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A Fabulous Cookbook For Gluten and Dairy Intolerant Folks
on August 28, 2009
This is such an amazing cookbook. As a stay-at-mom to three little ones I have my share of quick and easy healthy meal cookbooks but when I found out I was gluten and milk protein intolerant I didn't know where to start.
I am so glad to have picked this book up four months ago. Susan O'Brien's The Gluten-Free Vegan is not only jam-packed with easy healthy recipes, but what I love is her use of newly researched "health benefit foods" like walnuts, agave nectar, a slew of healthier flours (like quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, sorghum), and coconut.
And the dishes made from the recipes are awesome! My husband and I have been wanting to make food like this on a daily bases, and now we are!
Our favourites are:
Curried Apple and Cauliflower Soup
Fava Bean & Vegetable Soup
Golly Bean Salad
Mexican Quinoa Salad
Mock Tabbouleh Salad
Kale with Peanut Sauce
Spinach Tofu with Peanut Sauce
Vegetable Stir-fry (we've tried a lot of different stir-fries and this one is THE best!)
Italian Style Pasta
Mushroom & Olive Pizza
Berry & Cherry Crisp
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peach & Blueberry Cobbler
Peanut Butter Cookies
Cashew Crème Frosting
And the above list are just our favourites!! A couple of months ago I bought this cookbook for my brother as well, as he is also gluten and diary intolerant, and unfortunately he is also allergic to peanuts so he just omits that part in the recipes or uses an alternative.
I don't know what I would have done without this cookbook, definitely a huge lifesaver. The recipes take anywhere from 15m to 45m to make start to finish, which is not too bad for great healthy food, and it is great as so I am not a slave in the kitchen all day.