Many people are sensitive to gluten, the mixture of proteins and starches found in wheat, rye, and barley, that allows for the elasticity in bread dough. For some the sensitivity is light, for others, particularly those with coeliac disease, the symptoms can be painful and severe. My mother and I are both a little sensitive to gluten; at one point I didn’t eat any bread or pasta for five years. That’s right, no bread, no spaghetti, no cake, no pizza. Hard to imagine, isn’t it? Fortunately, there are ways to have all of these things, even if you are sensitive to gluten, if you are creative and cook with the right ingredients. Just because you can’t eat wheat (or rye or barley) doesn’t mean you can’t make fabulous meals as some of my favorite food bloggers easily demonstrate:
- Gluten Free Goddess is written by Karina in the Northern New Mexico. Karina is an artist, and she brings an artist’s palette (and palate!) to the presentation of beautiful gluten-free meals with stunning photographs. Karina’s recipes are always inspiring, and not just because they are gluten-free.
- Gluten-free Girl comes from Shauna James in Seattle, Washington. Shauna is a writer and a teacher who has not only appeared on the Food Network because of her blog, but now has a book contract as well. Shauna’s blog mixes in mouth-watering recipes with stories about her life and loves.
The list of food blogs that focus on gluten-free cooking is long and growing. Here are a few more to peruse: