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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

“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 thing about cooking with natural food colours

Avoiding additives like unnecessary colours, flavours or preservatives in cooking is a coup for the average healthy cooking enthusiast but one of the places people often come unstuck is with regard to finding suitable natural alternative food colours. So the thing to be mindful about when it comes to using whole food natural food colour … Continue reading The thing about cooking with natural food colours

5 Easy Ways to Make this Festive Season Food-Alternative Friendly Without Sacrificing Flavour

Lisa’s gluten, dairy, soy & ginger free “NinjaBread” Stars This time of year is usually fueled with busyness and stress, but when you’re adding in eating with or cooking for someone with special dietary needs, it can get even more overwhelming. Sadly, most people wrongfully assume that gluten-free, dairy-free or anything-free food has to be … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make this Festive Season Food-Alternative Friendly Without Sacrificing Flavour

My favourite flour and packet mixes for beginners to “free from” cooking

One of my favourite brands for “free-from” products is Orgran. I’ve been using the Orgran products for years, I suggest them in clinic and I’ve used them on the show because they have a range of really practical products that: actually taste like the food they’re an alternative to, are easy to use and are … Continue reading My favourite flour and packet mixes for beginners to “free from” cooking

Alternatives in Action: Dairy-Free Bechamel Style Sauce with Lisa

Being from an Italian heritage, I’ve mentioned previously the role that tasty cheeses played in my life growing up and how much I loved the taste of the tangy, salty and oozy cheeses.  The small problem was that the rest of my body didn’t love them as much as my tastebuds did, as I found … Continue reading Alternatives in Action: Dairy-Free Bechamel Style Sauce with Lisa

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