Eating at Gourmet Burger Kitchen with multiple allergies…

We recently put Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) through a pretty stringent test of their allergen catering protocol. I wouldn’t normally ever turn up somewhere without having first phoned, exchanged emails and been through the menu to ascertain before hand what would be safe. But things happen in our busy lives and we are not always […]

On not living in fear because no one should have to…

Nobody should be living in fear, it’s not a nice place to be. Believe me, I’ve been there. I have spent years too frightened to eat out. Scared people will laugh at me or think I’m a freak. Fearful that I will stand out, cause a fuss, be a pain in the allergic backside. But […]

Allergic reaction at The Allergy Show

Imagine the irony of someone having an allergic reaction at The Allergy Show. Despite checking carefully I was unlucky enough to do just that. Was it really a safe place for people with life threatening allergies and coeliac disease and what can we do to make it safer next year?

Top ten tips for cooking separate meals; one allergen free and one normal

Is there more than one person with allergies in your household? Do you all eat the same thing and ban all allergens? or do you try to eat together but sometimes cook separate meals at the same time? Fraught with problems, so here are my top ten tips for cooking at home when some have allergies and some don’t!