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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: What have you eaten today?
    Posted: 22 Aug 2009 at 11:23
I accompanied my sister to a gluten free expo today held by the Australian Coeliac Society(she is gluten intolerant). It was a good day. They had quite a few exhibitors with a wide range of gluten free foods to sample and sell. I must say I ate so many samples I didn't need lunch. The foods I saw and tasted today were so good compared to what was available when my sister was first diagnosed 9 years ago.
I ate lots of chocolate biscuits, crackers which almost tasted like regular crackers (my sister is sick of eating rice crackers and these were great), beef pie, sausage rolls (I went for 2 samples of these), muffins, cakes, marshmallows, banana bread, pizza bases.
My sister went prepared with her own shopping cart and a few spare shopping bags, for all the items she bought.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2009 at 11:14
They do don't they. That link probably didn't have the best picture. When the Balmain bugs are cooked they go an orange colour like other lobsters.
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 20:48
It does look a bit like an enlargement of the mites that live in beds :boohoo:
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  Quote Thess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 18:27
Well thank heavens for that!  I was thinking that you must have been in some sort of "I'm a Company Employee Get Me Out Of Here" type eating task!
 
You do know that the pic you linked to does the little blighter no favours?! LOL
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2009 at 16:32
Balmain bugs are members of the lobster family, often called a slipper lobster. If you've ever seen microspopic pictures of some bugs, they kind of look like that, except they are about 15 cm long.

Here's a link with piccies.

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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 2009 at 15:10
I was thinking that too!

I've only had two coffees today so far.
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  Quote Thess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Aug 2009 at 07:20
what on earth are balmain bugs?  Sounds terrifying!!!
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2009 at 16:14
I went to a conference after work on Friday and finished after lunch Saturday. The food was sensational. Sesfood buffet for dinner with lots of oysters, prawns, crabs and Balmain bugs. Full hot buffet breakfast and a great lunch too.
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  Quote Thess Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2009 at 23:57
Miss Wrangler, you'll be wasting away!

Here's what I've had today:

No breakfast. Lunch was a double strength coffee and a chicken and pesto sandwich, packet of Revels. Dinner was Sag Aloo with rice (and no, it wasn't a take-away!)

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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2009 at 14:08
I've just had BBQ beef Super Noodles for the first time in about a year. Amazing.
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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2009 at 14:29
I haven't cooked anything properly in ages. All I've had today is half an Onken biopot yoghurt (the large one - strawberry flavour) and a cup of coffee. *dies*
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  Quote Laura Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2009 at 14:03
Margi that looks amazing *drool*

Am on very strict diet at the mo but i would love to try making that when i'm back to eating 'normal' food again.

Love baking and cooking, but it is SO annoying when you create loads of washing up
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2009 at 13:43
I finally plated the dessert as per picture in the link, except I cheated and used a tubular chocolate filled wafer biscuit instead of the choclate pipe. I couldn't eat it all - it was so rich.
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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2009 at 11:53
The inagaural series of the Australian version of Masterchef finished last week. The 2 finalists had to make this chocolate dessert that had so many components to it as one of the 3 challenges. They printed the recipe in the paper on Wednesday, so I decided to give it a go. Apparently to order this in the restaurant it originated from (Aria), it costs $24.00 per serve. I've made all the components except the chocolate half pipe (I don't have a sweets thermometer). The dessert consists of a chocolate tart with chocolate pastry and filling, a topping like a ganache, chocolate macaroons and chocolate sorbet. I do have an icecream maker, so I've just finished making that. It taste fantastic.

Well its a chocoholics delight!!. Having said that, I don't know if I would try making it again - so much work, and the quantities make a lot more than needed. If I went to Aria, $24.00 is worth the amount of work that goes into it.

Aria Chocolate dessert

The amount of washing up I generated for the dessert was horrendous.

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  Quote James Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 June 2009 at 23:26
Oh Margi that sounds amazing. I've never had crab but am dying to try it and everything you used is right up my street.


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  Quote MargiABC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 June 2009 at 17:00
I cooked this beaut crab dish last night. I used green blue crabs (because they are ready to cook) as opposed to mud crabs (they're bought alive and kicking - I can't handle that). Cooked it in ginger, garlic, shallots and stock. Served with noodles cooked in the reserved sauce. Finger licking good and messy too.
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