Dairy free diaries

Dairy Intolerance - what you need to know - A Free From Life

My son is dairy and wheat intolerant and although I make most things to suit him, I don’t always avoid these items in my own diet. Having suffered long-term with IBS, I’ve found my own symptoms are worsened by nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines, mainly). Avoiding these foods definitely… Continue reading »

Frangelico chocolate truffles

Frangelico chocolate truffles - A Free From Life

These chocolate truffles were so easy to make and took next to no time to prepare. I made them with my daughter and whilst she made a batch and added vanilla extract, I added Frangelico liqueur to make mine boozy! Have you tried Frangelico? If not, what are you waiting… Continue reading »

Christmas spiced place name cookies

Christmas spiced place name cookies

Day three of my make ahead Christmas recipes is for Christmas spiced cookies. There will be ten of us around the table on Christmas day and I like to make it look extra special for the big occasion. This year, I’m trying something different to the usual place name holders… Continue reading »

Carrot cake muffins – gluten and dairy free

Gluten and dairy free carrot cake muffins - A Free From Life

It was my birthday yesterday, so naturally this calls for cake. Deciding on carrot cake muffins with ‘cream cheese’ topping, I set about converting a recipe. I’m not a fan of overly sweet things, really I’m not. Not since I’ve been doing yearly sugar detoxes anyway. Whilst I enjoy the… Continue reading »

Do children’s menus need to be so gluten and dairy heavy?

Do children's menus need to be so gluten and dairy heavy? - A Free From Life

I took two of my children out for dinner on Friday for a treat. Husband and eldest daughter were both out, so we thought, why not? It’s hard to eat out though, if you’re intolerant to dairy and wheat. Whilst I can’t fault the management of the restaurant we went… Continue reading »