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You finally found a gluten free hot dog, but do you risk using your favorite ketchup and mustard (which might not be gluten free) for a bite of your favorite comfort food? There are a number of great tasting gluten free options, even better than the non gluten free versions. Here’s a list that is sure to help you out:Mustards:Annie's Naturals. They have 3 luscious mustards: Honey, Yellow and Dijon....
What DOES gluten free mean?The term, gluten free is thrown around quite a bit. What it doesn’t mean is that a food or product is completely free of all gluten. It is almost free of all gluten. Confusing isn’t it?For some people though, a product must be near gluten free, because even trace amounts can be damaging to their bodies, causing pain for a few hours to a few days. Don’t have Celiac? Think...
Why are additives and preservatives necessary in foods?They improve freshness by decreasing mold or bacterial growth.Preservatives prevents fats and oils from becoming rancid, and prevent freshly cut fruits such as bananas, peaches and apples, from turning brown.Some add to the nutritional value.Improve taste, color or texture.What are some examples?Emulsifiers and stabilizersThickeners and leavening...
What types of vinegar are safe on the gluten free diet?Distilled white vinegar is a bit controversial as it can be made from a combination of sources that include gluten.Apple cider vinegar is made from apple cider and is safe.Wine vinegar is ok to consume since it is made from grapes.Balsamic vinegar is made from grapes and aged in wooden casks.Rice vinegar is used in Japanese cooking, and while ok,...
Cross-contamination occurs when a non gluten free product or ingredient comes in contact with a gluten free product. Here are a few examples:Using a knife to spread gluten free butter on a piece of gluten bread.Touching the tip of a squeeze bottle onto a piece of gluten pastry.Using a knife to cut gluten bread then spreading gluten free ketchup with the same knife.How do you work in a kitchen that...