I've mentioned before how much I LOOOOOOVEEE hot chips. MMMM ... But they're kind of hard to find, which is odd since potatoes are gluten-free. The problem however is two-fold: cross-contamination from gluteny products in the cooking oil, and chips that are more than just potato and oil (e.g. flavourings and coatings).Recently while driving home from … Continue reading Fish Punk
I finished work early today and decided to hang out in the mall while I wait for my husband.Food courts are an awesome place to sit and eat - and for one of my favourite sneaky (and weird) hobbies watching what people eat.This might sound super creepy, but it's fascinating to me to watch what … Continue reading I watch you while you eat (in a non-creepy way, honestly)
Last night my friends and I went out to a local eatery for dinner. I'd been there before and noticed that their gluten-free labelling wasn't the best. So I ate my dinner at home beforehand.Ooh and then I saw chips on the menu. You know how much I like chips right? SO VERY BLOODY MUCH!!! OMG, … Continue reading Would you like some gluten with that gluten-free meal?
I had the BEST brunch ever this morning. So freakin' good it just had to be blogged about. And it wasn't about the food, well, only partly ...Today I went along to the first ever Hamilton #Bloggersbrunch. The name pretty much states what it is - brunch with a group of bloggers. What an awesome … Continue reading He had me at “separate serving utensils”
One of the hardest things about having food allergies or coeliac disease is having to ask questions whenever you're eating outside of the house. It kind of makes blending in at the table difficult when you've got to pull the waitress aside to ask fifty questions to make sure you're eating safely:"Can you tell me if … Continue reading Use your voice
There's this newish place in Hamilton that fills my heart with joy.Real Good Food in Garden Place are doing exactly what they say in the name - providing REAL good food. So none of that processed crap. This is good food at it's best. And wahoo, they have a range of gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free … Continue reading Cafe Review: Real Good Food
If you've been following my blog for a while you might have read about my excitement over Cafe Inc opening in Rototuna. I have to say, after talking to Matt (the owner) my expectations for this cafe were SUPER high.And fortunately, these expectations have been more than met. In fact, I've probably spent more time hanging … Continue reading Review: Cafe Inc
On Saturday I met with the owner of a Hamilton fish and chip shop. She'd asked me for advice on how to make her products gluten-free (and then how to ensure they stay gluten-free right through to serving). The owner, whose real name I won't reveal to protect her privacy (I'll call her Jane), doesn't … Continue reading Eateries: They’re doing their best
This morning I was meant to be working on part two of my children with food allergies posts, but instead I got distracted by my own grumpy mood (it's week two of having a nasty coughy/snotty virus and I'm feeling LOUSY).Being already in a grump, I figured it was a good time to get a … Continue reading A little rant about crappy labelling
Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Matt Gatchell owner of the soon to be opened Cafe Inc. Matt's a lovely guy, with an impressive beard that has no problem catching the foam off his coffee as we chat.Matt's got a philosophy for his Rototuna-based cafe that I find especially appealing. He wants to create a … Continue reading Coming soon … Cafe Inc.