Archive for March, 2011
I am a big fan of Lifestyle Bakery’s products – especially the Chia Seed loaf. It is the best gluten free bread I have tasted and it doesn’t need to be toasted to be edible.
When you order online with Lifestyle Bakery the postage is free (for certain areas) but you have to buy six products at once. Therefore on my last order I decided to add in a pack of their Chia Seed Rolls. They are a quite pricey at $6.05 for four rolls, however I don’t eat bread rolls that often and therefore could justify the purchase.
The other day More >
I noticed a recipe in Good Living last week for ‘Saffron yoghurt with pistachios’ and immediately wanted to make it. I was sold by the beautiful image which showed the dessert served with fresh figs (which I can’t get enough of at the moment!).
While simple to make the dessert is very fiddly and takes a lot of time – starting with having to drain the whey off the yoghurt overnight. However it was worth the effort and enjoyed by all.
I adapted the recipe quite a bit and while I did use saffron strands I wouldn’t More >
Every Friday night from 5:30-9:30pm since 5 November (finishing this Friday night) the Civic Centre Park in North Sydney has hosted the Twilight Food Fair, a night food market with international food stalls and live music.
My work colleague and I finally got along on Friday night for dinner after work.
There were a number of food choices including dumplings, Indian, Thai and Gozleme with two dessert options (gelato and chocolate).
Both my work colleague and I chose Thai from the Span Thai stall for dinner. Not only do I love Thai but I was pretty sure they would have gluten More >
Mum and I got talking about International Day (a lot of schools get their students to bring in something that relates to their culture) last night and what she should bake to take to work. Since my Mum’s parents are from the Netherlands we started thinking about Dutch options (we decided that there are more exciting Dutch options than Kiwi).
The first thing that sprung to both our minds was Deventer Koek – a Dutch spice cake. Mum used to make this for us all the time and I started wondering whether it was possible to make it gluten free. I More >
Last Friday night my Mum asked me to go with her to listen to the jazz at Bar77 in The Grace Hotel. Bar77 only has a nibbles menu, none of which I can eat so I called out to the Twitter world for suggestions of restaurants close by. As a result of a suggestion, Mum and I went to Taglio Pizza Kitchen on York Street.
Having had a look at the menu before going I was expecting to only be able to have a salad but I was quite happy with that (you learn to love salads being gluten free).
Talgio is a cute More >
Sunday afternoon, pouring with rain, what to do? Make chicken patties for lunch!
Since I didn’t have a car and the rain was keeping me inside I decided to make some chicken patties to have with a salad. The chicken patties are really easy to make and are really yummy served with sweet chilli sauce. The chucks of the water chestnuts and macadamias give them a great texture. The patties are also very healthy as they don’t use breadcrumbs. The recipe is an adapted version of Teresa Cutter‘s chicken burgers with macadamia nut and lemon from her 80/20 cookbook. If you More >