Welcome to Nellbe Gluten Free  – thanks for popping by.

My name is Janelle and I am a Stay At Home Mum to 2 gorgeous boys. My youngest is 4 years and my eldest is 9 years old. I am also married to a wonderful man. We live in Melbourne, Australia.

My blog was about random stuff of my life, being a mum, a wife and a coeliac. I enjoy cooking – mainly gluten free, saving money, reading blogs and books and organising.

Just the kind of stuff you would sit around a kitchen table and chat with friends about.

As of July 2013, I am no longer writing posts but am leaving the blog up so people can access any information. Once the info is out of date, then I will close the blog down.

If you would like to contact me; use the contact tab at the top or email me nellbeblog (at) gmail (dot) com


  1. Sarah
    July 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Hi Janelle

    I am having a birthday party for my 3 y/o daughter & one of her firends as colac diease so I need to have a gluten free party, I have found your website great as it has given me some great ideas, just a question with the potatoe chips & corn chips which flavour are gluten free & what should I be looking for on lables for other stuff I but?

    Many Thanks

    • nellbe
      July 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for the comment. Good on you for catering for your daughters friend. The gluten free chips are the original Smiths Chips in the blue packet and the corn chips are plain Doritos in the green packet, you can get these at all supermarkets in the chip aisle. If you look in the health food section of the supermarket, there should be Healtheries brand rice wheels and tubes, they are like cheezels. The food labels should have wheat and gluten free on them. If not, they will say wheat or gluten somewhere in the ingredients so don’t get these ones. If you go to Woollies, they have gluten free lollies in the lolly aisle in light green packets, Select brand.

      I hope this helps, I will have to do a more in depth post about this as well I think. Thanks for the inspiration.

      Please ask me any more questions, I am more than happy to help


  2. Carly @ My Life in Colour
    August 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Janelle, I’m so excited to have found your blog! My son has just been dx with Autism, and we are trialing a gluten, dairy, wheat and yeast free diet for him. It’s working wonders and I am gobsmacked at the difference nutrition is making. The down side is 1) I’m struggling to find interesting foods and feel like we eat the same thing over and over and 2) it’s so gosh darn expensive to eat like this!
    I read your comment above “… cooking – mainly gluten free, saving money…”
    I must admit I never thought I’d see the day ‘gluten free’ and ‘saving money’ were mentioned that close together; our grocery bill has jumped $50 a week since we started. I’m gonna have a good look around at your tips and recipes, thank you so much for sharing theses! xx

  3. Desii
    November 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Hi Janelle,

    I made the gluten free lemon cake on Sunday for my mum who has too many intolerances to mention. It was my first attempt at such a thing and it turned out great. She absolutely loved it!

    Since then I have had a peak at the site and can’t wait to make her more GF treats as her diet is otherwise very basic.

    Thanks again.
    Kind regards

    • nellbe
      November 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

      Thanks so much for your comment Desii, I am so glad the lemon cake turned out well. 🙂

  4. March 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Janelle.
    Great blog. I started blogging just this year and draw great inspiration from people such as yourself. My daughter (4) and I are both coeliac and are sharing our journey & gluten free knowledge with others – we are discovering new things every day. Well done to get the word out, that is our intention also 🙂

    Kind regards
    Tara Hart

    • nellbe
      May 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much Tara, shall pop over and check out your blog !

  5. Sarah G
    May 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks for your blog Janelle!
    My almost 3-yr old daughter was just diagnosed as coeliac yesterday. I am relieved to see really yummy looking photos of dinners (and cake! 🙂 on your blog.
    I look forward to more reading soon, especially with her 3rd birthday coming up.
    Sarah, from Sydney. 🙂

    PS-do you happen to know if Cadbury chip ice-cream (vanilla with choc flakes) is GF? I don’t know much about reading labels yet. It doesn’t have wheat or anything, but says ‘flavouring’ and some numbers I know nothing about. We use it for our daughter to get laxative into her, until her stomach heals….
    No worries if you don’t know. Thanks! 🙂

    • nellbe
      May 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Sarah,

      Thanks so much for your comment, I hope that your daughter is well. Is she the first in your family to have a food intolerance/allergy?

      As far as I know, the Choc Chip Cadbury ice cream is gluten free. I regularly (perhaps a little too regularly) buy and eat Cadbury ice cream and have never had an issue with them. I buy the Light Vanilla one mainly but have been known to have the choc vanilla one as one. You could buy the vanilla one and a Cadbury flake and then melt the ice cream a little and crumble the flake in? I have a 2 1/2 year old myself so I know they are clever 🙂

      Here’s hoping she won’t need the laxative for much longer.

      Feel free to ask me anymore questions. Am happy to help.


  6. Sarah G
    May 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Thanks Janelle!
    I might try that with the flake. 🙂 Thanks for ur advice re. the (dangerously yummy) ice-cream!
    I love the look of your blog, now I just have to find the time to read all your past entries! 🙂 I have an 11 wk yr old daughter too who is keeping us busy:)

    Our 2 yr old is the first in the family with this, though she also has a severe egg allergy, which the gastro-enterologist hopes may actually improve or even disappear once her stomach lining rebuilds. So I’m used to checking labels, just not for GF.

    Am in the process of finding a dietician, to get educated, as well as join the coeliac society. Are you a member of that? They seem great, from their website.
    It’s a lot to take in!
    Thank you for your offer of help. I look forward to more reading soon. 🙂

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