Category Archives: Cooking Alternatives

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The Ultimate Guide to Fun Free-from Themed Kids Birthday Cakes and Parties

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

Dairy-free cheeses for pizza toppings

When you’re diary, soy, gluten, egg or meat free you might think you have no options when it comes to cheesy pizza toppings. Well, allow us to change your mind on this matter. Over the years we’ve tried a few different products and home made/ whole food options and these are some of our favourite: … Continue reading Dairy-free cheeses for pizza toppings

“Corn” chips without corn, gluten, dairy, soy, egg or nuts!

We’ve been on a bit of a Mexican theme over here at the moment with our Taco Episode and last week in the newsletter I shared a recipe for Free-from Nachos. So when a viewer asked us a couple of months ago if we could come up with a corn chip which was: corn free … Continue reading “Corn” chips without corn, gluten, dairy, soy, egg or nuts!

Corn chip alternatives (gluten and corn free)

Recently we were asked by a viewer if we could share some corn chip alternatives for people who can’t tolerate corn. So I put on my detective hat  and put together a couple of corn and gluten-free options. 1. Home made Corn-free corn chips (without corn, dairy, soy, gluten, egg or nuts). 3. More home … Continue reading Corn chip alternatives (gluten and corn free)

Delicious Dukkah: With and without nuts

(Dukkah without nuts) I’ve been thinking about parties and party foods this week as it’s the first anniversary of our The Alternative Kitchen: A beginners guide to cooking without dairy, soy, gluten, egg or meat book launch party.  It’s been a pretty amazing year since that book was launched, and it’s nice to hear that that … Continue reading Delicious Dukkah: With and without nuts

Avoiding the Top 8 Allergens for a Day: Recipes without dairy, soy, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish & shellfish

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

Tips for Easy Healthy Meal Planning and 15 tasty, wholesome, classic dairy, soy, gluten, egg and meat-free family-friendly main meals

If you’re finding it hard to decide what to cook each night and you find yourself guiltily dipping out for some take away (guilty because you know the veggies are going mouldy in the fridge but you’ve had a long day and can’t think of anything to cook with them) or the question “What’s for … Continue reading Tips for Easy Healthy Meal Planning and 15 tasty, wholesome, classic dairy, soy, gluten, egg and meat-free family-friendly main meals

“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)

Do restricted diets have to hold you back in life?

(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?

Dairy-free thickened “cream” to serve with fruit, pies, tarts and cakes

I’ve been craving stewed fruit and thickened cream for the last few weeks. So last night, thanks to getting some extra pears in our organic veggie delivery, I decided to whip up this simple thickened cream alternative. (Stewed pears with a home-made dairy-free thickened cream alternative. Yum!) Here’s how you make it: Ingredients 3/4 cup … Continue reading Dairy-free thickened “cream” to serve with fruit, pies, tarts and cakes