Sunday, March 11, 2012

{Paleo 101 Books} The Healthy Gluten Free Life by Tammy Credicott

The 3rd resource I want to share with you in this series of some of my favorite Paleo books is "The Healthy Gluten-Free Life" by Tammy Credicott. This book is more geared towards gluten free recipes, but many of the main dishes and vegetable dishes are also paleo-friendly!

At the beginning of the book Tammy shares her favorite tips for baking gluten free. One thing I enjoyed about the book is that Tammy prefers using "whole grain" flours (as I do) in her baking! She has great explanations of different gluten free flours, sugars (such as agave nectar, maple syrup, etc...), and special gluten free ingredients like xanthan gum or guar gum.

My favorite part of the book is the picture recipe index in the back of the book. You can look at a small thumbprint of each recipe and see which one you would like to make! I also love that there are so many paleo-friendly recipes in this cookbook. Nearly all of the main dish recipes and vegetable recipes are safe for a lower carbohydrate, paleo type diet. The options with this cookbook are virtually endless.

The recipes in the book are also dairy free and egg free -- excellent added bonuses for those with multiple food allergies or intolerances. The book is also listed as soy free, however several recipes do list soy sauce as ingredient with the option of using 'coconut aminos' in place of  the soy sauce. I mention this becuase where I live coconut aminos aren't very easy to find and I haven't been able to find a good replacement for soy-free/wheat-free soy sauce.

Be aware this book, as with many other cookbooks published by Victory Belt, are really large heavy books. They are beautiful, with full-color photos and great photography, but they are rather hard to carry around the kitchen. If you like e-books and e-cookbooks, buying the digital version might be a better option, especially if you have arthritis or other joint/inflammatory issues.

Additional Reviews of "The Healthy Gluten Free Life" by Tammy Credicott:

GLG Disclosure: Victory Belt Publishing provided me with with a copy of this book for review, if I chose to do so. This is not a sponsored post and I did not receive compensation. The opinions in this post are completely my own.
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