It’s 2015 and time for those New Year resolutions that we never keep beyond about a week … but this year LFW is focussing on healthy eating—that doesn’t mean dieting peeps, it just means watching what we eat. So we’re not totally giving up the yummy stuff; we’re just paying more attention to what’s in what we eat, monitoring what’s on our plate, and where you can get the good stuff. So we’re kicking off with a couple of great ideas for breads, cakes and sweet treats! Enjoy!
Deeks is a fantastic local little bakery, located in Canberra at the Dickson and Phillip shopping centres, and all their produce is grain free—so for gluten free/wheat free people (like me!) it’s a treasure trove!
I’ve been eating their Quinoa loaf for some time now and it’s brilliant! And what’s more, it doesn’t disintegrate into crumbs when you move towards it with the knife … Yes the loaves are small, but I defy you to eat more than a couple of thin slices at any one time. It has been said that eating Quinoa is a bit like eating expanding foam, and in a way … it is! A couple of toasted thin slices for brekkie will keep you going long after lunchtime.
Deeks do a great variety of breads, cakes, sweet treats, pies, puddings and pasta, and all are grain free—that means no gluten, wheat, rye or any other grain. They’re also ideal for people with allergies as they don’t contain nuts, eggs, dairy, preservatives or colouring unless otherwise indicated—in large letters on the packet.
The breads come in a selection of loaves, cobs, focaccia, rolls, and mini loaves, and include a scrumptious date and walnut loaf, and sensational savouries such as olive and herb, and onion and parmesan focaccia, and a tomato and basil loaf. The plain and savoury rolls make a great alternative for burger buns.
If you’ve ever tried to make a gluten free pizza base from scratch you’ll know exactly where I’m coming from when I say Deeks pizza bases are awesome! Forget the hassle; step back on the pizza roundabout and knock yourself out! And yes, pizzas can be healthy, and, just as an aside, watch this space as LFW has some great pizza recipes coming up!
For sweet treats Deeks has a fab selection of friands, cakes and slices, cheesecake, sweet tarts, biscuits, and muffins.
Get Healthy! Get DEEKS!
If you’re out of Canberra you can shop online at http://www.deeks.com.au/products/