Some of Dr. Doherty's favorite Gluten Free products
People ask me all the time what my favorite gluten free products are, here are some of the foods that we eat consistently. There are so many great gluten free products out there now but these are the products that we use as staples in our diet. My mother in law just moved in with us from California, she has been gluten free for nine years and she has been using many of these same products so many of them are available across the country.
Anything Udi’s - I like their breads, pizza crusts, muffins, cinnamon rolls. The bread is great because it makes a sandwich that doesn’t need to be toasted. Their products are dairy free too, but contain some egg. They have captured that “soft” baked good texture that not a lot of other companies have.
Brown rice tortillas and Teff Tortillas, I have a lot of burritos and wrap sandwiches, I find they are much better heated, I also like spraying the outside of the tortilla with organic olive oil ( Spectrum Naturals) spray and then making a quesadilla in my George Foreman grill. I like fillings like olives, pesto and goat cheese, or shrimp, thin sliced red onion and cheddar. These are a hit with my nine year old who is soy free.
Tinkyada brown rice pasta- I like it because you can fool your gluten eating friends in to thinking they are getting regular pasta and it doesn’t get mushy. I also like Quinoa pasta, by Andean Dreams, it has a great flavor and texture and I feel like I am getting more nutritious pasta eating quinoa instead of rice.
Gluten free Tamari- This is a tricky ingredient for us as I mentioned, my daughter is soy free, but I can’t have sushi without tamari. We like to cook a lot of Asian food so this is something we use a lot.
Against the Grain French bread, bagels and dinner rolls- These have to be heated but they have the most fantastic texture and taste! Many of our friends and family actually prefer their bagels over the gluten containing kind! They are very rich, so they are an occasional treat for us.
Kinnickinnick Flax Bread - I love this bread toasted with nut butter and jelly. I save the ends of the loaves in the freezer and then crumb them in the blender if a recipe calls for bread crumbs. Do not attempt to eat it cold or even room temperature though, this one needs heat to be tasty. I also like to spray it with olive oil and make grilled cheese in the George Foreman grill.
We eat a lot of whole food and like to experiment in the kitchen, we don’t buy a lot of prepared foods, so the above list is kind of short. We shop the perimeter and use rice and potatoes a lot. The frozen, organic brown rice is a staple. We live in New Hampshire and sadly there is no Whole Foods here. If there was I would probably have a few of their gluten free products on my list. Hope there are a few new discoveries that you can find locally and enjoy from this list.