Today I thought I would share some of the substitutions we use for the foods that we should be avoiding. I will also share the flour blend that I currently make up.
|Food to Avoid||Substitute|
|Dairy/Soy||Almond milkCoconut milk/creamRice milk
Whole egg mayonnaise (use this as a basis for a creamy sauce)
|Butter||Nuttelex Lite (any of the Nuttelex rang is fine)|
|Gluten flours||Usually a combination in most recipes:White/brown rice flourCorn flour (starch)
Yellow maize flour (good for coating rissoles or chicken)
|Bread containing gluten (husband)||Thin corn cakes|
|Bread containing soy flour (son)||Simply Natures FreshSome Coles brand baked in store breads and rollsWattle Valley soft wraps|
|Sausages (contain wheat & preservative)||Failsafe Sausages (a number of Australian butchers now make these) http://fedup.com.au/images/stories/Failsafesausages.pdf|
My flour blend:
2 ¾ cups brown rice flour
1 ¼ cups corn flour
¾ cup tapioca flour (buy a brand that is supposed to be preservative free)
I put all the ingredients into the storage container, put the lid on it and shake it up to mix up the flour blend.
I have just discovered that corn flour, tapioca flour has hidden preservatives, so am currently investigating grinding my own flours. Stay tuned to hear more about this.