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Living Without's Favorite Books: Celebrate Pasta

Are you missing fresh pasta? Robin Asbell has you covered in Gluten-Free Pasta (Running Press.) This book is chock-full of everything you ever wanted to know about gluten-free noodles, including how to create authentic-tasting pasta from everyday veggies. Although Asbell delves into commercial brands (fresh and frozen, based on ingredient—rice, corn, buckwheat, quinoa), she presents convincing arguments for making your own homemade pasta. These tempting recipes are the book’s real treasure: spaetzel, gnocchi, lasagna, ravioli—and much more.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Easy Does It

Gluten-Free, Hassle Free (Demos Health, 2nd edition) by Marlisa Brown covers all aspects of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. A registered dietitian and chef, Brown gives you strategies to convert your favorite foods into gluten-free fare. The book includes shopping lists of safe foods, tips for entertaining, hints for kid-related events, instructions on reading labels and, of course, delicious and nutritious recipes (over 140 of them). A great resource for gluten-free newbies and old-timers alike.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Learning to Live Again

With gluten-free hitting mainstream, it’s tempting to think that every celiac diagnosis now comes lickety-split. Unfortunately, that often doesn’t happen. Actor Jennifer Esposito details her arduous journey to health in Jennifer’s Way (Da Capo Press). This is a story of hope. A young woman courageously slogs through years of mysterious, debilitating ailments (including paralyzing anxiety) before discovering she has celiac disease, a diagnosis that radically changes the direction of her life. This book is a page-turner. Esposito, an inspiration.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: No-Fuss Paleo

Quick and Easy Paleo Comfort Foods (Harlequin) by Julie and Charles Mayfield features 100-plus gluten-free recipes and 30-minute meal ideas. All recipes contain Paleo-friendly ingredients—proteins, healthy fats, fresh fruits and vegetables. Nothing exotic. You’ll have almost everything you need in your pantry. The Mayfields show you how to make tasty dishes that are heavy with nutrients but light on the stress. This is fuss-free gluten-free.   More...