Monday, July 21, 2008

Gluten-Free Bliss For My Sis

Hi, sis! (wavingggg)

My sister is exploring the world of gluten-free foods, and forwarded me a link to a great gluten-free website. Different folks choose to eat gluten-free for various reasons, many times because of allergies or intolerances to certain grains. Wheat is the first thing to be cut out, but there are other grains as well...which can mystify the cook when faced with trying to round things out on the dinner plate without the standard selections of pastas, breads, and usual recipes incorporating wheat flour.

Thankfully, there are many other choices to be had, although they might be a bit off the familiar path. But unfamiliarity can be a good thing, and can result in delicious discoveries, and a more deliberate way of eating. The best result, though, is improved health, and for gluten-intolerant bodies there are yet other delicious choices available.

Here is a list of great links to gluten-free sites. On them, I've noticed a lot of creative cooking as well as recreations of standard favorites adapted to substitute non-gluten flours, and such things as ground almonds, xanthum, and tapioca.

I'm dabbling with the idea of easing us into more gluten-free habits ourselves, as I'm convinced it may be a better support for our systems which are presently overloaded with diabetes and weight issues. I may test some of these to see if we can detect any noticeable changes by eliminating gluten from our eating, and if it is playing a role as an irritant in what we eat.

If these sites are any indication, it certainly does not mean going without variety and would seem the only limits are ones imagination and creative flexibility.

Here are the links, first the one forwarded by my sis, and then the others I saw when doing some Googling...I'm sure there are many, many more to be found!

Gluten-Free Blogs and Sites


Enjoy! :)


Brenda Kula said...

I've met other bloggers who have this problem. I'll forward this on to them.

plantainpatch said...

We are also gluten free. Your comment sums our eating up perfectly.

"If these sites are any indication, it certainly does not mean going without variety and would seem the only limits are ones imagination and creative flexibility."

Carolyn said...

Good luck in your gluten free venture. I will be interested to hear more about it.

Killi said...

May I pass this entry onto an LJer who is going Gluten free? teadaemon on LJ posted a cake recipe that's gluten free that he got from The Guardian website, but I can't remember the date of that entry.

Robbyn said...

I'm glad you guys are enjoying the links! This is one of the projects pending on my To Do list...I have not had the chance to delve into it as much as I would like, but will be easing into it more and more over time. With so many wonderful resources, it'll be fun! Pass the links to whomever would like them, and I'd love to know any you have discovered yourself :)

Killi said...

Thank you. In a box somewhere I have a gluten & dairy-free cookbook that I found. But I have no idea which box where & with my builder gone, it'll be ages/years before my house is finished & I can unpack...

We had a monsoon shower yesterday that flooded my kitchen & I live on a mountain!