Theyre easy to find

You can find these incredible mixes in many grocery stores and specialty stores. Even some of the larger grocery stores have gluten-free sections, or they carry these types of products in their health food sections. You can also find a large assortment of mixes and other products online. For a general assortment, search for keywords like gluten-free products and gluten-free mixes. If you know what you're looking for, make your search criteria more specific, like gluten-free brownie mix or...

Protecting jars from crosscontamination

Jars are some of the most easily contaminated items in the kitchen. Say you're making a slice of toast with jelly. You dip a knife into your gluten-free jelly, then spread it on your gluten-containing toast. Then you dip the knife back into the jar for more jelly, contaminating the whole jar with those pesky crumbs. Next time you go to make gluten-free toast, those glutenous crumbs are just waiting for you. People frequently ask, Can I put the knife back into the jar if I used it to spread...

Avoiding These Definite NoNos

Here are the grains you need to avoid on a gluten-free diet i Wheat and almost anything with the word wheat in its name. Okay, we know you're thinking, She gets her name on a book to tell me I can't eat wheat Okay, smarty pants, I realize that staying away from this grain may seem obvious. But it's not that straightforward. Sure, it may be obvious that you'll also need to avoid hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat starch, wheat germ, and so on, but you may not realize...

Liqueur Cups with Mocha Raspberries

In case the title of the recipe didn't give it away, this piece of work is impressive. Instead of making your own chocolate cups, you can pick up a package of one of several excellent commercial gluten-free chocolate cups on the market. Tools Double boiler, new 'A-inch pastry brush, '6 small fluted paper or foil baking cups 16 chocolate-covered espresso beans cup whole milk 16 fresh raspberries 3 tablespoons amaretto 1 teaspoon corn oil 3 tablespoons cr me de cacao 1 cup semisweet chocolate...

T Cream of Mushroom Soup

Everyone on a gluten-free diet seems to be in search of a suitable substitute for condensed cream of mushroom soup to use in casseroles. To convert this recipe to a condensed version, add an additional 34 teaspoon cornstarch and use only 1 can of vegetable broth. Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 10 minutes Yield 4 servings 8-ounce can mushroom stems and pieces (reserve liquid) 1'A tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese teaspoon pepper 1A cups half-and-half 1 In a...

Wheat is a proinflammatory agent

Recently, lots of books and articles have been written on the subject of pro-inflammatory foods. These foods are rapidly converted to sugar, causing a rise in the body's insulin levels (read more about this in number nine on my top-ten list), causing a burst of inflammation at the cellular level. Almost everyone knows that blood sugar rises from eating sweets (cakes, cookies, and candy). But lots of foods not considered sweets have pro-inflammatory effects foods that have wheat in them, like...

Hearty Chicken Broth

There was a time when you could make this broth and then freeze it in ice cube trays to have handy to perk up rice, gravy, and so on. But alas, the ice cube tray is fast becoming a relic. However, you can still freeze small portions of this broth in some of the small plastic containers available. Leave the skin on some of the vegetables for added flavor and to add a bit of color to the clear broth. 1'Apounds chicken wings (about 6 wings) 4 thin-skinned potatoes, unpeeled, cut in quarters 1...

Defining Gluten in Laymans Terms

There are a couple of ways to define gluten, and interestingly, the definitions actually contradict each other a little bit. One way to define it is the scientific definition, and it involves life-of-the-party terminology like gliadin, secalin, hordein, and prolamins. This scientific definition further explains that gluten is found in all grains yep, you heard right. All grains. Rice. Corn. All of 'em. Yet we only eliminate wheat, rye, and barley on the gluten-free diet. Well, that's why...

Using appliances to make cooking easier

Just as you don't need separate cookware, you won't need separate appliances for cooking your gluten-free foods with one exception. I absolutely recommend that you have two toasters, or better yet, two toaster ovens. I know I've mentioned this before, but I really can't say it enough crumbs literally fly off of bread. No matter how carefully you clean, your toaster will always be home to crumbs that can contaminate your gluten-free foods. I recommend toaster ovens over toasters because thanks...