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Pear Chutney + Vegan Chive Dressing

Pear Chutney + Vegan Chive Dressing

Sauces, spreads, dressings and chutney....what would this world be without them. Offering a 'flavour delight' to an otherwise boring meal, sauces certainly bring flavour to a dish. But for those prone, to skin flares, they may also bring more then what we bargained for such as itchy skin, flare-ups, stomach upsets and headaches.                Many store-bought sauces contain ingredients high in itch promoting food chemicals such as salicylates, MSG and amines. Therefore, these are not an option for many following my Eczema Detox programs which exclude ingredients that have been shown in research to be quite problematic for may...

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Charred Lettuce Autumn Salad with Fish

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Charred Lettuce Autumn Salad with Fish

This tasty paleo-inspired fish dish includes a beautiful Autumn vegetable salad, paired with fresh white fish.  It's nearly Easter, and it's officially Autumn here in Australia, so we thought this colourful dish would be ideal for a special Good Friday meal (or anytime really). We have used ingredients that are featured in The Eczema Detox (check out the beautiful book here), plus sugar snap peas just because they look AMAZING in photos. Note sugar snap peas contain moderate salicylates so omit them if you are sensitive to this natural chemical. If you have read The Eczema Detox or The Eczema Diet by nutritionist Karen Fischer, you already know all about salicylates and how they...

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Carob Mylk Chocolate Bar

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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

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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

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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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