Dumplings – Gluten Free Melbourne

I thought I’d never have dumplings again… I’ve heard tales of olden-day China, where ladies would use yam flour instead of wheat to make the dumpling cases. To me, in modern day Melbourne, I doubt I will ever find that but I can dream (and search for yam flour). I happened upon Red Door’s Menu…

Pizza – Authentic Italian Style

I’m talking gourmet pizza, not Crust or Pizza Hut. I have a love affair with Italian style pizza, with buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, home made passata… Obviously, being Coeliac now makes it harder to share pizzas and try delicious flavours… but I have found that these pizzeria’s take it seriously just like the Italian’s –…

Roast Chicken & Chips

Chicken On Lygon: This is run by a lady whose grand daughter is Coeliac. She is so knowledgable and has one half of the kitchen dedicated to gluten free foods and preparation so there is zero cross contamination issues. The chip fryer is separate, all the chickens are stuffed with rice and are all gf….

Noosa

I found it hard to be coeliac initially in Noosa – mainly because the gelato shop had gluten base instead of sugar and I struggled to find hot chips to sit on the beach with. One place that really stood out was: Miss Moneypenny’s: The manager came over and talked to me about coeliacs, he make…

Hamilton Island

This little slice of heaven! I visited Hamilton Island a year ago and it was a huge milestone in my coeliac journey and recovery back into health. The walks and climbs that are available were beautiful and the only way to see the views is by going up… I did 10 min walks some days…

Cooking at Home

I’ve found myself over the last year and a half since being diagnosed, relying on food a lot more as an energy source. After seeing a nutritionist, it was clear that my body needs all kinds of vitamins, minerals and good food to get it through the day, keep my mind alert and not have…

Riverside Kitchen, Essendon

This might strike you as an odd place to feature, seeing it is the Kitchen at Essendon Golf Course, but it’s worth it! Overlooking the course and nestled in the backstreets of Ascote Vale/Essendon, it’s a lovely spot to have breakfast, arvo drinks or dinner. It has a strong Italian influence and they are so…

Saba’s Ethiopian

This was my first attempt at Ethiopian and I loved it. I’d been wanting to try it since I heard that their injera bread is made from teff flour which is gluten free and delicious! Saba’s is run by two lovely ladies and they make such tasty food. We had a mix of stews from meat,…

Tahina, Northcote

I love this kind of food, a hearty Israeli feast! It’s a small venue with a lot of the menu including GF falafel’s in a wheat-free fryer. I have an open wrap and they had GF bread for an extra $2. The food was so filling I didn’t touch the bread but it looked yum….

Daylesford

I went for a weekend getaway to unwind and hang out in a little cottage. It’s a beautiful place with heaps of cafes and restaurants down the main strip. We had breakfast, lunch and a dinner out and these were the places we went: Lardar: Green Breakfast with eggs, kale & broccolini which was so…

Bali – The Coeliac Bali Bible

I visited Bali in January and here is a list of the places we ate out at in Ubud and Seminyak: Ubud:  Bambu Indah –  They are very knowledgable, I stayed for a few days and loved the food. I had nasi goring, raw lasagne, papaya salad, cocktails, fruit and when I go back I’ll be…

My Journey

It has been 1 year since I started this blog and my coeliacs journey. There are certainly many useful tips and support from peer groups on Facebook, Coeliacs Society and certainly my network of doctors. I’m writing this post for those of you that may have similar experiences and need someone to relate to. Please…

Hammer and Tong

I went here for brunch and had a lovely beetroot risotto. The menu is very interesting but there wasn’t anything labeled GF and the waitress asked the chef a lot of questions for me. I thought the risotto would be the most filling as every other dish you would have to leave things off (no…

The Tote, Collingwood

If you’re in the mood for a delicious burger head to the Tote. They’re pretty cheap ($8) and only and extra $1 for a gf bun (which was yum) and there are plenty of burger options too. In fact their whole menu is close to all being gluten free. It’s by no means a fancy…