Category Archives: Meat Alternatives

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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

Lisa’s Hearty Lentil Stew

This was one of my favourite meals growing up, my mum would make it with meat, and so I didn’t eat it for a number of years when we went plant-based until I was watching Glenys make her delicious Red wine reduction and I thought back to mums recipe and where the flavour was actually … Continue reading Lisa’s Hearty Lentil Stew

“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)

Simple spinach and homemade dairy-free ricotta cannelloni with a fussy kid friendly sauce

No fancy photography, just real food. An Alternative Chef Kitchen Mother’s day fantasy: cooking a meal that everyone can eat;-) The ultimate Mother’s day fantasy food… With Mother’s day coming up this week I’ve seen a lot of sweet recipes being posted (which are great). But I found myself thinking about  what the ultimate Mother’s … Continue reading Simple spinach and homemade dairy-free ricotta cannelloni with a fussy kid friendly sauce

The Ultimate Free-From BBQ: Your one stop reference for a dairy, soy, gluten, egg and meat free barbecue

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

Glenys’ Sizzling Sausages

Ingredients 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 5 sliced mushrooms 2Tbsp olive oil 2 cups lentils rinsed and drained (approx 2 cans) 1 cup brown rice flour 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1/4  cup nutritional yeast spices – Fennel 2 tsp, coriander 1 tsp, allspice 1tsp, salt  1 1/2 tsp and pepper (and chilli to taste) 1 … Continue reading Glenys’ Sizzling Sausages

Businesses that offer cool alternatives: Kym Henley from Everything Vegan

I shared the story in this post about when I started to love vegan stores. Well, back in 2014, when  Hayley and I went to Freedom Hill Sanctuary to film the About the cast video was the first time I met Kym Henley, the passionate owner of a great business which offers cool alternatives for … Continue reading Businesses that offer cool alternatives: Kym Henley from Everything Vegan

Alternatives in action – Anne’s Lasagne

For many people just discovering they have a dairy sensitivity, or choosing to cut meat out of their diet (especially if they don’t have an avid interest in health, nutrition or whole food cooking) the most common alternatives they’ll find in the supermarket are the soy based dairy alternatives and the packaged meat alternatives. Like … Continue reading Alternatives in action – Anne’s Lasagne

7 alternatives you could use instead of mince meat in your bolognese sauce

How do you replace mince meat in cooking? One of the hardest things for people who eat meat to visualise is how you “fill up the plate” when you take the meat off it. (If you’re wondering why people would consciously want to reduce the meat in their diet then check out these posts here … Continue reading 7 alternatives you could use instead of mince meat in your bolognese sauce