Catering for multiple food intolerances and allergies at Wagamama

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Restaurants should look to Wagamama as an example of how to cater properly for those with multiple food intolerances or allergies. Yes I know, I know, I moan a lot about how difficult it is to eat out when you have multiple food intolerances or allergies, but I’ll keep on… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

Family time in Sorrento – culture, dining gluten and dairy free and enjoying swings in a cafe!

Family holiday to Sorrento - A Free From Life

Our latest trip with the children took us to Italy, to Sorrento on the beautiful Amalfi coast. Having been there as a couple, many moons ago, we wanted the kids to experience the rich history of the area. They are now at an age where they appreciate a bit of… Continue reading »

Should food service workers receive basic food allergy and intolerance training?

Should food service workers be given basic food allergy and intolerance training? - A Free From Life

I say this time and again, but it’s so frustrating when you go out to eat and you’re trying to find somewhere that caters for your dietary needs. I’ve had some great experiences at restaurants and some terrible ones. I’ve come across staff who are completely clued up about food… Continue reading »

Family Days Out in London – Greenwich & the Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark - A Free From Life

I love living near London. Within half an hour, we can be at one of three major stations – London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross, from which we can get to most major tourist areas. On Monday, I took two of my three kids to Greenwich to see the Cutty… Continue reading »

Review – Gluten & Dairy Free Doughnuts – Borough 22 Bakehouse

Gluten and dairy free doughnuts - A Free From Life

I rarely take the kids food shopping anymore and I was reminded why when I took my two girls with me the other day. My ‘stick to the list’ philosophy went out of the window very quickly and we came away with a load of extras that I would never… Continue reading »

What Food Do You Miss Most When You’re Away From Home?

Simple green salad - afreefromlife.com

Follow my blog with Bloglovin We have just returned from a week staying all-inclusive at a hotel in Cyprus. I know this sounds like the ideal holiday for anyone and it was great (more about that in another post), but there is, of course, the issue of what to eat… Continue reading »