This week is Coeliac Awareness Week in Australia. Four years ago we knew nothing about coeliac disease, and we never imagined that two of our children would be diagnosed with it a short time later. It has changed our life, the way we cook, eat, live! You can read about our coeliac adventure on the page: Coeliac Disease and Us.
If you are not sure what coeliac disease is, or think that you may have it, head over to Coeliac Australia’s awareness campaign website.
To help promote coeliac awareness we thought we would share with you a gluten free recipe that everyone loves at our place. It is temaki sushi, or ‘hand rolled’ sushi. You don’t have to be an expert cook to make them, and everyone can get involved too!
Gluten Free Temaki Sushi
Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe!
For more simple and gluten free recipes, some of which we cook every week, head over to our Gluten Free Recipes page.
We also have lots of tips for living with coeliac disease too!
Happy Coeliac Awareness Week!
The Feast of Saint Valentine, or Valentine’s Day as it is more commonly called, is only 14 days away! It always comes around so quickly after school goes back, after our big summer holidays here in Australia.
Of course, we wanted to give you a treat to share with your valentine, and we decided that a ‘feast’ would be on the menu this time! Our edible Sweet Heart Valentine is perfect for sharing with your valentine or the whole family, and is easy to make with only four ingredients.
It is nut free, and can be made gluten free, dairy free (use dairy free chocolate), and egg free! Just check all the ingredients to make sure. Click on the button below for the recipe and instructions, complete with diagrams, that children can follow.
These can be made for other occasions too, including birthday parties, or just for fun. Elissa and Janelle made these quick and easy, gluten free, class treats for school, so that Elissa could celebrate her birthday with her classmates.
There are more, easy, celebration recipes in our Imagine. Make. Believe e-zine, with a whole lot of themed party ideas too. Get your issue today!
We hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day, and that you make the day special for someone else too!
How has your week started off? Have you been having fun on the weekends? We have been sharing a little on our Facebook page about what cheap fun we have been getting up to, and we would love to hear from you too! We had kids in the kitchen on the weekend, did you?
Speaking of kitchens, do you get creative in the kitchen? Janelle loves to create with all sorts of materials, and sometimes that process happens in the kitchen, with food of course! Every now and then she comes up with a great recipe idea, and one of her favourite main meals that she created is the Gluten Free Bacon and Asparagus Stir Fry. It is quick, easy and tasty, and if you don’t like asparagus, swap it for broccoli! By omitting the parmesan cheese it will be dairy free too!
Gluten Free Bacon and Asparagus Stir Fry
One of the kids’ favourite meals at home is our Gluten Free Buffet. It is great for a gathering of friends or a large family and if you don’t need to cater for gluten free or other dietary requirements, then the sky is the limit… almost! You can add anything you like to this delicious selection of food and you can cater to individual tastes or needs.
Gluten Free Buffet
So head over to our Recipes page to find more delicious gluten free recipes and meal ideas, and find us on Facebook and let us know what creative things you’ve been up to!
A lot has been happening over the past week or two at Imagine. Make. Believe. Some of them you will see in our recent posts, like our story about Coeliac Disease. Others you may have stumbled across while you’ve been visiting us here or at our Facebook page.
So here is the latest!
- We have also added a spot to sign up for our new weekly newsletter which you can see in the sidebar on the right, so if you want to get our news, updates and special offers via email, don’t forget to fill out your details.
Gluten Free Chicken Wrap
Gluten Free Sausage Casserole
We have lots more coming up in the next few weeks, but this week we will be talking about stranded cotton or thread, and on Friday we will be sharing a fun, Father’s Day gift idea for the kids to make. Yes… Father’s day in Australia and New Zealand is now less than two weeks away! It’s quick, easy and cheap – it won’t even cost a dollar to make!
Hope you have a fun, creative week!
PS. Did you know we have a Pinterest and Twitter account too?
It may seem a little odd that we are writing about coeliac disease here, at Imagine. Make. Believe. It may not seem so strange though, when you learn that two of the four children that contribute here have coeliac disease.
Why write about it here though? Because we want to share with you a little of our journey with the disease, and what it means for us, how we have dealt with it, and our best tips, in the hope of helping others, especially parents of children with the disease.
So what is coeliac disease? What are the symptoms? We have two pages of information, one about coeliac disease and our journey with it, and the other is where we share our best tips in dealing with two children who have to eat gluten free. They can be found on our Recipes page.