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In response to Raymond Blanc on allergic diners

9Dec

Salted Beef salad with cabbage, gherkins and cournichons #freefreemTop14allergens

I’ve just read the recent article in the Daily Mail about Raymond’s Blanc’s issues with food allergic and intolerant diners. Salted Beef salad with cabbage, gherkins and cournichons from Brasserie Blanc I have always loved Raymond, not least because his … Continue reading

  

Learning to cook wheat, dairy and tomato free Italian

5Feb

FreeFrom all'Italiana by Anna Del Conten & Michelle Berridale-Johnson

If you’re living with multiple allergies and get fed up cooking the same meals day in day out… this cook book is just what you’re looking for. It is packed with wheat and dairy free recipes, which are all really … Continue reading

  

On having a real allergy stalker…

22Feb

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This is a funny story about how I discovered I had a stalker and not just any old stalker. This stalker was trying to find out more about me and wanted to meet me too. My sister is the one … Continue reading

  

Still places for freefrom Christmas dinner at The Black Horse, Standlake

18Dec

Book your freefrom Christmas dinner today at The Black Horse, Standlake

Have you got Christmas lunch sorted? If you can’t face cooking why not eat out this year. You haven’t left it too late either. I’ve got an invitation here for you from the freefrom pub, The Black Horse in Standlake. … Continue reading

  

Proof that going gluten and dairy free is easy!

19Nov

Number One Aldwych goes gluten and dairy free... and no one

Everyone is talking about Number One Aldwych near Covent Garden this week and you may have seen them featured on ITV news too. Apparently they went gluten and dairy free ages ago and no one noticed! Number One Aldwych goes … Continue reading

  

Very quick, simple, easy #freefrom salmon fish cakes

19Oct

What you'll need to make really easy, very quick salmon fish cakes #nestleglutenfreecornflakes

Phil Vickery challenged me to make something different using Nestle gluten free corn flakes. Well OK he didn’t really but Nestle did and Phil is right behind this campaign. Check at the bottom of this blog to find out what … Continue reading

  

Cater for allergies and gluten free? Make my day!

15Aug

FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014 winners

There are a growing number of restaurants, pubs and cafes who are happy and willing to cater for the allergic and gluten free community but we need more. Just yesterday I met a guy who is opening a freefrom deli … Continue reading

  

Please don’t butter the mushrooms…

31Jul

Mushrooms fried in rape seed oil - no butter in sight

I love mushrooms but I can rarely eat them outside my own kitchen because every chef on the planet seems to cook them in butter. But a fried breakfast just isn’t a fried breakfast without mushrooms. To me, mushrooms fried … Continue reading

  

100 unknown chefs and me on Radio 5 Live

18Mar

Michel Roux tweeted me about allergen regs

If you didn’t read my rant last week in response to the Telegraph article about the letter from 100 top chefs up in arms about the new allergen regulations, where have you been? Social media has been buzzing with irate … Continue reading

  

Top chefs attack new EU regulations on allergens in food

10Mar

Is the only really safe thing to eat in a pub a bag of ready salted crisps?

Well this morning the allergic community has been up in arms at recent coverage of the new EU regulations about food allergens. You can read the whole article here in the Telegraph, “EU chefs attack new EU regulations in allergens … Continue reading

  

Brasserie Blanc with allergies – 9.5/10 for service and safety

6Feb

No Thank You Brasserie Blanc for 101/10 allergen friendly service

My favourite freefrom friendly restaurant so far for 2015 has to be Brasserie Blanc. Last year it was The Alford Arms in Frithsden, who won the FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014. Check out Alford Arms Wins FreeFrom Eating Out Awards … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the puddings (part four)

15Jan

The freefrom puddings on the menu during our stay at Ravenstone Manor

Eating out with multiple allergies is not easy. Puddings are something ‘normal’ people eat, not us allergy types. We are quite content with a sorbet, if it’s dairy free which increasingly they are not so always check. But we usually … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the puddings (part four)

15Jan

The freefrom puddings on the menu during our stay at Ravenstone Manor

Eating out with multiple allergies is not easy. Puddings are something ‘normal’ people eat, not us allergy types. We are quite content with a sorbet, if it’s dairy free which increasingly they are not so always check. But we usually … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: the mains (part three)

5Jan

Duck with black pudding on a bed of herb mashed potato

This is the third part in my write up of Ravenstone Manor in Bassenthwaite in the Lake District. I stayed there with my husband for a week last year and the food was amazing. I had so much to say … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor with allergies: The starters (part two)

4Jan

Gluten and wheat free bread roll

If you haven’t read the introduction to Ravenstone Manor visit, “Ravenstone Manor in the Lakes – an allergen free dream come true”, start there first, then come back to read about the starters. I have so much to say that … Continue reading

  

Ravenstone Manor in the Lakes – an allergen free dream come true

2Jan

Ravenstone Manor in the Lake District - totally gluten free

I don’t even know where to start telling you all about this amazing hotel. Ravenstone Manor nestles under Skiddaw mountain in Bassenthwaite near Keswick in the Lake District. We love the lakes, so the location was perfect for mountain biking … Continue reading

  

The Alford Arms wins FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

10Dec

FreeFrom Eating out Awards 2014

This has been a bit of a whirlwind year for me, what with eating out in Copenhagen and Birmingham and now as a roving judge for the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2014 which were announced in November at Food Matters … Continue reading

  

Free From Cake and Baking Course in Chesham – 4th Nov

21Oct

Learn to make freefrom cakes at The Perfect Retreat in Chesham

                    If you want to learn how to make cakes like these… Then you need to book yourself a place on Lucia’s Free From Baking Allergen Free course on 4th November. … Continue reading

  

ilumi meals – ask your local pub to buy some

13Feb

Vozars gluten free cafe, Brixton Village

This week I was lucky enough to get invited to an ilumi taste-off session at Vozars gluten free cafe in Brixton. Vozars gluten free cafe, Brixton Village There were a bunch of bloggers from gluten free and allergy to health … Continue reading

  

When pubs panic about catering for allergies – Allergy diet cards

28Nov

Ham, egg and chips: Cross contamination possible on the grill, the pan and chip fat fryer

Eating out with an allergy or coeliac disease is a challenge. If you have multiple allergies it becomes even trickier. Not only do you need to communicate the severity of your allergy, you also need to discover what risks might … Continue reading

  

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