Oct/Nov 2011

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Living Without's Favorite Books: Hands On

Cooking instructor Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer uses her kitchen and gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) recipes to connect and communicate with her son who has autism. The cooking experience also helps him grow developmentally. Now Kaplan-Mayer shares her techniques in The Kitchen Classroom, 32 Visual GFCF Recipes to Boost Development Skills (Woodbine House). This is more than a special-diet cookbook. It’s a step-by-step instruction manual for using kid-favorite recipes to have fun with your special-needs child while teaching essential skills. Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and treats are rated for ease of preparation and include symbols for targeted skill sets each project will enhance.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: No More White Sugar

Want to nix refined sugar from your gluten-free diet? Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free, 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less (Ulysses Press) can help. This book by Amy Green, an extension of her simplysugarandglutenfree.com blog, was inspired by the author’s own struggle with health and weight problems caused by hard-to-control cravings for white sugar and flour.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Life’s Too Short

Why go without cookies? Gluten-Free Cookies, 50 Recipes for Cookies You Crave (Sellers Publishing) is Luane Kohn\ke’s delicious tribute to our favorite treats. Gorgeous photographs by Stacey Cramp had us salivating at the start. If you tolerate eggs and nuts, this book is certain to delight. Kohnke covers cookies from the simple to the sublime, with wedding cookies and meringues, bars and squares in between. Recipes are well organized and easily accomplished.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Special-Diet Fare

If you’re gluten free and vegetarian, your list of go-to dishes may sometimes fall short. Stuck in a food rut? Let cookbook author Carol Fenster introduce more gluten-free, vegetarian variety into your kitchen. Fenster, a well-respected name in the world of special diets, has spent years creating successful recipes for people with food allergies, celiac disease, autism and other medical conditions related to food.   More...