So your doctor told you that you can’t eat gluten anymore? Have any idea what you’re going to cook tonight for dinner? Probably not. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about your options.
Rice flour is a wonderful breading for foods. Thickening agents for gravies can be any of the alternative flours but usually require more flour to achieve the thickening of wheat flour. Potato starch, however, thickens with just a small amount; usually a heaping teaspoon dissolved in cold water and then added to hot liquid thickens sufficiently and rapidly.
Cooking without gluten quickly becomes rewarding. As with any kind of cooking, there will be some triumphs and an occasional flop. Keep trying. In the store, don’t be shy, speak up. Ask stores to carry gluten free items and when they do, find the manager and say “thank you”. Call companies that are vague on their ingredients and ask specific questions as to the ingredients. Gluten free cooking will quickly become a way of life. It is empowering to personally be able to improve your own health or the health of someone you love.