Gluten free, not fun free.
Please don’t mistake gluten free for fun free. You can have just as much fun with gluten free food as you can have with ‘normal’ food. Maybe more. It’s possible, I promise.
Gluten free means you know exactly what ingredients and chemicals (or lack of) are in your food. It means no nasty surprises. This is a huge advantage when it comes to the health of your body. And your waistline at that. Hidden sugar more often than not finds its way into your food and nobody wants that.
For those aspiring chefs among us, it means more excitement in the kitchen. Especially when it comes to experimenting with new recipes. It’s so easy to take the easy option, opting for a takeaway or packaged meal every night. But this can end up becoming rather expensive. And it’s not the healthiest of options. So why not tighten the purse strings a tad, while having some fun in the kitchen.
Don’t get me wrong. You’re not constrained to the four walls of your house. Gluten free eating has come a long way over the last decade. There’s a crazy amount of restaurants and cafes popping up on an almost daily basis. And it gets better. Circa 2000 that may not have been the case. Gluten free food tastes a million times better – thankfully the days of eating cardboard are long gone.
Restaurants are in constant competition with each other, so they have to keep coming up with new ways to make food more exciting and appetising. Cooking meals using ingredients that it wouldn’t even cross your mind to pair together. So much so that you may even want to take some of that menu inspiration home with you.
What innovative ways have you had fun or experimented with gluten free food?