Gluten-free recipes?

Dear Cooks –

Does Rach have any gluten-free recipes? I have just discovered my husband is gluten-intolerant.


Mary in Michigan

Dean MM –

We get many many requests for and questions on gluten-free recipes. Check out our blog from 2009 on this very topic – “Diet for People with Celiac Disease?”

There are still many basic foods allowed in a gluten-free diet. These include:

  • Fresh meats, fish and poultry (not breaded or marinated)
  • Most dairy products
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Gluten-free flours (rice, soy, corn, potato)

Most foods made from grains contain gluten. Avoid these foods unless they’re labeled as gluten-free or made with corn, rice, soy or other gluten-free grain:

  • Breads
  • Cereals
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Cookies
  • Cakes and pies
  • Gravies
  • Sauces

Quinoa is a great gluten free stand-in for pasta and other grains  – read more on’s Louisa’s blog from 2010 “Want to be gluten-free? Try quinoa!”

Rach has many, many gluten free recipes – soups, stews, salads, brunch meals, protein and veggie meals, the list goes on – browse through the recipe database. Here are just a few of Rach’s recipe that do not contain any gluten:

Slow Cooker Meal: Fig and Fennel Chicken

Chicken and Three Chili Stew

Calabrese Chicken One-Pot

Spanish Chicken and Rice SOup

Italian Roast Chicken with Oranges and Oregano

Italian Hand-Cut Steak Chili

Ancho-Chipotle Turkey Chili

Halibut and Green Sauce

BLT: Beef, Leek and Tomato Salad

Steak-Swap Cobb Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

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