Feb/Mar 2015

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Living Without's Favorite Books: Sweet and Simple

With uncomplicated recipes and mouthwatering photos, Chrystal Carver presents an amazing array of delicious goodies in her new cookbook, Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less! (Inkwater Press). Carver uses two basic flour blends—a hearty garbanzo-based blend and a lighter rice-based blend—to whip up cakes, cookies, pies, bread and bars. She makes gluten-free baking easier with practical tips, helpful techniques and dairy substitutions, too. From Chocolate Shortbread Tarts and Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes to Lemon Bread and Apple Crisp, this sweet little book deserves a spot on your kitchen bookshelf.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Sophisticated Treats

Delicious, naturally gluten-free baked goods take center stage in Williams-Sonoma’s Gluten-Free Baking (Weldon Owen) by gourmet chef Kristine Kidd, former food editor of Bon Appetit magazine and now one of our contributing chefs. Kidd’s elegant collection of recipes ranges from warm comfort foods, such as Gingerbread and Sauteed Peaches, to sublime desserts like Almond Cake with Lemon Curd (topped with clouds of whipped frosting). Your favorite baked goods—cookies and muffins, scones and meringues, cakes and pies, puddings and custards—are full of flavor, texture and lift without the gluten. Gorgeous photographs by Annabelle Breakey make this beautiful book suitable for your kitchen table or your coffee table.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Breaking Bread

What do many people on a gluten-free diet say they miss the most? Easy bread recipes that work. Problem solved. Great Gluten-Free Whole-Grain Bread Machine Recipes (Robert Rose) features 150 delicious recipes by best-selling duo Donna Washburn and Heather Butt. Rice-free breads, nut-free breads, fruit breads, veggie breads, cheese breads, dessert breads, flatbreads, sandwich breads—the list is long. This cookbook shows you how to use gluten-free whole-grain flours and your bread machine to produce an appetizing array of nutritious loaves. Slice and enjoy!   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Ready for Revolution

Do you choose to be gluten-free or are you driven by a medical diagnosis? No matter. Jax Peters Lowell’s The Gluten Free Revolution: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know about Losing the Wheat, Reclaiming Your Health, and Eating Happily Ever After (Holt) is a must read. Lowell, author of best-selling The Gluten Free Bible and one of our contributing writers, has lived with celiac disease for over 20 years. Her new book is an essential handbook for all those who avoid gluten, covering issues from grocery shopping and understanding labels to eating safely at home and away. It even contains recipes from celebrity chefs. Beautifully written with cheeky humor, this is a definitive resource.   More...