Catherine at â€˜A Gluten Free Guideâ€™ is having a Pizza Party!
When I first became Celiac/Coelaic I have to be honest and admit that I definitely missed pizza. Before becoming Coeliac I had worked at a wood fired pizza restaurant in Sydney, Australia. During that year I certainly enjoyed my fair share of delicious pizzas and developed a life long passion for pizza.
Below are my favorite Gluten Free re-creations of those delicious wood fired pizzasâ€¦
Spread the pizza base with a good quality olive oil. Top with fresh garlic, parsley, a sprinkle of sale and a generous layer of shredded parmesan cheese. Cook in the BBQ or oven until crisp.
Cover base of pizza with tomato paste. Layer with finely sliced roma tomatoes, fresh basil, spanish onion and garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with a drizzle of basil oil, then top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Chorizo Sausage Pizza
Spread a thin layer of tomato paste over pizza base. Next layer finely sliced onion, roasted peppers, kalamata olives, fresh basil, roasted roma tomatoes and chorizo sausage. Topped with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Spread a layer of Gluten Free BBQ sauce over pizza base. Layer with sliced onion, fresh green peppers, sliced bacon, diced chicken pieces and garlic. Top with oregano, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
Drizzle pizza base with basil oil and then spread a thin layer of tomato paste over the base. Next layer the base with garlic, lamb, spanish onion, orange peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Next add small dollops of pesto, then add a generous layer of mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
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|Well the time has come and our wonderful trip home to Australia has come to an end. It was a fantastic holiday catching up with all our family and friends.Here are some of the Gluten Free highlights ~
* Thai Food: Since living in North America one of the things I has miss most about Australia is Thai Food. We really have some of the best Thai in the world. It was great to go back to Kirribilli and eat at our local Thai restaurant – Spice Market. When James’ & I lived in Kirribilli we would go there once or twice a week. It is hands down the best Thai food I have ever had (and after traveling throughout Thailand that’s saying something). They are always accommodating of my Gluten free needs and the Thai Green, Yellow and Red curries are simply delicious!!!
* Sausages: It wouldn’t be a trip to OZ without a few ‘snags on the BBQ’. These are my favourite brands: The Peppercorn Company Gourmet Sausages, Woolworth’s Beef Sausages and David Jones’ Beef Sausages.
* Muesli: Wow Australia has so many Gluten Free varieties to choose from I was barely able to get through them all before I left. Something we definitely need to import to Canada!
|* Coffee and Treats: Every day look forward to my morning latte and with all the Gluten Free goodies in the cupboard, it was quite a treat.* Shopping: I really enjoy grocery shopping and seeing the variety of Gluten Free foods available at the supermarket & in specialty stores. It seamed everywhere I went there was a sign or a label for Gluten Free. The Australian Coeliac Society and Gluten Free Aussies have worked hard to increase the awareness of Coeliac Disease and coming home after 2 years away I can really notice the difference. Well Done!
* The Wedding: James’ brother Tim & his beautiful wife Mandy were married at Bilgola Beach on a sunny Friday afternoon. It was a cocktail reception and Mandy had pre-arranged lots of Gluten Free goodies for me. I am so spoilt.
* Mum’s Roast Dinner: Nobody cooks a roast dinner like my Mum! No matter how hard I try her Gluten Free gravy is always nicer than mine
* Gluten Free Beer:While I was home I was able to try both Silly Yak & Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Gluten Free beers. Both were delicious, but as with all Gluten Free beers it was liquid gold at $24.95 a 6pk.
* Fish & Chips: There really is nothing like good old fashioned fish & chips wrapped in paper and eaten down by the water on a hot summers day with a Gluten Free beer in hand.
* Meals with family and friends: I am always impressed at the effort my family & friends make to accommodate my Gluten Free needs. Some of the great dishes I was spoilt with were: Chili Lamb with grilled Halloumi & Baby Spinach, Lebanese Herbed bread, Roast Lamb, Penang Curry, Greek Spinach and Aubergine Pie, BBQ Snapper with Halloumi & Baked Pumpkin, Changs Noodle Salad, Potato Bake, Profiteroles, Eton mess, Raspberry Muffins, Shortbread, Lemon Polenta Cookies, the list goes on….