Last month we went to Auckland for a night (husband to work, me to hang out with my cousin). As usual I did a whole heap of Facebook stalking and advice seeking about where to eat long before we left Hamilton. And that's how I found my way to Mondays. Based in New North Road, down … Continue reading Mondays
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
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?
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
Imagine trying to cater for a family where just about everyone has food issues, and no two people have exactly the same combo of food needs.Yup, that's my family.Yesterday my sister Joanna got married, and because she's a huge tea fiend Zealong Tea Estate was an obvious choice for lunch.Prior to the wedding I sent them … Continue reading A very special wedding at Zealong
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
Nami Japanese Restaurant, Hood StreetNami makes THE BEST sushi in town. I've been a fan of Nami for nearly 10 years. The sushi is fresh, delicious and trucking amazing.I've never had a bad Nami experience - and that says a lot - absolutely ZERO tummy aches, and no meal has ever been less than perfect. Nami, it's been … Continue reading Trucking good food in the Tron