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Hundreds of delicious, easy, and nutritious recipes and menus for the home cook—all without wheat or gluten
The millions of people who avoid wheat and gluten due to celiac disease, allergies, or intolerance—or simply to improve their health—know how difficult creating balanced, tasty meals can be. Gluten is found not just in bread, pasta, and cereal, but in unexpected items like cream soups, sauces, and condiments. Preparing a simple, homemade meal without gluten-based products can seem daunting. Carol Fenster, Ph.D., has been using her expert knowledge and cooking know-how to keep herself and her gluten-free family happy and healthy for over ten years. In Wheat-Free Recipes and Menus, Fenster shares her years of experience, explaining how to incorporate new ingredients into down-home, easy to prepare meals, free of wheat but full of taste. Employing easy-to-find substitutes for gluten-based ingredients, Dr. Fenster’s meals are rich and flavorful without relying on excess fat and salt. Recipes range from simple snacks to elaborate dinners, and include gluten-free recipes for favorites like breads, pizza, dumplings, and all kinds of baked goods.
Avoiding wheat and gluten no longer means resigning to dietary boredom or risking an unhealthy diet. Dr. Fenster's recipes emphasize fresh, wholesome ingredients and clear instructions that make for fail-proof preparation of mouthwatering, gluten-free meals.
“Carol Fenster, Ph.D., is a recognized expert regarding the gluten-free diet. Once again she has written an outstanding cookbook and guide for patients with celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis and for others who elect to follow the healthy, gluten-free lifestyle.”—Cynthia S. Rudert, M.D., FACP, medical adviser for the Celiac Disease Foundation and the Gluten Intolerance Group, and medical director for the Gluten Sensitive Support Group of Atlanta
Hundreds of tasty, nutritious recipes and menus without wheat or gluten.
Who must avoid wheat? People with celiac disease, who are unable to tolerate wheat, and people with food allergies-all in all, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of Americans. Wheat and wheat products are present in some form in almost every processed food product-not just bread, cereal, pasta, and other flour-based products, but also such unexpected items as licorice, cream soups, sauces, condiments, and even some medicines. Managing to eat a healthful diet that completely eliminates this nearly ubiquitous grain can be a real challenge. Written by a leader in the field of cooking for people with food sensitivities, Wheat-Free Recipes makes it possible to enjoy all of your favorite foods without wheat or gluten, including breads, pancakes, waffles, muffins, biscuits, cookies, cakes, casseroles-even pizza.
Having a wheat sensitivity no longer means resigning yourself to dietary boredom or settling for foods with unhealthful levels of fat or salt in an attempt to make up for missing flavor. Dr. Fenster's recipes emphasize fresh, wholesome ingredients and simple, clear instructions that make for easy, fail-proof preparation of mouthwatering meals.
About the Author
Carol Fenster, Ph.D., the founder of Savory Palate, Inc., a resource for people with food allergies, celiac disease, autism, and other medical conditions that require a special diet, has written five special-diet cookbooks. She regularly appears on the Health Network's Food for Life cooking show and has been featured in Woman's World, Natural Health, and Vegetarian Times.
Robert S. Ivker, D.O., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine and a clinical instructor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, and past president of the American Holistic Medical Association.