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Gluten Free Weekly Special at Coles and Woolworths

July 16, 2013 4 comments

Coles Weekly Gluten Free Specials

Coles Gluten Free Specials

Finally the Coles Gluten Free Range has come on special, hopefully we all get the chance to try something new.

Coles Simply Gluten Free Range Specials

  • Cornflakes – $3
  • Museli – $2.90
  • Spaghetti – $2
  • Anzac Biscuits – 2 for $5
  • Beef Stronganoff – 2 for $2.80
  • Corn Chips – $2
  • Beef Pies – $7

Coles Specials 17th July 3

  • Hot Shot Fruit Tails or Iddy Biddy Fruity Bits – $3
  • Twinings – $6
  • SPC Fruit – $3
  • Nescafe Gold Freeze Dried Coffee – $7
  • Nescafe Blend 43 – $6.80

Coles Specials 17th July 9

  • Smith’s Chips Multipack – $2

Coles Specials 17th July 11

  • Moro Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $20
  • Coles Red Salmon – 2 for $5
  • Capriccio Tomatoes – 69 cents
  • Sirena Tuna, Leggo’s Pasta Bake – 2 for $5

Check out the Coles Weekly Specials online here

Woolies Weekly Gluten Free Specials

Woolies 17th July 6

  • Danone Epic Yoghurt Pouches – 5 for $5
  • Australian Grown Juice – $4.99
  • Babybel Mini Cheese – $2.50
  • Flora pro-activ – $8
  • Coon Slices – $9
  • Farmers Union Greek Strained Yoghurt – Buy One Get One Free – 2 for $1.99

Woolies Specials 17th July 1

  • Smith’s Chips or Doritos Corn Chips (original flavour is gluten free by ingredient) 2 for $5

Woolies Specials 17th July 2

  • La Zuppa Soup – $3
  • Sunrice – $4
  • Annalisa Tomatoes or Beans – $1
  • Edgell Sweet Corn – $1.60
  • Leggo’s Pasta Bake – $3
  • Crisco Vegetable or Canola Oil – $3
  • John West Tuna – $4.50

Woolies Specials 17th July 3

  • Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus 4 Cheese Bake or Prefect Bake – $6
  • Bornhoffen, Yoplait or Yoplait for Me Yoghurt – 2 for $8
  • Perfect Italiano Parmesan – $4

Woolies Specials 17th July 4

  • Nutella – $6
  • Twinings – $3.24
  • Golden Circle Fruit Squeeze – $1.40

Woolies Specials 17th July 5

  • Sirena Tuna – $1.90 or 3 for $4.98

Woolies Specials 17th July 7

  • Cardonell Spanish Olive Oil – $20
  • Riviana Basmati Rice – $8
  • Moccona Coffee – $18

Woolies Specials 17th July 8

  • Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Nutri-Grain Liquid Breakfast – $3
  • Bega Tasty Cheese – $8

Woolies Specials 17th July 10

  • Country Ladle Soup – the Butternut Pumpkin flavour is gluten free by ingredient – $1.64

Check out Woolworths Weekly Specials Online Here

Please be sure that the products I have mentioned are suitable for you.

This will be the last Weekly Specials I do for the next month or so as I am going overseas and won’t be around to do the Australian supermarket specials.

Have you see any good gluten free specials this week?

The Week That Was 5th July 2013

July 5, 2013 Comments off

One week of school holidays down and we really have not stopped. We are looking forward to a few days at home next week. I hope we can get the chance to do that.

Artist at WorkMy eldest has been busy doing some paintings (when he can).

Country Drive From CarWe went to visit my brother and his kids who live a couple of hours away. We took the scenic route. I love a country drive!

Country DriveI love the trees

Country Drive Skyand where the sky just goes on forever

CurlsI found a new gluten free product at the supermarket , Delite Curls ($2). Not really value for money as they are a 80g pack compared to the 100g box the Fantastic Delites come in but they are really yummy. I may have tried the Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream flavour as well and they are sooo good.

Legally BlondeA couple of girlfriends and I went to see Legally Blonde the musical. It was really really good and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Legally Blonde DrinksWe had a grown up drink in celebration of being child free for a few hours. We are friends from high school and we tried to remember the last time we had child free time together, the sad thing is we couldn’t!

And despite it being a very busy week, there aren’t any more photos to share!

How was your week?

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Gluten Free Tomato, Bean and Chickpea Soup Recipe

July 4, 2013 Comments off

Winter means soup. Well for me it does anyway and I have been happily making up soups for my lunches. Last week I didn’t have too many fresh vegies left in the fridge so I reached into the pantry instead… result was a yummy, easy soup.

Gluten Free Tomato, Bean and Chickpea Soup


Soup Ingredients

  • 2 small red capsicum
  • 1 litre gluten free vegetable stock (I make it up from Massell stock powder)
  • 1 tin chickpeas
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tin red kidney beans


  • Finely dice capsicum. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and red kidney beans.
  • Heat a little oil in a saucepan, cook the capsicum 2 or so minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas, beans, tomatoes and stock and stir.
  • Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cook for 30 – 40 minutes.
  • Blend if desired. (I did).
  • Serve and Enjoy!

Gluten Free Soup

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Gluten Free Coles and Woolworths Weekly Specials 3rd July 2013

July 3, 2013 1 comment

The gluten free specials are a bit light on this week, still I have listed what I found.

Coles Weekly Specials
Coles Specials 3rd July 1

  • Ski or Nestle Soleil Yoghurt – $4
  • Berri Juice – $5
  • Yoplait Squeezie Yoghurt – 7 for $7
  • Vaalia Yoghurt 4 x 150g – $4
  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese- $1.99

Coles Specials 3rd July 2

  • Smith’s Multipack Potato Chips 6 pack- $2
  • Real Food Corn Thins – 98 cents
  • Golden Circle Tropical Punch – $1

Coles Specials 3rd July 3

  • SPC Fruit 3 x 410g – $5
  • Nutella – $3.50
  • Ocean Spray Craisins – 2 for $5
  • Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain and Coco Pops Liquid Breakfasts – 2 for $7

Coles Specials 3rd July 5

  • Carman’s Museli Bars (some varieties are gluten free) – $4
  • Kraft Peanut Butter – $6
  • Moccona Coffee – $12

Coles Specials 3rd July 6

  • Country Ladle Soup (Butternut Pumpkin is gluten free by ingredient) – $2

Coles Specials 3rd July 9

  • Smith’s Potato Chips 45g – $1

Click here for Coles weekly specials online

Woolworths Weekly Specials

Woolies 3rd July 4

  • Edgell Beans and Corn – 4 for $5
  • Raguletto Pasta Sauce – 2 for $3

Woolies Specials 3rd July (2)

  • Chobani Greek Yoghurt – 4 for $6 or 10 for $10
  • Le Rice – $2.50
  • five:am Yoghurt – $5

Woolies Specials 3rd July 3

  • Devondale Cheese – $5.50
  • Devondale Dairy Soft – $3.50
  • Kraft Tasty Slices – $2.00
  • Bega Stringers – 2 for $8
  • Nudie Nothing But Chilled Juice – $4.95

Woolies Specials 3rd July

  • Smith’s Chips or Doritos (green packet) – 2 for $5
  • Berri Juice – 2 for $6

Click here for Woolworths weekly online specials

Remember to check all products to make sure they are suitable for you.

Have you seen any good gluten free specials this week?

The Week That Was 28th June 2013

June 28, 2013 1 comment

It was the last week of term 2 for school this week.

It’s also ….

USA Countdownto our holiday! So excited!

24th June weather

It has been very chilly weather

Icy CarLook at the ice on the car! We had to leave it out as we were cleaning out the garage and had to store the ‘rubbish’ in there while waiting for hard rubbish day to come around. Of course it had to happened the coldest week of the year!

Bad Photo of SupermoonIt has been cold and frosty but it means the sky was clear to see the supermoon. Unfortunately I couldn’t get a decent picture of it.

I Read Book MummyWith our weekly trip to the library, my youngest decided, ‘I read book mummy’. Usually it’s me reading so it was good to see. He didn’t actually read it, just described the pictures.

Cat on LapSitting on the sofa doing some computer work and the cat decides to join in.Very awkward!

SoupI have been enjoying soup for lunch lately. This is yummy bean, chickpea and tomato. I am  thinking of sharing the recipe next week.

Rice Cakes Choc CoatedLook what I  found in Aldi! Choc coated Rice Cakes! There were other varieties and were about $3 a packet? I can’t remember the exact price.

Playing With BoxI bought some new suitcases online and they got sent in this big box. Of course a certain 3 year old spent ages playing with it.

Last Pick Up of term 2The last day of school pick up and the sun was beautiful, so nice there was no need for jackets. Lovely.

Stick Insects Close Up Stick InsectsWe have some house guests for the holidays. Not sure you can see what they are…. stick insects. The brown things with pointy things sticking out. They are the class pets and we were chosen to look after them. I never thought a class pet would be a stick insect!

That Prize Pack

And to end the week off on a great note, I joined in a chat with That! Dairy Snack team yesterday about fussy eaters and I was one of the random winners. Received a prize pack today, very quick. The boys are super excited and you can see youngest’s hand pointing to them as he is counting them.

How was your week?

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Gluten Free Soft and Light Rolls and Pizza Bases from Lifestyle Bakery

June 26, 2013 2 comments

Lifestyle Bakery Products

There are many new varieties of gluten free bread coming out and us gluten free folk can only be the winners from it.

Lifestyle Bakery have released their new Soft ‘n’ Light range including rolls and pizza bases. They kindly sent me some to try out.

As always with new gluten free products, I had fun testing out the White Rolls, Dinner Rolls and Pizza Bases. I enjoyed them all. They were nice to eat straight from the pack. I froze some of the white rolls and they froze and defrosted well.

Lifestyle Bakery Pizza

The pizza bases were a good size. They cut nice and were yummy to eat. Not too hard to cut (which has happened to me in the past with other brands)

Lifestyle Dinner RollThe white rolls I made up with a gluten free vegetable burger. Very yummy, but still a little crumbly when I was eating it.

Soup with Lifestlye Bakery Dinner Roll

The dinner rolls are a perfect size to have with a bowl of soup.

You can get Lifestyle Bakery items from several Supa IGA’s. Coles stocks their breadcrumbs. You can also order online here.

{Disclosure: Lifestyle Bakery sent me 3 products to try. All words and opinions are my own. I was not paid for this post}

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Gluten Free Weekly Specials for Coles and Woolworths – 26th June 2013

June 25, 2013 2 comments

Hello! I hope your week is going well.

It’s time for the weekly supermarket specials featuring gluten free items. Just a little disclaimer, they are what I think are gluten free and I have not tried every product I mention. It is very important to check the products ingredients before consuming to ensure the product is suitable for your health requirments.

Weekly specials for Coles and Woolworths run weekly in most cases, this week the specials start Wednesday 26th June and end Tuesday 2nd July 2013.

Coles Weekly Specials

Coles Specials 26th June (2)

  • Doritos Corn Chips (original flavour only is gluten free by ingredient) or Smith’s Chips (original flavour only is gluten free by ingredient) – 2 for $5
  • Sakata Rice Crackers (watch ingredients as some might not be gluten free) – 2 for $3.50

Coles Specials 26th June (3)

  • Creative Gourmet Frozen Fruit – $2.72
  • Bulla Splits Ice Cream – $4

Coles Specials 26th June 4

  • Castello Blue Cheese – 2 for $10
  • Vaalia Yoghurt – $4
  • Gippsland Twist Yoghurt – 2 for $4
  • Activa Yoghurt 4 pack – $3

Coles Specials 26th June 5

  • Ricotta – $4.20
  • Nestle Chocolate Mousse – 3 for $5
  • Pizza Plus Grated Cheese – $6
  • Bega Grated Cheese – $6

Coles Specials 26th June 6

  • Nescafe Gold Coffee – $7
  • Equal Stevia Tablets – $6
  • Nerada Tea Bag Cups – $3
  • Nestle Condensed Milk – $2.10

Coles Specials 26th June 7

  • Nutella  – $6
  • IXL Conserve – $3.15

Coles Specials 26th June 8

  • Sirena – 2 for $3
  • White Crow Tomato Sauce – 2 for $3
  • Capriccia Italian Tomatoes – $1
  • La Zuppa Soup Pouches or Microwave Soup – $3
  • John West Pink Salmon or Tuna – $4

Coles Specials 26th June 9

  • Nutri-Grain Liquid Breakfast (the liquid breakfast only is gluten free) – $6

Coles Specials 26th June

  • Fantastic Rice Crackers and Crisp’ns – $1.50
  • Fantastic Delites – $1

Check Coles Weekly Specials Online Here

Woolworths Weekly Specials

Woolies Specials 26th June 1

  • Yoplait Yoghurt – $4.50 – for Everyday Reward Members

Woolies Specials 26th June 2 2

  • Paramount Salmon – 20% off
  • Moro Spanish Olive Oil – 1 for $25 and 2 for $45
  • John West  – 5 for $5
  • Greenseas Tuna – $2.40
  • Sirena Rice Meals – $3

Woolies Specials 26th June 3

  • Creative Gourmet Frozen Fruit – 2 for $8

Woolies Specials 26th June 4

  • Gippsland Dairy Yoghurt – 720g – 2 for $10, 160g – 5 for $10, Pouches – 5 for $5
  • Big M Kako Flavoured Milk – 2 for $5
  • Original Black or Gold Label Juice – $3.95

Woolies Specials 26th June 5

  • Meadowlea Margarine – 2 for $4.80
  • Mainland Cheese Block – $5
  • Double Brie – $2.75
  • Bega Slices – $3.50
  • Bega Grated Cheese – $6
  • Macro Wholefood Markets Free From Dip – $3

Woolies Specials 26th June 6

  • Kraft Tasty Cheese – 1 kilo – $6

Check Woolworths Weekly Online Specials Here

Have you seen any good gluten free specials this week?

The Week That Was 22nd June 2013

June 21, 2013 2 comments

Well this week wasn’t the best as my youngest was sick for most of it. I decided to stay home except for school drop offs and pick ups (can’t avoid those)

Coles Gluten Free

You may have already seen this photo if you read my Weekly Gluten Free Supermarket Specials posts as I snuck it in there. There are Coles Gluten Free products on shelves! I tried the Ancient Grain Chips and they were very yummy. I look forward to continue trying the new products as the weeks progress.

Exercise Try OutMy oldest boy and I were out checking out some gym equipment, this one would have to be one of my favourites from my gym days.

Cold Weather

We had our first couple of frosty mornings. As you can see, it’s a cold few days! I tried to take a photo of the fog but it didn’t work out.

PeakabooSo what do you do when it’s 1 degree? Play Peakaboo through the car window with your big brother.

Peakaboo 2


Fluffy CloudsThe good thing about some cold frosty foggy mornings, it usually means lovely blue skies with fluffy white clouds by the afternoon – although it’s still cold


Before youngest got sick we popped into the shops and the toys are invading the department store. The best part was my boys were only interested in these $1 dinosaur masks. We did buy them and they have had lots of fun with them.

Revenge Wears Prada

Who else loved Devil Wears Prada? I love the movie too and always watch when it’s on tv, cannot help myself. Then I found out there is a new sequel! Just picked this up from the library and it’s good and ah… a little surprising.

Disney Photo Pass

And today in the mail, this came. The Disney Photo Pass+. It’s getting closer!

How was your week?

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Tasty Bite Cole’s Exclusive Competition – Shop@Coles

June 20, 2013 2 comments

As a coeliac, I have very limited ‘easy’ options when it comes to quick, fast food. For that reason I don’t eat take away, I just don’t as I cannot guarantee the safety of it being gluten free. This is one of the reason’s I love the Tasty Bite range. Tasty Bite are a range of Indian packet foods and they are gluten free as well as vegetarian. A few of these as a staple in the cupboard and you are set for an easy night of not having to cook something for dinner.

It also helps they are very tasty, I like everything in the range, it lasts for a long time in the cupboard and you can easily have it by itself or with rice. Different varieties have different levels of heat, so they aren’t all spicy or too hot.

Tasty Bite have an awesome competition in conjunction with Coles for the next 5 weeks. You head to your closest Coles supermarket, buy 2 of the vast Tasty Bite Indian varieties, head to facebook, like their page, enter your details and you could win one of five $250 Coles gift cards!

There is one $250 giftcard up for grabs every week for 5 weeks so you can enter every week.

The Tasty Bite range is in the International Foods aisle of Coles supermarkets. They have also recently updated the Indian range packaging to a lovely bright yellow colour. But look out for the bone packets as well in case your Coles hasn’t got the yellow ones in yet.

Tasty Bite Facebook Advt

Every giveaway has conditions so here are the ones for Tasty Bite:

Tasty Bite Shop@Coles Competition

  • Promotional Period – 17th June 2013 to 21st July 2013
  • Buy 2 packets of the Tasty Bite Indian Range
  • Head to Tasty Bite’s facebook page here, be sure to like their page
  • Enter your details – keep your proof of purchase as you’ll need this if you win
  • There are 5 prizes of $250 Coles gift cards (or Coles & Myer if you’d prefer)
  • There is one winner per week.
  • Total prize value is $1250
  • Tasty Bite will notify the winners – I am just letting you know about this great competition
  • Click here if you need to see the nitty gritty terms and conditions

Best of luck, I’d love it if one of my readers gets to win one of the Coles gift cards. Be sure to let me know if you do!

{Disclosure: Tasty Bite have sponsored this post and supplied the image. All words and opinions are my own. I love the range and always have ever since I found them on the supermarket shelf many years ago}

The Week That Was – 14th June 2013

June 14, 2013 4 comments

The week started with a public holiday thanks to the Queen of our country. It was nice to have an extra day to get some bits and pieces done.


Firstly some new plants for the backyard

Watering Plants

Getting the welcome drink

Cloudly Clouds

Love photos of clouds!

Rain Radar June 13

It was a mild week – then this happened! Just a little rain.

USA Trip Countdown 14.6.13

Counting down….

Lentil Soup June 13

Finally made Libby’s Lentil Soup – yum!

SuitcasesGetting suitcases ready for our trip, a couple of them have bitten the dust so we need to get a couple more. Using the chance to get more big ones.

Homebrand Jelly Babies

Homebrand Jelly Beans

A win at Woolworths with gluten free lollies, found Jelly Babies and Jelly Beans there, both made out of corn syrup so no gluten containing ingredients.

Apple Store

Had a visit to an Apple store

Monsters Uni ClipMonsters characters are appearing in short clips on Disney Jr and youngest is loving then! I taped one and he watches it over and over, laughing like crazy each time he watches it. It is pretty funny.

The Times 2013Times part 2 2013

My oldest had his school photos taken and in the package is a book with the photo of the school, photo of all the students (tiny ones over 2 pages) and class photo. There is also the back pages with these photos, which I think is a great idea. Would have loved something similar for my own school photos back in the day…

Roasted Pumpkin SoupAnd I finished the week with a nice bowl of my own roasted pumpkin soup – yum!

How was your week?

PS Don’t forget to enter my Freelicious Gluten Free Goodies giveaway - about $50 worth of goodies from biscuits to cornflakes – yum!


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