Delicious Chocolate Hamper Christmas Giveaway -with no gluten, dairy, sugar, nuts or artificial ingredients!



Big Christmas Chocolate Giveaway (dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, sugar-free, low GI) from Sweet William

My chocolate dreams have come true!

I have been introduced to a line of yummy chocolate in 18 varieties and flavours, which are all chocolatey goodness without the nasties! And you can win a whole hamper full of treats too! (giveaway at bottom of post) Read More

The shocking secret to health and weight loss! Why don’t we know this simple rule?

Easy movements that combat RSI and sedentary lifestyle problems

Written by Nick L. Pfeffer B.EX CEPS (bio at bottom of post)

We’re sitting ourselves to DEATH

The American Journal of Epidemiology showed that men who sat for six hours or more had a 20% higher death rate than men who sat for 3hrs or less..

But, with 8 hours a day in a job, 2 hours commuting, 8 hours sleeping and a couple of hours looking after kids or tending to chores.. where do we find the time?

That question is quickly turning into a common problem, as our lives are constantly filled with even more activities which give us even less movement. However, even if you are sitting down for most of the day, and you can’t get away; there are some very important and incredibly effective ways of catering to your body’s desperate need for activity. By following my simple exercise plan you can help your body cope with the strains of sitting down.

But why is it so terribly important that we keep moving? You might be saying to yourself: ” Can you tell me something I don’t already know?”We are sitting ourselves to death - Sedetary lifestyle solutions Read More

Bubblebutt or “thutt”? The office-effect and how to curb it!

Written by Nick L. O. Pfeffer B.EX CEPS (bio at bottom of post)

Thutts galore!

I know many of you are in my shoes; you spend hours on end in sedentary jobs, and you find it hard to keep your motivation and energy up to hit the gym after a long day at work. We all feel that way from time to time.

The trouble is, a sedentary lifestyle can cause far bigger problems that a rounded waist, and the now-famous “thutt” (rather unattractive butt-meets-thigh physique arising from the all too familiar office lifestyle). Not only does lack of movement put you at far greater risk of developing serious lifestyle related illnesses in the long run; but in the short run you can and will struggle with issues relating to shortening of muscle tissue, posture problems and a chain reaction of pain throughout your body. Read More

Nigella’s Moist English Coffee Cake with Walnuts: Made Gluten-free & Dairy-Free!

Delicious English Coffee Cake with walnuts - Gluten-Free

I’m not normally much of a coffee drinker, but the smooth taste of espresso with walnutty company, all wrapped up in velvet smooth buttercream.. well who can possibly resist! Read More

Oups, I did it again. .


That feeling when you swallow a delicious big bite of food, whilst simultaneously realising that it wasn’t gluten-free at all..

I just did, and I’m experiencing the mini-panic that surges through my body once the food is eaten and pain inevitably awaits. Nothing I can do now,  just buckle up and endure the ride.

I truly cannot repeat this enough: ALWAYS READ THE LABEL, even if you have indeed eaten it a million times before, read it again. Things do change, even ingredients in your favourite chocolate bar :(

Wish me luck for the next week..

Kristine x

Can the Paleo Diet fix autoimmune disease?

Written by Nick L. Pfeffer B.EX CEPS  (bio at bottom of post)

Some claim that the paleolithic diet is the solution to a vast range of ailments; from obesity to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and even autoimmune disorders. Have they really found the answer? Read More

Thick and sticky Salted Caramel Sauce – Easy and Awesome!

The worlds best salted caramel sauce!Not much tops a deliciously thick and sticky salted caramel sauce; it is the worlds best combo of sweet and salty! My favourite thing is how it hardens ever so slightly on your ice cream, and then melts in your mouth.. yum!!

This recipe is to die for, it is just that awesome -and incredibly simple!

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The very best Lamb Shoulder with Garlic and Rosemary – Gluten free

Roast lamb shoulder with garlic and rosemary - Gluten free

Lamb is delicious all year round, but now that autumn is well and truly upon us in the Northern hemisphere, we do appreciate a hot roast even more!

This wonderful roast lamb shoulder is slow cooked in the oven in order to really lure out all the yummy flavours. The meat is so tender that it literally melts in your mouth! Read More

Gluten Free Food Tour Adelaide

Adelaide has plenty to offer gluten-free eaters!

It is said that one should eat well and travel often. I certainly do both, and I’m not alone. Read More

Crusty Gluten Free Pizza with Sundried Tomato and Panchetta + a Melon and Pineapple ANZAC Parfait

Gluten-free rustic Italian pizza with sundried tomato and panchetta“The perfect lover is one who turns
into a pizza at 4:00 am.” -Charles Pierce

…Alternatively, you can make your own pizza at 4:00 am. Or any other time for that matter! What’s stopping you if you’ve got a pack of good ready-made gluten-free pizza bases in the freezer? Read More

A wonderful gluten free mention!

Thanks to Gaynor Alder for writing this wonderful post which includes a lovely mention of The Gluten Free Lifesaver! :)

Happy Coeliac Awareness Week Australia; May this week inspire action!

Raise Coeliac Awareness - Coeliac Awareness Week 13-20th February

Tomorrow marks the start of  Coeliac Awareness Week here in Australia.
I’ve collected some fantastic tips for how you can contribute,
and you can select from a bunch of awesome banners to download
and use as you please to show your support! Read More

Gluten free, allergy-friendly and “healthier” sweets; Who can we trust?

Sweets for my sweet..

It is not always easy for children (or adults for that matter) with sensitivities and allergies to feel “normal”. A lot of our sense of belonging stems from participation in activities along with our peers, and food plays a huge role in most social gatherings. For children especially, the sense of identity and self-worth is formed hugely based on belonging, and belonging often comes from being able to do what others do, have what others have, and of course eat the same things their friends eat. Lollies are no exception, and although it may sound silly, sweets do play a big role in children’s social sphere. After all, they are a part of almost every social setting where children are involved.

So how do we give our kids lollies that make them feel included, but at the same time keep them safe? Who can we trust? Take a look at this list.. Read More

I Heart these Chocolate Covered Gluten Free Mint Slice Biscuits!

Chocolate covered mint slice biscuits

Crispy chocolate biscuits topped generously with smooth mint cream, and dipped in molten chocolate.. Oh my word!

On a day like Valentine’s there has to be chocolate, always chocolate. But because there was chocolate last year and the year before, and probably the year before that.. how do you top it this year? How do you trump something so perfectly delicious? Read More

Time for a Mid-Week Giggle!


 .. At that point I wish they literally would have to eat their words! :)

If only I could make them eat their words! ;)

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Does music make you exercise harder?

When you enter any gym or workout facility around the world you’ll probably notice the loud music that’s playing over speakers right away. Music is so common in places where people regularly work out, that a silent gym would likely feel pretty strange.

While most people just think music is there to cover the sounds of workout machines, there are actually other benefits to listening to music while you exercise. By choosing your own music and using ear-buds, you may even get considerably better results from your workout. Read More

Gluten Free Fresh Pasta; Yes, you can buy it in the shops!

Nothing beats fresh pasta. However fantastic the dry stuff is, it just doesn’t come close. Read More

Vegan, Low FODMAP, Failsafe and Gluten Free alternative to Honey!

Erykah Badu once said that “Honey isn’t really that good for you”

…and if you are vegan, low FODMAP, allergic, on a Failsafe diet, macrobiotic diet or simply under the age of 12 months, Ms. Badu is quite right. Honey has a lot of health benefits, but as with every other food, these benefits are not universal. Read More

Byron Bay Cookie Company; Gluten Free Cookies For Everyone!

Did you know..

…that if you break a cookie in half and shake it, all the calories fall out?

Well, not exactly, but it’s a really awesome thought that I like to play with whenever I feel the urge for a guilty pleasure! Read More

Time for a Mid-Week Giggle!



Buy their opinion; buy their life.

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New Year Detox Smoothie; 7 Day Delicious Breakfast De-Bloat!

Detox Smoothie; De-bloating never tasted better!

Feeling heavy after Christmas? Detox and de-bloat with the Pink Power Smoothie! Read More

Red Velvet Chocolate Mud Cake Bonanza; Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Super Quick!

I love cake!

Then again, who doesn’t love a tall, creamy, fluffy and decadent piece of heaven? If you’d care to join me, I’ll share with you my latest invention; the Red Velvet Chocolate Mud Cake!

This post contains both a recipe and a review. You can opt to use pre-mixes for this cake, or go all the way and create it from scratch. Your choice! Read More

Why Preservatives Are A Killer; Great Food Without Nasties

Preservative-free Sausages and Wine

A goodie but a nastie..

Food glorious food. We want it to smell nice, look good and last long.. but what’s the trade-off for this aesthetic perfection? Read More

Pick-Me-Up; It’s Wednesday!


Time for a mid-week Pick-Me-Up?

Gluten Free Giggles

Gluten Free Giggles (image source)

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A collection of FANTASTIC fun Gluten-Free Christmas Stories!

Sprue Stories: The Christmas Edition

In the midst of Christmas’ cross-contamination frenzy and gluten-laden temptations, Molly from “Sprue Story” puts a wonderfully humorous gluten-free twist on the old classics. I absolutely adore her creativity and talent!

Please enjoy:

Sprue Stories: The Christmas Edition.

The Very Best Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies! (dairy-free & egg-free option)

The Very Best Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies!

No Christmas without gingerbread..

 ..and a really truly great recipe is a must!

Gingerbread really is the flavour of the season. Shops are full of it, cafe’s are full of it, even your favourite coffee’s full of it these days. 

If you don’t mind I’d like to strip it back to basics. Back to my grandmas amazing and ever-perfect Christmas-only gingerbread cookies. In fact, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret; namely the very best gingerbread cookie recipe on the planet! My grandma made it with oodles of gluten of course, but I’ve deglutenefied it and I cannot tell the difference in the slightest. They are absolutely perfect! Read More

Checkerboard Snow Cake For Christmas – Gluten and Dairy-Free with Natural Colours

Let it snow, let it snow…

I love making checkerboard cakes. They look impressive but are so easy! This Snow Cake is absolutely delicious with its lemon, coconut, vanilla combo, and white chocolate flowing over the citrusy butter cream frosting! Try it, you can’t go wrong. Or can you…

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Peppernuts – A yummy gluten free take on gingerbread!

Norwegian Gingerbread called Peppernuts

We call them “Peppernøtter” which means peppernuts. They contain pepper and they’re shaped like nuts, so why not. Read More

How to know Safe from Unsafe Food Colouring

Beautiful safe food colours!

Life in Technicolor to the detriment of our health.

Food colours are tricky. Many people, kids and adults, react to colourings, and you shouldn’t let the word “natural” fool you.. Read More

Watch me build a Gluten Free Gingerbread House (and we’re giving one away!)

Cooking with Kristine - Making a Gluten Free Gingerbread House

Christmas is all about giving, and we sure are in the giving spirit here at The Gluten Free Lifesaver this December! Read More

Time for a Mid-Week Giggle!



Everyone’s adapting to their coeliac audience these days..

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The Gluten Free Lifesaver’s 1 Year Anniversary Jumbo Giveaway!!

The Gluten Free Lifesaver's Birthday Jumbo Giveaway!

The Gluten Free Lifesaver’s Birthday Jumbo Giveaway!

Thank Heavens – The Gluten Free Lifesaver is 1 year this December, and we’re celebrating by giving away a JUMBO box full of Gluten Free Goodies to our fantastic followers! Read More

Crunchy, Chewy Oat Cookies with Homemade Carob Chips (& we’re Clearing up the “Gluten in Oats” dilemma)

Chunky, chewy Gluten Free Oat Cookies with homemade Carob Buttons!

Chunky, chewy Gluten Free Oat Cookies with homemade Carob Buttons!

Hot out of the oven…! Read More

Time for a Mid-Week Giggle!


Food allergy cartoon (image source)

What are your thoughts on school regulations for common allergy foods?

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Gluten Free Gourmet Puddings, Heavenly Trifles and a Very Luxurious Giveaway!

Worlds best gluten Free Christmas pudding

Worlds best gluten Free Christmas pudding

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
-Norman Vincent Peale Read More

A Very Very Chocolate and Creamy Caramel Moment..

Gluten Free Chocolate Sauce

If there’s no chocolate in heaven, I’m not going! Read More

Pick-Me-Up; It’s Wednesday!


Can I have both?

Gluten Free Giggles on The Gluten Free Lifesaver every Wednesday

(I borrowed this image from Two Silly Sisters’ Facebook page)

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A Breathtaking Australian Storm..


Beautiful skies after the hailstorm - Gold Coast 18.11.2013

Beautiful skies after the hailstorm – Gold Coast 18.11.2013

How amazing is mother nature!

I don’t normally post on Tuesdays (because I’m busy putting together awesome Wednesday and Thursday posts for you), but something just happened that compelled me to throw a few words out there today! Read More

I Give Thanks For This Deliciously Dense Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake!

Worlds best gluten free pumpkin cake

“Thanksgiving comes, by statute, once a year.
To the honest man it comes as frequently as
the heart of gratitude will allow” -E. S. Martin Read More

Pick-Me-Up; It’s Wednesday!


Time for a mid-week Pick-Me-Up?

Gluten Free Ryan Gosling

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