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01 December 2011 @ 01:23 pm
I created this community back in 2006 when I was having health issues that I wasn't sure how to deal with.  Back then, it was quite difficult to find recipes that dealt with such special requests.  It was maintained for a short period of time. 

I was looking for a recipe I had in storage and suddenly remembered that I was collating them here.  I log on to a whoooooole heap of abuse!  Seriously people?  Just because I don't answer questions, don't maintain the group... I deserved that?  How lovely.  Whatever inspiration I had to actually maintain this community once again, now that I have my health sorted, has gone right out the window. 

So yeah, stop messaging me.  This community is going to be deleted/set to private/whatever I can do.
18 February 2011 @ 03:48 pm
Hey, you guys.
I'm not vegan, but my best friend is.  For her birthday that's coming up, I'm going to make her a big cat shaped cake. 
The icing style that I'm doing is something like this, or this although not exactly the same.
I was wondering if you can recommend me some icing recipes that might be of the right consistency?

Thanks so much!!

20 December 2010 @ 09:43 am
Leaving the group due to constant spam that isn't being dealt with.

I've enjoyed the group for a long time, so it's sad to go. Best wishes to you all.
Feeling: annoyedannoyed
22 May 2008 @ 03:19 pm
Hi - Im new and thought I would give you a bit of history.

I myself have been diagnosed with IBS which is set off by certain foods - my doctor refuses to test me (well its my old doctor now) and literally said that i will have to find out what causes the reaction by trial and error.

My 6 month old has been partially diagnosed with a milk protein intolerance - as in doc said it sounds like one, try him on a dairy free diet and we will review him, and also refer him to a dietician.

well on the dairy free diet he has been so MUCH better, he is happier when eating, gaining weight - ok only a little bit but hey anything is better than nothing! and is generally happier. we have a check up with the original doc in a couple of weeks but have to wait another 2 months for the appointment with the dietician.

Now with him having a milk protein intolerance got me to thinking - could I have the same, as I dont drink milk I had never thought taht I could have an intolerance to it, but upon doing som research as to what foods my son could and couldnt have I was amazed at just what has milk protein!

so yeah I have gone on a dairy free/minimal dairy diet and I'm feeling much better.

does anyone have any hints/tips on a dairy free diet for babies/toddlers?
26 April 2008 @ 02:29 pm
that will use up 4 bananas and a half a container of ricotta cheese. I think they should go well together but I don't know for sure.
18 March 2008 @ 09:19 pm

I found this community when I was looking for wheat-free bread recipes and I'm really hoping that there's someone hanging around who might be interested in seeing it come back to life.

As for me, I'm cooking for a nursing momma who's little one can't tolerate wheat, soy, dairy, or peanuts. This is an improvement. Tree nuts and eggs are back on the "ok" list, and there is the possibility of trying wheat again soon. In the meantime, we've been getting pretty creative!
Feeling: curiouscurious
18 March 2007 @ 02:15 pm
Today was a huge achievement for me. For the first time in nearly a year, I had pancakes for breakfast. See, I have an allergy/intolerance to sulphites, which means that generally eggs are a big no go zone for me. So no pancakes, no mayo(except japanese, but that's another story), no slices, none of the really fun stuff that requires egg as a binder - nor indeed anything eggy at all.

And so after months & months of fruitless searching, I found a packet of No Egg while we were on our honeymoon. So today, for the first time in way too long, I was able to have pancakes.

And since I have since been able to find more of the stuff locally (turns out I should have checked in the place I thought of as the spice shop, as it's a health food shop) I can try out the recipes here that require egg. At last!

Well, so long as they don't require anything else that makes me ill. :D
07 March 2007 @ 01:30 pm
100g raw button mushrooms 12
100g raw cubed courgette  17
100g raw diced celery 7
30g  raw sliced leek 7
3 Quorn 'swedish style' meatballs roughly diced and chopped upt to whatever consistancy you want (50g) 52
1 egg white mixed with a little water and some seasoning17 (But i may use two tonight...it was yummy and made it like a pasta bake a little, helped hold the whole thing together aswell, kinda like a japanese egg dish)
1 regular tomatoe 12
70g raw aubergine 10
LOADS of spices and seaoning if its your thaang ( my bestest buds right now are curry seasoning,italian seasoning mix, paprika, malt vinegar and pepper,herbs de provencale, SALT -lo-salt-) 0

.In a oven proof pot or dish (I used my dads clear pyrex dish) combine all of the ingredients except the aubergine and tomato, and maybe a little water or broth if you want, the first time i did this it got pretty dry...the second time it was kinda wet...Wet was better...
2. In a pan of water boil the aubergine till it is softened to your taste.
3.Add aubergine to the oven dish and combine again.
4.season goop (as it will look, yo uwon't be able to see the egg white solidified etc...)
5.Slice the toatoe as thinly as you can and lay it on the top forming a little bake/crust/pie/gratin look)
6. Season for the billionth time...
7. Whack in the oven with a lid on for half an hour or more (lets face it you're not going to die if its over/under cooked) at about 200'C.

So when i got this out of the oven i was actually surprised at a) how edible it looked ( normally my food resembles animal sick/poop of some kind) and b)How BIG it was...like seriously it was similar to a family sized dish...YAY!

I served it with very lightly steamed pak choi and cabbage and it yielded so SO much!
Tonight i am thinking that instead of chopping the aubergine i may just thinly slice it and make some more layering in the dish, like par boil it and make a layer in the middle of the pyrex dish...hmmm.

One of the best things was...My dad came in Just as i had got it out of the oven and said " Oh something smells good, what have you got for dinner?"
This is coming from the man who shouts at me on a regular basis whilst making snide and horrid comments about my food " You're little anorexic meals..." etc etc.
With the boiled veg
100g cabbage 25
100g pak choi 11
PLUS the WHOLE GOD-DAMN bake...we are looking at...

=153 calories
...I thankyou

Jeez long post, up-date soon my loves....

05 March 2007 @ 04:43 pm

Nothing is better than a cupcake, except a vegan cupcake! Check out peta2’s contest to win the Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World cookbook and my interview with Isa!




Feeling: bouncybouncy
I thought this would be of interests to some of the people here, or at least the ones from the NY area that need to eat Gluten Free. The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park NY is offering a course on Gluten Free Cakes this month. After my latest encounter with making a Gluten Free cake this course would have come in handy. If I had more of a client base that needed GF cakes I would be taking this class. It would be great for someone that loves to bake, but that needs to keep things GF. I know the price is high, but having had a brother that graduated from this school I can tell you that it would be a top notch course.

Here is the link to the course description.


Please feel free to link this post to other GF communities.
28 February 2007 @ 10:52 am
I made a cake for a gal that had a gluten allergy about a week ago. They lady that ordered it sent me one of the invitations and ask me to make a cake to match it. I’m happy with the way it turned out, considering the limitations to decorator colors and other such embellishments I was faced with. I was able to use edible food markers to draw on the fondant. The fondant I had to make since I was unable to get in touch with the company that makes the Satin Ice I had on hand. I couldn’t be sure that the modified food starch listed in the ingredients was gluten free or not.

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21 February 2007 @ 03:19 pm
I've been working on building a website for gluten free vegetarians and have now got the forum aspect up and running. My plan is to build the rest of the website over the next month or so and then the forum will be one part of the site and the reast of the site will be made up of links and articles.

I am posting some of the information that will be held in articles onto the forum so visitors have some information to start with.

As far as I know there isn't another site for gluten free vegetarians, anyone know different?

Now we just need to get some traffic going and get people to start using the forum. All sites and forums start from nothing, without members on my site it will remain nothing so please support the cause and join up!

The link is http://theglutenfreevegetarian.com/forum/YaBB.pl

Thanks Everyone :)

x-posted to other gf veg communitites.
Feeling: accomplished
16 February 2007 @ 04:14 pm
Hi I’m new. Not just to this community but to Gluten Free baking too. I bake all the time, but I’m just entering into the realm of Gluten Free since being asked to make a bridal shower cake for a bride that can’t have gluten.

Has anyone here made a Gluten Free Cake from a mix before? I made one last night to test it out and it turned out ok. . . I think. Are they supposed to be a little grainy and not rise like that? I’m making the real deal for a shower cake for this weekend. The bride-to-be told me that she liked yellow cake but never has been able to find yellow cake mixes that are gluten free. She told me about a brand that she likes for making chocolate cake, but said that she would prefer yellow. I found a yellow cake mix from a different manufacturer then the chocolate one she told me about. I’ve never made any of them before and don’t know if that’s just the way they are or if it’s just that this brand is not the best. Any information on this would be helpful. Also I don’t know if the food color gels for decorating cakes or the fondant I use is gluten free. Does anyone here know? Thanks!
12 January 2007 @ 11:51 am
I have some recipes for various gluten-free foods online for anyone that wants to check them out. All are gluten-free, and some are dairy/casein free as well. The recipes include breads, pizza crusts, waffles, some desserts, main courses, and more. My wife really has a talent for gluten-free baking, and with her recipes, I lead a rather normal life even though I am GF.

Here is a link to the gluten-free recipes and baking instructions I have online. I am adding more all the time, and they are all quite good. Hope everyone enjoys them!
Note:: Cleveland
Feeling: calmcalm
28 October 2006 @ 02:36 pm
My partner just gave birth to our daughter 1 month ago today....

The baby is strictly breastfed, and has been exhibiting signs of an allergy to something in her mom's diet...so the pediatrician reccomended cutting out all soy and dairy (for starters) out of her diet.

I'm having a really hard time trying to find recipes for things that contain ABSOLUTELY no dairy or soy (or their derivitives)....

24 September 2006 @ 01:55 am
i formulated this incredibly delicious recipe myself in light of all my recently diagnosed allergies. i hope you enjoy! pass it on if you do.

easy gluten-free soy-free vegan brownies!Collapse )

x-posted to all over, apologies
04 July 2006 @ 08:09 pm
My son is allergic to eggs and milk and I happened upon a mac/cheese replacement on accident. Here it is

Rice noodles
Onion salt
Vegan Grated Topping

Make the noodles as directed
Put noodles and squash in a bowl with some water. Microwave 3 minutes. The squash will turn into a creamy orange paste (like mac and cheese)
Add onion salt and Vegan Grated Topping to taste.

Maybe this is not at all unusual or creative, but I was pretty impressed with myself. It actually tastes a bit like cheese, and even more important tastes GOOD regardless of it's resemblance to cheese.

If anyone found this useful I'd love to hear about it. My son LOVED it.
07 June 2006 @ 10:48 am
Mushroom, Bacon & Pea Risotto

A delicious winter warmer.  Something quick and easy, reheats in a flash - something to take to work.

Feeling: hungryhungry
07 June 2006 @ 10:21 am
Gluten Free Truffle Style Chocolate Cake

A thick, truffle style chocolate cake.  Not at all supposed to be light, in any sense of the word!


Feeling: hungryhungry
07 June 2006 @ 10:22 am
Chickpea & Tuna Salad

A delicious summer salad either by itself or as a side.  Perfect to pack up and take to work for lunch.

Feeling: awake
07 June 2006 @ 10:13 am
Lentil Burgers

A vegan alternative, allergy friendly and delicious!  Go quite well with Potato Rolls


Feeling: awake
Current Music: Ice Cube - Can you bounce?
07 June 2006 @ 09:59 am
Tuna Rissoles

So versatile!  Refrigerate rissoles and reheat in microwave next day for lunch/dinner.  Taste great served with a side salad or are delicious on their own with a dash of soy sauce!  Substitute tuna for tofu for vegan friendly version.


Feeling: awake
06 June 2006 @ 11:44 pm
Flourless Heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

This recipe is incredibly easy to make.  However, it calls for 6 eggs in the recipe - so if eggs aren't on your "allowed list" I suggest you get creative with the egg replacement recipe's (link to the left).

Feeling: awake
06 June 2006 @ 11:15 pm
Gluten Free Cheesecake Base

Quite an easy base to prepare and top with your favorite cheesecake recipe topping.

Feeling: awake
06 June 2006 @ 09:32 pm
Hey all :)

Just wondering if anyone has any requests?
Feeling: curiouscurious
06 June 2006 @ 07:29 pm
Thai Style Meatloaf

Delicious served hot or cold, winter or summer.  Serves 6, works perfectly with a side salad or warm side dish.

Feeling: awake
06 June 2006 @ 07:15 pm
Potato Rolls

A yummy alternative to bread - contains yeast (so double check that you can have yeast to avoid any problems).

Feeling: hungryhungry
Current Music: Jane's Addiction - Mountain Song
06 June 2006 @ 07:11 pm
Buckwheat Pancakes

Breakfast, lunch, dessert - morning or afternoon snack, panackes are simply devine.  Top with whatever your heart desires :)

Feeling: hungryhungry
Current Music: Jane's Addiction - Rock & Roll [Live]
06 June 2006 @ 06:06 pm
Chicken Casserole

A delicious winter dish, can be frozen for those lazy days.


Feeling: accomplished
Current Music: Jane's Addiction - True Nature
05 June 2006 @ 10:13 pm

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

Versatile recipe - could substitute blueberry for fresh blackberries, raspberries or mulberries.

Feeling: hungryhungry
05 June 2006 @ 09:04 pm
Summer Bean Salad

A delicious summer salad, perfect as a side dish or as something to take to work for lunch.


Feeling: hungryhungry
Current Music: Nine Inch Nails - Wish
05 June 2006 @ 08:41 pm
Sliced Polenta

Very versatile!  Fried, toasted, use it as a bread, spread with your favorite toppings.  Very simple to make - just keep stirring.


Feeling: busy
Current Music: Nine Inch Nails - 10 Miles High
05 June 2006 @ 03:10 pm
Shepherd's Pie

This Shepherd's Pie is a delicious take on the traditional dish.  The recipe requires a sauce which is not gluten free, so experiment with using some of your preferred sauces.

Prep time 45 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
Serves 6

Feeling: geeky
Current Music: Neil Young - Too Far Gone
05 June 2006 @ 12:50 pm

Chicken Risotto w/ Mushrooms & Tomatoes.

A delicious winter or summer dish.  Keeps in the fridge well.  Add extra veggies if your heart desires.

Feeling: coldcold
Current Music: Neil Young - Drive Back
05 June 2006 @ 12:19 pm
Spicy Tuna Taco's

A different take on a delicious dish, simple enough to serve to family/friends without making it too obvious it's all "you friendly".  Substitute the tabasco sauce for something else if you wish.

</strong></a>mitdasein suggested an alternative for those who don't eat fish, but eat soy - see comments at the bottom of the page.  Thanks!

Feeling: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Neil Young - Tired Eyes
05 June 2006 @ 02:14 am
Egg Replacer or Substitutes.

Regardless why you're not including eggs - be it for allergy/intolerance/lifestyle choice, it's not hard to substitute for eggs in most recipes.  The substitute used depends on the recipe it's being used in.

Failing that, if anyone has anything to add - feel free to reply. :)

Currently there are 10 egg replacer recipe's, 1 egg white replacer recipe and 1 store bought suggestion under the cut.


Feeling: busy
Current Music: Neil Young - Devil's Sidewalk
05 June 2006 @ 11:52 am
The most delicious Gluten Free Banana Bread recipe

This recipe is possibly my most popular!  I've cooked it more times than I can possibly remember.  Everyone I give it to tastes says it tastes better than most wheaty versions that they've tried.  Why not see for yourself?  I promise you won't be disappointed!!

Feeling: happyhappy
Current Music: Neil Young - The Old Laughing Lady
05 June 2006 @ 10:54 am

Wheat Free Rasberry Muffins

Makes 8 regular muffins, potential to be frozen (haven't tried yet).  Use fresh or canned rasberries.

Feeling: impressedimpressed
Current Music: Neil Young - Tonight's the night
05 June 2006 @ 10:48 am
I just wanted to say a big thanks to everyone who's joined so far.

43 watchers and 35 members in just over 36 hours.  That's way more than I was expecting, I'm thrilled!  Thanks!

Feel free to pass the word around!  I'll be updating daily with at least 3 recipes, feel free to request anything.
04 June 2006 @ 10:36 am
Greetings. I'm glad to find this community. I'm in a similar boat, being allergic/reactive to eat gluten, corn, soy, walnuts, peanuts, strawberries, fish/seafood, onions, MSG and a few other things. I pretty much cook everything I eat myself and it's nice to be reminded that I'm not the only one.

I have a question. (ok, a few questions) Can other folks post recipes here too? And if yes, are there guidelines of what they have to be free of to post here? Do they need to be formatted in a certain way or use a particular kind of measurements? And do they all need to be vegan? No problem for me if the answer is yes to vegan only. I was vegan for years and know how that works, but had to stop because I couldn't get enough protein with my allergies. I finally perfected my gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free vegan chocolate cake and would love to share.
Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

per serving - 433 calories, 16g Protein, 1g of Fat and 87g of Carbohydrates (if you stick to exact recipe - not sure about g/f)

A delicious pasta sauce - feed to the family, cook them up some normal pasta and serve yourself some gluten-free.  Can be frozen.

Feeling: busy
Current Music: Nine Inch Nails - The Great Below
04 June 2006 @ 04:10 pm
Lentil & Potato Pie

Yummy as a main dish, or the perfect side.  A delicious winter warmer or could possibly be served cold with a side salad?

Feeling: calmcalm
04 June 2006 @ 03:30 pm
Moroccan Broad Bean Puree Dip

A delicious snack served with freshly cut slices of carrot and celery, on crackers or as a butter/marg alternative (much like avacado can be) on bread.

(Note: when I say "crackers" and "bread" I mean whatever version you can have, ie: gluten free etc.)

Feeling: hungryhungry
04 June 2006 @ 03:05 pm
Vegan Friendly Vegetable Curry

A delicious winter warmer, can be frozen for an "easy meal" for lazy days.

Current Music: Blame - Korn
04 June 2006 @ 04:47 pm
hey thank you so much for doing this/creating this!!!
i'm often so low on energy i cannot be bothered creating anything tasty that i'm 'allowed' to eat...end up eating the same old things time and time again, so i look forward to reading your recipes :)
Many apologies for posting so many recipes without pictures.

I'll be updating the recipes with pictures when I go back through and make them, but anyone who has made one of the recipe's I've posted - if you wouldn't mind, would it be possible to take a picture so I could add it?  Credit will be given (of course).

Recipes look so much better when you know how they're supposed to look.

Thanks in advance, and I hope everyone finds something they really enjoy!

Feeling: productive
Current Music: Tool - Hush
Vegan friendly Choc Chip Ice Cream

Real peppermint ice cream is so hard to find these days.  Especially a version that's vegan friendly and doesn't say "may contain traces of"...


Feeling: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Frank Zappa - Willie the Pimp