When it comes to enjoying the good life, all things are not equal. Many people have dietary constraints that limit choices, meaning that joining in festivities and celebrations is often difficult.
The founders of Australia’s first organic grain-free bakery, Seeds of Life, addressed that need last year with the launch of the Rainbow Bar servery in their shop at The Kitchens, Robina.
Already renowned for their organic, grain and gluten free breads, bakes, slices and desserts, the new menu of ‘meals to go’ is open from 11am daily, providing absolutely delicious and nutritious lunches for health-conscious shoppers and workers.
Now they are offering a Seeds of Life High Tea once a month, three tiers of delicious organic, preservative-free, vegan and gluten-free treats. It’s a game changer for those who need a little organic indulgence!
Seeds of Life was founded by Heidi and Peter Wiltshire, Heidi telling us that due to her own health and autoimmune issues, she and Pete had begun living a paleo lifestyle in 2013, baking their own plant-based bread which was allergy free.
Acutely aware of the gap in the market for nutrient-dense non-allergenic foods through her own experience, in June 2015 Heidi, a former clothing marketing manager, began selling her keto loaves at the Marina Mirage Markets before the couple opened their own pop-up market stall in The Kitchens at Robina Town Centre, progressing to a shop front in 2017, together with an online store.
“We’re so passionate about serving the people of the Gold Coast high quality, certified organic goods free of grains, gluten, yeast, refined sugar, dairy, eggs, soy and preservatives and focusing on simple plant-based foods and ingredients that fuel their bodies with optimum nutrition without sacrificing on flavour,” Heidi tells us.
Instead, they are packed are packed with activated organic seeds and fruit and plants with prebiotic characteristics, such as cacao, beetroot and turmeric. They use a range of the highest quality bio-dynamic flours such as North Queensland banana or coconut, local cassava and certified organic mostly Australian seeds, all of which add nutrition, flavour and texture to their products.
As a certified-organic bakery, Seeds of Life is a ‘go to’ place for coeliacs, gluten-free and vegan diners. Their exclusive bakery range of 34 signature products includes savoury breads, such as the extremely popular Thor loaf, sweet breads such as Banana bread, cakes, puddings such as their famous Sticky Date Pudding, wraps, pizzas, cookies, muffins, biscuits and other sweet treats, bake-at-home mixes, and even a Vegemite substitute called Nutri-Might.
“The Rainbow Bar lunch menu features a delicious array of meals such as a Gourmet Shepherd’s Pie with a sweet potato mash and macadamias on a short-crust, grain-free pastry, Hearty Hemp Stacks, Vegan Roast Vege Stacks packed with multi-coloured vegetables, salad wraps and sandwiches all made from our organic and grain-free breads and bases,” says Heidi.
“The menu focuses on colourful wholesome meals that are as delicious as they are nutritious. Complemented by our mouth-watering raw desserts and donuts and organic hot or cold brewed fair-trade coffee, we’re excited to bring our Rainbow Bar to locals and visitors alike.”
NOTE: Takeaway is available from Seeds of Life, The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre, or order for delivery from their online shop. Ph: 0456 402 467
Open: Mon-Wed, Fri 8.30am – 6pm; Thurs 8.30am – 8pm; Sat 8.30am – 5.30pm; Sun 9.30am – 4pm (Check times during COVID-19 restrictions).