Business

Cake mix wins top foodie awards

HEALTHY EATING: Tania Hubbard’s specialty cake range has proved a winner.
HEALTHY EATING: Tania Hubbard’s specialty cake range has proved a winner. John Mccutcheon

A COAST woman's range of food-service industry cake mixes has won the top prize at this year's 2013 Food Magazine Awards.

Tania Hubbard, a co-founder of The Gluten Free Grain Free Company, created the range of mixes that took first place in the health and wellness category of the awards.

The winners were announced during a dinner at the Crystal Palace in Luna Park, Sydney, on Friday night.

The company was also recognised as a finalist in the prepared food category of the national competition.

Ms Hubbard said she was honoured and humbled that her cake mixes had been recognised among such well-known food products.

"It is a great acknowledgement of my hard work, which I am very passionate about," she said.

The range, launched earlier this year, has proved popular at cafes and restaurants throughout Australia, allowing operators to offer customers gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and nut-free alternatives.

Ms Hubbard's journey began several years ago when she was diagnosed intolerant to the proteins found in cereal grains, after suffering migraines, chronic fatigue and bouts of pneumonia.

"I was determined not to let my diagnosis stop me from enjoying food so I set to developing my own gluten- and grain-free recipes," she said.

Her condition turned out to be a blessing in disguise, helping her realise her passion and talent for food.

It started with a stall at the local markets and led Ms Hubbard and her husband and business partner, Eric, to co-found the Husk & Honey cafe in Nambour.

The couple went on to establish the Gluten Free Grain Free Company and release Ms Hubbard's first cookbook, Gluten Free Grain Free - Food We Love.

"Food has turned my life around and I thoroughly enjoy helping others on their path to healthy eating," Ms Hubbard said.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Traveller blogs her love for the Whitsundays

TRAVEL: Anne Mayer loved spending time in the Whitsundays and enjoying the beauty.

A german traveller has blogged her visit to the Whitsundays

PCYC throws open it doors

May Thompson, Bodie Thomas, Willow Thompson and Kindy Gym coach Jacqueline White at the PCYC on Saturday.

THE Whitsunday PCYC in Jubilee Pocket was crawling with kids.

Teachers inspire students

EDUCATION: St Catherine's Catholic College has three campuses in Proserpine.

St Catherine's has dedicated teachers helping students

Local Partners

'Cash or Cruise' winner has big choice to make

IT'S not every day you get a chance to win $5000 in cash or the trip of a lifetime.

Puppetry of the Penis secrets revealed ahead of show

The famed Puppetry of the Penis is coming to the Sunshine Coast for shows in Noosa and Caloundra.

WARNING: This interview contains adult themes and traces of nuts

Noll meltdown won't affect Gympie Oz Day concert

Shannon Noll

Photo Contributed

Shannon Noll is still expected to perform in Gympie next Thursday

The surprising problem police face at Woodford Folk Festival

STREET SCENE: Woodford Folk Festival 2016.

The biggest issue for police at Woodfordia is not what you'd expect

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

JK Rowling rules out Cursed Child trilogy

JK Rowling has ruled out a 'Cursed Child' movie trilogy

Buckley's chance in psychological thriller

James McAvoy and Betty Buckley in a scene from the movie Split.

Broadway veteran back on big screen with James McAvoy

Daniel MacPherson: acting’s a bit like channel surfing

Australian actor Daniel MacPherson in a scene from the American TV series APB.

THE Aussie export talks about making his mark in the US.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

Lisa Marie Woodham will be giving readings in Gladstone until Saturday January 21.

Shopping isn't fun if you can see dead people

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!