Gluten Free Caramel Slice

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baking | January 12, 2018 | By

Gluten Free Caramel Slice

This Gluten Free Caramel Slice is also free of dairy, nuts, soy and eggs.  If you can tolerate gluten and don’t enjoy the taste of gluten free bases, then feel free to substitute with ground biscuits + melted dairy free margarine or butter, and add any crumble topping.  

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Gluten Free Gingerbread House

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Christmas, baking | December 20, 2017 | By

Gluten Free Gingerbread House (dairy, egg, nut and gluten free)

Every year one of our Christmas traditions is to make a gingerbread house.  This has been challenging to make dairy and egg free as I find they are really not as sturdy as the ones with egg in…but we persevere.  When my middle girl came along with her 100 + allergies, we put a house for her in the ‘too hard’ basket sadly.  We did try to do one last year but it wasn’t strong enough to stay together for very long and her food aversion issues meant she wouldn’t even taste it.  This year though I was determined to make one for her as she is all about being included right now…and slightly braver with trying foods (sometimes!).  I’m pleased to say it was a success…the dough worked out well, and it stayed together really nicely.  At this point, it hasn’t been tasted at all but I’m optimistic she will try it at some stage! It’s not exactly picture perfect, but Miss 5 wanted to do it ALL HERSELF. Bless.

Gluten free gingerbread house
We just made a really small one as I wasn’t sure if it would hold together, so you would need to double or more the recipe if you want a bigger house. We used a selection of gluten free lollies, marshmallows and candy canes for the decoration.

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Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free

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baking | October 27, 2017 | By

Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free 

*contains coconut

Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free

This slice reminds me of my childhood in Australia eating cherry ripe slices.  This was a small window of time in my entire life when I was thought to have grown out of my dairy allergy.  I was extremely allergic as a baby, but in fact my symptoms just changed over time and eventually I was able to verbalise how I was feeling inside.  The combination of this with many years of sinus infections and generally feeling pretty rubbish led to me excluding dairy from my diet once again.  I unfortunately ended up very allergic once again after the birth of my first child, and have had a few anaphylactic reactions since then meaning I try hard to remain dairy free now.  This has been relatively straight-forward since all three children are dairy-allergic, until recently when a surprise exposure to dairy in my eldest has found us doing the milk ladder.  So we have had to adjust to having small amounts of dairy in the house again.  It’s been a challenge for me to stay away from them as I have zero self-restraint, especially when it comes to chocolate biscuits!  So, I decided to revisit these bars I made about a year ago for a magazine publication.  Hope you love them as much as I do 🙂 

Chocolate Cherry Slice-vegan + egg free,dairy free, gluten free, nut free

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Chocolate and Strawberry Terrine

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desserts | August 21, 2017 | By

Chocolate and Strawberry Terrine

This Chocolate and Strawberry Terrine is dairy free, egg free, gluten free and nut free, and uses aquafaba to replace egg in the sponge.  It has a chocolate sponge base, a layer of chocolate mousse, a layer of strawberry cream, more sponge and then is topped with chocolate ganache.  It’s not a 5 minute job obviously but it looks and tastes sensational and keeps well for a few days in the fridge.

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Blackcurrant Mousse Cake with chocolate and egg free meringue

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desserts | April 21, 2017 | By

Blackcurrant Mousse Cake with chocolate and egg free meringue

This little blackcurrant party on a plate is dairy free, egg free, nut free and gluten free :).  If gluten is ok in your house, just swap the cake for any traditional vanilla cake or sponge which suit your allergies.  I have used the delicious blackcurrant powder from Sujon.  It is a significant undertaking in full, awesome if you want a fancy dessert, but any of the items on it’s own is also fab!  My favourite part is the meringues, they are white with flecks of blackcurrant on the outside, but when you break them open, that are a beautiful purple inside and bursting with blackcurrant flavour.

Blackcurrant Mousse Cake with chocolate and egg free meringue

Blackcurrant Mousse Cake with chocolate and egg free meringue

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Egg Free, Dairy Free Caesar Salad

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dinner | April 16, 2017 | By

Egg Free, Dairy Free Caesar Salad

This Egg Free, Dairy Free Caesar Salad is egg free, dairy free, nut free, and easily adapted (as I did) to be gluten free.  

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Sujon Product Review

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Reviews | April 15, 2017 | By

Sujon Product Review

I’ve been enjoying Sujon berries for a number of years now, and had tried their blackcurrant powder a few years back, so I was pretty excited to be given some to try out and see how it might work with allergies.    Although lots of people take this powder for health reasons: supporting muscle performance, reducing fatigue and supporting the cardiovascular system (see Sujon’s website for more information about this), I was interested to see how the powder would work in baking, and everyday allergy-friendly recipes.

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Gluten Free Cornflake Crusted Chicken

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dinner | April 6, 2017 | By

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!)

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Dairy, Egg and Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

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baking, desserts | April 3, 2017 | By

Dairy, Egg and Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

These Dairy, Egg and Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Brownies were made using the super yummy chocolate mix from Hunter Gatherer Gourmet, but I have included a recipe for my own chocolate brownies (recipe here) if you aren’t able to source this or can’t tolerate nuts.  It is layered up with a soft strawberry flavoured ‘cream’.  It does set firm in the fridge if you want a more structured look, but I love the soft, gloopy, chocolate-strawberry mish-mash.

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Raspberry Jelly and Marshmallow Chocolates

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baking | March 31, 2017 | By

Raspberry Jelly and Marshmallow Chocolates

These Raspberry Jelly and Marshmallow Chocolates are dairy free, egg free, nut free, gluten free. If you need to avoid soy, they are soy free without the chocolate covering and make a very nice slice.  They do take a wee bit of time to do, but definitely worth the challenge!

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