September 8, 2013
In My Kitchen- September
Start of the month, and time for another round up!
Check out what's going on around the blogisphere with gorgeous Celia and everyone else here:
http://figjamandlimecordial.com/2013/09/01/in-my-kitchen-september-2013/ and see what's cooking for September
I was starting to put together all the interesting bits and pieces for this months post- but then I stopped and thought for a moment
I like to show all the weird and wonderfuls, fun and quirkies... but what about the good old EveryDay workhorses. The great products that are in my shopping trolley week in, week out that really deserve a shout out too.
Luckily for us, InTolerances are becoming easier and easier to deal with when it comes to shopping. No longer stuck in just specialty shops or health food sites, great food is found all over the supermarket shelves- and not just in the allergy section.
These are some of my very, very favourite things. Do you know why? They all taste great, and work really well as 'normal' food. That might sound a bit weird to you, but if you have ever tasted much gluten free or lactose free foods, you would certainly know what I mean
All of these products are available at supermarkets,
Changs Sauces- So good, so many choices! In the Asian food aisle, or with the other sauces
San Remo Pasta- the best packaged pasta I've found so far. It cooks up really well and still has some toothiness to it, not squishy like so many others. It doesn't last though, cook it and eat it for the same meal, or does start to break down. Found in either the Allergy/Health section or with the regular pasta
Changs again! These are great pre-cooked noodles that are shelf stable and ready-to-go. Thick round rice noodles that are great for soups, stir fries, or even as a spaggheti substitute if you're stuck. I keep these in my work locker as a great base for a quick lunch. Found with the long life noodles, like dried rice stick etc. in the Asian aisle or with the Italian Pasta
What a great product from Liddels!!! Cheese has always been a big problem, and although I can personally eat goat or ewe cheese, it's a bit harder to source and usually quite expensive. The cheese comes in a solid block, or as packets already grated. It sits with the rest of the cheese in the fridge section, but for some reason I've only found it a t Woolworths.
The cream is UHT shelf stable, so it's great to stick in the pantry. Not with the other UHT milks, even the lactose free Liddells ones, but in the pre-packaged Pudding section, and I've found this at both Coles and Woolies
Full fat, low fat and skim, all found in the fresh milk section. They also produce a fresh cream that's yummy too.
Good old Gravox. I like to use this in pie fillings and to help thicken real home made gravy made from the roasting pan juices. Found with the rest of the condiments and gravies
A really nice light soy. I use this as a base for soooo many dishes, I just wish it came in a bulk sized bottle! Found with the rest of the sauces in the Asian aisle
You know the frozen berries people? Well they also make these awesome crepes. Light and airy, great for both savoury and sweet fillings too. Found in the dessert section of the freezers
I have a crisis of consience with this product...
It comes in frozen from Ireland and is sold in the fresh bread section of Coles. The problem is that it's really, really tasty. I can actually eat it un-toasted if I need to, and that is a big deal in the gluten free world. Until I find a better local product, I'm going to sacrifice my principles and keep eating it
I bought this for my Mother in Law. She was scared to try and make gluten free custard as she thought it would curdle and taste funny.... Once she saw a familar brand name she got her confidence back- she wouldn't even consider making real egg custard! Not lactose free, but good in a pinch if I use lactose free milk to make it with. Found in the Pudding section
This is my favourite brand of flour. It works really well, and I rarely have to adjust anything. I just straight substitute it for most non gf recipes and am very happy with the results. I know I can find a better/perfect/blend if I want to make my own with 50 differnt varieties of starches and flours- but I just can't be bothered. I want my blog to be easily accesable and user friendly to anyone who happens along and this flour helps with that. Found in the health/allergy aisle, but sometimes with the regular flours too
So Dear Readers, What did you think of this glimpse into my Gluten Free/ Lactose Free pantry? And have you seen any of these products at your local supermarket?
*Disclosure- The InTolerant Chef wasn't paid or compensated to endorse any of these products- she just really likes them :)