Karen is the Marketing Manager of a food company, and she decided to give up milk and dairy for Allergy Awareness Week. We asked her to monitor her daily struggles and any difficulties she encountered whilst she excluded the allergen from her diet.
We've highlighted the 14 major allergens so you can have a better understanding of what foods allergy sufferers have to look out for.
ilumi have chosen Lazy Day's Chocolate Chip Shortbread as the second treat in our Valentines Day offer.
The Scottish shortbread looks as good as it tastes with its crunchy foundation sprinkled with delicious dark chocolate chips.
Free from gluten, wheat, diary and egg, the biscuit is a perfect way to enjoy a Valentines day treat but also recognise your free from needs.
To purchase this unique and tasty product use the code: SWEET30 at the checkout after you've spent £30 or more on ilumi products. Plus as part of our Valentines Day promotion, we'll give you 10% off your order as well as an [extra treat*]
Ingredients: Flour (rice, potato, tapioca, corn), dairy-free margarine (vegetable oils, water, salt, emulsifier (mono-& diglycerides), natural vegetable colours (curcumin, annatto), natural flavouring), sugar, chocolate chips 9% (cocoa solids (51%). cocoa mass , sugar, soya lecithin, natural vanilla).
Allergy advice: Contains soya. Made in a nut free factory, however they cannot guarantee it is nut free
*Please note this offer is valid until Friday 13th February at 00:00. This offer excludes meal plans, banquets and hampers.
The 10th of February is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day!
The heavenly dessert, has been around since the 1800’s and has satisfied many a sweet tooth over the decades.
Traditionally the brownie is cut into squares and served with a succulent cream cheese icing that gives the soft, tender base a tangy and smooth top layer.
These days, brownies are a popular and tasty treat that are enjoyed globally, and they come in a range of flavours and styles.
There’s brownies with nuts, caramel, dark chocolate, white chocolate, peppermint, cinnamon and there’s even gluten free brownies!
We’ve attached a few gluten free recipes below, so you can enjoy your National Cream Cheese Brownie Day in style.[A simple but effective recipe from Bob's Red Mill's] [Doves Farm give you a step by step guide to creating the classic chocolate brownie] [Check out BBC Good Food's 5 step guide to the perfect allergen friendly brownie]
Even if you're not a fan of haggis, or never even been to Scotland, who needs an excuse to eat delicious rich casseroles and partake in a whisky or two? Here is our guide to making the most of Burns Night - ilumi style!
The complete collection of the ilumi Winter Recipes - download the recipe cards here.
Christmas Dinner is probably the biggest event of the year for many families - we put so much thought into the food itself we rarely stop and think about the wine or refreshments. Here's some tips on how to pick the perfect wine to match your Christmas Dinner.