Make a 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
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..
-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
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
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
Theatre 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! Read More
“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!
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
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
photo from cookiesandscream.com
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!
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 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!)
“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 Read More
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..
Nothing beats fresh pasta. However fantastic the dry stuff is, it just doesn’t come close. Read More
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
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
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
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
-Norman Vincent Peale Read More
The Proof really is in the Pudding
Just add some sauce to your life Read More
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 high protection without all the gunk? Read More
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
‘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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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