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How to make a Gluten - a meat alternative for a healthy lifestyle

Updated on January 4, 2013

Knowing its importance

This hub teaches you how to make a gluten. It is the protein content of a flour. It’s not just a flour, but a first class all-purpose flour (APF).

Usually, what we can find at the market is a third-class APF that is best for making bread. But the first class is intended for making protein-rich gluten that is a very good substitute for meat dishes.

While on board ship, I made this video wherein our vegetarian able-bodied seaman taught me how to make it.

In order to meet his dietary needs, we usually go to the market during weekends at the nearest town where a hyper market is located.

From the wet section (meat and fish produce), vegetable, dairy and stall sections, we are able to get what he wanted, that first class APF.

So, if you’ll have time to devote on this hub, you’ll also learn a thing or two on how make the gluten and change your lifestyle by becoming a vegetarian.

It will be at your own advantage, since it will also give an equal nutrients that we can get from meat carcasses of pig, cow, lamb, goat or chicken.

Most of all, your deteriorating health will be revived as your kind of food intake changes wholly on vegetables and fruits and of course, GLUTEN.

Note: Gluten (from Latin gluten, "glue") is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. (Source: Wikipedia)

Cooked Gluten (Photo Source: Ireno Alcala)
Cooked Gluten (Photo Source: Ireno Alcala)
The mixed flour (Photo Source: Ireno Alcala)
The mixed flour (Photo Source: Ireno Alcala)
The Gluten in marinade (Photo Source: Ireno Alcala)
The Gluten in marinade (Photo Source: Ireno Alcala)

The Ingredients:

1st class APF (all-purpose flour)

Water (you can use tap or mineral/distilled water)


1. Mix flour with water and knead until the time that it will not stick on your hands or fingers.

2. Soak in water for minutes or even half-hour.

3. Wash thoroughly in water to remove the carbohydrate-content of the flour. If the water is already crystal-clear, the remaining mixture is now your gluten.

4. Marinade it with soy sauce plus the spices (garlic, onion, pepper) for about an hour or 2 hours.

5. Cook in slow fire until cooked.

6. Air-dry and store in the refrigerator for future use. You can make any dishes from it, just like what we do in any meat dishes we used to cook at home.

How to make a Gluten c/o Ireno Alcala (travel_man1971 himself)

Advocacy on Gluten Foods

As you change your lifestyle, from meat-eating 'human' into a vegetarian, you must also hurdle the challenge of consuming gluten, whole grain products containing it, for the rest of your life.

For those who have allergies on some grain products, such as peanuts, dubbed as celiac disease, you must know how to avoid it. Celiac disease has symptoms of diarrhea, anemia, bone pain and severe skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis). Only 5% to 10 % are being diagnosed in the USA but more often than not, it has few or no symptoms at all. You better go to a specialist doctor, if you want to know your physical condition, inside and out.

Gluten itself is not a barometer of receiving full or balanced nutrition. Whole grains that contain gluten is better off than just getting it from wheat flour or its related grain products.Don't just rely on what you can buy from the market.

The important thing is that you are changing your diet routine and it will also rejuvenate your health, since gluten-rich grains lower the risks of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some types of cancer.

As for me, I am starting the year with the campaign focusing on Gluten.

As confided by a colleague in seafaring who helped me made the video, he never get sick and it shows in his physique that he's not lying.

He's a member of a Christian church advocating Vegetarianism. He's also sharing its benefits with me.He started it when he was still young.

And now, I am campaigning that most of us will or should also follow his stride.


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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Mastpunjabi: Thank you for the post. I'm glad you came across with my Gluten hub. Yes, you can easily make it in your own kitchen. Wheat flour is the best when obtaining a first-class gluten.

      Here in the Philippines, I usually ask for a first-class flour and they will give me this all-purpose flour (APF).

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      Mujeeb Khan 5 years ago from India

      Wow, i have never came through something like this(Gluten). I would definitely get more into it in future. Anyways a nice and really interesting hub.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @By Lori: Good thing she's really paying attention with her kind of food intake. Thanks for dropping by, too. This is part of my plan this year: Vegetarianism and being Health-Conscious all the time.

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      By Lori 5 years ago from USA

      My daughter has a gluten free diet. It's important to stick to the diet too, for her health. Thanks for the Hub.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thesailor: Thank you for appreciating what cookin' here on my site. I really have to promote positivism this year (as always) and of course my advocacy on Vegetarianism.

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      thesailor 5 years ago from Seven Seas

      Gluten means healthy living,for sure. Kodus to you for promoting positive hubs. :)

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: Yes, it's high time that we should reinvent ourselves, including our food.

      Gluten, perhaps, is an enticing invitation for having a healthy life.

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      earthbound1974 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I'm new into this. Maybe I should give it a try, since I am also choosy when it comes to meat dishes, especially beef.

      Rated it up!