Archive for January, 2011
I was heading off to an Australia Day BBQ (without the BBQ) and had to take a plate. I decided to take two plates (one savory and one sweet) in the end so I was guaranteed I would have enough to eat. After raiding the cupboards I realised that I had all the ingredients in the house to make The Pastry Pantry‘s Rich Chocolate Tart, so that was my sweet dish sorted!
Now I know this may not seem post worthy, however I have always loved baked beans, especially in a toasted sandwich with cheese mmmmmmm.
For some unknown reason, when I was diagnosed with coeliac disease, I thought that I couldn’t eat baked beans. The other day though, when I was in the supermarket I thought I’d check the health food isle to see if there was such thing as gluten free baked beans. All I could see was gluten free spaghetti in a tin. Which then got me thinking, surely someone would make gluten free baked beans, right? So I walked More >
An old work colleague introduced me to Counter Burger in Crows Nest last year. At first I was reluctant to try it as I was an avid fan of Grill’d which happened to be across the road (and who offer gluten free buns for their burgers). However, I gave Counter Burger a try and have never looked back!
I love the fact that the interior reminds you of an American burger place that you would see in the movies.
When you arrive at Counter Burger they provide you with a menu order form and a pencil. The great thing More >
This recipe is a mix of a number of different recipes which I got inspiration from to create my own roast vege, chicken and haloumi salad.
It is a really easy, tasty salad and can be adapted depending on your tastes (e.g. use feta instead of haloumi).
Though, this is how you make my version of the salad:
- Cut up some fresh beetroot, capsicum, red onion, zucchini, eggplant and pumpkin and bake in the oven until the pumpkin is mushy (this adds to the flavour of the salad)
- Coat some sliced chicken breast in peri peri seasoning and fry
- Fry in a little olive oil More >
My friend had been dying to take me to Depot at Bondi Beach as we have similar tastes (apart from the fact that she is vegetarian and I am coeliac!) and she knew I would love their haloumi salad (she knows me well).
Depot is a cute little cafe on the corner of Campbell Parade and Brighton Boulevard. My friend and were lucky enough to get a seat outside and it was an absolutely beautiful day for it.
I didn’t even need to look at the menu as I already knew that the haloumi salad is what I wanted! More >
In the foreword of Sue Shepherds recipe book ‘The Gluten-free Kitchen,’ it notes that Japanese grocery stores are a great place for sourcing gluten free ingredients. When I worked in Chatswood in Sydney I was lucky enough to have two Japanese grocery stores nearby which stocked some amazingly cheap gluten free ingredients including spices and gluten free flours (one of them stocked 500g bags of rice flour for 95 cents!).