gluten free in sydney australia

lunch/dinner

gluten free dinner ideas?


potato jacket stuffed with potato mash, bacon, cheese and sundried tomatoes.

What do you make for YOUR gluten free dinner?

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gluten free comfort food - Congee

while suffering from morning sickness this second time around, i decided to teach myself to make an all time favourite comfort food - Congee.

Congee is described as a type of rice porridge and is gentle on the stomach, but still tasty and comforting - great in winter!

To make congee, you take 1 part of white rice, to about 5 parts water, and pop both into a medium/large pot on a hot stove. Bring it up to boil and then turn it down to simmer. Stir regularly to avoid burning. The rice will take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours to soften up and turn into a lovely warm soupy kind of thing.

Just before you take it off the stove, throw in some mince (beef is best) and slices of ginger and let it simmer until the mince is cooked. Top with diced shallots when serving. Yum!

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quick and easy gluten free food

I have 2 fail safe dinners that I know I can rely on when I don't feel like standing in the kitchen for more than 30 mins

Risotto

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius

1 cup arborio rice
2.5 cups of Vegeta stock
stir in a ovenproof dish

top with 4 tablespoons of butter
pop into the oven for 30-40 mins

that's it!

stir in steamed vegetables, cheese, chives, cooked chicken squares - anything you want once it's done. too easy :)


Cannellini Beans & Mash Potato

Mash potatoes - no special trick, grab some potatoes and mash! :P

1 can cannellini beans
1/2 jar of pasta sauce
I usually make some turkey meatballs or fry up some mince
mix together

place mix on top of mash potato
add chives and cheese

If I have time, I'll make some gluten free pasta instead of the mash - and i'll bake some gluten free bread and spread some garlic butter on it. yum :)

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Gluten Free Salmon & Potato Bake

Gluten Free Salmon & Potato Bake

This one is simple as pie too :)

Boil and mash about 4 or 5 small potatoes, add a little butter if you like

Prepare the salmon steak by removing bones and laying skin side down on some foil on a tray.

Cover salmon steak with potato mash and pop the whole thing in an oven for about 20 minutes on 200 degrees celcius - or until the salmon is cooked and the potato is golden.

Serve with fries or rice, sprinkle with chives or basil

Voila!

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Nando's Gluten Free menu items

As listed on their website, here are the items that are gluten free at Nando's.

Flame grilled chicken
1/4 Chicken breast with skin
1/4 Chicken breast without skin
1/4 Chicken leg with skin
1/4 Chicken leg without skin
Grilled Tenderloins 4 pieces

Sides & Salads
Regular Spicy Rice
Corn on the Cob (contains dairy)
Fresh Garden Salad with dressing
Fresh Garden Salad without dressing
Chicken Garden Salad with dressing
Chicken Garden Salad without dressing
Chicken Mediterranean Salad with dressing (contains dairy)
Chicken Mediterranean Salad without dressing (contains dairy)

Locations across Australia
www.nandos.com.au
As always, please check with the staff if you're unsure!

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Sumo Salad

sumo salad

Sumo Salad have always been helpful to me when it comes to eating gluten free. They've been patient when I ask them about the food content and whether anything is totally wheat free.

You can even ask them to make a custom salad for you! I've yet to do that but I'm faithful to their chicken salad!

www.sumosalad.com
133 Liverpool Street, Sydney
Flight Centre House, Shop 3, 815 George Street Haymarket
Shop P41 (Pitt Street Mall)
MLC Foodcourt
Click here for more locations

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More gluten free dinners

dinner tonight's dinner

1st photo - gluten free pasta, turkey mince with pasta sauce and a heart shaped piece of gluten free garlic bread

2nd photo - oven roasted organic chicken, marinated in lemon & herb spices, with oven baked french fries (gluten free) with a side of salad.

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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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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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Orgran Pasta

Another great product from Orgran - their corn and rice pasta!

I don't have a photo for it yet, but surprisingly it was not a big change from regular pasta.

http://www.orgran.com

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R&R Bakery

Found the website of the company who makes those great gluten free pizza bases!

http://www.rrbakery.com.au

Which also means I found the ingredients so I can post them up :

R&R Pizza Base
RICE FLOUR, POTATO FLOUR, CANOLA OIL, SOY FLOUR, FILTERED WATER, RAISING AGENT (336, 500), RICE BRAN, VEGETABLE GUM (464), SEA SALT.

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Gluten Free Pizza at home

Finally got around to finding a pizza base with no wheat flour or yeast. The only one that was at About Life, without yeast or wheat flour, is the pizza base by R&R Friendly Bakery.

gluten free pizza

It's not bad - my husband didn't like that it tasted like potato (because of the potato flour) but I wouldn't say no to it again.

I added an organic pizza sauce, mushroom and avocado.

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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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vege salad

A quick and simple meal anyone can enjoy!

ingredients
A bit of cucumber
A small carrot
A handful of canelli beans
A handful of shreded lettuce
A small tomato
A few small mushrooms
A few slices of avocado

directions
Pretty much straight forward so no big directions needed.

Chop up each vegetable roughly and mix together in a small bowl.

Enjoy!

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lamb curry with potatoes

i'm writing up the recipe for this one, but i didn't want to forget to enter it in!

lamb curry with potatoes is a great alternative to the bland food i might eat day in and day out. great with white rice!

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fried rice

ingredients
White rice, already cooked
2 eggs
1/2 cup of peas and corn
a bit of carrot, chopped up
a bit of cucumber, chopped up
salt
pepper
a bit of cucumber, chopped up

directions
1. Warm up the skillet
2. Once the skillet is warmed up, add in rice and stir around until broken up.
3. Break the eggs into the middle of the rice.
4. Give it 10-15 seconds and start to stir the eggs a bit. You want the eggs scrambled, but not mixed in with the rice.
5. Add a little bit of salt and pepper.
6. Add in peas and corn and carrot.
7. Keep stirring the mixture until the eggs are cooked and the rice is warmed up.
8. Turn off skillet just as egg is cooked.
9. Serve!

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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!

Posted by Tracey