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 >
The other day a friend and I met for brunch at the Art Lounge Cafe in Coogee.
My friend very kindly checked first if I would be able to eat anything and I was excited to hear that they had gluten free bread. Having a look at the menu I couldn’t go past the salmon eggs benedict with gluten free bread. My friend also went for the salmon eggs benedict but had hers on turkish bread.
Not long after we ordered out came out breakfast.
The breakfast was presented beautifully and was very yummy. I loved how 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 >
Last month for cake day at work my colleague gave us a couple of options (of which I can’t remember) but we decided on the maple pudding. There was just one problem, my colleague had never made a gluten free version of it before. She asked me if I had a gluten free vanilla flavoured cake recipe, which I didn’t, but we both decided that using my gluten free cupcake recipe should work for the base.
My work colleague is from Quebec and she said that this cake is best if made with real maple syrup, though apparently you can’t get it More >