When most people are first diagnosed with a disease like celiac or a condition like gluten sensitivity that requires them to eat gluten-free they will usually be overwhelmed by what happens next!
They go to the grocery store and suddenly they are faced with literally thousands of different processed food products and non-processed foods that they must choose from in order to only have gluten free diet foods in their gluten-free diet plan.
And, they have no idea even where to begin.
So, I’d like to start by talking about how to tell if food is gluten-free without using a testing kit of some sort. (If you are curious about…
The GlutenTox Home Testing Kit is one of the two home food gluten-testing kits which Al and I consider to be credible.
We conducted 2 tests which we are reporting on in the video below. We tested a regular, saltine cracker from a generic brand available in our local convenience store. This test is our control and demonstrates that the product does in fact detect gluten.
For the demonstration, Al videoed the process while I tested a sample I took from a slice of pizza made from Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Mix for gluten.
A summary of our test findings is provided after the video so you can see what we thought of the GlutenTox Home Testing Kit.
This week in the Gluten-Free Menu Plan I have included beef roast in the crock pot, sausage and peppers with baked polenta, a paleo pork roast with apples, onions and sweet potatoes, broiled fish fillets, chicken in the crock pot, a soup and sandwich supper, and mini meat loaves.
Along the way there are extra goodies like applesauce cake with cherries and walnuts, potatoes and green beans in the slow cooker, and a delicious chocolate cake.
Three of these dinners are 30 minute meals, so I don’t have to spend so much time in the kitchen. Several days I use the crock pot, which gives me more freedom to do other things – like bake an Applesauce Cake or a loaf of bread. One of the days is entirely paleo, right down to the macaroons for dessert.
This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan has a whole bunch of stuff that my family absolutely loves! I’m in the mood for seafood. So, on Day 1 I’ve planned Shrimp Gumbo. And, on Day 3, I’ve included Baked Salmon Fillets.
Then, on Day 6 I added one of my husband’s favorites… Pizza! It’s from King Arthur Flour’s Pizza Mix which Al and I both enjoy immensely. Recently….