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Your clearinghouse for all that’s gluten free
by Mia Crews
Aka Grammy to Nicholas, Olivia, Miranda and Chloe
If you want to go gluten free and don’t know where to start, you’ve landed in the right place. My goal is to share the tribulations and successes of my family’s journey to Gluten Free eating and living. Visit my Personal Stories page if you are interested. Otherwise, simply use this site as information for your own Gluten Free journey.
Start with the positive! As you go gluten free (GF), you’ll want to focus on eating fresh vegetables, fruit, dairy, meat and fish without sauces or certain seasonings.
Vegetables, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas
Lettuce, radishes, arugula, cabbage, bok choy
Chives, basil, wheat grass, horseradish, saffron
Rice, quinoa, corn, tapioca, rice flour, buckwheat
Blue cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey
Almonds, peanuts, walnuts, chickpeas, avocados
Balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar , cane vinegar
Beans, dried and fresh
Apples, pears, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, etc
Fresh fish, shellfish, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, bison as long as you do not bread it with wheat flours
Gluten disguises itself on labels under a variety of names. Your job is to find and eliminate them from your pantry. Learn the “scientific” names of these ingredients and eliminate them from your diet. The list below is just the tip of the iceberg.
Wheat, flour, semolina, farina, durum or duram .
Couscous, matzoh, matzah, matzo
Bulgur, bulgar, spelt, frumento, kamut, graham
Cake flour, bleached flour, rye, rye flour, bran
Barley, barley malt, beer, brewers yeast
Triticum ( triticum aestivum), criped rice
.Einkorn (triticum monococcum)
Farro, kluski pasta, pasta made from semolina or durum wheat, orzo pasta
Malted milk, malt vinegar, rice malt if barley or Koji are used, Rusk
Germ extract or germ oil
Imitation crab meat
For a complete list of foods you CANNOT eat, visit the following www.celiac.com page.
No! But you have to give up wheat, rye and barley breads. After taste testing varieties of GF breads, I discovered that my favorite is King Arthur’s Gluten Free Bread Mix, which is made with an ordinary mixer, no bread maker required. If you don’t want to make your own, then try my second favorite, Rudi’s Gluten Free bread, found in most grocer’s freezers. I use it for toast or French toast when I don’t have time to bake. But there are dozens of GF breads to choose from, varying in taste, texture and dryness, so for Number 3, I suggest:
Welcome to my family’s journey to a healthy gluten free life!
For a complete list of foods you CAN eat, visit the following page: www.celiac.com page.
King Arthur Gluten Free flours and mixes
Some popular Gluten Free brands
Rudi’s Gluten Free Breads
Shär’s Deli Style Bread
Bob’s Red Mill Bread Mix
GF Ladies Take Note!
Some lipsticks contain gluten. Contact the manufacturer to see if yours is gluten free.
GF Guys–buy the lady in your life gluten-