If you, your child or someone you know has an allergy – finding something to cook can get rather difficult.

90% of all food reactions are caused by merely 8 common food allergens. These are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy.

We’ve already brought you 10 delicious allergy-friendly dessert recipes for people who seem to be allergic to anything and everything. However, while it would be nice if everything in life was as sweet as desserts and we could eat them all day, everyday – part of a healthy lifestyle is balance and that balance includes balanced meals (this means you gotta eat your veggies!).

Not to worry, however, for those whose catchphrase is “I can’t eat that“, we have you sorted 8 times over with the following recipes that can be made free of the top 8 allergens and all animal products.

8 Vegan Meals That are Totally Allergy Friendly


1. Vegetable Pasta

Gone are the days when gluten-free eaters have to go on without glorious pasta dishes, gluten-free pasta can be made with beans, corn, rice or other flours and is available in most supermarkets. This dish has a beautiful summer flavour and is packed with colourful vegetables!

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2. Hot Millet Breakfast Porridge

Feeding someone or yourself and need an easy, inexpensive go-to breakfast that isn’t wheat-based cereal or oatmeal? This hot millet porridge is perfect. Although rather bland alone, it can be customised to exceed anyone’s flavour expectations and suit personal preferences accordingly.

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3. Gluten-Free Blender Pancakes

To make nut-free, use a different kind of plant-milk in place of almond milk. These pancakes are simple to make, require minimal cleaning up and are perfect for brunch or anytime during the day when you get a craving for fluffy pancakes.

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4. Kale and Root Soup

LIVEKINDLY brings you a nutritious and absolutely delicious kale and root soup that is allergen-free and made of basically just pure veggies. Plus, this soup has a rich colour and will (likely) make you feel healthier just by looking at it.

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5. Apple Cinnamon Overnight Quinoa

If it needs to be nut-free, simply use an alternate plant-milk instead such as coconut, quinoa or hemp. If you’re a fan of overnight oats or porridge but want to turn it gluten-free – this recipe is screaming your name.

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6. 30-Minute Mexican Chili

 This recipe is perfect for your ultimate weeknight vegan chili as it takes just 30 minutes to make, and it’s all made in one pot! If this dish makes you in the mood for more Mexican cuisine, take a look at the ultimate guide to eating vegan Mexican food.

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7. ‘Cheesy’ Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto

Simply sub out the cashews for extra veggies to make nut-free and boom! You have now found an epic, easy recipe for allergen-free and vegan-friendly risotto that only takes 3 minutes to cook.

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8. Extra Crispy Garlic Lime Sweet Potato Fries

You’ll immediately be making a double, if not a triple batch of these extra crispy fries that are definitely not made for sharing. When paired with the creamy, herby dipping sauce and a pop of lemon – you won’t know what phenomenon has hit your taste buds.

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