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 […]

Living on stale bread… freefrom is expensive!

It costs a LOT more to feed an allergic person than it does for those with no allergies. And I’m not just talking about the increased cost of freefrom food, although some of it is very expensive compared to its normal alternatives. There are numerous reasons for this, including increased manufacturing costs, special training for […]

When the office buys you birthday cake you can’t eat…

It was my birthday this month. I always struggle with my birthday. I never want stuff. It’s just so soon after Christmas and I never want much for Christmas presents either. I’m a nightmare to buy for. Despite all this my family and friends came up trumps yet again with beautiful and thoughtful gifts like […]

My Coeliac Awareness Week 2015 top 5 roundup

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week, 11th- 17th May, and everyone is blogging about it. Just visit twitter and search for #CoeliacUKAwarenessWeek. Now since I don’t have coeliac disease I thought I’d share the best blogs that I’ve seen from my favourite coeliac bloggers. If I’ve missed your blog off the list please email me […]

Allergic to Chestnut – nut allergy or latex allergy?

Should you eat chestnuts if you have a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve researched and written about this before and chestnuts aren’t really nuts in the true sense so could be alright for some people with nut allergies, but as we all know, it’s never that simple. I’ve eaten chestnut before, by mistake, a […]

Free From Cake and Baking Course in Chesham – 4th Nov

If you want to learn how to make cakes like these… Then you need to book yourself a place on Lucia’s Free From Baking Allergen Free course on 4th November. You’ll learn how to make cakes and pastries. Lucia makes amazing freefrom sausage rolls. Lucia says, “We strive to create a range of free from […]

Fund raise with freefrom cake at The Perfect Retreat

Remember the blog post last month with that amazing freefrom chocolate cake I had at The Perfect Retreat in Chesham? Well if you’re looking for an excuse to go and visit or just needed reminding that you really should treat yourself or your allergic child, Lucia has organised a couple of events. 1st of october […]

Udi’s gluten free now in the UK

This is a bit of a belated blog post for Udi’s as I received a HUGE box of goodies some long time ago (February – awful blogger, bad blogger #hangsheadinshame). It was right in the middle of a pretty nasty allergy infested time in my life and I was on a completely processed-food-free diet. However […]

Totally gluten, dairy, nut, soya free pumpkin, sunflower, goji and chia seed flapjacks

Because it’s the weekend and we all need a bit of comfort food, here is my latest flapjack creation recipe. It’s packed with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, goji berries, linseeds and chia seeds. This recipe is so brilliant because it doesn’t require any creaming of sugar and fat, you simply melt the wet ingredients in […]