gluten free in sydney australia

chocolate free dessert/snacks

Gluten Free Apple Pie

 apple pie

Recipe coming soon!

Gluten Free Sweet Shortcrust Pastry from The Pastry Pantry

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Gluten Free Apple Tea Cake

Recipe coming soon!

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Melinda's Gluten Free Goodies White Choc Custard Biscuits

Melinda's Gluten Free Goodies White Choc Custard Biscuits

These are a family favourite of ours - quick and easy to make, they are just as tasty as they look on the box!

Thank you to Melinda's for bringing out such wonderful gluten free premixes :)

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gluten free pineapple tarts

A childhood favourite of mine is pineapple tarts - we bought these every Chinese New Year and I would swiftly scoff these down!

To make the gluten free version of pineapple tarts, I used Rowie's Shortcrust Pastry Mix for the base and then made my own pineapple jam to place on top. Delicious!

pineapple tarts

Pineapple Jam
- 1 tin of crushed pineapples (about 250grams)
- 6-8 tablespoons of sugar

Add the pineapples and sugar in a pot and heat on the stove. Stir regularly to avoid burning. Remove from stove once it starts to smell and look like jam.

Add jam to the pastry bases you've cut up, and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the pastry starts to brown.

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Gluten Free Gourmet lemon lime cupcake


My husband was more than happy to test run this cupcake out - lemon and lime, I think it is (he gobbled it up so quickly I didn't get a chance to note it down).

Happy Holidays everyone!

May your Christmas be gluten free :) I'll be reporting back with how my gluten free holiday dinner went in a few days.

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Mrs May's Pumpkin Crunch (wheat free)

mrs mays pumpkin crunchI was on the hunt for a quick snack that was wheat free and delicious (and new to me!)

DVC in Castle Towers had a whole rack of Mrs Mays products and I dived right in!

The Pumpkin Crunch is tasty and a great nibbley snack - and is Wheat Free, Dairy Free with NO preservatives or additives (which is even better).

I'll need to go back and grab a few more bags for my handbag!

Mrs May's is an American company
www.mrsmays.com

I found my Mrs May's at -

DVC Discount Vitamin Centre
Level 4 (Opp. Uncle Pete's Toys)
Castle Towers
Castle St, Castle Hill NSW 2154
www.dvc.com.au

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Go Natural - gluten free snacks

I recently tried the Apricot & Coconut gluten free Go Bar, and it was excellent! Perfect for a gluten free snack on the go, I stuck it in my handbag and whipped it out when I got peckish.

I picked up my Go Natural products from Coles, health food aisle.

Full list of gluten free products here

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Gluten Free Lime Pie
making limepie

A quick, easy and yummy dessert to try if you're up for something different. I was very surprised that it contains little ingredients, and very happy to give it a good taste test!

Ingredients
Filling -
5 egg yolks
1 250ml can of condensed milk
125ml lime juice

Base -
1 packet of any gluten free biscuits
50g of butter
Either 12 muffin cases, or 1 cake tin

1. Preheat the oven to 180c
2. Mash up the cookies until they are all crumbs
3. Slowly add the butter (melted) and combine until all crumbs stick together
4. Spoon into the muffin cases, or pour into cake tin
5. Stick base in the oven in the meantime
6. Beat egg yolks together
7. Pour in condensed milk & lime juice and mix until combined
8. Take out the cookie base from the oven
9. Pour in the filling mix
10. Bake for 20 mins, or until all tops of the cakes are slightly browned


Once cooked, leave them to cool for half an hour and then refridgerate until cold. You might want to eat them warm, it's up to you!

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Easy Thins - Gluten Free Rice Cakes

easythins rice cakes

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Apricot & Almond Bar
yourhealth apricot & almond bar

While out hunting for a quick, wheat free snack - I stumbled upon this yummy Apricot & Almond Bar in the health food section of the pharmacy. Great tasting and enough for afternoon tea, or a bite between breakfast and lunch.

Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free.

Apricot & Almond Bar by Your Health, $1.95 from Ozepharmacy, Hills Homemaker Centre.

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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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Rowie's Cakes

rowie's at pyrmontI'd been hanging out to try a few more of Rowie's Cakes - and the chance came up when I realised the Grower's Market in Pyrmont was coming up. (Check out Grab Your Fork for great reviews on the entire market).

The stall was one of maybe 2 that offered gluten free, wheat free, yeast free specialities - the other being various jams, chutneys and spreads which I'll get to later on.

While I was there early (around 8am), I had missed out on 1 of the 4 types of cakes there - but I did snag 1 of each of the rest.

rowie's at pyrmont

Raspberry Layer Cake, Wicked Chocolate Paneggforte, Creamy Soy Coconut Chocolate ganache were the 3 I took back with me for morning tea. I missed out on the Potato Flour Feather Cakes, which is a good excuse to go back next time for more!

rowie's at pyrmontThe Good Living Growers’ Market
Location Pyrmont Bay Park opposite Star City Casino
Date First Saturday of Every Month
Time 7am - 11am
More Info - Sydney Morning Herald Events

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Raspberry parfait

As seen on Queer Eye (episode 124), Ted teaches Mark how to make Raspberry parfait for his gluten-intolerant wife Cindy.

How cool to see more tv cooks get into gluten free recipes :D It's just a shame that I can't eat the cream. Let me know if you try this one yourself!

Raspberry parfait

Ingredients
1 cup fresh or frozen, unsweetened, unthawed raspberries
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 cup heavy or whipping cream

Zest of one lemon (just the yellow part of the rind, grated)

Instructions
Combine the raspberries, 1/4 cup of sugar and the water in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until boiling. Boil until the mixture is reduced by half, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and put in the refrigerator to cool.

Beat cream and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a bowl with a mixer on the highest speed until it holds stiff peaks.

Assemble the layers of cream and raspberries in a tall parfait glass, separating each layer with a thin layer of zest.

Garnish with more raspberries if desired.

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Flourless Carrot Cake
flourless carrot cake

I wanted to make a carrot cake this weekend, so when I found this Flourless Carrot Cake recipe, I got to it.

Relatively easy to make, coming out of the oven it smelt devine :D Frosted with cream cheese (and icing sugar etc.) my flourless cake was done within the hour. Yum yum.

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Gluten Free Cookies

vanilla yo yoI recently put in an order at Gluten Free Favourites so I could finally get some more quinoa (couldn't find it as usual at Coles), so I thought it would be a good opportunity to taste some of the gluten free cookies I haven't tried yet.

The Vanilla Yo-yo by Gluten Free Gourmet is $2 at the store, and worth every cent!

The cookie is vanillary (is that a word?) without being too creamy, and buttery without being overpowering. It actually TASTES like a cookie should, instead of tasting like cardboard.

The best part? If you twist it into 2 parts, there's more to enjoy. Yum yum! Perfect with a cup of tea and nothing else (you'll be too busy enjoying the cookie itself, lol).

Gluten Free Gourmet's Vanilla Yo Yo is available around Victoria, and of course, Gluten Free Favourites.

byron bay cookie co My second cookie in my order was the amazing Triple chocolate fudge cookie by the Byron Bay Cookie Company.

Now I know that the Vanilla Yo-yo was hard to beat - but the triple chocolate gave it a run for it's money! Again, at only $2 it's a bargain for a special treat.

As soon as I opened the packet I could smell the rich chocolately goodness and it didn't disappoint :D There were chunks of dark and white chocolate dotted in the big cookie that made my husband and I praise the chocolate heavens above. Finally, a decent gluten free chocolate cookie that everyone can enjoy!!

My Triple chocolate fudge cookie was bought from Gluten Free Favourites.

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Thomas Chipman Corn Chips

chipman

I didn't realise these were Australian - finally a fantastic gluten free chip to enjoy :D I was skeptical on whether it would taste like a corn chip (or end up tasting like cardboard), but they were really tasty - even Regan ate a whole bunch of them (before I devoured the whole packet).

From their website - We are proud to confirm that all Thomas Chipman corn chips are certified gluten free by Coeliac Society of Australia. They are Australia's only certified gluten free corn chips.

Thomas Chipman Corn Chips
www.chipman.com.au

They'll be at the Gluten Free Gourmet Expo! And you can buy them online at Gluten Free Favourites Australia or in person at Macro Wholefoods, IGA or Woolworths

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Naturally Good Cookies
cookies

These are my FAVOURITE cookies ever - the peanut crunch cookies from Naturally Good.

naturally Gluten free, yeast free, dairy and egg free - and highly addictive! They're about $3-4 a packet, which is a bargain considering the value of a decent gluten free cookie. Found in some Bi-lo and Coles supermarkets, About Life (Balmain), Health Zone and other selected stores. Or you can buy them online at Gluten Free Favourites Australia.

www.naturallygoodproducts.com.au

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Black Rice Pudding

iku I'm all for great sweet treats that are okay for me - which is why I was happy to find Iku's Black Rice Pudding!

Ingredients include - black & brown rice, water, palm sugar, coconut, sea salt

Next up! A trip to one of their stores!

www.iku.com.au

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Orgran Cookies

Orgran have a great line of cookies to try. My first was the Orgran Sultana & Cinnamon Cookies

cookies
Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Lactose Free, Casein Free, Egg Free, Yeast Free, No added cane sugar, and 98% Fat Free!

Not bad, definately will try their other cookies.

http://www.orgran.com

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Healtheries

healtheries shortbread
Lemon and Lime Shortbread

Lucky for me - these are found in my local Coles! The great thing is, is that they taste great, just like the 'real' thing.

www.healtheries.co.nz

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Steaz Green Tea Soda

I'm not a huge fan of soda anymore - but I couldn't resist trying an organic root beer! It was really nice to drink, and I can't wait to come across them again.

www.steaz.com
Bought from Healthzone Castle Hill

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Gourmet Treats From Heaven

FANTASTIC cakes - and gluten free!

It took me a while to track them down, but now I've tried the raspberry muffin and the carrot cakes. Yum. My favourite is the muffin though, the carrot cake was too crumbly for my liking (but I wouldn't say no if offered!)

finally!! carrot cake

www.cookiesandbiscuits.com

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mellow yellow carob buttons

Because I can't have chocolate, carob is my source of sweetness when it comes to snacks.

Mellow Yellow have a wide range of healthy snacks (I love the Paw Paw) and ontop of that - the BEST carob I've ever had.

When it went out of stock for a few weeks, I went on a hunt for a replacement carob but nothing succeeded it and I went without. That's until I checked my Coles one night and there it was, fully stocked!

I bought 4 packets, and tend to stock up on more for our pantry.

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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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peanut butter carob fudge

ingredients
2 cups of carob buds
1/2 cup of honey
2 cups of peanut butter

directions
1. In the microwave, melt the carob buds and honey (be careful not to burn it!)

2. When carob buds are melted, remove from stove and add the peanut butter.

3. Stir well until blended.

4. Pour into greased tin (rectangular in shape).

5. Refrigerate until set and then cut into squares.

6. Serve and enjoy!

Keep finished fudge in the fridge.

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