Dec/Jan 2015

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Living Without's Favorite Books: Family Ties

Flip through Gluten-Free Family Favorites: The 75 Go-To Recipes You Need to Feed Kids and Adults All Day, Every Day (The Experiment) and find dozens of child-tested recipes that will make your mouth water. Authors Kelli and Peter Bronski take favorites to a new level of flavor, while making cooking a family event. From breakfast Sweet Potato Pancakes and Blueberry Mini Muffins to main meals like Quesadillas (make your own wraps) and Pigs in a Blanket, and even Monkey Bread for dessert, you’ll find a trove of foods your whole family will love.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Guide to Gluten Free

The well-respected Mayo Clinic has teamed with top-notch celiac expert Joseph A. Murray, MD, to produce Mayo Clinic Going Gluten-Free (Time Home Entertainment, Inc.), a medically reliable, highly readable book about gluten-free living. This important resource covers the newest research and best lifestyle strategies, as well as all conditions related to gluten. Gastroenterologist Murray brings years of expertise and deep understanding to the topic, providing insight into celiac, gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, wheat-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis, FODMAPs and even baker’s asthma. An essential survival guide for anyone who’s gluten-free—or thinking about it.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Decadent Delights

Cara Reed’s Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets (Page Street Publishing) will help you make fabulous gluten-free and vegan pastries and desserts. From simple to sublime, Reed’s cookies, brownies, donuts, muffins, scones, cupcakes, pastries, breads and cakes—all free of gluten, dairy and eggs—are lusciously photographed. These baked goods are decidedly delish and gorgeous to serve. Plus, there’s a bonus for those who are sensitive to food dyes and additives. Reed shows how to concoct your own all-natural food coloring and sprinkles for ultra-pure indulgence.   More...

Living Without's Favorite Books: Honest to Goodness

With simple elegance and a focus on healthy meals, Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious & Honest Recipes from a {Gluten-Free} Omnivore (Rodale) provides a wealth of flavorful recipes that will be enjoyed by everyone who can’t eat gluten and everyone who can. Author Erin Scott has an inspired and super-practical approach, creating nutritious meals that are delicious and simple to prepare using fresh, in-season foods that are free of processed products. Recipes combined with stunning photographs and entertaining stories make this book ultimately useable and eminently enjoyable.   More...

Allergens in Your Medicine

Subscribers Only — Medications are supposed to heal, not hurt—but they have the potential to be dangerous when they contain hidden food allergens. While the top eight allergens must be clearly labeled on food products, they don’t have to be specified on prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications if they’re in an inactive ingredient. And it’s often a frustrating exercise to track down the specific content of inactive ingredients.   More...