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Gluten free 101

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I try to avoid eating gluten. And sugar. And yeast. Basically everything tasty and good, I thought at the first time when facing this dietary challenge. But I had to realize quickly that I was completely wrong. Avoiding gluten and yeast is easy, but I had (and still have) bad cravings for sugar. I can shovel down a whole Milka bar in 30 seconds. And I did replace lunches or dinners with just some chocolate or a quick cookie. Not to even mention that I didn’t do breakfast. At all. I would normally just have a coffee at home, grab another one on the way to work, have some sweets for lunch and hopefully a proper dinner. I guess 95 % of the working people around can remember to days like these, right? Back to the topic, when I made the decision to eat healthy, I realized I have more energy and food tastes better and richer. It wasn’t easy, and I don’t say I never break my rules anymore, but aren’t rules made to be broken sometimes? Here are the golden ingredients used and avoided by me.

My gluten free (GF) Bible

What is a definite NO?:

  • everything with wheat in their name, except for buckwheat
  • white flour (cupcake, doughnut, cake, bread, dumpling, fried food, croissant, toast, pancake … just to name a few)
  • durum flour
  • couscous
  • barley
  • malt
  • breaded or floured meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables
  • beer (OK, I know, this is impossible to avoid)
  • cereals
  • pasta

Good news, there is a whole other world, full of variety of special flavors and delicious taste on the other side of the balance. Here is my basic gluten free list:

  • all the fruits
  • all the vegetables
  • chicken
  • pork
  • lamb
  • turkey
  • venison
  • butter (better to double-check)
  • egg
  • milk
  • cream
  • cheese
  • sour cream (Yabadababoo from all the Hungarians)
  • almond flour
  • arrowroot
  • corn flour
  • corn starch
  • flax seed
  • quinoa
  • rice
  • honey
  • jam
  • fruit juice
  • coffee (hallelujah)
  • tea
  • vinegar
  • oil
  • nuts
  • seeds

I already uploaded some gluten free recipes to the website, you can find them below, and for sure will keep posting: Pumpkin-orange-jam Caramelized onion jam Red onion jam Garlic soup Peanut butter Raw vegan chocolate miracle Raw vegan kiwi and pineapple cake Raw vegan apple pie Camembert and bacon with red wine and red onion jam Gluten free pancakes Gluten Free Bread Gluten free coconut biscuit Lets have a quicky dinner Yummy chicken for a lazy weekend Magic dip …

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