How To Eat Gluten-Free Lunches For A Month, Without Really Trying

May 23, 2012 11:31 am

A quick nod to Celiac Awareness Month

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Photo: @joefoodie on Flickr
See that bread? It sucks. Don't eat gluten-free bread of any kind. Stick with rice, potatoes, tortillas and other "actual" gluten-free starches.
 
gluten-free
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Nachos are cool.
 
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Photo: bill_comstock on Flickr
Poutine's a good bet.
 

I briefly mentioned yesterday in my call to celebrate International Pickle Week that it's also Celiac Awareness Month. Cue bummer music, I know. But this gluten-free trend doesn't seem to be going the way of Atkins. And when I actually think about it, I subconsciously eat gluten-free a lot of the time just because I read too much about food, and quite frankly, wheat is starting to freak me out a little.

With this slight paranoia out in the open, I discovered a wealth of gluten-free lunch options when I went through previous What To Eat For Lunch posts. Surely, something in this cornucopia of alternative starches will appeal. As for a nice mid-afternoon beer to wash it down with...well, they're definitely still working on that. In my lifetime, for sure.   

Exotic

Tortillas

Rice

Potatoes 

Other stuff

Of course, if you actually suffer from full-on Celiac, don't mess with iffy dishes like Singapore chow mei fun because there's usually at least a splash of soy sauce (50% wheat) in there. Ditto poutine, gravy has a little flour. But look at that list, after reading it I'm starving. All gluten-free. Maybe it's not so crazy after all. Nah, it's crazy.

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