Do you have a good recipe for Gluten-Free bread?
Sadly no. I have tried and tried. I’ve tried the “this is the best bread I’ve ever made” recipes, but so far none have cut it. Good news though, we have found a store-bought WINNER! Udi’s gluten-free bread is, just as the company says, be-udi-ful! It is light, toasts well, and tastes like real bread – even to us wheat eaters! It does go on sale for less than $5 a loaf, to keep a sharp look out!
What soy milk do you drink?
There are so many types of soy milk out there. We like the Silk Organic Original. It’s great as a drink and in baking (not so great in savoury dishes though because it’s a bit sweet…so be careful). Plus, as a bonus, you can get it at Costco for a great price!
What’s a good substitute for a can of Tomato Soup?
If you have a family favourite recipe that calls for a can of Tomato Soup (which of course has wheat!) you can easily substitute it with a can of Campbell’s Tomato with Basil & Oregano soup! It’s gluten free!! It’s not available everywhere. Discount stores like Superstore don’t carry it here in Alberta. We buy it at the Co-ops and Safeways.
How can I make meatballs or meatloaf without bread crumbs or the expensive GF crackers?
I love this solution and our family won’t go back: we use Corn Grits! Unlike cornmeal, corn grits are bigger and add a nice texture and flavour to your meatballs, burgers, meatloaf…. We buy Bob’s Red Mill Corn Grits and they are available at local health food stores. In Alberta: Amaranth, Planet Organic, Community Foods.
Is there a good sour cream substitute?
Yes! Nancy’s Organic Cultured Soy!! It is completely gluten-free, casein and dairy-free. Be sure to buy the plain flavour. Try it on it’s own and, well, you might not believe me that it will taste good, but you must trust me my friend. Start by substituting Nancy’s Organic Cultured Soy at 1/2 (if your recipe calls for 1 cup sour cream, use 1/2 cup plain cultured soy). You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how creamy it is and how well it subs for sour cream! We buy this at our local Superstore.
Will I ever eat good “ice cream” again?
Of course you will! Different provinces and states will carry a variety of local soy ice cream products. Experiment and you find one you love. We love the Lucerne brand Soy Frozen Dessert and it’s $3-4 per 946ml, available at Safeway.
Is there Gluten-Free Soya Sauce?
Yes! Here’s another find we like so much, we’d never go back to our old stuff: Bragg Liquid Soy Seasoning (or Bragg Liquid Aminos in the US). Readily available at Superstores and health food stores.