Recipes

Gluten Free Bread (with eczema friendly ingredients)

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Gluten Free Bread (with eczema friendly ingredients)

Who doesn't love dunking their bread into steaming hot soup or topping their toast with a tasty spread? If you are following the Eczema detox plan and also avoiding gluten, GF bread options can be a little limited as many supermarket loaves of bread can contain itch promoting ingredients.  Dairy, eggs and nuts are 3 of the most common allergy foods seen in eczema sufferers. Unfortunately, dairy and eggs are often found in store-bought, gluten-free bread. Yeast and yeast extracts are also a common ingredient as this helps the dough to rise. However yeast extracts contain high amounts of amines which...

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Green Goddess Quinoa Salad with Ocean Trout

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Green Goddess Quinoa Salad with Ocean Trout

This detoxifying, alkalising salad is a true delight and perfect to serve as a  summertime lunch or dinner. Green vegetables provide fantastic health benefits, however for those with eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions, certain green vegetables such as kale and broccoli can promote skin itching if you are sensitive to food chemicals such as salicylates, amines and MSG.  This recipe uses Eczema detox greens which are considered 'gentle' low salicylate foods that are rich in nutrients that provide many different health benefits to support healthy skin.  The health benefits: Spring onions (also known as shallots and scallions in some countries) are a part of the onion family...

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Cashew Butter

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Cashew Butter

While almond butter was crazy popular last year {along with almond meal, almond milk and almond lattes}, I think the humble cashew nut is far more tasty, creamy and versatile.  While almonds are a healthy nut that is good for the general population, they are unfortunately very rich in salicylates and amines making them largely unsuitable for people with chemical intolerances and eczema. And if you are prone to oily skin and breakouts, almonds can give you crazy teen-like acne.  This is why raw cashews are the nut-of-choice in the Eczema Detox, which is a book that features on our Eczema Life website. Note I said...

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Spiral Vegetable Tart with Creamy Vegan Sauce

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Spiral Vegetable Tart with Creamy Vegan Sauce

This healthy tart is both beautiful and delicious. Although it needs a little extra love and time for assembling, it's actually easy peasy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser. You can choose from a variety of vegetables from the Eczema Detox such as potato, sweet potato, cabbage or carrot for this recipe.  We tried a few variations and cooked two (both tarts are pictured below), however our favourite is a combination of purple, white and orange sweet potato. This combination cooked really well and provided a lovely texture and taste. We also tried a version with potatoes, sweet potato, purple cabbage and carrot...

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Sweet Potato Mash with Roasted Maple Brussels Sprouts

Sweet Potato Mash with Roasted Maple Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is a lovely side dish to accompany meat or beans. Packed with skin-loving ingredients from the Eczema Detox including sweet potato, leeks, Brussels sprouts and parsley.  The health benefits: Sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene, which can help to increase your skin's hydration and protect it from UV sun damage. Sweet potato contains moderate salicylates, so if you are sensitive to salicylates please see the notes below for low salicylate alternatives. Leeks are anti-inflammatory and alkalising which can be beneficial for those with eczema, as inflammation and excess acidity in the body can contribute to skin conditions such as eczema (along with other...

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