Category Archives: Allergy Recipes

Isabella’s Pancakes – Egg Free

Isabella has outgrown her dairy allergy, and can tolerate a small amount of egg, but she still LOVES these pancakes….. however we now use milk in place of water.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon B-Carb Soda (Baking Soda)
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk (or water or soy milk for those with dairy allergy)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

Method:

Sift flour and baking soda/powder and salt.

Add sugar. (Whisk these together is you don’t have a sifter.)

Add Vanilla and Oil and half the soy milk. Whisk together.

Gradually add the rest of the milk until thick pouring consistency.

Heat Frying pan – needs to be reasonably hot. We now use butter – but you could use spray. Oil/spray for each pancake – they do stick otherwise. I found with this recipe the pancakes worked best if they were on the small side. If the were too big they were difficult to turn.

Can be eaten hot or cold. Our favorite toppings are Maple Syrup; lemon and sugar; and butter (milk free) and jam on the cold ones.

Happy eating!

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Egg Free, Dairy Free Banana & Date Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/4 Cup plain flour
  • 1/3 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bi-Carb soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Soy milk (can use Rice)
  • 140g tub of Apple Puree (I use the Golburn Valley ones)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 2 Mashed Bananas
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped dates

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius
  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • In a separate bowl, whisk milk, applesauce, and vanilla
  • Add milk mixture to dry ingredients, stirring until just combined
  • Gently stir in bananas and dates
  • Divide mixture into twelve muffin cups
  • Muffins take about 20 mins to cook. To check – poke a toothpick into the muffin- it should come out clean
  • Cool on a rack

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Thai Carrot Soup (Contains Milk)

YUM! And low fat!!! This one is great (thanks Michelle) 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1kg carrots sliced (can use sweet potato and or pumkin as part or total replacement for carrots)
  • 1.5 cups diced onions
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Massel Chicken stock powder
  • 1.5 litres of water
  • 1 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • (can add 1 teaspoon of fish sauce – though we left it out so Bella could eat the soup)
  • 1 x 375ml can evaporated light milk
  • 1 x teaspoon imitation coconut essence
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Method:

Spray soup pot/saucepan with cooking spray (or a little oil if you don’t have spray) and saute carrots, onions and curry paste for about 3 minutes. Add the other ingredients, EXCEPT milk and coconut essence.

Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 45 mins. Add the milk and coconut essence and bring back to boil. Puree soup and add pepper to taste. Serve.

This is great with crusty bread, or naan.


Egg Free, Dairy Free Rice and Sultana Pudding (also wheat free)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Flour
  • 1/2 litre Water 
  • 25 g dairy-free Margarine (I use Becel)
  • 3 Tablesponns uncooked brown rice
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sultanas 
  • 1 drop Vanilla Extract (or a few drops Vanilla Essence)
  • Powdered nutmeg to sprinkle

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 140C 
  • In a saucepan, mix the Soy flour with a little water until smooth 
  • Add the rest of the Water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add margarine and stir until melted.
  • Put the rice and sugar into an ovenproof dish and pour the Soy flour mixture over the top.
  • Add the Sultanas and Vanilla then stir well.
  • Sprinkle Nutmeg over the top and bake for 2.5 hours
  • If it appears to get a bit dry during cooking – add a little hot water.

Shopping for Dairy and Egg Free Food

Thanks to a comment I received from Jami, here’s some info on where to buy the various products in the recipes:

Dairy Free Margarines can be bought from most supermarkets and are found amongst the other margarines. We use BECEL, but NUTTELEX is also dairy free. Make sure you read the ingredients, as there are some products you would assume are dairy free like “Olive Oil Margarine” actually has dairy in it.

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Chocolate Chips – some dark chocolate contains no milk – but you need to read the packs. I have found the CADBURY DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS have no dairy – however it “MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK“. I purchased these at a Coles or Safeway (Woolworths) – although some stores don’t seem to carry them.  The Max Brenner Chocolate chain also have milk free dark chocolate chips… however I don’t know if they contain traces, so if this is an issue you will need to check with the store.

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Soy Chocolate/Soy Choc Chips – Soy chocolate is available in the Health section of the supermarket. We would often buy one in a purple wrapper. Bella loved it. Health Food shops also carry this line and have more variety, though I found them more expensive too. I have not used Soy Chocolate Chips but would suggest a health food shop. Around Easter you can find Soy Easter eggs and bunnies in Health Food Shops and larger supermarkets.

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Soy Ice-cream – try SOY GOOD from the supermarket. So far all the kids who’ve tried it (even dairy eating ones) love this stuff! We also discovered the Soy Delicious brand. Turtle Mountain, who produce the range have a brilliant approach to managing and testing for contamination – check them out here. If only there were more companies like this one!!! Plus the ice-cream is awesome. (Not that a two year old would appreciate it)

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Egg-replacer – I bought “ORGRAN EGG REPLACER” at the supermarket. I asked the shop assistants and they told me they didn’t think they had any. It was in the Health Food section. I would assume that a decent Health Food Shop would also stock this.

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Soy Milk – We use Vitasoy Calci-plus. They have a fresh version and a long life version. The fresh is much nicer, but the long life is handy for the emergency situation. I think the calcium enriched version tastes better – plus I think the added calcium is a must for dairy free kids. The picture below is the Calci-plus low fat – not our preferred option but all that was available. The normal Calci-plus is purple.

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Soy Butter – I buy Soy Butter from the supermarket. I think its in the health food section near the other nut butters like cashew butter and almond butter. I imagine this would be available from Health Food shops too.

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Improver – I used the standard baking flour improver purchased from the flour/baking area in the supermarket. I don’t have any in the cupboard at the moment. I think it was in little sachets??

We have just had a “Macro” supermarket open up near us, and it has proven to be a great source of interesting, allergy free and organic/bio-dynamic food. Pete shops there regularly. They have a fantastic bio-dynamic, dairy free salami that Bella adores, but it is expensive.

If I’ve missed anything out – or there is something specific you are after, please leave me a comment.

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