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I bought this book , because I am expecting my first baby, and want to change how I eat, and what I put into my body not only throughout my pregnancy but right on into breastfeeding, and beyond. I wanted to give the gift of health to my son - and hopefully give myself a gift of less colic and even less sleepless nights. :o)! Diabetes runs in my side of the family, as well as my husbands, also A.D.D runs in my husbands family, so by purchasing this book I was purchasing a little peace of mind for ourselves and our son as well, knowing a diet free of sugars and gluten greatly reduces symptoms and/or occurences of both. When I first got the book, I popped it into my purse and headed to Costco, where I found the few grocery items the author, Rhiannon listed as needs to start baking and cooking sugar/gluten free. Talk about CONVENIENT ( there were only 5 items I didn't normally have in my pantry/fridge!)... The only thing I didn't find at Costco, was almond flour- which I knew I could find at whole foods, or the website she provided. The first day, I prepared (ahead for the next day) the Quiche Lorraine, which is one of my favorites. FUGGEDABOUTIT!It was AMAZING! I didn't miss anything at all- tasted like my own recipe, but better- and I felt no guilt eating it- had it for breakfast and lunch! my next thought was - okeee Lady, let's try something a little harder to recreate in a tasty way when it's sugar and gluten free- my favorite, any and all-DESSERTS!! I flipped to a page- and found the Cheesecake with Pecan crust- let's just say, I've made it twice already and have only had the book for a week.Read more ›
My wife and I like sugar and we aren't trying to give it up, but we wanted to have some healthy alternatives in our routine and this book provides such a wide variety of meals. I've eaten "sugar free" foods before and I thought they were near inedible. The recipes in this book, however, are more than just edible, they are delicious. The real test was getting my kids to eat them, which they did, and which they loved. Thanks Rhiannon for such an awesome alternative to healthy eating.
I ordered this book and tried the very first recipe, Chili Relleno Bake, and it turned out well and tasty. I think there are some good recipes in the book and the author seems to be sincere. However I will not use agave. Regardless if it is organic or not, agave is sugar. I would much rather the author experiment with pure stevia that has no fillers such as sweetleaf stevia, etc. Stevia is a much better alternative than agave by far. I will have to re-figure how to make her recipes substituting stevia in place of the agave. It is a nice book with pictures. The author is absolutely on the right track using the almond flour by Honeyville. I have been using that for 2 years now and love it-a superior alternative to regular flour so that is nice since I am gluten-intolerant. The only thing that would be better is if their almond flour was organic as well. All in all I am enjoying the book and am glad I ordered it.
I bought one copy to send to my parents - one of which is diabetic and other has celiac disease. After flipping through the book before giving it to them I promptly ordered another copy for my own family. None of the people in my home suffer from any dietary restrictions but the recipes were easy to follow and sounded delicious and the pictures were very appealing. After trying a few of the recipes, so far I'm very glad to have added this book to my kitchen and the recipes to our menu!
I was disappointed. However good these recipes may be, my idea of sugar free is obviously not hers. Agave syrup is worse or equal to high fructose corn syrup, and is really bad for anyone trying to deal with hypoglycemia or diabetes. This is NOT safe for either group to assume that this is an alternative to sugar. I was hoping for a gluten free cookbook that used stevia or even Splenda. Returned for refund.
Rhiannon Lawrence writes recipes for the everyday eater. Whether you are investigating a gluten free life-style, just started or have been doing it so long you know nothing different, EAT FREE makes it easy! With key ingredients through out the recipes, you'll find that Rhiannon makes the healthy life style of Gluten and sugar free, easy, yummy and fun. Tonight I made the Faux Pasta Chicken Pesto (page 53) and my family LOVED IT! I was hoping for left overs for lunch, but there was no chance. I just pulled the Coconut Cake (page 81) out of the over, and I cant wait to taste it. It smells outstanding! Get this book!
A real disappointment. I wish I had read the reviews before ordering it. Although no cane sugar is used, there is plenty of agave used. In other words, no sucrose, just lots of fructose. Refined fructose. Any sweetener which ends in -ose is a sugar. (Think maltose, dextrose, fructose) The title is a deception. Use of one of the artificial sweeteners or a non-sugar sweetener like stevia or xylitol would be closer to a "no sugar" product.