charlotte eats roasted sweet potato curry
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Roasted Sweet Potato Curry

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Adapted from Donna Hay
Total Protein Count: 24 g Protein (without seed garnish)
12 Serves = 2 g Protein per serve

This weekend is Mother’s Day and as luck would have it, I’ve caught Charlotte’s cold. So as a way of nourishing myself and my family, I’ve made Roasted Sweet Potato Curry. The warmth and spice feel perfect on sore throats and is a nice alternative to the standard chicken soup. Read More

charlotte eats green gasphaco
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Green Gazpacho

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 0 g Protein (without seed garnish)
2 Serves = 0 g Protein per serve

I recently enjoyed a week of juice cleansing. I love juices so much, or my tummy does rather, I could do it all year. It actually is quite daunting to go back to solid food. So during the time between juice and solid, I have been enjoying green gazpacho.  It is perfect for summer, entertaining and is completely raw, but not boring with the jalapeno. The green version of the classic tomato gazpacho is much more FODMAP and Fructose-free friendly. Read More

charlotte eats farmers market salad
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Farmer’s Market Salad

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 0 g Protein (without protein options)
2-4 Serves = 0 g Protein per serve

I’m back to the world of blogging after a long break over the holidays. I have to apologize for my absence. We enjoyed a holiday with family overseas, followed close behind with too much stress with changes to our routines. Last month saw Charlotte begin preschool (a milestone that she is thoroughly enjoying!), a new job for my husband and a lot of work in my day job for me. As a result, cooking and blogging have taken a break. Thank you all for being so patient with me! Let’s start the new year of charlotteats.com with a raw detox salad, straight from the farmers market in Bondi. Read More

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Almond Milk

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Fructose Free

Total Protein Count: 23 g Protein – Not suitable for PKU diets
1 litre / 4 cup = 5.75 g Protein

Almond Milk is by far a better option than animal milk as it is easier on your digestive system. Once you activate the nuts, it’s even gentler on your system. After the first time I made my own Almond Milk, I couldn’t believe how easy it was and swore I would never spend money on the store bought milk again. Read More

vegan carrot layer cake charlotte eats
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Carrot Layer Cake

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 14.5 g Protein (5.2 without cream)
8 Serves = 1.8 g Protein per serve (0.6 without cream)

This cake is great for many diet sensitivities. It is free of lactose, gluten and refined sugars; low in protein and fructose, as well as being vegan. As it could suit many people, this is a crowd-pleaser and a fantastic way for kids to get some veggies (granted it is in a cake). Did I mention how easy it is to make? You can make the components the night before and quickly assemble. Read More

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Gluten-Free Muesli

Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: Not suitable for PKU diets
Serving Size = 1 cup
4 Serves

As another addition to our home-made muesli, this breakfast is both gluten and lactose free. You can adapt it easily to make it fructose free (see notes below). We love this muesli in our home! The colours make it so fresh and beautiful and the baked orange creates a lovely, zesty aroma. Read More

charlotte eats sweet potato curry
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Sweet Potato Curry

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 9.4 g Protein
4 Serves = 2.4 g Protein per serve

Vegetable-based curries are so warming in cool climates yet are still comforting at any time of year. Now that it is spring/autumn (depending on where you are) I thought this might be a good one to add; especially for those occasional rainy days.

This recipe has been adapted from an old recipe that my husband and I used to enjoy back before we had Charlotte. I was revisiting our old hand-made recipe book that we developed together as a couple, reminiscing about those early days together and looking for inspiration for charlotteats when I came across a page stained with curry. Read More

charlotte eats fried cauliflower rice
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Fried Cauliflower Rice

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 15g Protein
6 Serves = 2.5g Protein per serve

I love this recipe for fried rice because it is packed with vegetables. In the last post I wrote about Gyoza and that it was a family tradition to have it with fried rice and curry. So I have adapted another family meal to make it more suitable for PKU diets. In place of the usual rice, this dish is made with finely blended cauliflower to make the rice texture. I actually prefer this version than the rice dish because it is so much lighter. I don’t have that heavy feeling after eating. It is also quicker than the rice version. Read More

vegan gyoza charlotte eats
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Gyoza, Vegan and Pork

Vegan Gyoza

Vegan, Low Protein (PKU) and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 24.1 g Protein
40 Serves = 0.6 g Protein per 1 Gyoza

Gyoza is a family tradition that started with my Father from the time he spent in Japan. When I was growing up he cooked it nearly every weekend and definitely when guests visited. It was always the accompaniment to Japanese curry and fried rice. So when we had Charlotte, I knew this classic family dish would have to be adjusted so that she could enjoy it with us. Read More

charlotte eats vegetarian coleslaw
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Coleslaw Salad

Vegetarian, Low Protein (PKU), Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Total Protein Count: 4 g Protein
8 Serves = 0.4 g Protein per serve

So this week my husband and I tried out the Paleo diet and we both came to the conclusion that it wasn’t for us. The side effects were so strong that it was a huge warning sign that we shouldn’t be messing with an engine that is already running well. (Especially one that took years to understand!) The first meal after our Paleo-trial had to be raw. And what better way to use up the food in the fridge than by making a coleslaw? Read More