When things go wrong – eating out when free-from

Eating out with allergies and dietary issues can be a bit of a minefield. Even when a restaurant offers a menu,  the wait staff or kitchens may not fully understand either what you’re saying or why you are saying it. In the past few months I have been unintentionally poisoned in 3 different restaurants, all…

Hearty Italian Chicken Soup

I’ve made this soup so many times this year, often when we’ve had guests for a light lunch or supper. It’s super easy to put together and really comforting. I often make it after I’ve made a poached chicken (recipe here), it’s easy to use the thigh or leg meat which we’re not as fond…

How to make Chicken Stock

Oh man, soup is my absolute favourite comfort food right now. It speaks straight to the soul, it’s rich and deep in flavour and yet light and not heavy on my tum – perfect for lots of stress filled times (or when you’re poorly). I’ve recently had to go through a few surgeries due to…

Free From Bath

I love living in the South West. It’s full of history, culture and cracking good food. We like to take day trips through to Bath. Famous for Jane Austen and the Roman Baths every street corner has a tea room or cafe for you to enjoy cream cakes and cups of tea.  If you are…

Lemon Elderflower Drizzle Cake (low fod,Gf, Df)

Hurrah for the recent royal wedding! Perfect warm sunny weekend and a cracking spring inspired cake. If you’re not as creative as the Royal bakers but still fancy a delicious spring cake for tea then this may be right up your street. Elderflower is currently in bloom so if you’re creative you can make your…

The Food Diary Co – IBS Food Diary

I’ve been thinking on how to share my story, how I came to find out I had IBS and how I try and monitor how my symptoms are. I bought a food diary, and this is my experience. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had discomfort when I eat. I thought that…

Tebay Services – A Free From Adventure!

We recently came back from holiday to here that my grandad has taken very ill. Due to the ‘Beast From The East’ mkII and the urgent need to get up to see him we had to drive instead of my usual flight from Bristol to Glasgow. The drive both directions was long and arduous due…

Top 10 Tips for Long Haul Travel

Long haul travel for people with gut issues can be at best discomforting, at worst an insurmountable obstacle to visiting places and people. Some of this stems from the psychological and the anticipation as well as from the physiological reactions we face. Both can be as frustrating and debilitating as the other. Do you feel…

Veganuary – vegan challenge for January

My family and I are all massive foodies. My dad loved to cook elaborate meals including one Christmas when he made a multibird with over 9 different types of bird (it took forever to cook and we were eating it for the next 10 months but it was amazing).  As I’ve grown up, there’s been…

Chocolate chestnut raspberry roulade

Ohhhhhh yeah finally it’s Christmas!!! I’m super excited, this year has been a little trying but Christmas with family and friends will put a perfect spin on the end of the year. I’ll be entertaining on Christmas eve and since there are a range of food allergies I’m making easy low fodmap dishes that everyone…