Still places for freefrom Christmas dinner at The Black Horse, Standlake

Have you got Christmas lunch sorted? If you can’t face cooking why not eat out this year. You haven’t left it too late either. I’ve got an invitation here for you from the freefrom pub, The Black Horse in Standlake. Just think – no washing up! An invitation to a FreeFrom Christmas Day Dinner We […]

10 places I’ve eaten out over the festive period!

It’s the festive season so I’ve been eating (and drinking) out at quite a few places this month and we’re only half way through! I thought I’d share where I’ve been, what I ate and how I got on. Ruth vs Reactions! So here, in order or appearance this month… Tres Carazones tapas restaurant in […]

The new Tesco ‘Gluten Free Christmas’ advert

Oh no! Not the Latimers! But these aren’t just any old Latimers, these are the gluten free Latimers and they’re popping by! (Just had to get an M&S ‘not just’ reference into a Tesco blog) Clearly this is a real emergency! Someone who is gluten free is visiting! Panic stations. If you haven’t yet seen […]

Is a real pine Christmas tree more important than your husband?

Dear Mrs Pipe, Your poor husband is seriously allergic to pine needles. Is your love of Christmas really more important than your husband? My brother sent me this little article from the Metro last night and I couldn’t help feeling very sorry for Mr Pipe who is allergic to pine needles and so has to […]

Ten brilliant gift ideas for people with eczema, allergies

With only a few shopping days till Christmas this blog is a little late but you still have time. So what do you buy for someone who has to eat only special nut and dairy free chocolate, has sensitive skin and has to plan meals out with military precision? Buying chocolates and smellies needs a […]

The ultimate freefrom advent calendar – no chocolate

I have a bugbear about Christmas at the moment and that is chocolate advent calendars. What is this obsession with chocolate or treat filled calendars? We never had these when I was a kid (showing my age there); instead we had the old fashioned card type with a picture on it with doors hidden, to […]

Ten top tips for a Genius gluten free Christmas

Listen up all you coeliacs, wheat allergics or grain intolerant types. You might be thinking Christmas is going be tough, avoiding wheat and breadcrumbs in stuffing, sausages, gravy, canapes etc. etc. Fear not because here are ten top tips to help you get Christmas covered. Have yourself a totally Genius gluten free Christmas. Making gluten […]

Home-made gluten, wheat and dairy free mince pies

You don’t need to miss out the Christmas festive goodies, most supermarkets stock gluten free mince pies now. If you also need to avoid dairy and nuts, you might like to try making your own. I think they’re better than the shop bought gluten free ones and even, dare I say it, as good as […]

Bupa – Advent Calendar – health tips!

Christmas can be a stressful time, especially for those with allergies and intolerances. Stay happy and healthy this Christmas and if you fancy an alternative to the chocolate or old fashioned advent calendars with just a picture, check out Bupa’s 25 healthy tips advent calendar