Gluten-Free Life – Curse or Blessing

Bernadette Wurzinger - Ernährung
Wie koche ich glutenfrei
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Living Glutenfree - Tips and Tricks and which foods you can still eat

„I am intolerant to gluten”. You hear or read about it quite often, but what is it exactly? „It started with constant stomach pain after meals”, Sophie told me in an interview about this topic. She explains: „After some time, searching in the dark, a doctor did a blood test and took a tissue sample and came up with the result of celiac disease, known as gluten intolerance.“

Sophie, what exactly is this „Gluten“?

„I am not allowed to eat certain forms of grains and products made from them. Bread and cakes are an absolute taboo. They are made with wheat flour, including rye and barley which also contain gluten. Gluten is quite often hidden in food and you must read, exactly the contents on the package. Foods like sausage or marinades could contain gluten.

That sounds like a huge restriction. How do you cope, in your everyday life?

„Gluten is a certain kind of protein. It is found in different grains and wheat. In certain people this causes a reaction in the digestive system. The symptoms can be local and mild, but also very strong and life-threatening!

That sounds like a huge restriction. How do you cope, in your everyday life?

„It isn´t that hard. I believe, some have suffered gluten intolerance earlier, but could not define the reason behind their pain. Today the intolerance can be diagnosed quickly and precisely.

Since then many people have been diagnosed and accordingly many gluten-free products are on offer, whether in the supermarket or restaurant. Even McDonald´s offers a gluten-free burger! I love cooking a lot at home and in my kitchen it is other than boring!“

Here is a table with examples for gluten-containing and gluten-free products:

You will find a more detailed list of foods and products here:

From the wide choice of gluten-free products you can create many delicious dishes. I have used my fantasy to create a pan dish to show you how easy it can be! This Quinoa dish tastes amazing both hot or cold.

Recipe: Red-Orange Quinoa in Frying Pan

(for 2 servings)

  • 150 g quinoa
  • 3 carrots
  • a handful cherry tomatoes
  • 2 oranges
  • some fresh thyme
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • salt, pepper

To Prepare:

  1. Put the quinoa in a sieve and rinse well. Then cook in hot water for about 15 minutes, the grains should still have a little bite to them. 
  2. Cut the carrots in slices and fry in frying pan with olive oil and thyme.
  3. When the quinoa is ready add to the carrots and fry a little.
  4. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add to the pan.
  5. Press one orange and add the juice. Now add salt, pepper and thyme again for flavor.
  6. Peel, half and slice the second orange. Decorate with orange slices on top of the quinoa salad and serve. 

Enjoy your gluten-free meal!




Living gluten-free works!

I hope I was able to encourage you with this article. I sincerely wish you all the best and am very proud that you are taking your health in your own hands! You want more gluten-free recipes? Then head over to my blog (Link) and find a lot of inspiration.

Love, Bernadette


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