Archive for March, 2012

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Almost healthy yeast-free apple doughnuts

Almost healthy yeast-free apple doughnuts

I’ve fought making doughnuts. I’m not really sure why – probably it was the idea of deep-frying. Not the fat – I don’t mind a bit of that. No – it was about the fuss, the mess, the chance of slopping oil all over my clothes, or worse, scalding my […]

March 31, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Crunchy chicken and creamed corn crumble

Crunchy chicken and creamed corn crumble

Yep, it’s a mouthful. And, it’s not very pretty.  BUT This is the first proudly gluten-free dairy-free dinner I have presented my children with that has been scoffed like junk food. Possibly they are starved after 4 weeks of seaweed rice crackers and almond milk no-sugar banana smoothies and other […]

March 29, 2012 ×

Recipes

Crumplestiltskin Cake

Crumplestiltskin Cake

Last week I threw a birthday party for my now-5-year-old son. Goldilocks is a gorgeous thing who is on a strict gluten and casein free diet, so as you can imagine, the food took quite a bit of thought and consideration. No wheat, no cream, no butter, no milk. So, […]

March 26, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Eating up Dubai

What does Dubai Taste Like?

What does Dubai Taste Like?

Last weekend was my second experience with Taste of Dubai. If the festival was an accurate representation of the taste of Dubai, the stalls would have been a mix of Lebanese grills and dips, puffy khubz direct from the flame, devilishly hot Pakistani curry, rows upon rows of crisping drippy […]

March 24, 2012 ×

Beach, Beautiful places and spaces, travel thoughts

Trsteno – the bluest sea in the world

Trsteno – the bluest sea in the world

Trsteno. The word is missing vowels. The map is missing kilometers. I’ve finally reached the crest, and it’s much further to the beach than indicators appear to have indicated. My heart is beating as fast as the legs of the millions of crickets drumming, hidden in the spiny grasses, and […]

March 20, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, News Events and More

Sustainable dining? Or taking the piss? Greenhouse by Joost

Sustainable dining? Or taking the piss? Greenhouse by Joost

I found myself again, unplanned in Melbourne. Sarah has arrived for 24 hours only. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, lucky you – quite prophetic to place yourself around the date of my arrival. But The Rickshaw Run is booked out, Two Goats on Gertrude is the other side of town, […]

March 15, 2012 ×

Recipes

Porky Belly

Porky Belly

It’s Pork Belly, not porky belly, but that’s what you end up with if you eat too much of this. This is the complete opposite of the lovely zingy oil-free salad I last posted up. To be honest, it’s a little deviation from my usual diet too, and something I […]

March 12, 2012 ×

dairy free, gluten free, Recipes

Teriyaki Carrot Salad

Teriyaki Carrot Salad

This is a no-measure salad, but for the benefit of those who like a little guidance, I’ve put approximates in. It’s oil free, gluten free, dairy free. It serves as a great base, and can be added to easily. It is now eaten at least one day per week in […]

March 7, 2012 ×

Eating up Dubai

Armchair food travel

Armchair food travel

Different people travel for different reasons. Some like adventure – they seek adrenaline injections at mountain pinnacles, ocean depths, at the end of a rope or the start of a fall. Some need nature. They desire trappings that cannot be found in their common abodes, and instead search for mossy […]

March 7, 2012 ×