In 2008 I set up Fussy Foodie, a space where I could share my foodie journey and life living with food intolerances, in a quest to feel as good as I could.
Since then the world has changed… Quinoa is no longer a food only Gillian McKeith knew (where’s she nowadays?), dairy free is now included on many menus, people used to think I was mad being sugar free but now it’s the in thing, paleo restaurants are popping up, Instagram is the in thing and Facebook is almost dated! I remember the days of struggling to find dairy free milk and now I have a choice even in my local convenience store, although Oatly remains my staple.
It’s now a much better place in the U.K. for those living with food intolerances or just generally wanting to eat healthier.
So where have I been? Well, life took over a little and I was on an unexpectedly and slightly rough ride to start a family. She was almost five years in the making but June last year little Miss Emily entered the world.
I feel so blessed to finally be a parent, if not insanely tired and my foodie focus slipped slightly but I’m now back on it; attempting to live sugar free, dairy free and as wheat free as possible. It helps that Miss Emily loves food and is also sugar and salt free, so I have a new foodie focus.
Over the years many readers have asked questions about children with food intolerances and what to feed them. I now feel better placed to give ideas in this area. So I will follow with some ideas on this.
I’ve been so lucky with Miss Emily and her food requirements, I fully breastfed her until 6 months and then tiptoed into the world of baby led weaning – it’s been crazy messy but so much fun and Emily’s a joy to cook and eat with. So sorry in advance but some BLW spam will hit Fussy Foodie and lots more posts on recipes, products and more.
My bestie (it’s good to share) and I are on a mission for #sugarfreefebruary to kick start us back on course so watch this space for news on our foodie adventures.
It’s good to be back!