Gluten Free Cornflake Crusted Chicken
This Gluten Free Cornflake Crusted Chicken is super crunchy and is also dairy free, egg free, and nut free. I used Hubbards gluten free cornflakes, but anything crunchy will do! I served it with steamed rice, veges and a spicy soy sauce (granted, the sauce wasn’t a huge hit with the kids haha but I really enjoyed it!)
Dairy and Egg Free Plum and Ginger Cheesecake
You may have seen a pretty delicious looking Plum Cheesecake circulating around social media lately, which has had me drooling…..only catch is, it is absolutely laden with no-go ingredients for our house. So this Dairy and Egg Free Plum and Ginger Cheesecake has been sitting in the back of my mind ready for a remake….we just so happened to have a big BBQ/party to go to this weekend so I had a bit of an experiment. The first attempt was really good, I made it again the next night. It is honestly REALLY yummy! I didn’t tell anyone else at the party that it was allergy-friendly (other than the hosts who know our situation) and had a bit of a laugh to myself as I watched everyone diving into it.
This version features a ginger biscuit base, which can easily be adapted to make this recipe gluten free. I have two children who are fine with wheat and one who absolutely cannot, so I ended up just making it normally then scooping the top section off for my gluten free kid. Obviously if you are dealing with Coeliac Disease or are really concerned with cross contamination this wouldn’t be wise. If I was making this gluten free, I would probably just buy the gluten free ginger biscuits and proceed normally, but if you would rather make the base, there are shortbread recipes on here using gluten free flour which you could just add ginger to.
The middle section is like a cross between a fruit mousse and a chilled cheesecake. It has tofu and Italian meringue made from chickpea brine…don’t let this put you off if you are new to these ingredients….you honestly cannot taste them in the finished product. Then it has a sour jelly topping which kind of ties all the layers together and helps the dessert not taste too sweet.
After reviewing other boxes for My Food Bag, I was really interested to hear about the new Bargain Box so I was excited to do this Bargain Box Review to see what the meals were like and how they would fit with an allergy family 🙂 I hope it’s helpful for you all too!
Anyone who knows me well knows I am a mad lover of anything crispy pork belly….I served this Crispy Roasted Pork Belly with Orange Caramel Sauce alongside rice and an Asian style salad courtesy of some amazing organic vegetables and fruit I was given by Just Organic to review. The zinginess of the salad is a really good match for the fat in the pork, and I love all the different textures 🙂 This is dairy, egg, nut and gluten free and can easily be adapted to be soy free too.
This Vegan Chocolate Brownie is egg, nut and dairy free and can easily be adapted to be gluten free by substituting the flour with any gluten free flour mix. It also happens to be extremely delicious…I know this because I have personally consumed a naughty amount of it. But for me anything with salted caramel and chocolate is going to be a winner!
This dairy, egg, nut,soy and gluten free recipe for Vegan Chocolate Mousse, Salted Caramel with toasted marshmallow pretty much ticks all boxes for me! It has taken a few days of adjusting to get just right but I’m pretty confident you will love it as much as me and my girls 🙂
I’m not a coffee drinker but I do really love Tiramisu and since we’ve become a largely egg and dairy free household, it had never even occurred to me to even attempt a Dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan Tiramisu until someone asked if there was any way I could come up with one. Well anyone who knows me well knows I absolutely love a challenge…so coming up with a dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan Tiramisu was my task for the week! Fortunately my day off from uni happened to coincide with a delivery of some (new to me) gluten free flours to try out from Food Compass so I thought I’d give them a go while I was at it. I was given a banana flour and a cassava flour which I mixed in equal quantitates with quinoa flour for my baking mix.
I’ve been super lucky this week getting to review some yummy things, and a week of gluten-free meals from My Food Bag is no exception!
Just in case you don’t want to read through the entire post, here are my thoughts about the My Food Bag Gluten-Free Bag (www.myfoodbag.co.nz) and how it might fit with allergies. Before I say anything else, I should mention that the bag is not marketed at allergy families, just those on gluten-free diets, but I was interested to see how it would fit with a variety of allergies.
1. The whole operation is very, very professional and runs very smoothly. The delivery arrived at the start of the window specified and everything was in perfect condition.
2. Everything that would be at risk for contamination was labelled gluten-free and sealed. A big plus.
3. The portions are generous.
4. There was a good variety of food, and a different protein for each of the five nights.
5. In terms of allergies, I had to make some alterations each night, but we have an unusually large amount and variety of allergies in our household. Generally it was easy to make it fit for the whole family.
6. The recipes are very easy to follow; my 8 year old cooked some of the meals essentially by herself without any problems.
I’ve had quite a few people lately asking for an allergy-friendly version of this New Zealand birthday party staple..so here it is! It is not rocket science at all, so long as you can source (or make, obviously) some dairy/egg free malt type biscuits and some coconut condensed milk. Don’t panic if you can’t do that! Other options for the condensed milk are buying soy/rice/coconut milk powder and making your own. I have used this condensed milk recipe before using Alfa lite powder, which most of my household can tolerate, but I’ve seen soy and coconut milk powders recently that would also work just fine. For the biscuits, I used Budget Malt biscuits which are egg and dairy free..but i have made them before by using a egg and dairy free shortbread biscuit mix with a bit of malt extract added to the dough. Enjoy!
- 2 packets allergy friendly malt biscuits
- 1 cup desiccated coconut + extra for rolling
- 150 g melted dairy free margarine (I use Sunrise)
- 1 400g can coconut condensed milk
- 1 packet eskimo lollies (or fruit puffs), each cut into 5 slices
- Melt the condensed milk and margarine together. Place the biscuits in a food processor and blitz until completely crumbled up.. If you don't have a food processor, place them in a plastic bag, then put that inside another plastic bag (especially if you are letting kids do this haha, you will thank me later!), and press firmly with a rolling pin. Add the coconut and melted margarine and condensed milk and blitz until completely incorporated. It should have come together as one big mass. If it is still really crumbly, add some more melted margarine. You have 2 choices now: press into a tin and make a slice (faster), and sprinkling coconut on the top...or placing in two long pieces of baking paper and rolling tightly into 2 long logs. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes then roll in coconut. Slice when cool.
- This makes quite a lot, but you can easily do half the recipe.
Dairy, Egg and Gluten free dinner ideas: Venison with crunchy thyme potatoes and garlicky herb sauce
Finding it difficult to come up with new and interesting Dairy,Egg and Gluten free dinner ideas? Venison has been a life-saver in our house with everyone allergic to beef and 2/3 of my children allergic to lamb as well. It isn’t the cheapest, but it’s so yum and really tender if cooked right. We generally have it once or twice a week and my eldest daughter who is wheat ok loves it cold on homemade crackers with hummus underneath which is great if we have leftovers…which is pretty much never haha.