Archives for November 2015

I’ve just entered the UK Blog Awards #UKBA16

Watch this space for more information… but this is a chance to reward the hard work of the humble blogger. These awards cover many categories and any blog you can imagine so it should be fun. Wish me luck! Visit http://www.blogawardsuk.co.uk/ for more details. Follow #UKBA16 on Twitter Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

I shared my Ombar #dairyfree #nutfree #soyafree chocolate

I’ve talked about this before. Sharing. I’m not good at it. Not when it comes to my special #freefrom carefully sought and expensively bought wares. Especially not when it comes to chocolate because the chocolate I eat has to be bought online from specialist retailers. You can’t just pick up any bar from the shops. […]

Eating at Gourmet Burger Kitchen with multiple allergies…

We recently put Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) through a pretty stringent test of their allergen catering protocol. I wouldn’t normally ever turn up somewhere without having first phoned, exchanged emails and been through the menu to ascertain before hand what would be safe. But things happen in our busy lives and we are not always […]

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 […]