I was chatting with one of the other parents after school one day earlier in the week, as you do, and we got on to talking about Food Allergies, again as you do, these conversations can head in all sorts of directions.
Anyway, she was saying she knew someone who couldn't eat wheat, and was wondering if there were such things as "wheat-free vegans". I assured her there were, but the whole conversation got me thinking.
So I made a list (I am by nature a list maker), of what you would / could eat as protein and carbohydrate sources if wheat, and by extension Seitan and Flour and VWG flour were off the (vegan) table. Its quite a long list, and I'm sure it is not exhaustive.
Wheat-free Protein Rich Foods
Beans and dried Peas
Processed Soy Stuff, like TVP / Soy Curls
Wheat-free Carbohydrate Rich Foods
Sweet Potatoes and Yams
Cornmeal / Polenta
Masa Harina based items like tamales / arepas / tortillas
Rice (in all its many guises)
Flours made from all of the above
Commercial Wheat-free Pastas and Baking Mixes
** means Not Gluten-Free, as I was only thinking about wheat itself.
If you think of anything I've missed I'd be interested in hearing in the comments.
No photos today, just musings.