Finding Your “Happy Gluten Spot” – 3 Ways to Include Gluten in a Whole Food Diet {With Recipes!}

September 11, 2014

  1. I am so excited about all 3 these things you shared! Spelt flour is completely new to me. I can’t wait to try it. Do you do a straight substitution of spelt flour for wheat flour? Any suggestions on where I should get it in the Milwaukee area?
    And sourdough!! My new love. I’ve been buying sourdough bread and have an empty jar for starter sitting on my counter, but I guess I’ve been a little intimidated to actually start the starter! Today is the day.
    Thanks for all of your work on these posts and for sharing them at Dandelion Discoveries! It was so fun to work with you.

    • says:

      Thanks Biz! It was really great to work with you too 😀 Yes I do a straight substitute spelt flour for whole wheat. It works great for most things. Bread–not so much, I can;t seem to make a good loaf of bread with spelt–yet. If you figure it out, let me know 😉

      Perhaps give Good Harvest in Pewaukee a call, I bet they have spelt. Avoid buying it packaged, it will be a lot more expensive. It is cheaper if you can find someone selling it from bulk bins. And keep it in the freezer as it is a whole grain, and will spoil quicker on the shelf. Hope that helps! And good luck with the sourdough!!

  2. SPrager says:

    Hi Eryn!Thanks for the info and tips! I love your take on gluten and how to incorporate it into your diet. Now that I finally have my own kitchen again I can’t wait to start trying this out!

    • says:

      Thank you Susan! I wish I could see your kitchen! I am so excited for you guys and your new home 😀 Hopefully we will get to see it sometime during a visit 😉

  3. I made your Sourdough Pancakes this morning and they turned out great! I loved that it takes 2 cups of starter, because I just HATED the thought of throwing out any of it, so making this recipe is a great way to reduce my starter without wasting any! Question for you… in your recipe you say “recently fed” starter. How recently? Like do you feed it right before you use it? Or the day before? Also, do you keep your starter on your counter all the time or in the fridge and then pull it out and feed it before you use it? I’m trying to figure out WHAT NOW with my bubbly science experiment 🙂

    • says:

      Hi Biz! I am so sorry–I meant to reply to this a long time ago! I’m so glad the pancakes turned out well! “Recently fed” means within the past half hour or so 🙂 So I usually feed the starter right when I wake up, wait a half hour, then make the batter. I’m sure it’d be fine if it was longer, I just think it works best when the yeast is very active.

      I keep my starter on the shelf and feed it daily, if I know I’ll use it more than a couple of times a week. Otherwise, if we’re going on vacation, or don’t plan on using it for a while, I let it “rest” in the fridge. I also let it rest in the fridge for a day or so every few weeks to give it a break.

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