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

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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

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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]

Book Review: Gluten-Free on a Shoestring

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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]

Spelt Tortillas

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So many of my friends and colleagues are exploring gluten-free food these days, I thought I should give a nod to their efforts by posting this recipe for spelt-flour tortillas from the book Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. The ingredient list is short, along with the prep time, making this a simple go-to recipe… [Continue Reading]

The Curious Cook’s Guide to Chick Peas

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Chick peas are one of the most flexible cheap food items I’ve ever run across. They rank among the top ten beans on the ANDI chart, and are used for everything from dips and fritters to curries and cookies. Yes, cookies.