When diagnosed with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance your whole world is flipped upside down. No longer can you walk into a café or restaurant and order anything on the menu nor can you pick up any food product from the supermarket shelf.
Planning becomes key to your new lifestyle – researching café and restaurant menu’s online before deciding where to eat, ringing up in advance to make sure you can eat something on the menu and having your safe ingredients book in hand (and glasses if necessary!) when going to the supermarket.
To make your life easier have a read through my reviews of products, restaurants, cafes, pub food and much more!
I absolutely love Mexican food. The great thing about Mexican is that they often use corn tortilla’s and if not they usually at least have them as an option. So it is not surprising that after the first visit to Baja Cantina in Glebe, where they give you the option of corn or flour tortilla’s, I fell in love. The problem is that in the (many) times that I have been back since my first visit, all but once I have stuck to what I ordered the first time, the steak Fajitas.
But let’s take a step back for a moment. More >
As I have mentioned before there are a number of places with gluten free options in Banff, and The Elk and Oarsman Pub & Grill is no exception to this. I was very excited to find that The Elk & Oarsman actually have a separate two page (!!) gluten free menu.
I usually go to the Elk and Oarsman on a Tuesday night for steak night. The first time I went I got my steak on gluten free bread however they charged me $3 extra for this so from then on I have just asked for no bread. It’s a bit hit More >
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 >
This was another daily deal site purchase – a voucher for a meal at Sugar Lounge at Manly Beach. A couple of friends and I headed down one sunny Sydney day to indulge in some fancy food and drink (well fancier than most of my dining out choices).
First things first – cocktails! I went for the Sangria Royale which is a sangria of white wine, lychee nectar, passion fruit & mint. It was delicious and refreshing – perfect for the day.
With the voucher we got 1 entree to share, 1 main each and a dessert platter to share. For the More >
You may not be aware (although it’s hard to miss on Twitter at the moment) but Domino’s USA have released a YouTube video announcing a gluten free crust suitable for those with gluten sensitivity.
Now you will notice I said gluten sensitivity not celiac disease and that is because on the video they have a rather large disclaimer….
I have been reading the debate on Twitter over the last couple of days and finally watched the Domino’s video to make up my own mind.
Many people believe that this is just a money money ploy by Domino’s and they were stupid to make a More >
As with the spatchcock I received from Game Farm I wanted to make something simple with the Qual breast fillets I recieved from them. When you are cooking with such good quality meat it seems a shame to drown out it’s flavour with overpowering sauces. I therefore decided on the quail breast fillets with pasta, chilli, fresh herbs and olive oil recipe, once again from Game Farm’s website.
This dish was probably my favourite of all three that I cooked with Game Farm meat. Firstly it was easy to cook with as it was just the breast fillets but also because More >