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BY AMANDA BENTLEY

Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat, rye, and barley and we consume it when we eat cereals, bread or grains. This protein gives bread its elasticity, accounting for its chewy texture. It’s no fresh news that gluten is bad for people with celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, but little do most people know that a gluten-free diet can do wonders to our body and eliminate so many unexplained problems that we are going through.

Many people who avoid gluten-containing foods do it simply because they are aware of its remarkable benefits and have felt significant positive changes in themselves.

Better Digestion

There is a medical reason behind a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease. People with celiac disease experience aggressive reactions when they consume even a tiny amount of gluten and their immune systems react by damaging the inner lining of the small intestine. Research reveals that up to 6-percent of Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. They may show symptoms of bloating, diarrhea or constipation after eating gluten-containing foods. Celiac disease also leads to malabsorption which means your body will contain lower levels of essential nutrients. These symptoms vanish once gluten is cut from their diet.

Mental clarity

Gluten can cause brain fog. You may feel unfocused, dull and exhausted and can’t seem to concentrate on your work. You may find yourself reading a paragraph again and again because your mind can’t process it at once. Going gluten-free will provide you with mental clarity leading to more productivity and better mental health. For people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, malabsorption may hinder mental development in children and cause deficiencies. The brain requires a lot of vitamins, minerals, protein, starches, and healthy fats for optimal function. Eating gluten for people suffering from celiac disease can activate the immune system with symptoms appearing throughout the body.

Improves cholesterol levels

Gluten elevates blood cholesterol levels but not many physicians pay attention to this fact. Instead, they may prescribe you statins for high cholesterol. Statins have numerous side effects and can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Research reveals improvement in LDL cholesterol levels after implementing a gluten-free diet. If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, try going on a gluten-free diet and prepare to get amazed at the results.

Improves Arthritis

Celiac disease is autoimmune and people with this disease are more likely to have other autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. A non-drug way to manage arthritis is by eliminating gluten from your diet. It can alleviate joint pain caused by gluten sensitivity. Some foods are pro-inflammatory and gluten foods are among them so when you eliminate these foods from your diet, arthritis may drastically improve.

Autism

A GFCF(Gluten-free and Casein-free) diet is used as an alternative treatment for children with autism. When following this restrictive diet, all foods containing gluten and casein are eliminated from the child’s food. Many parents of autistic children prefer this treatment option because the benefits they observe are remarkable including changes in speech and behavior.

Choosing healthier alternatives

Once you’ve decided to go gluten-free, you suddenly take more control over your diet and instead of unheedingly tossing anything into your grocery cart, you actually start to ponder on what is good for you. This kind of control is both uplifting and healthy. While some people make little changes to eating other foods instead of gluten ones, others use it as an opportunity to reassess their whole diet. Eliminating gluten completely means you can now introduce healthier foods into your diet. Instead of your usual breakfast of cereal, opting for a healthier gluten-free alternative such as fruit, chia pudding, eggs with high protein gluten-free toast. For snacks, have nuts, and fresh fruit instead of cookies, all of which will have a positive effect on your body and may even help you lose weight.

Amanda Bentley has 5 years experience in the food and beverage industry and currently works as a Content writer at Qavashop (www.qavashop.com). Qavashop.com is an online store for all the “coffee aficionados” located in the GCC. Apart from providing its customers with quality coffee machines and consumables, it also provides them with skilled, knowledgeable advice on how to make their own restaurant quality espresso at home

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This article is for informational purposes only, and is not meant to offer medical advice

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Following a gluten-free diet is challenging enough, add veganism and you may think that you no longer can have your favourite foods. If you are a beginner vegan and feel overwhelmed, don’t worry, you will find that cooking vegan gluten-free food is now easier than ever.  You will also find that most grocery stores have designated isles for vegan food.

Many common ingredients such as eggs, cheese, milk, butter, and meat are used in gluten-free recipes. I will show you how easy it is to convert your favourite gluten-free recipes into delicious vegan meals

These substitutions will help you conquer vegan gluten-free recipes

Let’s start with cheese, who doesn’t love cheese? Many casseroles, Italian food, baked goods, and appetizers include a variety of cheeses. One of my favourite vegan ingredients is nutritional yeast, it is a complete source of protein, B vitamins, and minerals and tastes like Parmesan cheese. This is a must vegan staple. Sprinkle it over popcorn, potato chips, casseroles, pasta sauce or make a rich creamy cheese sauce by adding it to a food processor with soaked cashews and pulse until you reach desired consistency. This will give you a ricotta-style cheese that you can use in lasagna or casseroles. If you are looking for more of a feta cheese flavour, crumble medium non-GMO tofu and toss with apple cider vinegar, salt and a pinch of oregano.

Vegan butter is an easy one. Most stores carry vegan butter now, or you can mix 1 cup of liquified coconut oil with 1/4 cup of water to add to recipes calling for butter. My favourite is mashed up avocado, it adds flavour and nutrition to baking or creamy consistency to stews or soups even mashed potatoes

For milk and cream, there are many substitutions out there. Starting with coconut milk, a variety of nut milks, non-GMO soy milk, rice milk, and hemp milk. Coconut cream is wonderful for making whipping cream. For buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of non-dairy milk. If you are looking for vegan yogurt, there are many to choose from in most grocery stores. Always buy unsweetened non-dairy milk, because most flavoured milk is loaded with sugar

When it comes to gluten-free baking, you will find that most recipes call for eggs. One of my favourite vegan eggs in baking is water mixed with flaxseeds or chia seeds

But what about meat and poultry? Most common substitution for meat is cooked mashed lentils. My favourite vegan option is portobello mushrooms. Chop the mushrooms add mashed up cooked beans, vegan egg, spices and some coconut oil and you will have an amazing juicy burger. Sweet potato, tofu, and quinoa with added vegan cheese are also good options in casserole recipes. But of course, you can buy vegan burger patties, hot dogs, and cold cuts now in most grocery stores

Condiments and sauces are often overlooked. Some basic condiments like Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise or salad dressings may contain eggs, fish oil and or anchovies. Always read the labels, it may surprise you how many condiments or sauces include animal products

One of our most popular vegan recipes is Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce 

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RECIPE BY ANDREIA MACHADO

It is my pleasure to introduce professional chef Andreia Machado as our guest blogger. Her career includes working at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan and the Gordon Ramsay Group in London.

Palak paneer recipe, an Indian curry with soft cubes of cheese simmered in a mildly spiced spinach gravy. All of the spinach benefits in an easy to make and absolutely delicious Indian curry. It is one of my favourite Indian dishes, I’ve tried many alternatives some with cashew nuts or even with coconut milk but this is my favourite recipe. This is a gluten-free recipe

Palak Paneer Recipe | Indian Cheese & Spinach Curry

YIELDS
2 Servings | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total time: 50 mins

Ingredients:

  1. 250 g Spinach leaves
  2. 220 g Paneer in cubes
  3. 2 Tomatoes diced
  4. 1 Onion chopped
  5. 3 Garlic cloves chopped
  6. 1 Green chillies chopped
  7. ½ Inch Ginger
  8. 20 ml Fresh cream
  9. 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  10. 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  11. ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  12. ½ tsp Red chilli powder
  13. 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  14. 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  15. ½ tsp Garam masala powder
  16. Chilli flakes to garnish
  17. Salt to taste

Directions:

Bring a saucepan with water to boil and blanch the spinach for 1 minute, drain and cool down in ice water. This will keep the bright green colour on the spinach.

Heat up 1tbsp of oil in a pan, when hot add the cumin seeds they should sizzle immediately, add the onion, garlic, ginger and chillies, cook on medium flame until onion gets golden brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft, turn off the flame and let it cool down.

Blend this mixture together with the blanched spinach, you can add a touch of water if required to get a thick and smooth paste.

Heat up 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the turmeric, red chilli powder, cumin and coriander and fry for some seconds until spices release their aroma, add the spinach paste cook for 2 minutes on medium-high flame, then add water and cook for 5 minutes more.

Add the paneer to the gravy, mix well to coat the cheese cook for 5 minutes, then add the garam masala and the fresh cream, stir and cook on low flame for 2 minutes, then garnish it with chilli flakes and serve with hot naan or roti.

About Andreia Machado

My name is Andreia Machado author of DONTASK4SALT blog, I am a professional chef working in London. I developed my career working at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan and the Gordon Ramsay Group in London.

I am passionate about vegetarian Indian cuisine that I’ve learned from scratch and all of my favourite recipes will be displayed on this food blog.
I will also post about my quest to find good vegetarian food in the London restaurants and write reviews with my personal opinion of the restaurants who deserve a comment.

More on healthy Gluten-Free Indian Recipes here ->

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Lacking energy can be a result of overeating, indulging in alcohol, consuming refined sugar, processed food or dealing with stress. Reset your body with healing cleansing soups, power salads or fresh juices and plenty of water. Incorporate these foods into your diet and your body will start cleansing and your liver will start detoxing, giving you energy, healthy weight, and clear mind. Whether you are making a lifestyle change or cleansing your body, this is a wonderful way to start 2018!

Here is our list of top 10 simple detox recipes

Detox Turmeric Celery Soup ->

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Detox Lentil Salad ->

Detox Papaya Chia Breakfast Pudding ->

Detox Pineapple Green Smoothie Bowl ->

Collection of Detox Drinks ->

Kale and Kabocha Power Bowl ->

Simply Perfect Cabbage Crunch ->

Simple Detox Soup with Nori -> Check out our selection of light and cleansing foods here ->

This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to offer medical advice

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The one pot meal style of cooking is a combination of vegetables, meat or both, with rice, pasta or potatoes cooked in superb sauces. The recipes are no fuss home cooked gluten-free meals with minimal cleanup. After a busy day, comforting one pot meals are a wonderful way to end the day because they practically cook themselves, leaving you time to spend with your family

Here are our 10 most downloaded gluten-free one pot recipes in 2017

Gluten-Free Chicken Stew with Buttermilk Dumplings

Chicken stew with dumplings is one of those old-fashioned favourites, it is warming and comforting. In the traditional version the stew is thickened with flour and the dumplings tend to be heavy made with fat. This chicken stew has that perfect consistency, and the gluten free buttermilk dumplings are light and fluffy. The flavours smouldering in your mouth are from carefully chosen vegetables cooked to perfection, and the dumplings are equally unforgettable

Gluten-Free One Pot Chicken Paprikash Penne

Chicken paprikash is a classic Hungarian dish. Traditionally the chicken is cooked in a delicious sauce with a harmony of spices. Then the dish is finished with sour cream adding a rich, creamy flavour. Ordinarily, chicken paprikash is served over pasta or rice. In this recipe, I cooked the pasta in the sauce allowing the pasta soak up flavours from the magical sauce. Although this recipe started as a Hungarian dish, it ended up Italian. This one pot wonder takes only 25 minutes to cook, making this an easy gluten-free weeknight meal that even the pickiest eater will love

Gluten-Free One Pot Singapore Noodles

See how easy it is to make this gluten-free Singapore noodle dish. The noodles are seasoned with a spicy curry sauce, and the vegetables cooked to perfection. This recipe is fast and affordable and all you need is twenty minutes. This one pot noodle dish is an outstanding Singapore dish. In this authentic Singapore recipe, I used eggs, but you can use leftover chicken, cooked shrimp or tofu. I call this dish a weeknight wonder pot. Quick and easy dinner recipe with wonderfully blended flavours

Gluten-Free Burrito in a Skillet

This gluten-free dish has all the delicious ingredients of a vegetarian burrito without the tortilla. At the end of the day having a hearty nutritious meal that takes only minutes to prepare is always welcome. For this delish, Mexican recipe all you need is one large skillet and an oven. What a nice relaxing way to end the day

African Beef Stew

Cooking with ethnic spices adds a nice diversity to our food. This beef stew recipe is slow-cooked in coconut sauce spiced with African spices to develop unforgettable flavour and tender texture. The combination of spices used in this hearty stew is what creates a unique taste, setting this stew apart from most

Western Vegetarian Chili

This vegetarian chili recipe draws on the flavours of beans and vegetables with western spices, but with distinctly North American tradition. This is a novel way to cook classic chili because it imparts two types of beans, vegetables, and quinoa. The key to vegetarian chili is not overcooking the vegetables. With slow cooking and the right combination of spices, the beans transform into rich most delicious vegetarian chili

Cauliflower and Meatballs Ragout

When you are craving comfort food on a light note, this ragout will satisfy that craving. This casual healthy dinner can be made under 45 minutes. Serve as is or with rice

Authentic Hungarian Goulash

Hungarian goulash can be served as a stew or as soup, depending how much water you add to the goulash. The traditional Hungarian spices are what give this Goulash authentic and robust flavour. When serving the goulash as a stew traditionally you would add pasta, in this case, gluten-free pasta. Enjoy!

Beef Bourguignonne

Beef bourguignonne is a hearty French beef stew cooked in rich red wine sauce. This French stew is slowly cooked for a few hours which is what makes the sauce incredibly tasty. Serve this delicious beef dish with boiled potatoes or over gluten-free pasta

Gluten-Free Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This gluten-free chicken cordon bleu casserole is based on the original chicken cordon bleu recipe. The difference is, no frying and without the extra work. This gluten-free dinner casserole is delicious and should appeal to the novice as well as the seasoned lover of French food. This easy to make casserole is always a big hit with kids

Click here for our selection of gluten-free casual meals ->

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During festive season there are many party and dinner invitations, and it is customary to bring a gift for the hostess or host. The gift is called hostess gift and differs from the gift you would bring to a birthday or anniversary celebration. A hostess gift is something that the hostess or host would use for entertaining, as opposed to a birthday gift which would be something personal like perfume or jewelry.

It is important to be discreet when giving a hostess gift. Not everyone will bring a gift, and you don’t want to make others feel uncomfortable. But most importantly tell your hostess or host to open the gift after the dinner party

Here are 3 top hostess gifts and how to give them Flowers

When you choose flowers for your host or hostess, they should be delivered the day after the party with a thank you note. There is nothing more disrupting for a hostess then receiving a bouquet of flowers which she has to find the right vase for and cut the stems off before placing them in water. A hostess is very busy greeting and serving other guests, and she will have to stop what she is doing to find time for the flowers. But even more importantly, some people have allergies to various flowers, in which case they won’t be able to keep the flowers. If you do decide to send flowers, I recommend sending a potted plant, like an orchid they last longer

Wine

Wine is a good choice, as long as you tell your host or hostess that the wine is a gift and not to be served at the dinner or party. There are some reasons why your host or hostess should not open the wine at the dinner or party. You have most likely chosen an exceptional wine which you would like the hostess and or host to enjoy and not to share with their guests. Or the wine may not be appropriate for the menu. And lastly, if the host or hostess drink only particular wines and choose not to drink the wine you brought, they can re-gift the wine

Food

If you choose to give food, it is wise to find out if your hostess or host has sensitivities or allergies to food. In today’s world, there are many people suffering from gluten sensitivity, dairy, nuts, eggs and or seafood allergies. There is no sense of bringing food that your hostess or host can’t eat, or in many cases keep in their home because of severe food allergies. When it comes to giving food as a hostess gift, festive cookies are always welcome. The cookies are ideal for unexpected guest dropping for coffee or inviting neighbours over for some tea. It is important to gift wrap the cookies, so the hostess doesn’t feel obliged to serve them at the party. The hostess has everything planned to perfection and serving cookies may spoil her dinner menu. For me, because I love baking, cookies are a good choice, but for some, days before Christmas is a hectic time of year and they may not have time to make special cookies. In this case, I would recommend getting special teas, coffees, chocolate or fancy crackers

Here is a link for easy to make gluten-free, allergy-friendly cookies

I wish you and your family healthy, happy, safe and stress-free holiday season

Warmly,

Kristina

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When it comes to a favourite dish, golden roasted chicken is on top of the list. Just imagine tender juicy chicken with crispy skin that takes only minutes to prepare

Here are few basic steps to get you there Seasoning

It is important to season the chicken ahead of time, allowing the flavours to penetrate the flesh all the way to the bone.

Dry rubbing with salt and spices is the simplest way to season the chicken. Just mix a selection of your favourite spices and salt and rub the chicken inside and out.

Wet brine is another way to season a chicken. Basic chicken brine is 4 cups of water, 4 tablespoons of sea salt, fresh herbs and spices, and citrus fruit. Submerge the chicken in the brine for 12 hours, then transfer to a plate and pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Refrigerate uncovered for 3 hours and up to 24 hours. This allows the skin to dry and become crispier.

My favourite way is to use a butter rub with spices, such as thyme, rosemary, sage, paprika, garlic and black pepper, and stuff the cavity with fresh herbs and a lemon or onion. This method will give you the crispiest skin.

Oven Temperature

Roasting the chicken at a low temperature of 325 F – 350 F will give you a tender falling off the bone chicken with crispy skin. Another method is roasting the chicken shorter time at a higher temperature 375 F – 400 F; this will give you dark brown skin and firmer chewier flesh.

Roasting Pan

Using a roasting pan with a rack will allow the air to circulate under the chicken helping the skin to be brown all over. When roasting the chicken on a rack, you can place vegetables under the chicken, which will get seasoned with the flavourful drippings. Or use a cast-iron pan, by preheating the pan in the oven, and then put the chicken into the hot pan and roast. The wonderful thing about this method is that it makes super easy gravy. Just deglaze the pan with water or broth or wine and whisk in some cream and gluten-free Dijon mustard. Cook over low heat until thickened

Checking For Doneness

The cooking time is approximately 20 minutes per pound. I highly recommend using an instant thermometer, it is the safest way. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone. The temperature should read 165 F., or you can insert a paring knife into the thigh all the way to the bone to see if the juices are running clear, indicating that the chicken is thoroughly cooked.

RECIPE

Herb Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

4 lb. whole roasting chicken (preferably free-range and organic)

3 Tbsp. butter, room temperature

3 tsp. pure sea salt

1 tsp. GF freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. GF ground sage

1 tsp. GF thyme leaves

½ tsp. GF ground sweet paprika

1 tsp. lemon zest

1 lemon, halved

Handful fresh herbs; parsley, rosemary, thyme

Directions:

Blend butter with spices and lemon zest and season chicken inside and out with the herbed butter. Refrigerate uncovered for 2 hours or overnight

Stuff cavity with fresh herbs and lemons and place breast side up on a rack in roasting pan

Preheat oven to 450 F

Place chicken in the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Baste chicken with pan juices and reduce heat to 325 F. Continue to roast the chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 F basting as needed.

Place the chicken on a hot platter and tent with foil. Rest for 10 minutes before carving

Check out these easy to make gluten-free sides here -> to transform your chicken into something even more special

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BY JANE SANDWOOD

Have you ever wanted to try a new style of food, but you stop yourself because you don’t know if it is gluten-free? The truth is, many Americans who have diet restrictions get stuck into certain food habits in ways that keep their culinary palate clear of exciting, cosmopolitan cuisines. A study by the National Restaurant Association found that 80% of Americans choose an ethnic meal only once per month, showcasing the need for a major expansion of our palates.

If you are looking for more gluten-free options in global cuisines, the good news is that the culinary world is quickly adapting to the needs of a gluten-free diet. Being gluten-free means you can still try out many different recipes within a range of cuisines, such as Thai, Indian, or Greek. Nowadays, most cuisines make it easy for you to expand your palate while still being gluten-free, which is great for your health and for foodie culture.

The Health Benefits of Expanding Your Palate

Going gluten-free means cutting out many foods that are staples in certain global cuisines, such as plain rice (in the case of Japanese and Chinese foods), dishes made with flour (in the case of Italian and Spanish foods like pasta or tortillas), and corn in all forms. However, you can maneuver within the menus of plenty of global cuisines to find items that are free from these ingredients while still gaining a perspective on the culture.

Expanding your palate in this way is actually very healthy for you, as your body will appreciate an influx of new ingredients and tastes. In fact, including different foods in your regular diet will promote better health in its deliverance of a wide variety of nutrients and minerals to your body. For instance, you may not eat much fish, nuts, or olive oil on a regular basis, but eating more Mediterranean dishes will give you the chance to do so, which helps with weight loss and boosting the cardiovascular system.

How to Try New Gluten-Free Dishes in Global Cuisines

Knowing that there are benefits for your health in expanding your gluten-free choices, you are now ready to put your taste buds to the test. Buying a cookbook that specializes in gluten-free dishes from other cuisine styles than American food is a good place to start. This way, you’ll know exactly which ingredients you are using—many of which you probably already have in your kitchen!

Besides cooking at home, another way to expand your palate is to travel to new countries and experience their cuisines first-hand. If you are planning a trip, there are many cities that are gluten-free friendly around the world that will have many options for your dietary needs. You can even ask certain hotels or BnB residences if they will be willing to cater to your needs.

By expanding your gluten-free palate to incorporate new cuisines, you will be pleased with the many exciting options that you’re sure to find for the benefit of your overall health and tastes.

Visit our selection of healthy ethnic gluten-free recipes  packed with flavour and simple to prepare

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BY JANE SANDWOOD

Gluten free living presents a variety of unique challenges in everyday life. One of these challenges is being able to find a weight loss diet that is 100% gluten free. Diets that involve shakes, supplements, and nutritional bars are frequently not gluten free. Additionally, many weight loss meal plans are filled with items containing wheat, barley, or rye. If you are in search of a diet that helps support gluten free friendly weight loss, there are options that are better than others. Many of the most effective diets in existence are almost fully gluten free. Explore three of the best weight loss diets for individuals living a gluten free lifestyle.

Ketogenic Diet

One of the most popular diets for weight loss is a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is also known as a low carb diet, and a low carb high fat diet. The idea behind this diet is that when people eat low carb foods, the body begins to produce ketones. These ketones are then used as the body’s source of energy (in place of energy produced by foods high in carbs). When an individual eats a diet low in carbohydrates, a process called ketosis begins. This is ultimately the process that helps burn fat. Rather than sticking with a low fat diet to lose weight, it is far more effective to reduce the intake of carbohydrates.

Some of the health benefits experienced while eating a ketogenic diet include reduced triglycerides, improved blood sugar and insulin levels, lowered blood pressure, and enhanced mental focus. In addition to its proven health benefits, a ketogenic diet has been proven to help support weight loss efforts. Adopting a ketogenic lifestyle is helpful for those on a gluten free diet because most of the foods that are associated with the diet are naturally gluten free. Since foods high in carbohydrates are eliminated on this diet, there is no longer a concern with finding gluten free bread, pasta, and baked sweets. Using a ketogenic meal plan can arguably make gluten free living easier, as it is almost exclusively full of gluten free foods. Ketogenic diets commonly include cheese, meat, chicken, low carb vegetables, eggs, olive oil, butter, and cottage cheese.

Cruise Control Diet

The Cruise Control Diet is an excellent diet to follow for those who exclusively eat gluten free foods, as well as for those who enjoy a low maintenance meal plan. The goal of this diet is to achieve weight loss through eating foods that burn fat, and staying away from foods that hold on to fat. Rather than spending time focusing on calorie and fat intake, meals are prepared from a list of fat burning foods. Nearly all of these foods are naturally gluten free. Some of the foods you can expect to see on the Cruise Control diet include chicken, salmon, blueberries, bananas, cauliflower, spinach, and much more.

Paleo Diet

Many people who live a gluten free lifestyle turn to a paleo diet to support their weight loss efforts. This is because paleo-friendly foods are almost always gluten free, and the diet is a sustainable, long-term way of eating. Rather than counting calories and restricting portions for a short period of time, eating a paleo diet is far more simple and enjoyable. It is intended to be used as more of a lifestyle than a temporary diet. The paleo diet is effective because it eliminates the consumption of “junk foods” and fills each meal with nutrient-rich whole foods. Those who partake in a gluten free, paleo diet can expect to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, eggs, and grass-fed meats.

Finding the best gluten free weight loss diet

While there are some diets that are not ideal for those living a gluten free lifestyle, there are many enjoyable and effective diets that can be fully experienced while eating gluten free foods. Trying a ketogenic diet, the Cruise Control diet, or a paleo diet are all fantastic ways to support weight loss while remaining gluten free.

Check out our selection of keto, cruise control and paleo diet recipes

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One of the most important parts of any kitchen is a great knife. From novice chefs all the way to culinary masters, this tool is absolutely essential to the proper preparation of any recipe. Whether shopping for yourself, your kitchen or a loved one, there’s a lot that goes into finding the right chef knife for your needs.

To be able to discuss features and design in-depth, it’s important to first understand some basic knife anatomy:

  • Butt: The back end of your handle.
  • Heel: The back end of the blade, closest to your fingers.
  • Tip: The front half of the blade. Not to be confused with the point.
  • Point: The literal pointy bit at the end of the knife.
  • Edge: The sharp side of the blade. Be careful.
  • Spine: The top of the blade. Some people place their index fingers along the length of the spine as they chop, but this is considered bad technique.
  • Tang: The steel that extends past your knife blade and into the handle. When a knife has a full tang, it means the steel goes all the way to the butt.
  • Bolster: The thick band of steel between the knife handle and the knife heel. A full bolster extends all the way into the heel; a half bolster stops before the heel. Some knives have no bolster at all.
  • Granton Edge: The dimples on the blade. Not all knives have them. In theory, these stop food from sticking as you chop.

After familiarizing yourself with the proper terminology, how do you go about finding the best knife out there? The answer is deceptively simple: it’s different for most people. Knives are an extremely personal tool. At their best, they are an extension of a chef’s hand, but at their worst, they’re bulky and awkward and can encumber the most important parts of preparing a meal. Here are some important aspects to consider:

Knife Size

Knives come in a huge variety of sizes, and many brands offer multiple lines of knives. If you’re in the market for just one all-purpose and high performing knife, shoot for a length of eight inches, as many experts suggest. Eight inches is great for most types of food you’ll come across, and remember that more isn’t necessarily better. A 12 or 13-inch blade might look impressive but can make it hard to be nimble with your movements.

Features

There is a seemingly endless slew of options that affect every part of the knife: full bolster? Half bolster? Full tang? Granton edge? It can get incredibly overwhelming. No guide can help you answer all of these questions, so the best way to choose which features are a good fit for your style is to visit a store and come prepared to ask questions about the advantages and disadvantages of each aspect of the knife.

Cutting Performance

Lastly, it’s time to put your knife to the test! It should be able to do everything you’ll need in the kitchen, so be sure to try it out on a range of kitchen tasks, for example:

Herbs: can it cut the leaves without bruising them?
Carrots: can it slice carrots without splintering them?
Butternut Squash: can it slice into and peel it?
Chicken: can it successfully butterfly a breast?

At the end of the day, the best knife for your needs will come down to personal preference and, ultimately, how excited you are to use it! To read more about finding a great knife for your needs and to see what Reviews.com recommends, check out the full article here: https://www.reviews.com/chef-knife/

Test your knife on this succulent gourmet pork rib roast 

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