I'm making some changes around here
Please bear with me as I give the website a revamp. If you are a regular visitor you may need to clear your browser cache or force refresh a page (F5) to ensure the latest page loads. If you have any trouble, email me and I’ll help you out.
List of what is and isn't a grain
The most popular page on this website is my orginal list of what is an isn’t considered a grain. Updated regularly.
These pancakes are egg free, dairy free and Body Ecology approved. Buckwheat is not a grain but a seed related to rhubarb, and is highly nutritious. The chia seed helps to bind them without using any egg. Not suitable if paleo, GAPS or SCD.read more
There have been major changes to my grain free approach and this article discusses the changes to my outlook, and the new path forward for the website.read more
This weeks dinner plan include a couple of vegetarian options and a traditional lebanese stew that is a great way of cooking lamb chops.read more
My dinner plans for this week, a gluten free menu for 7 dinners, including links to recipes. I have started meal planning to help organise my shopping and streamline my cooking process.read more
My top 5 favourite grain free cracker recipes including both nut-based and without nuts.read more
A comforting old fashioned dessert for cold weather. Adapted from a recipe made by my grandmother, it is very traditionally Australian and reflects my grandmothers English heritage – a stewed fruit base with a grain free sponge topping.read more
Some information on Kale, including how to eat it raw, and a delicious simple green smoothie recipe.read more
Tabouli is a highly nutrient dense salad that originated in the Arab world and usually uses bulgur (also bulghur, burghul or bulgar), which is wheat. My version is grain free and is based on an authentic recipe taught to me by my Lebanese in-laws.read more
A luscious banana and raspberry cake recipe using almond meal, coconut oil and coconut sugar.read more
New to this website?
If you are visiting this website for the first time, or if you are new to eating a grain-free diet you can start here. I talk about my personal journey, about the website and its history and give some great tips on what has helped me most living grain free.
My Weight Loss Story
Hey there, my name is Janelle. I’m a 48 year old mother of two and I’m from Sydney, Australia. I’ve been cooking and eating gluten free for nearly two decades and enjoy keeping an online journal of my recipes and experience on this way of eating. You can read about how I used a grain free way of eating to restore my health some years ago by clicking the link below.
This website is my personal experience of giving up grains since 2000. For many years I used pseudo-cereals instead, which are a class of seeds that are often cooked and used as a grain – things like quinoa, amaranth & buckwheat. These ingredients, while *technically* not a grain, are not paleo. It’s worth noting, that while I now live a paleo (Autoimmune Protocol) lifestyle, this website is not exclusively paleo.
Astoundingly, occasionally people get angry (or perhaps triggered) by viewing recipes that include ingredients not allowed on their particular plan or eating philosophy. I just want to let you know this website does use alot of “gluten-free” ingredients that you may not agree are “grain-free”. This website contains my journey of nearly two decades and the older content reflects that.