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Why do I need more then one cookbook? I don't know but before going gluten free I bought shelf fulls of cookbooks, well mainly about baking. Julia Child, Rose Levy Bernbaum, Dorie Greenspan, King Arthur Flour, Peter Reinhart. Ya that was my type of baking. It was hard to accept I was going to bake gluten free. As time has gone by it has become easier and I have learned (by listening to people on here) to trust myself and keep baking. Also after listening to people on here I found I can take recipes from my favorite books and make them gluten free with a few adjustments. OF course Peter Reinharts book doesn't do me much good now!

BUT there are some great gluten free books out there. Plus blogs (I have one!) where people share what they have found regarding living and eating gluten free. Some blogs just want to sell you something so beware of those though!

Cooking with Coconut Flour (so far so good with everything I made but the cakes and such come out kind of eggy) I really like this as a reference and am trying to incorporate the coconut flour into all the recipes I use, it adds bulk to the baked item, its a great source of fiber and the baked item makes you FULL without needing to eat a lot.

Wheat-Free Recipes & Menus (very complete cookbook) This is the book I turn to when I want to know how to cook main dishes but the baked items are also very good and I compare all other recipes to the ones in this book

Gluten-Free Baking Classics (basic baking but very good) This was the first one I bought. It is a basic book but everything is simple and easy to make with good results.

The Gluten-Free Gourmet (for whatever reason I don't use this one much)

Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook (variety in baking)

Gluten-Free Baking (This is one of my favorites) This is the book for me. If you want to bake something special or something different this is the book to have.


~Barb

Gluten Free October 18, 2007

YIPPEE for Gluten free

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I like "Cooking Free" the best so far and I have bought 4. I have multiple food avoidances, so it is perfect for me. Ways to bake and cook without gluten, dairy, egg and sugar.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

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My fave is The Wheat Free Cook by Jaqueline Mallora lovelove love it! :D


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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I love cookbooks and collect them like other people collect... other things. The ones I use the most... oddly, not my Gluten free ones. I try to eat healthy and whole, so the ones I use the most are my two South Beach Diet cookbooks. I have the Quick & Easy and the original orange one. I don't really "do" the diet, I just use the recipes, substituting gluten-free things where necessary. I avoid a few things in the diet like the artificial sweeteners and things, but the entree and soup recipes in there are great. Fast, Healthy, Delicious and easy to make gluten-free. Love it.


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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I'll second the nomination for "Cooking Free" We're gluten, casein, and egg free and almost every recipe can be used without substitutions. It's the easiest for me to use, and has removed a lot of the guesswork as to which egg substitution to use.

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I'm into the Best Gluten free Family Cookbook. Good stuff.


Diary free 11/06-6/08

Now using a small amount of low-lactose dairy such as aged cheeses and yogurt. Yum!

Gluten-free since 4/07

"When you row another person across the river, you get there yourself."

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