I’m her worst allergy! No I’M her worst allergy…

This is a silly blog inspired by a cartoon I saw recently of a glass of red wine arguing with a lovely mug of black coffee about who she loved the most. She loves me more! said the angry glass of red wine. She loves ME more! spat back the jealous mug of steaming black […]

I shared my Ombar #dairyfree #nutfree #soyafree chocolate

I’ve talked about this before. Sharing. I’m not good at it. Not when it comes to my special #freefrom carefully sought and expensively bought wares. Especially not when it comes to chocolate because the chocolate I eat has to be bought online from specialist retailers. You can’t just pick up any bar from the shops. […]

Milk and peanut allergy patch – potential cure?

Could there be a cure for peanut and dairy allergy? Those of us with one or multiple allergies often dream of a world where our allergies could be cured forever but it’s a long way off. We all know that there are a myriad of tiny things that can help stabilise and improve life for […]

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 […]

Calling all adults with peanut allergies !

This week I went to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London for an initial consultation to assess my eligibility for the TRACE peanut study. The study aims to pinpoint the level of peanut protein small enough to cause no reaction in allergic people. The Food Standards Agency is hoping the study will help identify thresholds […]

How to Manage Your Children’s Food Allergies

Mother of two, Stephanie Gatewood, 43, from Virginia, US, knows only too well how stressful food allergies can be. Both of her children suffer with severe peanut allergies. She has a blog called Peanut Free Parenting and has written a book called When Peanuts are Poison. Speaking about how her children’s severe peanut allergies affected […]

(NOT) New peanut desensitisation treatment

Today the news about ‘groundbreaking’ peanut desensitisation featured widely on the radio and in the newspapers and it was heart warming to hear the story of Lena, who can now live without the fear of peanuts after her successful treatment and many other children who can now tolerate eating up to five peanuts every day! […]

Are tiger nuts actually nuts?

Ever heard of tiger nuts? They sound very like nuts but are actually the small dried edible tuber of a kind of sedge which is grown in the ground like potatoes. Also known as cyperus esculentus or chufa sedge, nut grass, yellow nutsedge, tigernut sedge, or earth almond it is found in sub tropical countries […]

Dangerous to eat almonds with peanut allergy

If you have a nut, peanut or any allergy really cross contamination, especially with nuts which are often stored in large warehouses in open sacks or containers, you MUST remember that it is very hard to guarantee no traces of other nuts. This product alert today just goes to consolidate that fear. MULTIPLE RETAILERS – […]