You might be wondering how you can make children’s parties fun when they’ve got food sensitivities? I’ve been scouring the net and I’ve come up with a few great themed cakes which will suit almost any cake-decorating skill level (with an option at the end for how you can still achieve an “out of this … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Fun Free-from Themed Kids Birthday Cakes and Parties
Each year ausEE inc. host the Top 8 Challenge on the 8th of August during National EOS week to raise money and awareness for EGID (or eosiniphilic gastrointestinal disorders). The top 8 challenge invites individuals to take the challenge to avoid the Top 8 (dairy, soy, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish) for … Continue reading Avoiding the Top 8 Allergens for a Day: Recipes without dairy, soy, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish & shellfish
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)
Earlier this year we were interviewed by Jessica Johnson for a feature story in the new IndieLove Magazine. Thanks to Editor Sarah Gai for allowing us to republish this interview. To check out the full magazine click here. To check out their website click here.
(Rachael & Joshua on TV for Cupcake Wars Kids 2015 image supplied by Claire Guthrie) If you’re concerned that your restricted diet will hold you back in life I’d like you to meet Rachael Guthrie: The girl who won a TV baking competition – and she couldn’t eat any of the cupcakes she made. If … Continue reading Do restricted diets have to hold you back in life?
For most people, barbecues tend to conjure up images of warm summer days, drinks in hand (usually beer or soft drink), snags on bread with tomato sauce, onion, potato, and some salad. So what about if you can’t or don’t eat dairy, soy, gluten, egg or meat? Up until now, barbecues might have been yet … Continue reading The Ultimate Free-From BBQ: Your one stop reference for a dairy, soy, gluten, egg and meat free barbecue
The buttery biscuit base in a cheesecake, slice and tarts is my favourite bit of the cake to be honest, but how can you achieve this when your diet is gluten, dairy or soy free? There are 2 main parts to making the biscuit base : The biscuit which adds the bulk of the volume, … Continue reading Making a biscuit base for cheesecakes, slices and tarts.
Every now and then you get this sense that the bar has been raised and what used to be acceptable isn’t acceptable any longer. We’ve seen it over the years with women’s body shapes, fashion, the standard of living and special effects (I’ve just been watching the original series of The X files). Anyway, it … Continue reading You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to nourish your family
Most kitchens have a stick blender. As a relatively low cost piece of equipment, which is also small enough to store and not take up too much room, the “good old stick blender” can do a lot for a beginner alternative chef kitchen. The main techniques you’ll use a stick blender for are to make … Continue reading Making the most of your stick blender
Finding out how to substitute ingredients in recipes is certainly an important part of becoming an “alternative chef”. But there are a couple of other things that are important too, like knowing which techniques to use, how to avoid nutritional pitfalls of restricted diets and what tools you really need in your kitchen. Without a … Continue reading The questions you should be asking when buying new kitchen equipment