Gluten Free Recipes
Celiac disease is a disorder that damages the lining of the intestines as a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. Consequently, those who suffer from this must go on a gluten-free diet, which can be quite the challenge.
A gluten-free diet means avoiding all foods that contain wheat (including spelt, triticale, and kamut), rye, barley, and possibly oats - in other words, most grain, pasta, cereal, and many processed foods. Despite these restrictions, people with celiac disease can eat a well-balanced diet with a variety of foods, including bread and pasta. Our recipes WILL help!
Many of the recipes in this section are for baked goods, since they can be a real challenge for gluten-free dieters. Many baked goods use baking powder. While you can easily purchase gluten-free baking powder, you can also make your own!
Corn Free Baking Powder
Corn Free Baking Powder with a simple recipe of three ingredients. Baking soda, creme of tartar and arrowroot starch. Create a corn free baking powder to use in your cooking and baking.
Both baking soda and baking powder are leavening agents, which means they are added to baked goods before cooking to produce carbon dioxide and cause them to rise. Baking powder contains baking soda, but the two substances are used under different conditions.
Ingredients and Instructions: Thoroughly blend 1/3 cup baking soda, 2/3 cup creme of tartar and 2/3 cup arrowroot starch. Store in an airtight container. Recipe makes 1-2/3 cup corn free baking powder.
Onto the rest of the recipes...
A Note on Spelt
Naturally high in fiber; contains significantly more protein than wheat. Spelt is also higher in B complex vitamins, and both simple and complex carbohydrates. Another important benefit is that some gluten-sensitive people have been able to include spelt-based foods in their diets. Spelt is an ancient grain, dating back to biblical days. It is low in gluten and may be tolerated by some gluten-sensitive individuals. If you fear it could harm you, do avoid recipes using it.
Gluten Free Tip: In a hurry or need a packed lunch for your gluten free days? Gluten free foods conducive to being warmed in a microwave include pizza, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, crustless quiche, and twice-baked potatoes.