Stoke Park restaurant – 9.5/10 for allergy service

If you want to enjoy a really outstanding meal out but have life threatening allergies, Stoke Park restaurant in Stoke Poges really goes the extra mile, they understand allergies and you will have a truly amazing meal. Read on to find out how I got on…

Haggis may contain nutmeg, mace and coriander

With Burn’s Night fast approaching and the Haggis sleeping quietly in the fridge you might want to consider whether the supper is safe for you and how to create an allergy safe meal of haggis, neeps and tatties. Very easy using safe spread and milk in the mash, but what about the haggis?

Home-made gluten, dairy and celery free gravy in a flask

Next time you go out for a Sunday roast make your own gluten free, dairy free, celery free gravy and take it with you in a flask. It’s been my eureka moment this week and I will definitely be doing that again.

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.

Champneys restaurant gets the thumbs up!

Imagine walking around a posh restaurant and gazing at all the fresh, healthy options available, noting which you can and can’t eat by reading the GF, DF, NF notes with full ingredients and information on fat, salt and sugar content. Sounds too good to be true?

Sheila’s Cottage restaurant in Ambleside – great with allergies!

I know a great little place hidden away down a little cobbled side street in the lovely town of Ambleside in the Lake District. If you’re passing through or going there on holiday, try out Sheila’s Cottage – they couldn’t do enough!

Vending machines pose particular challenges for allergies!

Vending machines can pose a risk to anyone with a dairy allergy. Watch out if you ever use one. What you think is hot water, black tea or coffee could be anything but…

Nando’s get top marks for allergy awareness

A recent visit to Nando’s was very pleasantly surprising when the ‘allergy bible’ was produced, detailing every allergen in each meal, and they prepared my meal specially. Read on to find out why Nando’s get top marks.

Pod Food cafes – gluten and dairy free food

Pod Food is a new healthy eatery with quite a few cafe’s around London which sells wheat, gluten and dairy free snacks, lunchs and evening meals. Nuts are clearly marked where present and staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit!