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  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Whitecap Books (March 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552856682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552856680
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 1.3 x 25.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jodi Bager is the president of Grain-Free JK Gourmet, a Canadian bakedgoods manufacturing company, and a baking services consultant. In 2000,after the birth of her second child, Jodi was diagnosed with ulcerativecolitis, a life-destroying intestinal disease. In her search foralternatives to heavy doses of steroid drugs, she tried the SpecificCarbohydrate Diet (SCD).

Born and raised in Toronto, Jenny Lass is a freelance writer andcooking consultant with an MA in medical geography from the Universityof Toronto. In 2001, shortly after she established her writing companyWordLink Communications, she was diagnosed with celiac disease andturned to the SCD when the gluten-free diet didn't relieve hersymptoms. She was inspired to combine her love of writing, science, andcooking for the Grain-Free Gourmet cookbook series.

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Introduction

Food takes you on a journey. The comfort you get from just the right taste and texture satisfies more than your hunger. Food has the power to make the world seem perfect -- at least for those few moments when you're savouring your favourite meal or dessert. But for people who try to adjust what they eat in an effort to be healthier, mealtime can become a chore rather than a pleasure. Fortunately, you don't have to abandon the dishes you love if you're on a specialized diet.

We first met when driving together to a potluck lunch for people who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). This diet, developed by Dr. Sydney Valentine Haas and made famous by Elaine Gottschall, has helped thousands of people with intestinal problems, including those with autism, to eliminate or control their debilitating symptoms. During the drive to the potluck, we discussed our respective routes from severe illness -- celiac disease and ulcerative colitis -- to improved health through the SCD. We also started sharing recipes -- what we made and how we made it, both of us incredulous at how our revised dishes tasted better than the originals. Over the course of the next few months, we realized that our passion for experimenting and creating in the kitchen had led us both to gather a repertoire of signature dishes that were more than just healthy and delicious; they were well worth sharing. This book is the convergence of these two paths: good health and a love of cooking, followed by two grateful women whose lives were saved by eating this food.

In this cookbook, we re-introduce you to your favourite meals, with a twist; all of our recipes are grain-free and refined-sugar-free, and contain little or no lactose. Our secret ingredient is ground almonds, also called almond flour. This grain substitute is perfect for anyone who has lactose or gluten intolerance, low calcium intake, high cholesterol, or an intestinal disease -- or simply for anyone who loves delicious, nutritious food. We show you cooking tricks that will improve your health, fool your taste buds, and amaze your dinner guests.

We hope you enjoy these recipes and discover new favourites that will keep you happy and healthy for years to come.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Frodo on July 5 2010
Format: Paperback
This book has lots of great recipes for cookies, muffins, main courses, ice cream and many other dishes. The recipes are well laid out and easy to follow. The specific carbohydrate diet is for anyone with irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. I highly recommend this and the other cookbook, The Everyday Grain-free Gourmet by the same authors. I have found only one negative thing-- the book has fairly fragile binding, so if you leave it open (as you usually do with cookbooks), the binding gives way and the pages start to fall out. Amazon was good enough to replace the book (outstanding service). I am treating my new book with special care.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chloe on July 8 2011
Format: Paperback
It is great to see someone trying to develop recipes using almond flour. I applaud the effort. There are some good recipes in the book such as the Open-face Rugelach and the Apple Galette. There are also an equal number of real duds. The double lemon cake was horrible. The butter pecan cookies need more almond flour and less cinnamon. Overall, most of the recipes call for way too much cinnamon!If you are going to buy the book, prepare to make adjustments to the recipes so they suit your tastes and know that some just won't work.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Diva4 on Dec 5 2005
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People all over the world use The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCDª) to heal gastric disorders and help with autism. The diet restricts the type of carbohydrates consumed but allows plenty of those that are easily absorbed and digested , carbs that don't encourage toxic bacterial overgrowth. The diet is effective and simple but can be a challenge when giving up grain, soy, refined sugar, and most convenience foods.
Which is why beginners and the most dedicated veteran devotees will be delighted with the scope, simplicity and sophistication of Grain-Free Gourmet, authored by two women who live the special SCD diet. I have had the privelege of tasting many of the recipes at cooking demonstrations and have tried others at home.
My results have been flawless and faultless and surpass conventional recipes.
Grain-Free Gourmet is a real boon for many other restricted diets;the recipes call for wholesome, basic and readily available ingredients. It's a wonderful resource for both beginners and more advanced cooks. Grain-Free Gourmet is also packed with nutrition information and illustrated with beautiful photographs.
Recipes are for dishes that will not only support healing but will delight the family and your friends. Having the ability to create wonderful meals, snacks and desserts is a real incentive to observe special dietary requirements. It is a great gift to yourself and for others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Gordon on Nov. 1 2005
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Jodi and Jenny,
This is absolutely the best cookbook I ever had. I have been on SCD for 1 year and I have a husband and 4 children. For the last 2 weeks I have been making recipes from your book and EVERYONE LOVES ALL of the recipes. They are delicious and easy to prepare. I now can make 1 meal per night and know that they are healthy and delicious and everyone is happy. Thank you for making my life so much easier.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ladyhawke on Feb. 4 2009
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The baking recipes in this book use almond flour (ground almonds) and eggs to bind the batter, and honey instead of sugar. I made cranberry muffins that were amazing. I haven't been able to eat muffins in years, so this was very liberating and healthy, as it's also high in protein. Most of these recipes are simple, nutritious and delicious. What more can you want? And all without grains.
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