Category Archives: The Alternative Kitchen

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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

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

“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)

IndieLove Magazine: Alternative Chef Kitchen Feature

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.

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

Anne’s Rainbow Coleslaw

If you’re looking for a simple summer salad, try Anne’s rainbow coleslaw from our Season 2  BBQ Episode. It’s sweet, creamy, colourful and very easy to make. Ingredients 1/4 Green cabbage 1/4 Red cabbage 1 large carrot 1 large yellow carrot 1 large apple (I like Fugi, but you could also use Granny Smith) 2-3 … Continue reading Anne’s Rainbow Coleslaw

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