Friday, June 27, 2008

Gluten Free Friday Week 2

In our first few weeks of becoming a Gluten Free Family, we encounter the question repeatedly "What exactly is gluten?"

To skip the lengthy explanation, Gluten is a protein. It's found in numerous types of grains, and added to many nutrient deficient foods. This is why gluten is found in your yummy homemade whole wheat bread and in Nacho Cheese Doritos.

One of the hardest things is turning down food/drinks offered by well intended people because the ingredient label says "Natural Flavorings" Because the vague title many times includes a "flavoring" that contains gluten. ''

So your tip this week is, if a label does not say gluten free but the ingredients say "Natural Flavorings" or "Artificial Flavorings" contact the company first.

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Gluten Free Blog of the week : Gluten Free Girl

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Recipes we tried and liked this week :

Peanut Butter Honey Bars
(I sprinkled semi-sweet chocolate chips across the top, yum)

This bread mix in the bread maker is delicious (especially compared to store bought Gluten Free bread)

I created my own recipe for a spicey chicken marinade, which was also delicious using the leftovers shredded and tossed into this Rice and Beans recipe.

1 comment:

Beck said...

So how's it going for you guys? Are you seeing changes as a result of the gluten-free food? Can you explain more of what the effects of gluten vs. non-gluten are on your son/family? I'd love to learn more about it.