Hummus from Scratch

This weeks recipe is a delicious savoury snack, Hummus from scratch!

This savoury snack is suitable for those who can’t eat:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Corn
  • Nightshades (Tomato, Potato, Eggplant or Capsicum)

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Jam Drop Cookies

IMG_20190101_123259This weeks recipe is another one great for sharing, Jam Drop Cookies!

This sweet treat is suitable for those who can’t eat:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy (See Milk or Butter to find an appropriate dairy substitute for your needs!)
  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Eggs (See Eggs to find a suitable substitute for your needs!)
  • Corn and Potato (Note: Corn and potato are commonly used in commercial gluten free flour mixes, so I use a home made mix, see Flour for more information!)

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Gingerbread

IMG_20181221_182307This weeks recipe is a traditional Christmas treat, Gingerbread!

This sweet treat is suitable for those who can’t eat:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy (See Butter to find an appropriate dairy substitute for your needs!)
  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Eggs (See Eggs to find a suitable substitute for your needs!)
  • Corn and Potato (Note: Corn and potato are commonly used in commercial gluten free flour mixes, so I use a home made mix, see Flour for more information!)

What You’ll Need:

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Scales
  • 1/2 Cup and 1 Cup Measuring Cup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon, 1/2 Teaspoon, 1 Teaspoon and 1 Tablespoon Measuring Spoons
  • Spoon/fork for mixing
  • Baking trays lined with baking paper
  • Cookie cutters

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Plain Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 150g Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Golden Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • Optional: Icing and other decorations!

Method:

  1. Add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and brown sugar to the mixing bowl and mix to combine
  2. Add the butter and use your fingers or a fork to combine them until a crumbly dough has formed.
  3. Add the brown sugar and egg and mix until well combined.
  4. Knead until smooth, then chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 5mm.
  6. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and place on the lined baking tray.
  7. Bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Optional: Decorate!

These are so much fun to make, and so delicious not all of them will last long enough to ice!

Chocolate Cookies

IMG_20181206_152554This weeks recipe is a treat the family will love, chocolate Cookies!

This sweet treat is suitable for those who can’t eat:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy (See Butter to find an appropriate dairy substitute for your needs!)
  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Eggs (See Eggs to find a suitable substitute for your needs!)
  • Corn and Potato (Note: Corn and potato are commonly used in commercial gluten free flour mixes, so I use a home made mix, see Flour for more information!)

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Garlic Bread Pizzas

This weeks recipe is a traditional favourite with a few dietary friendly twists, Pizza!

This main meal is suitable for those who can’t eat:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy (See Butter, Yoghurt and Cheese to find appropriate dairy substitutes for your needs!)
  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Eggs
  • Corn and Potato (Note: Corn and potato are commonly used in commercial gluten free flour mixes, so I use a home made mix, see Flour for more information!)
  • Nightshades (Tomato, Potato, Eggplant or Capsicum)

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Yoghurt

This Back to Basics post we are going to look at yoghurt!  Yoghurt is a delicious and healthy food, but if you cannot tolerate dairy, then regular yoghurt is not an option.  Fortunately there are now a great variety of yoghurts available so that nearly everyone can enjoy it!  Lets see the options! (and of course let me know if I’ve missed any!)


Lactose free yoghurt

This is a commonly available option, which generally tastes very similar to regular yoghurt, as it is made from regular milk with an added enzyme to eliminate the lactose.  It is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, soy or nuts, but not suitable for those who cannot tolerate milk protein.

Soy yoghurt

This is another very commonly available option, made from soy milk.  It tends to have quite a distinctive flavour, which not everyone likes, but other people love it, so give it a try! This is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, milk protein or nuts, as well as people who are vegetarian or vegan, but of course not for people who cannot tolerate soy.

Coconut yoghurt

This is becoming more common, made from coconut milk.  This is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, milk protein, soy and nuts as well as people who are vegetarian or vegan.

Almond Milk Yoghurt

A newer option, made from almond milk.  In some places you may also be able to find yoghurts made from other nut milks too! This is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, milk protein and soy, as well as people who are vegetarian or vegan, but not for people who cannot tolerate nuts.

Kefir

While not technically yoghurt, Kefir is a good option if you want similar good microbes to yoghurt in a more tummy friendly form! It is made by adding kefir grains (a living probiotic) to milk, or a milk substitute!  If made with milk, the lactose is eliminated by the probiotic grains multiplying, and it is suitable for those who can’t tolerate lactose, soy and nuts.  If made with a non dairy milk substitute, it will be suitable for anyone who can usually tolerate that suibstitute! See Milk for a suitable substitute for you!

 

Important note:

It is always important to check the specific ingredients in each brand, and in the case of yoghurt, especially if it’s flavoured not plain.  There is always a chance of other additional ingredients which are not suitable for your dietary requirements!

Honey and Date Oat Bars

This weeks recipe is a delicious and healthy snack, Honey and Date Oat Bars!

This tasty snack is suitable for those who can’t eat:

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Eggs (See Eggs to find a suitable substitute for your needs!)
  • Corn and Potato (Note: Corn and potato are commonly used in commercial gluten free flour mixes, so I use a home made mix, see Flour for more information!)

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