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Carob Mylk Chocolate Bar

dairy free gluten free low salicylate vegan

Carob Mylk Chocolate Bar

I'm having a skin-friendly Easter with this new recipe ... It's nearly Easter so today we made a healthy carob chocolate bar that is low in  salicylates (the chemicals that can irritate eczema), caffeine-free, soy-free, gluten-free and dairy-free ... which is not an easy feat as there are no recipes we could follow that totally met our criteria. So we made our own, using three key ingredients ... Attempt number two was a success, and we now know that you CANNOT mix maple syrup with cocoa butter as it curdles! My son Jack has just tested this chocolate bar (and asked for more), so it has passed the 'fussy child'...

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Cashew Nut Cream Frosting

dairy free gluten free low amine low salicylate vegan

Cashew Nut Cream Frosting

  This healthy frosting recipe really surprised me as it tastes both healthy and delicious. I'm not keen on super sickly sweet icing anyway, so Katie and I have been testing ways to make a healthy frosting in time for Easter. After two failed attempts, here is recipe test number 3 ... it's a winner! Thanks Katie. {BTW, Katie works with me at the Eczema Life Clinic and she has the tough job of designing some of our recipes with our eczema-friendly ingredients list).  Tips: We use raw cashews as they are the only amine-free nuts. Note that roasted cashews contain...

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Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

dairy free gluten free low amine moderate salicylates

Healthy Red Velvet Cupcakes

The recipe is dairy-free, wheat-free and can be made egg- and gluten-free if you modify the recipe (see the notes at the end of the recipe for the instructions). The recipe makes about 10 medium-sized muffins or 6 large, as shown in our photos. Tips I always add calcium powder (Skin Friend PM) when I bake anything sweet that might be acidic because calcium and magnesium are highly alkalising and create an acid-alkaline balanced recipe. It stops me from adversely reacting to the maple syrup (I don't react to rice malt syrup as it is an alkaline sweetener). The calcium and magnesium are also good...

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Carrot & Pear Cupcakes

dairy free gluten free low amine moderate salicylates

Carrot & Pear Cupcakes

It's nearly Easter so I thought Carrot Cake would be a good recipe to revisit. I adapted this recipe from the carrot cake recipe from The Healthy Skin Diet, which I used to make all the time.  If you are following our books: This recipe is suitable for The Eczema Detox Program or The Eczema Diet, but not the FID Program (during weeks 1-4). You can access the Cashew Nut Frosting recipe here. To make this recipe gluten-free: use gluten free self raising flour instead of spelt... If using gluten-free self-raising flour, omit the baking powder from the recipe. To make an egg substitute: use...

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Papaya Beet Frozen 'Cheesecake'

dairy free moderate salicylates vegan

Papaya Beet Frozen 'Cheesecake'

  This delicious frozen dessert features skin-friendly ingredients from The Eczema Detox. You will need a non-stick cheesecake tin, preferably one with a removable base for easy removal of the frozen cheesecake when it's ready (see image, below for the cake tin we used). Our tin was 8 inches (20 cms) round.  Ingredients for the base 3/4 cup of raw cashews (not salted) 3/4 cup rolled oats (plain oatmeal) Pinch of quality sea salt 1 tablespoon tapioca flour (or spelt flour or rice flour) 2 scoops of calcium and magnesium powder (Skin Friend PM, optional) 1.5 tablespoons of real maple syrup 2 tablespoons of rice bran oil Ingredients for the filling 2 cups...

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