“Everything in there” Fruit, Nut and Spice Gluten Free Bread


Hi folks,

it is a while since I posted up a new bread recipe. I still bake gluten-free breads from time to time using all sorts of healthy twists; this one was a real winner so I am taking the time to write it up for you. Quantities are approximate because this is how I bake; so long as your end result is a ‘bread-like’ texture before baking you cannot go too far wrong.


  • 1 cup gluten-free jumbo oats
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup potato flour
  • 1/2 cup psyllium husks
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds (whole)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large grated courgette
  • 1/3 to 1/2 half grated pear (not essential – I had this knocking about and needing use)
  • 1 large duck egg (or large hens egg)
  • some treacle; approximately 1 teaspoon melted into some hot water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • some broken walnuts
  • small fist of jumbo sultanas and/ or juicy chilean raisins
  • water to desired quantity (preferably filtered)
  • optional salt to taste – e.g. 1 teaspoon

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It almost always starts in the gut….

Functional Diagnostic testing can be incredibly helpful in the diagnostic work up of patients suffering with chronic health problems….


Do you suffer from any of the following problems?

  • Chronic gastrointestinal problems such as IBS, post-infectious IBS, leaky gut, food allergies, food sensitivity, histamine intolerance, inflammation, ulcers, leaky gut, Crohns disease, Ulcerative colitis, etc.?
  • Skin problems such as acne, rosacea, psoriasis, itchy skin, hives, eczema, or urticaria?
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome or Fibromyalgia?
  • Autoimmune conditions such as arthritis
  • Elevated cholesterol or heart disease (may be linked to certain microbes)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Elevated levels of toxic metals?
  • Depression, anxiety, or other central nervous system conditions
  • Food allergies, gluten intolerance, or multiple chemical sensitivities?
  • the list goes on and on and many conditions may seem very far removed from the health of the gut and the functioning of the local immune system in the gut; but they are not! See here for a nice review on Dysbiosis of the gut microbiota in disease

And have you had exposure to any of these?

  • Antibiotics as a child
  • Multiple courses of antibiotics as an adult
  • Severe food poisoning or gastro bugs or gastro-flu
  • History of foreign travel
  • Well water or exposure to water of questionable quality
  • Oral contraceptive pill, stomach acid blockers/ proton pump inhibitors, or steroid medication exposures
  • High stress levels
  • Poor diet; notably high intake of sugar or foods containing antibiotics or glycophosphates (e.g. processed wheat), or alcohol
  • Pets and farm animals

It may be easier than you think to diagnose a significant causative factor to your chronic health problems…

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Yummy seeded gluten-free bread

By Andrea Cullen

17th June 2014

Wow oh wow I hit the jackpot with this invention! I will do my best to recall the recipe for you as I was cooking for a stress break which means I was getting creative paying no heed to the volumes used and pretty much having a dance off with myself and some tunes as I was baking. Yea… laugh all you like; it works!

This bread has no added fats or sugar, contains an abundance of healthy and natural fats, minerals, and fibre and most importantly it tastes great! I mean really great; I cannot stop eating it. So far toppings have included almond nut butter and smoked salmon with mango chutney so it works with a savoury as well as a sweet twist.

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The Definitive Guide to Gluten E-Book

The Definitive Guide to Gluten: From Diagnosis to Starting on the Gluten-Free Path

Available to order NOW by email from the clinic on achealthsolutions@eircom.net and online on our new website achealthsolutions.com


The Definitive Guide to Gluten E-Book: From Diagnosis to Starting on the Gluten-Free Path

We are very excited, as this e-book will help so many of our clients AND new friends that find our website!

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We are excited to share this e-book with you!

From: Cara, Singapore 

A guide that reflects Andrea’s comprehensive knowledge and extensive research into the topic of gluten, the potential repercussions of intolerance, and how to begin healing and continue a healthy lifestyle. Her passion for her work is tangible in these pages.

From: Keegan Smith, Australia



I just read Andrea Cullen’s E-book and I can now say that it is the go to guide that I will use with clients. It’s practical and sympathetic to the challenges of gluten-free living while also dispelling many of the myths around this increasingly relevant topic. After 3 years of living “primal” I can say that removing gluten from the menu has been part of the process for me being the healthiest, strongest and happiest I’ve ever been.

Thanks to Andrea and of course Dr Thomas O’Bryan for their efforts in making this health issue known and providing a working solution. I have had several athletes eliminate gluten with amazing results. While not all athletes are gluten intolerant there are few who don’t notice becoming leaner and experience faster recovery when they eliminate gluten from their menu. This resource makes the process of educating athletes, clients and their families a much simpler one. Thanks again!

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Gluten-Free Bar Review

The following is an excerpt from my e-book:

The Definitive Guide to Gluten: From Diagnosis to Starting on the Gluten-Free Path.


This e-book is available to order from the office (E: achealthsolutions@eircom.net) and will very soon be available on our newly launched website; I will let you know when it goes live!

We are excited about this, spread the word!


Bars and treats.

This is an area where the fun can begin or it can go terribly wrong!

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The Definitive Guide to Gluten, from Diagnosis to Starting on a Gluten-Free Diet

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Hi all, I am three-quarters of my way through my next E-Book and I thought that I would share a snippet.

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