The Gluten-Free Vegan: 150 Delicious Gluten-Free, Animal-Free Recipes
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Ideal cookbook for many health conditions: The Gluten-Free Vegan is a groundbreaking cookbook, combining both special diets for healthier, allergy-free eating. Millions of Americans have health conditions like celiac disease, fibromyalgia, or food allergies that require a gluten- and/or dairy-restricted diet. In addition, going vegetarian/vegan is fast becoming mainstream, and many vegans are also looking to cut gluten from their diet. The Gluten-Free Vegan offers solutions for anyone seeking a tasty approach to healthier eating. Quick, easy, and delicious recipes: Written by a food-allergy sufferer and gourmet cook, this collection includes more than 150 healthy recipes for a wide range of dishes that are both gluten-free and vegan. The cookbook also includes guidelines of each dietary restriction, information on sugars, raw foods and organic foods, advice on ingredient preparation, quick-cooking tips, and resources for easily finding ingredients.
Denial never tasted so good If only there were pictures, this book would be perfect. For vegans who are concerned about nutrition, but can't count on grains, this book is an essential. The introduction provides necessary information as well as personal context that helps to make cooking in this style feel less daunting. The collection of recipes include a good variety of flavors across all meals and snacks. Particularly appealing were the number of offerings that did not require hours spent prepping in the kitchen. There are a number of recipes that do require that you suspend judgement on the possible outcome and just try them, but you may just be pleasantly surprized - who knew squash was a dessert food?...more info
Very Generic If you are looking for a lesson on veganism and some basic recipes.... this is the book. There are some good ones in here, but alot of recipes seemed like "fillers", just to take up space in the book. For example, there is a recipe for Roasted Vegetables and Salads. Very generic. For a long time vegan, and/or someone looking for recipes that are not common sense, I suggest looking elsewhere. I would personally rather have a Vegan cook book written by a Vegan, not someone who looked into Veganism just to write a cook book (which is clearly stated)...more info
Helping Someone Regain Health is Delicious When my partner found out she had Celiac disease, I was both relieved and anxious. As anyone who has been in this position can tell you, finally knowing what is making a loved one appear to be starving to death is good news. Even though it means there is no real cure, no surgery or pill to take to make it all better. What we did know is that certain foods made her sick and we weren't going to be eating those foods anymore.
So our journey began to find recipes for the new diet she (and I) were going to have in order that she begin healing and regaining her health. And that's where this book came in handy. I'm vegetarian, she eats turkey and fish. She can't do dairy or anything with gluten. So when I saw the title of this book I thought maybe we could alter the recipes so she could also have turkey and fish occasionally.
What a delight! These recipes are fairly simple, cover a range of options outside of wheat, meat and dairy, and are absolutely delicious. The two of us have been trying out the different recipes for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. She's been feeling better and I've been losing weight (which I needed to do). We often make dishes based on these recipes to take over to friends' homes so they get to experience these tasty recipes.
The informational section in the front of the book was very helpful in understanding some of the hidden sources of glutenous foods. For example, texturized vegetable protein (TVP) is listed as containing gluten. Neither of us knew this so we can stay away from making something with TVP (until we find a source of gluten-free TVP).
I highly recommend this cookbook for anyone who has a special needs diet such as Celiac Disease. It is certainly a gem for those of us who also aspire to a vegan diet....more info
Good eating for the gluten challenged This book has many good recipes and although they are for vegans, any carnivore can add meat or other other condiments and still have a very healthy meal. Good resource....more info
The new family favorite cookbook If you are looking for recipes that are packed with flavor and nutritional value, you need not go any further than this book. The Yam & Black Bean Burritos quickly became a family favorite as did the Mushroom Nut Loaf. The Carrot Cake could go head to head with one made in the traditional manner and still come out the winner. The Quinoa Coffee Cake is delicious, dense, moist and flavorful.
The main course recipes use familiar, whole foods that you don't have to travel to a health food store to purchase. If you are accustomed to stocking a gluten free baking pantry, you will find the desserts do not need any special ingredients. The typical flours are used: sorghum, brown rice, tapioca, quinoa, and arrowroot.
Best of all, these recipes are EASY. Many are one dish meals (yea!) that go beautifully with a simple salad on the side. The deserts are sweetened with just the right amount of agave nectar (perhaps the only ingredient you won't have at your local grocer. However, it is available via Amazon.com). I'll wager friends and family members that are not Vegan or gluten intolerant will love these recipes.
Please note, if you are sensitive to nuts you need to look elsewhere. The vast majority of the recipes here use tree nuts. However, if gluten and animal products are your only foes, this book is a must have.
Highly recommended for everyone who loves flavorful and healthy whole foods. ...more info
Boring I'm a talented cook, just looking for a few new ideas, and I bought this cookbook on a whim. I'm not celiac, but have some friends who are, I am vegan, and have never had problems finding good stuff to eat. At any rate, the authors range of ingredients and spices is limited, her dishes very western (even the Asian dishes end up tasting off if you make them following her recipes). I got a couple ideas, but with the dozen recipes I followed I was always dissapointed. In addition she includes too many recipes that either everyone knows how to make or can be found very easily in other places, in a speciality cookbook like this she should have stuck to dishes that would be more challenging to figure out how to do for her gluten-free vegan audience. ...more info
Great book, Great recipes!! I absolutely love this book, I have tried three recipes so far and all have been pretty good. I would recommend this book to anyone....more info
Delicious! This is one of my most favorite cookbooks! The recipes are just delicious. The ingredients used are all natural, whole food type ingredients.
Though we are not vegan, I feel that feeding my family vegan meals is part of a healthy diet. Both of my sons were diagnosed with ADHD about 2 years ago so I put our family on a (healthy) GF /CF diet. The Gluten-Free Vegan is a perfect book for anyone wanting to eat a healthy GF / CF diet.
Our family's favorite recipes are: the Antioxidant Chili, Kale with Peanut Sauce, Mexican Quinoa Salad, Curried Apple and Cauliflower Soup, Super Antioxidant Salad, Zippity Do Da Coleslaw, No-Meat Meatballs, Pumpkin Scones, and the Apple Pie Bars! The author also gives a short ingredient guide in the beginning. Very Helpful.
Just okay for our family I would love for someone to come out with a gluten free vegan book with KID FRIENDLY recipes, this is not it.
The problem I have is that we might use 5 of the recipes in the book on a regular basis, and I am always looking for new things to add to our boring diet.
I do appreciate that it is gluten free VEGAN, meaning all other dairy (which we can't have) and animal products are not in the recipes so I don't have to modify, which I have to do all the time.
Overall it just wasn't all I hoped it would be!...more info
Best Cookbook I own Wow! I received this book about two weeks ago and have tried maybe 10 or so recipes. All of them were great! And I don't mean, "yeah, this is Ok considering it is vegan and gluten free". I mean, "Wow! This is really, really good!" I had a friend over for a few of the meals as a "guinea pig" and she couldn't get enough and told me she's be a guinea pig any day! I'm a vegetarian and have all of the cookbooks you can imagine. I've never had one that I've tried multiple recipes and all of them are amazing. Can't recommend this enough!...more info
Highly recommend for the frustrated eater. After realizing my chronic bronchitis was due to gluten and dairy allergies, I reluctantly eliminated them from my diet and was left with the question - what do I eat now? What will still be satisfying and convenient?
I've tried a few of the recipes from this book, and all but one have been winners. Many recipes are easy or fairly common sensical and inspire me to take them further. For example breakfast rice - rice cooked up with fruit and cinnamon and soy/rice milk. I now make this constantly in large batches and throw whatever I want in it, but I hadn't thought of it until this book. I just enjoyed a lunch of the black bean yam burritos - very yummy, inexpensive, and filled with flavor! I also made the beets au gratin this week and have been chowing down on them everyday. I even use her aspargus risotto and pesto recipes as a base for my chicken artichoke risotto (I do eat meat.) So far the only recipe from this that I didn't like was the breakfast tofu bake - it did not agree with my body.
Overall, the recipes are well-described, flavorful, and have variety. Some ingredient lists are longer, but there aren't too many off kilter or hard to find ingredients.
I'm about to peruse it again tonight to figure out what I want to cook for next week!...more info
clear, simple and informative This vegan and gluten free cookbook is straightforward, uncluttered and pretty informative about eating gluten free and vegan. The recipes are reasonably easy to accomplish, and the listed resources are quite helpful. I will use this cookbook as a base upon which to build some meals, in that I am augmenting her ingredients with spices and herbs, as any good cook will do....more info
Great recipes! I first checked this book out of the library, but it contained so many recipes that my family enjoyed that I decided to buy it! The granola recipe is absolutely fantastic! It (and the desserts) contain more sweetener than I normally use, but I adjust to my preference. A must have if you're vegan and gf; definitely worth it even if you're not! :)...more info
Love This Cookbook This is the first cookbook that is gluten-free that I have loved every recipe I have made. The other cookbooks I have tried my family has only enjoyed about half of the recipes. If you have food intolerances or not I would highly recommend this cookbook. I have been searching and cooking ever since my kids and I found out we should not be eating gluten, eggs and dairy. I have felt like I was spending so much time cooking with just so so results. I am pleased to have a cookbook that the when I take the time to cook will result in a fabulous meal. ...more info
lots of ideas for non-vegetarians as well Although I'm not ever going to be a vegetarian, I find lots of useful recipes in vegan cookbooks. A co-worker and I shared this library book today and I found so many useful ideas and taste combos I'm ordering it for my personal library! The addition of a 1/4 cup of shredded poultry breast meat to most main-dish recipes will make many of these recipes useful for me. Omit the salt and replace the soy-based ingredients with dairy and I'm good to go. That's easy! Most folks with health concerns are used to these kinds of simple replacements. Negatives: No effort is made to avoid anti-thyroid foods (soy and tapioca flour), but most gluten-free cookbooks ignore that health risk. Although the author explores sugar alternatives, including agave nectar, she omits stevia, which is a serious omission. ...more info