As I have previously blogged, some items that would be easy to cross contaminate like: cream cheese or butter, we have two of. They are also labeled.
Another important part of a gluten free kitchen is a gluten free toaster. Anytime I mention my gf toaster to someone non-gf they don't seem to get it. "Isn't the gluten free bread enough?", they usually ask? Well, honestly, NO. Crumbs from non-gluten free bread will get trapped in the foils and rub all over my toaster. I almost think of it as sex. My toaster, my gf toaster only has sex with gf bread, that is it's husband. If it cheats and allows non-gf bread to enter it, then it will get a "toaster transmitted disease" (lol) and gluten me. So, since I don't like sluts and my beautiful toaster is strictly gf, then I am one happy lady.
|The day I got my awesome Hello Kitty Toaster, my gf beauty!|
Another, tip I use is I wash my hands when I cook a ton. Just in case. Also, if I have to cook GF food and Non-GF food at the same time, I cook the GF food first. This way the gluten is less likely to come into contact with my food. I then store the GF food in a spot far away from the gluten items.
What are your tips? Please share!