I have a good friend that found out about a year ago that she has Celiac Disease and has to eat a gluten-free diet. I have seen what she has to go through with her diet and trying to find things she can eat, and it is not easy. Even the slightest speck of something with gluten in it will make her sick for days. It is really awful. The worst part is that so many prepared things that are gluten-free cost a ridiculous amount of money, which isn’t good for someone on a tight budget. I feel like there just has to be a better way.
I have been really trying this week to come up with recipes that can be cooked completely gluten-free or at least have a gluten-free alternative. So far I have been pretty successful.
Tonight while I was making some Vegetable beef soup, I realized that I was out of red wine. Disaster. Well, at least until I realized that I had a bottle of cooking wine that I keep on hand for occasions like this when I have run out of the real stuff. As I was pouring some into the soup pot, I realized that it was gluten-free. Most people with Celiac cannot even drink wine, which means that they can’t even enjoy it when cooking.
So, I wanted to start my gluten-free section of the blog sharing about this cooking wine. Now, I am sure that there are probably some better cooking wines out there and they probably cost a lot more money. Though this is not like using a real bottle of your favorite wine, it does taste good and adds great flavor to whatever your cooking. The best part is that it is less than $4 a bottle and you can find it in just about any grocery store.
Here is a link I found to their products Holland House