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Sweet Free-from Snacks for Morning Tea, Recess or After School (For Kids and Adults)

After realising how many savoury snack and lunch ideas we had, I decided to gather some of our favourite sweet snack recipes. These make great options for morning tea, recess and after school snacks:-) Sweet Spreads for Breads Choc-Tahini Spread (dairy-free)(from The Little Book of Allergy-friendly Sandwich Fillers) (we’ve also got a nutty spread in … Continue reading Sweet Free-from Snacks for Morning Tea, Recess or After School (For Kids and Adults)

Tasty Free-from Lunch Ideas

It’s that time of year again that I find myself thinking about what I can make for lunches, snacks and after school snacks (and not just for the kids, but for myself and my hubby too). We’ve got quite a lot of options now. So if you’ve been getting bored with the usual free-from fare, … Continue reading Tasty Free-from Lunch Ideas

Rich Dairy-free Chocolate Bliss Balls

My kids are currently going through a growth spurt and they’re hungry all the time lately. These bliss balls are currently their favourite weekend snack. I love them because they’re rich, chocolatey, easy (and quick) to make and they’re pretty healthy too. This recipe contains nuts, if you need bliss balls without nuts, then check … Continue reading Rich Dairy-free Chocolate Bliss Balls

Valentines Inspired Free-from Sweets for Your Sweet

 What do you give to the free-from love in your life who can’t eat anything?  Over the last 4 years we’ve covered a lot of free-from options for almost every occasion… but it only just occurred to me (this morning!) that we’ve never covered Valentines day. When I think of Valentines day inspired sweets, I … Continue reading Valentines Inspired Free-from Sweets for Your Sweet

Cinnamon & Cherry Cake with Cinnamon Syrup (Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free with Egg & Nut Free Options)

Ingredients CAKE MIX 1 cup Orgran® self-raising flour (or suitable alternative for your diet) 1/3 cup rice malt syrup (or liquid sweetener suitable for your diet) ¼ cup rice milk (suitable for your diet) ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg (if you need an egg-free version, check out The Little Book of Allergy-Friendly Christmas Recipes 2nd … Continue reading Cinnamon & Cherry Cake with Cinnamon Syrup (Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free with Egg & Nut Free Options)

Making Vino Cotto with Mum & Dad

While all my Australian friends were having gingerbread and Christmas pudding, in our house we were having crostoli covered in a wine syrup (otherwise known as “vino cotto” – cooked wine). Although it was strictly a Christmas treat in our house,  I remember a few times when I was young, during winter when it hailed, … Continue reading Making Vino Cotto with Mum & Dad

Making Alternative Crostoli (Gluten-free, Egg-free Crostoli)

Every family has their “It’s not Christmas without…” recipe, in our family that recipe is my Mum’s crostoli dipped in homemade wine syrup (otherwise known as vino cotto). But the original version is made with wheat flour, and some people even make them with egg. So a few years ago when my niece was diagnosed … Continue reading Making Alternative Crostoli (Gluten-free, Egg-free Crostoli)

Get Cooking: A List of Christmas Cookbooks for People Following Free-From Diets

Finding a free-from cookbook to suit your needs can be tricky… There are so many different free-from diets nowadays, that although there seems to be a plethora of cookbooks, it can be hard to find a cookbook that will suit your needs.  If you have one of the less common food sensitivities or an uncommon … Continue reading Get Cooking: A List of Christmas Cookbooks for People Following Free-From Diets

Creamy Dairy-free Potato salad

If I had to pick a favourite vegetable, it would be white potato. When it comes to spring, I start to make my dairy-free version of my sister’s potato salad. It’s really yummy, and a great little dish to take to BBQs . Here’s what you need to make it: 4-6 potatoes boiled with skins … Continue reading Creamy Dairy-free Potato salad

Inspirational businesses: Interview with Lisa McInerney from Mummy Made It

A little while ago I had a chat with fellow cook book author Lisa McInerney from MummyMade.It Cooking for a free-from person is hard enough, and it’s even harder when they’re fussy! (This goes for adults as well as children;-) So if you’re having trouble getting your kids (or yourself) to eat your veggies, then … Continue reading Inspirational businesses: Interview with Lisa McInerney from Mummy Made It