I learned to use arrowroot flour during my Ayurvedic training back in the early 90’s. It is an excellent gluten free thickener for things like chicken pot pie and helps make bread and cakes light and fluffy.
What is xylitol? It is a natural sweetener derived from birch bark (I do not use xylitol derived from corn). Xylitol is often used in gum. This gluten free ingredient can also be used in cooking and baking.
I use cacao powder in everything from gluten free cookies to cakes to brownies. High in antioxidants, It is one of my favorite gluten free ingredients. If you like chocolate check out my cacao powder recipes.