Beefy's - Cannon Hill
Bakery - Cannon Hill, QLD
Imagine being surrounded by Beefy’s pies all of your life and never being able to eat one!
Our third child Michael suffered severe stomach pains right from birth. He was pale and underweight for his age. Then just prior to his third birthday (in 2004) he was diagnosed with Coeliac Disease, something we had never heard of before.
With much relief, we were advised that we could manage this by changing his diet, not requiring any injections or medication. But the problem is that when you or a loved one is first diagnosed with the disease, you tend to focus on what you can’t eat. Michael could never enjoy the foods that we loved and that challenged us considerably.
And eating out in particular can be a very challenging time for the whole family when looking for a Gluten Free dine-in or a ‘grab-and-go’ food option. Most times we tried something Gluten Free (being totally honest here) it tasted terrible – especially pastries.
We know from personal experience the disconnection that Gluten Free sufferers feel. Having two older children who did not have Coeliac Disease made food options quite tricky. We wanted Michael to feel ‘normal’ in his own home, so we made it a rule that we would all support him by going gluten free each dinner time, which meant NO BEEFY’S PIE Nights!
During the latter part of 2013, with so many new Gluten Free flours available, it was the right time to perfect our own Gluten Free pie. As parents, we wanted nothing more than for our son to enjoy his very own Beefy’s pie for the first time.
After much experimenting and tweaking, we are excited to announce that we have adapted our award winning recipe into a delicious Gluten Free meat pie, endorsed by Coeliac Australia. (Biased we know, but try one and you’ll know what we’re talking about)!
We created BEEFY’S Gluten Free Meat Pies, so that the whole family can all dine out or have takeaway at home together. Flavour is our number one priority as there are a lot of pretty ordinary Gluten Free options in the market place currently.
And the final result, well Michael loves our Gluten Free pies! We wanted to make sure that no one misses out on a Beefy’s ‘Family Pie Night’ and we hope the same for you.