Shopping ListThe recipes on this website were designed with Australian and New Zealand customers in mind. Where possible, we have tried to use generic ingredients, as there are some variations in brands available between countries, as well as variations in the nutritional content between different brands. If you are unsure about using a specific brand or ingredient, we recommend you discuss this with your specialist Dietitian who can assist you with selecting an appropriate ingredient that is available in your local supermarket.

Milk products

Cream – We have used two types of cream in this recipe book. You may find the name of the cream can vary between brands, however cream is categorised based on its milk fat content. So the easiest way to find the correct cream in the supermarket is to look at the fat content on the food label.

  • Thickened (35% fat) – This type of cream is thickened, and is less likely to separate or curdle. Be careful not to select the reduced fat version, which contains only 18% milk fat.
  • Double thick (48% fat) – This cream is sometimes called rich or double cream. It is a really thick cream that usually has a milk fat content of at least 48% or more.

Milk – We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However our nutritional analysis uses full cream milk with 3.5% milk fat.

Cheese – We have used three types of cheese in this recipe book:

  • Cheddar cheese (33% fat) – This type of cheese contains some carbohydrate. You can use vintage cheddar if you prefer a stronger flavour.
  • Parmesan cheese (29% fat) – This is a hard cheese with a strong flavour, so you only need to use small amounts.
  • Cream cheese (34% fat) – This is a soft cheese which is great for adding a creamy texture to dishes.

Baking products

Desiccated coconut – We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However our nutritional analysis uses a desiccated coconut with approximately 65g fat, 7g protein and 7g carbohydrate per 100g.

Almond meal  We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However, our nutritional analysis uses an almond meal with approximately 56g fat, 21g protein and 6.4g carbohydrate per 100g.

Cocoa powder In our recipes, we have used Cadbury Bournville® cocoa powder, which contains approximately 14g fat, 16g protein and 25g carbohydrate per 100g.

Custard powder We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However, our nutritional analysis uses a custard powder with approximately <1g fat, <1g protein and 86g carbohydrate per 100g.

Stuffing mix We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However our nutritional analysis uses a stuffing mix with approximately 8g fat, 6g protein and 22g carbohydrate per 100g.

Baking powder We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However, our nutritional analysis uses a baking powder with approximately <1g fat , <1g protein and 21g carbohydrate per 100g.

Curry powder We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However our nutritional analysis uses a curry powder with approximately 14g fat, 13g protein and 30g carbohydrate per 100g.

Chicken stock powder In our recipes, we have used Massel® chicken stock powder with approximately <1g fat, <1g protein and 0.4g carbohydrate per 100g.

Tomato puree We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However our nutritional analysis uses a tomato puree with approximately <1g fat, 1.5g protein and 4g carbohydrate per 100g.

Sweeteners

Liquid sweetener In our recipes, we have used Sugarless®.

Da Vinci® is a sugar free syrup in a variety of flavours, available online in Australia. Torani® is a sugar free syrup in a variety of flavours, available online in New Zealand.

Powder sweetener In our recipes, we have used Natvia®.

Vanilla Essence We have not used a specific brand in our recipes. However our nutritional analysis uses a vanilla essence with approximately 0g fat, 0g protein and 14g carbohydrate per 100g.