I dabble in gluten free. And sugar free. And this free and that free. Sometimes because I am catering to an allergy. Sometimes because I'm curious. My family does not have food allergies (although the more I dabble, the more I suspect many minor ailments are food related). My family is, more or less, healthy.
My naturopath suggested trying a 'detox' diet. No milk, no gluten, no sugar, eggs, soy, peanuts, corn, tomato, grapefruit, meat. The list seemed endless. The little booklet she gave me had about 2 dozen recipes. Not enough for 6 weeks. I began my search and that is when I found Amy at [...]. I still had to substitute ingredients but this was a jumping off point. A place to start! So when Amy's cookbook came out. Well.
You know how people cringe when you tell them "it's *----* free" they think it's going to be tasteless or just plain bad. My kids and husband, who did much of my detox with me by default, do NOT cringe when I say "I've made a (Vanilla Bean Sponge) cake out of beans with no sugar in it." (pg167) They can't wait to dig in. They love Banana Oat Muffins for breakfast (pg7). Friday night has become pizza night (pg84). My son puts broccoli on his.
My favorite things about this cookbook are, it's going to sound silly, not even the recipes. Amy has put a kitchen guide in the back to help understand the differences between flours and white sugar alternatives. And other things that you just want in your kitchen. Things to watch for that often have gluten in them through processing. Also, ingredient substitutions. VERY helpful! Because not all grocery stores carry all these things.
I would wish for pictures. I like seeing how things are supposed to look, but many of the recipes have pictures on her website so that helps.
Give it try. If your just starting out on a gluten/sugar free journey or you need new recipes in your baking arsenal. This is a great book in your kitchen.