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The Best Alternative Flours to Add to Your Baking Pantry


Traditional wheat flour serves as the basis for a number of foods, including bread, pasta, pastries and other baked goods. But did you know how many . Thankfully, alternative flours exist for anyone who suffers from celiac disease or other forms of gluten sensitivity.

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Buckwheat Flour

Buckwheat flour is a great option for those who are looking for a tasty alternative to wheat. Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat isn't a grain at all! It's actually a seed from the rhubarb family, making it rich in plant proteins, fiber, and minerals. Buckwheat flour has a nutty flavor and is best used in pancakes, breads, and muffins, though it's also found in Japanese soba noodles. 

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VIDEO: Gluten-Free Broccoli Pizza

This Gluten-Free Broccoli Pizza is original, healthy and super tasty!



  • 1 head broccoli
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cups of your favorite shredded cheese (we recommend two types- 1 cup of one, ¾ cup of the other) 
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (or canned crushed tomatoes)
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 9 slices coppa ham


  1. Cut the broccoli and boil until soft.
  2. Place the broccoli in a blender.
  3. In a bowl, add an egg and ¾ cup of shredded cheese, mix until solid.
  4. Form a ball and roll it flat on an oven tray.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 min at 350° F.
  6. Once out of the oven, spread the tomato sauce evenly on the broccoli crust.
  7. Layer 1 cup of shredded cheese.
  8. Place a layer of Coppa ham.
  9. Top off with of grated Parmesan cheese.
  10. Slide it back into the oven until the cheese melts.
  11. Serve! 

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