I was shopping in Whole Foods the other day and happened to bump into another shopper who had also been following a gluten-free diet for many years. We went around the store pointing out different foods we liked or didn't like and even a few we thought were terrible and overpriced (I'm sure you've run into a few of these, too). Always love to hear what other people eat on a gluten-free diet because sometimes you discover foods that maybe you didn't know about or hadn't tried yet.
I pointed out the Annie Chun's Gluten-Free Noodle line to this woman which she didn't know about and I thought others might not have tried it either. Annie Chun makes several gluten-free products. Two of the products we use often are:
The rice noodles can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used as a gluten-free pasta. The Pad Thai Rice Noodles work well as a replacement for fettuccine. They can be a bit sticky and I found that rinsing the noodles well with water after cooking helps prevent this quite a bit. Also spraying them with a bit of olive oil after rinsing them helps, too. We often cook these up and have them as side dishes. They cook up quickly. I generally cook mine for 8 minutes when using as a side dish.
Annie Chun's has a few more products that are gluten-free but they do contain corn:
You can get the Annie Chun's brown rice noodles through Amazon's subscribe and save program. At the time of this writing that would work out to $2.42 a box. Or you can pick up the gluten-free noodles from iherb
for $3.32 for a single box. And be sure to use the coupon code CEL291 to receive $10 off your first order.
Do you have a food you use that others might not have on their gluten-free, allergen-free shopping list?