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Free From truffles for World Allergy Consciousness Week

As we’re approaching World Allergy Consciousness week, we needed to offer you a few of our baking suggestions at no cost from truffles that style scrumptious.

World Allergy Consciousness Week this yr runs between June 13 to June 19 and is an annual occasion to elevate the attention of allergic ailments and different associated medical situations.

The theme for this yr’s occasion is anaphylaxis, which as common readers to our weblog will know, could be very near our hearts, as our CEO Julianne suffers from anaphylaxis to a number of meals. Certainly she usually shares tales round this on her personal web site.

Anaphylaxis is an excessive response to venom, insect bites, meals or treatment and it typically results in a persons’ airways swelling dramatically, inflicting some victims to cease respiratory if therapy will not be rapid or very, very fast.

Nearly all of anaphylaxis circumstances are prompted meals corresponding to nuts. For those who search on-line you will notice, sadly, many tales of fatalities, both as a result of an individual doesn’t know they’ve anaphylaxis, others round them didn’t know or did know what to do, or acceptable and pressing therapy was not obtainable.

Crew Allergy Problem:

As a group, Julianne challenged us all to not eat meals containing a sure allergen for twenty-four/48 hours. She needed the group to grasp what her every day life is like, regardless that she is triggered by a number of allergic reactions corresponding to sesame seeds, peanuts, all nuts, in addition to some which can be exterior the High 14 like chickpeas and lentils.

Every group member was given completely different allergens, from the listing under, to keep away from and listed here are their reactions to that have.

The High 14 Allergens

Trudi: Allergy symptoms – Peanuts and Mustard

The most difficult half was discovering one thing to eat that I like! I all the time questioned; how do I do know if they’re made in a manufacturing unit that handles nuts? I discovered a widely known chocolate model and know they promote a product with peanut butter, nevertheless this one didn’t state that it was made in an surroundings that handles nuts, so I needed to analysis it.

Dale: Allergy symptoms – Dairy and Fish

There have been really a great deal of choices to cater for folks dwelling with my allergens (crustaceans and dairy), nevertheless, I discovered finding the ‘could comprise’ statements on pack very time consuming.

Phoebe: Allergy symptoms – Dairy and Sesame

I discovered that plenty of baguettes and sushi had sesame so I couldn’t select them. I usually like shopping for a espresso from the supermarkets nevertheless, there weren’t many dairy free choices. Additionally, plenty of sandwiches contained dairy or had ‘could comprise’ stickers, which lessened my selection. This did make me suppose a lot more durable about my meals selections.

Ellen: Allergy symptoms – Crustaceans, Gluten and Tree Nuts

When procuring with my allergic reactions, plenty of the bread had gluten and ‘could comprise nuts’ stickers, and there weren’t as many gluten free choices. I additionally discovered it arduous to seek out snacks that had been gluten free.

Josh: Allergy symptoms – Milk and Eggs

The store I visited didn’t have any choices within the meal offers that didn’t comprise milk or eggs so that’s the place I struggled essentially the most.

Allergy Problem Conclusion

This straightforward train (which Julianne challenges us to do infrequently) made us all realise how arduous it’s to reside with allergic reactions daily.

Meals selections could be very restricted, and if you happen to don’t learn the substances listing, you’re placing your self in peril. 

It additionally informs our understanding of why Julianne began Artistic Nature, as a result of it is extremely arduous to seek out snacks which can be gluten free, and sometimes nut free too! It motivates us to maintain on doing what we’re doing to assist folks like Julianne.

Why don’t you strive it with your loved ones or pals? Problem them to solely store meals which can be fully Free From 1 or extra of the High 14 Allergens. Tell us the way you all get on and if anybody actually struggled like we did!

Throughout World Allergy Week, we additionally needed to share three, free-from and nut free cake recipes utilizing Artistic Nature Baking Mixes.

All of our dairy free baking mixes are additionally free from all the High 14 Allergens and you may create scrumptious egg free cake and tremendous fast desserts.

High 3 Free From Desserts

Apple Crumble Muffins

Our gluten free Apple Crumble Muffins could be nice nut free snacks for varsity. Our dairy free baking mixes are so straightforward to bake and style so yummy.

Apple Crumble Muffins

Serves 6: Prep 5 minutes: Cook dinner 20 – 25 minutes.


  • 1 Artistic Nature Chocolate Chip Muffin Combine
  • 100g dairy free unfold
  • 2 giant bananas (or 3 flax eggs)
  • 300g vegan vanilla buttercream
  • 6tbsp crumble (comprised of your favorite free-from biscuits)
  • 6 apple slices


1. Preheat the oven to 180°c.

2. In a mixing bowl, add within the chocolate chip muffin combine, mashed bananas and dairy free unfold and blend collectively.

3. Spoon the combination into six muffin circumstances and bake for about 25 minutes, till pretty and brown on high.

4. As soon as they cool, pipe the vegan buttercream on high and place a slice of apple on every muffin and sprinkle over the crumble.

Raspberry crammed Chocolate Muffins

In order for you straightforward desserts for a crowd then these raspberry crammed nut free chocolate muffins might be proper up your road. If you understand anybody with a meals allergy then these muffins would be the excellent deal with for them.

Raspberry crammed Chocolate Muffins

Serves 6: Prep 5 minutes: Cook dinner 20 minutes


  • 1 Artistic Nature Chocolate Cake Combine
  • 110ml vegetable oil
  • 200ml your favorite plant-based milk
  • 300g vegan buttercream
  • 3 drops of crimson meals colouring
  • 6tbsp raspberry jam
  • 6 raspberries


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/400°/Fuel Mark 4

2. In a mixing bowl, combine collectively the chocolate cake combine, milk and vegetable oil till mixed.

3. Evenly spoon the batter into six muffin circumstances and pop within the oven for about 25 minutes, then take away and permit to chill earlier than icing.

4. In a bowl, combine the buttercream and crimson meals colouring to make a pink color.

5. When the muffins are cool, minimize a gap within the centre of the muffin, (retaining the cut-out cake), from high to close the underside. Then spoon within the raspberry jam, and change the cut-out cake again on high.

6. Pipe the buttercream on high and place a raspberry on every muffin.

Spiced Carrot Cake

There may be nothing higher than a slice of spiced carrot cake. Not solely is that this easy baking recipe a vegan nut free cake, however it’s additionally scrumptious and stuffed with flavour.

Spiced Carrot Cake

Serves 9: Prep 5 minutes: Cook dinner 20 – 25 minutes


  • 1 Artistic Nature Carrot Cake Combine
  • 165g grated carrot
  • 70ml vegetable oil
  • 65ml chilly water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)

2. In a big mixing bowl, add the baking combine, grated carrot, (keep in mind to maintain some grated carrot for adornment on the finish) vegetable oil, chilly water and apple cider vinegar.

3. Evenly distribute the combination between two 20cm cake tins and place within the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

4. Enable to chill for an additional 15 minutes.

5. Add your icing of selection and sprinkle a number of the leftover grated carrot on high.

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