In a bid to work out why I'm still having tummy ouchies, I recently made an appointment with dietitian Joanna Baker from Everyday Nutrition. We talked about how some of the foods that irritate my stomach don't seem to fit with the food groups that I'm already avoiding (gluten-free, dairy-free and low fodmaps). Joanna introduced … Continue reading Elimination stations
At a recent glutey group catch up, I met the lovely Irene from Skye Blue Kitchens. Irene makes delicious gluten-free, dairy-free ready mix packs that can be used to bake a variety of yummy goodies. Here's Irene's story and the reason behind the development of Skye Blue Kitchens."I was 15 when my dad was diagnosed … Continue reading Skye Blue Kitchens, and your chance to win something yum
My mum makes THE most amazing strawberry tart. This is one of those desserts that you have to physically stop yourself from over eating. Sooooo gooood…Shortcrust base– Cream together 4oz butter (can use butter substitute e.g. Olivani). Make sure the butter is well softened – just before melting point or the mixture will be too … Continue reading Anne’s Strawberry Tart (gluten free with dairy-free option)
I know I'm always raving about Cafe Inc. but it's with good reason - the food is amazing, especially for us food-allergy folk. It's been almost a year since Cafe Inc. opened in Rototuna, and things just keep getting better and better.Yesterday I caught up with Matt Gatchell, owner and chef to talk about all things … Continue reading Return to Cafe Inc.
Stuart Beard is one of my fav people in the whole world! (yup, really Stu, I'm not taking the Mickey this time honest). Stu and I used to work together and bonded over our shared 'special needs' diets and love of talking about poo (he even works with poo, but that's another story).Stuart's story of … Continue reading Dairy and the dude
Dairy is a nasty five letter word for many people who suffer from a dairy allergy or intolerance. And it's a damn shame because there are so many yummy ice creams out there that those of us with dairy issues will never be able to safely sample. Problems with dairy or lactose are not uncommon, … Continue reading The deal with dairy