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Super Easy Caramel Plum Upside-Down Cake (Gluten-Free Lactose-Free )

Gorgeous Gluten-Free Plum Upside-Down Cake Made From Burger Buns! #glutenfree #cake

Make aΒ gluten-free upside-down cake from burger buns!

When there’s just no energy left for a bake-off, you can still get your fill with this super easy gluten-free caramel plum upside-down cake! Read More

Delicious Gluten-Free Bruschetta with Mango and Mozzarella

gluten-free mango and mozzarella bruschetta

Bruschetta with a fresh twist!

Sure, there’s nothing wrong with a good old sandwich. But don’t you sometimes get tired of that same old cheese and ham squeezed between two sorry slices of plain bread? I sure do..Β 

-And that’s why the heavens gave us bruschetta: a crispy, flavourful, fresh open sandwich, with no other mission than to fulfill your every lunchtime dream! Read More

Why Food Photography Can Make Or Break Your Blog! (+ Leith’s Food Photography Course Review)

Food blogger? Don't underestimate the importance of great photography! #foodie #foodphotography #blogger #foodblogger

Don’t Underestimate The Power of Great Food Photography

Are you a food blogger? Foodie? Food enthusiast? Most importantly; do you take photos of food?

How many times have you sat at a restaurant and swooned over the gorgeous food on the plate in front of you, only to realise that the 2D version in your camera looks like a different dish at best, or a dog’s dinner at worst.

Yes, you may have the biggest, baddest lens, the most buttons or the coolest smartphone.. but do you have what it takes to transform your lunch into an enticing promise of total deliciousness? Can you make people salivate with the click of a button? If you’re a blogger; do you think that your blog could benefit from some mouth-watering, jaw-dropping, breathtaking food photography?

Great photography might actually be the one thing that’s standing between you and the blog of your dreams! Read More

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Blueberry Vanilla Bread Pudding with Coconut!

Best ever gluten-free blueberry bread pudding with coconut and vanilla #glutenfree #celiac #coeliac  #dessert

This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free adaptable, low-FODMAP adaptable, lacto/ovo and lacto-ovo vegetarian.



A fresh, modern take on a classic

Bread pudding is a popular dessert in so many countries, but often considered a bit of a heavy and “old-fashioned” dish. I think that this wonderful, classic pudding deserves a fresh and contemporary revival!

Out go the butter and trusty old sultanas; in come the coconut cream and fresh blueberries. This gorgeous gluten-free version of bread pudding truly tastes a million miles away from your nan’s old leftover dessert, and it’s super easy to make! Read More

Gluten-free at the outdoor theatre in Regents Park, London

Gluten-free theatre in Regents ParkTheatre under the stars

Ever since one of our first dates, about 4 years ago, my husband and I have loved the outdoor theatre in Regents Park. It’s a fantastic experience, every time, and makes for a perfect date spot.

There really is nothing like watching great acting and gorgeous singing under the stars, with the whispering of the trees all around you. It truly is magical, and really adds to the show!Gluten-free burger at Regents Park open air theatre London Read More

The Top 10 Best Gluten-Free Quick Places to Eat in London

Top 10 best gluten-free places to eat quick in London!

“Tired of London, tired of life”

(quote: Tom Jones)

Out-and-about with a hungry fire in your belly is absolutely no problem for a coeliac in London!

I'm one happy coeliac in Londontown! :)

One happy coeliac in Londontown!πŸ™‚

There’s an outright ocean of choices, and no reason to go hungry. In fact, I’d say it would be hard to compete with London in terms of ease and choice! Read More

Look What I Found; Delicious Gluten-Free Salty Liquorice!

Super-salty Gluten-Free Dutch (Scandinavian) Liquorice!!

Have you been looking for gluten-free liquorice by any chance?

I recently spent a few days in Oslo (Norway) where I hosted a workshop about blogging (so much fun!), and on the way home I found something delicious (and gluten-free of course) at the airport!

As a Scandinavian, I simply cannot live without salty liquorice. Did you know that most liquorice is made using wheat flour, by the way? Oh, how I miss my Allsorts.. Read More

“Cookies and Scream” in Camden made me wanna scream -but not for more cookies

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Are you heading to Camden for a gluten-free cookie?

-Don’t bother. Read More

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

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. 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

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 foodΒ go
into my pie hole. That hole was meant for pies!” -Paula Deen Read More

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 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..


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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. Read More

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 not universal. Read More

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 go all the way and create it from scratch. Your choice! Read More

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? 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

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 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

Life is Saucy with Itha’s Gluten Free Gourmet Sauces! (Product Review)

itha's puddings and gourmet sauces review

 

Just add some sauce to your life Read More

Fast & Fantastic 3 Ingredient Gluten and Dairy Free Protein & Potassium Breakfast Pancakes!

Fast & Fantastic 3 Ingredient Gluten Free Banana Breakfast Pancakes


I want to introduce you to the worlds Best & Easiest breakfast!

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

Chemical Free Sun Protection!

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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,Β parabens, perfumes and preservatives. The big question is as always:Β how can I get broad spectrum high protection without all the gunk? Read More

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? Read More

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

gluten free gingerbreadman

‘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.. Read More

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

Easy-to-make Checkerboard Cake by The Gluten Free Lifesaver

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. Read More

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

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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. Read More

Be My Valentine : A True Treat From The Heart!

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

I D&RE say I’m in Love..!

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Brownie from D&RE cafe

Oh glory, I have found love..

In a wonderful world, far, farΒ away in my wildest dreams, I canΒ pop into a random cafe and pick anything off the menu.Β I might even have a cold beer with my meal!Β In my wildest dreams, right?

Nope. NotΒ any more! 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

Testing Triple Berry Yoghurt Rice Cakes from Table of Plenty

image..and it’s a winner!Β 

Table of Plentys yummy little sweet treats make a welcome change from the chocolate covered rice cakes that can be found most anywhere.Β Plus, I just picked them up from a petrol station! Very convenient indeed. 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 ofΒ really ratherΒ decent gluten-free products from a company called Glutafin. For no special reason other than being a newly diagnosed coeliac! Read More

Pasta, not porrige

GF pasta

Just thought I’d mentionΒ 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

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 calledΒ Bennetts of Mangawhai. 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 fiancΓ©e 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 moreΒ 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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