Archive for September, 2011
I have been living out of hostels for almost 6 weeks now and one of the great things about them is that pretty much all provide free breakfast. However this is not such a perk when you are coeliac as the free breakfast tends to consist of toast, bagels and glutenous cereals. A number of them provide fruit which is good but not quite filling enough for breakfast!
I was traveling to NZ earlier in the year and because I had chosen Air New Zealand’s seat + bag option I wasn’t going to get any food on the plane. I therefore searched the airport for morning tea (to have at the airport) and lunch (to take on the plane). I noticed that Black Tonic Espresso Bar had a selection of gluten free muffins and therefore decided on the raspberry one for morning tea. I was pleasantly surprised, it was moist and actually tasted pretty good!
I felt in safe hands when seeing this sign…
One of the first things I went looking for when traveling around the US was a bar that I could have in my handbag for when I needed a snack. I was excited to find the LARABAR range in Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s (more on these in another post!).
The LARABAR range are a blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices containing 100% whole food and no more than 2 to 9 ingredients. This means that they are all gluten free!
After trying my first LARABAR (Cherry Pie flavour) I was hooked and since then I have been attempting to try all More >
I had a packet of gluten free Freedom Foods Rice Puffs (similar to rice bubbles) in the cupboard which had been sitting there fore awhile as I didn’t know what to do with them. You see I haven’t been eating muesli for breakfast and therefore I couldn’t add them to that, and they definitely don’t fill me on their own.
Mum mentioned that she had a recipe for date, ginger and rice bubble balls so I asked her to dig it out for me.
The recipe looked great and I had all but the ginger in the house so decided More >
I have been a little slack of late – traveling around the USA staying in hostels isn’t ideal for regular blogging – however I will start to try and make it up to you.
Australia’s biggest gluten free food show, Irresistible Gluten Free Show, is on in Melbourne on the 24th and 25th September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and I have five double passes to give-away!
The show, among the usual freebies, cooking demonstrations and information, will have a macro wholefood market kitchen featuring Australian celebrity chef Tobie Puttock.
You can find out more information about the show here: http://www.glutenfreefoodshow.com.au
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