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Hi there, I'm new to this site and have been on a Gluten free diet for just a few days...I need a good cookbook though.  W hat would you recommend...I like fast simple quick recipes, I cant be bothered spending a lot of time in the kitchen, I almost ordered The Paleo Cook book because it looks good but thought it might be a good idea to ask here first before ordering anything.

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Hi there, I have only had Celiac's for a short period also.  I found this book http://www.ecampus.com/4-ingredients-glutenfree-more-than-400-new/bk/9781451635713 "4 Ingredients Gluten-Free : More Than 400 New and Exciting Recipes All Made with 4 or Fewer Ingredients and All Gluten-Free!"

 

I bought this at Wegmans grocery store one day, and I LOVE it.  It is very helpful when you need some quick and easy recipes.  I personally love the energy bars made with dates, peanut butter, coconut and cocoa powder.

 

Good Luck!!

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"1,000 Gluten Free Recipes" was my first book and still is my favorite. But there are also many great online resources. I rarely buy cookbooks anymore.

 

I'm dying to try out that Paleo book! Hope you like it!

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Americas Test Kitchen: How Can It Be Gluten Free cookbook.  Best purchase I have ever made.  They go into the why behind things and research everything they do very well.  Lots of people on here have been recommending it to new gluten-free cooks as well.

 

Another tip I like to share is when I first got diagnosed, I went to my local library and checked out every book that I could... after doing requests from neighboring libraries, it was like 30 gluten-free cookbooks.  Most of them were not helpful, some of them mildly helpful, and others decent.  I think the helpfulness of a cookbook definitely depends on how your cooking style is, so if you want to take books for a test run without going broke, that may be helpful.

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Honestly, I mostly get my recipes off places like Google and Pinterest. If I want something in particular, I hunt for it until I find something that sounds good. For example, this weekend I wanted to make a vegetarian waldorf salad with my Beyond Meat chicken free strips, so I did a Google search and found a Pinterest recipe to check out.

 

For my house, I have mostly non-gluten free cookbooks. I find that it's so easy to just make a few minor adjustments to many of the recipes. For example, my whole grain waffle recipe is easily made gluten free by using certified gluten free grains. (it calls for stuff like oats, millet/cornmeal, flaxseed, etc.) 

 

Many recipes like tater tot casserole can easily be made gluten free be using gluten free tater tots (Ore Ida, Cascadian Farms, Kroger brand, etc.), gluten free cream of mushroom soup (homemade or Pacific Foods or other options), pure ground beef or the gluten free vegetarian crumbles from Gardein or Beyond Meat, etc. etc. 

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Thank you all for taking the time to comment..I will look at the books recommended, and yes I do agree that there is now a LOT of info readily available online..thanks folks.

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Like BlessedMommy, I generally use regular recipes and just change the poison parts. The one gluten-free cookbook I really use is Anne Byrn's The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten Free. It is great for anything from cookies for the kiddies to a Wedding cake.

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There are also some great recipes floating around this forum, and some of us have our own blogs. What's nice about using the board as a resource is that you know people have taste tested the recipes and can give tips or answer questions. 

 

It is a great community we have  B)

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I second the America's Test Kitchen Gluten free book... they try 2 different flour company blends against one of their own and explain why one works better than the other etc. Fun read if you liked to bake prior to going gluten free. 

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