Thursday, April 30, 2009
Living Gluten Free
Several of my clients are gluten intolerant, and I get a lot of calls from people newly diagnosed who are looking for some guidance regarding their new diets.
One of my favorite sources for delicious recipes is Karina's Kitchen - Recipes from a Gluten-Free Goddess. Karina posted this excellent list this morning, a Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet, The Guide to Going Gluten-Free.
Please remember to check all labels and to not cross contaminate your cooking equipment. Mustard Seed Market, Giant Eagle and Acme now put special shelf tags next to GF items. Mustard Seed also has a list/booklet available in the customer service area and they offer guided store tours specifically for GF shopping; check their website for schedules.
Gluten free diets are often recommended for Multiple Sclerosis patients, and for autistic children. Be sure to check with your health care team for recommendations.
There are more gluten-free items available than just a few years ago, including pasta, bread, and pizza dough.
Private cooking classes incorporating recipes for your new diet are available from Dine-In Diva Personal Chef Service in Akron, and can be tailored specifically to your tastes as well as your sensitivities.