The massive popularity of central London’s TotallySwedish store, has prompted the launch of a second TotallySwedish in High Street, Barnes in West London: “I’ve been running the shop in Crawford Street in the West End of London since September 2005", says owner Annethe Nathan, “and the business has been going very well and it’s so popular, we’ve decided to expand and open a new … [Read more...]
Delicious quinoa crackers – discovered in Portugal!
In a recent blog about Allergy lessons learnt on holiday in Portugal I forgot to mention these delicious new crackers I found in one of the supermarkets. I've never seen them in the UK but they're called Le pain des fleurs" and are produced in France . The ingredients are not in English so I hadn't tried them until today, wanting to translate each item to ensure it's safe. The … [Read more...]
A twist on gluten free cake-in-a-mug – mesquite flour!
One of my favourite treats on a cold miserable day is to cook cake-in-a-mug, which is quick, easy and tasty. You may have seen previous posts about this, both a normal version with plain flour and a gluten free version. I wanted to share with you a new amazing new flour that I've just discovered because it added a real zing to this clever, quick, cake treat. Today I made … [Read more...]
Inspirational allergy free cookery course
This week Tanya Wright, dietician and allergy specialist at Amersham Hospital, and I journeyed to London for the Cookability gluten, egg, nut and dairy free cookery course, run by the inspirational Venetia Cameron-Rose. Venetia normally runs residential cookery courses for young adults and groups in Somerset but by popular demand she put on an evening session for five food … [Read more...]
Allergy free product of the week – Pink Panther vanilla wafer biscuits
These tasty little biscuits have been very illusive. I've been searching for them for nearly a year, having been told they were gluten and dairy free by my allergy specialist. I eventually tracked them down in a health food shop, and both I and my husband tried them. They don't contain dairy in the ingredients but the allergy information does state that they may contain milk … [Read more...]