Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Book Review: Grain-Free Gourmet
I am trying to learn to live simply. Minimal belongings=more time for fun. The past few months I have been de-junking my home and trying to simplify. Some conflict has arisen as I look at the shelves of cook books I own. Many were gifts, some I purchased on vacation, many are stained and tattered, they all hold memories.....of food I can no longer eat.
Just when I am wondering what I will do with all of that shelf space I discover there are SCD cook books out there! Yahoo! I purchased this one from Amazon after a failed first attempt with another cook book (more on that another time) and feel like I hit the motherlode. This cook book is packed with beautiful pictures and great recipes, all SCD legal. I can't post any of the recipes due to copyright laws but I will share some of the names with you. Cinnamon Pecan muffins, Strawberry Shortcake, Apple Pancakes, Caramel Sauce, Seven Layer Lasagna, Stuffed Sweet Peppers....the list goes on. So far every recipe I have tried has been delicious and more than I expected. There are also recipes for the basics, tomato sauce, yogurt, barbeque sauce and dressings. If you are just starting on this diet I think this book would be a great place to get to know the great things you CAN eat. Kudos to authors Jodi Bager and Jenny Lass!
This is a picture of the Cinnamon Pecan Muffins I made and they were even better than they look.