Like most gluten free shoppers, I shop around: Woolworths, IGA, Coles, organic shops depending upon what specific gluten free product I am looking for. Shopping at Woolworths yesterday, I picked up a copy of their April 2016 Fresh.
Well done to Woolworths for their Fresh April 2016 Free in-store magazine. Supporting Coeliac Awareness Week this edition of Fresh has a two page spread on gluten-free living highlighting gluten free products available in-store.
But the good news for gluten free-ers does not stop there. Not only does the magazine contain tagged gluten free recipes, there is also a number of other recipes that are either gluten free by ingredient or can be gluten free with a few quick substitutions.
If you are looking for inspiration, then pick up a copy of Fresh Issue 119 April 16 to find these recipes mentioned below:
Banana Pancakes page 102
Chocolate Cake page 104
Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns page 89
Gluten Free by Ingredient
Asian-Style Mandarin Chicken page 10
Vegetable Tortilla page 14
Marinated Lamb Steaks with Roasted Vegetables page 19
Hash Brown Quiche page 28
Buckwheat Crepes with Poached Apple and Pear page 54
Baked Sweet Potatoes, Avocado and Feta page 62
Passionfruit Possetts page 72
Sticky Sesame Prawns with Zingy Rice Noodle Salad page 82
Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Avo Crunch Salad with Balsamic Beets and Broccolini page 82
Ham and Rockmelon Bites page 93
Ham Caprese Skewers page 93
Gluten Free with Substitutions
Fettuccine Alfredo with Mushrooms page 16
Smashed Avocado & Feta page 34
Brunch Salad page 54
Classic Minestrone page 57
Mexican Chicken Chilli page 58
Prawn and Zucchini Spaghetti page 58
Broad Bean, Fennel, Chilli and lemon Risotto with Prawns page 61
Sicilian Meatballs Al Forno page 61
Papaya and Lime Cheesecake page 73
Rosemary and Garlic Lamb with Root Veg Mash page 84
Hot Cross Bun Toppers page 88
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.