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Horse & Jockey, Curbridge with allergies – 8.5/10

I was lucky enough to judge the lovely Horse and Jockey pub in Curbridge near Southampton recently for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards so I was delighted to see that they did really well, getting highly commended in the Pub Restaurant category. My aunt, who lives in Eastleigh was delighted to be invited along for […]

How to make soya, dairy, wheat/gluten and nut free chocolate

So what do you do when you get some time to relax? For the consumate blogger it’s a chance to catch up on some blog planning and get baking in the kitchen. This afternoon I made chocolate for the first time ever. It’s dead easy. You need cocoa butter, cocoa powder, some sweetener (I used […]

Proof that going gluten and dairy free is easy!

Everyone is talking about Number One Aldwych near Covent Garden this week and you may have seen them featured on ITV news too. Apparently they went gluten and dairy free ages ago and no one noticed! Nobody! Brilliant! I get so fed up with people thinking that my wheat and dairy free (not to mention […]

Oscar & Bentleys win FreeFrom Eating out Awards

Fantastic news this week for anyone eating out with allergies, the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards have announced the winners and runners up. For anyone with a nut, dairy, wheat, soya, fish or any other food allergy this blog post is for you. Check out all the amazing restaurants here for some ideas of where to […]

Machynlleth in wet Wales – eating out with allergies

I was beginning to dread the eating out bit of my trip to Wales when not only the venue for my husband’s graduation, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) but also a restaurant in the town told me they were unable to cater for my allergies. I’m severely allergic to nuts, dairy, soya and wheat. […]

93 chemicals which cause dermatitis – check your shampoo!

The increase in the number of people with allergies, coeliac disease and food intolerances has seen a massive rise in the number of freefrom foods in the shops. Many of those who avoid certain foods have skin problems such as eczema if they do come into contact with that particular allergen. There are contact allergens […]

Vegan flavouring? What do vegans taste like?

Ever eaten a vegan? No me neither. I don’t know what they taste like but I’d probably be allergic to vegans since they consume a lot of nuts to get protein into their diets. Joking aside, this new dairy and soya free cheese from VioLife, discovered in my local Morrisons, is probably the best freefrom […]

5 Common Adult Skincare Issues & How to Treat Them

What are the five most common skin conditions in adults? Not surprisingly they include eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, rosacea or melasma. If you have any of these conditions this blog post is for you. Melasma? I hear you cry. I know. I learnt something new from this infographic so I thought I’d share it. I have […]

Wheat and dairy free onion bhajis or patties

Special thanks to Chris Bridge of Summergrove Halls for this fantastically simple recipe for onion bhajis and you don’t need a deep fat fryer to make these. Thanks also to my niece Zoe who was a dab hand at bhaji making from her ski chaleting days and was able to help out admirably! ‘Can I […]