One member of our family has been gluten-free for 11 years; another just joined that club. The difference is that the longtime gluten free person is a child, and pretty limited in what he eats even though he has a well-balanced diet. But now with two of them, we’ve needed to widen our repertoire and here are a few recommendations:
- King Arthur gluten free mixes are by far the best mixes on the market for bread, cakes, and pancakes, and they make it easy if you also happen to be dairy free.
- Schar table crackers and pasta go over well at our house, but we really have yet to find pasta that has really good texture. The crackers are great, though.
- The Really Great Food Company makes banana and corn bread mixes that are very good, and like King Arthur stuff, they keep well for a few days.
- Deland Bakery frozen breads, found at Whole Foods and some specialty markets. They do warn about cross contamination but we have never had any problems, and this bread travels well. If you are very sensitive, however, please note that they do not guarantee their products to be gluten free.
- For oatmeal fans, Bob’s Red Mill makes guaranteed gluten-free oats.
- The Glutenista page on Facebook offers a much more exhaustive array of options and recommendation than I have here – if you are a FB type, it’s absolutely worth friending them.
We still serve gluten and this site is not going totally gluten free, but bear with us while we try to create some balance in our cookbooks.