FreeFrom things we’d love but never get!

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants for foods suitable for food service and the quality just keeps on getting better and […]

Why a2 milk gives me nightmares

Ever heard of A2 milk? Those of you in the allergy and dairy intolerant community may well have come across it. It is a new type of milk created in New Zealand where the A1 milk protein has been bred out of the milk to make it safer for some people to drink and easier […]

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 […]

Why I love Nairns gluten free oat cakes – an ode to oat cakes

There are a few freefrom products which I just love and cannot live without. Nairns is one of them, and because I eat a nairns oak cake if not every day, at least every week I forget about how amazing they are because they are just always there. Part of the weekly shop. Chosen for […]

Delicious dairy free coconut yogurt from CoYo

Do you have a dairy allergy or intolerance? Can you also not eat soya due to an allergy or sensitivity? If you miss yogurt then you’ll love CoYo’s new coconut yogurt, available in lots of flavours and tastes really rich and creamy

Should a dairy allergic drink wine containing milk?

Have you ever seen a warning on a wine label saying that it contains milk? I’ve heard that some wines can but rarely actually seen it listed . Recently I consumed half a bottle of wine containing potassium caseinate (from milk) by mistake, so what happened?

Allergy Support Group – so what goes on?

Last week’s Allergy Support Group was a huge success. Here’s a short review of just some of the things we chatted about during the evening, from coping with kids who have allergies to eating out and avoiding allergens when shopping and cooking.

Friends will make mistakes just like you do!

How do you help friends, restaurants, work colleagues and the world understand what allergies really mean? It’s a mind set that will take time to filter through. This is about why you have to nag, quiz, remind, check and check again no matter who is cooking for you.

Eleven things that could make you allergic to your clothes!

Getting unexplained rashes and can’t seem pinpoint where they’re coming from? There are a few things you could look into including washing powders, chemical coatings, latex, nickel and more. Read on for a real toxic pea souper…