Today you'll learn:
1. Basic home cooking tips
2. How to fit cooking meals into a busy schedule
3. How to cook gluten free meals that taste delicious
4. Cooking gluten free & gluten meals together safely
5. Enjoying holiday meals the safe way
6. Best replacements for gluten and other food intolerances
Gluten Free Cooking F.A.Q
1. What do I do when a recipe calls for flour?
If it's a sauce or a thickener your best bet is to use a starch like GMO free corn, tapioca or arrowroot. If it's something like a pizza or bread it's best to find a gluten free recipe. Most gluten free flours aren't swap for swap, so you'll end up needing a different amount.
2. How do I cook and eat in a shared kitchen?
If you're going to have a shared kitchen then you're inevitably going to have to be cooking a meal at the same time as someone preparing a gluten meal.
How to stay safe? Try and cook your meal first. If that's not possible make sure you're keeping everything separate. Have the prep areas be separate (like on a different counter). Make sure whomever is on a gluten free diet serves themselves first to lower the risk of people double dipping serving spoons. Make sure you wash your hands before each meal, especially if you're eating with your hands.
3. How do I feed my family gluten free food without complaining?
So eating gluten free means sometimes eating foods that don't taste as good as before. The trick with this is focusing mainly on naturally gluten free whole foods because it's usually the gluten free replacements that others find unappetizing like gluten free bread, pasta and pizza. If you do prepare any meals with gluten make sure to wash your hands in the end after a thorough clean.
4. How do I pack gluten free lunches?
One word, leftovers. If you're used to going to out to eat everyday for lunch it's wise to stop. Unless you're getting food from a 100% gluten free restaurant the risk of cross contamination is just to high. Make enough of your gluten free dinners to have leftovers. If not some easy lunch ideas are mason jar salads, gluten free wrap, soup or a sandwich.
5. Where do I find recipes?
The internet is filled with gluten free recipes and there are many gluten free cookbooks as well. Try a new gluten free recipe every week to mix it up a little and find your favourite recipes.