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Tagged: Cooking for allergies

When your friends invite you to dinner and cater for your allergies

10Mar

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I would like thank ALL my friends. Not only are you my eyes and ears when we go out and my little saviours when I’m getting a bit blase, some of you really go the extra mile. Some of you … 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

  

There’s nothing in an Oxo stock cube…

4Mar

Butternut squash, sweet potato and OXO CUBE SOUP

Oxo cubes. We all know about those. We don’t eat Oxo cubes if we are allergic to wheat or celery because they are not just stock… they are lots of other things too. The moral of this blog is that … 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

  

FODMAPS for the frightened FreeFromer

21Dec

3omega6 Flax milk on blueberry porridge

Now I’ve read about FODMAPS. They’re complicated. Huge lists of fruit and vegetables that could be causing all your IBS symptoms. I have to admit, FODMAPS has me running for the hills because I am already avoiding some pretty major … Continue reading

  

How to make soya, dairy, wheat/gluten and nut free chocolate

21Nov

Homemade #dairyfree #soyafree #nutfree #glutenfree chocolate from ChocChick

So what do you do when you get some time to relax? For the consumate blogger it’s a chance to catch up on some blog planning and get baking in the kitchen. This afternoon I made chocolate for the first … Continue reading

  

Wheat and dairy free onion bhajis or patties

2Nov

FreeFrom easy peasy onion bhajis

Special thanks to Chris Bridge of Summergrove Halls 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 … 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

  

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

  

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

  

Surviving three VERY different weddings with allergies

27Jul

Normal wedding catering - not freefrom by any stretch of the imagination

This year we were invited to three very different weddings. One involving a walk in the Lake District and a riotous Ceilidh in the evening, one involving camping and outdoor entertainment and one traditional wedding at a hotel venue. What … Continue reading

  

Beware Stork WITH butter – NOT dairy free

22May

Stork Original is Dairy free but don't buy the new Stork with butter

Apart from being a very tall, long legged wading bird, Stork is every dairy allergics kitchen saviour when making pastry or cookies; it means you don’t need butter at all but can still make fantastic pies and baked goods. Pastry … 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

  

Premier Inn Hotel, NEC airport Birmingham – 7/10

15Oct

Now this year has been a bit of a roller coaster when it comes to eating out. I have been forced, by circumstance rather than me actually being brave, to venture out into the real world of eating out. First … Continue reading

  

Get a slow cooker – easy free from meals

9Oct

Roast chicken in slow cooker

One my favourite things in the kitchen is my slow cooker. We’ve had it for years and it’s a huge one. Sometimes I wish we’d got a smaller version but it just means I have loads of leftovers to freeze … Continue reading

  

Beware of Spanish Romesco sauce – contains nuts and wheat!

22Aug

I love a bit of food porn, which is what I call my fascination with cookery programmes despite the fact that nearly every recipe on TV is laced with allergens that I can’t eat. I think in some way I’m … Continue reading

  

Beware of disintegrating labels – allergen labelling

23Jul

Aldi burger contains wheat flour

Now this is not a rant, I’m taking full blame for this latest ‘wheating’, but things went a bit wrong in the what allergy household when husband-who-was-trying-to-help offered to cook me some supper after I had just returned from doing … Continue reading

  

FeelFree gluten, dairy, egg and soya free pasta

24Jun

FeelFree Gluten Free and dairy free pasta

This month I have been trying out the new gluten free pasta from FeelFree and I’ve been impressed. It’s made with corn so unfortunately not suitable for those of you with a corn sensitivity or allergy but that is all … Continue reading

  

How to cook quinoa in 5 easy stages

31May

Quinoa

I have met so many people who have shunned quinoa because when they cooked it was hard, didn’t taste right or just looked plain wrong. If you’re coeliac or eating a gluten free diet for whatever reason, quinoa is a … Continue reading

  

Ten things you can do with coconut oil for eczema and allergies

24Apr

oil pulling with a teaspoonful of coconut butter swilled in the mouth for twenty minutes

I just love coconut oil. I only really discovered it over the last few years and now my cupboard is never without a jar. It has so many amazing uses that I just had to share with you what I … Continue reading

  

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