Posts tagged #Gluten Free

Giddy Yo Yo

Giddy Yo Yo creates the most amazing chocolate you'll ever eat. 

  • Organic
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Fair Trade
  • Kosher

Oh and delicious! They have so many varieties. Some of our staff favourites are raspberry, sweet vanilla, chai, lemon lime. The list goes on - and is somewhat dependent on the weather... and our moods.

They also make body butter (that you can eat - called Love Butter!), flavourless-high-altitude-mountain-lake spirulina, maca, dried bananas and many more well-minded nourishing products. Come in and get Giddy today!

Posted on May 6, 2016 .

Tinkyada Rice Pastas

Tinkyada Rice Pasta specializes in making great tasting, whole grain rice pasta that works every time and (cooked as per package directions) is never mushy.

They make all shapes of pasta, in organic or non-organic whole brown rice and that's it. They have a dedicated gluten free facility.

Posted on May 6, 2016 .

Can you have wheat germ if you're sensitive to wheat?

Many recipes call for wheat germ for it's health benefits. But can you have it if you have a wheat allergy or sensitivity? The easy answer is no - but have no fear! There are great substitutes. 

Wheat Germ contains fibre, protein and B vitamins to name it's most common positive benefits. But for those who want to avoid it here are some excellent substitutes:

Rice Bran (gluten free) - contains good amounts of magnesium and iron. Source of B vitamins, especially B-5 & B-6.  Also an excellent source of fibre of course. Consider your overall arsenic consumption as it relates to rice products when using rice bran as it has been found to contain higher levels of arsenic than whole rice.  

Oat Bran (wheat free) - Similar in texture and nutritional benefits to wheat germ. Contains fibre, iron, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and some B vitamins

Flax or Chia seed ground (gluten free) - contain more fibre, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids and less fat than wheat germ. Similar texture but not quite as sweet as wheat germ. 

Sunflower seeds ground (gluten free) - add texture, protein and fibre to bread and other baked goods. They contain far fewer carbohydrates than wheat germ, but roughly the same amount of protein. They do have more fats but they are high in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat.

There are probably many other ingredients that people substitute for wheat germ but this is a good start. Any ground nuts or seeds could work too, if you wanted give them a try.

Get creative and go bake!

Posted on October 9, 2015 and filed under Helpful Hints, You asked us.