Hello, I’m Daisy!
Welcome to Dairy Free Daisy. Here I’ll be documenting my dairy free journey. This will include my experiences with allergies and eczema, sharing foodie reviews, lots of my own recipes and through my travels, the best places to eat.
I hope to adapt and improve upon my cookery and baking skills throughout this journey. I’m not a professional but I do make a mean batch of brownies. The thing is, I’m now learning to swap out all the ingredients that make my eczema worse to something a little more eczema friendly.
When I first started cutting out dairy it was quite hard, especially as my friends were all cheese fiends. Slowly but surely I’ve managed to get to a dairy free life. It’s not scary, there are plenty of alternatives.
I want Dairy Free Daisy to show you that being dairy free isn’t as daunting as it first seems.
I’m sure some of you are wondering why I’ve had to cut dairy out of my diet. Well, I’ve always suffered with eczema and very dry skin but towards the end of 2015 it started to get much worse. I’ve regularly suffered with hives on the palms of my hands and on my arms. I’ve also suffered with very itchy and flakey skin just under my eyebrows (strange but true), above my top lip and on my hands.
Through the process of elimination I figured out that dairy is the main culprit. Whenever I’ve cut out dairy from my diet my skin has cleared up. I’ve then introduced dairy again and as you can imagine, my skin went bad and it takes at least 4 weeks to get it back to normal.
I’ve been dairy free sporadically over the last few years but at the end of 2015 I decided it was time to take things a little more seriously. Yes, that means no more cups of breakfast tea or sneaky little chocolates.
Dairy is my main focus for this blog but I also have to cut down on wheat and refined sugar. These things all make my eczema worse and I’m on a mission to have clear skin. You’ll find a wide variety of recipes on this blog. They will all be dairy free, many will be made without wheat and you’ll even find a bunch of egg-free alternatives.
If there are any questions you have, recipe requests or foodie products you’d like me to review then just drop me a message on Twitter and I’ll get onto it.
If any of you have suffered with the same problems then do drop me a message.