Tips & Tools for Easy, Delicious Gluten-Free Living + Recipe
Today's options for a gluten-free lifestyle are better than ever. You still want your food choices to be wholesome, organic, and fresh so remember this: Just because a product carries the GF food logo, doesn't mean it's healthy! Read ingredients carefully and watch out for high sugar content and processed ingredients.
We hope this list of resources helps you make gluten-free living easy and delicious!
Use apps to help you buy groceries, find a restaurant, view a GF menu, or verify allergen content. There's even an app to help you translate dietary preferences into another language!
Fooducate Allergy & GF Diet Tracker. www.fooducate.com
Gluten-Free Scanner. www.Scanglutenfree.com
Find Me GF. www.findmeglutenfree.com
IEatOut Gluten & Allergy Free. glutenfreepassport.com (Apple App Store only)
Celiac Disease Foundation: education, resources and support for those living with CD. Learn how to live GF, monitor symptoms; explore the GF marketplace – packed with recipes, news, and tips.
Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG): industry leader in the certification of gluten-free products and food services. Provides support, advocacy and education resources. You can join a local branch, research products and restaurants, browse recipes, and find helpful tips for kids and families. Offers an e-magazine.
Beyond Celiac: awareness and advocacy organization, covering research, news, events, lifestyle and dietary support.
Gluten-Free Living: one of the longest running publications and websites on gluten-free diet and lifestyle.
Elana's Pantry: one of the longest running websites dedicated to great tasting GF and allergen-free recipes. Elana walks her talk and has overcome challenging medical diagnoses through wholesome living and dietary solutions.
Glutenista: hip, fun GF lifestyle brand providing resources, tips, and fashion for your wardrobe and kitchen.
Find healthy GF recipes and tips by visiting the website for your favorite GF brands (e.g., Udi, Smart Flour Foods, Bob's Red Mill, and Canyon BakeHouse to name just a few). Google "gluten free food companies" to find brands and food services including those in your local area.
Gluten-Free Zucchini Pasta Primavera
Primavera! That's Italian for "lightly sauteed springtime vegetables." Traditionally made with a not-so-light creamy cheese sauce, this recipe transforms the dish into a healthier and tastier version. A more delicate cream sauce is created from a base of cashew butter. The combination of Dijon, lemon, chicken broth, garlic and onions combine to yield an aromatic flavor that will delight everyone at your table.
2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets
3 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup 1/4-inch-thick half-moon slices onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups 1/4-inch-thick sliced white mushrooms
1 cup 1/4-inch-thick sliced carrots
1 cup 1/4-inch-thick sliced red bell peppers
1 cup unsalted chicken broth
3 tablespoons cashew butter
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 package of lentil pasta cooked according to package instructions*
Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the broccoli and cook until bright green, tender-crisp and slightly undercooked, 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, carrots and peppers, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are fork tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Combine with the broccoli.
*Prepare the pasta in a separate pot
Bring the veggie or chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; immediately reduce the heat to low and whisk in the cashew butter until the mixture is smooth. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the lemon juice and the mustard, and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss with the vegetables.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat; add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
Serve the the pasta on plates or large bowls topped with veggies and sauce mixture.
*Do not prepare pasta too early or the noodles will have to sit, which can make them become mushy.