Gluten Free Resources

According to Wikipedia, a ‘gluten-free diet’ is free of the following: wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, and triticale. Some people can tolerate oats while others cannot.

Gluten is a protein found in the above items.

“Even if oats are included, it is important to source these from a facility that is gluten free, as most oats are contaminated during processing” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-free_diet).

2 minute Comprehensive Video on Gluten-Free Dieting Click Here to Watch

Ingredients you can substitute out to make items gluten free, peanut free, egg free, etc.:

The following are from Elizabeth Gordon’s “Allergy-Free Desserts” (thank you, Randy for sharing!):

Xanthan gum, or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free All Purpose Baking Powder instead of flour
Ground flax seed meal instead of egg whites
Organic palm fruit oil shortening instead of butter
Sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter

Gluten-free Blogs:

www.cameliasisters.blogspot.com

http://www.baking-love.org/

http://www.glutenfreehelp.info/gluten-free-info/

http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/

http://glutenfreeday.com/

http://deliciouslygf.blogspot.com/

http://www.glutenfreeforgood.com/blog/

http://glutenfreemommy.com/

http://strawberriesareglutenfree.com/


Gluten-free Mooncakes:

 

Denice Wai of Six Senses will bake gluten-free mooncakes
2838-9905, denicew@s6nses.com

Be experimental and make gluten-free mooncakes yourself (thanks to my friend, Dawn for the link!):
Recipe
http://www.grouprecipes.com/16030/hidden-gold-mooncakes.html


Stores in HK that sell gluten-free products (thanks so much, to my friend Randy & CL for helping compile this list!):

 

Welspring Rm 303, 3/F, Keen Hung Commercial Bldg, 80 QRE, Wanchai, HK
email: info@welspring.hk, www.welspring.hk, free delivery (including Discovery Bay, Ma Wan, Tung Chung) for purchases over $500 only!  Yolanda, the former long-time manager at Health Gate has started this new venture to offer organic, gluten-free, fair trade, vegetarian, raw foods (including organic toddler formula); natural and organic personal care products: natural laundry/cleaning products, air purifies and even organic wine.

 

Health Gate 8/F, Hung Tak Building, 106-108 Des Voeux Rd, Central, HK
email: info@health-gate.com, www.health-gate.com
Largest gluten-free selection I’ve seen so far in HK! Definitely worth checking out.
Large selection of natural & organic foods & beverages; natural & organic personal care products, natural laundry/cleaning products, etc.
Caters to customers w/various special diet requirements (i.e. gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, diabetic friendly, vegetarian, etc.)

 

http://www.oliversthedeli.com.hk/index.html

 

http://www.threesixtyhk.com/

 

http://www.citysuper.com.hk/

 

http://www.organicland.com.hk/Organicfood/blog_new.php

 

http://www.naturesvillage.com.hk/

 

Simply Organic 1 & 2/F, 21 Canal Road West, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, Reservation: 2488-0138, Email: realmeals@simply-organic.com.hk
– Join as member for $20/yr or $10/half year which entitles you to member’s cafe and enjoy home bakery and special organic lunches. www.simply-organic.com.hk

 

Organic to Home Shop A, G/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, HK 2523-3123

 

Little Giant 15/F, Chung Wai Commercial Building, 447-449 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, 2573-3610
– From Foodie issue 10 May 2010 “[Little Giant] sells a whole range of non-dairy deserts, form jelly crystals to sweetened cream substitute, that allow you to create delicious desserts which taste exactly like their dairy equivalent.”
– From friend, Randy–looks like Little Giant is a health store with diary/wheat/gluten-free products, supplements, organic food and even air purifiers!
www.littlegianthk.com

 

Health Naturally Unit 8, 7/F, Treasure Centre, 42 Hung To Rd., Kwun Tong, 2155-3036.
– Has a huge variety of items imported from around the world. Also sells organic canned milk and dairy milk for babies (recommended > 6 mo old to prevent milk allergies) & toddlers.
– Has an online store!
www.healthnaturallyhk.com

 

Gluten-free Books:

– Shelley Case, BSc, RD Gluten-free Diet: A comprehensive resource guide

– Elizabeth Gordon Allergy-Free Desserts


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