Recipe – Quinoa Breakfast

Recipe – Quinoa Breakfast

Quinoa Porridge

So healthy – and such a wonderful breakfast for the body and soul – totally Gluten-free, and so easy … and shared by Sally – who’s joined us all 😊

This is Sally’s recipe via her following at Facebook, and her visit to this site – I love to share this one, on Sally’s behalf –

It’s a quinoa porridge, made with almond milk, grated apple, vanilla essence and cinnamon, topped with strawberries and slivered almonds.  To make it, simply cook your rinsed quinoa, then stir through a grated granny smith apple, a little almond milk, cinnamon and vanilla to your taste. Then finish it off with fresh ripe strawberries and almonds.

This delicious breakfast quickly became one of my staples when I was doing Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living Program- it was such a nutritious and delicious way to start my day- and so quick and easy to cook.

Sometimes I cook up a larger batch of quinoa so the next day I just have to add the other ingredients to the already cooked quinoa- making it even more convenient!    Give it a try!

Sandy – I am Independent Consultant with Arbonne and I do have my own website too – My Arbonne website. I’d love to be part of our shared community – Our Gluten Intolerant community will benefit at mine too….    I know 😊

To find out more about Arbonne and our wonderful products – including, gluten-free skincare, makeup and our amazing nutrition range, please visit me at

Kind regards Sandy and all the folk who share our commitment to live our best lives!


I’d love your comments, shared recipes, and ideas, just as Sally has done – I hope that I can create an environment for us all, to trust and call home – Sandy  😊

Impossible Coconut Pie

Simple basic recipes make baking-Gluten free so easy! Almost healthy and is a great treat hot, warm, or cold – Desserts are a joy and a great way to complete a dinner !

This Impossible Coconut Pie belonged to a dear work colleague of several years ago – (so thanks Naomi xx)  and now we all get to share her wonderful Impossible Pie

To serve maybe dust with icing sugar, and add some garnish for a fancy serve… some violets, rose petals or strawberries 😊


2 cups of milk
½ cup GF plain (All purpose) flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
4 large free range eggs
1¼ cups of sugar
1½ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of sweetened flaked (or shaved) coconut

(I use ½ cup of sugar only, if I can buy sweetened flaked coconut in the supermarket)


  • Preheat the oven to 180*C – 350*F
  • Butter a 9 – 10-inch / 25cm pie dish well. Set aside.
  • Add milk, flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, sugar and vanilla into a food processor or blender. Blend together for approx. 1 minute.
  • Add ½ the coconut and blend for a second or so longer.
  • Pour this mixture into the buttered pie dish and put the remainder of the coconut over the top of the mixture evenly
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the edges are set and the centre is just firm
  • Remove from the oven, lovely served warm, or let cool – Can be warmed in a microwave …. lovely served – cooled in summer.
  • If cooling and serving later, chill in the refrigerator.

I really appreciate your comments – shared photos and/or ideas….

Your contributions make this all worthwhile, with thanks  – Sandy 🙂

Gluten Free Groceries Online

I am so excited to share that in Australia and New Zealand, the grocers  Coles and Woolworths, my most common choices are available for online.

In Australia and New Zealand – 7 different sites offer this same service

Unfortunately I can’t access information about World Grocers – but the idea remains the same – for Gluten Free Food-Online will expose a shopper to a much wider choice 🙂


Coles-online orders           

are formatted differently than those I’m accustomed too – but obviously here its very simple to check their range – it’s just great online.


Woolworths ( my favorite – by habit)

provide an amazing amount of products identified as Gluten Free.  611 items listed at this very moment  of publication !

I have shopped with this food retailer for a very long time and find that different Woolies stores stock different levels of Gluten Free product.

This is why I suggest trying the online service; showing their full range, as opposed to shopping in-store, which varies because of product turnover.

They have delivery arrangements across 96% of our two countries. They specify delivery times and provide tracking services as well.

Over time, how we expect services to be provided, changes continually and  more quickly that we imagine or expect.  I can only suggest that in providing all we need to be the wonderful shoppers, providers or even carers in this Gluten Free environment; please have a look and take advantage of this huge range online.

In addition to the Gluten Free range – 

of course they are wonderful supermarkets. The internet-store specials are listed and all you might need across your home can also be included as well – which makes using this site incredibly convenient 🙂

Please share with us your experiences and favourite choices – comments – its another part of this journey that makes a difference – Sandy 🙂