It's always been a problem for people with food allergies all over the world, there is little safe choice for lunch or snacks when you're on the go. And if you are brave enough to try, there are fewer and fewer options available. I'd love to hear your suggestions because I really struggle. I often end up with an apple and packet of crisps. Long live the trusty oat cake! It … [Read more...]
Boiling Point, anaphylaxis film review *****
A friend recommended that I watch this film (thanks Steve) and boy did it hit home. It really shows what a melting pot of potential disasters and mishaps a busy kitchen is. If you run a restaurant or food service business you have to watch this film. I watched in free on Netflix. Trigger warning... anaphylactic reaction If you have anaphylaxis and have ever had an … [Read more...]
Are allergen free menu choices shrinking?
Since lockdown ended and we can all start to go out to restaurants to eat again it became evident that choices for free from foods had drastically reduced. But why is that? Why have our allergen free choices reduced? It's understandable why when you start to think about it. Shortages of ingredients due to the current warIncreased costs due to BrexitLess availability of … [Read more...]
Equal Eats Ambassador and 10% off allergen cards!
I was recently asked to test out the new website for an exciting new product, coming from our favourite Canadian Kyle Dine, he has created Equal Eats dietary allergen cards. Kyle has allergies himself so he gets it and understands the challenges we all face in the day to day. If you haven't come across Kyle yet in the allergy world, check out his website, particularly if you … [Read more...]
Learning to fight for what I need
Really proud of this article that I wrote for the fantastic Happiful magazine. "Learning to fight for what I need." is my story, from intensive care, panic attacks and serious anxiety about living with the threat of anaphylaxis and potentially losing my life, to finding the mental health help and therapy that I needed. I hope you can read the article here from the … [Read more...]