Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wanted: Gluten-Free

I visit teach a sister in my ward who's whole family (with the exception of 1 of their children) has Celiac Disease.

They've had a lot of needs lately for meals, and I'm pretty sure they're getting tired of chicken and rice and/or mexican food. =)

Any ideas?

(side note: Has anyone ever experimented with rice flour/oat flour/non-gluten flours?)


Katie said...

I have a friend whose family has the same thing. They make lots of corn tortillas. Remember not to use cream of soups either. Rice flour makes great cookies and homeade doughnuts. :) good luck.

Abbie said...

best gluten free recipe ever:
it is mexican, but a little bit different.
good luck. you are an awesome v.t.

andrea kay said...

I was diagnosed with Celiac, and then undiagnosed. The few weeks I had the disease were not real great, except for the fact that I lost 10 pounds. I got creative using rice in place of noodles. Almost anything that would go over noodles tastes great over rice. I did not ever get up the courage to try making things with other flours. One reason is that you have to use a lot of extra (and very expensive) ingredients to get any sort of useful texture. It is the gluten that holds things together. I do know that P.F. Changs has an entire gluten-free menu, not that you want to spend that much on food. And all m&ms are gluten free (except the crispy ones).
I am not sure that any of that information was helpful, but that is the best I can do.
And be careful with condiments and canned items, many contain gluten.