Sunday, September 4, 2016

Gluten Free For Good by Samantha Senevirantne (Cookbook Review)

*Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Blogging For Books in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

About the book-

No meal should be defined by what's not there. Gluten-Free for Good has 100 easy, healthful recipes that are so delicious you’ll never miss the gluten.

Here are weeknight dishes you may have thought you'd never enjoy again—not without resorting to expensive packaged gluten-free foods that aren't as delicious or healthful as the real thing. These quick-cooking meals are for any time of day, all made from scratch without hard-to-digest processed additives like xanthan or guar gum. Recipes include:

Miso Shrimp with Snap Peas
Roast Chicken with Whole-Grain Sausage Stuffing
Leek and Carrot Brown Rice Risotto
White Pizza with Blistered Tomatoes
Spanish Tortilla
Parmesan Cheese Crackers
Loaded Oat Bars
Upside-Down Skillet Plum Cake
Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting 
Blondie Bars
The best way to eat more of what you love is to cook real foods at home. With inspiring photographs and a simple pantry primer, Gluten-Free for Good shows how cooking gluten-free can be seamless, instinctive, and appealing.

My thoughts-

My family has recently made the switch to a gluten free lifestyle to support the way my daughter needs to eat. I figured it would help us all maintain a healthier gut so we might as well all eat gluten free. I have dabbled in gluten free fare off and on for a few years but never dove completely in until now, so it is nice to have a book like Gluten Free For Good with a great introduction for how to go completely gluten free. I liked that there is a section at the beginning that breaks down the things you need to stock your pantry with and the equally as important break down of all of the different types of flour that a gluten free pantry might need to utilize. There are great recipes in all of the usual types of categories and I love that they are all colorful and healthy choices. My only complaint would be the lack of pictures. While there are some pictures of a few dishes, I am the type of person that does better when I have a visual aid, so I love having a picture of each recipe in my cookbooks. That alone wouldn't keep me from recommending this book as I think it is full of great information and good eats and I think it will really help us go gluten free for good. 

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