Sunday, July 24, 2011

First things First (and all that jazz...)

Before you begin your delicious (we promise it will be delicious) gluten-free lifestyle, you will have to purchase some necessary ingredients.

We recommend that you try to stock your pantry with the following "staples" for gluten-free eating:

  • Jules "Nearly Normal" Gluten Free Flour. You can purchase it from Jules Shepard's website here. This is a must have! This flour is a miracle, plain and simple. You will not regret buying it. [If you don't want to buy the flour, you can always make your own. Find the recipe and a how-to tutorial for the Jules "Nearly Normal" flour here.] This flour can be substituted into nearly any regular recipe and the results will be spectacular. There are always exceptions to the rule, of course - but we have had excellent results every time we have made something thus far.And we have baked a LOT!
  • Pamela's Products. Our two favorite products from Pamela's are the Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix and the Pamela's Chocolate Cake Mix. Pamela's mixes are fantastic for muffins, scones, pancakes, and quick easy and they come out so moist.
  • RICE. White rice, Jasmine rice, brown rice, Arborio rice, long grain, short grain...we could go on. You will be eating a lot of rice - and that is a good thing! A quick scan of the rice aisle at the grocery store will reveal more types of rice than you thought existed. You'll be surprised and delighted by the range of flavors and textures available.
Once you have these 3 key ingredients in your cupboards, you'll be golden...let the baking, cooking, and finally the eating begin. :)


The Celiac Sisters


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