Aug/Sep 2014

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Living Without's Favorite Books: An Essential Guide

Gluten Freedom (Turner Publishing Company) by Alessio Fasano, MD, provides the latest about celiac testing, research and potential treatments, as well as up-to-date information on the growing spectrum of gluten-related disorders and their implications. Medical expert Fasano, a rock star in the gluten-free community, shares the history of celiac research as it has progressed in the United States. This is told from the insider’s perspective—he is a key player. An appealing aspect of this book is Fasano’s own willingness to change his mind and grow, gleaning insight from research “failures” that ultimately opened doors to medical advances. A fascinating, must-read book.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Simple Shortcuts

After author Jennifer Fugo was diagnosed with sensitivities to gluten, casein, eggs and other foods, she got sticker shock every time she went to the grocery store. Then her husband lost his job, reducing the family to living just above the poverty line. All this prompted Fugo to pen The Savvy Gluten-Free Shopper: How to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank (Ignite Press). With an emphasis on healthy foods, she shares her hard-won lessons—tips on meal planning, stocking a gluten-free pantry, shopping wisely and reducing food waste, as well as recipes (make your own almond milk, whip up a quick soup). This book is for all who want to live well—and well within budget—on a special diet.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Food As Medicine

For restorative gluten-free, grain-free recipes, turn to Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great (Victory Belt). Walker, who was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in her 20s, regained her health by dramatically changing her diet. In this cookbook, she covers everything from easy fruit strips for finicky youngsters to delectable layer cakes for special celebrations—all without grains, gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Gorgeous photographs of recipes show you what to expect. A kid’s section features amusing, wholesome dishes that children will love.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Basics Made Beautiful

How do you make a white sauce? What’s the secret to a flaky gluten-free pie crust? Trained chef Amy Fothergill details this information and much more in The Warm Kitchen: Gluten-Free Recipes Anyone Can Make and Everyone Will Love (The Family Chef). Over 150 recipes of family-friendly and company-worthy dishes (with dairy-free and egg-free substitutions) are a treasure trove for any cook looking to use simple, whole ingredients in healthy, delicious ways. Beautifully photographed step-by-step instructions are a delight for gluten-free newbies.   More...