Today is Vanilla Cupcake Day. When I was little cupcakes used to be called Patty Cakes here in Australia, as you baked them in patty pans. I just pulled a a box of the papers out of my pantry & they called them 'cupcake patty pan set'. Anyhow I thought I'd share a few… Continue reading Vanilla Cupcake Day
I've been to 3 events in the last 6 weeks or so. Two were events of about 300-350 people where we were fed morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. At one of these events we even got dinner on 2 of the nights. The other event was a training event with about 20 people. At… Continue reading Special Dietary Requirements at Events
When my husband was first diagnosed with his food intolerances he was struggling to know what to eat. He usually had wheat in some form or other for breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There was also a lot of dairy which is one of his intolerances but to a lesser degree. Sulphites… Continue reading What My Husband Eats – Then & Now
October 22nd is Nut Day. Apparently is was started by the Liberation Food Company, a fair trade company, that wanted to celebrate the long and storied history of the nut, to advocate fair trade nuts & promote healthy living. I've always enjoyed eating nuts but use nuts even more since we've been mostly dairy free.… Continue reading Nut Based Recipes
Apparently the 18th of October is Chocolate Cupcake Day. When I first started cooking gluten free I found that chocolate or cocoa helped hide the gluten free taste. Hence I made a lot of chocolate slice and chocolate brownies. I also found that it was very easy to sub your milk of choice (eg.,… Continue reading Gluten and Dairy Free Cupcakes
I've been making dairy free & soy free recipes for about 8 years now, since my son was first diagnosed with his food intolerances. And then we added gluten free & sulphite free recipes to that about 2 years later, when my husband was tested. So I have had lots of time to find sources… Continue reading 5 Blogs for Recipes that we can use
Lasagna was one of my favourite childhood dinners. For my birthday dinner, whilst growing up, I would either choose lasagna or corned beef. I used to make this dish quite regularly as an adult until my son and husband both discovered their food intolerances. I had worked out a dairy free white sauce but it… Continue reading Gluten free and Dairy Free Lasagna
This is the question that my daughter posed to me this week. She was making a potato salad to take to uni for lunch. She wanted to boil potatoes, as well as hard boil some eggs to go into her potato salad. So as she was preparing to boil the potatoes she asked "Can I… Continue reading Can you boil potatoes & eggs together?
For a number of years I've been getting what I call my toothache headaches or a headache in my jaw or sinuses. I have a pain in my upper jaw that is like a headache & there can also be pain in other parts of my forehead. In the last 2 years I've ended up… Continue reading What’s Causing My Headaches?
Many posts online show beautifully cooked food but you don't always see how many fails may have happened along the way. Today I thought I'd share a few of my cooking failures to show that things don't always work out. There aren't many images of my cooking gone wrong as I don't tend to take… Continue reading Cooking Fails