10 Days of Gluten Free: Day 4 (and Giveaway!)

Welcome to Day 4 of 10 Days of Gluten Free. Here’s today’s frugal tip:

Check out your local Asian food store. The ethnic stores often carry alternative flours (rice, tapioca, etc.) for a fraction of the cost that would you pay at the health food stores or grocery store. Many of their flours are also labeled “gluten free”.  Our family has never had a problem with any of the flours we have purchased at our Asian food store, and we can get rice flour, sweet rice flour, and tapioca starch for $0.99/pound there.  You can also purchase rice and tapioca “wrappers” to make a variety of vegetable or spring rolls or even desserts.

As always, use your best judgment with regard to cross-contamination. Only you know your family’s sensitivities best, so if your family requires “certified gluten free” products this may not be a good option for you.

And don’t forget to check out all the other great tips today!

Getting Started – Linda @ The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Resources – Wendy @ Celiacs in the House

Traveling – Karen @ Gluten-Free Travel Blog

Eating Out – Heather @ Gluten-Free Cat

Cooking – Carrie @ Ginger Lemon Girl

Baking – Jules @ Jules Gluten Free

Kids – Lynn @ Lynn’s Recipe Adventures

Lunch Boxes – Tessa @ Tessa the Domestic Diva

Shopping – Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry

In addition, I will be giving away a $25 gift card compliments of Bob’s Red Mill in celebration of the 10 Days of Gluten Free Blog Hop! If you’d like to enter to win, please do so by filling out the form below (on this post only). It is not necessary to leave a comment as it will not affect your entry, but of course you can if you want to!

The giveaway will end on Friday, 5/18/12 at 9 p.m. Valid for U.S. addresses only. One entry per household. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be chosen via Randomizer.org and contacted via email. If winner does not respond to email within 48 hours, an alternative winner will be chosen. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited.

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  1. Jessica B says:

    Thanks for the tip about checking out the Asian Market.

  2. I love going to my local ethnic markets. Not only can I get inexpensive flours and noodles, but you find all kinds of neat foods that aren’t common in regular grocery stores!

  3. I used Asian stores when I first went gluten free but I have gotten away from it. I need to check them out again and see what they have to offer.

  4. For some reason, there don’t seem to be an Asian markets around here even though we have a large percentage of Asians living here and the Asian restaurants outnumber every other kind.

  5. I do not have an Asian market near to me. Does sound like it would be something I would like though if I ever get the chance in my travels.

  6. Angel R. says:

    We bought some rice flour at a small Asian market near our house but have not tried it yet. Wanted to use it to make playdoh.

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