freefrom-recipes-320jpg

Latest News


IOH Southern Branch virtual meet up with local organisations


Posted on: May 19, 2020 | Posted in: Latest News

Last Wednesday 13 May, the local Southern Branch Institute of Hospitality had a virtual meet up with local Hotel organisations, including Southampton Hoteliers, BH Area Hospitality Association and incoming Chair of the New Forest Hoteliers Association. We also welcomed a member of the Hospital Caterers Association We were updated to understand what businesses were currently […]

Share

READ MORE

Allergy Awareness Week – Podcast


Posted on: April 7, 2020 | Posted in: Latest News

I was recently asked to contribute to the @ErudusUK  Podcast in time for Allergy Awareness Week  25 April – 1st May,  We discussed all things FreeFrom, along with Amena Warner of @AllergyUK1,  and allergy sufferer Beth Newton       Some of the areas Caroline covered included: Allergens in food service – different areas that need a lot of work. Opinions […]

Share

READ MORE

Vegan Vs Suitable for Allergies


Posted on: February 21, 2020 | Posted in: Latest News

  The Food and Drink Federation has recently published guidance on ‘allergen free’ and vegan claims, with the aim of more clarity  to help the consumer and the food service industry.  There is currently a lot of misunderstanding on whether a vegan product is safe for an egg or milk free diet.  In many cases there is […]

Share

READ MORE

Food Hygiene Ratings


Posted on: February 17, 2020 | Posted in: Latest News

A new report from food industry insurer, NFU Mutual, has shown that more than 52,000 businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland could be faced with losing over a third of business, as 34 percent of people would turn away from premises displaying a food hygiene rating of three or less. The report also suggested that […]

Share

READ MORE

Paleo vs Keto


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Key Facts about Keto: This type of method involves a very low carbohydrate diet. It is a very famous one because of its variations in terms of benefits from it. This also has other names such as the keto, non-carbo, low carbohydrate, ketosis diet and many more. The suffix “keto” comes from the word ketogenic […]

Share

READ MORE

Natasha’s Foundation NHS Funding Boost


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Southampton University have published an article detailing how the funding for training has been boosted by Natasha’s Allergy Research Foundation. Half of all children and a third of adults in the UK have an allergy. To care for them, more specialist clinical teams and research is urgently needed but provision for essential clinical training to […]

Share

READ MORE

UCFF 2020 – 15th September 2020


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

The Universal Cookery & Food Festival 2020 is taking place on 15th September 2020 at Mudwalls Farm, Warwickshire.  For those working within the food and hospitality industry this will no doubt be an interesting day brought to you by the Craft Guild of Chefs. To book your space click the link below: https://www.cookeryandfoodfestival.co.uk/

Share

READ MORE

Pancakes GF & DF Recipe


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

GF & DF Pancakes PDF (Gluten & Dairy Free) From Waitrose (https://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes.html) Serves 2 Ingredients                100g Gluten-free Flour 1 1/2 tsp Caster Sugar 1 medium British Blacktail Free Range Egg, beaten 75ml Almond Milk, unsweetened Vegetable Oil spray                                                             100g Raspberries 100g Blueberries 2-3 tbsp Maple Syrup ½ tsp icing sugar (optional) Method: In a mixing bowl combine […]

Share

READ MORE

Vegan Crepes


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Vegan Crepes  (Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free)  From BBC Good Food (https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes) Makes 6 Small Pancakes Ingredients                125g Gluten-free Plain Flour (Doves Farm used) Egg replacer, equivalent to 1 whole egg. (Orgran No Egg was used), mixed with 2 tbsp water. 250ml Hemp or Coconut Milk (Good Hemp & Koko available) Sunflower or Rice Bran […]

Share

READ MORE

Council Cuts = Allergy Sufferers at Risk?


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Are cuts putting Allergy sufferers at risk? New research conducted by campaign group Unchecked.uk and the Times has revealed that nearly one in five food samples taken by inspectors in England, Wales and Scotland contains at least one undeclared allergen. Of the 6,602 food samples tested specifically for allergens by local authorities between 2016 and 2018, 1,212 (18.4%) were found […]

Share

READ MORE

Christmas Recipes – Dessert


Posted on: December 3, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Christmas Pudding Christmas Pudding (PDF) from Doves Farm (www.dovesfarm.co.uk) Click here for more info Makes 1 Pudding This can be made and cooked ahead of time and reheated on the day. Ingredients 100g FREEE White Bread Flour 100g sugar 2 tsp mixed spices 50g prunes 50g apricots 125g raisins                                                                125g sultanas 175g currants 50g mixed peel 1 orange, rind and juice 1 lemon, rind and juice 50g oil TO […]

Share

READ MORE

Christmas Recipes – Main (V)


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Lentil & Pumpkin Bowl Easy Lentil and Pumpkin Bowl (PDF) from My Food and Happiness (www.myfoodandhappiness.com) Click here for more info. * Use Tofu rather than Feta to make this dish suitable for Vegans or those that cannot consume dairy products.  Serves 2 Ingredients 1 flat small pumpkin 1 cup lentils (any kind, black looks […]

Share

READ MORE

Christmas Recipes – Mains


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Spiced Turkey & Candied Carrots Spiced Turkey & Candied Carrots (PDF) from BBC Good Food (www.bbcgoodfood.com) Click here for more info Serves 8 Ingredients 5 – 5½ kg oven-ready turkey 50g butter, softened Small bunch of thyme, plus extra to serve Small bunch of bay leaves, plus extra to serve 8 carrots, peeled, and cut […]

Share

READ MORE

Christmas Recipes – Starter


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Sweet & Sour Aubergines Sweet & Sour Aubergines (PDF) from The Vegan Society (www.vegansociety.com) Click here for more info Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tsp salt 8 baby aubergines, quartered lengthways 3 tbsp gram (chickpea) flour (use plain g/f flour if you have none) 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger […]

Share

READ MORE

Christmas Party


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Are you planning your works Christmas Party?  Are you a venue hosting the Christmas Party? Take a look at these Top Tips to ensure those people with food allergies or dietary requirements in your workplace can be included so that everyone can have an enjoyable festive season.

Share

READ MORE

#fruitsaladisnotamainmeal


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

The BBC’s Apprentice programme has highlighted an issue that has faced many people with food allergies or dietary requirements. The episode which aired week beginning 18th November 2019 had the teams involved in organising a corporate away day onboard a Belmond British Pullman Train.   Although the team involved had asked the questions about dietary […]

Share

READ MORE

Holidays & Special Diets


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

If you have a food allergy going on holiday brings with it an entirely different set of complications than just remembering your passport, travel details and foreign currency. What, where and how will you eat?  Carrying your own food is not always practical and indeed certain limitations in customs will bring about another pile of […]

Share

READ MORE

August Recipes (Chocolate Courgette Cake)


Posted on: September 5, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Check out these Free From recipes Chocolate Courgette Cake Chocolate Courgette Cake (PDF) from Free From Flour Company (www.freefromflour.co.uk) Click here for more info Ingredients: 4 large eggs, beaten 120ml vegetable oil 120ml whole milk 250g light brown sugar 290g Free From self raising flour 1 tsp xanthan or guar gum 70g cocoa powder 350g grated […]

Share

READ MORE

August Recipes (Ice-Cream)


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Check out these Free From recipes Ice-Cream Blackberry Peach Ice-Cream (PDF) from RAISE (www.raise.theallergychef.com) Click here for more info Blackberry Peach Ice-cream Ingredients 10 – 12 ounces Organic Peach Flesh 10 ounces Organic Blackberries 4 ounces Organic Maple Syrup 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract Method Peel the skin off your peaches and remove the stones. Add […]

Share

READ MORE

Straw alternatives


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Rice Straws Edible rice straws are being developed in Malaysia as an alternative to the plastic/paper options currently available. Following the UK Government announcing the ban on plastic straws by April 2020 perhaps this is another option to consider? Click here to find out more. Alternative straws made from pasta, wheat and other plant based […]

Share

READ MORE

Erudus – Product Data Sharing


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Erudus   Erudus is a company that can help those working in the food industry, whether they be manufacturers , wholesalers or caterers. They run a clear coherent data sharing system that allows the user to access the ingredient information from thousands of products, to enable them to provide their customer with accurate information whether […]

Share

READ MORE

August Recipes (Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts)


Posted on: August 30, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Check out these Free From recipes Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts (PDF) from Gluten Free Alice (www.glutenfreealice.com) Click here for more info Doughnut Ingredients: 150g gluten free self raising flour 1/4 tsp gluten free baking powder 1/4 tsp pink himalayan salt 110g caster sugar 120ml almond milk 2 medium eggs (for a vegan alternative you can […]

Share

READ MORE

Milk Alternatives


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Milk Alternatives A study has found that more plant based products are being used as milk alternatives with the younger consumers being some of the biggest fan of these alternatives. Click here to read more from Food Matters.    

Share

READ MORE

Bitesize Videos


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Here is this month’s bitesize video discussing disclaimers and how communicating with the free from customer can be adjusted to enable confidence in all parties concerned with ensuring a safe dining experience. Click here What topics would you like here about?  Get in touch and we’ll cover them in future videos.

Share

READ MORE

Scotland’s Training and labelling shortfall


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Training…. The Scottish Conservatives have carried out their own research and have found that there is a lack of Food Allergy Training being carried out across it’s local authorities and health boards.  Following the UK Governments legislation regarding labelling on pre-packaged foods following the inquest into Pret and Natasha Ednan-Laperouse untimely death it is causing […]

Share

READ MORE

Staff member fined when serving a vegetarian pizza causing a reaction


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Those responsible for the manufacture, production and serving of food have a duty of care to ensure that those members of society that have a dietary requirement can be confident in the information provided by those working within the food industry. Key components in this confidence are Communication and Training. Zayaan Hussain’s family took him […]

Share

READ MORE

L3 Training Autumn 2019


Posted on: | Posted in: Latest News

Level 3 Food Allergy Management Training We are running another Highfield Level 3 Training in November 2019 in Southampton.  For those with managerial or supervisor roles that deal with the health and safety within your business this training is important to  enable your business to do what it wants to do rather than just what […]

Share

READ MORE

Miss out on Cadburys Creme Eggs? Then check out Glutarama’s vegan & gluten free recipe


Posted on: April 19, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

Wow your customers who are vegan or dairy free – Cream eggs can be eaten all year round ! Check out more FreeFrom and vegan recipes on the Glutarama website by clicking here Ingredients 150ml soya milk 100g caster sugar 1tsp vanilla extract 800g icing sugar 20g coconut oil, melted 300g dairy free chocolate – […]

Share

READ MORE

Mock Trial – Food Allergy Prosecution – Best training ever!


Posted on: April 18, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

ANNOUNCEMENT: We are running our 2nd event on Wednesday 25 March 2020 – to book your space click here – the early bird rate of £35 per person expired on 31 December 2019, we will extend when booking 2 or more spaces.  Download the booking form by clicking here Food Allergy Aware and Blake Morgan held […]

Share

READ MORE

Meet the selective eaters – via caterer.com


Posted on: April 15, 2019 | Posted in: Latest News

In a recent report carried out by Caterer.com it was found that one in every four people who walk into a UK restaurant will have a dietary requirement of some kind.  The report asked 2,000 people with dietary requirements about their eating out habits, and it turns out that, far from being a burden, they’re […]

Share

READ MORE
Share