About Me

Hello, my name is Nell! On this blog I go by the nickname of Deliciouslynell, as I feel life should be delicious!

I think it should be obvious that I adore food. I’m that weirdo that loves researching recipes and techniques and insist on telling all and sundry about what I have learned. Luckily for me I am surrounded by people who also love food, and have infinite patience!

I discovered some time ago now that I am gluten intolerant, as well as lactose intolerant. So I have decided to change my diet, and my cooking habits, to reflect that. However, I have since been tasked by my doctor to make sure I get a little bit of lactose each day, to help prevent my intolerance from getting worse. So that’s why I don’t always remove the dairy and lactose from my recipes! But my focus is always going to be on gluten-free goodness!

So please, come in, sit down, and experience my cooking adventures with me. I look forward to getting to know all of you as I grow and learn!


182 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Nell! So happy to have found your blog! I also discovered lately that I am gluten and lactose intolerant and… it’s a tough life!! But I can see here that you ahve loads of recipes and ideas so it will for sure be interesting to following you! Looking forward to try your recipes! 🙂


  2. Hi Nell,

    Thanks so very much for stopping by my wee food blog 🙂 It’s awesome that an experienced blogger of your calibre would take the time to check out little ole me 🙂
    I also only have Gluten Free in my kitchen due to being a Coeliac so I’m really looking forward to following your journey & comparing notes 🙂
    Lots of Love,
    Tanya xxx


    1. Hi there! Thank you so much for those lovely compliments! I’m not a very pro blogger, but I do love learning new things! I’m looking forward to following your journey as well. 🙂 xoxo


  3. Hi, Nell! Thanks for following my blog and liking my post. It’s much appreciated. Great posts. Next time I want to make cookies, I will try your Pistachio cookies. They look awesome! Enjoy your weekend. 🙂


  4. First of all congratulations on all your awards :). I’m looking forward to reading your blogs. I’m not very active in blogging world but your story caught my attention. I saw firsthand what celiac disease can do to a person when the doctors fail to diagnose it in time. My mother suffered from it for years and ended up in a wheelchair before she was finally diagnosed not to mention losing most of her teeth. It’s a terrible disease and all one needs to do is to avoid gluten altogether. Wish I had your blog at that time, but I’m glad there is so much awareness and great recipes online nowadays :).


    1. Ahahaha! It’s funny you should say that! I’m actually based in Australia, but even here people often ask me if I’m either American or English because I apparently have that sort of accent! It must be present in my baking as well! Ahahahaha! 🙂 and thank you for the compliment on the blog. 🙂


  5. Thanks so much for liking “Balancing Travel – Part 1”! I’m going to try your gluten-free chocolate cookies. I think I can probably handle that recipe and get it right – I’ll let you know!


  6. Hi Nell,
    Thanks for swinging by today. I’m so on the same page as you about gluten and diary. I’m not intolerant but no how much better I feel without it. Look forward to learning with you.



    1. H there! And no worries, I liked the post so I couldn’t help but leave a like! 🙂 And it sounds to me like giving that a go would be a good idea! I’m glad to see you have such a strong passion for food, and I hope you enjoy these recipes!

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  7. Hi Nell, thanks for visiting my blog. Just had a peek round yours and looking forward to your future posts. I may be gluten intolerant too…getting myself checked out next week as I have been very unwell recently after having oats! Sad, sad day for me…I love oats!


    1. Not at all! 🙂 Your blog is lovely! And it sounds to me like that is a good idea! It’s important to figure out what is and isn’t good for your body, even just so you can then work around it and relieve yourself of your discomfort! 🙂 But I myself found that after the doctor told me to switch to a gluten-free diet, my energy levels rose, people started complimenting me on my skin – which I was told had a much nicer colour, and I did lose a little bit of weight. It can be sad to have to lose a few foods, but I also found that after a little while I didn’t miss them as much as I thought I would! 🙂 Hang in there! If you ever have any questions about going gluten-free, or want to chat, just drop me a line! 🙂


      1. Aww thank you so much! Yes I made overnight oats a couple of weeks ago and I had severe stomach pains 30 mins after having it, I was in bed all day. Then over the weekend, I made granola bars…by 5pm, I was in bed all evening up till Sunday night. So I think oats was the culprit because my husband was perfectly fine… thank God it wasn’t my baking or cooking haha! I will be sure to get it checked out and let you know if I need advice! Thanks again!! 😊💛


      2. Interesting! Because the thing is that oats themselves aren’t generally a product that contains gluten, but rather become contaminated through being processed in places with other items that do contain gluten, and they contain a protein that is very similar to gluten, etc. But the trouble is that some people with gluten intolerance and coeliac disease still have a negative reaction to oats, even when they’re uncontaminated, while others that have the same problems can eat oats just fine. It’s the reason “gluten-free” oats show up a lot in gluten-free baking, as these oats have supposedly been processed in such a way as to remain uncontaminated. However, I avoid oats, even the “uncontaminated” kinds, because they still make me feel bloated and unwell on the stomach. So I can definitely sympathise! But it sounds to me like you were experiencing some real troubles! So it is a good thing that you are making the move to get this checked out! But can I also ask do you ever experience stomach troubles with dairy, or just plain lactose? Or experience any swelling when you eat too much lactose or dairy? Not always, but sometimes, people with gluten intolerance or coeliac disease also have troubles with lactose. These two tend to be co-morbid. In my case we knew about my lactose intolerance long before the doctor’s ever pinged me as being gluten intolerant, and although I no longer experience the same nausea…and the unfortunate outcome of that nausea, ugh, I had very bad swelling in my legs from eating too much lactose, and now when I eat too much of it my body certainly lets me know about it and I swell up! But of course there are a large amount of people who are gluten intolerant or who have coeliac disease who aren’t at all lactose intolerant, so I never assume the two things go together, and would never ask others to leap to those conclusions either. I’m just curious, that’s all! And don’t worry, your baking and cooking always looks absolutely delicious, it couldn’t possibly be from that! Hahahaha! 🙂 And you’re very welcome! 🙂

        P.S. Did the overnight oats and the granola bars have any other ingredients in common that have caused tummy upsets before? That could also be something worth thinking about. 🙂


  8. Hi Nell, your blog is delicious and looks so happy 🙂 I love the quote under your heading. I had that on my blog too (when I had mine in a previous design), I think it’s so true and the world forgets about it, people tend to get angry about silly things. Have a lovely day!


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