A collection of dairy and gluten free recipes and products.
There is a really awesome website in Canada, Well.ca, which has a great selection of gluten free foods and delivery is free! Whilst there is a pretty good selection of gluten free foods available at the two supermarkets in Banff there are some things I just cannot get my hands on. For these products I turn to Well.ca.
It was on Well.ca that I first discovered these Quinoa Burger Patties from GoGo – since then I noticed that they also stock them in one of the local supermarkets which is great.
The burgers are really easy to make, all you need to do More >
You know when you hear about an idea and you wish you had thought of it… well that’s exactly what I thought when I heard about Allergy Riders.
Allergy Riders is a fun and simple food labelling systems for those with dairy, gluten, egg and nut allergies as well as those who choose to eat vegan. The range consists of cupcake baking cups and food flags.
Personally, I get nervous when going to a function that they will place my ‘special’ food near everyone else’s ‘normal’ food and therefore it will get accidentally eaten before I can More >
These days it seems to be becoming trendy to go on a gluten free diet to lose weight. Now I could go on and on about how this is not a good idea however I will just say that a lot of gluten free substitutions are actually higher in fat, sugar and higher GI than their glutenous equivalents. This means that a lot of people actually put on weight when going on a gluten free diet (especially since if you are like me, every time you see something gluten free you just have to try it!).
For this reason I avoid 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 >
While in Auckland I visited Lone Star in Newmarket for dinner. My friend checked in advance and found that the gluten free dishes were labeled on the menu and others could be made gluten free.
Lone Star is a cowboy themed pub type restaurant, though it is quite a lot more expensive than your basic pub. It is dimly lit with pictures all over the walls.
There was only one gluten free item labeled 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 >