Category: Food Allergy

Homemade, Vegan, Carob and Cashew Nut ‘White’ Chocolate: Only Four Ingredients!

Things must be looking up if I’m able to blog about chocolate, right? I used to be a chocoholic but until last week, I hadn’t actually eaten chocolate for three and a half years. When I went Vegan whilst breastfeeding my highly food intolerant youngest child, I tried a couple of the yummy vegan chocolates…

5 Minute “Christmas” Cakes with 4 Snowy Icing Ideas: Vegan, Allergy and Food Intolerant Friendly

If, like me you are always in a hurry, whip up a batch of these festive allergy friendly cakes in 5 minutes like I did with my three year old yesterday, 30 minutes before the school pick up. Bung in the oven for 15-20 minutes and then pick your poison for the icing. They are…

A Simpler, Travel-Friendly Potato Bread: For Vegans and the Food Sensitive

WOAH! I’ve been experimenting this week with some really cool and yummy yeast-free-but-not-flat-breads, which I will blog about as soon as I can start chewing again: My Incognito Braces have just been placed on my upper teeth and I can’t speak let alone eat. Right now meal times mean ‘sucking mashed potato’ = The Pits.…

A Simple Festive Touch to a Failsafe – Allergic – Intolerant Kid’s Lunchbox

Hi everyone, here is a quickie from me today; a quick and easy festive touch to your child’s lunch in the last few days of term before Christmas break! These boxes are from Woolies, and I’ve been putting them in my daughters lunch-boxes all week to add a Christmassy feel to their morning tea at…

Lentil and Green Bean “Favourite” Dish: Vegan, Food Allergy/Intolerant Friendly

This dish is called “Favourite Dish” by my five year old. It is super simple (yep, my typical cooking style) yet strangely delicious and of course, highly nutritious! Here’s how I make it and and serve it: French Lentil and Green Bean Dish  Ingredients One pack of dry french/puy lentils One pack of frozen green…

Travelling with Food Intolerances: How we Ate in a Egyptian Hotel as “Failsafe” Vegans for 10 Days

This where we’ve just been on holiday. Heavenly right? It is the Sheraton, Soma Bay in Egypt, an isolated resort on the Red Sea. So, even though the hotel has an enormous mouth watering buffet (which from a previous year, as an undiagnosed food intolerant honeymooner I stuffed myself with every morning and night), it…

Food Intolerance and Sport: Hydration and Nutrition For A Food Intolerant Athlete

Before my food intolerances were diagnosed, I was your typical athlete, guzzling litres of coloured, flavoured pre, post and during sport energy and electrolyte drinks and scoffing packet upon packet of energy gels and bars. I thought my performance really depended on them. There is a lot of hype (and indeed a booming industry) for…

So “Low Salicylate Diets Don’t Work”? My Thoughts on a Recent Study

Below are my initial thoughts on this study: Salicylate Elimination Diets In Children: Is Food Restriction Supported by the Evidence? by Gray and Mehr et al. 2013. This study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia a couple of weeks ago by a group of Paediatric Immunologists. Their topic was the Salicylate Elimination Diet, (read official…

Introduction to Food Intolerances and training as a Food Intolerant Athlete

This article formed the basis for an interview for Women’s Health and Fitness in 2012… “You can’ t eat FRUIT?!” Add an uncomfortable pause and a look of incredulousness, wherein I rapidly feel as if I am in the middle of an AA meeting; “Hi. My Name’s Naomi, and I’m… a Food Intolerant Athlete.” Once this is confessed…