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Hello I’m a mum of a little toddler/monkey also known as ‘Allergy Bub’ or ‘bub’ for the purposes of this blog. We live in Bromley, just outside London. With respect to allergies, so far we know she has a conventional IgE reaction (hives, eczema and sometimes almost instant vomiting) to peanuts, sesame, tree nuts and raw egg. In addition, bub has FPIES and non IgE reactions to a host of proteins including: all meats (lamb, chicken beef, pork), fish, egg, soya, dairy, sweet potato, coconut and, probably the most difficult to get around especially when eating out, wheat. Luckily, bub can tolerate gluten so conventional oats and other non wheat cereals are fine.

The recipes contained in this blog are all free from the following: dairy, egg, gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, coconut, soya, meat and fish. However, the egg replacers can be substituted for egg and gluten free flours for conventional flours, if desired. Where possible, measurements are in metric cups (just because I find it easier) and grams.

Update
Since starting this blog, we had bub2. This little chap doesn’t seem to have allergies like his sister. Lucky devil! But we were very cautious with his weaning and started him off on hydrolysed formula in the early days just in case. I still haven’t tried peanut on him (he’s now 2.5) but will do in a cafe close to the hospital soon. We have moved to New Zealand and have been here for about 18months. The kids do a lot more digging in the garden and general muck play than I would have probably tolerated in London but I now understand the importance of gut bacteria and exposure so it’s ‘all good’ as the kiwis say.

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Vicky says:

    Great recipes, I am looking forward to my little pumpkin trying out the muffins!

    1. Great! Do let me know how you get on.

  2. Anel says:

    What a wonderful idea for a blog and I am sure there will plenty of mummies finding it very useful. The recipes look delicious and I shall look forward to seeing some more of them on here!

    1. Thanks for the positive feedback. Do let me know how you get on with the recipes.

  3. Hiya! You’re doing great work here! I’ve just shared your Blog on FB and Twitter. Might you consider connecting to these? It would be a great way to raise your profile – get your blog known πŸ™‚

    1. Good idea. Need to get round to doing that. Thank you for posting. Just checked out your blog too. You are doing brilliant!

  4. Sian says:

    Hi, lovely recipies : ) I’m always in awe of people who bake gluten free as well!!!

    1. Thank you. I will check out your blog too πŸ™‚

  5. Sam says:

    Hi there. Met u at allergy day unit on mon. Hope the bub managed dairy ok in the end. What a major breakthrough that would be. Looked at your stuff. Some suitable.. Some not in view of our sons fish , lentil, chick pea and oat problem. If you get in touch I will send u some of the stuff I have tried.
    Regards
    Sam. Elliot’s mum

  6. louise masson says:

    Having three little ones at home, the youngest having many(!!) allergies I just wanted to say thank you for sharing these recipes and ideas! Its always reassuring to hear of someone else going through a similar set of challenges, and coming out on top!

    1. Thanks very much for the feedback. I do need to post new recipes soon so please keep visiting.

  7. Johanna says:

    Recipes and ideas here are godsend! Quick to read and useful. Thank you thank you thank you!

    1. You’re welcome!

  8. Thank you so much for creating this blog – we’ve just found out my 9mo has wheat and dairy allergies, as well as over-active stomach bacteria. Am feeling overwhelmed at the moment, so really appreciate the reassurance reading your posts. Hannah x

  9. Sanja Taylor says:

    Hiya

    I LOVE your recipes. They are so simple yet delish- perfect for us busy mummies. I have a query about the measurements – I’m so awful with “cups” as I always work in grams! Any chance of a grams translation/addition in your future ones? I tried making the banana bread the other day and messed it up royally (my “cups” were clearly wrong!!).

    Thank you and keep doing what you’re doing. This blog is grrrrrreat πŸ™‚

    xx

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