I've had a wheat allergy since I was 16, which was a few years ago now! As lots of people with this type of intolerance know, avoiding eating wheat is very difficult. I really missed having a sandwich on the go, for example, and I love pasta. Luckily now I've discovered wheat-free pasta.

By choice I'm a vegetarian. For religious reasons I don't eat shellfish. I suppose I am quite tricky, but it's important for me to live a healthy life as I have such a hectic lifestyle. I've just finished Chicago. We ate at 5pm before the show and I want to stick to that regime.

Ingredients Pasta of your choice (Dietary Specials wheat-free gluten-free pasta available from Boots)

1 tin tuna
1 tin chopped tomato
Olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
Capers
A good handful of stoned black olives
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Fresh basil

Method

Cook the pasta al dente. Meanwhile Heat the oil and garlic in a frying pan, then add the chopped-up tuna and tomatoes and simmer. I then pour in quite a lot of capers and the olives, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and fresh basil. I like it when it's not too cooked through. Then, as I've been told by the Italian chef on The Terry and Gaby Show, you take the pasta to the sauce and not the sauce to the pasta. And you never put a lump of sauce in the middle, but stir it in. I'd serve this with a nice mixed salad with a dressing of apple cider vinegar, flaxseed oil and extra virgin olive oil.

'The Terry and Gaby Show' is on Channel 5 at 11am Mondays to Fridays. Dietary Specials Foods 07041 544044.

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