Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap Paperback – February 22, 2011
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Nicole Hunn serves up all the recipes and information found in her cookbook in the friendly and inviting manor that has helped make her blog popular.
--National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
"Each recipe comes with a note on how much "Shoestring Savings" you'll rack up if you make Hunn's recipe rather than buying the food in the store."
--Portland (Maine) Press Herald
"I am totally thrilled to add this practical, timely and very good gluten-free cookbook to my collection." --About.com Gluten-Free Cooking
About the Author
Nicole Hunn is the personality behind the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring blog, featured in the New York Times and MSN Money. She lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 073821423X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0738214238
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.63 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books; 1st edition (February 22, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #224,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It is a FABULOUS resource - **especially** if you are relatively new to cooking and eating gluten free -- or suffering from sticker shock at how much more it costs for much less food -- or less than successful with complicated GF recipes with ingredients you can't really pronounce, much less locate - or simply bored with your mainly meat & vegetables approach, craving a sandwich and some comfort food (or cookies you don't have to hoard like Midas!)
The cookbook just arrived today, and I've been reading it like a new novel - front to back for several hours - since it is peppered with "real-person friendly" tips, recommendations and reflections. She names names & discloses strategies & sources - like how to stock a GF kitchen (equipment & staples as well as "grocery list" items), which brands she prefers for which products (and where she finds the best deals), what freezes well, etc.
Most recipes include a "Shoestring Savings" box (for example, pie crust on a shoestring $1.25 per crust, purchased frozen $3.00; her dinner rolls: 27 cents vs. $1.87). The ones that don't are variations based on the basic recipe (i.e., buttermilk biscuits vs. sweet potato biscuits). She also discloses the difference between buying at a grocer, buying at a big box store in bulk & buying online (by source - and is BIG on Amazon, btw - read the book for why you might be too). She lets us know why, when & for which products she does what.
What I like BEST is that this is a *basics* cookbook - meaning that, just as with non-GF basics cookbooks (like that plaid one many of us know and referenced often before we gave up gluten), once you understand how to toss together a few of Hunn's GF recipes, all but cooking newbies will be able to vamp with aplomb: coming up with your own GF favorites and adapting non-GF dishes with a high likelihood of success on the first try.
My "mind's tongue" is fairly experienced (and I have tried/adapted a few of her online shares), so I am SURE that the recipes in this cookbook will be as good as she claims. I'll come back & adjust my review, if not - but don't hold your breath.
I know I will refer to it frequently - and I can't imagine you'd be sorry to have purchased it for your kitchen reference library either. Hope this helps you decide to do so!
Aware that my rave might read like I have an agenda - NOPE! The author & I have NO relationship. I'm simply thrilled I popped for the book.
(Madelyn Griffith-Haynie - ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
- ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder -
"It takes a village to transform a world!"
Previous to my reading of this book, I considered "Gluten Free" to be of such a category; EXTREME.
Since obtaining, reading, and cooking several recipes from this book, I have come to the surprising realization that "Gluten Free" is neither "extreme," nor, in any real way, difficult.
I have since made entire meals -- including delicious, baked desserts -- and then have had the fun of seeing the surprised looks on the faces of my guests when I told them that everything they just enjoyed was Gluten-Free!
One of the first positive results I have noticed in the few weeks during which I have now been Gluten-Free, is that my pain level from Osteoarthritis is reduced to nearly insignificant. On a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the most extreme pain, I am typically experiencing levels between 0 and 2.
This book is very "User Friendly." The recipes are clear, and easy. The ingredients are not things which would break your food budget.
I can't honestly think of any good reason why a cook or baker would not want this book. So....BUY IT!
recipe on page 44. Needless to say the results were amazing! I love her simple recipes that tackle the basics and essentials...highly reccomend this book!!
Top reviews from other countries
Found the ingredients very hard to access unless you have internet access. None of the Supermarkets have taken on board the need to stock the basic ingredients in the U.K.It is impossible to do your ingrediants shop as a one stop. The cost of sourcing ingredients is very expensive but not as expensive as buying the finished product if that is available.
I have already ordered the 2nd book in the series.