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Avocado and poached egg on gluten free crumpets #crumpetchallenge

10Feb

Beautiful gluten free crumpet hamper from Newburn Bakehouse

Firstly, thank you to Warburtons Newburn Bakehouse, who sent me this amazing little hamper of delicious goodies and invited me to take part in the great gluten free crumpet challenge! Beautiful gluten free crumpet hamper from Newburn Bakehouse Just look … Continue reading

  

Two thirds of Brits can’t correctly identify what gluten is…

13May

BarleyCup - A gluten free alternative hot drink to tea and coffee

Half don’t know gluten is contained in cornflakes, pasta, pizza, fruitcake and biscuits. Nearly one in ten people have started cutting wheat or gluten from their diet, yet confusion is rife as to what gluten actually is and where it … Continue reading

  

THE best wheat and dairy free breakfast at Number Twenty Six

4Mar

Number Twenty One Bistro in Teignmouth - best gluten and dairy free breakfast

This wasn’t just any old breakfast. This was no greasy spoon. Number Twenty Six in Teignmouth, Devon, is a lovely little cafe bistro that my Dad and I discovered many years ago while out walking. That first visit was great … Continue reading

  

Enjoying Green’s gluten and wheat free beers

17Dec

The impressive selection of gluten free beers on offer from Green's Beers

There are so many gluten free beers to choose from these days but this month I have been mostly sampling Green’s gluten free beer range. This is one for all you coeliacs or wheat allergics out there. The impressive selection … Continue reading

  

The new Tesco ‘Gluten Free Christmas’ advert

14Dec

Oh no! Not the Latimers! But these aren’t just any old Latimers, these are the gluten free Latimers and they’re popping by! (Just had to get an M&S ‘not just’ reference into a Tesco blog) Clearly this is a real … Continue reading

  

Wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips in Aylesbury

3Dec

Cod Father (Aylesbury) gluten, dairy and soya free fish and chips

Back in October Mr What Allergy and I ventured out to our local fish and chipper in Aylesbury, The Cod Father. Love the name and love, love, love the wheat, dairy and soya free fish and chips. Due to having … Continue reading

  

Eating at Gourmet Burger Kitchen with multiple allergies…

28Nov

Gluten, dairy, tomato and nut free burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

We recently put Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) to a pretty stringent test of their allergen catering protocol. I wouldn’t normally ever turn up somewhere without having first phoned, exchanged emails and been through the menu to ascertain before hand what … 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

  

Win a hamper of freefrom food worth £150

7Sep

Win a hamper of goodies from Holland & Barrett worth £150

This is your chance to win a whole hamper of freefrom goodies to the value of £150 and all of the foods in the hamper can be purchased on the dedicated free from section of the Holland & Barrett website. … Continue reading

  

What happened to the BFree pittas?

27Aug

Me eating a BFree wheat, dairy and egg free pitta at the allergy show

I discovered these amazing gluten, wheat, dairy and egg free BFree Pittas as the Allergy Show London this year. They were offering half a pitta with various fillings and I found it was the only reliable lunch source so I … Continue reading

  

Great British Bake off does #FreeFrom

27Aug

Great British Bake off does freefrom

Tune in next week on BBC1 at 8pm if you love baking and want to watch this year’s contestants bake #freefrom. The programme is called, ‘Alternative ingredients’ which isn’t the most exciting catch line but the allergic and gluten free, … Continue reading

  

FreeFrom things we’d love but never get!

24Aug

FreeFrom biscuits at the hairdressers?

The FreeFrom Eating out Awards are in progress so if you are a food service company you still have a week or so to enter. You can do so online here: . Each year we meet to judge the entrants … 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

  

Wheat or gluten free beer at the CAMRA beer festival?

10Aug

Montys gluten free beer

I’m asking a question here because I’m not quite sure. I’m planning a visit to London with colleagues tomorrow and received this very helpful response from CAMRA about whether there would be any wheat and/or gluten free beers available. Last … Continue reading

  

To ‘bold’ oats or not to ‘bold’ oats – that is the question

9Aug

Nairns don't bold oats in their labelling

Hot on the heals of my last blog about oats, gluten and allergen labelling I had a look at some of the oat based products in my larder and others online. It would seem that there is a split in … Continue reading

  

Is gluten an allergen and do oats contain gluten?

6Aug

Oats do not contain gliadin, the protein in gluten containing cereals.  It does contain avenin and can cause problems for some coeliacs.

At the recent judging session for FreeFrom Eating out Awards we had a heated discussion about oats and whether they came under the Top 14 allergens banner. I thought that oats were not in the Top 14 allergens but others … Continue reading

  

Exciting FreeFrom range – available at Holland & Barrett

29Jun

Just some of the new range of freefrom products available at Holland & Barrett stores

You may have seen my recent blog about the launch of the new Holland & Barrett More store in Chester. Oh how I wish I lived in Chester – the new More Store there is A-Mazing. It is like an … Continue reading

  

My Coeliac Awareness Week 2015 top 5 roundup

13May

Is it Coeliac disease? Coeliac awareness week

This week is Coeliac Awareness Week, 11th- 17th May, and everyone is blogging about it. Just visit twitter and search for #CoeliacUKAwarenessWeek. Now since I don’t have coeliac disease I thought I’d share the best blogs that I’ve seen from … Continue reading

  

A must-read book for every coeliac

23Apr

Coeliac Disease - what you need to know by Alez Gazzola

This week I have been mostly reading ‘Coeliac Disease – What you need to know’ by Alex Gazzola. This book is truly a must-read for all coeliacs. If you haven’t read it, buy it today. You won’t regret it. This … Continue reading

  

Win a Nairns oakcake tin AND some oatcakes!

22Apr

Win a Nairns oakcake tin and some oatcakes

Allergy Awareness Week just keeps on getting better and better. Today you have the chance to win yourself one of the new Nairns oakcake tins so you’ll never find a dead one crumbled in the bottom of your bag ever … Continue reading

  

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