Happy Wednesday! I’m glad you’re here. This carnival is all about sharing gluten-free eating ideas. So if you have one to share or are looking to find ideas, you’re in the right place.
This week you can enter to win a copy of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. It’s a great cookbook with recipes you will enjoy, even if you are not on a paleo diet.
Buying Gluten-Free Food
If you’re new to the gluten-free diet, you might benefit from my post about 9 Places to Buy Gluten-Free Food.
Last Week’s Highlights
Paleo Bread – This recipe is from Elana’s new cookbook.
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Today I’m excited to tell you about a new cookbook: Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes (affiliate link), by Elana Amsterdam and published by Ten Speed Press. (The book will be released tomorrow but is available for pre-order today.) I also have a giveaway of the cookbook and a paleo bread recipe from the book to share with you below.
I have been gluten free for over 12 years, dairy free for 2 1/2 years, and grain free for 10 months. I still feel very new at grain free cooking, but especially grain-free baking which I have done very little of.
So I was thrilled to get a copy of Elana’s new book. She has been cooking paleo for years and sharing many of her recipes on her blog Elana’s Pantry. The cookbook is nicely done and includes many beautiful photos.
If you’re not familiar with paleo cooking, Elana explains it and goes over the basics of a paleo pantry. There is a nice assortment of recipes including breakfast, dinner, desserts, beverages, and more. I was particularly interested in recipes such as bagels, coffee cake, and bread, but there are plenty of other types of recipes such as entrées, sauces, and ice cream.
If you are interested in owning this cookbook, Ten Speed Press is giving away one copy to one of my readers.
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries. The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of the cookbook, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.
Paleo Bread Recipe
I’m happy to share with you Elana’s paleo bread recipe. It’s perfect for times when you really want a slice of bread but without gluten, dairy, or any grains! I’ve made this recipe, and it turns out beautifully. I only had an 8 x 4 inch pan, but it worked fine. I simply cooked it for the shorter amount of time.
Author: Elana Amsterdam
Recipe type: Bread
Reprinted with permission from Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes by Elana Amsterdam (Ten Speed Press, 2013). Photo Credit: Leigh Beisch.
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I hope you all have an enjoyable Father’s Day. If you’re still looking for recipe ideas, be sure to look through last week’s recipe roundup.
This week’s gluten-free menu plan is full of tasty dinner ideas.
Grilled Honey Mustard Kebabs – A great Father’s Day grilling recipe.
Spaghetti and Meatballs with Salad
Chicken Stuffed Bell Peppers with Rice – from The Happy Housewife
BBQ Beef Stuffed Potatoes with Broccoli – from Premeditated Leftovers
Grilled Chicken, Potato Salad, Veggies & Dip – from The Pioneer Woman
Here are gluten-free links from around the Internet for you to browse. Even just reading over these summaries will help keep you abreast of what’s doing on in the gluten-free world.
Gluten-Free Menu Planning on a Budget – The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a free printable guied for gluten-free menu planning on a budget. It includes things like shopping tips, menu planning tips, fruits and vegetables that are in season each month, and links to recipes and additional resources.
Disney Pulls Episode of Popular Show Over Portrayal of Gluten-Free Character – This Lifetime Moms article was written by me, so you can read my opinion there.
Tooth Damage May Be Sign of Celiac Disease – Of course, we’ve known this for years, but apparently many dentists still don’t know that celiac disease can cause tooth enamel defects.
Craft Brew Alliance Presses Omission Beer’s Case – Omission beer uses barley but removes the gluten down the line. Apparently some people have reacted, however. I’m not a beer drinker so I haven’t followed this too closely. What do you think?
Growing Market in Gluten-Free Foods Does Not Match the Prevalence of Gluten Sensitivity – I think their estimate for those with gluten sensitivity is low. I know some people are driven by fad, but think many others simply realize they feel better when they don’t eat gluten. They don’t get a diagnosis from the doctor (celiac or otherwise) so it’s not considered a real sensitivity. But it is.
Pillsbury and Celiacs Welcome 3 New Gluten-Free Products – General Mills has done it again. They’ve created gluten-free convenience foods that some people will be thrilled about. The three products are doughs for pie and pastry crust, chocolate chip cookies, and thin crust pizza. Beware, however, because many people including me and my gf son have reacted to some General Mills gluten-free products.
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: Gastrointestinal Hip or Hype? – This article talks about wheat allergy, celiac disease, and gluten sensitivity.
There are plenty of gluten-free products available these days, but when you’re new to gluten free, shopping can be overwhelming. Today I’m sharing 10 places to buy gluten-free food.
If you’ve been gluten free for a while, help out the newbies and let us know in the comments your favorite places to buy gluten-free food.
Health Food Stores
I list health food stores first, because when I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2000, that was where I started. Health food stores generally have a large selection of gluten-free products. There is usually a gluten-free section for both shelf-stable and frozen foods. That doesn’t mean you can’t find gluten-free products in other parts of the store, though. In fact, I’m sure you will.
Most grocery stores that I visit now have a health food section of the store where gluten-free items can be found. Sometimes there is a small freezer case in this area that is separate from the rest of the frozen foods. Take your time browsing the aisles of your favorite grocery store, and I bet you’ll find at least a few gluten-free products.
Membership warehouse stores such as Costco, Sam’s Club, and BJ’s often carry gluten-free products. In my experience (it probably varies from store to store), the gluten-free products are mixed right in with everything else. Take your time browsing what they offer, and you might find something you didn’t expect.
You won’t necessarily find foods that are labeled gluten free, but you will find gluten-free food at Asian stores. Many people buy things like tapioca starch and rice flour from Asian stores.
Besides fresh produce, which is of course gluten free, farmer’s markets often include people who are selling homemade goods, including gluten-free baked goods and mixes. Be sure to question them about their ingredients, equipment, and the environment in which the foods are prepared.
Moving on to online options, Amazon (affiliate link) is a great place to start. You often have to buy things in quantity, so it’s not the best choice if you don’t know whether you like something. However, you will often get the best price at Amazon and you can save even more with the subscribe and save feature if available.
Individual Company Websites
If you know what brand of product you like, check out the company’s web site and see if they sell products directly. Remember to look for coupons while you’re there!
Vitamin and Supplement Sites
Web sites that primarily sell vitamins and supplements such as Vitacost, Puritan’s Pride and Swanson Vitamins often sell some gluten-free products too. If you’re already placing an order and can add on a gluten-free food item, it might save you in shipping.
The Gluten-Free Mall
There used to be more sites that catered to selling gluten-free products. With those products becoming more widely available in local stores, some of those sites have shut down. However, The Gluten-Free Mall still operates as part of celiac.com. I have not shopped there myself, but it’s worth looking into.
Where do you buy gluten-free food?
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