Archive for November, 2010
I was recently introduced to the company Syndian, a company who produce completely natural products, meaning no additives, supplements, enhancers, emulsifiers, flavorings, binders, preservatives coloring or boosters! Now it wasn’t this that attracted me to their products, it was the fact that because their products are natural it means that they are gluten free. They are also vegetarian and mostly dairy free and vegan.
I stocked up on some of the burger patties and bites when I visited their factory shop in Mulgrave, NSW to store in the freezer for quick and easy More >
I had a bit of free time on the weekend and decided I wanted to do some baking. Mum suggested that I bake something that could be put in the freezer for Christmas time as she is starting to freak out a little with all the baking she has to do as we are hosting Christmas this year, and with all the family in NZ they wont be able to bring any baking with them!
I also liked this idea as it meant that it would be gluten free – as not all of the Christmas baking is going to be More >
I had always wanted to try Mamak in the city however never made it there and didn’t really fancy having to queue for hours outside. If you haven’t heard of Mamak it is a Malaysian restaurant which is renowned for having amazing food, hence the constant queue to get a seat!
I was therefore very excited to hear that Mamak was to be opening in Chatswood in Eat Street. In their own words, Eat Street is a new addition to the Chatswood eating scene, and is located at 1-5 Railway Street. To date the restaurants that have opened on ‘Eat Street’ are More >
I noticed that they use a number of labels on their food menu including gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, good carbs/good sugars, no or low fat etc. There is only one gluten free item on the menu at the Westfield Chatswood cafe (I am not sure if the menu differs at the different locations) but it sounded tasty so I decided to try it one More >
Here is a recipe that is wheat free, gluten free, low carb, high protein and low GI and still tastes amazing!
Though the recipe I took it from calls it a lasagna it is really a moussaka as it uses layers of eggplant instead of lasagna pasta sheets, making it ultra healthy.
I made it with chicken mince though you can also make it with beef mince. However, once you add the red wine, carrot and other ingredients you could almost swear that it was beef mince (as you will see in the photo below!)
I have always been skeptical about moussaka’s as I More >
For those of you with an iPhone this is a very cool app!
I often find myself out at a restaurant or reading labels in the supermarket faced with the dilemma of whether all the ingredients listed are gluten free (and never seem to be carrying The Coeliac Society’s ingredient list booklet). Up until now, I used to Google the ingredient and read up on it to see if in face it was gluten free. Now thanks to The Coeliac Society of Australia’s new ingredient list app all I have to do is go into the app, search for More >