Once you’ve got it down, cooking gluten-free food is pretty similar to cooking gluten-y stuff – as long as you’ve got some staples on hand. Here’s a list of 7 of the most critical items to always keep in your kitchen to make your cooking always go smoothly – and deliciously.
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So many recipes out there call for some sort of flour – not just baking, so having a solid go-to flour on hand just makes everything to much easier. If you find a brand that you love, excellent – but you can always whip up your own recipe like the one we made courtesy of KC the G-Free Foodie.
When mixing ingredients for gluten-free food (especially baking) getting measurements right is pretty important, to make sure everything comes out tasting just as good (or better) than regular recipes. And while kitchen scales might sound kind of scary, you can get a simple digital one for as little as $19.99 at Target!
We’ve already talked about how awesome xanthan gum is for baking gluten-free food, but it’s actually used in a lot more than cookies. It’s perfect for thickening sauces or even ice cream, so make sure to keep it stocked!
You can’t rock your gluten-free cooking without some great recipes. Check out our scrumptious e-cookbook for classic dishes that you’ll enjoy all year round.
Another essential for gluten-free baking: a good blender makes good flour. Don’t underestimate it – mixing flour well means that it’ll mimic regular flour even more.
Gluten-free grains aren’t just a sad substitute for wheat – they’re perfect for just about anytime – breakfast, lunch, or even snacks. Rice, quinoa, cornmeal – they’re all super versatile and delicious.
This might be the most important thing for anyone cooking gluten-free food. Making sure that whoever uses your kitchen knows how to keep things safe and separate – start with out safety tips for gluten-free kitchens.
What other essentials do you keep in your kitchen on a gluten-free diet? Tell us in the comments below!