If you ever get a chance to go to Cairns Australia, I highly
suggest going to a little place called FUSION ORGANICS. It's a
stylish little cafe that specializes in serving people with food
allergies. Their menu is color coded with little hearts, so that
you can easily pick out the foods that are safe for you. When I
walked in, I was struck by the wide variety of gluten free baked
goods available. It was awesome! I wanted to order one of
everything, but since things tend to be on the expensive side, I
settled for two dishes.
The first dish I ordered was called "Roasted Root and Bacon
Salad." It was absolutely delicious! I dissected it and think I
know how to recreate it when I get home.
Roasted Red Peppers
Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks
Crisp Bacon Pieces
Honey mustard dressing
It looked as if all the vegetables had been cooked before hand,
and then either roasted or stir fried before mixing together
with the bacon and fresh leafy greens (Kale and Wild Lettuce),
and tossed with honey mustard dressing. This salad is
awesome! You've got to try and make this one:)
For desert I ordered a slice of Pumpkin Pie Cheese Cake. Even
though it was gluten free, the pie crust was amazing. It was
moist and crumbly, just the way I like it.
This was absolutely the best place I found for gluten free eating
while in Queensland, Australia. It is a culinary paradise for
people with food allergies. If you ever head to Cairns, make
sure to frequent this cafe as much as possible, you'll love it!
(If you liked my review of Fusion Organics, please check out
my food blog at travsgoneglutenfree.blogspot.com. It's loaded
with great resources, gluten free recipes, product reviews, and
the most up to date news links regarding celiac disease and