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Foods That Have Made You Happy Since Becoming Gluten Free

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I wanted to create a list of foods that I have had since being gluten free that have made me happy and made me realise that I don't have miss out on foods just because I can't eat gluten anymore. I would love everyone to share their lists too.

Chocolate Brownies

Choc Chip cookies

Orange Almond cake

Friands

Carrot Cake

Zucchini Pancakes

French bread

Raisin Bread

Pizza

Gnocchi with Basil Pesto

Pasta with a thick tomato and vegetable sauce and lots of parmesan

Rissotto - seafood, mushroom, pumpkin, spinach, roasted capsicum, chicken

Hamburgers/Vegie burgers with oven baked potato wedges

Fried Rice

Tagines with Quinoa instead of couscous

Hot cross buns

Christmas pudding

Fruit and custard filled danishes

Smoked tuna on cornthins

Satay with brown rice

there is so much more, and a world of gluten free food that I have not yet got to try :)

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If I listed everything that brought glee, joy and happy tears to my eyes once I finally found them it would take too long. So I will list the three places in Calgary that have brought me joy and giddy happiness:

The Gluten Free Store (a.k.a the OH YES I CAN! store)

gluten-free Patisserie (all gluten free and better than gluten goods)

The Milk Tiger Lounge (the menu and kitchen are entirely gluten free as the owner revamped the whole place- he is anaphylactic with gluten and thus gluten free status is guaranteed)

And thus with the combination of these three things I have been quite happy with my diet and going out to eat options.

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The tempura batter I made with rice flour, egg white and seltzer water (so crunchy and yummy!!)

All the fruit I "allow" myself to buy now (pineapple, strawberries, kiwi etc)

Quinoa

Elana's Pantry Gluten free bread 2.0

Oatmeal flour cookies with raisins and nuts.

Simply Orange juice

Wine!

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I like this thread! I basically eat the same types of food as I did before going gluten-free, just with a few adjustments, so a lot of these have made me happy for a long time. :) Definitely a few new additions, though.

Flourless chocolate cake!

Home made gluten-free buckwheat bread with pumpkinseed butter and dried cranberries

Dark chocolate

Almond butter

Home made gluten-free chocolate chip cookies

Shrimp with cocktail sauce

Salmon with capers

Rice with gluten free soy sauce and avocado

Almond milk

Lara Bars

Cashews

Sweet potato french fries

All fruit

Steamed snow peas

Blanched brussels sprouts and asparagus

Duck

Ice cream with coconut milk

Cinnamon Chex

Jasmine green tea

And amazing gluten free restaurants in NYC

I also second Elana's Pantry Gluten Free Bread 2.0 :)

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Catfsh fried with cornmeal and cajun seasoning! Once I perfect the hushpuppies without any flour I will be on wings.

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Far too many to list - it would be literally hundreds. I've always been passionate about food and since going gluten-free that passion and crative cooking has not changed. Foods that make me happiest are naturally gluten-free and fairly exotic. I have a very adventurous palate and enjoy ethnic cooking such as Indian, Syrian, Ethiopian, Lebanese, British, French, Croatian, Italian, Thai, Korean, Turkish and so on. Some things I enjoy cooking most are lamb, pheasant, venison, quail; truffles (especially white); making my own condiments, vinaigrettes, brines, marinades, rubs, salt blends, preserves and vanillas; foie gras terrine; chanterlle and morel risotto; mashed potatoes with cream and browned butter and roasted garlic; goat cheese and spinach souffle; seared scallops with pomegranate molasses and minted pea puree; grilled stuffed squid bodies and tentacles; vanilla butter poached lobster... the more difficult recipes using rare ingredients are what appeal to me most. I love making my own ricotta and creme fraiche. See? Told you the list would be long (and this is just the beginning).

Food generally makes me smile.

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If I listed everything that brought glee, joy and happy tears to my eyes once I finally found them it would take too long. So I will list the three places in Calgary that have brought me joy and giddy happiness:

The Gluten Free Store (a.k.a the OH YES I CAN! store)

gluten-free Patisserie (all gluten free and better than gluten goods)

The Milk Tiger Lounge (the menu and kitchen are entirely gluten free as the owner revamped the whole place- he is anaphylactic with gluten and thus gluten free status is guaranteed)

And thus with the combination of these three things I have been quite happy with my diet and going out to eat options.

Omg, I wish I lived in Calgary! lol... Even though I live in a large metropolitan area (Northern VA/Washington DC) to my knowledge we have no exclusively gluten free bakeries or anything. Lots of options to buy gluten free things, but nothing that's 100%.

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All natural peanut butter

Chocolate

Quinoa

Dried apricots

Raisins

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Ice cream :)

gluten free brownies and chocolate chip cookies

greek yogurt with honey, fruit and nuts

fruit in general

experimenting with gluten free recipes (might be a bit expensive but kinda fun to discover)

Schar crackers! I loooove crackers and cheese with my wine so this was a huge find

Rice cakes :)

reducing my intake of cookies, bread and other things that I really don't need

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