You “Still” Won’t Believe It’s Gluten Free


You STILL Won’t Believe It’s Gluten Free is Roben Ryberg’s tasty sequel on the subject of gluten-free cooking.  It’s wonderful. Although I have no medical reason to be gluten-free, a wheat allergy I had as a child seems reason enough to avoid gluten as much as possible. I’ve been reading and reviewing Gluten-Free cookbooks for… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: Gluten Free on a Shoestring Quick and Easy


Nicole Hunn is fast becoming my gluten-free hero. I’ve referred to both her first book — Gluten Free on a Shoestring — and her website as references for incorporating more gluten-free options into my diet. It’s no small commitment, for sure. The ‘easy way’ of moving toward gluten free, e.g. just go buy it, is… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: Cookielicious


For cookie enthusiasts everywhere looking for a diverse recipe resource, comes the title Cookielicious. A collection of favored cookie recipes assembled by St. Petersburg Times food editor Janet K. Keeler, this book offers a wide range of confections suitable for nearly every occasion. The recipe list includes everything from gingerbread bars and chocolate biscotti to… [Continue Reading]

Book Review: Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food


It’s not easy removing beloved food items from one’s menu. I had both wheat and dairy intolerances as an infant, and while I did outgrow both, I have adjusted my diet to accommodate, at least in part, the wheat intolerance part of those childhood allergies. Allergies do return as one grows older, so it seemed… [Continue Reading]

Book Review: Gluten-Free on a Shoestring


There is more than one reason why Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn is a really good resource for those of us with wheat sensitivies, allergies, or restrictions. First, Nicole offers some sound tips for frugal living in general, specifically with regard to groceries and more specifically with regard to gluten-free items.  She lists… [Continue Reading]

Book Review: Gluten-Free Makeovers

Gluten-Free makeovers

I was a problem child when it came to food allergies.  Dairy?  Out of the question.  Wheat?  Nope.  Chocolate? I don’t think so.  Fortunately, I did outgrow these allergies. I don’t think I would’ve enjoyed a life of cornflakes with ginger ale (doctor’s alternative to milk), which I loved as a child, but… As I… [Continue Reading]

Book Review: The Tipsy Vegan


John Schlimm’s new book The Tipsy Vegan, released this month is a fun-loving look at a number of ways you can incorporate vegan food to throw the perfect party.

Cookbook Review: Color Me Vegan

Color Me Vegan

Ever wonder how to work in more of those colorful foods all the doctors seem to be recommending? Colleen Patrick-Goudreau shows you how. Color Me Vegan is broken down into sections. Red foods, purple foods, orange foods and others are covered extensively through recipe lists, tips for including more produce items from each category and… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: The Vegan Table

the vegan table

Hosting special-occasion events with a vegan menu can be stressful even for experienced vegans, let alone when picky-eating carnivores will be attending and the hostess is new to the vegan lifestyle. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s The Vegan Table steps up to the support plate with selections like polenta hears, red lentil paté, panini with lemon-basil pesto and… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites

Hearty Vegan Meals

Vegan-curious cooks often hold back from attempting the transition due to fear their new diet won’t be satisfying enough. That’s where putting the time into a suitably deep collection of hearty recipes comes into play. Celine Stein and Joni Marie Newman have put together a comprehensive vegan resource specifically with the “meat and potatoes” crowd… [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet

best veggie burgers

If you’re a vegan or vegetarian who loves a standard “meat and potatoes” style diet, then having a deep repertoire of veggie patty recipes will serve you well. The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet, by Joni Marie Newman, is a two-hundred plus page tome featuring the widest variety of vegetable burgers I’ve ever seen…. [Continue Reading]

Cookbook Review: The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions

vegan food substitutions

New vegans looking for substitution ideas to help them through the “going vegan” transition period often feel frustrated with the many areas of their diets where animal products remain difficult to remove.

Book Review: The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook

vegetarian meat and potatoes

Worried that giving up meat is going to mean a lifetime of kale smoothies and sprout sandwiches? Robin Robertson might have the answer.

Vegan Unplugged: A Cookbook Review

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Ever wonder how your plant-based diet would hold up under emergency circumstances? Say . . . a prolonged power outage or hurricane recovery? Robin and Jon Robinson have.

Book Review: Vegan Celebrations by Alicia C. Simpson

Vegan Celebrations

When making the transition to plant-based eating, people inevitably hit a snag when it comes the first major holiday or party-worthy event.