Gluten Free Cooking

@jennybianca (12913)
Australia
January 2, 2007 12:01am CST
Does anyone here need to do gluten free cooking?I have to cook gluten free for my husband. What makes things more difficult, is that he has to have low salicylate foods as well. For those of you who don't know what these are: Gluten is the protein in wheat, so this includes all breads, pastsa, cakes, biscuits, most packaged, tinned and frozen foods, and nearly all takeaway foods as well. Salicylates are a naturally occuring chemical in many vegetables and fruits. Most herbs and spices are very high in salicylates too. The highest levels food include tomatoes, cucumbers, advocadoes, all citrus fruits, apricots and plums. Many artificial chemicals and preservatives contain salicylates as well. So my cooking has to be gluten free & salicylate free. At least my husband can have low level salicylates now, he used to have to avoid all of them. As a consequence, we can't eat takeaway food except chicken and chips. Going to a restuarant is difficult too. I am always looking for more imaginative meals to cook, as most of ours are very plain. We can't use the cheap foods either, as they usually contain gluten or salicylates.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Sorry for the struggle for your providing for your hubby. There are cookbooks coming out now that address these kinds of issues. Have you found and checked out any of those? I just started a discussion about such cooking, maybe it will help. I will have to study slaicylates! This is new to me. Hope that you can find the information that you seek so that you both can have things to share for dinner!!
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
Thank You for your kind comments. I do look at various books. There are more on gluten free than, low saliclates cooking. I will check out your discussion.
@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
12 Feb 07
Gluten-free banana-blueberry muffins I altered my fave recipe for muffins to be gluten free, and it turned out so good! It is also vegan. 1 2/3 cup brown rice flour 1/3 cup arrowroot powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup blueberries ( I use frozen straight out of the freezer) Combine in blender: 6 Tablespoons olive oil 6 tablespoons maple syrup 5 bananas Add wet to dry, and fill oiled muffin tins. Bake at 350 deg for about 20-25 minutes. Yum!
• China
2 Jan 07
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