The Power of Flour

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Oct 312016
 

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After a busy week of stressing, rushing and running around we were all in desperate need of some quiet time at home, so we cancelled our Sunday plans and instead we pottered in the garden, played games and got the kitchen dirty by cooking up a storm. I love trying something different and Rowie Dillon’s new cookbook is definitely full of refreshing ideas:

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If you thought gluten-free meant boring and plain you’re in for a big surprise with The Power of Flour (RRP $35), a wonderful cookbook exploring a range of different flour types. From delicious desserts and yummy treats to hearty dinners, Rowie shows how to make a gluten, wheat and yeast free diet exciting and fun. Filled with more than 150 pages of recipes there is a wonderful dish for everyone.

As a mother of several children with food allergies I know how overwhelming it can be, and it is easy to feel limited in your options. The Power of Flour is a wonderful way to discover flours that you may not have heard of before, it teaches you about popular flours like quinoa, amaranth and polenta but also introduces you to less common alternatives like potato flour, teff flour, sorghum flour and lupin flour.

quinoa-porridge

On Sunday morning we tried Rowie’s Porridge with Apple, Coconut, Goji and Blueberries, a wonderful, warming breakfast that went down a treat with all five kids. I have no doubt this will become a weekend-favourite for us, it takes a bit of time to cook the quinoa but the wonderful mix of flavours is totally worth it.

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For lunch we grabbed our star-shaped muffin tray and whipped up a big puffy batch of Brazilian Cheese Breads with tapioca flour and parmesan cheese. They were so simple to make and turned out really light and fluffy, they would be an ideal side dish at a BBQ and we had enough left to pack some in the lunchboxes the next day too, bonus.

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Last but not least we finished our day of down-time on a high note with the World’s Best Carrot Cake. With beautiful ingredients like freshly grated carrot, rice flour, walnut and coconut you can almost trick yourself into thinking this is a healthy treat, until you sink your teeth into the sticky and scrumptious cream cheese icing… This would make the perfect gluten-free party cake for your next celebration.

To find out more about New Holland Publishers, to take a closer look at The Power of Flour by Rowie Dillion and to order a copy online visit www.newhollandpublishers.com.

May 102012
 

With the start of kindy just 3 months away I recently picked up the twins’ welcome packs so I can read up on all we need to know and all they need to bring on this new adventure. As three of my children are allergic to dairy I am very aware of allergy policies at schools and I was pleased to see our future kindy is very aware of allergies too. If you are looking for that perfect lunchbox treat that is healthy, tasty and safe you’ll love these yummy bars from Freedom Foods.

The name of the Nut Free Muesli Bars doesn’t actually do them justice, they are not only completely free from nuts but also free from gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and eggs. Surely a bar doesn’t get any more allergy friendly than that? On top of being safe the bars are tasty too, made with wholegrains, juicy Australian fruit pieces and nutritious seeds. Unlike most bars the ingredients of the Nut Free Muesli Bars are only slightly warmed to preserve nutrients and keep the naturally wholesome flavours.

If you are on track with all the latest health trends you have probably heard about the super food quinoa, this grain is tiny in size but it makes up for it in nutritional properties. The brand new nut free Ancient Grains Super Bar contains a puffed version of this hugely popular grain and together with puffed millet, cereals, seeds and fruit makes for a delicious bar packed full of goodness (think magnesium, antioxidants, protein and fibre).

Since starting my healthy craze on January 1st I have come to understand the importance of a good, healthy breakfast. I never used to have breakfast and just grabbed something quick when I could find a spare minute (some days nothing at all) and never realised the disastrous effect it had on me. I think the Berry Good Morning cereal looks and sounds fantastic and I am very keen to give it a try, cranberries are one of my favourites these days so combined with dates and tasty flakes it has to be a winner.

To find out more about Freedom Foods, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit www.freedomfoods.com.au.

For your chance to win a Freedom Foods gift hamper filled with lots of delicious products (RRP $50) visit www.freedomfoods.com.au and answer the following question: Which Freedom Foods product would your family love to try?

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