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Recipe Blog: Coffee and vanilla GF, CF, low salicylate, low sugar ice cream

October31

Chris insisted I blog about our icecream tonight… and it was scrummy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fine Dining Restaurants in Yarra-Dandenong Ranges

April3

storm in a teacup by Donna WilliamsTop restaurants in the Dandenong Ranges

Honey Thai, 1678 Burwood Hwy, Belgrave, 3160
(03) 9752 6244
Wonderful Thai restaurant. Been going here for years. The staff, Darren and Jasmene, have become like family, the place is a home away from home. Food is delicious, a good range, affordable and friendly service. They’re diversity friendly, can adapt to special diets. Lovely warm atmosphere and nice authentic decor. Groups catered for. Good parking and 1 min walk from Belgrave train station.

Phi Phi Vietnamese Restaurant, shop 6/21 Main St Upwey, 3158
(03) 97544808
The best Vietnamese food in the Dandenong Ranges. Lovely owners, Kim and Philip, are gentle, warm, friendly people. Service with a smile of a wonderful range of affordable, authentic traditional Vietnamese dishes. They’re diversity friendly and can adapt to special diets. The atmosphere is gentle and easy. Groups catered for. Good parking and 2 min walk from Upwey train station.

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Low salicylate Pear wine (Perry) for those unable to have grapes

January7

gentle sml Like a large percentage of the autistic population and a large percentage of the ADHD population, I’m salicylate intolerant which means foods high in salicylates can increase asthma, give me hives, migraines and joint inflammation, suppress liver function, suppress  immunity and trigger further food and chemical allergies and associated fatigue.  High salicylate levels also make my mind race and make me anxious, distracted and hyper.

In those with salicylate intolerance, high levels commonly affect these people like cocaine might affect others and it’s not unusual to find those with salicylate intolerance diagnosed with Read the rest of this entry »

Recipe Blog: (Dec) Roasted Dandelion Coffee

November29

Weed by Donna Williams  If you get brain edema, fluid retention, liver problems, tend to inflammation, or struggle to detox, if you are sick of migraine from coffee withdrawal, find coffee keeps you up all night, or are worried about coffee dependency or its impact on anxiety states or mania, this may be the recipe for you!  And it’s high in vitamins!  And it’s GF/CF and it grows in your garden. Read the rest of this entry »

Recipe Blog: (Nov) Cauliflower and Cashew Soup

November5

Kindness by Donna Williams  This recipe is so easy.  It’s really autie-friendly to make plus it’s GF/CF and low salicylate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Recipe of the month (Oct) : Coriander Pumpkin

September30

Procrastination by Donna Williams  Chris and I developed something we came to really like – Coriander Pumpkin.  It’s GF/CF and low in salicylates as well as vegan.  Here’s the recipe Read the rest of this entry »

Recipe of the month (August) home made nut milk

August9

Mimosa by Donna Williams Nut milks are high in calcium and many other nutrients. Unlike soy milk, they do not reduce gut IgA (reduces gut immunity) and unless you have nut allergies aren’t nearly so allergenic as soy milk. Read the rest of this entry »

Recipe of the month (July) Coriander Pesto Pasta

July14

The Gadoodleborger by Donna Williams Another GF/CF low salicylate recipe this time from my fab husband Chris Samuel! Read the rest of this entry »

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Recipe of the month (June): Home made snack bars.

June16

Tantrum by Donna Williams Welcome to a new feature: recipe of the month. Read the rest of this entry »

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