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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Ingredients Glossary > Glossary > corn-free baking powder

Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods ingredients are sometimes confusing. Everyone knows what carrots are.  But what about arrowroot starch, coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar, or miso?  Here is a growing glossary of ingredients that may be slightly off the beaten path. 

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corn-free baking powder

Avoiding corn?  Commercial baking powder contains cornstarch.  Make your own the easy way!  Just as effective as commercial baking soda, but without the corn.  Mix 1 part baking soda, 2 parts arrowroot starch, and 2 parts cream of tartar together.  Store in a well-sealed jar.  Best if made in small batches and used often.