The Wheat Controversy

A huge demand has developed for gluten-free food in the United States whether it is needed or not. If you’re confused by the gluten-free diet craze, you’re not alone. Gluten-free food is normally eaten as a diet for celiac disease, but people with a gluten allergy (unrelated to celiac) should also avoid it.
Gluten is different from protein in other grains such as rice and in meat such as steak because it is difficult for humans to digest completely Several grains and starches are considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet. The most frequently used are corn, potatoes, rice, and tapioca. Gluten may be used in foods in some unexpected and unnecessary ways, for example it is sometimes added as a stabilizing agent or thickener in foods like ice cream, ketchup, chocolate, deli meats, soy sauce, and even toothpaste.
Here is a good example of Gluten being introduced into a recipe when it is really not needed – Peanut Butter Cookies. Try these Bad Boys and I bet you’d agree that they are far better than any peanut butter cookie recipe you will find that includes flour of any sort. I have even tried these substituting Almond or Cashew Butter for the Peanut Butter and it comes out purty darn good as well.
Just another in my series of “Simple But Elegant” foods.
Five ingredients:

20130911-231219.jpgMix together everything except salt. Shape. Sprinkle salt lightly on tops.

20130911-231340.jpgPut them in the magic box.

20130911-231449.jpgSavor the fruits of your labor!



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