It’s not the end of the world, but it’s a challenge, and I’m learning. My daughter-in-law and grandson suffer from celiac disease. Both of them were terribly sick until gluten was removed from their diets. For a time I was completely baffled by what to serve for family get-togethers. Over time I have learned how to read labels and cook for them. Thank heavens adapting recipes is becoming easier all the time!
I purchased expensive small boxes of gluten free flour and cake mixes out of pure love. Now I’m saving money by making my own Gluten Free Homemade Flour Mix. There are many recipes out there and this is my favorite all purpose GF mix.
Carefully clean and prepare the area where you will be making up your mix. It needs to be completely gluten free. I have learned to really think about this! For example, I have a mill that would easily grind brown rice, but I grind wheat in my mill, so I can’t use it. My Vitamix Blender does a very good job. I blend the rice, then the quinoa, and so on, one at a time. When I’m all through I can place my blender in the dishwasher. Oh, and also be careful not to contaminate your mix by using a spoon or whisk you mixed pancake batter with.
I make cookies, pizza dough, and cakes with this mix. It makes a nice gift for family and friends who can’t tolerate gluten. Store the mix in an airtight container. I like large glass jars that keep well in my refrigerator to prolong freshness. Make up a batch and try it. Also, please come back and share how you use it in our comments below. Over time I hope to share more ideas with you too.
If you want to blend grains, beans, fruit smoothies, you name it, Vitamix TurboBlend 2 Speed Blender is a work-horse in the kitchen. Mine goes through the dishwasher at least once a day…hurrah!