Archives for November 2011

Understanding food intolerance: fact from fiction

If you have allergies or food intolerances, or suspect that you have, you’ll know how difficult it is to pinpoint and identify exactly which foods are causing you a problem. I was always sceptical about food intolerance testing, but attending this event has changed my views. Read on to find out why…

Gluten free recipe ideas

Here are some gluten free recipe ideas for all you people out there with a food intolerance, gluten or wheat allergy and those with coeliac disease. Mouth watering Salmon and lemon mini fish cakes followed by Chocolate and fruit crunch pot

Coriander beer? Nut beer? Brewers! Leave our beer alone!

Did you know that beer could contain coriander, orange and even eggs, dairy, nuts and almonds in some cases. We all know beer contains yeast and gluten, but watch out for these other allergens!

Another hidden kitchen danger – Tung Oil

If you’re thinking of getting a new kitchen and fancy having solid wood oak worktops then think very carefully about how you treat the oil if anyone in your family has a nut allergy. Tung oil, the best oil to use for treating wood is made from a nut tree!

Who thought dying your hair could be so dangerous?

You might be planning to get your hair done ready for the Christmas party season. Think twice before getting it dyed, either professionally, or at home. Check whether hair dye contains Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) which can cause serious allergic reactions and even death…

Allergen free easy snack foods

If you want some ideas for quick, easy, snack foods that are allergen free look no further. I’ve found a few that are brilliant and ready in minutes. No need for preparation, cooking or planning, just quick and simple meals for busy people.

What is that froth on black coffee?

Ever wondered what that layer of froth really is on the top of black coffee? Ever suspected that it might be due to dairy or milk traces? After a bit of research I can now reveal that it’s just a sign of very fresh, good quality coffee…