Frequently Asked Questions
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How does GlutenFreeFavoriteRecipes.com differ from so many other food websites?
This site is dedicated to providing you with exclusively gluten free recipes. The recipes are meant to be practical to prepare, providing you with delicious gluten free food that you can enjoy with your family and friends.
Despite the fact that all the recipes are gluten free, I strive to create dishes that are so tasty you can feel confident serving them not just to those on a gluten free diet, but also to people who don’t typically eat gluten free.
GlutenFreeFavoriteRecipes.com is a family project. The site was created and is operated by my two teenage sons and I. The food preparation, testing, writing, photography, and everything else is all done by us. So although there may be fewer recipes than on a large commercial site, every recipe featured in Trish’s Recipes has been personally created, tested, and enjoyed by my family and friends multiple times with great results before I share it with you.
In order to ensure your success with the recipes, I strive to provide very detailed instructions so that you feel as if you are cooking beside me in the kitchen. Most recipes contain “Ingredient Suggestions” that list specific gluten free products and brands that I have used with success in making the recipe.
Because some people have multiple food intolerances or dietary restrictions I will list alternate ingredients, when possible. For example, I may list dairy as an ingredient, but have also tested the recipe with a non-dairy alternative which I will note under “Variations”.
My hope is that all of the recipes on this website will be a blessing to you, whether you are cooking on a busy weeknight or for a special holiday. Instead of focusing on all the things you cannot eat on a gluten free diet, I want you to be encouraged as you peruse the multitude of wonderful foods you can enjoy!
How do I properly measure the ingredients in your recipes for optimal results?
When measuring gluten free flour blends it is helpful to stir or whisk the flour before measuring. This evenly distributes the different starches and flours that might have settled or gotten packed down. Taking flours out of their bags and storing them in large sealed containers is helpful to be able to easily whisk and measure out the flour when baking.
For dry ingredients use the type of measuring cups that nest together when stored. Spoon flour into cup heaping past the top edge. Then scrape lightly over top to level. Do not scoop up the flour or pack the flour into the measuring cup. If you do this, you may end up with too much flour and the recipe might be too dry.
For liquids, use glass measuring cups with a spout. Set the measuring cup on a level surface and pour liquid into it while checking to see if it is level with the proper line by looking at it from the side, not the top.
Why do you use sea salt in your recipes, and will I have different results if I use regular table salt?
I am partial to the taste of Celtic Sea Salt by Selina Naturally. (We may receive a commission on products purchased through this link, which helps us to operate Gluten Free Favorite Recipes.) I use the fine ground version of this salt in both my cooking and baking. Besides being a source of various trace minerals and being free of additives, I find the taste more well rounded and less salty. If you choose to use regular table salt for my recipes the results will not be the same. I recommend you reduce the amount of salt called for by half or possibly more depending on your personal taste. You can read more about Celtic Sea Salt on the web.