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#496 nowheatpete

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 12:19 AM

Hey hey, I come from NZ but live overseas now.

Does anyone know of good online resources for finding gluten free restaurants, products or communities in NZ? I'd be really grateful to know cause I will be heading back there next year and have no idea what the situation is .

By the way, I saw there is a gluten free and food allergy expo going on in NZ soon http://www.glutenallergy.co.nz.
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:38 PM

Just google gluten free restaurants Nz and it should take u there.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:59 PM

Hi

Thought I would introduce myself, I am from Perth WA. I have been around on the board a little in the last year although I never came across this thread before.

Me and my daughter are both Coeliacs, don't really have much of a problem finding gluten-free foods in WA although I know other states seem to have more variety, we are a little behind EST. I have noticed a huge improvement in products in the last 6 months.

Did anyone know Dominoes now do a gluten-free Pizza, we had it last night for the first time, was a little nervous but it was awesome, they dont do Hawaiian as their ham in not gluten-free but I asked for a chicken and pineapple and it was great, they have quite a few gluten-free toppings. Neither of us felt sick at all :)

Look forward to getting to know some fellow Aussies :)
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#499 Mack the Knife

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:15 PM

The most recent edition of the Australian Coeliac society magazine had an article about Dominos.

Apparently the Coeliac Society worked closely with Dominos to develop their gluten free pizza base and advise on staff training and food cc issues. It sounds like they really have their act together.

I wasn't going to risk the Dominos gluten-free pizza but it sounds like they have gone about it the right way and are aware of the complications of providing gluten-free food and have addressed them.

The Australian Coeliac Society didn't actually endorse them but their article was very positive about Dominos gluten free pizza.
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#500 Aussie Peg

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 06:27 AM

Hello again everyone!

Finally got around to adding a post - I've been hybernating :P

I'm so excited to hear about Dominos jumping on the gluten free bandwagon! I was just craving a non-gourmet pizza the other night but had no idea Dominos was an option! Pizza night tomorrow for sure! I'll let you know if I have any reactions - had trouble with Hell Pizza but Capers has generally been ok (I'm pretty sensitive).

I've been having some regular mild glutenings lately and have finally tracked down the culprit - Earth Choice multi purpose spray! I've been using it to clean my kitchen benches (without washing the spray off afterwards, naughty!) and I finally read the ingredients and it has alcohol from wheat or sugar cane in it so I must be using a wheaty batch! Again, i'm pretty sensitive so this might not affect others but i'm just so happy to finally figure out what was causing all the problems, YAY! Us Coeliacs would make quite the detectives!

I've been devouring La Zuppa soups this Winter - the chicken and corn chowder, and creamy chicken with vegetables inparticular, soooooo good! I'm still ordering my bread and baking mixes from Choices Gluten Free Bakery in Sydney - I made banana bread 2 days ago using their mix which I have already finished lol.

Although I'm dairy free now, I snuck some Pascall pineapple lumps which are soooo nice - found them at Coles.

Ooooh and I made my own 'fish and chip shop' style crumbed fish fillets (dip fish fillet in gluten-free corn flour/starch, then dip in water, then dip in gluten-free crumbs. Shallow fry in a couple centimetres of hot oil, until slightly browned on both sides). Heavenly!

I hope everyone is happy and healthy and finding all sorts of delicious gluten free foods!
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:14 PM

I'm from Sydney and I know that Crust does a good gluten free gourmet pizza (although check that the 15 year old kids who make it up don't dump it in flour - I got glutened once this way). I don't know if Crust are outside Sydney though ...?

I'm also loving the gluten free pastry that Coles sells (The Pastry Pantry). It's expensive, but oh so good :-)
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#502 Mack the Knife

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:10 PM

I'm from Sydney and I know that Crust does a good gluten free gourmet pizza (although check that the 15 year old kids who make it up don't dump it in flour - I got glutened once this way). I don't know if Crust are outside Sydney though ...?

I'm also loving the gluten free pastry that Coles sells (The Pastry Pantry). It's expensive, but oh so good :-)


Yeah, Crust are in Melbourne too. I haven't tried them yet though. I always go to Pizza Farro in Thornbury. Their gluten free pizzas are awesome!

I love Coles pastry too! Has anyone tried the gluten free pies and pizza they sell now? Are they any good?
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:45 PM

I'm thinking of heading over to the uk in a few months. Does anyone have suggestions for what gluten-free food is good and wich ones taste like plastic?
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#504 Mack the Knife

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 12:29 AM

I'm thinking of heading over to the uk in a few months. Does anyone have suggestions for what gluten-free food is good and wich ones taste like plastic?


I know that Sainsburys (the big supermarket chain) has a big range of gluten free foods on their shelves.
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#505 Colleen.C

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:05 AM

Hello all
Is there anyone from Hamilton New Zealand in the forum?
I am a Celiac but also have a corn intolerance. I am having trouble sourcing my flours as they are always contaminated by corn. I was buying from the Frankton organics shop but they package all the rice flour themselves but with corn being gluten free they are not worried about corn contamination with the rice flour. Now and then I don't react to it but mostly I do so I'm guessing it's a corn thing. I gave up buying from the Bin Inn as I was sick all the time but I still get my guar gum there and don't know if that is a problem either.
Xanthan is made from corn but is there anything else that is safe to use?

Where do you all get flours please?
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#506 georgie

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 07:57 PM

I use the Brighter Life packet mixes from http://www.wheatfree.com.au/ They are free from Wheat, Soy, Egg, Gluten, Corn, Artifical Colours, Preservatives, Yeast, Salicylates, Amines, Casein, Fructose, are low in Fat and low in Sugar. It is a Qld company but you may be able to get them shipped over or buy locally. I buy the bulk packs and use as needed.



Where do you all get flours please?


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Posted 22 September 2010 - 01:35 AM

Just wanted to say hello :) I'm from NSW.
Many threads to read, excellent finding food sources too Im excited :P first week on gluten free diet so Im a little stuck on what to eat

Nice to meet you all !
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:02 PM

It's always hard to start with, but trust me, it will get better. If you're stuck for substitute foods, let us know where you are and we can recommend brands we know are good. I've had 2 years gluten-free, and have found all the subsitute foods that I will ever need!

The more I hear from others, the more I realise that we are actually pretty lucky to be living in Australia with it's thorough labelling laws. I live in Sydney, not sure if you're outside of a big city but even so there are a lot of places that can do gluten free when you look into it, and stores that will deliver. I've even found brands and foods I'd never heard of when travelling around the state!

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:32 PM

I'm about 2 hours south of Sydney. Im finding some labels confusing, some gluten free, some wheat free and don't realise until I get home and hubby reads the labels they still have either rye or barley so I have to get educated :P

Love to know what brands to look out for :)
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It's always hard to start with, but trust me, it will get better. If you're stuck for substitute foods, let us know where you are and we can recommend brands we know are good. I've had 2 years gluten-free, and have found all the subsitute foods that I will ever need!

The more I hear from others, the more I realise that we are actually pretty lucky to be living in Australia with it's thorough labelling laws. I live in Sydney, not sure if you're outside of a big city but even so there are a lot of places that can do gluten free when you look into it, and stores that will deliver. I've even found brands and foods I'd never heard of when travelling around the state!

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:21 PM

For anyone out there who lives in Melbourne....

There is a new cafe called Code Red in Thornbury that just opened a few weeks ago - and they specialise in gluten free and allergy friendly foods. They do gluten free pancakes, french toast, big breakfasts, cakes, fish and chips, chicken parmas, steak sandwiches pies, lasagna etc. I have had breakfast there every weekend for the last few weeks and their food is really good.

They are not 100% gluten free. But they only cook gluten free food on the premises so their kitchen is a strictly gluten free environment. They do have a few non-gluten free cakes and pies but they bring them in from outside and keep them strictly separated in a different display cabinet.

Their address is 903 High St, Thornbury (near the Preston Junction). I highly recommend them!
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