Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Bob's Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook - REVIEW

I'll be the first person to tell you that you don't need a lot of cookbooks in your kitchen, especially for special diets. I used to think maybe you didn't need any cookbooks because every recipe you can look up online. But I've changed my tune. If you're eating gluten-free, you really only need one cookbook: Bob's Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook by Camilla V. Saulsbury.

We love Bob's Red Mill gluten-free flours. Use them all the time. But this cookbook is so much more than baking. It encompasses recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snacks all using different gluten-free whole grains.

"What's a gluten-free whole grain?" you ask. This cookbook tells you! And in detail! Learn about the nutritional values, history of use, and cooking methods for nine gluten-free grains (such as amaranth, quinoa, and brown rice). There's even a helpful list of gluten-free fridge, freezer, and pantry staples to ensure you're always stocked up on safe and healthy alternatives.

I had a lot of fun testing out different recipes from this cookbook. The Pork, Bok Choy, and Millet Hot Pot was a definite crowd pleaser. My husband even went back for seconds!

I was also fond of the Jeweled Quinoa with Chicken Sausage. My husband didn't eat that one because he says he doesn't like quinoa. Who doesn't like quinoa??? I eat quinoa at breakfast, dinner, and lunch, if there are leftovers!

Other recipes I tried out from this cookbook were the Banana Breakfast Cookies and Quinoa Risotto with Bacon and Peas. (Have I mentioned how much I love quinoa?) These were very yummy and very easy! All the recipes I tried took around 30 minutes to make, so these are perfect for busy weeknights.

I love this cookbook's variety of recipes and think it's a great resource that will be used over and over again by those with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivities.

Bob's Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook is published by Robert Rose and on bookstore shelves now. I received a free review copy for my honest review.

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