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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook

The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook

The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook

  • Author: Annalise G. Roberts & Claudia Pillow
  • Paperback: 299 pages
  • Publisher: Surry Books (2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1-57284-105-5
  • SMRP: $18.95

Because of possible tie-ins between gluten and health, I chose to review The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook. Its subtitle is The Delicious Way to Strengthen Your Immune System and Neutralize Inflammation.

I myself have had several gluten-free store bought products. The cereals, breads, and pasta I have sampled wouldn’t win any cooking contests. They taste different because their flavor and texture is different. Maybe some gluten-free home cooking ideas could improve the situation.

Foreword: ALERT – 30 million people in the U. S. A. suffer from gluten intolerance.

Introduction: WARNING – The medical profession treats symptoms not underlying causes.

The Short List (Chapters 1-4) is Understanding the Gluten-Free Good Health Diet. Some bits of information I found of interest include:

  • 2 out of 3 adults and 1 in 6 kids are obese.
  • Half of our calories come from refined wheat and sugars.
  • Diet, hormones, and stress trigger inflammation.
  • Artificial sweeteners affect hormonal levels and ineffective calorie burning.

Recipe Interlude (Chapters 5-9) included sauces and gravies; soups, chowders, chilis; vegetables and side dishes; grains; and fish and seafood. Its tips on Creating Your Own Convenience Foods were simple, economical, and time saving. I appreciated the section roasting, grilling, steaming and sauteing vegetables and recipe ideas for butternut squash gratin tomato, mozzarella, and grilled red onion salad. It linked chronic inflammation to grain and suggested getting fiber from vegetables, fruits and nuts, and whole grains. I even decided to try the recipe for Basic Roasted Fish Fillet.

Poultry and Meat Interlude (chapters 10-12) helped me understand terminology like grass vs grain-fed, organic, natural, and free range. I plan to try the recipes for chicken parmesan, turkey cutlet scaloppini, slow-braised pulled pork, strawberries drizzled with chocolate, caramelized grilled pineapple similar to ones I currently make.

Appendix A: Why Is Wheat Unhealthy? It contains gluten and can spike the body’s insulin.

Appendix B: Food Sensitivity–Problems include allergy, intolerance, both celiac and non-celiac genetic autoimmune disease.

Appendix C: How Does Gluten Sensitivity Increase Your Risk for Obesity? It changes blood cells.

Appendix D: Understanding Your Immune System: Diet, physical activity, toxins and stress, and genetics all affect it.

Appendix E: Understanding pH: Acidity (which can be neutralized by fresh lemon juice) causes medical problems.

Appendix F: Gluten-Free Baking: author tells about legal non-gluten all-purpose flour and bread flower, measurement, purchase and storage.

I recommend anyone concerned about a gluten diet consider reading this book. Its 140 recipes cover an entire meal course by course. Alas, The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook has no pictures! Personally, I appreciate color visuals in cookbooks. Its material explaining how to improve health and energy is understandable if somewhat repetitious. Its sauces and gravies section as a cornerstone to good menus excels.

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39 Comments on “REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – The Gluten-Free Good Health Cookbook”

  1. #1 julie
    on Jan 10th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I have to eat gluten free, I have celiacs

  2. #2 julie
    on Jan 10th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I subscribed via google reader

  3. #3 julie
    on Jan 10th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I followed on twitter 1
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    on Jan 10th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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  5. #5 Nancy
    on Jan 11th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Some friends of our family require gluten free foods.

  6. #6 mrsshukra
    on Jan 12th, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I believe I probably need to make the change!

  7. #7 mrsshukra
    on Jan 12th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    RSS subscriber

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    on Jan 12th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Twitter follower – same name

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    on Jan 12th, 2012 at 2:51 am

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    on Jan 12th, 2012 at 2:52 am
  11. #11 Marci
    on Jan 14th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    My best friend does.

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    on Jan 14th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

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    on Jan 14th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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  15. #15 pmj
    on Jan 15th, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I think I should be eating gluten free.

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    on Jan 15th, 2012 at 2:12 am

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  19. #19 Lorrie (pinklady705)
    on Jan 15th, 2012 at 6:35 am

    My sister has to be on a gluten free diet and I have been trying to eat gluten free. I sure could use some help with recipes though.

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    on Jan 15th, 2012 at 6:36 am

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  27. #27 Cheryl Lund
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 4:03 am

    I am trying to get my son on a healthier diet and it is suggested to start eating more gluten free foods as he has facial acne and I think healthier eating will help with his acne.

  28. #28 Cheryl Lund
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 4:03 am

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  29. #29 Cheryl Lund
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  33. #33 Pat.
    on Jan 18th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Diet may help. Another biggie isfrequent thorough cleansing to remove the oils that clog the pores. OTC and rx’s can help. If the problem persists, a dermatologist can best advise.

  34. #34 Eileen
    on Jan 19th, 2012 at 2:55 am

    I have had issues with gluten sensitivity but I have a son in law who gets VERY ill with gluten. He lost over 30 lbs last year from really just avoiding every food when was in so much pain. Doctors could not find the cause but after switching to gluten free, he got better. So test results are not always right with celiac/gluten sensitivity. Sometimes it takes trial and error. Nathan and my daughter would love this cook book and I also would love to find the recipes to use when they come to visit.

    thanks!

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  39. #39 Sarah
    on Jan 19th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    My husband and I are gluten free!