5 Good Things about Celiac Disease

Thought I’d share this really rather cool post from Amanda at Celiac and Allergy Adventures. Read More

Mmmmm… Homemade Honey Ice Cream for Rainy Days – only 4 ingredients!

 

Amazing Homemade Honey Ice Cream with only 4 ingredients and NO added sugar!! #glutenfreeOh it’s a rough day. Fourth day of rain (which is a big deal here in the Sunshine State), bf away in (sunny!) Melbourne for work, I have a mountain of work on my desk and an even bigger mountain of washing to do. To top it off, in spite of the grey and rainy weather it is unbearably hot and muggy! It’s like all things ugly all at once.. Read More

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.

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O’Brien beer from Rebellion Brewing

So what’s the trouble with gluten?

So what’s the trouble with gluten?.

One page with all you need to know about Gluten and Coeliacs Disease.

It’s easily explained, in a handy format and full of great links!

Simply click the link above to be redirected to the page. Read More

Testing Triple Berry Yoghurt Rice Cakes from Table of Plenty

image..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. Read More

Pinterest – The Gluten Free Lifesaver’s Community Board

The Gluten Free Lifesaver on PinterestLove Pinterest? -I sure do! Read More

Seriously Moreish Healthy no-bake Raw Coconut Lime Nibbles

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Coconut Lime Nibbles

I had planned for these to be an in-between-meals protein rich treat over the next week.. but whoopsie, they disappeared rather fast. Read More

Yellow Smoothie – Sunshine and Goodness!

Yellow Smoothie - Sunshine & Goodness!

The Yellow Smootie
by  The Gluten Free Lifesaver

Nothing says bright pick-me-up like this yellow smoothie!

I’ve previously praised paw paw and its unique ability to aid digestion and to give a glutened gut a helping hand (see: Soothie Smoothie – good for a glutened gut) Once again paw paw makes an appearance in this refreshing antioxidant explosion of a smoothie. Read More

Gluten troubles, YouTube moments and a Chocoholics Daydream..

Choc Chip Marshmallow Roast Almond Gelato

Choc Chip Marshmallow Roast Almond Gelato
by Thank Heavens – The Gluten Free Lifesaver

I think gluten knows I’ve got something on.. How else can it possibly be explained that I tend to get sick just before birthdays, dinner parties, holidays and anniversaries! Read More

Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles

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A little piece of summer can do us all some good I recon, which is why I made up some watermelon popsicles yesterday! Read More

Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles

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Strawberry Yoghurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles
by Thank Heavens gluten free

Ever longed for a sweet treat but less keen on the calories? This should satisfy your cravings! Read More

Low-Fat & Luscious Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Strawberry Yoghurt Ice Cream by The Gluten Free Lifesaver

How can something so perfectly innocent taste so naughty..?

Oh but it does. This ice cream is goodness wrapped in even-better-ness! Read More

Soothie Smoothie – Good for a Glutened Gut

Soothie Smoothie - Good For Your Gut!

Paw paw smootie

As much as most people might benefit from a bit of a cleanse after the holiday festivities, a glutened gut needs an extra special dose of TLC. Read More

Really? Gluten in regular coffee? Check it out!

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(photo credits gdayindia.com.au)

Could we really be drinking gluten every day?

I’m not a fan of spreading fear, and I don’t want you choking on your coffee right now. I do however believe in making information available so that each of us can form our own opinion. And why shouldn’t gluten find its way into my coffee? After all, it does have an uncanny way of popping up in the most inconvenient of places.. Read More

Quick-Fix Scandinavian Toffee Biscuits for Gluten-Free Vegan Cookie-Lovers On The Run..

A Scandinavian Christmas classic, that is as easy to make as it is moreish!

This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, egg-free and dairy-free

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Good Bye 2012, Hello Mud Crab Tagliatelle!

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“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language,
and next year’s words await another voice.”
T.S Eliot

 

Each New Year’s Eve I seem to find myself in a remarkably different place or situation than I could have possibly foreseen the year before. Read More

Coeliac vaccine passes Phase 1 trial – Are you reaching for that donut yet?

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(photo credits: www.en.wikipedia.org)

Could this be the beginning of an easier life for us? Perhaps this is the birth of a long needed commercial interest in our condition?

Is this our miracle cure?? Read More

Make a statement with the surprisingly simple Norwegian Tower Cake – Only 3 ingredients!

photoIt comes in many shapes and sizes, and every family gives it their own twist. You can bet your bottom dollar you’ll bump into one version or another if you ever visit Norway, know a Norwegian or if you should happen to come across any Norwegian festivity.

Tower Cake looks rather impressive and tastes even better. It is however surprisingly easy to make!

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Coping with accidental exposure – How to get better faster!

You’ve been gluten’ed! -What now?

Isn’t it just the worst feeling? You know it’s coming, you know far too well how it’s gonna pan out, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to rewind it. The donut’s been eaten and punishment is on it’s way..

Gluten strikes with a hard hand, the effects are inevitable and it really does suck. There are however ways to make it easier.

Let me share with you my 5 best tips for coping and getting better faster! Read More

How YUM does this look! Getting ready to pretzel up my xmas cookie collection as we speak. Thanks Celiac Kiddo!

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bark 4Insane meaning SUPER easy to make. And to eat. We’ve gone through several batches already. Last night I found my husband pawing through the refrigerator on a search for more. Unfortunately for him I had given the rest away as gifts to Bunky’s teachers for the holidays. He looked at me suspiciously and asked if I was sure there wasn’t any left. As if I had my own secret stash.

Yes, this bark is so good it makes the most rational of men paranoid.

Go right now and check your pantry. Here’s what you’re looking for: chocolate, pretzels, candy canes. Or whatever is crunchy, salty, and sweet. That’s the beauty of this bark. You can personalize it. But you need chocolate. Chips, chunks, bar, whatever. Don’t have any? Go buy it. Now. I’ll wait.

Here is what you need, specifically, for this bark.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips…

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“Oh-so-easy” chocolate xmas no-bake nibbles

 

 

You want chocolate divinity, and you want it quick and easy? Behold, I give you bubble balls! Read More

Peppernuts – A yummy take on gingerbread

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

The Very Best Gingerbread Cookies!

 

No Christmas without gingerbread, or “pepperkake” as they’re called back home. Read More

Thumbs up to Glutafin!

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(Photo from 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! Read More

Gluten-Free “Flours” just for laughs

Coeliacs disease, the new hayfever

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(..actually, if those were GF they’d cost more than roses)

Keep a herb garden

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Keep a herb garden, it’s a very good idea. Sure the watering will drive you crazy, but you can pop out and collect fresh, flavorful herbs at any time for any meal.

I use it in hot food, salads, breads, drinks, desserts, decoration, you name it.

Not only will herbs lift the flavor of whatever you’re cooking, it will probably also lift your health. And maybe your mood. It works for me 🙂 Read More

Pasta, not porrige

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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 last.

http://www.sanremo.com.au

This is what I keep in my car

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Every GF needs a good car kit. I think so anyway.

My car kit contains the following: Read More

Going somewhere?

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I’ve fallen in love with Stayfit’s Ez-freeze line of food containers. Fresh food anywhere!  Read More

You need one!

The fantastic toaster bag

Ah the toaster bag, what a brilliant invention! I can now have toast wherever I go. Read More

Flavorful feta and mango salad w ginger dressing

 

It’s mango season in Australia, and that means an absolute abundance of flavour and variety in shops around the country. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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 lolly shop called Bennetts of Mangawhai. Read More

A Gluten-Free Survival Kit

 

 DON’T LET THE WORLD CATCH YOU OUT!

I like kits. Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m the kit Queen. Anything that comes in small sizes and that can be organized into compartments; I’m on it. Read More

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! Read More

Gluten-free sanctuary in Dubai

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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 see the “big deal” with Dubai, but I’m pretty sure that comes down to where they stay. Read More

Not impressed in Byron Bay

 

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

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 urban gem of a restaurant called the Monarch Cafe. Read More

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. Read More

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