Voted Best FreeFrom Blogger in People's Choice Awards @FoodsYouCan

Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs and Top 10 Health Blogs 2016 (Vuelio) for 3rd year running. Nominated for Allergy Blog Award 2017. Packed with nearly 500 articles about living with multiple food allergies, intolerances, eating out with allergies, living with eczema and a whole lot more...


I’ve never tasted an Oreo…

What is all the fuss about with Oreos? At work, if anyone is traveling to America there is a whole bunch of my colleagues who are clamouring for particular Oreo’s to be brought back through customs for them. I mean, do they really need so many flavours? Birthday cake Oreo, banana split oreo, peanut butter […]

Could An Allergy ‘Cause’ An Eating Disorder?

People who grow up with food allergies typically have a different relationship to food than those who grow up allergy-free. While this by no means indicates that an eating disorder will naturally develop (far from it!), it is worth noting that someone who has experienced a frequent adverse reaction after eating will typically think a […]

What did my office think of the new Newburn Bakehouse thins?

The lovely people at the Newburn Bakehouse sent me a huge box of their new #glutenfree thins to try out. Look out for the new Seeded Sandwich Thins and Fruity Snack Thins with orange and sultana. Both varieties were really tasty and definitely ‘Free of gluten, Full of Soul!’ They are gluten free, wheat free […]

Looks, toasts and tastes just like REAL crumpets!

This week we tried the new Newburn Bakehouse Gluten Free Crumpets and we were very impressed. Thank you for sending us a free sample 🙂 So what’s in them? The ingredients… These delicious crumpets are not only gluten free but also dairy free. Those with a cow’s milk allergy will know what I mean here […]

Listen very carefully, I shall say this many times…

This week a waiter in Canada has been charged after an allergic diner was served fish instead of steak; the customer was seriously allergic to fish and has alerted the waiter about this but sadly he had an anaphylactic attack and spent two days in a coma. Why did this happen? How could this happen? […]

No, not ‘poor Ruth’… NEVER say this!

This is a rant and I may be being unreasonable again but don’t pity me. Don’t look at me and think… poor thing. And NEVER EVER say, “Oh Poor Ruth!” when a table of food is mostly off limits apart from a few safe things. Just don’t do it. DON’T DO IT! I don’t have […]

Soya allergy and guar gum – is there a connection?

If you are allergic to soya you should take a very hard look at anything containing guar gum. This is something I’ve never come across from any doctor or allergy specialist so I’ve never worried about it before. However, if you examine ingredient lists from many freefrom foods, guar gum is often present. So what […]

Voted in the Top 10 Health blogs AGAIN!

We’ve done it again! This is a really quick thank you to everyone who reads, shares, comments and enjoys this blog. So how do they decide the Top 10 Health Blogs? This is what they told me… “How does Vuelio decide its weekly Top 10 blog ranking is a question we’re often asked – by […]

The Allergy Show 2016 – The best bits…

This year the Allergy Show didn’t disappoint. But I’m not your average coeliac or freefrom shopper. I struggle with a lot of freefrom food and try to eat as little processed food as I can. This goes for a lot of the mass produced freefrom food out there. I just find it causes me skin […]