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Have you ever had anything gluten-free that tasted good?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (32780points) 1 month ago

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Love_my_doggie's avatar

Most foods are gluten-free. Gluten is a protein substance found in wheat and a few other grains. Fruits, vegetables, meats, fish….none of them contain gluten.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Yes I am aware of that.
Have you ever had anything gluten-free that tasted good?

canidmajor's avatar

When my daughter was first coping with her UC, we were gluten-free for awhile. The taste of products that we are used to that usually have gluten didn’t bother me (pasta, bread, crackers, cookies) but the texture was never quite right. Once she stopped actively bleeding in her gut, we could return to “normal” foods.
There were a few cookies that were OK (barely).

raum's avatar

Canyon Bakehouse bread is pretty good. Really want to find Schar Hawaiian rolls. I’ve heard they’re really good.

I like cookies from Goodie Girl Cookies. And stuff like brownies and banana bread usually taste the same gluten free.

Kara’s Cupcakes makes good GF cupcakes. But they may be regional. A local cafe makes really yummy berry cakes. But only if you can handle some cross-contamination.

Though this costume is pretty on point for most gluten free products.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@canidmajor -Yep, that is my problem with it.
I’ve been restricting inflammatory foods for over a year with a few breaks here and there.Sugars, gluten, legumes and the worst-dairy are not usually part of any meal. I should say simple sugars as I do have fruit.
My husband has shown marked improvement in his shoulders, basically pain free when the diet is tight. He has had pain for the entire time I’ve known him (26 years) ow, not so much :)
All that being said, I am really craving a reuben sandwich lol
I hope your daughter is doing well.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@raum-I will see what we have here.

rebbel's avatar

I had gluten-free Christmas bread last Xmas.
Tasted good, the main difference I noticed was a much less sugary taste.
Which probably had nothing to do with gluten.
I bought it in a specialized bio supermarket.
Was as expensive as a ‘normal’ Christmas bread, ten times heavier.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Fig Newtons are fabulous gluten-free.

zenvelo's avatar

I have had lunch a number of times, and bought various items too, from Mariposa Bakery: in Oakland CA.


Everything from sandwiches and breads to pies and cakes.

canidmajor's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille it is all such a crapshoot any more, what we can and can’t do. I make all my own bread now, that helps a lot. Any baked stuff is homemade as well, with as much organic and local stuff as possible.
The change in our systems is marked, and positive.

My daughter is doing pretty well, but, as you know, a chronic, auto-immune issue is just a damned sucky thing.

ucme's avatar

No, it tastes like cardboard to me.
Like kissing a girl on the mouth while she yawns :D

raum's avatar

@zenvelo Their chicken pot pie!

raum's avatar

@zenvelo Have you had Pizza Matador? Just started delivering to Lafayette.

They recently added a GF option, though I haven’t tried it yet. I can, however, vouch for their regular pizzas.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just don’t do that. If I can’t have gluten I would simply avoid all gluten foods. It’s the same reason I don’t buy sugar free candy, or fat free dairy products. What’s the point? If you think sugar is bad, just avoid it. If you think fat is bad, don’t eat it.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Dutchess_III – I have my reasons for asking this specific question.

Dutchess_III's avatar

No, I have never eaten anything that was gluten free if gluten was part of what made that food what it was.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I believe you’re asking about gluten-substitute, not gluten-free.

I’ve used some excellent, cauliflower-based pizza crusts, available at some grocery stores. I don’t have any issues with gluten, but I like to avoid refined white flour.

zenvelo's avatar

@raum We just got a Pizza Matador flyer, my daughter wants us to try it. Maybe for the Super Bowl!

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