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Am I A Foodie or What?


I think I may officially be turning into a foodie. I’m not sure when you start considering yourself to be one because it feels like one of those things that creeps up on you, but perhaps what my last several happy snaps are might be an indicator.

I’ve got the Instagram app on iPhone (bsparx if you wants to follow!), which I don’t use that often as I have a tendency to forget, and I realised my last five photos were of food I was eating!

For example (mouse over for food names)…


The strawberries one was taken today along with this one, which I took for the sole purpose of blogging about it;

Taking the strawberries one, then the bread one, is when I had my realisation of possibly turning into a full-blown foodie. I make notes of different food combinations to try out, write down recipe ideas, and I went as far as buying a meal planner from Typo! Sounds food obsessed doesn’t it? I’m thinking this might be attributable to not eating properly for over 5 years (my diet consisted of mainly liquid and semi-solid fare) and now being able to eat like your average person is something to be taken advantage of. Sure I still have to watch myself sometimes because of the D’s and I’m on a gluten free diet, but there’s so much variety even with those two restrictions and after years of my staple being Sustagen (aka Boost) it’s no wonder I’m becoming obsessed!

The GF bread has definitely been an awesome find so far. Before I was getting another GF bread, which came frozen, and while there is nothing wrong with frozen bread, there’s definitely a snag when it doesn’t come pre-sliced. Great tasting bread as it may be, you don’t know how fortunate pre-sliced is until you don’t get it! It’s also the type of bread you can’t thaw out completely and then slice up. Apparently that’s not good for the bread and the use by date is usually past when you buy it leading to the bread having to be kept frozen. Add on the lovely price tag of $10.40 and it’s no wonder I’m raving about something as mundane as new bread.

For those on a GF diet, who haven’t heard of this one, yes it is gluten free! The picture on the right shows the little Gluten Free seal of approval, in case you missed it during all the excitement. And yes it is smaller than the one I was getting, but it’s $5.20, pre-sliced, and low G.I. (another problem, besides price, when it comes to going GF). Not to mention, it doesn’t come frozen! I think I can handle smaller pieces of bread for all of that. Pretty awesome.

So far I’ve had the new bread toasted and it was yum. The next step is non-toasted, sandwich style. I shall report at a later date. If I remember of course…

Back to the original topic, I must be a foodie because I digressed and the topic is still about food! So. Hungry.


Author: Bonnie

Between a blogging addiction, hosting reading challenges, reviewing, writing novels, and overcoming a neuro-immune disease, Bonnie attempts to do as many awesome things as she can and has a good dose of daily bunny cuddles. She resides in Western Sydney with her rabbit, Winston.

6 thoughts on “Am I A Foodie or What?

  1. The struggle to find good gluten free bread is a pain! That Country Life one is certainly one of the better commercially available ones, but I much prefer to make my own. I’ve got a great recipe (for use with a bread-maker) if you’re interested. 🙂

    • I would love your recipe Stace! And then all I’d have to do is get a bread-maker 😉

      Do you find it much cheaper in the long run to make your own?

  2. 500 grams plain gluten free flour (I use White Wings brand most successfully)
    500 ml milk
    2 eggs
    8 tablespoons olive oil (yes, you read that right, I know it’s a lot)
    1 sachet yeast
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt

    Whip the eggs in a bowl, then add milk. Add the oil, stirring after every couple of spoons.
    Tip that liquid into the bread-maker tin, then add sugar and salt.
    Add the flour, then the yeast – no need to stir it in, as the bread-maker does that.
    The Breville bread-maker I’ve got has a specific Gluten-Free setting, I bake on that setting with the crust set to “dark”, and it turns out lovely. Takes about two hours, I think.

    This bread does turn out cheaper than buying GF bread pre-made – a single pack of flour will make you at least two loaves, and the loaves are bigger and yummier than the store-bought stuff. Also this bread lasts quite a long time; I keep it in the fridge in a sealed container or a plastic bag, and it will keep for at least a week.

    • Thank you so much for that! So yeast isn’t a problem GF wise? I’m still learning.
      That’s really good of Breville. I love all these brands and companies making some sort of effort to include GF, makes you feel less left out!

      That’s really good, especially when going through a bread binge 🙂 I think you’ve sold me on the bread-maker idea.

  3. Yeast is fine, thankfully!! Mostly just watch out for anything that has the wheat, rye, or barley in the ingredients – including things derived from those grains.

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