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 […]

Surviving three VERY different weddings with allergies

This year we were invited to three very different weddings. One involving a walk in the Lake District and a riotous Ceilidh in the evening, one involving camping and outdoor entertainment and one traditional wedding at a hotel venue. What to eat at someone’s wedding when you have multiple allergies is always a worry. I […]

Beware Stork WITH butter – NOT dairy free

Apart from being a very tall, long legged wading bird, Stork is every dairy allergics kitchen saviour when making pastry or cookies; it means you don’t need butter at all but can still make fantastic pies and baked goods. Pastry is just as good with stork, you wouldn’t even know it wasn’t made with butter […]

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 […]

Premier Inn Hotel, NEC airport Birmingham – 7/10

Now this year has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to eating out. I have been forced, by circumstance rather than me actually being brave, to venture out into the real world of eating out. First in Copenhagen at EAACI (I really must share the menu and pictures of those meals) […]

Get a slow cooker – easy free from meals

One my favourite things in the kitchen is my slow cooker. We’ve had it for years and it’s a huge one. Sometimes I wish we’d got a smaller version but it just means I have loads of leftovers to freeze for those evenings when I cannot face cooking. They are not expensive to buy and […]

Beware of Spanish Romesco sauce – contains nuts and wheat!

I love a bit of food porn, which is what I call my fascination with cookery programmes despite the fact that nearly every recipe on TV is laced with allergens that I can’t eat. I think in some way I’m imagining my other life, the one where I CAN eat all these things without fear […]

Beware of disintegrating labels – allergen labelling

Now this is not a rant, I’m taking full blame for this latest ‘wheating’, but things went a bit wrong in the what allergy household when husband-who-was-trying-to-help offered to cook me some supper after I had just returned from doing the Waddesdon 5k run in sweltering heat one evening last week. The run was great […]

FeelFree gluten, dairy, egg and soya free pasta

This month I have been trying out the new gluten free pasta from FeelFree and I’ve been impressed. It’s made with corn so unfortunately not suitable for those of you with a corn sensitivity or allergy but that is all it contains. It’s just corn and water. So simple and yet it cooks really well […]