Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the Emmy Award–winning co-host of The View was diagnosed with celiac disease a number of years ago. She found that family recipes she loved would no longer be part of her diet until she decided to do something about it. Elisabeth put together a helpful, exciting cookbook that is filled with tips on how to get down in the kitchen using gluten free ingredients and how to keep your kitchen counters and utensils gluten free too. What a great idea to come up with lots of recipes for everyone at home to be satisfied, and many of them can be used for entertaining. This exciting new cookbook is illustrated with descriptive colorful photos.
Using her mom’s help to get a family meatball recipe to taste as good as usual but with gluten free ingredients was a big challenge. When they succeeded the idea of creating the cookbook came to fruition. The list of recipes is lengthy in a great way, and alphabetized. Under appetizers there are yummy dishes; Chili Cheese Fries, Potato Skins with Cheddar, Chives, and Bacon, Stuffed Mushrooms, Swedish Meatballs and other delectable treats. She makes it obvious that her cookbook is designed for supporting individuals with gluten allergies, yet they are so perfect for cooking up for the whole family. There is nothing strange about cooking gluten free. It’s simply using all ingredients that are in fact free of gluten. That’s all it is. It’s a lot easier nowadays since packaging is more regulated and right on the labels or boxes you will find a note stating it is gluten free-if it is.
Elisabeth’s way of presenting the instructions for the recipes is very pleasant. They are easy to understand and the ingredients are available at most grocery stores so it’s not a big deal trying to locate a place to get any of them for a specific recipe. She wanted to make sure of that too. There is a section for each of the following; on storing food, fitness, utensils, equipment, cross contamination-which is a great benefit for those who aren’t aware that this can cause an allergic effect with such minute traces of gluten, and many more. The educational bits and pieces blend right in so it doesn’t get at all technical and keeps with the home spun quality.
There are cupcake recipes, cake, and banana bread recipes, but you won’t find white bread, wheat bread, pumpernickel bread, Italian, French, nothing like that if that’s what you are looking for. There are pizza recipes too. Under “C” for Cheese you will find that her recipes that use cheese are hardy ones: Frittata, Lasagna, Mac and Cheese, Baked Penne and Hot Artichoke Dip.
Deliciously G-Free is in fact a delicious gluten free recipe cookbook for every single day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, a few shakes, and recipes for a crowd. Devil’s Food Cupcakes, Chicken Fingers and so many more simple to make recipes that will surely satisfy your gluten free appetite.
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