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Cooking with Coconut Flour: A Delicious Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Alternative to Wheat Paperback – Abridged, February 15, 2011
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author, speaker, certified nutritionist, and
naturopathic physician. He has written over
20 books. He is the publisher
and editor of the Healthy Ways
Newsletter and serves as the president of
the Coconut Research Center, a non-profit
organization whose purpose is to educate
the public and medical community about
the health and nutritional aspects of
coconut and related foods. Dr. Fife is
considered one of the world's leading
experts on dietary fats and oils. He is a
popular speaker and travels throughout the
world lecturing at health fairs, conferences,
hospitals, and spas. He has appeared on
hundreds of radio and television programs
Top Customer Reviews
While this book certainly is helpful to people with gluten sensitivities, there are, as has been mentioned, large quantities of eggs in most of the recipes. There's a very simple technical reason for that. Gluten is the protein found in wheat, which gives baked goods their structure and the ability to rise. Coconut flour contains no gluten, so the eggs are required to provide the protein structure.
My husband, who is gluten sensitive, is able to plough through yummy muffins, etc, with no ill effects. For me the main benefit has been in being able to indulge the odd carb craving by eating delicious baked goods that have a dramatically reduced carb content! Coconut flour contains 3 times more fiber than digestible carbs, virtually making it a negative net carb food!!!
Once I understood the principles involved with baking with coconut flour, I was able to 'freestyle' with recipes of my own, such as breakfast muffins with bacon, mushrooms and cheese! Great start to my mornings!
In fact, the muffin recipes the author gives in this book are so quick and easy, you can literally leave them to bake while showering in the morning! By the time I'm done, so are they!
Guilt-free fresh baked muffins every morning? You bet! Pounds still melting off my hips and tummy? Oh yes! Does it get any better than this?!!
I bought this book hoping to find some really interesting main dishes that I could use to expand my use of coconut in daily food preparation. I was somewhat disappointed to find that the bulk of this cookbook is devoted to bread, muffins and desert items. This 160 page book has 50 pages of general information, about 90 pages of bread and dessert items, and 17 pages of main dish recipes with a predominant use of ground meat in those recipes. I seldom eat or cook with ground meat so these recipes were of little interest to me.
I suspect that anyone buying this book is interested in improving his nutrition, so if you are looking for a healthy bread/dessert recipe book, this cookbook may be perfect for you.
As I read the information I was truly surprised at the problems that wheat and gluten cause in people that they are not aware of, myself included, and wheat is in just about everything that we consume. That is not good for those of us who are not informed of the problems wheat intolerance can cause.
However, take heart! The author gives us a wonderful alternative in the use of coconut flour. This versatile flour can be used to make just about any recipe that you want, with a few adjustments. Coconut flour is also good for you. It improves digestion, helps regulate blood sugar, protects against diabetes, helps prevent heart disease and cancer and can even be in aid in weight loss. Sounds almost like a miracle flour doesn't it?
Perhaps it is.
This work is absolutely chock full of easy to understand information on the use of Coconut flour and its benefits. The author has also given page after page of delicious recipes that use this flour and can be substituted for those you now use. You can still have the foods you love but without the bad effects of wheat.
This is a well thought out, well researched book and one that as you read it, you can tell the author knows his subject matter. That is comforting.
If you are concerned about your health, looking for some answers to improve it this work is for you. I'm going to keep it close by as a reference and share the valuable information I have acquired from it. Great job! Great book! I recommend this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bruce Fife knows his coconut. He is a good writer. Does his research thoroughly and delivers it well.
We all have different metabolisms, preferences, ect. Read more
Received in perfect shape. I have to keep ordering it because friends borrow it and I never see it again.Published 1 month ago by chary
There are some great and healthy recipes in this cookbook. I have recommended it to several friends.Published 2 months ago by Jerry Strong
very nice flour. Very nice for baking. Watch amounts, only need a little :)Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer