- Mashed Potato Rings
I never realized just how much I relied on foods containing gluten to bulk up a meal. When I am cooking for myself, I cook stuff that is very simple and basic. My go to meals are usually only made up of a vegetable and a source of protein; it’s very rare that I add a starch to my lunch or dinner. But it’s different when I’m cooking for other people. When I’m cooking for other people I always up the bar in the kitchen and usually make two or three extra dishes. Unlike my individual eating habits, I always add a starch to my meals. This helps to fill up my guest and keep them fuller longer.
But here’s the thing though. My father has recently discovered that he was allergic to gluten. Now for those of you who are unaware of what foods has gluten in them, let me give you the simplest answer…
… Practically anything that’s not at some point living.
Before my father stopped eating gluten I never really knew how many starches contained gluten:pasta, some rice, some couscous,etc.
Now I have a new challenge on my hands; I have to figure out recipes for starches that are gluten free to feed my dinner guest. And what better gluten free starch is there then potatoes. The thing is, you can only make potatoes so many way before they get boring, really boring.
Or so I thought….