Category Archives: Alternative Nutrition

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“Meaty” Meat-free bolognese & lasagne sauce (dairy, soy, gluten, egg and meat free)

Although I love cooking, I also love having free time between when the kids come home from school or sport and dinner because with the days so short in winter it’s not hard to get the feeling that there’s just no time especially if you’re spending an hour in the kitchen preparing things and then … Continue reading “Meaty” Meat-free bolognese & lasagne sauce (dairy, soy, gluten, egg and meat free)

The importance of being sensible if you’re going gluten-free

Lisa’s Gluten, dairy, soy, egg and meat free pizza from the Lasagne Episode and our recipe book The Alternative Kitchen: A beginners guide to cooking without dairy, soy, gluten, egg or meat. It’s an undeniable fact that when you cut out foods and food groups from your diet, you can run the risk of developing … Continue reading The importance of being sensible if you’re going gluten-free

7 Simple Plant-based Salty Substitutes

As one of the first food flavourings and food preserving methods, salt is one of those all-time kitchen staples for simply adding flavour. If you’ve ever wondered why your food at home doesn’t taste quite like “restaurant food” then I’d like to tell you one of the reasons is salt. Generally speaking the chefs in … Continue reading 7 Simple Plant-based Salty Substitutes

7 Solutions to the Most Common Problems When You Cook Without Dairy, Soy, Gluten, Egg or Meat

This picture always makes me think of the screechy music in the movie Psycho  or the “da da da da da da” of Jaws.  While the New Year is a time of hope and anticipation for many, for others the feeling of pressure to “be” and “do” better can be optimism crushing. So if you’ve vowed … Continue reading 7 Solutions to the Most Common Problems When You Cook Without Dairy, Soy, Gluten, Egg or Meat

The Tastiest Dairy-free Cheese Alternatives. Ever. Pt 5: Cheeses you can sprinkle

We’ve covered lots of cheese alternatives in this series so far including : cheeses you can slice, cheeses that actually melt, creamy cheese sauces and cream cheeses But the one we haven’t covered yet are dairy-free cheeses you can sprinkle, so if you’ve been waiting for this one… keep reading!  My 2 favourite cheeses you … Continue reading The Tastiest Dairy-free Cheese Alternatives. Ever. Pt 5: Cheeses you can sprinkle

The Tastiest Dairy-Free Cheese Alternatives. Ever. Pt 3: Cheeses that actually melt!

Getting a good dairy-free cheese alternative especially one that melts can be hard to find. (and by “good”, we mean one that actually tastes cheesy and does all the wonderful things cheese usually does in a meal, like provide that deliciously creamy cream cheese texture, or add that sharp cheesy tang when you put a … Continue reading The Tastiest Dairy-Free Cheese Alternatives. Ever. Pt 3: Cheeses that actually melt!

What its like to live with someone with a food allergy

On the show, we like to keep a light-hearted vibe. We’ve gone to a lot of effort so you’ll finish watching an episode with a smile on your face, take away some new ideas you can put into action at the next meal, and get that warm fuzzy feeling of being included again.  But you … Continue reading What its like to live with someone with a food allergy

Are you doing these two things to help you reduce your chances of developing a nutrient deficiency?

Nutrient deficiencies are serious, because they can lead to problems like anemia, osteoporosis, fatigue, low immunity, neurological problems and many more. When you eat a restricted diet, you have an increased risk for developing nutrient deficiencies and there could be a number of reasons for this: One might be that you have a food intolerance … Continue reading Are you doing these two things to help you reduce your chances of developing a nutrient deficiency?

Health journey essentials: A good map and the right guide for each part of the journey.

  (I took this pic earlier this year as we were driving through the Grampians on our way home to Adelaide from Victoria. I couldn’t help but think that this windy, hilly, road was a rather apt metaphor for a life and health journey). Health is a journey Years ago, I saw the passage by … Continue reading Health journey essentials: A good map and the right guide for each part of the journey.