gluten free info

In 2006, four years after I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I was still having tummy trouble.  I was finally given a blood test the tested the most common food allergies.  It came up positive for wheat and corn.  Since then, I have developed an almost 100% gluten free lifestyle, though I will eat the occasional Chick-fil-a nugget :).

Because of my allergies, a lot of the recipes I post are gluten free.  Luckily, I have discovered that some food items containing wheat I can tolerate, like soy sauce.  Don’t worry, there are plenty of wheat-packed recipes too.

Recently, I found a wonderful little food allergy blog that shared an awesome all purpose gluten free baking mix and I love it.

All Purpose GF Baking Mix

1 Cup Brown rice flour

1/3 Cup potato flour

2/3 Cup tapioca starch/flour

Mix all of the ingredients together and store in a plastic storage bag or canister. Store it where you would typically store your regular baking flour. I like to at least double or triple this mix, just so I have it handy when I’m ready to start a recipe. You can use whatever brand of flour you have at your local grocery store.  I typically use Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s brand.

adapted from Free Eats.

Here is a great Conversion Table for gluten free baking ingredients:

GF Conversation Chart

Thanks Authentic Foods!

For more information about Crohn’s Disease:

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Mayo Clinic

For more information about Food Allergies and awesome allergy free food blogs:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Glutenfree.com

Brittany Angell

Gluten Free Goddess

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