60 seconds with Vicki aka The Free From Fairy

Vicki (@freefromfairy) who blogs at The Free From Fairy is coming to FBC for the first time in September. Here’s her 60 seconds in the #FBC15 hot seat…

VickiWhat are you looking forward to at FBC this year?

I am looking forward to meeting other food bloggers and learning all I can about how to improve the profile of my blog!

Is blogging your full time job?

My blog is my part-time job. I also do a bit of project management and I look after my family the rest of the time. I love food (obviously), nature and running.

What first motivated you to blog?/span>

I was motivated to start my blog by my daughter. She has coeliac disease and has also had allergies to dairy and eggs. I wanted to document my recipes somewhere so that when she leaves home one day she will have somewhere to go to find recipes that she can eat. I soon realised how many other people were in the same position and grew the blog to help them too.

Which other bloggers do you follow most closely?

I love all food blogs but particularly love Against All Grain, Deliciously Ella and Natural Kitchen Adventures. They all inspire me with beautiful, healthy recipes!

What’s your idea of food heaven?

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For me, the ultimate food heaven is…chocolate! But being on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet at the moment to try and combat my IBS I can’t eat it! Torture!

Celebrity chefs who use their profile for the greater good or to make us all eat healthily – is that a good thing or an annoying publicity stunt?

Phil Vickery is a chef who promotes gluten-free food which is great! However, he has no reason to eat gluten-free or to create gluten-free food other than for money which annoys me ever so slightly! What he cooks is also often naturally gluten-free and often not very healthy!

Do you have a favourite kitchen tool or appliance?

I love my very basic food processor…it was the first ever gadget I bought about a year ago!! I would love love love a Vitamix or The Optimum.

To achieve a successful blog what comes first – the dishes, the styling, the photography or the words?

Photos probably create a successful blog… and that is where I am sadly lacking in talent!

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