Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Posted : Mon, Nov 20, 2006 7:18 pm
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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

This Gluten Free Chocolate Cake recipe is one of my Mum’s best kept secrets.

Enjoy!

http://www.gluten-free-living.net/recipes/amazing_chocolate_cake.php


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Skiing & Snowboarding: the first fresh turns of the season..

Posted : Sun, Nov 19, 2006 6:13 pm
Filed under : Gluten Free Canada > Gluten Free Living

Yesterday was our first day snowboarding for the season. Whistler Blackcomb opened with 150cm of snow & waist deep powder for everyone. It was such a big day and we were on the go the whole time!

So how do you keep your energy & stay Gluten Free whilst out in the elements?

1. Keep some snacks in your jacket pocket. Many of my friends carry energy bars, but I often have trouble finding Gluten Free Bars so instead I carry with me a small bag of mixed nuts. These have a very low GI (Glycemix Index) and will help to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

2. At Whistler Blackcomb we are lucky enough to have them provide Gluten Free Hamburger Buns! These are available at the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler & the Rendevous Lodge on Blackcomb. Yesterday when we stopped for lunch I ordered the Chicken Club Burger. It was really nice & I would recommended trying one.

3. If you are not lucky enough to have the resort restaurants provide Gluten Free foods then I would suggest carrying either a full packed lunch in your backpack or taking a Gluten Free bun with you. Most of the day lodges have restaurants selling burgers & you can ask them to make up yours with your own Gluten Free bun. Microwaves are also provided so you could take a Gluten Free meal from home & heat up once you are there. It is cold & snowy outside so you do not need to be worried about keeping your food cold while it is in your backpack. Lockers are also provided so if you did not want to carry your pack, you can leave it in them.

Have fun & enjoy those fresh powder turns….


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To Bread or Not to Bread

Posted : Sat, Nov 18, 2006 1:48 am
Filed under : Gluten Free Living > Gluten Free Products > Traveling Gluten Free

Gluten Free Peanut Butter on a Gluten Free English Muffin
For years after I was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease (2001) I never ate bread or any kind of Gluten Free substitute. I had tried gluten free breads the week after I was diagnosed & hated them so I never wanted to try again. It was not until years later when I was on my honeymoon in Thailand, I heard the lady sitting at the table opposite me trying to explain to the waiter she needed a gluten free breakfast. After the waiter left I offered her one of my Thai translated Gluten Free ID Cards. She was so excited as she had really been struggling to explain her situation to the Thai people. In exchange she offered me some Gluten Free bread she had brought with her from England. At first I declined explaining I didn’t eat bread any more (even Gluten Free options) but she assured me that Gluten Free bread had really improved and handed me 1/2 a loaf. I felt it would be ungrateful to decline and so I went up to the buffet, toasted a slice and loaded it with peanut butter (my favourite)… To my surprise it was actually pretty good.

A few days later I ended up with food poisoning from some questionable fried rice in Bangkok. Now rice was my staple diet while I was travelling in Thailand & after being so sick, I could not stand to look at it let alone eat it!! So for 5 days all I ate was Gluten Free toast plus some fruit. I don’t know what I would have done if that lady had not given me the Gluten Free bread, it turned out to be my saviour!
When I returned Australia I decided to give Gluten Free bread another chance and you know what it’s really is great. More & more brands are coming on the market & we now have lots variety to choose from. So give it a go, you just never know when you will need it!


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Fifty Two 80 Bistro

Posted : Mon, Nov 13, 2006 5:57 pm
Filed under : Eating Out > Gluten Free Canada

Fifty Two 80 Bistro
Four Seasons Hotel
Whistler, Canada

Last night we went out for a beautiful dinner at one of Whistler’s best restuarants. I was extremely impressed! The staff were exceptional in arranging a gluten free meal for myself and a gluten free & dairy free meal for my friend. I did not even need to explain what the gluten free diet involved, our server was totally aware of our needs and able to offer instant advice on what foods would be suitable.

An excellent restaurant with exceptional service & an inviting atmosphere .

Fifty Two 80 Bistro specialize in seafood with oysters, crab, lobster and prawns offered daily. They also featured lamb & pork spit-roasted specialties and Canadian prime beef off the grill.


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Chocolate Fudge Bars

Posted : Mon, Nov 13, 2006 6:16 am
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Chocolate Fudge Bars

Yesterday while is was cold & snowy outside I decided to make some Gluten Free Chocolate Fudge Bars. They were definitely a success & would make a great snack for the lunch box – kids or adults! These Chocolate Bars are quick and simple to prepare and make a great morning & afternoon treat, especially with a nice fresh cup of coffee.

Tip: You could also use this slice as the biscuit base for a caramel fudge slice.

Check out the recipe at

http://www.gluten-free-living.net/recipes/chocolate_fudge_bars.php

Enjoy!


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Gluten Free Waffles with Fresh Berries

Posted : Thu, Nov 9, 2006 2:20 am
Filed under : Gluten Free Canada > Gluten Free Products

Lifestream Gluten Free Buckwheat WafflesJust tried waffles for the first time in 5 years!

Gradually over the years after being diagnosed as a Coeliac, I have slowly started to introduce substituted foods back into my diet.

Today I decided to try waffles. I was able to get them at my local grocery store which was great. They were a little on the expensive
side, but then what Gluten Free food isn’t!

There were a couple of different brands to choose from but in the end I went with LifeStream Buckwheat Waffles with Real Berries.
They were delicious! Being that we are currently in Canada I saw it fit to smother them with Pure Organic Maple Sryup,
then topped them with my yummy self saucing berries.

All in all I would say it was a success!

Self Saucing Berry Recipe – http://www.gluten-free-living.net/recipes/self_saucing_berries.php
Stockist for LifeStream – http://www.naturespath.com/products/lifestream_r


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Banana Cake

Posted : Fri, Nov 3, 2006 10:11 pm
Filed under : Gluten Free Recipes

We’ve Just added a delicious recipe for banana cake with a cream cheese icing.

Gluten Free Banana Cake

Check it out the Banana Cake recipe or many other recipes at our Gluten Free recipe page


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