Archive for February, 2011
Firstly sorry for my lack of posts recently, I am currently in Auckland, New Zealand for a friends wedding. While I am here I am also trying out a number of gluten free products, restaurants and cafe’s so stay tuned for an upcoming post!
While in Auckland I am staying with my Aunty and Uncle and because my uncle is also coeliac I have been introduced to a number of great new recipes to add to my repertoire.
These vegetable patties are really easy and they taste great – just make sure you allow enough time for cooking as you need to More >
After being diagnosed with coeliac disease one of my work collegaues at the time told me I had to visit Wafu, a Japanese restaurant Surry Hills, where the entire menu is gluten free! I had a look at their website and noticed that they have a number of policies for dining there (e.g. do not waste food, bring your own containers for take away food etc..) and also that they basically aren’t taking new customers unless you come with a member. However I noticed on their website that they have another restaurant, Matsuri, also in Surry Hills where the menu is More >
I was so excited when I found out that Well & Good, a company who make gluten free baking mixes, had a packet mix to make bagels. I used to love bagels and it was one of the foods I have missed since going gluten free. You can make a number of different types of bread from Well & Good’s Crusty Bread Mix including ciabatta, Vienna, baguettes, challah bread and of course bagels!
They are very easy to make, all you do is add oil and water to the provided yeast and bread mix. You then mix either by hand or More >
Mum had her Beach, Bach, Boat, BBQ recipe book open at this recipe for weeks and I finally got around to making it (for those non Kiwi’s reading this a bach is a holiday house and is pronounced batch).
I realised I didn’t have any gluten free pastry, however I remembered having seen a recipe in Sue Shepherd’s recipe book, ‘The Gluten-free Kitchen’ for a rice crust. I therefore dug out the cookbook and used the base of her Rice-Crusted Cheese and Bacon Quiche for the pie.
While the pie is a little fiddly to make, it is definitely worth it and More >
The other night I was craving pizza for dinner but unfortunately could not find a restaurant nearby which had a gluten free option. My friend mentioned there was a Crust Pizza around the corner and that she hadn’t eaten pizza from there before. I immediately said that she had to try it. While I only discovered Crust Pizza after going gluten free (and therefore haven’t tried their glutenous pizza) I was sure she wouldn’t be disappointed.
Not only do Crust Pizza do a gluten free base but they are highly knowledgeable on what toppings are gluten free and what aren’t. You More >
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you are still on the lookout for somewhere to eat tonight in Sydney how about trying Wolfies in The Rocks? I recently attended a one day training course at Wolfies which is situated in a historic storehouse and still boasts the old stone walls which are modernised by the lighting and other internal decorations.
We had a sit down lunch with an entree and main, which was amazing considering we were all expecting a tray of sandwiches. The specially printed menus detailed what we would be having for lunch.
I was given a gluten free More >