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I believe my four and half year old is gluten-intolerant, she also has Asperger's Syndrome. I only have a limited amount of money to spend on a book. I'd like to know what you would recommend my first book to be to help me change my way of baking for this little one. I have found a lot of knowledge on this and other boards and am over whelmed with all of the information, but now I need recipes and exchanges, all the help I can get :blink: is much appreciated!

thank you ahead of time!

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My favorite cookbook is "The Gluten Free Gourmet". I haven't found a bad recipe in it! I'd also recommend you check out the local library. It's likely they have some gluten free cookbooks so you can at least check out some of the recipes before buying. If you like the recipes, it's a lot cheaper to make copies or write them out rather than buying the book, too.


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Peanut-Free since July 2006.

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I believe my four and half year old is gluten-intolerant, she also has Asperger's Syndrome. I only have a limited amount of money to spend on a book. I'd like to know what you would recommend my first book to be to help me change my way of baking for this little one. I have found a lot of knowledge on this and other boards and am over whelmed with all of the information, but now I need recipes and exchanges, all the help I can get :blink: is much appreciated!

thank you ahead of time!

Shymom5

I personally like Carol Fenster's books. Cooking Free not only deals with gluten intolerance, but also covers several other common food allergies (which may be helpful down the road for you). I have one of The Gluten-free Gourmet's books....and many of the recipes are very good. But I am finding that I don't care for many of the bean flours. Plus, we have multiple food intolerances at work. I got sick of figuring out my own substitutions! lol!! And now I've discovered that I really like sorghum flour...and most people who have had my dinner rolls/breadsticks have thought that I'm just an avid breadmaker...they never guessed they were gluten-free.

I definitely agree with the pp about going to the library and checking some cookbooks out. I got The ADHD & Autism Cookbook by Pamela J. Compart, M.D., and Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN.. All of the recipes are gluten/casein-free. Several are soy-free and some are egg-free (though I found many typos in it where it said egg-free...but the recipe called for eggs). It's also helpful because it leans towards natural sugar substitutes like honey, agave and maple syrup in lieu of refined white sugar. Plus, it helps explain why this diet works for children on the spectrum.

Honestly, you can get a lot of recipes for free on this board and on sites like livingwithout.com and glutenfreeda.com. I have found that I use a ton of recipes from my subscription to Living Without magazine. There are so many sites to choose from...if you'd like a list, let me know and I'll PM it to you.


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There are lots of sites online that offer gluten-free recipes. For FREE!!! You can also check some gluten-free cookbooks out at some libraries. That might help you decide on what one to spend your money on.

I vote for Annilaise Roberts baking book. It is WONDERFUL!!!

-Jessica


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Honestly, you can get a lot of recipes for free on this board and on sites like livingwithout.com and glutenfreeda.com. I have found that I use a ton of recipes from my subscription to Living Without magazine. There are so many sites to choose from...if you'd like a list, let me know and I'll PM it to you.

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