@Fanny59: I'm not coeliac, but I am sensitive to gluten, so I avoid it. There are still plenty of foods that you can eat that are naturally gluten free. All fruits and veg are, in their raw state, gluten free. The same goes for meats.
You can have plenty of greens, or lightly steamed vegetables, with a simple vinaigrette. My favourite is made of 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, 3 Tbsp olive oil (sometimes reduce it to 2 Tbsp) a pinch of sugar (or sweetener) salt, freshly ground pepper, and a bit of herb, like basil or thyme, which is my favourite, especially when it's fresh. This will dress a salad for the entire family, and is delightfully fresh-tasting. You can also substitute a good wine vinegar, either red or white, for the lemon juice, as well, and omit the sugar. And as for the oil, a bit of good-for-your-heart oil like extra virgin olive or canola helps you to absorb fat-soluble nutrients. Remember, everything in moderation!
With summer coming, I can't wait for fresh tomatoes to make their appearance on my plate, drizzled with this dressing.
You can make great gluten free baked goods from grains and seeds like brown rice, millet, sorghum, buckwheat and flax. If you react to the gums that are so often used as binders in gluten free baked goods, try using ground flax or chia seeds. Bot are *very* good for you, and have naturally occuring components that will keep our bread from being crumbly. Please contact me, and I can give you a list of online resources that will help you.
- 5/17/2011 1:42:36 PM