Coeliacs & those with any gluten sensitivity are blessed to live in the day and age we do, because we have gluten free products expansively available to us.
I took a little time this morning to collect a few links for websites which are designed to help you find gluten free options near you and while traveling abroad.
Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, North America.
Cananda & USA.
Companies & industries which produce GF items, no particular location supplied.
Just Ontario, Canada.
Wide variety of online groceries. Wait online, does that mean that your have to download the food to your downloads folder and then eat the virtual megabytes? Um... no it means you can place your orders online and they will ship them to your door (worldwide shipping as far as I can determine although certain items may not be available to certain countries).
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or sites which you think should be added to this list leave a comment or contact me through the contact page (http://lifeaftergluten.weebly.com/contact.html).
P.S. One website I do not recommend buying online from is vitanetonline.com they list their shipping price purely based on the American rate no matter where you are buying from. This rate is clearly displayed throughout the whole purchasing process it is only when you check PayPal (or your credit card as it may be) after the purchase that you really find out what you've spent! So always read the boring fine print or companies like Vitenet get away with ripping you off.
If you don't know what the Living Below the Line challenge is and want to find out check my earlier post: Living Below the Line (LBL).
Now let's get shopping! Here's the over view of the items you will need to purchase to make my 5 day Living Below the Line challenge (LBL) menu for 6 people.
I have grouped items by the stores I suggest buying them at. However I realize not every one has these stores available to them so the prices listed will vary. To find gluten free stores near you that meet you sensitivity levels at your prices check out: www.glutenfreefind.com.
*Note: if you are allergic to gluten and not merely mildly do not attempt to purchase these items from a bulk food store, unless that bulk food store is completely dedicated to gluten free food. Reason being dust from wheat flour or gluten flour can easily drift into "gluten free" flours or people may use the same scoop they used for wheat flour in a "gluten free" flour.
Remember it's $1.75 CAD per day for 5 days for one individual ($1.25 USD, £1, $2 AUD, 11.24 NOK), meaning you have a total of $8.75 CAD with which to buy all ingredients for your meals. For a group of 6 people you then therefore have $8.75 times 6 to spend for the 5 days. So 6 people can spend $52.50. The shopping list above outlines a 5 day menu that will cost just $1.49 short of the limit. Depending on where you live the cost may be relatively the same, cheaper, or more expensive you will have to adjust accordingly.
If you wind up with money to burn here's the items I suggest getting:
1) More potatoes!
2) Salt and pepper, they're cheap but they can really spice up a meal.
3) Milk, it adds a little sugar to your diet and is very filling at the same time.