Gluten free and doing just fine!

I know you will find it hard to believe but the challah maven eats gluten free! I went gluten free about four years ago as a way to reduce inflammation which was causing some digestive issues. It took me a couple of months to find my footing but I have to say, I do not miss gluten and my medical issue is pretty much resolved.

I still love baked goods and have found plenty of gluten free options that fill the gap. First, there are the gluten free products we sell at Challah Connection—challah, babka and rugelach which really are delicious. I get my warm challah with butter fix, no problem. But I also bake a lot. I love King Arthur Flour gluten free flours including the cup for cup option which allows you to use ANY RECIPE you want with simply substituting the amount of flour with gluten free flour. That was a serious breakthrough in gluten free baking, in my opinion. On the other hand, I have found that there are so many low quality gluten free products on the market and I am diligent about staying away from them. They are loaded with sugar and other chemicals so I stay away from them, at all costs. Here are some of my new-found foods and recipes that keep me very happy since I went Gluten Free:

King Arthur Flour Pie Crust; for apple tart and my favorite Onion Tart by Alice Waters

Trader Joes Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Trader Joes GF Chocolate Chip Cookies

Really good chocolate!

And, since I got my Instant Pot a few months ago, I make lots of soups, stews and beans.

Trust me, I am doing just fine as a gluten free person!

Jane Moritz, Chief Maven Officer

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