Posts tagged coeliac
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 >
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!
I was meeting an old school friend for lunch while visiting Auckland for a friends wedding and came across Constant Cravings in Epsom (on the Coeliac New Zealand website). The blurb mentioned that they offer a number of gluten free options including sweet and savoury muffins, pumpkin, date, ginger & maple syrup scones, slices, friands, salads, risotto cakes, frittata, and quiches.
When I arrived I asked the ladies what was gluten free and they said everything but the sandwich. I was so excited but there were so many options it was hard to choose. In the end I decided on the pumpkin More >
With all the hot weather we have been experiencing in Sydney recently we have been trying to avoid cooking inside and using the oven too much. Therefore on Sunday we were deciding what we could cook on the BBQ for dinner.
I had a flick through my favourite cookbook at the moment, “The Gluten-free Kitchen” by Sue Shepherd, and came across these Olive and Fetta Veal Steaks. The great thing about this cookbook is that you don’t need a million and one ingredients for each recipe.
For these steaks you do need to marinate them for at least three hours so make More >
I was heading off to an Australia Day BBQ (without the BBQ) and had to take a plate. I decided to take two plates (one savory and one sweet) in the end so I was guaranteed I would have enough to eat. After raiding the cupboards I realised that I had all the ingredients in the house to make The Pastry Pantry‘s Rich Chocolate Tart, so that was my sweet dish sorted!
It was my uncles birthday and quite late in the afternoon we decided we should make a cake for him. He is also a coeliac so I searched on the internet for a quick and easy flourless chocolate cake recipe. I decided on this cake from allrecipes.com.au.
While the cake turned out rather flat (in hind-site I should have used a smaller cake tin) it got the thumbs up from everyone and was demolished very quickly. In the rush of things I forgot to take a photo of the entire cake but there is one of a slice of it below.
I made More >