Gluten-free diets have been gaining popularity over the past few years due to the fact that they often help alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms. Those with Celiac Disease must avoid not only wheat, but also other grains, which can make it especially difficult to find easy, delicious recipes. A gluten-free diet can also help those with IBS, since those same grains often hide FODMAPs. Preparing gluten-free food can be intimidating though, when many are filled with unfamiliar ingredients like xanthan gum and tapioca starch in order to recreate the textures and flavours we’re used to. So, to give a better idea of how to cook gluten-free meals, we’ve come up with 10 amazing naturally gluten-free recipes to show that gluten-free can be easy, delicious, and familiar!
Coconut macaroons are an excellent, easy cookie to make for those who must avoid gluten. They’re light, sweet, and have a texture very close to that of traditional baked goods, which is something that gluten-free recipes for desserts often lack.
People often avoid tougher cuts of meat because they’re worried about tenderness. Beef brisket is a wonderful cut to cook low and slow for tender, flavourful stews, soups, and roasts. Plus, because there can be a decent amount of fat and cartilege, there’s less of a need for thickeners, which are often in the form of a roux (flour cooked into butter and then mixed with cooking liquid, stock, or milk).
Stuffed peppers are a great dish whether you’re avoiding gluten or not. Normally made with rice, there isn’t even a need to make substitutions! It’s a hearty, full dish that won’t leave you missing anything.