In that case, I'd suggest you look at the Paleo Diet or Paleo eating plans. Check out Mark Sisson's blog at: www.marksdailyapple.com/ and look for the reader cookbook under Freebies. I also like the recipes at: paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-diet-re ci pes/ and while both sites do have books to sell, the free recipes and info is ample for anyone to explore eating Paleo-style as a GF option.
I myself have been following a Paleo eating plan for the last 2 years. I've seen health improvements on a number of levels. Paleo is grain-free and dairy-free and I find it much easier to follow than the standard Celiac diet.
Frankly, after discovering I was gluten intolerant and dairy intolerant, I found that trying to duplicate the 'old' lifestyle by substituting GFCF processed foods was completely unsatisfactory as well as expensive. By shifting to Paleo I adopted a 'real foods' diet and sidestep all the issues surrounding cross-contamination. There's a whole world of great food out there that doesn't come in a can or a box.
So get un-depressed there are lots of tasty options out there!
Thanks for the cookbook recommendation. My problem, in addition to all the other restrictions, is reduced sodium and reduced sugar as well. I'm down to a handful of things to eat, and pretty depressed about it
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Thanks, guys, I finally went to the store and it is amazing the things I can find if I LOOK for them! Bisquick has a gluten free biscuit/pancake mix and there are dozens of cake and brownie mixes---I hope they are good! I will try them! I ordered the cookbooks, Green, because I do like to cook myself! and about your user name, I love to figure out user names and vanity plates on cars! One of my favorites was on a silver pickup truck: HIOAG
Frankly, I don't do well with most grains or with casein. I eat a Paleo diet (GFCF)
My favorite cookbooks: The Healthy Gluten Free life by Tammi Credicott (new) which is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and egg-free, and Primal Blueprint Quick and Easy Meals by Mark Sisson.
Tammi's book has family friendly recipes and some dandy recipes for things like bread, english muffins and pizza. About 1/3 of her recipes are Paleo. Sisson's book has Paleo meals to fix in 30 minutes or less.
I'm comfortable recommending both books to anyone. Both are available at Amazon in both Kindle and print versions.
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I'm also looking for a good -gluten free cookbook. I've seen some that are gluten-free, but not healthy recipes. I'm looking for healthy gluten-free and sugar free. Thanks for your suggestions!
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I have 3 favorite cook books, Bette Hageman(she has a bunch) Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts everything I have made in her book I love Roben Ryberg has a lot of good cookbooks also.
I use a lot of recipes from a normal cookbook and just replace it with an all purpose GF flour. Until I discovered King Arthur's pancake mix I made my own pancakes using the basic recipe from Betty Crocker.
Check out the Spark recipe forum. There are lots of great recipes there. The things I have tried from there only 2 did I have to throw out they were so bad.
Do a search for gluten free recipes. You well find a lot is there now. My favorite cook books are by Carol Fenster. She was the one who introduced a lot of the alternative flours over the standard (yucky) rice, tapioca, potato starch ones that came in early days of Gluten free recipes. 1000 Gluten Free Recipes by Carol Fenster is amazing.
I'm new at gf and was wondering if anyone could steer me towards some recipes for pancakes, biscuits, or a good cookbook; I'm planning on camping this summer and want to stock my little motor home with good-for-us stuff!!!!
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