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Member Since 28 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Nov 29 2006 04:20 PM

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In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

18 September 2006 - 03:23 PM

i'm sorry if i gave you the wrong impression cathy, i wasn't having a dig at you at all. all i meant to say was that i discovered, after doing a bit of research, that microwaves and plastics seem to be a dangerous combination. personally i would stay clear of them. that's all.

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

17 September 2006 - 03:26 PM

[/quote]Did I hear you right and you said there were gluten free Tim Tams? Would only happen in Australia, mainly cause I am not there. Next time I go over to visit my sons, I will bring back 20 kilos of gluten-free tim tams. Wonderful, they might eventually sell them here, as they sell nearly every other arnot biscuit.
Since Arnott's is Austrailan owned, do you know if their rice cakes/biscuits with the whole in them are gluten free? There has been a bit of an argument over here in one of the forums about them not being gluten free anymore, but I can't see anything on the packet that would suggest gluten. I am confused.
Hope to see you again.

hi cathy,

you can get biscuits in nz that are similar to tim tams and are gluten free. they are called delush (i think) and are delicious, but a bit expensive, i think about $6 a packet. nice for a treat though, you can get them from either avalon or putiputi ra. I have never had a problem with the Arnotts rice biscuits. As for the plastics comment and microwaves... I refuse to use a microwave now and esp would not heat anything up in plastics, they leech all sorts of chemicals into your foods. As you say we are adults and can inform ourselves and make choices, but I would seriously inform yourself.

In Topic: Any Kiwis Out There?

29 August 2006 - 03:41 PM

I am in NZ (Auckland), new to this forum also, we have only been in NZ for 6 months, so am still struggling with finding what's gluten-free and what's not, previously from UK where I had no problems, any useful tips would be appreciated!!!

Hi Westie,

I presume you are in west auckland then? If you are, have you been to East West Organics in Glen Eden? They supply a lot of gluten-free products. I actually live up in Whangarei. My family live on the North Shore, but I usually just eat at their houses, rather than out when I'm in Auckland. I've found that New World seem to stock quite a few items. I get my pasta from them, San Remo brand. Really good and tastes and looks like the real thing. I like Venerdi brand bread, I get it from the health food shop (it's normally available at New World and Pak n Sav). It's normally about $7 a loaf which is pretty expensive, but they seem to always have extra stock and if you can get it when it's nearly expired, then it is reduced in price and you can just freeze it. I tend to make a lot of stuff myself and have found bin inn and asian supermarkets best for that. As for takeaways, hell pizza do a gluten free base, just have to watch what toppings you get. Muffin Break do gluten free muffins. Up here they only have them on Wed and Thurs (and they always sell out!), but not sure when they bake them in Auckland stores.
Is there anything specific you want to know, I might be able to help.
Oh and welcome to NZ, hope you are enjoying the change.

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

28 August 2006 - 03:46 PM


Yes Peggy, you get the chocolate from Oxfam, or TradeAid in NZ. it's a bit on the expensive side but boy is it moorish and such a treat ($5.90 big bar). I do volunteer work there, if only i could exchange my time for chocolate :D .
Thanks for looking at my site Cathy. I came up with the idea when I went to Dunedin for a friends wedding and realised that I had no idea where I could eat or shop. There is a positive side to feeding a baby at 4am (that's when I get my ideas).
Hope you are both feeling better. Oh and Cathy, to be honest, I've given up on the whole McD's thing, if you want takeaways, hell pizza do a gluten free base, just watch what toppings you get.
Have a good day.

In Topic: Australians And New Zealanders Hellooooooo :)

28 August 2006 - 02:24 AM


I'm a kiwi! Just wanted to add a few things, the nice and natural bars are fantastic, yum yum yum. apparently the melbourne expo was great, over 10,000 people went! the best chocolate you can buy is fairtrade dark chocolate, gluten free, dairy free, and sooooooooooooooooooo yum! plus you will be doing a great service to all those cocoa farmers out there that usually live off the smell of an oily rag because they don't get a fair market price for their beans. (sorry rant over). I'm a bit jealous of those americans, sounds like they have heaps of yummy products on sale. Oh and I lived off the "don't eat the dinosaur daddy" lollies for the first 3 months of my pregnancy.
My favourites are san remo pasta range (just like the real thing, I think), and Venerdi bread. We have just got the Livwell range at Pak n Sav. My god they are expensive, $12 for 4 white rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Personally I make a lot of foods myself, but then I have the luxery because I'm a stay at home mum. I've found bin inn to be quite good at stocking gluten free stuff, certainly cheaper than a lot of places.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth. If you want a bit more information about where to buy and eat, check out my website. There are a few recipes there as well.

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