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If you’ve seen some of my recent posts then you will know that I am now the official food blogger for the Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy Support Charity. CMPA Support are a wonderful charity; their aims are to raise awareness of the allergy at all levels, so that future generations of CMPA babies (& their families) shouldn’t have to suffer; and to provide information, support and practical advice to parents/carers at whichever stage of the CMPA journey they are on. You can find CMPA Support on Facebook and join one of their many Facebook support groups. I publish one food related blog post per week on behalf of CMPA Support and I am very excited to be a part of such an amazing charity.
If you are familiar with this blog and my recent recipes then you’ll notice that some weeks we have been avoiding egg in my sons diet and then some weeks we have reintroduced it, well it turns out I can now confirm the culprit wasn’t egg at all it’s gluten 🙁 I am absolutely devastated but as always I am remaining positive and convincing myself that he’ll outgrow this gluten intolerance. Very few of our main meals contain gluten but I am now having to adapt the one’s that do, something we often eat in our house is cottage pie and I used to use brown sauce and worcester sauce in it but they both contain gluten. As many people with cow’s milk protein allergy have multiple allergies I thought it would be good to share my new dairy, soya, wheat & gluten free cottage pie recipe and if it is only dairy you need to avoid then you might like how I make our delicious creamy mash – recipe below.
Cottage Pie Recipe – dairy free, soya free, wheat free, egg free, gluten free.
3 tablespoons of pure sunflower oil
500g beef mince
1 onion finely chopped
2 carrots finely chopped
2 garlic cloves
2-3 tablespoons wheat & gluten free flour
200g tinned chopped tomatoes
250ml beef stock (gluten free)
1 teaspoon gravy salt
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon oregano
5 tablespoons brown sauce (gluten free)
For the mash:
1kg potatoes, peeled & chopped
4 heaped tablespoons of dairy and soya free spread
3 tablespoons dairy & soya free milk alternative (I use almond milk)
1. Boil or steam the potatoes and carrots. While they are softening heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan and fry the beef mince until browned. Set mince aside and use the rest of the oil in the frying pan to fry the onion and garlic. Return the mince to the pan and stir in the tinned tomatoes, brown sauce, parsley, basil, oregano and thyme. Dissolve gravy salt in the beef stock, add the beef stock and let simmer for around 20 minutes. Stir in the wheat and gluten free flour to thicken the gravy, add more or little flour as needed. Once the carrots are softened stir in to the beef mixture.
2. Once the potatoes are softened, place the dairy and soya free spread, milk alternative and all of the potatoes into a large mixing bowl and whisk on high with an electric whisk until you have a smooth and creamy mash.
3. Spoon meat into oven proof dish. Spoon the mash on top to cover, if you like you can sprinkle dairy and soya free cheese on top at this stage (I don’t). Heat oven to Gas mark 7/200c Fan and cook for around 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
You can freeze this recipe, I separated the left overs into little pots for my son and placed them in the freezer so I always have a meal to hand for him.
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think by commenting below or posting to our Facebook page.
Recently I have received a lot of questions on our Facebook page about the symptoms of cow’s milk protein allergy and I think it would be great if we can share our questions and support each other on this journey. I have created a group on Facebook so we all have somewhere we can discuss and support each other in regards to living with cow’s milk protein allergy. Please take the time to read the group description. It is a closed group so, only members can see and reply to posts.
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