A Gluten Free Lifestyle

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The following is a guest post by Laura Church

After continually experiencing a plethora of symptoms, I diagnosed myself with Celiac disease two years ago. To cialisonline-onlinebestrx.com confirm this self-diagnosis, my doctor put me on a very restrictive diet: no dairy or gluten allowed. She then instructed that I should slowly reintroduce these foods back into my diet, so that I could isolate which ones my body was unable to properly digest. Through process of elimination, I finally pinpointed the source of my discomfort: I was allergic to gluten. For those of you who have never heard of Celiac disease, it is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the digestive process of your small intestine and will eventually lead to permanent tissue damage. It is not until you start eliminating gluten from your diet that your small intestine will begin to heal. Unfortunately, this sadly means no more cupcakes, bread, pancakes, pizza, or pasta…. how awful, right? That is exactly what I thought two years ago, until I found so many gluten free substitutions that make my favorite gluten filled foods deliciously gluten free! Best of all, you can easily find many gluten free substitutions for baking and cooking at your local supermarket. When you start a gluten free diet, you will notice that while you will eliminate more foods from your cooking, you will add more gluten free substitutions to your baking staples!

The top 5 gluten free baking substitutions I always have on hand:

  1. Gluten free all-purpose baking flour: Essential for gluten free baking. If you are a dedicated gluten free baker, you will want to make sure to always have this in cialisonline-onlinebestrx.com bulk! After testing many brands of gluten free flour, my favorite brand is Bob’s Red Mills Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour.
  2. Gluten free Oats it is very important for Celiacs to buy “Certified taking viagra and cialis together Gluten-Free” Oats. Commercial brands like Quaker Oats cannot guarantee that their oats have not been cross-contaminated with other grains that contain gluten like wheat, barley, or rye. My favorite brand of gluten free oats is Bob’s Red Mills Gluten Free Quick Cooking Oats.
  3. Gluten free bread mix: This mix will be your new best friend—it can be used to make everything from bagels to pie crust, and so much more! Personally speaking, the most delicious brand of gluten free bread mix is Pamela’s Bread Mix.
  4. Gluten free baking powder: A must have for all types of gluten free baking because it allows your cakes, cookies, and bread to rise. Not all baking powder is gluten free—so read the label carefully before buying! Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder is gluten free and can be found in most supermarkets.
  5. Agave syrup: An unrefined sweetener that is naturally gluten free and comes from a plant found in Mexico. This syrup is also lower in calories than maple syrup or honey, and scores low on the glycemic index. I love Madhava Agave Nectar, which comes in three flavors: mild, amber, and raw. I use this on everything from pancakes to fruit parfaits.

With these five gluten free baking substitutes, you are now ready to take on gluten free baking! Even if you are not diagnosed with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease, you can still reap the benefits of a healthier digestive tract by following a gluten free diet.

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Start your gluten free baking with my Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

Yields about 24 cookies Ingredients: cialis generic 1 ½ cups of all-purpose baking flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup of melted unsalted butter ¾ cup of light brown sugar ⅓ cup of granulated sugar 1 egg 4 tablespoons of milk 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips   Directions: Combine all dry ingredients together in one bowl. Then, combine all wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix until batter is even. Scoop 1-2 tablespoons of cookie batter onto a nonstick baking sheet and place 2” apart. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350° F. Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy! We always want to give our subscribers only the best. That is why we are posting these additional hints for you to read and enjoy. Try it now!

Comments

  1. this is great, thanks for the tips and info…going to pin this. Recipe looks amazing. Happy Saturday Sharefest

    • Hi Karen…The cookies are amazing! Thank you so much for stopping by. To keep up with all the fun please subscribe to Girliemom and “LIKE” our facebook page. You can also follow our friend Laura Church on her facebook page at Glutenfreebylc for more gluten free recipes.

  2. I’ve been hearing and learning a lot about Celiac disease since I started blogging. I’ve also seen some nice recipes like your cookies being created using substitute ingredients. Thanks for sharing your list. I had no idea a couple of those items existed.

    • Hi Teresa….We hope you enjoy the recipe!! To keep up with all the fun you can subscribe to Girliemom and “LIKE” our facebook page. You can also follow our friend Laura Church on Facebook for all her gluten free recipes at Glutenfreebylc.

  3. Jennifer says:

    It’s nice to see other alternatives to baking and the best products to use …I think I will try this recipe this weekend!

    • Hi Jennifer….Let us know when you make the recipe! To keep up with all the fun Subscribe to Girliemom and “LIKE” our facebook page. You can also follow our friend Laura Church on facebook too for all her gluten free recipes.

  4. Those cookies look good!

    • Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. The cookies are delicious. Let us know when you try the recipe. To keep up with all the fun please subscribe to Girliemom and “Like” our facebook page.

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