Sydney put on an absolutely beautiful day yesterday for WOOP! Rolling Festival, a festival to celebrate the completion of the Bourke Street cycle way which runs from Waterloo to Woolloomooloo. The event, which was organised by the Facebook group I ♥ Sydney Bike Lanes & Cycle Ways, involved lots of food and entertainment right the way down the cycle way.
Our first drink stop of the day was at the to be completed Deus Ex Machina for a free coffee. While the shop and Deus Cafe are still under construction the team were offering free coffee’s and a couple of sweet items More >
When I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease the best advice that was given to me (thanks to my aunt) was to join my local coeliac society. After doing a bit of research about The Coeliac Society of NSW I joined straight away. One of the things that caught my eye were the events that the society run including information sessions (for newly diagnosed coeliacs, or those who wish to update their knowledge) and cooking demonstrations.
I recently attended an Italian food cooking demonstration and not only was it great to learn how to cook a number of Italian dishes gluten More >
A little while ago I did a post on quinoa porridge with banana, however I thought that I would revisit the concept of quinoa porridge for two reasons: 1) it is definitely feeling like porridge weather and 2) I have come across a bit of debate recently about whether oats are in fact gluten free or not.
I was made aware of Bob’s Red Mill a company based in Oregon who label their oats as being uncontaminated and therefore gluten free. I was interested to see this as I had always been told that oats, even when uncontaminated, aren’t gluten free. I More >
I had been eying up the french toast recipe in Teresa Cutter’s 80/20 Diet cookbook for awhile now and finally got around to making some on the weekend.
The recipe called for blueberries but unfortunately they are no longer in season so I decided on raspberry’s instead (which in the end were only a few dollars cheaper!). The second time I made this french toast I left the berry’s out altogether as they didn’t add much to the flavour (however the photo with the berry’s looks much better hence still including it).
The great thing about this french toast as you only More >
We were lucky enough to be treated to lunch at work the other day at Wi Marn Thai in Chatswood. I had been to Wi Marn Thai a number of times before and therefore knew that there were a number of gluten free options on the menu. They used to have a symbol next to each item on the menu that was, or could be made, gluten free, however they no longer do this as they say that most dishes can be made so.
I absolutely love Wi Marn Thai’s salt and pepper calamari and therefore requested this as one of the More >
All week I have been thinking about what cake I would make my Mum for Mother’s Day. I decided that it would be good to use the box of Well & Good Sponge Swiss Roll Mix that has been sitting in the pantry for a couple of months. Before I went gluten free I would never have even considered making a sponge cake (as my perception was they are quite boring), however I was intrigued to see how successful a gluten free sponge cake would be.
I decided to have a search for a cake using sponge that was a bit more More >