Special thanks to my favourite chef, Chris Bridge for this fantastically simple recipe for onion bhajis and you don't need a deep fat fryer to make these. Thanks also to my niece Zoe who was a dab hand at bhaji making from her ski chaleting days and was able to help out admirably! 'Can I help she asked?' Well thank you, yes you can. Left me free to set the table, warm the … [Read more...]
Calling all Food Allergy Cooks!
I know that loads of you out there are fantastic cooks and very adventurous with your free from experimental cooking. If you're up for a challenge and would be intersted in taking part in a unique and interesting venture, check out Rampage Studios. Rampage Studio are looking for up and coming cooking presenter talent for a new video web venture focusing on food allergies and … [Read more...]
Top ten tips for cooking separate meals; one allergen free and one normal
If you have allergies but aren't the only one in the house who has them, chances are you can't always eat what everyone else is having. There are a few takes on this. Some choose to ban the allergen so the whole family avoids it. This is fine if it's just one allergen. Indeed, all nuts are banned from this house due to the severity of my allergy to them, especially peanuts. You … [Read more...]
Are microwave ovens safe?
Most kitchens will have a microwave oven and until it goes wrong you don't realise how much you come to depend on it for heating drinks, meals, cooking vegetables, jacket potatoes, defrosting etc. How much do you use yours? How much do you know about what it does to your living environment and the food you eat? Is my microwave oven killing me? Just google, 'my microwave … [Read more...]
12 tips – Cooking a meal for someone with allergies
Let's imagine you have finally managed to get the attention of that gorgeous girl who works in accounts. Or the guy you have fancied for years has finally asked you out on a date. "I've got an allergy to nuts." she says. If you don't know much about allergies, what do you do? Serious allergies can be life threatening so should be taken seriously, but not allowed to ruin a night … [Read more...]