When I started dairy free kids back in 2012, I found it very difficult to find information about cow’s milk protein allergy online, it was one of the reasons I wanted to blog. Thankfully the online landscape is very different now, there are many bloggers out there offering tips and recipes for allergy kids and adults. In fact so much so that early in 2017 there will be the first ever Allergy Blog Awards UK. There are enough allergy bloggers to have our own awards! What do you think of that!? One of the best things that has come out of writing this food allergy blog has been connecting with other people going through similar things. Both followers of the blog and other food allergy bloggers! It is always good to read of other people’s experiences and hear their point of view.
Here are five of my favourite food allergy blogs!
5 Food Allergy Blogs to Follow
The Intolerant Gourmand
The blog The Intolerant Gourmand is a mine of allergy information, featuring free-from recipes, allergy information and tips for dealing with multiple allergies and eczema. It is written by Nathalie, who is mum to Chloe and Callum. Callum suffers with multiple severe allergies, severe eczema and asthma. Nathalie is a freelance food writer, consultant and trainer and has recently become an accredited Nutritional Therapist.
Free From Farmhouse
Emma is mother to two children both with food allergies. I interviewed Emma for the blog a couple of years ago and I’ve been a big fan of her blog ever since. What attracts me to her recipes is that they are all family friendly and all dairy free. They are all free from milk, egg, tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and garlic. Free From Farmhouse is a very simple to navigate, well designed site with lots of food allergy information, recipes, tales of family adventures and trips and it is also the home of Free From Fridays, a very successful long-running linky where many food bloggers join each Friday to share their own recipes.
Living With CMPA
Lyndsay has created a wonderful resource for parents of children with cow’s milk protein allergies. You will find recipes, meal ideas, allergy tips, her own recipe books, podcasts and even her own newly launched allergy clothing line on Living with CMPA. Lyndsay is running the Allergy Blog Awards UK and also runs a very successful Facebook support group – Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy with over 2300 members!
Pinkiebag is run by a woman who is lactose free and dairy free herself. It is refreshing to read from her point of view rather than catering for family food or for children who are dairy free. She also has a healthy obsession with tea. The site features restaurant reviews, food products and lots of tea reviews. Nicely laid out blog and well written, it is definitely worth following.
The first thing you will notice about Peachicks Bakery blog is the amazing photography! The recipes will make you drool! They are all dairy free, soya free and peanut free and there is an easy drop down menu to find recipes free from other allergens. I have a few things on my list to try such as her very clever Tuna creamy sauce with a very interesting ingredient to thicken the sauce!
These are just a few of the many allergy blogs now out there. Many people work very hard to provide lots of great information online for those with food allergies. Keep up the good work! :-)
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