By CCA National
Our gluten-free diets tend to be heavy in white flour and starches that don’t contain a lot of nutrients.
Over the last few years, there has been a lot more interest in ancient grains which generally contain more nutrients. There are a number of suppliers of these grains, including Pure Organic Foods, a member of the Gluten Free Certification Program who not only choose only the best grains but also package them right there in South America, to reduce the possibility of contamination.
There are many web sites offering novel recipes to use these grains. Here are a few to get you started.
- Amaranth Crackers with Cheddar and Pepitas
- Amaranth Ginger Muffins
- Creamy Cannellini Beans and Amaranth Soup
- Yam and Black Bean Burritos with Amaranth
- Tabbouleh Style Amaranth Salad
- Maple Cider Chicken and Nutty Quinoa
- Curried Quinoa and Collard Green Wraps
- Quinoa Cakes with Fresh Herbs Aioli (use your favourite GF flour mix for the “all purpose flour”)
- Quinoa Flour Chocolate Chips Cookies
- Millet Stuffed Peppers (use a GF broth)
- Puffed Millet Squares
- Millet Stir Fry (use GF broth and soy sauce)
- Millet Salad with Sweet Corn and Avocado