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If you are allergic to wheat, intolerant to gluten, suffer from celiac disease, or you simply want to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, then learning to cook gluten free meals is essential! You’ll not only need to know what you can and cannot eat, but you’ll need to know how to read food labels, and avoid cross-contamination when cooking. Often the most difficult part of that learning curve is finding good replacements for basics like flour and sandwich bread.

More and more grocery stores and and health food merchants are carrying gluten free mixes and ingredients for preparing gluten free meals. It’s a good idea to try some pre-packaged mixes and see if they work for your family. This is a greaty way to find out which gluten free flours taste best. This way, when you feel you are ready to begin blending your own gluten free mixes, you will not need to waste your hard-earned paycheck on ingredients you know don’t taste good to you.

Pre-packaged baking mixes are a convenient and quick way to get used to how different it is to work with gluten free flours. When you’re ready to begin making your own gluten free mixes, try our gluten free flour replacement recipe to get your started.

Another thing you’ll want in your arsenal is a good gluten free cookbook. I highly recommend the following gluten free books to get you started:

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