We can talk about gluten free foods, and we can talk about the best GF replacements for our favorite foods, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the easiest gluten free foods.

Fruits, vegetables, and meats are all naturally gluten free. Now, this doesn’t mean that every version of these items IS gluten free. Any processing done to fruits, vegetables, or meat can expose these foods to gluten.

It was a bizarre phenomenon when the coronavirus hit. In the beginning the prepared gluten free foods were in abundance because people didn’t look to buy them unless you HAD to eat gluten free. A few weeks in though, people started to panic and there were hardly any left, and then the vegetables and fruits also were scarce.

This is a great reason to have a vegetable garden! Nothing better than fresh vegetables that you now exactly what went into making them.

There have been lots of people talking about Victory gardens. The New York Times had a nice article about Victory Gardens and how the need for food brought a surge of back yard gardening. How fantastic!

I love gardening, and have grown vegetables since I was a kid. Part of me thinks this is because I was destined to not eat certain foods so I have a love for veggies.

Vegetable gardens can be as big or as small as you want them to be. My current garden is about 14 X 12 and I am growing garlic, tomatoes, onions, carrots, peppers, corn, potatoes, zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash and cucumbers.

In my garden I always grow tomatoes. We can make sauce and salsa without having to worry if there is secretly gluten thrown in there. My daughter also likes to sneak out and eat them right off the vine.

This craziness is a one of my laundry baskets full of potatoes. If you are thinking of growing potatoes, grow then in a laundry basket as they will grow sideways and you get more potatoes in a smaller space.

These potatoes will last us through the winter and will be delicious.

This cutie is one of my bell pepper plants. I love cooking with peppers and hopefully I will have some big enough to make gluten free stuffed peppers.Yum!

Zucchini is one of my favorites to grow as they grow fast and you get a ton of food.

When we harvest our zucchini this summer I will be posting how to make GF zucchini bread.

Some of you are afraid of having a garden, or have no interest in growing your own food which is no problem. Buying fresh produce from the grocery store is safe from gluten.

Frozen fruits and vegetables = Mostly Gluten Free Certain blends of things with sauces may contain gluten, but 1 ingredient frozen vegetables are gluten free.

The rule of thumb is if it’s grown in the ground and not a grain, it is likely gluten free and safe to eat and enjoy!

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