Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Relish lists all its gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian salads, savouries, bakes, desserts and freezer selections on a flyer which is available on the counter. Other gluten-free salads include beetroot and balsamic, Greek salad, Indian rice, kipfler potato, low carb chicken avocado, Mediterranean chickpea, potato salad and roast vegetables.
Broadway Shopping Centre. There doesn't seem to be a website so if you want to find out more you'll either have to visit the shops or telephone. Relish Sydney Leichhardt: 9572 6899. Relish Sydney Broadway: 9211 337.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I recently discovered Dovedale Rice Chia Buns. Last Sunday afternoon Coles at Leichhardt was out of gluten-free bread so I bought the buns as a back-up. According to the Dovedale website, chia is an ancient gluten-free grain, one of the four main foods of the Central American civilisations. The Aztecs called chia the "running food" because their warriors and messengers could run all day on just a handful of chia. Hope that happens to me.
The website also says chia improves human nutrition by providing the richest natural source of omega 3, antioxidants and dietary fibre. Chia's abundance of omega 3, fatty acids (the richest natural source of alpha linolenic acid) also help promote a wide range of cardiovascular and mental health benefits!
They also taste good. So I think they'll become a bit of a regular purchase now. I have had them for lunch for the past few days. I cut the bun in half and lightly toast and then add tuna, rocket and cherry tomatoes. Delicious! It's almost like returning to pre-coeliac days of salad sandwiches or rolls for lunch.