Learning to cook Italian and wheat, dairy and tomato free – FreeFrom all’Italiano

If you’re living with multiple allergies and get fed up cooking the same meals day in day out… this cook book is just what you’re looking for. It is packed with wheat and dairy free recipes, which are all really easy to cook. FreeFrom all’Italiana by Anna Del Conte and Michelle Berridale-Johnson is THE most […]

On having a real allergy stalker…

This is a funny story about how I discovered I had a stalker and not just any old stalker. This stalker was trying to find out more about me and wanted to meet me too. My sister is the one who finally connected me with my stalker. We have now met and are now in […]

Still places for freefrom Christmas dinner at The Black Horse, Standlake

Have you got Christmas lunch sorted? If you can’t face cooking why not eat out this year. You haven’t left it too late either. I’ve got an invitation here for you from the freefrom pub, The Black Horse in Standlake. Just think – no washing up! An invitation to a FreeFrom Christmas Day Dinner We […]

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 […]

Very quick, simple, easy #freefrom salmon fish cakes

Phil Vickery challenged me to make something different using Nestle gluten free corn flakes. Well OK he didn’t really but Nestle did and Phil is right behind this campaign. Check at the bottom of this blog to find out what Phil cooked as his speciality dish using #GF corn flakes. Whose recipe do you prefer? […]

Cater for allergies and gluten free? Make my day!

There are a growing number of restaurants, pubs and cafes who are happy and willing to cater for the allergic and gluten free community but we need more. Just yesterday I met a guy who is opening a freefrom deli and two pubs in my local area – watch this space for more news on […]

Please don’t butter the mushrooms…

I love mushrooms but I can rarely eat them outside my own kitchen because every chef on the planet seems to cook them in butter. But a fried breakfast just isn’t a fried breakfast without mushrooms. To me, mushrooms fried in oil, which is dairy free, taste delicious, so why the butter fettish? Now I […]

100 unknown chefs and me on Radio 5 Live

If you didn’t read my rant last week in response to the Telegraph article about the letter from 100 top chefs up in arms about the new allergen regulations, where have you been? Social media has been buzzing with irate allergics and coeliacs but not much from the supposed Top Chefs in question. First of […]

Top chefs attack new EU regulations on allergens in food

Well this morning the allergic community has been up in arms at recent coverage of the new EU regulations about food allergens. You can read the whole article here in the Telegraph, “EU chefs attack new EU regulations in allergens in food”. In December last year a new law made it necessary for anyone selling […]