Reviled by celiac disease sufferERs and others, gluten is a hobgoblin of the health-minded. Quell your cravings with these gluten-free products.
Pizza Crust Mix
Fight pizza withdrawal by rolling your own crust. All you need is this rice-flour mix, olive oil, water, and yeast. A $5.99 bag makes a crust as big as 12 inches. Gluten-Free Creations Bakery, 2940 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, 602-522-0659, glutenfreecreations.com
These rice-flour-based cookies are baked fresh daily in-store, and they can be boxed up to make great gifts. Gluten-free flavors include Chewy Chip, Fudgies, Peanut ‘N’ Butter, Triple Treat, Cranberry-Orange and Mac the Nut. You can purchase them individually or in an 18-count package for $12. Cookies From Home, 1605 W. University Dr., Tempe, 480-894-1944, cookiesfromhome.com
San-J Organic Tamari Soy Sauce
Most soy sauce is prepared with wheat, a major gluten harborer. Not this one. Add it to your favorite Asian dishes or use it in marinades. A 20-ounce bottle costs $8.35. Gluten-Free Country Store, 3345 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, 480-889-9932, gfcountrystore.com
Some ketchups contain distilled grain vinegar, which may have enough gluten to cause a reaction – but not Organicville ketchup, one of many gluten-free goodies offered at this specialty market. $5.25 for a 24-ounce bottle. Gluten-Free Country Store, 3345 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, 480-889-9932, gfcountrystore.com
Tinkyada Spinach Spaghetti
Made from brown rice, this pasta takes out the wheat-worry. Luci’s also sells a variety of complementary sauces. A 12-ounce package is $4.49. Luci’s Healthy Marketplace, 1590 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, 602-773-1339, lucishealthymarketplace.com
Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Cool off with a scoop of ice cream and take home a hand-packed pint of your favorite flavor ($6). All flavors except one (mint cookie dough) are gluten-free, so there’s a large selection to be indecisive about. Churn, 5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-279-8024, churnaz.com
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