Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. It gives food elasticity and texture, which makes it very common because it can be used as a substitute for fat or other ingredients that are more expensive. However, those with celiac disease have an allergic reaction to gluten that results in discomfort, pain, or damage to the intestinal mucosa so they must avoid it completely.
When people first go gluten free they often think there isn’t much left for them to eat but this is far from the case. There are many ingredients that naturally don’t have any gluten or have been processed so all should be safe. Grains such as rice, cornmeal, and quinoa can be substituted for wheat flour while tapioca, potato, arrowroot, and buckwheat are used to thicken dishes. There are also many alternatives for common ingredients found in recipes that will provide the same taste or texture. For example, groundnuts, egg whites, or pureed vegetables can replace butter or oil respectively.
If you’re on a gluten-free diet, the options for cooking are limited. I’m here to show you that doesn’t have to be the case! Gluten-free recipes are easy and delicious when done right.
Take a look at some of my favorite recipes below:
Pecan Crusted Chicken with Mustard Sauce
A quick, easy and delicious entree that is perfect for company or just to spice up your normal chicken routine.
Ange’s Courgette Soup
A simple yet tasty soup that comes together in no time! This recipe is great on cool days when you want something hearty but easy to make. You can even make it ahead of time and freeze it if you want an even faster option!
Easy to make the night before and then grab on your way out the door in the morning, these muffins are great for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert!
I like to keep a few hard boiled eggs in my fridge so that I’m always ready to make egg salad. This is a super simple recipe that doesn’t take long at all and tastes great as an after-school snack or as part of a picnic with friends and family.
Keep this hummus recipe on hand for those nights when you need something delicious but don’t want to cook. It’s fast, easy, and inexpensive – just what you need when life gets busy!
Smoky Swiss Chard Soup
A tasty soup that comes together in just minutes, this recipe is sure to become one of your go-to dishes when you’re pressed for time. It’s tasty enough on its own or makes a perfect side dish for something more fancy.
To make this easy, we’ve provided a list of the most popular gluten free recipes. The best part is you don’t need any special ingredients or equipment! With these simple and delicious options, your appetite will be satisfied without having to worry about what’s in each dish. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, there is an option here for everyone.