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Published December 22nd 2011
No longer do you need to feel deprived when you are unable to eat and enjoy sweet and tasty foods. Tasty Goodness specialises in a wonderful collection of homemade foods that are all vegan and vegetarian, with some being gluten free.
The owner of Tasty Goodness, Pixie Stardust is passionate about creating savoury foods, small sweet treats, cakes, quiches and desserts that are simply delicious.
Pixie starting selling her foods at the Semaphore Street Market in June 2009. Her alternative foods proved popular with her customers who enjoyed her healthy and tasty creations. Through favourable word of mouth recommendations from her satisfied customers she has been asked to cater for weddings, engagement parties, corporate lunches, library industry events, picnics and festivals.
Nowadays, she also participates with other cottage industry businesses at the Gilles Street Market, located at the Gilles Street primary School, 91 Gilles Street, Adelaide, on selected Sundays.
It was my first visit to the Gilles Street Market and despite the wet weather there was still a strong attendance. Under a shelter from the intermittent showers, I observed an eye pleasing display of Pixie's range of various foods. I didn't get to taste everything on offer, but I have commented on those foods I tried.
The savoury foods include, Baby Burgers, a chickpea patty with a satay sauce and baby spinach on either a sweet potato or beetroot bread roll. The patty is gluten free and combined with the satay sauce is very tasty. The big surprise for me was the two rolls. Both were enjoyable, with the beetroot roll being my favourite.
Mango, Ginger Tofu Salad Rolls, with Pixie's homemade bread. I found the flavour too subtle for me. I really enjoy ginger and would prefer more flavour to add zest to the Tofu.
Mexican Salsa Salad, is a combination of roasted corn, black beans, spinach, red and yellow capsicum, avocado, gazpacho salsa dressing. The result is a variety of well-balanced flavours that are a real treat.
Asparagus Quiche, with tomato and tarragon: at first I thought its appearance rather dull, but the blending of flavours with the light pastry base is delicious. I had to go back for a second serve just to be sure.
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffle Tart, is bound to be a favourite with chocolate lovers. Yummy.