Our major two supermarkets publish free magazines Woolworths Fresh and Coles available in the supermarket and also on-line. I picked up both April issues last week and continue to be encouraged by the inclusion of recipes which are tagged gluten free.
As well, there are always other recipes which can be modified without too much trouble. The Coles issue has an Haloumi with lemon, garlic and thyme and as long as you don’t use soughdough bread as suggested, the recipe is gluten free. Cheesecake recipes are easily modified using gluten free biscuit crumbs or if you are doing individual cheesecakes then use a gf biscuit for the base.
And there are some recipes that are gluten free by ingredient without being acknowledged as such, such as a Sticky Thai Pork and Bourbon-Glazed Pork Ribs (use gf BBQ sauce). I remember our local butcher telling us that all his sausages were gluten free except one variety but he only advertises 3 varieties as gluten free. He believed there was a perception by customers that if the product was gluten free, then it wouldn’t be as good. Interesting!
Increasingly though I see more and more packaged products such as salami, ham, sausages and custards being labelled as gluten free and this certainly makes it easier and quicker for those of us who shop gluten free.
More impressive was that gluten free was acknowledged on the back page “picks” in the Coles magazine :
So take advantage of these free magazines as they are a wonderful resource for ideas and recipes for our gluten free kitchens.