Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Cleanse Friendly Gluten Containing Grains
Because I don't tend to eat wheat on a regular basis, I take out all gluten containing grains (which includes wheat, spelt, kamut, rye, and barley), rather than just wheat, when I do my yearly cleanse. Most people though are fine to take out just wheat during a cleanse and focus on the other gluten containing grains instead. Spelt and kamut are especially good gluten containing alternatives to wheat because the bread, cereal, baked goods, and pasta made from spelt and kamut taste very similar to wheat based goods. I especially love the sobaya line of spelt and kamut pastas (they also do have some wheat pastas, so it is best to check the ingredients) - my favorite is the kamut udon and the spelt udon noodles (which I had the day after the cleanse ended!). These pastas cook up very easily and taste quite similar to whole wheat pasta. As well, if I do any baking, I use spelt flour rather than wheat flour - even though it may make for a slightly heavier baked good, it still tastes good (as well I tend to mainly bake non fancy things like basic cakes, cookies, and loaves that perhaps are more forgiving!)!