Easter is only a couple of days away and everywhere you go you can’t seem to escape the sight and smell of chocolate and Hot Cross Buns. The chocolate part is no problem for those who are coealic or gluten intolerant as most chocolate is gluten free (Darrell Lea have even partnered with Sweet William to produce a range that has no chance of contamination unlike the rest of Darrell Lea’s range), however when it comes to Hot Cross Buns it’s a different ball game!
What better way to spend your Sunday morning than a kayak on Sydney harbour followed by lunch and gossip at Lyne Park Cafe? Well I can tell you it doesn’t get much better!
As you may have guessed that is how I spent yesterday, a leisurely paddle followed by a delicious roast vegetable and haloumi salad and chai latte.
I pass by The Technology Park Hotel in Alexandria every day on my way to and from work and ever since it (more recently) had a makeover I have wanted to have a meal there. What made me want to go more was that someone Tweeted that they have a number of gluten free options and the food is great.
Last Friday night I convinced my Mum, even though the pub is on a busy road (Wyndham Street), that we should go and check it out. We grabbed two window seats and started with a glass of wine each.
One of my favourite things to do on a Friday and Saturday night is to meet a friend for dinner and a couple of drinks and catch up on all the goss and happenings. One of my favourite places to do this is in Glebe. Glebe, apart from being reasonably close by, is always buzzing and has a number of great restaurants with an array of cuisines, from Mexican to Turkish to Vietnamese.
This particular night I was craving Mexican and so I suggested to my friend that we head off to Baja Cantina. Unfortunately it was a popular night and 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 >
I was lucky enough to win two of Springhill Farm‘s lemon, lime and white chocolate biscuits in a Twitter competition and decided instead of being greedy I would share the biscuits around the office. I also like to do this as to get opinions of gluten free products from non ‘glutards’ (thanks to holly pop for my new favourite word!) as not having eaten gluten for about 18 months I have forgotten what ‘normal’ food is like.
Finally at morning tea time I decided it was time to get out the biscuits.
Of the four of us that tried the More >