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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Gluten-Free Living

  1. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    Gluten and wheat-free diets, recipes, and discussions are really gaining traction these days.  Do you have a friend with a wheat allergy? Or a family member with celiacs disease? Or a favorite gluten-free recipe? Consider writing about those things as a part of this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration theme!

    Commonly searched-for terms related to this topic include: what is gluten, gluten intolerance symptoms, gluten allergy, gluten intolerance, gluten free bread, gluten free beer, gluten allergy symptoms, gluten free girl, gluten free desserts, celiac disease diet, gluten free food, food intolerance, gluten free flour, gluten free pizza, symptoms of gluten intolerance, spelt bread, gluten free pasta, what is gluten free, gluten free products, list of gluten free foods, gluten free food list, gluten sensitivity, specific carbohydrate diet, wheat gluten, potato bread, gluten free banana bread, vital wheat gluten, gluten free cake recipes, gluten free pancakes, gluten free cakes, gluten free bread recipes, celiac diet, gluten free snacks, gluten free muffins, gluten free brownies, gluten free cereal, wheat free recipes, gluten free cornbread, gluten free cake recipe, gluten free breakfast, and gluten free bakery.

    So if you need a starting point, you might consider writing about one of those things big_smile

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:
    1)    Click here to visit this week's topic.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    If you're not writing a gluten-free recipe, you'll need to re-categorize your Hub after publishing it, since answering the question with a Hub will automatically put it in that category, but it's no trouble to do so.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

    I'm looking forward to reading your gluten-free Hubs!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/5063877_f260.jpg

    1. J.S.Matthew profile image84
      J.S.Matthewposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This should be a popular topic! I have seen a lot of great Gluten-Free recipes out there! Let's see what happens!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, I have reserved the hub url and title: "Gluten! The Untold Story!"

    However, I have absolutely no idea what will show up in it. smile smile smile

    1. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
      FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile smile

  3. FloraBreenRobison profile image60
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    I don't personally know anyone who needs a gluten-free diet, but this  is an important health topic, so I imagine there will be lots of entries.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image84
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, this hub isn't a barn-burner, but maybe it will save a life or two.

    http://paradigmsearch.hubpages.com/hub/ … told-Story

    1. paradigmsearch profile image84
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, folks! To anyone who wants to, you can post a link to your gluten-related hub in the comments of my gluten-related hub. For this particular hub, I'm fine with that. I consider the thing as just a gateway hub anyway. Better to send traffic to other hubbers, rather than just to the .gov sites.

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is very kind of you!  smile  Thank you.

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is great, paradigmsearch! The summary and links are most helpful!

    3. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      paradigmsearch-this was a wonderful hub and I really appreciated your explanation.

  5. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Transitioning from a traditional diet to a gluten free diet creates a million questions in your mind.  At least it did for me.

    I wrote this hub as a starting point to understand where and how to find the basic foods necessary to feed ourselves.  Afterall, if we can't source gluten free, we can't eat.

    Gluten Free Living - Where and How to Find Gluten Free Cooking and Baking Ingredients

    This is the first in a series for me.... hopefully, I will have the entire series completed by the end of the Weekly Topic Inspiration.

    @ Simone -- Great topic!!  Finally, one that I can easily write about.  smile

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, cool- the first in a series! I can certainly say that you're off to a good start!

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Simone!!!  smile

    2. Denise Handlon profile image88
      Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Beth-woo hoo!  I'm glad you've come out to play.  smile   Enjoy the topic.  I will read it a bit later...see ya

  6. CASE1WORKER profile image77
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    I shall have to meditate on this for a bit and then hopefully produce another gluten free hub. I have approx 50 years experience of a gluten free diet that is getting more complex as the years pass. So many manufacturers fill foods with gluten just to bulk them up!

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, with that experience, I bet you can share some very useful information! It is rather appalling how many foods (that shouldn't) contain gluten.  I'm interested to read your take on all this.

  7. Mike Hadaway profile image60
    Mike Hadawayposted 6 years ago

    Is there a benefit to a gluten free diet if I don't have a problem?

  8. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    @ Mike -- there are benefits to living gluten free, but you must ensure that your diet is balanced.  Check out paradigmsearch's hub (above) as a starting point.



    As promised, Gluten Free Living:  Basic Pantry items for Cooking and Baking - Dry Goods is the second installment in my series of cooking and baking gluten free  for oneself.  This particular hub suggests what gluten free dry items should become a staple in your pantry for gluten free cooking and baking.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is super helpful! Now I know with greater certainty what I can and cannot use when baking for my gluten-free buddies.

  9. byhearon profile image58
    byhearonposted 6 years ago

    I'm not gluten free myself, but friends of mine who are report it is very difficult unless you are willing to always take care of your own food. Restaurants and even friends and relatives will not be prepared to meet your requirements. In fact they will be offended if you expect them to.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I bet that's the case a lot of the time, but people are becoming more aware of gluten allergies and intolerance these days. I know I'm happy to accomodate dietary restrictions, and most of my friends are, too big_smile

  10. wordscribe43 profile image92
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    I just published my first hub in what I plan to make into a three-part series.  This hub is all about what people who are gluten-free need to know about barley.  http://wordscribe43.hubpages.com/hub/Is … luten-Free

    I worked in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology clinic where we saw many kids with Celiac disease and  my daughter had to be gluten-free for a time.  So, this is a topic close to my heart... and a very important one.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, you're had some great firsthand experience then, wordscribe43! You've put it to good use- this is a fabulous Hub!

  11. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 5 years ago

    I've published a hub about gluten-free flours, and I include a recipe for gluten-free pumpkin muffins in the hub. I'm interested in gluten-free foods because although I don't have celiac disease I've discovered that I need to restrict wheat and rye in my diet to avoid certain health problems.

    http://aliciac.hubpages.com/hub/Gluten- … fin-Recipe

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This is an all-around gorgeous Hub, AliciaC.  And so useful!!  I've got to have a go at those muffins. They look delicious!

  12. CASE1WORKER profile image77
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    http://case1worker.hubpages.com/hub/Rel … lternative

    My hub is about religion- the trouble a celiac can have following the rites and traditions of their church

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, I had never thought of that sort of predicament before.  This is a useful Hub! Hopefully folks can jump straight to your final fix instead of going through the trial and error that you did!

  13. Kevin Peter profile image70
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    Gluten free living is easy and affordable without compromising much with your taste buds just go for the right place online or offline

    http://kevin-peter.hubpages.com/hub/Glu … ous-Eating

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And I'm glad for it!  It's true that it is getting easier to find good gluten-free-friendly places to eat out and buy food.

  14. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Simone, I think you've picked a very interesting topic.

  15. ftclick profile image60
    ftclickposted 5 years ago

    Is there a big taste difference? Why mention it to friends if it tastes very similar. It is also a small fad for athletes similar to core strengthening workouts. In a study, the core trained vs. normal workout people had similar performance which is how I feel if you take gluten out or reduce it. I just want to be sold on the benefit like I know an abundant fruit & veggie diet is good or less carbs at night.

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image77
      CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      In most products there is a distinct taste difference, often it is not as nice and sometimes it is ...............................yeuch!

  16. lanter profile image59
    lanterposted 5 years ago

    waa... amazing....

  17. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 5 years ago

    Here's my yummy Thai Beef Soup recipe - an easy main course for both gluten-free and low carb diets.

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb Main-Course Soup - Grilled Beef Thai

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That looks yummy indeed! I'm going to have to make Thai food tonight... somehow.  This really got me hankering for it!

  18. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    This is the third installment in my series.  We've covered the pantry, now it's off to the fridge, freezer and cupboard in Gluten Free Living: Fresh, Refrigerated, Canned and Frozen Items for Cooking and Baking (oh, yea, quite a mouthful!!!)  lol

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What a useful series this is turning out to be, Beth100! And that Hub sure covers a lot!

  19. RTalloni profile image84
    RTalloniposted 5 years ago

    Experimenting with gluten free recipes has shown me that we can love living gluten free rather than consider it an irritation--as long as we can have chocolate!  It's important to have a very good repertoire of chocolate recipes no matter what our diet restrictions may be and we were quite pleased with the final results of my gluten free brownie recipe. Besides including the recipe, my hub has a brief discussion about loving living gluten free.  It will be neat to check out the other gluten free recipes posted this week.  I've already seen some that I want to go back to.  Glad this was the weekly topic!

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I can't agree with you more on that front!  Here's a link to RTalloni's Hub, y'all: http://rtalloni.hubpages.com/hub/Love-L … nie-Recipe

      It's awesome!

  20. MarloByDesign profile image83
    MarloByDesignposted 5 years ago

    I have a relative with Celiacs disease, so this topic is a great read for me!

    I know my relative spends a lot of money on gluten-free food, so I will surely look for homemade recipes on HubPages, so they can possibly stop buying a $7.00 small box of gluten-free cookies.

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Whoah, yeah, gluten-free food can be quite costly!  I hope you enjoy the recipes that were shared this week. I hope to try a bunch out myself!

  21. Azure11 profile image89
    Azure11posted 5 years ago

    Well I like cooking and I had some gluten free flour in my cupboard from when a friend visited so I thought I would document my efforts to make gluten free bread in a slightly restricted kitchen!

    http://azure11.hubpages.com/hub/Making- … ree-Bread/

    1. MarloByDesign profile image83
      MarloByDesignposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for sharing, I think this recipe is easy enough for me to try as well. smile

    2. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, this looks quite simple, plus I love the photos!

  22. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 5 years ago

    My second hub about gluten-free living describes the nutritional benefits of buckwheat, a healthy gluten-free grain substitute, and some ways in which it can be used.

    http://aliciac.hubpages.com/hub/Gluten- … kie-Recipe

    1. Simone Smith profile image88
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I learned something new from this Hub- that I can serve buckwheat to my gluten-free friends! I had not known it was an option before. Thanks, AliciaC!

  23. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hey everyone! We have a new Weekly Topic Inspiration thread up: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/83656#post1796780

    This week's theme was proposed by none other than the fabulous Dave Powell.  Check it out!

 
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