Oct/Nov 2014

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Living Without's Favorite Books: Quick Artisan Breads

Of course you can’t bake artisan bread—boules, baguettes, ciabattas, pitas and such—in five minutes. But in Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (Thomas Dunne Books), Jeff Hertzberg, MD, and Zoë François share their timesaving tips. The secret is preparing and refrigerating a batch of high-moisture dough, taking what you need for a recipe, letting it rest, prepping it (shaping the loaf and getting it into the oven—this is where your five minutes is counted) and baking it. No kneading, no proofing, no punching down.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: On Your Plate

It’s hard to reconcile that there are over 1 billion overweight people and 1 billion hungry people in the world. These 2 billion people face the same problem: poor nutrition partially due to agricultural systems pushing for cheaper-to-produce, cheaper-to-buy, nutrient-depleted foods, says Ellen Gustafson, a sustainable food systems activist who lectures around the world on global food issues. The answer is, perhaps, on your dinner plate. In We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World (Rodale), Gustafson examines the impact of our eating choices and offers ways to change our food system, one meal at a time. A fascinating read for anyone interested in food and health.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: GF Thrive!

Gluten Free & More’s food editor Beth Hillson has been living—and thriving—with celiac disease for nearly 40 years. She shares the secrets of success and so much more in her new book, The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten Free: Everything You Need to Know to Go from Surviving to Thriving (Da Capo Lifelong). Hillson—a professional chef and founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, one of the first gluten-free food companies—covers a lot of ground, including critical information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet, shopping and cooking gluten-free, and dealing with family issues, working, socializing, dating and traveling.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Beyond Broccoli

While we all know that broccoli is good for you, it is just one member in a large family of healthy vegetables. Brassicas—or crucifers as they’re sometimes called—include broccoli, kale, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, mustard greens, cresses, radishes, turnips, rutabagas, bok choy and a basketful of others. In Brassicas: Cooking the World’s Healthiest Vegetables (Ten Speed Press), Laura Russell pinpoints the nutritional value of each vegetable and introduces fabulous recipes, from soups and salads to entrees. These veggies are chock full of vitamins, minerals, anti-inflammatory agents and sulfur-rich phytonutrients that aid in cancer prevention.   More...