gluten free in sydney australia

breakfast

Bissap Hibiscus Drinks

bissap vanilleA great alternative to herbal tea and water (the only things I seem to drink these days), is Bissap's Hibiscus Drink.

Taken from the website -
People in Egypt, Africa and also Jamaica use Bissap as a diuretic, beneficial to those with water retention problems. In the US the calyces (the outer part of the flower) of Hibiscus Sabdariffa are available in health food stores for making a tea high in Vitamin C.

Hibiscus has also been used in certain folk remedies for liver disorder. It is believed by many cultures to relieve the effects of hangovers, it is a digestive and an emollient (something which softens and soothes the skin).

It's reallly sweet, so I add alot of ice so it's both icy cold and mixed with a little water as the ice melts. Perfect!

Wikipedia Reference

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meal suggestions

dinnerspelt pancakes for breakfast

i'm pretty lazy when it comes to cooking, so thankfully there are a few good things that i can whip up quickly without spending hours in the kitchen.

last night's dinner was curried brown rice with vegetables and this morning, simple spelt pancakes with strawberries, apple and a drizzle of honey!

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spelt flour pancakes

spelt pancake

ingredients
1/2 cup of organic white spelt flour
1/2 cup of water
1 egg

directions
1. Mix the egg & water together
2. Add in the spelt flour and mix well
3. Heat a skillet/frypan
4. Use half the mixture for 1 crepe & cook both sides (flip it over!)
5. Serve as a sweet pancake, or add in goat's cheese & some salad for something different

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quinoa

I've only recently discovered Quinoa and I think I'm going to be hooked on it! It's very easy to prepare and has alot of protein and calcium which we all need.

quinoa

ingredients
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup of water
half a green apple

directions
To prepare, you need to rinse the quinoa (like you would rice) and then pop it into the rice cooker with 1.5 times the amount of water. Add in slices of green apple when it's done, drizzle with honey if you like.

It should be ready within 20 mins!

Yum!

You can buy Organic quinoa grain from Gluten Free Favourites Australia.

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country life bakery

Country Life Bakery http://www.countrylifebakery.com.au have been a great find!

I wasn't going to order bread online, so when I found it in my local Coles (and again in my local Harris Farm Market), and it was on special, I had to try it.

I found that the Rye & Soy loaf was tasty and really surprising (I had read stories about how horrible Rye is). I do have to limit myself to 2 slices every 2 days though, I think I can't have Soy Flour.

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ryvita

Ryvita (www.gwf.com.au/brands/ryvita.htm) has been great for me, so I tend to eat it for breakfast and as a snack.

Here are my suggestions -

Ryvita on it's own
Ryvita & Avocado
Ryvita with tomato & avocado
Ryvita with peanut butter & honey

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vege egg scramble

Ingredients
2 or 3 eggs
1/4 of a tomato, chopped up
a few little mushrooms, chopped up
1 avocado
a bit of cucumber, chopped up
a bit of carrot, chopped up

directions
1. Break your eggs into an already heated skillet
2. Wait 10-15 seconds, or until it starts to cook.
3. Keep stirring the eggs to scramble them.
4. Take eggs out of the skillet just before they are completely cooked (you want it to be a bit fluffy and soft still).
5. Place eggs onto a plate.
6. Put chopped up tomato, mushrooms, cucumber and carrot on top. (All raw).
7. Add a few slithers of avocado ontop.
8. Add a bit of tomato sauce on top if you want.
9. Serve!

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baked beans & eggs

Ingredients
1 can of Heinz Baked Beans
2 eggs
2 rice crackers

directions
Too simple, so directions won't be needed.

Scramble your eggs if you like, add a bit of salt & pepper for taste. Heat up the beans in the microwave. Break a couple of rice crackers for texture!

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