Starting School With Allergies

Before I start giving any advice or telling you the journey we’ve been on I need to get something off my chest.  Felix’s first 3 years at school have been brilliant!  No allergic reactions, kind teachers and a kitchen team who really care.  You’ll hear no horror stories here but I have picked up a…

Daddy, Allergies and Mcdonalds

Felix and Teddy’s Daddy, Joel, has an extra special super hero skill in the eyes of his children.  Amongst other things he is very happy to treat them to a Mcdonalds far more regularly than I see appropriate.  The problem is he has a wife who is happy to cook, likes food, wants you to…

Easy Dairy Free Cake – Tottenham Cake

If you are after a really easy dairy free cake this one is a doddle.  It’s perfect for anyone with a dairy allergy who wants to join in with the fun of cake.  Do your remember the pink icing on the squares of sponge cake served for school dinners?  This is it and it’s called…

Egg Free Royal Icing

This egg free icing is perfect for decorating my Easter biscuits.  At this consistency it can be used for cookie flooding which can be tricky with water icing yet is very allergy friendly.  If you add more icing sugar it will be stiff enough to pipe into shapes. This recipe makes enough icing to cover…

Easter Biscuits Free From Allergens

Does anyone else find food allergies at Easter time a challenge?  All that chocolate everywhere you go, let’s face it all those lovely egg hunts laid on by Cadbury aren’t geared up for allergy parents!  One Easter tradition I have to keep up is baking Easter biscuits free from allergens.  Lightly spiced with a hint…

Sheik el Mehohie

Until Felix’s allergies changed how we ate I would often make a lasagne when I needed to feed a crowd.  It’s not too exotic so suits fussy eaters, not to mention being fairly cheap to make.  I used to make a massive lasagne a couple of days before so I could have lunch on the…

Delicious Dal

I’ve been making a delicious version of this vegetarian and allergy friendly dal for years.  This week I changed the recipe to keep it more friendly for children and cook in one pot.  I was amazed how much the boys enjoyed dal, it’s now going on our quick and warming dinner list.  I did try…

Gluten Free Dumplings

These gluten free dumplings are proper old fashioned, what your Granny would eat comfort food.  They go best with a stew, in my case it was an oxtail stew, very simply cooked with bags of flavour.  I don’t know what it is about cold and windy weather that makes me crave this sort of food…

Glorious Hot Chocolate

We’ve been snowed in this week and I’ve perfected a recipe for the most delicious hot chocolate.  It’s been positively baltic in Norfolk this week.  School have had four (yep you’ve heard me right, four) snow days and I haven’t left our village since Monday.  #stormemma and #thebeastfromtheeast can do one!  We are now ready…

Mothers Day – A day of rest?

UK Mothers Day Sunday 11th March 2018 Last year I took one for the team and cooked Mothers day lunch for my Mum and her Husband as well as Joel’s Mum and Dad.  It felt like a big deal doing a roast for eight people but I think I just about managed to pull it…

Dairy Free Buttercream

There are some aspects of being a parent I have dreamed about for a very long time.  I  loved baking so much but really had the wind knocked out of my sails once Felix was diagnosed with multiple allergies.  I thought I’d be the kind of mummy who slaved for hours over a birthday cake…