Milk in cooked chicken? Dairy allergy alert

This is really a little mini rant for my Mum who recently braved the ‘catering for the allergic girl’ challenge. She’s pretty good at it now but almost fell foul to hidden dairy in cooked chicken. What is it even in there for? Why is there milk in cooked chicken? If you have a dairy […]

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 […]

Win some delicious gluten free Artisan Bread!

You have until the end of play today to win yourself some delicious, totally natural, gluten and wheat free bread from the Artisan Bread company.This bread has been one of the best kept secrets in the wheat and gluten free world but since I discovered it I’ve never looked back. If you struggle with the […]

Taste testing flax milk – totally freefrom plant milk

This week I’ve been testing 3-Omega-6 Flax milk which I really love. This dairy free flax drink is not only dairy free but also soya free, cholesterol free, GMO Free, lactose free and gluten free 3-Omega-6 Dairy-free Flax drink is also packed with calcium, vitamins K and D2 which are important to maintain healthy bones […]

Always check food labels – Sainsbury’s prawn crackers contain milk!

Recently I ate some prawn crackers. I love prawn crackers. They are one of those snacks which I can often enjoy because prawn crackers are gluten, wheat and dairy free. Woo Hoo. They do contain fish and egg so are no good if you are allergic to these allergens but for me, they’re tasty and […]

The Perfect Retreat – freefrom cafe in Chesham, Bucks, UK

The Perfect Retreat allergy friendly cafe in Chesham, Buckinghamshire is possibly my favourite cafe in the world EVER because you can get wheat, dairy, soya, egg and nut free cakes which taste amazing. Lucia, who runs this little cafe with her daughter makes all the cakes herself and is a complete genius. She even makes […]

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 […]

Dairy, wheat and gluten free nettle pesto recipe

Since my garden is groaning with beautiful fresh green nettles, before I dig them all up and bung them on the compost heap, I’m making as much tea, pesto and soup as I can, because nettles are positively bursting with goodness. This recipe is so easy and you can tailor it to your own needs. […]

Gluten, dairy, nut free fruity fridge flapjacks

I love flapjacks. They’re healthy, easy to make and delicious and this week I have had a kind of flapjack epiphany. I made the River Cottage no-bake fridge flapjacks which are gluten, dairy, nut and soya free. Yes you heard me, I didn’t cook them. No oven used at all. Just the fridge. This could […]