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Thérèse’s Story – A Real Coeliac Journey

(main image source) A while ago I received an email from a lady named Thérèse, asking me to share her story with my readers. This is not a common occurrence, but after reading about her journey I really wanted to pass it on to you guys.

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..I so wanna do this!

    I so wanna do this when a perfectly good meal is suddenly spoiled by someones thoughtlessness. I was hungry dammit..!    

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Very excited to be Blogger of the Month in “The Modern Womans Survival Guide”!

Can you believe it? I’m not sure I can! I certainly consider it a grand complement and a great privilege to be featured as Blogger Of The Month in such an acclaimed and brilliantly successful online magazine as The Modern Womans Survival Guide. I can’t believe they picked me out of all the talented and […]

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Don’t even get me started on Christmas!

  Another Wednesday, another joke -Don’t even get me started on Christmas.. Families with food allergies (and the likes) need funding in my opinion.

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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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Happy National Celiac Awareness Day USA!

Even though every day should be a celebration of celiac awareness, the official Celiac Awareness Days around the world are possibly the very best opportunity we have to help the world understand more about the disease, and push development in the right direction. Although we all do our bit to raise awareness every day by informing […]

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Laxative opinions..

  It’s that time again. Wednesday blues, when the weekend is just as far away on both ends. Hopefully this’ll get you through until tomorrows awesome post 🙂  

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Gluten Free Expo in Sydney – Come Say Hi To Me!

Come say HI to me at the Sydney Gluten Free Expo this weekend 30th/31st August! I’ll be the one in the silly (but awesome!) Thank Heavens’ T-shirt 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you! -Kristine

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Allergies On The Rise – What Can We Do & How Will It Taste?

I’ve sure learnt first hand how hard it is to find truly coeliac safe gluten free food options that are not just a substitute for something better. I’ve also discovered how incredibly chemical and processed our treats are, and just how many ingredients it seems to take to make a packaged snack. Must it really […]

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Ice Cream Sandwiches to Melt Your Heart.. and a cherry on top!

“I want to do to you what spring does to cherry trees..” (Pablo Neruda)

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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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Awesome post by Amanda: Getting Glutened – The Reality

This is info that we can’t say enough times, and the photo literally says more than a thousand words! Getting Glutened: The Reality.  

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A little birdie told me…

…that if you follow Thank Heavens on Twitter and Instagram you’ll see things that never reaches the blog. Such as instant restaurant and product tweets, really cool info that I happen to come across, and the odd picture of something awesomely glutenfree -like that insanely delicious chocolate mud cake! Tweet-tweet!

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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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I think it’s time for a popsicle..!

Sydney is pretty chilly this time of year, but I don’t mind at all!

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Celiac Disease and Migraines

Useful info and worth checking out! Celiac Disease and Migraines.

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A Cool Tool for you! (and giveaways)

I got glutened last week. Again! And again it happened after what seemed like an endless conversation about pitfalls, followed by nodding and quite convincing agreeance. Never the less, somewhere between waitress and chef the message got lost. Why must it be so hard?

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Step-By-Step Hoisin Chicken Moreish Maki!

  Feel like sushi, but can’t get safe fresh-but-previously-frozen-yet-yummy fish just like that? I sincerely and wholeheartedly recommend making these insanely delicious Hoisin Chicken Maki Rolls! In this post, you’ll find step-by-step preparation, great links, and a video tutorial for maki rolling!

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Funky Tools and Sassy Tuna

I’m having a sleepy day. I went to bed sleepy (naturally), woke up sleepy, and now I’m contemplating duct taping my eyelids open.

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Norwegian Meatballs (that will leave you wondering why you ever ate the Swedish ones..)

At 00.50 tonight my parents will be touching down on Australian soil for the first time ever. They’re mid-air as we speak, and no doubt dreaming of sunny days and never-ending beaches in the magical land of Oz.

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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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Awesome!! Sprue Stories: The Fairy-Tale Edition

Sprue Stories: The Fairy-Tale Edition. I absolutely LOVE this! How clever is this blogger! Probably the best positive take on coeliacs I’ve seen. Ever.

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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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Heavenly Mango Pops – Sweetened only by nature!

It just doesn’t get much easier than this! Simply juice a mango (or buy some fresh juice from the shops), dice a nectarine and pop these awesome ingredients into a popsicle tray!

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Popover for Breakfast – and I’ll tell you all about my Nightmare Wedding..

I woke up completely stressed out this morning, hair in a frenzy and with flustered cheeks. I must have had out-loud heated gibberish discussions all night, as I found myself utterly exhausted and frustrated when I finally woke up.

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A Gluten-Free Baking Cheat Sheet to make life a bit easier!

    This cheat sheet makes a great kitchen accessory, so feel free to print, share or pin! Just take a quick look at your cheat sheet whenever you would like to convert a recipe.

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Mix Your Own Gluten Free Flour -Learn How With This Easy (and awesome) Guide!

Ever wished you had a little Gluten Free baking genie to turn to in the flour department?

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A delightful perspective on a Gluten Free lifestyle!

GlutenFreeGus has made an absolutely delightful list of Gluten Free positives! I adore 🙂 Top Ten Reasons To Go Gluten Free.

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How to Perfectly Roast a Chicken, and Stay Out of an Australian Storm

A roast chicken to warm your cockles I believe I mentioned a bit of rain in my last post. Little did I know. Queensland is now flooded, leaving families without homes and some without their loved ones. We have been indoors for three days, staying at a safe distance from flying debris and the likes. […]

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5 Good Things about Celiac Disease

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

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

  Oh 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 […]

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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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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.

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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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Seriously Moreish Healthy no-bake Raw 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.

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Gluten troubles, YouTube moments and a Chocoholics Daydream..

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!

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Refreshing Watermelon Popsicles

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

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Low-Fat Strawberry Yogurt Chocolate Chip Popsicles

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

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Really? Gluten in regular coffee? Check it out!

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 […]

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Good Bye 2012, Hello Mud Crab Tagliatelle!

“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.

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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!

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Peppernuts – A yummy take on gingerbread

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

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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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Keep a herb garden

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 […]

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