Presumably I scared quite a few people when I listed the foods you can't eat while following a gluten-free diet, especially since beer was on that list. But have no fear, ethanol lovers: You can still imbibe with distilled liquors! When a spirit is distilled, the pure ethanol is extracted from the grain and all the gluten is left behind. So in other words, when someone distills a spirit like rum, whiskey, vodka or gin, it automatically makes it gluten-free. Fuck yeah, science!
So drink all the Jack Daniel's you want. Hell, you're probably halfway through a bottle right now, you Celiac motherfucker. However, doing this while pregnant may still result in a few miscarriages, but hey, gluten-free, right?
Foods to Eat!
Grains and Starches
Tapioca; soybean; potato; arrowroot flours.
Buckwheat; quinoa; amaranth; millet; teff; sourghum (Milo); flax.
Rice; puffed rice; cream-of-rice; wild rice
Corn; unflavored popcorn; cornmeal, hominy; grits; corn starch
Pure, gluten-free oats may be allowed: talk to a health professional.
Ready-to-eat cereal made from allowed grains; gluten-free pasta and bread products.
Fresh brewed coffee (no grains added); teas
without prohibited grains.
Milk, chocolate milk prepared with cocoa.
100% fruit juices, soda (check labels).
Wine; distilled alcohols and cordials (check labels for preservatives and dyes); gluten-free beer.
Soups and Casseroles
Clear, home-made broth; gluten-free
bouillon cubes; soups made with rice or
gluten-free pasta and gluten-free stock;
creamed soups and chowders thickened
with cream, cornstarch, potato flour or
other allowed special flours.
Homemade or prepared gluten-free macaroni without sauces thickened with flour; gratins made with only cream (no flour or prohibited thickeners).
Butter; oils (check label for wheat germ oil
or any unidentified oil source); lard; most
vegetable shortenings and margarines
(check labels); foods fried in
uncontaminated oils that have not been
breaded with prohibited flours.
Pure mayonnaise (and other salad dressings that are thickened with egg, cornstarch or allowed special flours); homemade salad dressings made with distilled vinegar.
Cream; bacon; nuts; olives; peanut butter; avocado; sour cream and cream cheese (check labels).
Seasonings, Dressings, and Sweets
Pure spices and herbs; salt; monosodium
Sugar; molasses; honey; jelly; jam; corn syrup; maple syrup; imitation or pure vanilla extract.
Pure cocoa; pure chocolate; coconut; marshmallows and candies made from allowed grains.
Ketchup; mustard; pickles; relish; horseradish; steak sauce not prepared with prohibited ingredients; gluten-free soy sauce.
Distilled rice, wine, or cider vinegar.
Whole, low-fat, skim, fresh, dried or
evaporated milk; flavored milks (check
Plain yogurt and kefir; flavored yogurt and kefir (check labels).
All aged hard cheeses (cheddar, parmesan, Swiss, etc.); cottage cheese (check labels).
Fruits and Vegetables
Fresh, frozen, dried or canned (check labels).
Meats and Substitutes
Fresh meat; poultry; fish and shellfish;
Edamame (soy beans); tofu; beans; nuts (check labels).