Read itApr/May 2012 Issue

Living Without's Favorite Books: Pure Pantry

Elizabeth Kaplan’s foray into cooking with wholesome, nutrient-dense foods was prompted when her 6-year-old son suffered a grand mal seizure. Ultimately, he was diagnosed with a list of food allergies and celiac disease. Today, Kaplan is founder of The Pure Pantry, a gluten-free baking mix company, and author of Fresh from Elizabeth's Kitchen, Gluten-Free & Allergy-Free Recipes for Healthy, Delicious Meals (Pennington Press). This cookbook provides delicious gluten-free recipes (many with dairy-free, eggfree and soy-free substitutions) that incorporate wholesome flours, fresh ingredients and reduced sugars. Recipes are simple yet elegant with gorgeous photos for guidance. Kaplan also shares the recipe for her popular gluten-free flour blend, ensuring extra nutrients along with baking success.