Even though discarding gluten from your diet might seem scary at the beginning, you will soon understand that most of the basic foods are naturally gluten-free, including:
- Beans, nuts, and legumes
However, there are always exception so it is wise to always check the labels before buying any food products.
Grains and Cereals
The tricky part is grains and cereals.
When it comes to grains, there are many that do not contain gluten, some of which are widely available today, whereas others can be found in specialty or health food stores. Here are some examples: rice, potatoes, beans, soy, corn, millet, quinoa, amaranth, chia, flax, cassava, tapioca, etc.
DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS!
Note: Oats are naturally gluten-free but often processed with the same equipment used for wheat and often get contaminated. Make sure to check the label on all foods that contain oats like granola.
When buying cereals, make sure they have a “gluten-free” label as well. Bear in mind the most widely used cereals – puffed rice and corn- may contain additions that contain gluten.
Soups, Sauces and Processed Foods
Many soups and sauces, especially the creamy ones, use wheat as a thickener, so they contain gluten, as do many processed foods. For instance, even though fruits and veggies are naturally gluten-free, some smoothies may contain gluten.
Luckily, many foods that contain gluten have gluten-free alternatives that are widely available.
When it comes to beverages, most of them are gluten-free, with the exception of some beers & ales made from grains that contain gluten.
Amazing Savory Gluten-Free Recipes
Having a gluten allergy or simply not liking wheat doesn’t mean you’re condemned to dull food. Gluten-free recipes can be incredibly diverse. We offer a selection of specialties that include everything from meats to cakes, from vegan to vegetarian, each more delicious than the last.
Here’s how delicious gluten-free eating can be.
Tender slices of pork in a creamy garlic-and-mustard sauce make a satisfying—and surprisingly quick—supper. This recipe is also delicious prepared with boneless, skinless chicken breast and served over pasta. Note: When preparing meat dishes, check the additional ingredients like ketchup, vinegar, and pasta, to make sure they’re gluten-free.
This creamy, spicy recipe is reminiscent of coastal Thailand—it’s great for a winter weekend when you’d rather be on a tropical beach! Coconut milk is made by combining water with shredded coconut meat and pressing the mixture. Be sure to use coconut milk (which is from the ﬁrst pressing and has a higher fat content) for this recipe, not light coconut milk, which comes from the second pressing and has less fat. This soup will curdle if light coconut milk is used.
Crispy on the outside and fantastically fluffy on the inside, these puffs show just how versatile the humble potato can be. Use sweet potatoes or rutabagas instead of the russets in Step 1 for a sweeter-tasting variation on this recipe.
Crisp broccoli is accented with red bell pepper, crunchy noodles and a toasted sesame dressing in this fast and easy salad.
Need something new for a side dish? Pearl onions have a mild, sweet ﬂavor, and roasting sweetens them even more. For extra color and ﬂavor, add 1 cup of red, yellow or green bell pepper chunks to the pearl onions.
Packaged cornbread twists are the key to these miniature favorites. Quick and easy enough to be a fun after-school snack. These are a fun and easy snack for adults or kids. Try these tips:
- Serve Pigs in a Blanket with a variety of other sauces, such as spicy chili sauce.
- Make the dipping sauce up to 1 day ahead; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- For different tastes, try beef, turkey, Polish-style or cheese-filled sausages.
Note: Make sure the hot dogs/sausages, as well as any additions, are gluten-free.
With sautéed eggplant slices rolled up like pasta, this creative dish is a tempting cross between eggplant parmigiana and stuffed cannelloni. If you have leftover ham or chicken, add them to this recipe. Add ½ cup of cubed ham or ½ cup cooked chicken with the cheese mixture in Step 3 and continue with the rest of the steps.
Amazing Sweet Gluten- Free Recipes
Whether they’re an after-dinner treat or a special gift, homemade trufﬂes covered with cocoa, nuts or confectioners’ sugar never fail to please. You can use either a food processor or a coffee grinder to chop the hazelnuts. If using a processor, avoid packing in too many nuts at a time. Fit it with the metal blade and use the pulse setting to avoid over-processing, which turns the nuts into a paste.
With rich hazelnut ﬂavor in both the cake and the creamy frosting, this lusciously decorated cake will be the star of your next gathering!
These delightfully airy cookies are naturally low in fat, since they are made with just egg whites, sugar and salt. Spray the spatula with cooking spray to prevent the cookies from sticking when removing them from the baking sheet.
These little pyramid-shaped cookies include ground almonds and almond ﬂavoring for a subtle taste. Two kinds of sugar add the sweetness. For a tasty alternative, try mixing ⅓ cup blanched almonds with 9 ounces chopped marzipan. Place ½ cup granulated sugar, 2 egg whites and 1 tablespoon lemon zest in a food processor and process until combined. Use a teaspoon to spoon little mounds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and bake at 475°F for 8–10 minutes.
DISCOVER GREAT RECIPES, TIPS & IDEAS!
Made famous in the 1970’s, this delicious tart combines crumbly pastry with chocolate ﬁlling and swirls of whipped cream. Use any remaining chocolate squares to make a chocolate glaze. Chop 3 squares of semisweet chocolate and place in a microwave-safe bowl with 3 tablespoons each orange juice, butter, and sugar. Microwave on LOW until melted. Whisk until smooth. Cool, then pour over a slice of pound cake or scoop of ice cream.
I’m in love with food and everything about food! Blogging is my way of celebrating that love and MyGreatRecipes made it all happen. If you, too, are into great food and interesting reads, you will enjoy reading my posts!