Gluten Free Cooking: Some tips to go the Gluten free Way

7 Mar

Gluten free is the buzzword these days with a majority of the people suffering from Celiac that makes people sick and tosses the digestive system out of its normal course. A Gluten free diet is the best option after organic food products. It’s the answer to all the digestive problems faced by people suffering from Celiac. Gluten free cooking is all about knowing the ways and means of substituting gluten free grains for wheat, barley and rye. Amaranth, Buckwheat, Corn, Millet, Quinoa, Rice flours, Sorghum are some of the food products that can be included in your diet while avoiding gluten laden products.

While shopping for grocery make sure that you are picking up food material that has been labeled as Gluten free. If you have the slightest doubt about the presence of Gluten in any of the processed food material make sure that you check with the manufacturer to clear your doubts. Even a small doze of Gluten can create really big problems especially if you are on a gluten free diet. Look out for food packages that have been certified as Gluten free by one of the certification agencies.

Mark out the areas in the kitchen and the refrigerator where gluten free food products are going to be stored. Make sure that utensils and grills used to cook gluten laden food are not mixed around with Gluten free foods. Have a Gluten free cook book handy every time you cook your meals so that you have a variety of recipes to tickle your taste buds.

Many of the companies that are involved in food processing have introduced products that are Gluten free and available across the counter. You can easily try out a variety of these products, decide your favorite ones and then make it a part of your regular diet. In the mean time don’t stop experimenting with the Gluten free recipes that you are preparing at home. Home made Gluten free recipes can be easily prepared with the help of raw material that is Gluten free.

While going out make sure whatever you have for your lunch or even for snacks must not have a tinge of Gluten. Carry homemade gluten free cookies in case you are going out for coffee with a friend or order for gluten free food products as many restaurants have started serving Gluten free products for people who are suffering from Celiac.

Its quite easy to get and prepare gluten free recipes at home you just need to research in the right direction. Your local library is a great place to find an assortment of gluten-free cookbooks which you can review for yourself before buying.



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