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#931 Saz

 
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Posted 28 July 2014 - 12:17 AM

I also spent ages walking around Coles looking for the Weetbix. I just had them plain with milk, think they need some banana or bit of brown sugar but that's just my personal taste. Also need to work on the milk ratio. I vaguely remember that milk used to soak into normal ones but for some reason I didn't think it would with these. I liked them, not enough to become a cereal every morning person but good to have another option and be handy when going away. 


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:38 AM

I can't wait to try the new gluten free weetbix. I think my son will love them. And with the person who mentioned getting beer battered chips previously, I've actually ordered a gluten-free beer battered fish and steak fries from my local pub once. They had a dedicated fryer for their gluten-free products and used the O'Briens beer and home made bread crumbs from the Zhenders bread to do it. I really really wish that the chef hadn't left.


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#933 Saz

 
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Posted 07 August 2014 - 01:42 AM

I finally found the bfree wraps. They don't seem to fall apart, although I've eaten them straight away. I really like how soft they are, I'd like a little bit more of a doughy taste but don't think it's really possible with gluten-free stuff and is just a personal taste. 


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:47 AM

The Sydney Gluten Free Expo is on this Friday & Saturday http://www.glutenfreeexpo.com.au
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:42 PM

I wasn't able to get to the expo due to a family emergency, but my husband dropped by for the last 30 minutes as he was working nearby.

I've heard that it's best to get to the expo early if you want to get samples and to ensure you can buy whatever discounted items you're after before they sell out.

Sure enough, when he got there a lot of places had or were packing up, there weren't many samples left, and they were out of show bags. All to be expected.

But, Sydney peeps, if you're looking to snap up some stupidly discounted gluten free foods the last half half hour of the last day is clearly the best time to be there. Not wanting to take goods back to their warehouses, suppliers were practically throwing food at him.

For between $30-$40, my husband returned with quite a food haul:

3 x pks Buontempo corn flakes
2 x pks Buontempo rice puffs
2 x loaves Helga's bread
"Yes You Can" boxed mixes: 1 x pizza base, 2 x banana bread, 1 x white bread
4 x pks Livwell white rolls
4 x Livwell baguettes
5 x pks Livwell syrup pancakes
3 x boxes Simply Wize deli wafers
1 x Genius shortcrust pastry

I've done some calculations and all this would retail at over $170. The Livwell items alone were $10 for the LOT.

Holy Batman and Robin.

Time to find some space in our freezer and see if I can steal some from my parents...
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

I wish we'd get a gluten-free expo up here, one of the joys of living in NQ, we miss out on a lot of things. My son loves the gluten-free weetbix, the only complaint is that the box is too little, he eats 3 at a time.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:57 AM

I wish we'd get a gluten-free expo up here, one of the joys of living in NQ, we miss out on a lot of things. My son loves the gluten-free weetbix, the only complaint is that the box is too little, he eats 3 at a time.


Haha, him and me both.
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Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:38 AM

Had a slightly frustrating and good experience tonigt. One one of my local cafes has some gluten-free slices in cake cabinet, They also have an  menu of light meals. like sandwiches, chips, quiches etc- you know the kind of thing that  assume you can't have because it's not labelled as gluten-free or gfo anywhere. Tonight I was in a situation where I needed to have a meal there. I asked if there was anything they could do gluten-free, thinking that they would tell me I could have a plain garden salad. Imagine my surprise when they said that they have gluten-free bread and then proceeded to tell me that the ham was gluten-free and they also do gluten-free chips without me even asking! Normally when I ask about chips been gluten-free , I get a strange look.  So I ended up with an open grill sandwich with chips and salad!

 

Also went to the local cinema and noticed that they had a sign up advertising what products where gluten-free - the popcorn, frozen coke and one type  of lolly. 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:35 AM

Some of Aldi rice crackers and potato chips are gluten-free. I don't normally shop there so not sure how long they have been. The rice crackers are labelled gluten-free. The chips weren't but were ok by ingredient. Disappointingly Woolworths Brand Coleslaw now has a may contain statement. It was the only prepared gluten-free one I knew of and they sold it in a very small tub- was perfect for me.

 

Have noticed with a lot of the new prepared salads/meals the supermarkets have are gluten-free in ingredient, except for a may contain statement! It's more irritating than when they use gluteny dressing that could easily be gluten-free!  

 

I even tried to buy polenta the other day that had a may contain statement. 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 02:32 AM

I even tried to buy polenta the other day that had a may contain statement.


I've actually seen more 'may be contaminated' polenta than gluten free polenta. It's mind-boggling. Woolworths is a big offender. Stacks of their Macro range health food items may contain gluten when they need not, and they're gluten free staples like polenta and buckwheat groats (last time I checked these had a disclaimer).

I buy The Market Grocer brand polenta from greengrocers. Franklins may also stock it as they have Market Grocer dried pulses, another thing that is frequently contaminated.

I saw some quick (pre-cooked) polenta in Coles the other day that was gluten free by ingredient. It was in the pasta aisle and comes in a vacuum packed rectangular log.

On an unrelated note, there is now a new gluten free weetbix flavour: sunflower seed & rice puff. I haven't tried it as I'm not keen on sunflower seeds.

And I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but the par-cooked Sunrice Rice & Quinoa and Rice & Chia sachets now come in twin packs of single serve cups. I haven't seen them in many supermarkets though.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:03 AM

Always check for may contain with Sunrice. I've picked up a few lately that I thought would be ok but had may contain. Also some of their microwave shelf meals are marked as gluten-free but some while gluten-free by ingredient have a processed on the same line as statement. I picked up one like this for work lunch the other day. I ended up eating due to having no other suitable food. I was fine but try not to this if possible. 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:41 PM

Always check for may contain with Sunrice. I've picked up a few lately that I thought would be ok but had may contain. Also some of their microwave shelf meals are marked as gluten-free but some while gluten-free by ingredient have a processed on the same line as statement. I picked up one like this for work lunch the other day. I ended up eating due to having no other suitable food. I was fine but try not to this if possible.


I know it is in the stir fry mix (wheaten soy sauce)
and I think they have some rice/barley mixes but wow, unexpected. Thanks for the heads up!
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Posted 19 September 2014 - 04:04 AM

I work in a community organisation that provides food for clients. Quite often in the staff room there are left over cakes or savouries. Sometimes I have to try very hard not scream at people who say "oh this all looks nice, but you don't eat this kind of thing do you? 

I then calmly try to explain that I do but I can't eat those particular ones because they are full of gluten. Some people then try to tell me that  this will be their gluten limit for the day as they try to avoid flour, pasta, bread.  Sometimes I ask them what they have planed for dinner and if they say roast or stir fry they give me a blank look when I ask if the sauce or gravy is gluten-free. 

 

I also seem to complicate things when people ask what happens if if have some normal bread etc. I try to explain that I was not sensitive so I could eat a bit of bread before been physically ill and I did used to cheat but that doesn't mean inside aren't been damaged. So I was very impressed today when I told someone this and they said I would probably be sick if ate a lot of gluten now, just because I am not used to it. They also didn't look at me like I am insane when I said I feel ill when I smell subway bread baking.

 

Righto... I finished my rant now.  Just a bit fed up at moment as on several occasions have had to watch people eating gluteny food that I know could be gluten-free if different brands were used. 


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 07:26 PM

Hi, does anyone have gluten/wheat free hairspray recommendations?  Thank you!


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My super silly red siren is my guiding light. She has been a tremendous lesson for me in how gluten affects different people in very different ways. She is a super duper silly girl that was simply born that way. I have no idea why I am so blessed to have her guidance.

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 08:04 PM

Why would you need gluten free hairspray?   Firstly I would be surprised if hairspray had wheat in it and secondly unless you ingest gluten it cannot have any effect on you.   Shampoo, moisturisers, makeup etc. does not absorb into your intestine through your skin and therefore is safe to use.  You have to orally consume gluten for it to have an effect on you.  The only products you would need to worry about is toothpaste and mouthwashes etc.  and the majority would not contain gluten.    I worked for the coeliac society for five years and this is what we informed our members.  


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