If you are new to the whole gluten free concept and want to learn more about gluten free cooking, there are four basic steps you’ll need to follow in preparing yourself to begin creating gluten free meals.

In my four-part series on getting started on a journey to gluten free living, I’ll share each one of these steps in-depth. Be patient with yourself as you’re learning. A lot of your previous eating habits must be discarded.

Now, if you’re already stressing about how you’ll cope without pizza, pasta, cake and beer, don’t! There are some very creative ways to have your cake gluten free and still enjoy it!


First and foremost, you MUST be aware of which grains, starches and other foods are safe and which ones can harm you. I’ll discuss this in depth in part one of our series and provide you with our helpful gluten free food list.

Secondly, you’ll need to know how to read food labels. Processed foods often pose the biggest threat to people suffering from gluten allergies. Many ingredients in pre-packaged foods may appear to be safe if you don’t know the warning signs. In part two of our series, I’ll share you with a comprehensive list of ingredients to look out for as well as a guide to popular foods which are safe to eat on a gluten free diet.

The next thing you’ll definitely need to know is how to avoid contaminating your food while your cooking. The last thing you want is to toil in the kitchen preparing a safe dinner for your family only to find out you’ve accidentally contaminated the meal with gluten. In my third article I’ll explain how to keep your kitchen safe.

And last, but certainly not least, gluten free diets require a few basic staples – most importantly, baking mixes. I’ll give you the low down on recipes you can use to replace ingredients you find in “normal” recipes in the fourth part of our series.

Let’s get started with gluten free cooking!

  1. Educate Yourself: Which foods gluten free?
  2. Learn to properly read food labels to avoid hidden gluten.
  3. Learn how to prevent cross contaminating when cooking.
  4. Lay your foundation with our gluten free mix guide.
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