The following is a guest post from Adam Thompson, a manager of ViJuvenate, an online health food store that specializes in organic foods and supplements, including gluten-free options. The views expressed herein represent those of the author:
While wheat products such as oatmeal are considered to be healthy foods, those who are sensitive, or allergic to gluten – a protein found in wheat and related grains – can experience serious, adverse reactions when they eat foods that contain wheat.1
Though gluten-free diets were initially sparked by medical conditions2, many people without gluten sensitivities are now also adopting gluten-free diets.
If you choose to eliminate gluten from your diet, it can be difficult to find gluten-free versions of your favorite foods and recipes, and that’s exactly why we created this list of best gluten-free recipe blogs that offer great-tasting, gluten-free options.
Gluten-Free Blog #1 – Simply … Gluten-Free
Carol Kicinski wears many hats: she is a professional recipe developer, TV chef and cookbook author who also happens to be gluten intolerant. Carol creates mouth-watering recipes that are naturally gluten free and focuses on re-inventing and discovering old favorites that can be concocted without wheat or gluten. For those who are looking for even healthier options, Kicinski divides her recipes into sections to include dairy-free, sugar-free and vegetarian options.
Some of Carol’s gluten-free recipes include:
Gluten-Free Blog #2 – Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef
Former high school English teacher Shauna James Ahern is the full-time writer behind Gluten-Free Girl. Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2005, she adopted a gluten-free diet and began to share her recipes and food photographs with her husband, “the Chef.” Their cookbook Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef was a New York Times bestseller.
Some of their highlight gluten-free recipes include:
Gluten-Free Blog #3 – Gluten-Free Goddess
Wife, mother and writer Karina Allrich lives with celiac disease in North Hollywood and shares her latest gluten-free recipes each week with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Allrich developed the recipes in her own kitchen and has indexed them by both season and category.
Her delicious gluten-free recipes include:
For those on a gluten-free diet, it is not uncommon to become discouraged. Even though the foods you have been eating may be contributing to symptoms you’ve been experiencing, it can be tough to give up favorite foods and learn how to find—and cook!—substitutes that actually taste good.
The best gluten-free recipe blogs are chock-full of scrumptious ideas for your kitchen, and the bloggers behind them provide plenty of encouragement and inspiration. Who knows? You just might end up starting a recipe blog yourself!
Adam Thompson is the manager of ViJuvenate, an online health food store that specializes in organic foods and supplements, including gluten-free options.
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- Korn, D., & Sarros, C. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/reasons-to-go-glutenfree.html ↩
Best Gluten-Free Recipe Blogs,