Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Going Gluten Free : Our favourite recipes!

Gluten free food and gluten free living have been a popular topic recently and I know a few people who have been embracing this healthier lifestyle. While I believed in the benefits I was hesistant, mainly because I assumed I could no longer eat anything yummy. I am by no means an authority on gluten-free but from what I have learnt, eating gluten free foods helps with improving cholesterol levels, promoting digestive health, and increasing energy levels among many others After learning a bit more about the benefits I looked into what I deem very important - what can I eat? I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a variety of enticing gluten-free dishes on Simply Recipes. See some of my favourites below. If you are lucky enough to have a Whole Foods in your area they offer a variety of options which are well labelled and even in Barbados while the options are less, supermarkets and even some restaurants are offering gluten free alternatives.  

Arugula Salad with beets and goat cheese

Basil Chicken in Coconut Sauce

Black Bean Salad

Butternut Squash Risotto


gluten (noun)
  1. 1.
    a mixture of two proteins present in cereal grains, especially wheat, which is responsible for the elastic texture of dough.