Going Gluten-Free!

I am going Gluten-Free! Gluten seems to be everywhere though, so i’m sure this will be very challenging, it’s day 4 for me so i’m hoping to continue on this awesome path and stay on it for good. I’ve come across so many awesome lists online, and here are some things that might be helpful to others

GLUTEN CONTAINING GRAINS-AKA, things I cannot have

  • Barley
  • Bran
  • Kamut
  • Montina
  • Rye
  • Wheat, also known as:
  • Bulgur
  • Couscous
  • Durum
  • Farro
  • Graham (flour)
  • Kamut
  • Seitan
  • Semolina
  • Spelt
  • Triticale

GRAINS/GLUTEN WHERE YOU MIGHT LEAST EXPECT THEM

  • Alcohol made from grains (i.e. Vodka, Gin, Sake)
  • Baking powder (contains cornstarch)
  • Beer
  • Glucose (made from wheat)
  • Soy sauce / Tamari (unless it’s gluten free)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Mirin
  • Chicken and beef broth (cans and bouillon cubes)
  • Condiments, salad dressings, and sauces
  • And of course, many, many prepared food items!

GLUTEN FREE GRAINS (BUT STILL GRAINS!)-AKA, things I CAN have

  • Corn
  • Cornflour
  • Cornmeal (Polenta)-I love polenta so this is great news
  • Cornstarch
  • Millet
  • Oats (must be labeled as such-the issue here is the contamination of gluten)
  • Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Teff
  • Wild Rice

NON GRAINS

  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat (Kasha)
  • Chia seeds
  • Flaxseed
  • Sesame
  • Quinoa
  • Soy
  • Tapioca

NON GRAIN FLOURS / STARCHES
(Of course, all the non grains listed above can also be made into flour)

  • Almond
  • Arrowroot
  • Cassava (aka manioc or tapioca)
  • Chickpea or gram flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Dal flour
  • Fava bean
  • Gram flour (chickpea)
  • Lentils
  • Manioc
  • Mesquite flour
  • Plantain flour (can get at African grocers)
  • Potato Starch/Flour
  • Sago
  • Taro flour
  • Yam (iyan) flour

Get ready for some interesting recipes!

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