Good news on deliveries to EIRE/Ireland

We have good news about deliveries to Ireland! Until now, our couriers have charged international rates to Ireland/ EIRE but we have recently found out about the Parcel Motel which allows customers to use our UK courier service! For more information about how the Parcel Motel works please read our blog: http://www.freefromforkids.co.uk/blog/delivering-free-foods-southern-ireland . Please pass this on to anyone you know in Ireland who may find this new service helpful. Thank you! Suzanne

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Summer is on its way!

Eskal-gluten-free-ice-cream-tubsHi, Well the sun is shining and i’ve finally left the house without a coat for the first time in 7 months! Wow, it feels great! So with summer on it’s way (finally), I thought I’d share with you that we’ve just received stock of a lovely new summer product – the Eskal Party Tubs (http://www.freefromforkids.co.uk/product/eskal-gluten-and-dairy-free-ice… )! They are great filled with icecreams and sorbets or even jelly and icecream (dairy free if necessary) at parties or for desserts. My boys were very excited last night when i made my own version of a Freefrom ‘eton mess’ with an Eskal Party tub filled with fresh raspberries, raspberry sorbet, meringue pieces (contains egg but you could swap with other icreams/sorbets or fruits) and dairy free chocolate drops from Moo Free broken up over the top – finished off with a drizzle of raspberry coulis! We can’t wait for the arrival of our Mr Freeze icepops later this week and Smooze is due back on the UK market in 3 weeks time and Freefromforkids will be first inline!! We can’t wait as our boys loved Smooze and it gave them those extra calories they need. I hope all our lovely customers are enjoying the sunshine today! Best wishes, Suzanne (Freefromforkids)

FREE tickets to this years Allergy and Freefrom show

This years Allergy and Freefrom show is set to be the biggest and best so far. It takes place on 7-9th June 2013 at Olympia in London.

And the really great news is we have FREE tickets for you and your friends and family – all you need to do to get free tickets to the Allergy and Freefrom Show is follow this link.  There is no limit to the number of tickets you can print out so please do forward to friends and family.

In 2012 we launched Freefromforkids at the Allergy and Freefrom Show; we had just a few products and our website wasn’t even launched but it was a start and it was just fantastic meeting everyone to talk about allergies and foods.  This year we will have a stand again, we will have many more products available and we really look forward to seeing you there too.

Get ready for pancake day!

Pancake day is on 12th February this year and can be great fun for the family, whether you have special diets in your house or not! Last year we found a lovely Apple & Cinnamon pancake mix from Orgran (http://www.freefromforkids.co.uk/product/orgran-cinnamon-and-apple-gluten-free-pancake-mix-375g) and  have been addicted every since. If you keep the batter fairly thick you can make American style pancakes or if you add the amount of water recommended on the packet then you get the thinner British pancake. We have also found they make great waffles if you have a waffle machine. If your kids aren’t keen on apple then you can simply sieve the apple pieces out.

Our kids favourite toppings have to be: dairy free icecream with strawberries and strawberry sauce, Golden syrup, Sugar and lemon, Chocolate fudge sauce (made with melted Moo Free chocolate (http://www.freefromforkids.co.uk/product/moo-free-organic-dairy-free-milk-chocolate-bar-100g), a little dairyfree butter and splash of Oat milk)

If you prefer to make your own then a friend of mine gave me the following Freefrom recipe that I’ll be trying out this year too:

Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour (can use gluten free).
1 teaspoon sugar.
1 teaspoon cinnamon.
2 teaspoons baking powder.
1 cup oat/rice milk.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
1 tablespoon water.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
2 tablespoons dairy-free butter.

Method:

1) Combine dry ingredients and mix.
2) Add milk, oil, water, and vanilla and whisk together. Don’t over-mix and allow to rest for a few minutes.
3) Melt the butter in a pan and stir into the batter.
4) Then pour a small amount of batter into pan and cook both sides till golden brown

Welcome to my blog!

I am a mum to two gorgeous boys who have had food allergies and intolerances since birth. Over the years we’ve got used to our special diets but it’s been hard work keeping food fun and tasty, especially for my youngest son who became food aversive at just 18months old. I’ve set up this blog to share my tips and recipes. Please do visit us at http://www.freefromforkids.co.uk