Capturing all the flavours of Autumn, these apple streusel muffins were a hit with the littles. Little man even ate half of one. I call that a win!
2 cups of Bobs red mill gluten free baking flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbl cinnamon
2 “eggs” I use bobs red milk egg replacer.
1/2 cup of vegan butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
2 apples grated, with the juice squeezed out.
For Streusel topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbl gluten free flour
1 Tbl vegan butter
Mix sugar and flour together and cut in the butter.
In a stand mixer whisk the brown sugar, vanilla and pre-mixed egg replacer until smooth. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add in the apples and stir until blended. Once blended add the flour mix. Put in pre-greased muffin pan ( I use silicone pans) and top with streusel topping. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.
An almost perfect afternoon for me!
1. Experimenting in the kitchen with these yoghurt flatbreads- dairy and gluten free, based on potato starch/flour and quinoa flour so FPIES friendly.
2. A run in the rain- no headphones, no multitasking, just me, the rain and the track!
3. Cuddles with this little guy- he has settled in so beautifully to this crazy, chaotic world and we love him so much already!
Don’t forget the allergy mum reset challenge kicks off this Sunday- link in bio. xxx
CRADLE CAP | weaning Noah was a long process. I started by dropping his day feeds, then night weaning him. That left breastfeeding during his nap, before bed and when “the sun shines” (highly recommend the book Nursies When The Sun Shines for gently weaning, found it so helpful!). From there I stopped feeding during his nap. After that I stopped feeding to sleep at night. We were left with breastmilk when waking in the morning for a few weeks before finally saying goodbye to milk. Because the whole process took a good few months, he gradually had less and less milk. I was able to see a clear correlation between less breastmilk and the onset and increase of cradle cap. Noah only ever had cradle cap as a newborn for a short period so it was a new symptom. Obviously a very strong sign of yeast overgrowth, and with Noah’s diagnosis of an arabinose overgrowth it seemed to me (and this is my speculation.. we didn’t repeat OAT test post weaning), that his overgrowth was worsening as he was having less breastmilk. Within a week or so of completely weaning his cradle cap exploded. It was thick, scaly and yellow-brown. I have heard that cradle cap can strike when candida dies off, which fits if breastmilk was feeding pathogens. But deep, deep down I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was bad news. Instead, I think breastmilk was keeping his overgrowth at bay and ceasing milk gave his overgrowth a deeper hold. I have also heard that when eating protein in excess, the body converts it to glucose. So there I was, trying my hardest to starve off candida, making it worse by removing breastmilk and leaving him with his only safe food lamb. So scary. Thank gosh it’s 95% gone after 3 months of Pickl-It fermented potato and dosa, and only 1 month at full doses of Pickl-It fermented carrot juice, beet kvass and brown/red onion brine. AND he’s having daily glucose in the form of fermented sweet potato and fermented banana. You can see in this picture there’s only a few flakes left which mostly look like dry peeling skin. This coming Saturday marks 3 months on my sauerkraut and it’s finally ready to consume. Picture me doing a little dance when I crack it open this weekend 💫💫💫
We found out a few days ago Leo can’t have gluten as well as dairy 🤦🏼♀️. This is his dinner tonight; sweet potato, avocado and red pepper mash with coconut oil mixed in. Topped with steamed salmon fillet. Drizzle avocado oil on top 😋Plenty of good fats, protein and carbs
Taking time to smell the roses with my lovely girl before the chaos of the afternoon hits. I love this kid’s spirit. She went along with her class to a father daughter ‘cook-off’ on the weekend at Our Big Kitchen in Bondi. She apparently told them all about my career in IT (aka I post stuff on FB and insta) and the Rabbi called today to talk through possible ways of getting allergy mums and kids into the kitchen for some fun and cooking and sharing community. I’m so excited at the idea. Now to make it a reality!!!
HEY ALLERGY MOMMAS...
I see you, packing that lunch EVERY DAY.
I see you writing your child’s teacher ANOTHER email.
I see you spending the extra money on groceries to get that special, safe food.
I see you hoping your child gets invited to the birthday party so they feel included but also simultaneously dreading it because that means you’ll be making yet ANOTHER batch of your own cupcakes.
I see you tirelessly making another dinner, wishing there was an easy take-out meal like others.
I see you. I feel you. I send you so much love. For the times when friends, family, church members or schools may not get it—I get it.
I’m so glad you’re here. This safe space of mine that I’ve carved out is so wonderful. I love having people who understand.
Sending love, understanding, empathy and a big fat fist bump across the Internet 👊❤️❤️❤️
Tag an allergy mom who needs to hear this.
My SIL, Aubrie Fletcher, and I are hosting this educational event on the 26th. She’s a doula and motherhood wellness coach, has a background in fitness and nutrition, and loves natural health. This will be full of GREAT info for those who are expecting, parents of any-age kids, families, or anyone who wants to boost their immune systems this winter. We will also be sharing about our favorite supplements that can help fill in these immunity gaps. Can’t wait! Message me for an invitation. ❤️ @aubrie.fletcher @my.mama.story
Little man has been complaining that his belly hurts... again, still. Sometimes I feel like our life is a never ending cycle of scopes and specialist appointments, with brief joyful moments of reprieve in-between. He was back at GI last week and his Dr. is sending him to a new allergist on the 19th. Some of his allergies are environmental and might be the reason he has been having so many flairs. EOG can be so complicated. At the start of this year Emerson could eat eggs and some nuts and in the last 3 months those got taken away too. I feel like the things he can’t eat or more than the ones he actually can.
This is what he requested for supper. Mash potatoes, bbq chicken and apples. He ate a few bites of the mash and said he was ready for bed. I’m thankful that at least he has his Neocate, which he drinks 3 times a day on good days. I know that at least is getting some nutrition through that. This disease sucks.
Jacob developed eczema at around 6 months old. It almost came out of nowhere really. We had a very happy healthy baby and then around the 6 month mark he began to develop small red dry patches on his face and body. It got worse over time spreading everywhere and the worst part was the itching. The itching was constant day and night, we had to put socks on his hands to stop him. It was pretty horrible, and I often look back at pictures of Jacob and how terrible his skin was. It was awful. Luckily we had a very good health visitor and she was quick to point out that he may have a an allergy to dairy. Jacob was bottled fed. She told us to change his formula straight away. We were prescribed nutramigen to start. We tried the new formula for about 2 weeks and there was still no difference in his skin. We then moved to Neocate formula and within about 3 weeks Jacobs skin had almost cleared. We were also under a dermatology children’s nurse, she prescribed lots of creams and that was all trial and error to start with.
Jacob still suffers with eczema, it comes up every now and again and I think it’s because he’s maybe had contact with an allergen or especially this time of year the change in weather certainly effects his skin.
One of the main reasons I have set up this page is because of the lack of support we feel we have had since finding out Jacob has allergies. We have been left very much on our own to deal with it all and no support at all. It’s been extremely lonely as you often feel you are the only one with a child with allergies. I’m hoping this page can help someone to feel a little less lonely with it all 💛
How did your child’s CMPA begin? What sort of support/ advice did you get? Please comment below or message me if you want to share your journey, it would be good to hear from you xx
Yay my Christmas vegan cashew chease has arrived from @tynechease. Took a lot of willpower to put it in the freezer instead of gobbling the lot immeditately, but I did have a sneaky taste of the truffle one and it was incredible. The majority of vegan cheese tastes of feet and disappointment, but I honestly don't feel like I'll be missing out at all with these three beauties to enjoy at Christmas. #vegantreats#dairyfree#dairyfreemama#vegancheese#nomnomnom#allergymum
It takes 2 weeks for allergens to get out of your breastmilk, right?
In this myth-busting guest post by molecular biologist Dr Trill @free.to.feed find out how long food allergens really stay in your breastmilk, why doctors still say 2 weeks, and what this means for you if you are breastfeeding a baby with food allergies.
Link in bio 🔗
Allerchic is a one man band, a soloprenuer biz & sometimes unexpected family things come up.
When I started Allerchic there was only one other online eczema & allergy shop & the prices were INSANE!!!
I was searching wet wraps for my daughter & thought how can families afford to manage eczema like this? 😳
We entered the market & believe it or not cut prices in half (Okay business wise not the greatest decision, not really making money BUT in my defence my idea was sell more at a lower profit) so I could run a business & eczema products might be cheaper for families 😍. It worked! The other biz dropped their ludicrous prices to match ours 🎉
Now I’m always asked why we don’t offer free shipping? 🤷🏼♀️Unfortunately, I honestly can’t afford to offer free shipping (yet, I say yet because that is my dream) We only charge what Australia Post charge us, I don’t charge for packing or travel (Which other businesses can do by increasing prices to offer the “Free” shipping). And because Allerchic is a one man band, sometimes family things pop up. Like my little person being diagnosed a @heartkids hiccup requiring surgery. 💙While I do my very best to make sure Allerchic keeps running (Your orders still going out, while these things happen) sometimes there are bumps in the road, like my back up packer being unavailable. 😬
I apologise for this & will always do my best to notify those affected. This is why it is SO very important that you give us an accurate email address when placing your order. This way we can keep you updated on any delay & confirm address details when you accidentally leave your house No off your postal address.
I hate spam & lord knows I don’t have time to write spam mail so rest assured you will never receive any of that junk from me!
It’s back to business for me tomorrow, but I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who supports small businesses trying to make big changes in people’s lives 👊🏼 #solopreneur#mumsinbusiness#shopsmallau#shopsmallbusiness#heartkidsaustralia#allergymom#allergymum#eczemamum#eczemamom#allergyliving#eczemalife#eczemawarrior#supportsmallbusiness#supportmumsinbusiness
As it’s my very first post here’s a little about us.
I’m Lucy mum to Jacob (3) in the photo and Grayson (4 months)
Jacob my eldest, has severe allergies. It all started at around 6 months, and it’s been a long old journey since.
Jacob is allergic to Dairy, Egg and peanuts. (Anaphylaxis to dairy and peanuts.) Managing Jacob’s allergies has been so tough and it still is, and certainly as he’s getting older brings new challenges.
I wanted to create this account to reach out to other families, to share experiences and document things we have learnt along the way!
Please leave a comment, I’d like to hear your stories/ journeys.💛
Hoping to post regularly & discuss all things openly and honestly. Thank you for reading xx
Monday is food shop delivery day in my house! 🚚
I like @ocadouk best as it seems to be the only place where I can get everything we need in one go. They have a great range of free from products.
Which is your favourite supermarket and why?
PATE | ta-da! Beef liver pate complete. Was meant to do it yesterday but forgot my beef liver needed thawing. How appetising does my food look? Haha... ugh. Don’t worry, my feed will soon be filled with delicious-looking photos of sourdough boule! Speaking of bread.. I would really like to be able to slather on some butter (or even this beef liver pate), hence why I’m getting cracking with ghee. I used goat ghee for this @jowhitton recipe as a stepping stone to getting butter back into my diet. I’m sure I’ll be totally fine but better to acclimatise my body to dairy now. Sourdough will knock me around enough as it is, better not add a load of butter back in at the same time. Looks like I’ll be adding ghee-making to my regular to-do list. This list just keeps getting bigger! Lucky I don’t eat as much anymore. With all these Pickl-it foods I’m eating less. I feel more satisfied with less food because a) I’m finally eating carbohydrates again but b) don’t worry because most of the carbohydrates are used as fuel to feed fermentation so your thighs don’t have to worry, the jar takes care of that and c) eating foods supercharged by fermentation means I get a WHOLE lot more minerals and vitamins which has me feeling so satisfied (cha-ching.. that’s me pocketing some money). I’m going to nom-nom this beef liver pate while I await my proofing basket and locally made bread cloche by Durand so I can get cracking on my sourdough starter. I might even have a fermented kale carrot stick to go with my pate 😋😋😋 #whatsnoaheating#allergies#foodallergies#allergykid#allergykids#allergymum#allergymom#leakygut#guthealth#guthealing#healing#healingwithfood#foodismedicine#picklit#fermentedfoods#fermented#fermenting#fermentation#liver#liverpate#b12#ghee#butter#todolist#sourdoughstarter#quirkycooking#yummy#tastesgreat#nomnom
The tree 🌳
Giants of this land.
Towering over all that’s here. There is strength in them, yet a soft support and nurturing for her little buddies. The birds, the creepers, the insects, the animals.
She is divine, taking her time to grow, to reach the sky, as high as she can.
She is courageous. She doesn’t stop growing for the road that was built next to her. She doesn’t stop growing for the few branches cut or fallen from her side... She grows regardless.
Watching and connecting with those that inspire to rise with her.
Rising in their divine nature, into their divine being and into their divine essence.
They do not concern themselves with any that don’t rise with them.
They simply respect that they are on a different journey.
A journey to rise no matter what, no matter what other chose to think about their journey.
They rise regardless.
Rise beauties 💖
Andy has been catching up on the F1 this evening so I thought I would rustle up Charlotte some grub for the week ahead (and freezer stash). First up were tomato and cheese pinwheels with paprika and herbs, these are a firm favourite with Charlotte and I make them with @violife_foods cheese which is dairy and soya free.
Next up were chocolate chip muffins using a recipe on the @moo_free_chocolates blog. They were made with wheat free flour, contain no dairy, egg or soya and I put moo free chocolate drops in. I love moo free chocolate, it’s so hard to find chocolate which is both dairy free and soya free and they’ve nailed it!
Finally, peanut butter and @pinkladyappleuk apple pinwheels. I haven’t made these before so hopefully it will pass the taste test! It’s important for Charlotte to have peanuts regularly as children with egg allergies and eczema are more likely to develop peanut allergies if they are not exposed to peanuts in their diet. I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate it into foods so hopefully these will be a hit! I use @meridianfoods peanut butter as it contains no nasties like palm oil and doesn’t have any added salt or sugar!
Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend 🖤 Our family day out turned into a hospital stay as my eldest daughter had another anaphylactic reaction. She's ok now 🙏🏻 Just breaks our heart every time! Allergies are not to be taken lightly!! Just wanted to say thanks so much for all the orders we've received this weekend and general love and support... always means so much 😘💖 Sharing one of the latest peices I've made for the online shop, beautiful large Abolone Shell 🐚 xxxxxxxx
I learnt this phrase from the beautiful Amy Taylor-Kabbaz @happymammawithamy.
I use it to help my over-active brain transition from work to rest. To help me quiet those thoughts that push for ‘just one more job and then I can stop’. I think as allergy mums we have so much mental chatter. So many contingency plans and searching out of danger points or mental checklists of where we are at with epipen expiry dates or safe snack stocks or spare cupcakes to send up to preschool for birthday celebrations 🎂. It’s exhausting and can get overwhelming.
If any of this sounds familiar, then I’d invite you to join the Allergy mum reset challenge.
We kick off November 18th. 5 days, 5 emails, each with a short video and clear actionable steps to help you step into a more empowered experience of this food allergy gig.
Link in bio, I’d love to see you there!!!