Have you noticed all of the interest around this topic. I know from personal experience that I have a gluten sensitivity and I feel better when I avoid gluten. I miss the delicious whole grain breads and pastas so I don’t know why one would go gluten-free if they didn’t need to. I think there are some misconceptions that a gluten -free diet may be better for you, but that is not necessarily true.
If you are thinking about it or have questions about it, our friend Marsha Hudnall, MS RD at Green Mountain has just written a good overview article Do You need to Go Gluten-free that you will want to check out.
For those of you that are searching for some good basics, I have found that Rudi’s multi-grain bread and Tinkyada rice pasta are both quite good. I made a great pasta dish by tossing the rice pasta with some fresh grape or cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, Italian ham(optional), fresh herbs, a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Yummy!
Also, I was able to get some wonderful gluten-free corn pasta from Italy. If you ever have a chance to get it, it’s a real taste treat. (This simple recipe works with the corn pasta too.)