Gluten Free?

Why do I cook gluten free?  I cook gluten free because my husband has a very sensitive gluten intolerance.  Cooking gluten free in our home means he can enjoy a better quality of life and health than he would if he were constantly reacting to gluten.

This page is a gathering place –from here you can easily access all of the posts from my participation in the Gluten Free Ratio Rally, my weekly GF substitutions series, as well as other useful information I’ve collected together.

Gluten Free Ratio Rally

Check out the Gluten Free Ratio Rally Archives for past challenges and links

The Rambling Epicure

Why I Switched to Measuring by Weight
Gluten Free – An Introductory Primer

Gluten Free Substitutions, a weekly series:

Week 1 – Intro
Week 2 – Sub. Free GF Dishes
Week 3 – One Ingred. Subs.
Week 4 – All Purpose GF Flour
Week 5 – Sorting Ingredients
Week 6 – Binding Agents
Week 7 – Starches
Week 8 – The Flours
Week 9 – Pie Crust
Week 10 – Pizza Dough, Call for Roundup!
Week 11 – Homemade Pasta
Week 12 – How to Handle your Flops
Week 13 – Gluten Free Bread
Week 14 – Letting Go of Inhibitions
Week 15 – Roundup!

What Can I Eat?
There are some awesome GF carnivals highlighting bloggers who have posted gluten free recipes – go check them out!

Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays – Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Gluten Free Wednesdays – Linda of Gluten Free Homemaker
Friday Foodie Fix – Diane of The Whole Gang
Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free! – organized by Naomi of Straight Into Bed Cake Free and Dried
Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger – Sea of Book of Yum
Gluten Free Lifestyle Blog Carnival
BlogRoll - check out my blog roll for some great GF blogs!

Nautrally Gluten Free Roundup
This is a collection of links I put together every month featuring some of the best and tastiest naturally gluten free recipes I find across the blogosphere – the bloggers may not be GF bloggers, but these particular recipes are and require no alterations to make a recipe GF, nor are there long lists of flours/exotic ingredients:

Naturally Gluten Free Roundup #1 – January
Naturally Gluten Free Roundup #2 – February
Naturally Gluten Free Roundup #3 – March
Naturally Gluten Free Roundup #4 – April
Naturally Gluten Free Roundup #5 – May

How Do I Stock My Pantry?
There are so many GF ingredients! Here is how to sort through them all:

A Gluten Free Pantry – From the Beginning – me
Gluten Free StaplesGluten Free Gobsmacked

Gosh This is Expensive, How Do I Save Money?
Here are some great posts on saving money while on a GF diet:

Gluten-Free Frugality – Linda of Gluten Free Homemaker
Ten Tips for Saving Money on your Groceries
– me
10 Gluten Free Budget Tips – Karina of Gluten Free Goddess

Baking GF is Complicated! How Should I Approach GF Baking?
Like anything, once you learn how the ingredients work, it gets easier I promise!

Gluten Free Ratio Rally – Links to all the past challenges
My Guidelines for GF Recipe Development – me
Understanding & Choosing Gluten Free Flours, Part 1: Density – Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Understanding & Choosing Gluten Free Flours, Part 2: Mixing Flours- Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Gluten Free Baking by Shauna of Gluten Free Girl
Cooking and Baking Tips – Karins of Gluten Free Goddess
Tips to Avoid GF Baking Mishaps – Kim of Cook it Allergy Free
Gluten Free Whole Grain Muffins (and great discussion on ratios for constructing AP GF mixes) – Shauna of Gluten Free Girl
Toubleshooting Baking Problems – by Jeanne of the Art of Gluten Free Baking
How Mythbusters Made me a Better Baker by Meg of GF Boulangerie

Not everyone in my home is GF – how do we do a mixed gluten/GF household?

Toast – my experience, but more important, be sure to read all the great suggestions in the comments!


Do you have other recommendations for useful links for this page? Please contact me and share!  We are all here to help each other out!

Health Disclaimer

I have tags on my blog for gluten free, dairy free, and diabetic friendly.  However, I do not purport to have any medical credentials or knowledge to safely say for every individual what is safe for them or not.  If you are not sure if a particular dish is right for you, you need to check with a certified health care professional who can best assess your specific dietary and medical needs.  Only you and your doctor can know if something is OK for you to eat.  I add the tags because they may be helpful to readers seeking inspiration for meals when on restricted diets, but I am NOT a medical doctor NOR am I a certified nutritionist.

I share my experiences for entertainment purposes only, and NOTHING on this site should ever be construed as medical advice of any kind.