Gluten-Free Update

For the past two months Chris has been trying out a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. I’m still eating some dairy and gluten for my lunches so I can’t comment on how it feels to have switched to a completely gluten-free diet, but in terms of meal planing and preparation it hasn’t been too difficult. From day one, I looked at it as an opportunity to search out new recipes and try out different foods.

As I wrote last month I started baking gluten-free muffins following a recipe from the Gluten Free Girl  I am also using one of her recipes to make granola bars, and boy are they tasty!

One of our favorite discoveries has been homemade corn tortillas. I made them one night to go with a beef and rice dish that we’d normally eat with store-bought crispy tortillas.  Well, no more.  The homemade corn tortillas were so easy to make and very tasty.  All I did was buy a bag of corn masa mix (the brand sold here is “Maseca”) and follow the instructions on the bag – simply mix flour with water and salt, roll out, and cook in frying pan. So easy.  The instructions say to use a tortilla press, but I just rolled them out between two sheets of parchment paper.

Another hit is a creamy gluten-free dairy-free pasta that I made for lunch this weekend. I found the recipe on the From Scratch Club website and substituted buttercup squash when I couldn’t find pie pumpkins.   Chris has been eating dairy-free for over two years and had not eaten a  creamy pasta since then. The dish was amazing.

The most difficult has been eating out.  We have not gone out to as many restaurants as we usually do and have mostly had friends over to our house to eat gluten-free meals.  We went to Pizza Delight to try out their gluten-free pizza and Chris said it was very good.

I’m looking forward to trying out some new gluten-free recipes this month!

Do you have any great gluten-free recipes to share? 

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5 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Update

  1. We had friends visit this summer that required gluten free food so we chose to eat at home to make things easier. As you note finding a restaurant can be arduous. We made kebabs with the following marinade which were quite yummy.

    1/4 cup lemon juice
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 tablespn white or cider vinegar (don’t use malt as it contains gluten!)
    2 cloves of garlic minced
    1/2 teaspn each salt and pepper
    4 strips of lemon rind
    2 bay leaves
    2 tablespns rosemary

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