When I saw this book I knew I had to get it. The simple, yet elegant book cover photo and text caught my attention. “More than 150 delectable allergen-free recipes” without gluten and other allergens was right up my dietary alley. Living gluten-free for the past few years hasn’t been nearly as difficult as I had at first worried it might be, yet I’m always looking for new recipes to add to my meal planning. This book looked promising and I wasn’t disappointed.
Not only does Pure Delicious include gluten-free recipes, it’s chock full of healthy recipes that cater to just about every imaginable special dietary need. Whether you’re allergic or sensitive to eggs, wheat, dairy, soy, nuts, shellfish or cane sugar, you’ll find a recipe here. Judging from the Introduction and Chapter 1 (Our Story of Transformation) the author has written this book from experience. On pages 16 – 17, Ms. Christo knowledgably discusses the difference between food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities – this is important when it comes to the foods we eat.
The recipes are certainly doable. They include ingredients that most people either already have in their kitchen, or are readily available at any local grocery store. There are no crazy, rare ingredients to run around searching for. The accompanying photos alongside each recipe are gorgeous and mouth-watering.
Pure Delicious contains six comprehensive chapters:
- Our Story of Transformation
- The Food Elimination Diet
- A Kitchen That Supports You
- Helping Kids Transition
- Eating Out
- Eight Weeks To A Normal Life
And ten fantastic recipe categories:
- Soups and Chilis
- Baked Goods
- Pizza and Burgers
There is so much garbage in our food nowadays, but many people still don’t realize this could literally be making us sick. Taking control of the food we eat is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and books like this are a welcome addition to any family cookbook collection.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton
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