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Gluten Free Label Reading Basics

The Beginner’s Guide to Gluten Free Label Reading Gluten free label reading can be overwhelming at first, especially if you do not know what to look for. To help, we put together some basic information about labels and spotting gluten containing ingredients. Follow these easy rules and soon you will be reading labels like a pro.Which Foods Naturally Contain Gluten?Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross of wheat and rye). It is important to remember that kamut, einkorn and spelt are varieties of wheat and are not safe for those with Celiac disease.Six Words to Look for on LabelsBy being alert for the words Wheat, Barley, Rye, Oats (not marked as gluten free), Malt...

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A Gluten and Dairy Free Decision

I decided I should go gluten/dairy free on a Saturday morning. I determined to begin on the following Monday. Monday dawned with me having taken no special preparation. I did have gluten free flour and my cream soup mixes, but they were the only specifically gluten free items I had on hand. I was sure that there would be things that surprised me about living gluten free even though I know how to cook gf and read labels well. The first day breakfast was a snap. I had homemade almond milk left from my experiments for the blog. I had leftover hard boiled eggs from Easter and hash-browns in the freezer. I added a piece of fruit and my breakfast...

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How Gandhi Inspired Me to go Gluten/Dairy Free

My daughter came home from school recently with a story she learned about Mahatma Gandhi. After hearing the story I decided to make a big change in my life. A mother, concerned by her son’s obsession with eating sugar, took him to his idol, Gandhi. The woman explained the situation and was told by Gandhi to bring the boy back in two weeks. When she returned, Gandhi told the boy to stop eating so much sugar. The mother asked why he had not given this advice the first time. He explained it was because he had been eating sugar then. Gandhi stopped eating sugar so that he could better understand and help the boy. I do not have a medical need...

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