To the best of our knowledge, these meal ideas are suitable for MMA however the findings are changing daily. We ask that you take extra care to research, understand your body, seek the advice and assistance of a health professional, and accept full responsibility for your decision on what you prepare, eat and drink.
Potato Bake is a meal for anytime of the day to nourish the stomach, heart, soul and brain. Potato slices, onion rings and jackfruit layered in a pan. A creamy sauce of coconut milk, water, minced garlic, vegetable stock poured over. Dressed with quinoa flakes, black pepper and vegan cheese or dollops of coconut yoghurt.
(NB: avoid red algae in vegan cheese or coconut yoghurt if using).
Rub the artichoke leaves and between the leaves with a blend of herbs, salt and pepper, quinoa flakes and lemon juice. Add the flowers to the pan standing upright with over an inch of water at the base, close the lid, and sauté for an hour.
A cheeky little hack is to mash your avocado with lemon juice, then scoop the avocado to store inside the now-empty lemon until you're ready to use it on fresh salads. Prepare garden salads with a rainbow of salad vegetables: baby spinach leaves, lettuce, red and green capsicum, grated carrot, apple rings, and dress with your zesty lemon avocado sauce.
Okonomiyaki is a Japanese-inspired pancake, which can be pan-fried, baked or heated in the pie-maker. Cabbage, mushrooms, zucchini, spring onions, carrots, corn, vegan egg substitute (chia egg), hommus (chickpea, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt). Grate and blend all ingredients together. Serve, vegan mayonaise, tamari and sliced nori.
(NB: avoid red algae in tamari and mayonnaise).
Prepare a few jars in advance with diced orange, apple - green and red, mandarin slices, rockmelon and pineapple. Larger fruit pieces work best inside a jar.
Fry onions in coconut oil in a cast-iron pan until fragrant, then add diced pak choy, pre-cooked roast sweet potato, and pumpkin seeds. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, warm up pre-made soup of creamed potato, spring onion & coconut cream. Serve hot vegetables onto plate with dressing of creamed potato soup.
Soak activated walnuts for 6-8 hours. In a cast iron pan, gently fry diced onions in coconut oil or olive oil until translucent. Add sliced zucchini’s. Add dried herb blend, sea salt flakes, 2-3 small diced garlic, plus doTerra rosemary and basil oils (2-3 drops). Drain water from walnuts then pulse in food processor. Add walnuts to pan, stir through to coat with flavour until slightly browned. Add tomato paste, tinned tomato, and water to reach desired consistency. Simmer, serve with pasta.
Prepare jasmine rice (cooked in coconut milk). Roast sweet potato halves in oven. Stir-fry onion, garlic, then add diced purple cabbage, sauté with lid on for 30 minutes. In a small saucepan blend lemon juice, honey, grated ginger and olive oil, heat until just warm. Serve coconut rice with sweet potato and cover with cabbage stir-fry and sweet and sour dressing.
Fry onion in vegan ghee and coconut oil, add diced mushrooms, finely diced sweet potato (easiest in food processor), 2tbsp tomato paste, sea-salt, 3 Italian-variety garlic cloves (small) and 1/2 cup water. Simmer with lid until soft. Serve on crisp bread with diced baby spinach leaves and lemon juice.
Roast your Sweet Potato pieces until just crunchy, with fresh rosemary leaves in the baking tray. When hot, stir, then add salt and pepper. Heap sweet potato on top of fresh lettuce and tomato. Squeeze a half of lemon over the salad.
Roast pumpkin with seasoning, then transfer to pot with boiling water to simmer. With the oven still going, roast the pumpkin skins in one tray for pumpkin chips, and the pumpkin seeds in a second tray. The seeds are ready to eat when they pop like popcorn.
Rice crackers with mashed bananas, golden syrup, maca powder, pumpkin seeds. Something very simple to get the day started that can be whipped up in a few moments.
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You can check additives and thickeners are that are vegan and therefore are PRESUMED safe for MMA. However please be aware that research is currently underway - mostly patient driven - on all ingredients and factors affecting MMA symptom triggers. It is supposed that some VEGAN supplements that are marine plants are UNSAFE for MMA, such as those made with carrageenan and red-algae. If you do not understand what an ingredient is, it is safer to not consume it. Check vegan additives here. This list is managed by a private Vegan Food supplier and is not endorsed or reviewed by medical professionals or other experts involved in the diagnosis, treatment and management of MMA.
The Alpha-gal Information website is one component of the Alpha-gal Syndrome Awareness Campaign, an effort to raise both the general public’s and healthcare providers’ awareness about AGS. The website is run by individuals who have been affected by Alpha-Gal allergy (called MMA, Mammalian Meat Allergy in Australia) and is a growing, breathing, resource of all the latest patient-driven findings as well as official guidance.
Currently there are 3 avenues for being tested for MMA (Mammalian Meat Allergy) and Alpha-Gal Allergy or syndrome.
1. The primary blood test for the general mammalian meat allergy is “alpha-gal protein”. It gives you a number reading which indicates the severity of the allergy to all mammal products if ingested (and sometimes if come into contact with skin).
2. The next blood test is a specific reading of BEEF, PORK and LAMB. It defines much more specifically the rate of allergy towards each of these mammal proteins (cells, tissues and blood) and indicates if one meat category is worse than the other. This is helpful to plan for how to manage an allergic reaction if you know if it will be mild, moderate or severe.
. A third blood test reading of the IGE level gives an idea of how the body is reacting at any given time with allergies. It ranges from very low (normal) to very high (asthma towards anaphylaxis). You can get tested as soon as you think you’re having an allergic reaction to confirm it. It also can be done on a normal day to see how your body is reacting to your current environment. A higher IGE indicates you are coming into contact with allergens in your daily life. Then it’s a matter of finding out what is triggering the allergies.
If you have been bitten by a tick or have eaten a red-meat meal in the weeks following a tick bite, and you suspect you may be having a moderate or severe allergic response, seek urgent medical care. While some people can manage their symptoms safely at home, at the early stages of diagnosis it can be difficult to estimate the impact on the body. Let the GP, ambulance or hospital know that you are concerned you are having an allergic reaction and would like to be tested, as well as supported, while you have symptoms.
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There is a very good website for thorough information on this allergy and lifestyle factors to consider: https://alphagalinformation.org.
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