Friday, January 3, 2014

Review: You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free

You Won't Believe It's Gluten-Free!: 500 Delicious, Foolproof Recipes for Healthy Living 
A pioneer in gluten-free cooking, Roben Ryberg has worked with gluten-free flours for over 15 years. Now, in You Won’t Believe It’s Gluten-Free!, she vastly simplifies the challenges of this special diet-while perfecting the flavor of everyone’s favorite foods. Completely comprehensive, You Won’t Believe It’s Gluten-Free! offers 500 recipes for all kinds of breads and baked goods, plus easy appetizers, soups, entrees, and salads to win over any crowd. It also features desserts for special occasions-even wedding cakes! Unlike the standard use of three or more flour blends, these recipes often call for just one flour, and many recipes include corn, potato, rice, and oat flour variations. This is an essential cooking bible for anyone with Celiac disease, wheat allergy, IBS, or other gluten sensitivities.


This cookbook is a great choice for those who are gluten free, but who also have additional food sensitivities. Where possible, the author offers more than one version of a recipe- perhaps a corn based, a rice based, or potato based versions of the same recipe. That makes it easier for someone with a particular sensitivity to enjoy the same foods by using one of the alternatives.

The book doesn't have any photos, which I'm not a fan of because I like the visual aspect of great photographs, and I want to know what my recipe should look like when it's done. With a cookbook of this size, it wouldn't be easy to have photos accompany each recipe, but it would be nice to have a few. The only other critique I would have is that since there are variations on each recipe, there aren't really 500 different recipes to choose from.

Still, the book has a huge variety of recipes to choose from for every occasion, from appetizers to desserts. Some of the desserts can be a bit complicated, but most of the recipes are easy to follow, with great results.

I like the variety that this book offers, and I'm still planning on making the saltine crackers that I didn't get around to trying!

1 comment :

  1. This looks good to me. Often too many flour combos will deter me from trying a recipe, since I don't have all those available at all times. Thanks for the review.