Some Products for Stocking your Kitchen Gluten Free
There are so many gluten free products out there but it is hard to know which is good and which is not. Here is a list of tried and true favorites along with a few ideas on how to use them.
Wheat free soy sauce
Any brand is fine. Use it in your Chinese, Thai and Japanese recipes. Try taking it to your favorite Asian restaurant and see if they will cook with for you instead of their normal soy sauce. Mixing half vinegar, half soy sauce, it can replace Worcestershire in many recipes.
Health Valley Rice Bran Crackers
These crackers are a little hard to eat right out of the box but they do make the best mock graham cracker crust ever. It is even better than the real thing! Take 42 crackers (three rows in the box) six tablespoons butter and two tablespoons sugar. Crush the crackers in a blender, mix together all the ingredients and press into a pie pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 minutes. Let cool and then fill it with your favorite pie filling. Yum!
Tinkyada Pasta Joy Ready Pasta
I love this pasta because it is not mushy and it tastes very close to real pasta. It comes in many shapes too.
They are small round balls and are similar to Grape- Nuts. Nutty Flax has seven grams of fiber per serving and 425mg of omega-3s. They are is great with milk and is delicious in yogurt.
Bob’s Red Mill GF Brownie mix
This is so good that people who do not have to eat gluten free love them! Make them even better by following the instructions for the fudge topping on the back of the package.
Arrow head Mills Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are good if they are made according to package directions. Make them better by adding a half to a whole cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter) and extra chocolate chips. The taste and texture is nice but, they are a bit crumbly. They are fantastic on ice cream.
Glutino pretzels and bread sticks
These taste just like the real deal. They have them in the twists or small sticks. They make a great snack. Break up the bread sticks and put them in soup or in salad as croûtons.
Glutino breads, muffins, pizza and bagels
These are so good, that you might end up reading the label to make sure they are gluten free!
This is not a complete list by any means but, it is a good start. Many of these products can be bought easily on-line, a grocery store or a health food store. Do not be afraid to ask the manager at your local stores to carry gluten free foods. You are probably not the only one in the community who will benefit form it!