Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A review

So the adventure with gluten free eating has continued and on the weekend I tried Patties Gluten Free Sausage Rolls.  This was to placate my need to eat similar to the rest of the household, plus my coeliac dad had left them in the freezer here.

I have had many sausage rolls over my life so far.  Home made, frozen, commercial bakery the works.  The gluten free ones I had were one of the worst.  Sorry, I tried really hard to like them, but they just didn't cut it.

The pastry was hard not at all flaky to begin with.  This meant it would crumble and crack and end up all over my top, lap, table and require sauce to soften/collect up.

The contents resembled wet ground up cardboard.  In fact, I'm not convinced the box wouldn't have tasted better.  It was greyish/brown and had the consistancy of paste.  Not at all appealing.

So out of ten I give it 4.  And most of those points are to do with it being gluten free.

If anyone can let me know where I can get some gluten free puff pastry so I can make my own (gah!) I would really appreciate it.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


I have been a toast girl all of my life.  Hate cereal with a passion and only really eat it as a snack (without the milk) when I'm really craving it.

So the announcement that wheat is the enemy sent me into a spin.  I love my bread!  So I've had to become a little bit creative with my breaky.

Here's what I've come up with so far (and how I rate them out of ten):

Cornflakes with stewed fruit. 4/10

Sweet spiced Risotto 8/10

Rice/corn thins with avocado, tomato and grated cheese 7.5/10

As you can see, I still haven't hit the perfect breakfast that was both convenient and tasty.

For the record, I have tried gluten free bread and it was disgusting.  All suggestions will be taken into consideration.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm back!

Sorry for the absence.

But I'm back.

There have been many developments of late. Here is the latest. In order to get healthy and well, and balance out my hormones and lose weight, I'm now under the care of a naturopath. Yippee.

So the first consultation went well. We determined the underlying issue (digestion mostly caused by a condition I have) which then lead to eliminating wheat and potatoes out of my already restricted diet. This was crushing. I love my bread.

So here I am at day 4 and slowly getting used to starting the day without toast. Yesterday I noticed I wasn't as tired as I usually am. Granted I was tired but I think that had to do with a small girl wetting her bed at 5:30am rather than the usual feeling exhausted. Things are looking up. Eliminating wheat also means I have to plan my meals better than I used to as well. Not many fast food/takeaways have wheat or potato free foods. So I'm packing my lunch of left over risotto today.

So stay tuned for updates on how I'm tracking.