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Online Gluten Free Shopping

 

Q: Where do I shop?

A: Depends….

Yes gluten free shopping depends on likes and dislikes, price, accessibility and convenience

While Coles and Woolworths are my main two supermarkets, I have a couple of online shops that I buy from as well.  I might pay a little more for freight, but if you find a product that works for your gluten free eater, then it is worth it.  In those early days of diagnosis, when gluten free was so overwhelming, I visited every possible local shop and deli searching for gluten free products.  This was part of my research, to find out what our options were.  In time, I have settled into a routine.  We have in our minds, our ‘gluten free’ shopping list with where to buy the relevant product.  Why is it that Woolworths only sell Burgen Gluten Free White Bread and Barilla Gluten Free Pasta whereas Coles only sells Jase’s small Gluten Free Pizzas. And sometimes it is easier to order my  ‘Well & Good ‘ gf flours and bread mixes from Gluten Free Direct rather than have to make a special and inconvenient trip to a health food store inside our largest shopping centre.

I’d like to think that there is merit in the concept of  gluten free shoppers in small towns/suburbs  forming  co-operatives and buying online in bulk.

Here a a couple of  places for online gluten free shopping:

El Cielo – an online Mexican shop with tostadas, corn chips and corn tortillas

Live Free Gluten Free – offering bread, pastry and chicken seasoning mixes

The Gluten Free Shop – is the perfect online gluten free shop for people living regionally or remotely

Absolutely Gluten Free – for a range of products including Schar Pizza Bases

Gluten Free Direct – online supplier of ‘Well & Good’ gluten free products: bread, cake, biscuit mixes and Pudding in a Mug

House of Biskota – order online from a range of 11 gluten free biscuits

Tortilla Cups

Taco Cups

I think that sometimes the ‘stars are aligned’ and some things are just meant to be.

This is true for the Tortilla recipe from Sally Wise, the Tortilla Baker from “Robin’s Kitchen” and the lack of store bought tortillas in the cupboard.

I’ve decided I must live under a mushroom, because I have never seen the Tortilla Baker before. I have tried to make tortilla cups by folding gf tortillas into the Texas Muffin tins, but this has not always been successful. It probably works well with soft and pliable white flour tortillas but not so much for the corn tortillas.

The Tortilla Baker tins are much bigger and more open making it easier to fold the tortillas into the tins.

So one of my sons spied the newly purchased tins and felt he  just had to have tortilla cups.  Problem was there were no tortillas in the house.  Luckily we had Sally Wise’s recipe book and so I mixed up a batch of her gluten free tortillas.

Tortillas

1 cup gf plain flour

1/2 cup fine cornmeal or polenta

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon gf baking powder

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 cups water

20 g butter for greasing (or dairy-free margarine)

Place the flour, cornmeal or polenta, salt and baking powder in a bowl. Make a well in the centre, add the eggs and water and whisk until very smooth.

Lightly grease a frying pan* and place over medium heat.  Pour about 3 tablespoons of the batter into the pan and spread over the base to make a thin pancake.  Cook each side for about 2 minutes.  Do no allow the pancakes to brown otherwise they will become too hard.  Transfer to a plate.  Repeat with the remaining batter.

*I use the Breville Crepe Creation an essential in my gluten free kitchen.

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Sorry darling.