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August 01, 2020 2 min read

Cooking Gluten-free Just Got Easier

In our last post, we talked about celiac disease and the basics of gluten-free eating. But you don’t have to be celiac to want to avoid gluten. We know lots of people who simply feel better when they’re not eating it. We also know that cooking for your gluten-free loved ones isn’t always easy and the last thing you want is for anyone to feel left out at the table. Fortunately, Longève makes it easy to make everyone feel at home, without skimping on nutrition or deliciousness. Here are some of our favorite tips and recipes for gluten-free favorites that everyone will love.

1. Look beyond the obvious

Many crowd-pleasing recipes contain more gluten than meets the eye. Take spaghetti and meatballs, for example. Switching the noodles out for GF ones seems like the obvious fix, but many meatball recipes use breadcrumbs as a binder, and some sauces contain starch as a thickener. Here at Longève, we’re always looking for ways to make favorite dishes gluten-free with little-to-no tweaking. Check out our scrumptious Plant-based Meatballs which uses both our Plant-based Protein Crumbles and our gluten-free Breadless Crumbs to create a flavorful twist on a hearty classic.

2. Make it all gluten free

With a little creativity, any course can be gluten-free—even dessert. One of our favorite ways to use our Breadless Crumbs is in this sweet Strawberry Crumb topping. Sprinkle it on vanilla ice cream for the perfect post-dinner treat! Once you have your entire meal planned, print out the recipes for your guests to see. It’s a great way to reassure them and let them know you’re taking their dietary restrictions seriously—while whetting their appetite!

3. Read the ingredients

You’d be surprised how many pre-packaged foods contain gluten, which makes it crucial to read the ingredients list thoroughly. We’re proud of the fact that our Unseasoned Plant-based Protein Crumbles and Breadless Crumbs are both made with just one ingredient: sustainable pea protein. So, if you sprinkle our Breadless Crumbs over roasted vegetables, you get all sorts of crunch with no allergens, artificial fillers or unpronounceable preservatives.

4. Just ask!

If you’re cooking for friends and family who are gluten-free and you’re unsure about where to start, they’re you’re go-to expert. If you’re wondering if a certain ingredient is okay, they’ll be able to help. They’ll be glad you asked and that you’re doing everything you can to keep them safe—and full.

Want more gluten-free recipe inspiration? We’ve got plenty! Check out our Curry-Stuffed Vegan Baked PotatoesCrispy Chicken Schnitzel or our Vegetarian Nachos, perfect for a crowd.

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