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Sensational tofu Sanga September 3, 2018 14:15

 

So simple, this tofu sandwich is sure to delight.  A perfect lunch, or even light dinner when you need something quick and nutritious.

So filling and so yum ! You will be hooked on these sandwiches.

Ingredients:

Quality mayo - soya mayo is the best, vegan or vegetarian

Firm tofu

Cooking oil

Iceberg lettuce or other super crisp lettuce (needs crunch)

Salt

Cracked Pepper

Soft regular or gf bread preferably white

Method:

Wash and pat dry lettuce – a few leaves

Slice tofu, around 0.5 - mm – pat dry. This is essential, so that they tofu will fry well, and be crisp on the outside.

Tofu needs flavour – simple salt and pepper is perfect for this sandwich. A generous amount can work well, but season to your taste.

 

  

Heat- smoke pan and add oil, (around 1 cm). When hot, fry your tofu slices for around 2 minutes on each side until golden.

Remove from pan, and allow tofu to drain on paper towels

 

   

 

Time to assemble, thinly spread a layer of mayo on each slice of bread.

Add tofu and lettuce… and there you have the perfect tofu sandwich.

Who can wait, eat immediately!

 

 

Recipe by Antony Alder


Sweet & Spicy Korean Pork – (daeji bulgogi) August 19, 2018 12:34

I love this dish because the colour, fire red, is so cheerful and warm. A wonderful flavoursome dish to re-energise with. Translating as “pork fire meat”, thinly sliced pork is marinated in a sweet and spicy sauce which traditionally would be grilled on a bbq but we can make our “Fire Meat” at home in the pan too!

High in protein, it’s also a great dish for kids, as the meat is cut super thin and marinated, making it tender and delicious! This recipe uses the Korean Chilli paste, gochujang, if you can’t find one that is safe for your diet, it is easy to make substitutes.


Nut-free Chocolate Brownies August 5, 2018 10:31

Perfect for lunch boxes this is an easy, healthy version that’s quick to make. Super light and super delicious. A great recipe for kids of all ages to help with and doesn’t take very long. Chocolate Brownie, is the original lunchbox cake – this is one is nut-free, and gluten free. 

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The Chocolate Brownie, invented in Chicago last century, as the perfect size for lunch boxes which reportedly - had to be easier to eat than a slice of pie, but smaller than a piece of cake. The original featured walnuts and an apricot glaze.

Certainly, the brownie has remained as the perfect lunchbox or quick snack. This recipe is nut free, unlike the original, but just as perfect! 

We have used dates as a healthy, and sweet addition to the humble yet oh so delicious brownies, the aroma when using dates is so beautiful too. Great with a creamy coffee, spicy hot chocolate, and is a fantastic natural energy boost - snack!

When you live with food allergies, coeliac disease or food intolerances, it’s so hard to find the time to make everything from scratch.  So great there is now a wonderful range of allergy free products available, including Chocolate Brownie Mixes that are ready to go! We are using the Orgran brand of Chocolate Brownie mix for this recipe, it’s easy to add your own touch to.  Here we add fresh dates, deliciously rich and surprisingly light.

Ingredients:

Allergy friendly & GF Brownie mix, such as Orgran Chocolate Brownie Mix

120 gm Butter or dairy free buttery spread, such as Nuttelex

2 x eggs or equivalent egg replacer

1 cup pitted Fresh dates

1/2 cup hot water

METHOD:

Preheat the oven to 180oC. Lightly grease a lamington or slice/brownie pan and line it with baking paper. Set aside.

Wash, deseed and chop your dates as much as you can until it’s almost mush.

Melt butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat – add the dates. Remove from heat, and lightly whisk through the dates so they spread out in the mix. 

In a large bowl add Brownie mix, eggs or egg replacer, and hot water. Combine until smooth. Add the butter and dates. Whisk for another minute.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Allow to cool in the pan for around 5 - 10 minutes before slicing. 

Serve warm with ice cream if you desire. Or store ready for a week of lunch boxes! YAY !

 

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Chef Notes: 

  • Use fresh Dates from a nut-free facility. Sometimes dates are processed on equipment that make nut products. It's a good idea to contact the manufacturer first to check.  
  • Cooling in the pan also helps keep our brownies moist.

 


Yakitori – Japanese style chicken skewers July 29, 2018 13:49

A simple yet rewarding recipe to make at home – that’s very quick to make.  Chicken Yakitori is definitely meant to be eaten with your hands, making it a perfect finger food for parties or for little fingers who enjoy eating meat on a stick. Traditionally, Yakitori would be made on a fire barbecue, but it’s just as easy to make at home in a pan.

 

Yakitori

Ingredients

1.5 kg skinless chicken thigh fillets

Bamboo skewers

Cornflour

Cooking oil

Yakitori Tare (sauce) ingredients:

Fresh ginger, sliced (around 1 TBSP or to taste)

3 cups sake

1 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup mirin

1/2 cup light brown sugar (or caster if you prefer)

½ cup chicken stock (water is a good substitute)

 

METHOD:

  • Soak your bamboo skewers in water for around 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile make your sauce – you can even make this sauce the day before if you want to save time. In a saucepan, over a medium heat add sauce ingredients and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 20 – 30 minutes. Leave aside.
  • Cut your chicken thigh fillets into strips around 1.5 cm – 2 cm thick. The idea is that they should be thick enough to skewer, but also thin enough to cook quickly. 
  • Now, ribbon the strips of chicken onto your skewers. Ensure that the chicken is not too tightly packed as we want the chicken to cook through evenly and quickly. If you are using a pan trim the end of the skewers, so they fit neatly in the pan.

    

  • Dust your skewers liberally in cornflour. Shake off excess cornflour
  • Heat your pan until it smokes, coat with a good layer of cooking oil  for shallow frying.  When hot add your skewers, leave a little space between them so they fry quickly, and evenly.  Sizzle skewers for a few minutes (4-5) on each side until cooked through on a high heat
  • Add the Yakitori sauce at the very end, and only when meat has been cooked through. This is an essential part of the process. As the sauce bubbles away – coat and turn your skewers to ensure chicken is covered in the yummy sweet sticky Yakitori sauce.  When the sauce starts to reduce turn off heat. and serve.

Eat immediately, and enjoy with friends

 Yakitori - Japanese Chicken Skewers - Nutfree

Chef Notes
  • Sake is available from selected bottle shops or Asian stores, always read the label.
  • Make in small batches - don’t crowd the pan
  • Yakitori tare sauce can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. And it can be adjusted to your taste too! 
  • To save on time, rinse and clean your pan immediately after cooking.

Recipe by Antony Alder


Apple Tarte Tatin - Easy upside-down Apple Pie July 21, 2018 12:16

Apple Tarte Tatin is such a simple and delicious dish that’s sure to impress your guests, and children alike.

This is a quick and easy version of the recipe that’s great to make with kids.

What’s not to love about the origins of the Tart Tatin?  Reputedly it was an accidental improvisation by a French cook in the 1800’s, who turned her pie upside down because she needed to make a quick dessert for her hotel guests. What a happy and delicious improvisation!

If you live with food allergies necessity is the mother of invention. And this is another fantastic lesson for kids or any cook, and especially for those who live with food allergies or restrictions in our diet… everyone can invent!

What I also love about this recipe is that it's “E” for EASY. And most of all this is a kid friendly recipe with simple ingredients – children can certainly work on this with you in the kitchen.

For children with allergies or coeliac disease and other food-related health issues learning to cook can be so productive. Children can feel in control of food, rather than fearful, and ultimately develop a healthy love of food.

And for all children, kitchen experience can really help their confidence grow, as they learn new life skills, and take steps towards independence. Absolutely love to see kids becoming involved in the kitchen!

 

Ingredients:

  • Crisp green tart apples – 3 x large
  • I sheet puff pastry
  • Butter or dairy free spread 80 gm 
  • Sugar – caster 200g
  • Half lemon (optional)
  • Small- medium oven proof pan (20cm)

Serves 4

It is essential that your apples are tart, crisp and fresh. Floury soft apples may not lead to success and will fall apart too early or even melt into apple sauce.

We use puff pastry because we want it light, and to cook quickly

The pan is also key, you need an oven proof pan. We use a cast iron skillet – it’s shallow, and it heats quickly and evenly. It’s a real chef’s pan that is also inexpensive.

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 200 – 220 c
  • Grease your pan liberally with butter, including the sides of the pan
  • Cover your pan with a thick layer of sugar, and then dollop on the extra butter – in slices.
  • Meanwhile peel and slice the apples – around 3 cm slices or wedges. We want our apple slice to be thick enough to hold in the cooking process, so they will not fall apart.
  • Add your apples, in your best decoration if you like, (another good job for kids) swirl apples around the pan as tightly as you can.  Sprinkle a little more sugar over the top if you wish, and a squeeze of lemon.
  • Cover your apples with a sheet of puff pastry, and tuck in around the edge.
  • Make sure you glaze the pastry well, we used a dairy free spread and milk – any spread, and any type of milk you can use is ok. You could also use an egg wash. But we do need a glaze of some sort to ensure our pastry cooks quickly, before the apples are overdone.
  • Now whizz your tart into your very hot oven on the top shelf, for around 20-25 minutes. Keep a close eye on it though and as soon as your pastry is browned and cooked remove from oven. And allow to sit for a few minutes on the warm stove top.
  • Place a plate on top. And flip. There may be a few apples stuck to the pan, if so, add them back to your tart. The top should be a little bit jammy, this is the caramelisation that you should see on the bottom of the pan. If there is any excess liquid drizzle over the top, and it will start to “set” like a jam.

Serve warm!

Enjoy with cream or vanilla ice-cream/ yoghurt if you wish. I think it does very well on it’s own! 

Such an easy dessert that can impress, without spending hours in the kitchen, you can make something the looks and tastes amazing! So easy So yum!


Allergies & Birthday Parties February 24, 2018 13:34

 

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So, your food allergic child is invited to birthday party, while part of you is elated for your child, secretly the dread in your stomach starts to stir, will it be safe? Will your child feel different?

The first stage of party invitations can seem daunting when you live with food allergies. Children’s parties are exciting, and are a great way for your child to feel part of their peer group and foster friendships.  We all want our children to be included in the party fun, just like every other child. Here are some tips to help tackle parties, and the first few years of school, when it sometimes seems there are parties every other week.


Honey Soy Chicken February 1, 2018 14:37

This sticky chicken recipe is the perfect make at home, Asian style stir fry. YES you can do it! This chicken stir fry recipe is soooo easy to make. If you are avoiding Asian restaurants due to allergies, this might be the recipe for you! 

 

This is a great dish that’s light on ingredients, big on taste. Simple recipes often are the best when you live with food allergies. 

There is no need to add any flour in this "at home take-out" Chinese style stir-fry, as the honey works to make a thick glistening glaze.

The added carrot also makes a great sweetener, while the ginger adds a little spice and depth. 

Definitely one for the whole family. An ideal quick week-night meal.

Ingredients:

6 x chicken thighs (skinned and filleted)

Fresh ginger (4 cm piece) 

Soy sauce or tamari 

Runny honey

 

Method:

Dice the chicken quite small, around 1-2cm.  This really makes the dish. Small pieces of meat can sometimes be a helpful way to encourage to children to eat meat too.  And it makes the cooking process even quicker, great for a quick feed during the week. 

Coat the meat with 1 x table spoon of your chosen soy sauce and 1 x tbsp honey. Only a light coat is needed, no need to drown the meat. This will assist in the processing of frying too. 

Marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (if time permits). This process helps to soften the meat, and tenderise, but it's not essential.

Meanwhile, very finely dice your ginger, should be around at least one table spoon.

Next, julienne your carrots like matchsticks.

Ready to go

Heat the pan or wok until very hot. Add one tablespoon of vegetable or other cooking oil.

Add your meat, and keep the heat on HIGH. Toss and stir as you go.

Key tip: don't overcrowd the pan, depending on your portions and the size of your wok, you will need to cook in batches. 

Add another 1 x  tbsp soy 

Add further soy sauce if pan is too dry, no more than around 1 tbsp.

Keep tossing your wok, every so often, only so that the meat does not blacken and char and cooks evenly.

When the meat is cooked through, add 2 x table spoons of honey. Toss and continue to cook.

You should now be seeing the yummy caramelising process, as your honey bubbles up. Continue on the high heat, and allow to reduce and thicken. 

 

 

 

It’s important to add the honey right towards the end, otherwise your meat will burn. And, can lose some of it's sweetness if you add it too early.

Key tip: the caramelisation must be towards the end, when the meat is cooked.

After two to three minutes, add your carrot just at the very before you turn the heat off. 

 

Your chicken should be glazed, sticky and ready to devour! 

Serve with your favourite rice. 

You can modify as you like with additional ginger, or chilli for a spicy version. 

 Enjoy! 

 

 

Recipe by Antony Alder


Maki Sushi - Simple Sushi Recipe January 16, 2018 14:03

It's easy to make your own sushi rolls at home. A delicious, healthy and easy snack to make with kids.  Freshly made sushi is the best hands down.

This is such a great recipe for kids in the kitchen. We love encouraging children with food allergies and special diets to be involved in the kitchen, great for confidence building and helping your child make positive connections with food. recipe here


Allergy Friendly & Unique Holiday Gift Ideas November 9, 2017 09:58

Do you love someone with food allergies? Allergy Punk offers a great selection of unique gift ideas that would make a beautiful gift to someone with food allergies, asthma or coeliac disease.   We have a range of Apparel, Books, Travel items and Cosmetics that would make perfect stocking fillers, or helpful items to pack for your summer holiday.


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Thai’s Guide to Being Food Allergy Smart – Parent Guide October 24, 2017 17:16

Are you looking for an easy, beginners guide to living well with Food Allergies?


Thai’s Guide to Being Food Allergy Smart – Parent Guide, is the latest in the My Food Allergy Series, featuring the lovable character Thai, who helps children with allergies learn how to be safe and also feel included. 

Now, we as parents can be informed and delighted with Thai’s Guide to Being Food Allergy Smart –...

Briam - delicious Greek vegetable bake August 26, 2017 16:55

Easy Sunday night comfort food! This delicious Greek style vegetable bake could be the most delicious roasted vegetables you have ever tried!



This recipe is an adaption of Briam, the Greek style vegetable bake and similar to the French Ratatouille or Italian Caponata. 


A perfect homage to the Vegetable – love the tomato! As it’s a time when many of us could use a boost of vitamin C to get us through...

Delicious Dumplings July 29, 2017 14:23

Goyza dumplings

 

... nom nom nom

 


Delicious Dumplings - Secret Chef recipe 

 



 
Easy as, steamed dumplings! Perfect for a cold winter day. 
Popular with children, and a fantastic cooking activity for keen young chefs too! 

 

We are making steamed dumplings here. 
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Simone Albert - Food Allergy Mum Interview Series May 20, 2017 17:28

Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.
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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.



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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017

Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.
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Mel Happ - Food Allergy Mum Interview Series May 16, 2017 19:04

Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

Australia has the unfortunate title of "Food Allergy Capital of the World"....

Grace O'Neill - Food Allergy Mum Interview Series May 16, 2017 10:55

Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

Australia has the unfortunate title of "Food Allergy Capital of the World"....

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Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017

Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. One in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates. 


Australia has the unfortunate title of "Food Allergy Capital of the...

Sarah Gray - Food Allergy Mum Interview Series May 14, 2017 12:31

Food Allergy Week May 14-20, 2017


Australian children have the highest recorded rate of food allergies in the world. Onein 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy. As, Food Allergy Week coincides with Mother's Day this year we are highlighting the awesome work of Aussie Food Allergy mums and advocates.

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Lazy Lentil Burgers May 8, 2017 10:51

These Lazy Lentil burgers are a delicious, easy Sunday comfort food.

 Dairy Free, Nut Free , Egg Free, Vegan

 

Perfect for lunch box left overs too!
Let's face it, many of us don’t always feel like cooking, even though if you live with food allergies or coeliac disease, you often find you need to cook a lot more meals from scratch.

 

These Lazy lentil burgers are simple, healthy and easy to make with little...

Have you seen our Valentines Day Giveaway? January 28, 2017 14:05


We are sharing the love with a beautiful gift pack of Kiss Freely cosmetics
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Back to school with food allergies January 18, 2017 11:12


Sending your child off to school with serious food allergies can be daunting and stressful. Having a good risk minimisation plan in place and building communication with your child’s school can make a big difference.

Make sure inclusion is a part of the plan. A good health care plan will consider the emotional side of food allergies such as anxiety as well as preventing discrimination and exclusion...

Allergy Friendly gift ideas December 8, 2016 13:37

Do you love someone with food allergies?

Check out our fantastic Christmas and holiday ideas

We know the Holidays can be stressful, that is why we are also offering Free gift wrapping PLUS Express Shipping!  


Christmas Cuties - for boys and girls
Have you seen our gorgeous range of Allergy awareness t-shirts? 

Designed to help your little ones have a magical and safe Christmas. Let our little Rudolph...

Boo! Stay safe this Halloween with allergy kids October 22, 2016 15:11

Do you go trick or treating with your allergic or coeliac child? Have you heard of the Switch Witch?

Halloween has become a popular child friendly night for some communities, a chance to dress up and catch up for some fun with people in your neighbourhood.

But how can you include your allergic child while focusing on safety?

Last year our family discovered the "Switch Witch". We love Santa, the Tooth...

Interview with Kiss Freely creator, Jennifer Kurko October 3, 2016 09:38

Kiss Freely is an exciting cosmetics range, designed for and by a family with food allergies.  Free from the top 8 food allergens, but also free from some other common allergens (sesame, shea butter, coconut, avocado, and mango). Kiss Freely is now launching in Australia.



  

How did you come up with the idea for Kiss Freely? Was there a catalyst or inspiration?


I kissed my daughter on the cheek one...

Jam Surprise Cakes September 8, 2016 10:47

These Jam Surprise cakes with jammy fruit inside are easy, quick and fun to make … and devour!  Perfect for when friends are around for afternoon tea! This easy recipe is definitely one you can also make with children. Most of the ingredients are adjustable depending on your allergies. Great breakfast muffin/cake when you are on the go, for children’s lunchboxes or easy snack.




Jam surprise cakes


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When Sidney Came to Tea August 31, 2016 13:13

Have you ever described your allergic child as a fussy eater?  Do you find it challenging to ensure your child eats well?  What does it all mean for children with a special need such as food allergies, coeliac disease, diabetes or other health conditions?

On our first visit to the children’s dietitian at our local hospital, I was taken back when the dietitian began to glare at me as I tried to...

Minty lamb koftas August 13, 2016 09:57

These kofta meatballs are a fantastic, easy allergy friendly finger food that's simple and quick to make!  A versatile dish that is great for barbeques, canapés, lazy dinner or ideal children’s food.  As they have a soft and slightly spongy texture they are perfect for young children. The fresh mint gives a great new flavour, and is perfect with fresh lemon or lime – a great companion to any lamb...

Always carry your emergency medications wherever you go! August 9, 2016 14:27

Always carry your emergency medications wherever you go!
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Ultimate Spice Chicken April 29, 2016 11:35


Allergy friendly adaption of American chicken or Chicken Nuggets


For kids with food allergies, coeliac disease and other food related health issues, “fussy eating’ can take on another level. It’s so important to learn to love food again and extend your diet, trying new foods and recipes when you can.
For any child, meat can sometimes be one of those foods that are hard to coax... read more

Interview: Sloane Miller, Living Well with Food Allergies March 23, 2016 10:23


Interview with Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSWPsychotherapistSpecialist in Food Allergy Management

   
Photo by David Hanschuh  © copyright, and reprinted with permission of Sloane Miller, and David Hanschuh 

Sloane, you are wonderful advocate, and inspiration for the food allergic community, and show that it is possible to “live well” with food allergies. Living with food allergies can be stressful...

Is the Easter Bunny allergy Friendly? March 9, 2016 17:54






It’s that time of year when all the stores are featuring colourful, shiny, glittering displays of chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs, filled with toys or favourite children’s characters. It’s hard to miss. It’s also hard to miss that so many of these treats designed for children contain nuts and other common allergens, like dairy and egg.

One year supermarket shopping with my little man, we ran into...


Super easy chocolate balls recipe February 27, 2016 11:24




Perfect for Easter, or anytime.
These are great to make with kids. Great alternative to chocolate Easter eggs as a yummy treat for the holidays. 


Ingredients:


¾ cup cocoa 


395g tin of sweetened condensed milk or sweetened condensed coconut milk


200g  chocolate allergy friendly biscuits (approx. is fine)


Sprinkles of your choice


1 x cup desiccated coconut



Method:


Blend your biscuits until fine. (blender...

Allergy kids are awesome SALE February 20, 2016 17:09

 20% off our entire range of  allergy apparel and tees for kids   

Fun allergy alert t-shirt range, just in time for the holidays

The Easter bunny is really on his way... these cute tees are a great way to communicate and start a positive discussion about food allergies at family and friends gatherings.
Just in time for school holidays and festive celebrations.
Not only are our allergy tees too cute...

Back to school with allergies - new FUN sticker range December 7, 2015 17:05



Fun food allergy awareness stickers

New range of lunchbox stickers, ideal for playgroup, preschool or out and about. These stickers, are a fun way to approach the subject, and to promote allergy awareness. 

 


These fun and cute, vinyl waterproof stickers are a great extra allergy alert to carers and teachers. Ideal for school, childcare, kinder or playgroup. Or social gatherings.
FUN stickers that...

Food Allergy Friend, Jackie Nevard November 23, 2015 14:08

Food Allergy Friend, Jackie Nevard

Allergy awareness advocate, super mum and author of the educational series My Food Allergy Friends



 
It’s great to think that we can all be food allergy friends for children with serious allergies. You’ve shown us the way with your wonderful allergy education resources.


As we know allergies are on the rise; hospital admissions for severe allergic reactions...


Be allergy friendly this Halloween October 30, 2015 11:54



Be allergy friendly this Halloween


…Pass it on


Keep kids with allergies safe this Halloween

We all want to keep children with food allergies safe. If you are participating in trick or treating in your neighbourhood, or hosting a Halloween fun activity show you care and consider kids with allergies, coeliac, and food intolerances.







Be inclusive and keep kids safe this Halloween. If you are...

Allergy friendly and inclusive class celebrations It's as easy as 1, 2, 3... October 13, 2015 14:01



Allergy friendly and inclusive class celebrations

It's as easy as  1,   2,  3... 


 Food treats are still common in many class rooms and kinder’s today whether it’s to celebrate a birthday, or whether it’s a teacher sweet treat, fundraiser or class party.  But why risk it?

Food treats, to celebrate birthdays for instance, exclude those children who have food allergies, coeliac disease (gluten free...

Celebrate book week: Children’s literacy and allergy awareness & inclusiveness August 25, 2015 22:51

Promote allergy awareness, inclusiveness and literacy in your school or kinder
 
This book week, don’t be left out with these fantastic series of allergy books for children… including new titles.  Promote inclusiveness, allergy awareness and literacy all in one go with these great series of seriously fun and imaginative kid’s allergy books.
 
Allergy rates are on the rise. The number of Australian...

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