With more and more people suffering from food intolerances and allergies from foods with so many labels on that are hard to define. The best way to find out what your allergy or intolerance could be is to write a diary.

You can use them to record everything from what you have eaten, drank and any medications you have taken. Most are for three months which is long enough for the symptoms to become familiar.

My top three which are all available on Amazon are –

Food Diary : Daily Diary to Track Diet and Symptoms to Beat Food Intolerances and Digestive Disorders by Quick Start Guides

Food Allergy Journal and Symptom Tracker, Discover Monitor and Record Allergies, possible triggers and Daily Medications by Graceland Journals

Food Diary and Symptom Log by Teal Bubble Books


The key to cooking the best vegan baked dishes is your dairy and egg swap-ins.

1. Learn as much as you can about egg replacements with foods like ground flax seeds mixed with water to mashed-up bananas.

2. Think about your fats and try using coconut oil, or olive oil, and of course non dairy milks.


You don’t need to miss out on all the fun of Halloween trick or treats as there are lots of dairy free Halloween Trick or Treats in your local supermarkets, or Amazon.

Moo Free Dairy Free Halloween Trick Or Treat Pouch By Moreton Gifts from Amazon.

Halloween Trick or Treat

Asda have Free From Milk Choc Creepy Coins (£1):

Gluten, wheat, milk and egg free choc flavour coins

Free From Trick or Treat Goody Bag (£2.50):A spooky collection of milk choc, white choc and choc orange button mini bags. Gluten, wheat, milk and egg-freeFree From Milk Choc Pumpkin lolly (£1):Gluten and milk-free rice-based alternative to milk chocolate lollipop. o

Asda’s range of trick or treat dairy free treats

Not only are they Free From, they’re also Vegan Society approved and made using sustainably-sourced cocoa powder.


It is a worldwide annual campaign which takes place in October, involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Now aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support our life-saving research and life-changing support.As the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity, along with their supporters, they do this through campaigning, raising money, an array of events across the UK as well as, of course, wearing it pink.This Breast Cancer Awareness Month do something great – make life-saving research happen by supporting wear it pink.There are plenty of other ways to get involved and support our work during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond.From campaigning to helping women get access to the breast cancer drugs they need to sharing information women need to know about checking their breasts, your support will help to reach the day when breast cancer has claimed its last life.There are lots and lots and lots of different charities set up to raise funds for this month and for many months after that. Here s a list of just a snippet of the charities participating in this month’s activities. If you can’t manage anything else then just buy a pink ribbon and wear it with pride.Breast Cancer Support – Breast Cancer Support is a breast cancer care charity providing care, and helping breast cancer patients worldwide who can’t afford medication or treatment.Know your lemons – Know your Lemons is charity all about breast cancer awareness, They have educated over 500 million on the signs of breast cancer. Walk the Walk – Walk the walk are holding their 23rd MoonWalk in London. * Walking through London at night in your decorated bra whilst raising money and breast cancer awareness!National Breast Cancer Foundation – The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.Breast Cancer Now – Breast Cancer Now campaign to make sure that everyone affected by breast cancer receives the best possible treatment, services, support and care.The charities listed are just a few of many more registered charities throughout the UK supporting breast cancer and breast cancer awareness month. Check your local press for events taking place throughout the month to help support someone you may know is either going through the treatment of breast cancer or recovering from it. Breast Cancer Now says that ”One in seven women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. ”


The countdown has now began to National Baking Week on the 14th-20th October, 2019

There is no better time than during National Baking Week to set yourself a baking challenge and spend some Homemade Family Time with friends and family. The National Baking Week website has lots to offer with recipes, what to buy and lots more.

There’s such a variety of recipes available and they would like you to try something new and tackle more challenging bakes. If you’re pushed for time why not search for a recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes? If it is something sweet you fancy why not search their range of tempting deserts? And for Homemade Family Time, look no further than their Baking with Kids recipe section, perfect to give you all the inspiration you and your family need to get into the kitchen!

Also, watch out for our own recipes and ideas for easy baking at home. With Halloween not far away pop back and see some easy Halloween inspired bakes.