List of Grain and Grain-Free Foods

List of Grain and Grain-Free Foods

What is a grain? What is a seed? What are pseudo-cereals? When first going grain-free it can be a challenge to work it out, especially as grains can be hidden in the most unlikely of places. Here is a useful list of what is a grain, and what is NOT a grain. It doesn’t...
Hidden Sources of Gluten and Grains

Hidden Sources of Gluten and Grains

One of the biggest learning curves you’ll need to make when embarking on a gluten-free and grain-free lifestyle is working out all the sneaky places grains lurk for the unsuspecting shopper. Its challenging for a gluten-free person but even more so for the...
Is Buckwheat a Seed or a Grain?

Is Buckwheat a Seed or a Grain?

Buckwheat is a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel and despite having the word “wheat” in its name, has nothing all all to do with wheat.  It is gluten-free and an excellent source of magnesium, manganese, copper and fibre.   Buckwheat is also...
Is Quinoa a Seed or a Grain?

Is Quinoa a Seed or a Grain?

At least once a week, I get an email from someone saying something like “hey, isn’t quinoa a grain?” or “my doctor told me quinoa was a grain”. Quinoa is the seed of the Chenopodium or Goosefoot plant. Its frequently called a grain...