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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook

Claire Hopley in the Amherst Bulletin wrote about several new cookbooks that included a couple I thought I'd pass along.

One is Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook: A Seasonal, Vegetarian Cookbook, "by Shutesbury author and culinary teacher Leslie Cerier. ... [R]eaders will enthuse about a book that introduces an array of appetizing recipes that use grains that lack gluten: amaranth, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, rice, sorghum, teff, and wild rice."

Gluten-free is not the same as dairy-free, of course, but many people with celiac disease also develop lactose intolerance, so there is an overlap between our populations and usually an overlap in recipes.

Product Description
A gluten-free diet can help you feel more energetic, improve digestion, aid in weight loss, and dramatically improve the symptoms of many mental and physical health disorders. It's no wonder that more and more people, both with wheat allergies and without, are discovering the health benefits of going gluten-free. In Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook, Leslie Cerier, 'The Organic Gourmet,' presents over 100 remarkably delicious recipes for easy-to-make, gluten-free, vegetarian meals. You'll learn to create delectable, high-protein breakfasts, dinners, desserts, and more, use organic and seasonal ingredients to put a fresh twist on your favorite family recipes, and come up with your own original gluten-free creations.

• Whip up tasty grab-and-go meals and snacks
• Get tips for using organic and seasonal ingredients to make gluten-free food even more delicious
• Enjoy pancakes and waffles, casseroles, pastas, and pastries-all made without gluten
• Get creative with the wealth of recipe variations and ideas in this book

From the Publisher
'The Green Chef,' Leslie Cerier, presents Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook, a vegetarian cookbook filled with recipes for gluten-free, delicious meals the whole family can enjoy. The book includes tips on seasonal cooking, adapting family recipes to accommodate celiac disease, and incorporating wholesome organic ingredients for optimal nutrition.

New Harbinger Publications trade paperback
223 pages
List price: $17.95

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