• What is the Nima sensor and should you get one?

    Areas of the blogosphere have been talking about  Nima for a while now. The Nima sensor is a portable device that lets you test for gluten and peanuts.  The sensor has had some great reviews, Time magazine called it one of the best inventions of 2015, its secured 10 million dollars in funding and the founders were […]

    Continue Reading
  • Buckwheat pancakes with grilled banana

    These delicious and healthy buckwheat pancakes are vegan and free from the top 14 allergens and are based on Marcin Ksiaka’s pancake recipe.   Ingredients: 200g buckwheat flour1 tsp gluten-free baking powder½ tsp sea salt300ml coconut milk1 tbsp poppy seeds 1 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use raw honey, organic molasses or [...] Continue Reading
  • Rose petal fork biscuits

    I think Fork biscuits were my first ever bake. They are so easy to cook and require very basic ingredients which means they are a great biscuit to rustle up when you are in a hurry and don’t have a lot of ingredients in the house. Fork biscuits first made an appearance in a cordon […]

    Continue Reading
  • allergy Penicillin Penicillin allergies – do you have one?

    One of our aims is to create a community where we myth bust.   Anything we do here is backed up by complete scientific evidence that I research and read about.   So today, we’re going slightly off topic (we’re still talking about allergies). I want to speak about penicillin allergies. I’ve spoken previously about […]

    Continue Reading
  • Ollie’s Granola

    This Granola is free-from the 14major allergens (celery, gluten, eggs, crustaceans, fish, lupin, milk, molluscs, mustard, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, soya and sulphur dioxide).   Breakfast cereals (especially granola) tend to contain allergies. This free-from granola is delicious and you can also guarantee that it doesn’t contain any allergies as its made from complete whole […]

    Continue Reading
  • Self-care with food allergies

    Over the last couple of months I’ve been reminded of the importance of looking after yourself. Self-care has increasingly become a buzzword and with good reason.   We have so much competing for our attention in today’s world. So many messages to read, things to do and … it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed sometimes. […]

    Continue Reading
  • Are food intolerances real?

    Telling someone with a food allergy that you have a food intolerance can sometimes feel a bit.. awkward. Food intolerances have not exactly got the best reputation! This is despite plenty of people identify with having food intolerances. In the UK as many as 30 out of every 100 people believe that they are allergic […]

    Continue Reading
  • Fake food allergies

    Clickbait, Fake news, and post-truth are the watchwords of contemporary culture. Even chefs tapped into the fakeness hype when Sydney-based Queen Chow restaurant head chef Patrick Friesen appeared to get a bit frazzled at ‘fake food allergies.’’ Patrick posted a photo on Instagram, which subsequently went viral […]

    Continue Reading
  • Children and food allergies

    Recently I had the chance to speak with the lovely Emma from Free From Farmhouse. We talked all about her life with food allergic children. I hope you enjoy the interview. Hi Emma! First of all, can you tell us a bit about you? Hi! I am a travel loving, country living mum of two […]

    Continue Reading
  • Free from festival review

    First of all, we had a great day out at the Free From Festival in East London, Spitalfields Market. Above all, it was a fantastic gathering of inspiring businesses and speakers with a focus on free-from gluten, sugar and dairy food products with a focus on small businesses.   We sampled lots of tasty treats […]

    Continue Reading
  • MealPal review

    MealPal comes from the US. Put simply it lets you pay upfront for office lunches in London so that you can save money.They reckon they can save you up to £620 a year on meals. You buy a bundle of 12 or 20 lunches at a time; they cost £4.39 or £4.79 respectively. You have 30 days to use the packages, and they are only redeemable during weekdays […]

    Continue Reading
  • What is a food allergy?

    Put simply a food allergy is a reaction to a food substance.A food allergy occurs when the body interprets food as a threat. It then makes an antibody to fight the food. When you come across the food (either if you eat it or it comes into contact with your skin) it triggers the release of histamine into the body […]

    Continue Reading
  • Increase in hospital admissions

    First of all, hospital admissions for allergies are unfortunately on the rise. There are 25,000 hospital admissions for allergies every year. This is roughly equal to 500 admissions a week. This is 35% higher than in 2011.  Furthermore, admissions for more serious reactions are 19% higher than in 2011. The graph below highlights the growth […]

    Continue Reading
  • If you do one thing today…

    You can save someone’s life by using technology. There are still lots of medical advancements that need to be made in the field of food allergies but one piece of technology that has already helped is the Medical ID on Apple Health. A Medical ID lets people access your critical medical information from the Lock […]

    Continue Reading
  • Travellin​g with a food allergy

    Travelling abroad is fun but can be a bit stressful if you have a serious food allergy. We have put together a few tips on travelling abroad with food allergies based off of our personal experience. Food on planes You should always inform the airline of your food allergy ahead of your flight. To be ultra-careful, […]

    Continue Reading
  • Food allergy events

    On the back of allergy awareness week, we thought it might be useful to share a few upcoming allergy events in London. We are heading along to most of these, and so hope to see you there. Vegan Brunch Club Where: The Yard, Hackney Wick – May 7th Our first event is this vegan brunch […]

    Continue Reading
  • Learn how to use Allergy Out

    First of all, to help you get the most out of our site, we have put together this how-to piece so you can learn how to use Allergy Out. We talk about the allergies we cover and our restaurant rating scale. The allergies we cover At Allergy Out, we focus on dairy, peanut, tree nut, fish, […]

    Continue Reading
  • Parties and food allergies

    Whether you’re planning for a party at your house, at a restaurant or baking for an event, we’ve got some tips below to help you with eating out with a person with food allergies. First, and perhaps most importantly make sure to understand what your friend’s food allergy is […]

    Continue Reading
  • Mental health and allergies

    This week I joined the #allergyhour twitter chat. The main topic was the link between mental health and food allergies. There is a growing body of medical literature that shows a link between food allergies and mental health. A food allergy significantly impacts patients. It also impacts patients families in all areas of their lives […]

    Continue Reading
  • Allergy April favorites 2017

    Hello! Welcome to our first ever monthly allergy favourites list. My real favourite thing this month has been all the sunshine we’ve been having! The longer days have been welcomed and have meant that we can finally have some al fresco dining in London. Please note there are no affiliate links contained within this blog […]

    Continue Reading
  • Plane travel and allergies

    If you love travelling but hate allergies, then we’ve got a blog post especially for you. How to survive allergies on a plane. With preparation, there’s no reason for you not to have an enjoyable flight. We’ve developed this checklist to help you with your planning. 1)      Pick your airline carefully  Some airlines are better […]

    Continue Reading
  • Eight celebrities with food allergies

    Having an allergy absolutely does not mean that you cannot have fun. Below we’ve collated some celebrities with food allergies.  Hopefully, the below will provide you with inspiration. You too can have a brilliant life with a food allergy.   Nut allergy  Serena Williams  First of all, we have Serena Williams. Proving you can still […]

    Continue Reading
  • Five food allergy myths

    Part of our aim here at Allergy Out is to inform people about food allergies and to keep them safe. Below is a list of some of the top food allergy myths that we hope you might find interesting. We certainly find them informative.  It’s worth mentioning that medical advice often changes so do consult […]

    Continue Reading
  • Eating out with allergies

    Too often eating out with food allergies and intolerances is a stressful experience. Often decisions are made simply on a whim. This can be hit-or-miss with potentially dangerous consequences. Using our own experience, we thought it might be useful to share a few tips for eating out with food allergies. Our tips  Bring your EpiPens. First […]

    Continue Reading