a young age and I’ve spent many years following allergy diets. I remember feeling utterly bewildered when I was initially diagnosed – and full of despair. I would look longingly at foods which I couldn’t eat, wishing I could dive into the breads, cakes, biscuits, desserts, creamy sauces, pasta, pizzas and pies. At first my diet was very bland and boring, but over the years I’ve experimented with different types of ingredients and different ways of cooking them, and created recipes. Passionate about good food and allergy-free living, I’ve set up this website in order to help people who, like me, found themselves stuck in a situation where they didn’t know what to do, or how to cope. I’ve also written a couple of cookbooks which have been published in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, as well as in Finland and Brazil. I run cookery classes and a blog (glutendairyfree.co.uk) and I very much hope that this site will provide deliciously easy solutions for many, many people.

My books are called The Best Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes (A Cook’s Bible: Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes in the US) and Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free:

On The Best Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes (A Cook’s Bible: Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes in the US)

“Packed full of easy, delicious recipes all your family will love.” Annabel Karmel

“This book is vital to anyone who has wheat, gluten and dairy intolerances. Grace Cheetham has made gorgeous, imaginative, tasty food available to those with dietary constraints. This is now my culinary bible.” Jayney Goddard, President, Complementary Medical Association

“Delicious recipes ….designed to alleviate all those uncomfortable symptoms of food intolerance.” She magazine

“A superb contribution to allergy-free cuisine – one that is long overdue.” Max Tomlinson ND

“If you suffer with food intolerances this book will be a delight – and if you don’t, it will still be a delight.” InterAction. the magazine of Action For M.E.

“An excellent, comprehensive free-from cook book.” Foods Matter

‘This is thoroughly modern food – quick, healthy and utterly delicious. Grace takes the fear out of cooking for special diets – you’ll be amazed how simple she makes it!’ Jane Curran, Food Editor, woman&home

‘A massive thank you for changing the way I look at my new diet. Thank you for inspiring me and helping me to enjoy the benefits of free-from food.’ Clemmie Wright

‘My children love all the things that I have made for them – your recipes are delicious!’ Shandon Smith, mother of two

‘Grace Cheetham’s book gives us a fresh approach that fills the gap in the gluten-free plus dairy-free cookery market. Many people newly diagnosed with coeliac disease are also lactose intolerant until their guts start to heal. The broad world flavours in these recipes are robust and flavoursome.’ Coeliac UK

‘Grace Cheetham takes the stress out of cooking gluten-free and dairy-free. This book is a vital resource for anyone who has coeliac disease or who has gluten or dairy intolerances – it is packed with excellent information and delicious recipes.’ Scott Adams, Founder, www.celiac.com and www.glutenfreemall.com

‘I just love Grace’s recipes – her enthusiasm, her exciting use of unusual ingredients, especially grains, her clear techniques and directions. The book will be a delight to cook from – whether you’re on a free-from diet or not!’ Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, Foods Matter

Quotes from readers

“A massive thank you for changing the way I look at my new diet. I was so downhearted at the thought of cutting out gluten, wheat and dairy, but everything changed when I bought your book last night. I am now excited to try new things and have my friends over for supper! Thank you for inspiring me and helping me to enjoy the benefits of free-from food. I feel heathy – and look it, apparently! With many thanks.” Clemmie Wright

“Your site is excellent.” Ronee-Marie Walsh

“I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful cookbook. My husband bought it for me for Christmas, and he can now cook gluten- and dairy-free food for me without me having to be in the kitchen!” Cara

“I recently purchased your cookbook and I have made the most of the recipes. My children love all the things that I have made for them. Your cookbook is so user-friendly and all the recipes are delicious!” Shandon Smith

“Grace, I just love your book so much!!!!” PG Ledstone

“Thank you so much for your Chickpea Pesto recipe – we made this tonight in 5 minutes, and it was deemed “delicious” by my 5-year old daughter (who is the Queen of pesto), and “good” by my son (high praise!)” Hilary Harper

“I just got your book and love it.” Susan Bonak

“Your website has been very helpful.” Felicity Johnston

“I have had a lot of pleasure using your recipes. ” James Rosengarten

“Great book!” Cynthia Smith

On Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free:

‘This is thoroughly modern food – quick, healthy and utterly delicious. Grace takes the fear out of cooking for special diets – you’ll be amazed how simple she makes it!’ Jane Curran, Food Editor, woman&home

‘A massive thank you for changing the way I look at my new diet. Thank you for inspiring me and helping me to enjoy the benefits of free-from food.’ Clemmie Wright

‘My children love all the things that I have made for them – your recipes are delicious!’ Shandon Smith, mother of two

‘Grace Cheetham’s book gives us a fresh approach that fills the gap in the gluten-free plus dairy-free cookery market. Many people newly diagnosed with coeliac disease are also lactose intolerant until their guts start to heal. The broad world flavours in these recipes are robust and flavoursome.’ Coeliac UK

‘Grace Cheetham takes the stress out of cooking gluten-free and dairy-free. This book is a vital resource for anyone who has coeliac disease or who has gluten or dairy intolerances – it is packed with excellent information and delicious recipes.’ Scott Adams, Founder, www.celiac.com and www.glutenfreemall.com

‘I just love Grace’s recipes – her enthusiasm, her exciting use of unusual ingredients, especially grains, her clear techniques and directions. The book will be a delight to cook from – whether you’re on a free-from diet or not!’ Michelle Berriedale-Johnson, Foods Matter

‘Simply delicious recipes. Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free is the latest cookbook from bestselling author Grace Cheetham and features a range of easy but delicious recipes for all meals – and is the ideal family cookbook for those on a restricted diet. Includes bread, pasta and pizza recipe delights, from Artichoke, Parma Ham & Olive Pizza to Raspberry & Rosewater Cupcakes, and Brioche with Caramelised Peaches. With recipes like that, everybody will want a piece.’ Waitrose Weekend magazine

‘Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Delights. Grace Cheetham shares some of her delicious gluten- and dairy-free recipes that are simple to create and taste divine. Whether you are following a restricted diet for health reasons or not, Grace’s tempting meal ideas will jazz up your weekly menu.’ Vegetarian Living

‘It can be difficult knowing what different dishes you can cook for people on a restricted diet, which is why books such as Simply Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free prove to be so useful. Licensed by Coeliac UK, this cook book covers every mealtime eventuality from breakfast through to dinners and desserts, and is packed with delicious dishes – many of which have an Italian influence – such as Aubergine Parmigiana, Artichoke & Parma Ham & Olive Pizza and Chocolate Semifreddo. Delicious!’ Taste Italia