Going gluten-free doesn’t mean giving up taste

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM.
Today’s supermarkets have a wide variety of gluten free products. Here are a few suggestions: Muellers spaghetti or Sam Mills pasta, Kellogg’s rice krispies, Snyder’s pretzels, Pillsbury pizza dough and cookie dough, Glutino cookies, Van’s crackers, Betty Crocker cake, brownie and cookie mixes, Bob’s Red Mill muesli, rolled oats, and cornbread mix, James Foods pot pies, Full Circle waffle and pancake mix, King Arthur baking mix, Udi’s bread, Betty Crocker rice flour or Bisquick mix, Kady Shack puddings, and many more.
What does glute- free mean? Gluten is a gluey protein that’s present in most of our common dietary staples, such as bread, pastas, cereals, and desserts. It is an essential ingredient in most baked goods because it creates the fluffy quality in cakes and muffins and binds dough, giving them their moist texture. Gluten can also be found in processed cheeses, salad dressings, beer and soy sauce.
People become gluten sensitive where their food never becomes completely digested causing gastrointestinal issues such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, acid reflux, chronic diarrhea, IBS, and other conditions Doctors recommend cutting out all foods containing gluten from the diet for a month to see if you have this sensitivity, by adding gluten foods back slowly.
There’s a gluten-free expo in Raleigh on Aug. 9 with all sorts of vendors and educational programs. Check out delightglutenfree.com/gluten-free-events for other gluten free expos.
For those of you who are looking for some gluten-free recipes, here is a small selection of some tasty recipes.

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