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

    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)

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Gluten Free Food Tour Adelaide

Gluten Free Food tour of 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.

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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?

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Finally our very own Certified Gluten Free Meat Pie – HOT and Ready To Eat!! (Plus a yummy pie giveaway!)

Gluten Free HOT pie!

“I don’t want to spend my life not having good food go into my pie hole. That hole was meant for pies!” -Paula Deen

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

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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 […]

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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.

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

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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 […]

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Byron Bay Cookie Company; Gluten Free Cookies For Everyone!

Byron Bay Cookie review

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!

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

red velvet chocolate mud cake bonanza: gluten-free

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 […]

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Why Preservatives Are A Killer; Great Food Without Nasties

preservative-free failsafe sausage pub-meal

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?

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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..

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

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

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A Very Very Chocolate and Creamy Caramel Moment..

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

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Another Natural, Chemical-Free, Gluten-Free Sunscreen!

Chemical Free Sun Protection!

(image source) Sunscreen is probably the most difficult thing to find a decent natural alternative for. I’ve written a review of Invisible Zink previously, and now it’s time for another alternative. Most sunscreens, although totally necessary, contain a cocktail of chemicals, parabens, perfumes and preservatives. The big question is as always: how can I get broad spectrum […]

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All Natural, Chemical-Free, Gluten-Free Sunscreen!

Being on a complete elimination diet and living in sunny Australia poses one giant conundrum; sun protection. Most sunscreens, although totally necessary, contain a cocktail of chemicals, parabens, perfumes and preservatives. How can I get broad spectrum high protection without all the gunk?

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There’s New Gluten Free Folk in Town; Gingerbread Folk!

‘Tis the season to dream of Christmas! It may just be August, but I’ve been in quite the Christmas spirit lately. I even rented some silly x-mas movies last night, and I’m playing with the idea of heading back to Europe come snowfall..

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How to WIN with a Checkerboard Cake! (and the GABO gluten dilemma)

GABO or “Great Australian Bake Off” is sweeping over the nation with soggy sponges and crumbling cupcakes in tow. A self-raising baking frenzy is taking off like a rogue blender, and the heavily frosted pink counterpart to the much applauded Master Chef and MKR, is eagerly waiting to claim it’s 15 minutes of fame.

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TeaCupCakes, a Mad Hatter dash and Super-Cute Giveaways!

Mother-in-law popped by for a quick dinner-and-dessert visit yesterday, and I thought I’d bake something. I have become “that one who bakes”. I used the to be “that one who brings the fun” and now I bring cake. Not that cake isn’t fun. Just very different fun.

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Be My Valentine : A True Treat From The Heart!

Love love love, is said to be all you need. I however, also need chocolate..

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I D&RE say I’m in Love..!

Oh glory, I have found love.. In a wonderful world, far, far away in my wildest dreams, I can pop into a random cafe and pick anything off the menu. I might even have a cold beer with my meal! In my wildest dreams, right? Nope. Not any more!

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O’Brien Gluten Free beer

Had these delivered from Dan Murphy’s (Oz). Quite a rich premium lager, very trendy. Brewed using sorghum and millet. O’Brien beer from Rebellion Brewing

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Testing Triple Berry Yoghurt Rice Cakes from Table of Plenty

..and it’s a winner!  Table of Plentys yummy little sweet treats make a welcome change from the chocolate covered rice cakes that can be found most anywhere. Plus, I just picked them up from a petrol station! Very convenient indeed.

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Thumbs up to Glutafin!

(Photo from http://www.glutafin.co.uk) I just want to mention that back in the UK I received a lovely heaping hamper of really rather decent gluten-free products from a company called Glutafin. For no special reason other than being a newly diagnosed coeliac!

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Pasta, not porrige

Just thought I’d mention that I found a good pasta brand. I hate mushy, soggy, wet and overcooked pasta. Pasta that swells up and fills the pot, disappears through the strainer and dissolves when you try to stab at it with your fork. San Remo does it better. I really like their fettuccine. Al dente, at […]

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The worlds easiest gluten-free dessert; done in 1-2-3!

In need of a quick fix? Surprise visitors knocking on your door? Fret not, ready-made Pavlova to your rescue!

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High Tea QVB Sydney

  Oh how I love a high tea. There are few things that brighten up a weekend better than a three-tiered serving plate and a posh pot of tea. In fact few things brighten up life better than that methinks.

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Fast food joy in Sydney

  I had pretty much resigned to the fact that fast food is no longer an option. Not that I was ever a fast foodie, but it’s funny how much more appealing things become as soon as they’re off-limits.

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Hands down the best marshmallows I’ve ever tasted!

Airports (something I see a lot of) are usually a no-can-do for GF treats. In fact, travelling Sydney-Gold Coast today I couldn’t even track down GF lozenges, let alone anything edible. However, last week I had a little moment of thrill in newly renovated Auckland International, as I came across a tiny treasure of a […]

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Great Japanese in Takapuna

  All booked out on a Friday afternoon is usually a good sign. We had to sneak in between bookings, and I’m glad we did!

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Gluten-free sanctuary in Dubai

Home away from home for my fiancée and I would be the Royal Meridien Hotel in Dubai. We just can’t stop falling in love with this heavenly place and we keep returning. It is where we had our first holiday together, and it is where he eventually proposed. I’ve been told that some people don’t […]

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Not impressed in Byron Bay

  Nothing bugs me more than when self-proclaimed GF friendly restaurants fail to comply with their own promises.

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Grand service in little Pukekohe

Who’d have thought a small place like Pukekohe could whip up such a grand and worldly display of service!   My very first GF outing in “The Land of The Long White Cloud” proved a smashing hit. In the otherwise rather unpolished and rural surroundings of country town Pukekohe (south of Auckland), lies a surprisingly […]

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Amazing Gluten-Free Top-Shelf Restaurant in London

  Utter bliss would be the best way to describe NOPI, a classic contemporary top-shelf restaurant in central London that proudly features a full GF menu. No sacrifices, no compromises, just all wonderfully scrumptious food that even the pickiest taste buds can’t fault.

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