One of the foods I ended up craving up the most when I was on the gluten-free diet was a bagel. But, sadly, for me, being gluten-free meant giving up the flour-based goodies that I used to eat regularly.
When the health food stores finally began offering gluten-free bagels, I could not find any that tasted even remotely like the real thing. It was very difficult to make gluten-free bagels with the flimsy, gluten-free substitutes that the stores used to sell.
Fortunately, now there are better options when you want a bagel that is gluten-free. Read More
One of the most popular alternatives to having a sandwich for lunch is to eat a wrap. Wraps are just as easy to make as sandwiches and you can put the same kind of ingredients in a wrap that you would have in a sandwich.
Besides that, a wrap is usually just as delicious. In fact, some people prefer the taste of wraps to that of sandwiches or paninis.
Unfortunately, most gluten-free wraps and tortillas on the market are horrible. They taste terrible, fall apart, and are nothing like those made with wheat. Here are some alternatives we have found that can fit the bill. Read More
Scones are some of the most delicious foods a person can have. I personally love the scones that look like biscuits but have the sweetness and color of fruit preserves or jam inside them.
Scones are a wonderful treat to have, especially when they are homemade!
Of course, if you are adopting the gluten-free lifestyle, you will probably automatically believe that you will never taste a scone again. After all, they are not only full of sugar and sometimes nuts but, scones are also known for always having gluten.
Maybe you have already assumed that a sweet, scrumptious scone is just one of the foods that you will have to avoid eating, in order not to suffering an allergic reaction.
But, fortunately, there is a way for you to enjoy the great taste of scones without having any physical side effects! There are some gluten-free mixes available with which you can make your own scones. I have recipe ideas as well. Read More
Before we adopted the gluten-free diet, my family and I used to eat carrot cake very regularly. A large carrot cake from BJ’s was our favorite weekly dessert.
However, once we eliminated gluten from our diet, we no longer enjoyed our weekly carrot cake. It was one of our gluten specialties that I really missed when we started the gluten-free lifestyle.
Why do so many great foods contain gluten? What are the alternatives to mouth-watering carrot cake? Find out more…
The hardest part of being on the gluten-free diet is the fact that we can no longer use wheat-based, multi-purpose flour for baking. In fact, for us, it was practically impossible to use the same gluten-free flours to make pies, cakes and cookies.
I remember testing a few baked goods that tasted so weird, no one would eat them. And, it was always on account of the gluten-free flour. Which flour should be used for this recipe? White Rice flour? Brown Rice? Potato Starch? Questions, questions! Here are some answers… Read More
I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite foods has always been spaghetti with meatballs. In fact, ever since I can remember, I have been willing to eat spaghetti and meatballs for any meal at all, even for breakfast!
But, sadly, spaghetti noodles are one of the most gluten-filled foods you can eat. If you have a wheat or gluten allergy, you will definitely experience a reaction after eating noodles.
When you adopt a gluten-free lifestyle, wheat spaghetti is one of those foods that you will either be forced to give up entirely or find a tolerable substitute. I, for one, prefer finding a substitute since noodles were just one of those food items that I couldn’t give up. Here are some solutions and alternatives for gluten free noodles I have found. Read More
Granola is one of the best snack foods available. Not only is it quick to make, tasty and readily available, but it is also healthy. A large bowl of granola on the kitchen table is a great solution of either midday or midnight munchies!
But, is it gluten-free? It can be difficult to tell, especially because certain kinds of granola contain foods which are dangerously close to gluten, such as, oats, seeds and nuts. How do you know whether or not the products are gluten-related? Read More
I’m sure that some of the most popular cakes eaten during birthdays are cheesecakes. And why not? Cheese cake is absolutely one of the most delicious things in the world.
Actually, I have a little secret to reveal. When I was little, I honestly believed that cheesecake had ordinary cheese in it (like cheddar or Swiss cheese for sandwiches). Then my parents realized that I had gluten problems and that the crust had gluten, so my cheesecake treat days were over….. or so I thought…
Who doesn’t love pumpkin muffins and pumpkin bread? I know that I do. They are one of my favorite treats.
They are spicy, sweet and altogether scrumptious. Also, they ALWAYS succeed in making me think of autumn (which is one of my favorite seasons). But, why just have these special treats only when that wonderful season comes around? Since I love pumpkin bread/muffins so much, I can’t resist having one every now and then.
Since the gluten free diet deprives people from the treats they love the most (pumpkin muffins for me), it can be extremely frustrating to have to eat food that tastes like sawdust all the time! Who wants to eat a “sawdusty” muffin, right? Luckily, now that there are so many popular recipes and mixes out there, you can easily find a treat that may suit you. Read More
Breakfast is one of the hardest meals to conform with the gluten-free diet. This is mostly because bread is the main staple of breakfast foods in the American diet, as well as desserts.
Toast, muffins, donuts, bagels, tarts, sweet-rolls, pancakes…the list of these flour-based breakfast items seems endless! How can you make a hearty, delicious breakfast without these staple foods? Believe it or not, when cooking breakfast, there are several alternatives to bread. Read More