Incredible #soyafree soya sauce alternative – Coconut Aminos

I discovered this stuff at the FreeFrom Food Awards judging session last week. Honestly, how can I have a diagnosed soya allergy for over three years and not have discovered that there is a fairly widely available and pretty amazing alternative to soya sauce? ‘Coconut Aminos’ have apparently been around for some time and are […]

Working, speaking and eating at the Allergy Show 2015

This year’s Allergy Show went by in such a blur of activity I cannot believe I still didn’t manage to speak to and visit all the stands I’d ear-marked for attention. It was heaving and sometimes you just had to walk on by when the crowds were four deep clamoring for free samples. Supporting the […]

The FreeFrom Food Award celebrations #FreeFromRocks

On Wednesday 22nd April the FreeFrom community waited with baited breath to discover which delicious freefrom products won their categories but most of all, who won the much coveted title of FreeFrom Food Awards overall winner. In a secret location in London (The Royal College of Physicians) the movers and shakers in the world of […]

FreeFrom Food Awards shortlist is out… my highlights may differ

It’s that time of year when I get on my FreeFrom-Food-Awards-Disguise and hot foot to Foods Matter Towers for some very secret food tasting. Before I get started you will be delighted to hear that the Shortlist for the FreeFrom Food Awards is now out. More nut free products please! This year I changed it […]

An ode to the FreeFrom Food Awards 2014

Here is a poem that I wrote about the amazing, the incredible, the life changing, the most excellent, FreeFrom Food Awards 2014. I stopped after the winner and four runners up. It would have been about a hundred verses long… I also wrote the official review for the FreeFrom Food Awards from a long term […]

Another year of freefrom food awards judging

You may be thinking that it’s the life of riley, swanning up to Foods Matters head quarters and tasting a bit of this and bit of that. Well you’d partly be right, it is one of the high lights of my allergy calendar, but not because it’s easy. We arrive early and get started straight […]

What happened at the Food Allergy & Intolerance Summit 2013 – part one

If you haven’t already heard of the Food & Drink Innovation Network (FDIN) and their Annual Food Allergy and Intolerance Summit it’s a two day conference aimed at grocery retail and food service companies who want to explore and realise the opportunities out there in the freefrom and gluten free market place. It’s a huge […]

In denial about allergies and grieving for food

Do you grieve for the foods you could once eat? Or are you still denying that these foods are causing you a problem and suffering ill health as a result? Is your heart broken by your food allergies?

The FreeFrom Food Awards 2013 rocked!

Now in its sixth year, the Freefrom Food Awards 2013 rewards innovative, tasty and life changing freefrom foods. Find out who won and what happened on the night…