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the dairy-free & gluten-free kitchen by Denise Jardine
on March 31, 2013
I bought this book primarily for the dairy-free recipes. I don't have a problem with gluten but do appreciate the fact that the author gives so many gluten-free recipes, including an easy, gluten-free flour mix which I am sure I will use. The flour is needed for some of the recipes that are given. Recipes include breakfast items: buckwheat pancakes, potato pancakes, and french toast. There is another section on appetizers, one on salads and dressings, one on soups (just ONE of my favorites!), one with fish & shellfish, another on poultry & meat, and one on vegetarian & companion dishes, mostly packed with delicious vegetables.
For the bread lovers among us, there are yeasted & quick breads, breadsticks, biscuits, cornbread, muffins, scones, and other yummy sounding recipes. An additional feature of this book that I really like is the little boxes at the top of each recipe that show foods the recipe DOESN'T use to help those who have problems with particular foods. Examples would be soy, eggs, nut, sugar, or oil.
I can't forget dessert, for which the author gives delicious-sounding recipes including fruits, tarts, puddings, cake, ice cream, cheesecake, etc. She calls this section "Sweet Endings."
I absolutely love the last section, which is on basics: recipes range from gluten-free flour mix, to dairy milk alternatives, yogurt, cheese, chicken stock, vegetable stock, recipes for tomatoes, beans, whole grain cooking, roasted & grilled vegetables & fruits, toast, bread crumbs, and recipes using nuts, as well as date & orange syrup. I haven't covered all the book's strengths, but this inexpensive cookbook is well worth its price. I highly recommend it.