150+Gluten Free Family Favorites Cookbook Review

150+Gluten Free Family Favorites Cookbook Review

Title: 150+ Gluten-Free Family Favorites: Delicious and Creative Recipes to Make a Gluten-Free Lifestyle Work
Author: Tamara Dillon and Bonnie Root
Published: September 4, 2018, Harvest House Publishers
No. of Pages: 224
Cover Price: $14.99 Spiral Bound, $14.99 Kindle

Celiac Disease affects millions of people, and going gluten-free is essential. There are also millions who go gluten free for other reasons. That’s why 150+ Gluten-Free Family Favorites: Delicious and Creative Recipes to Make a Gluten-Free Lifestyle Work by Bonnie Root and Tamara Dillon is a helpful, timely cookbook with dozens of good ideas and recipes to help with a gluten-free lifestyle.

The cookbook seems to be a family cookbook, and the recipes, while not difficult or fancy, will appeal to families who want to prepare down-to-earth food that can be enjoyed by everyone, whether they eat gluten-free or not. In fact, many of the recipes are just naturally gluten-free and don’t require any special ingredients. The cookbook includes information on commercial gluten-free flours that are available now at most larger grocery stores. It also has excellent explanations on cooking and baking gluten-free.

There are recipes for all meal courses: appetizers and dips, snacks, salads, main dishes, vegetables, breads, and desserts. Some favorites include Asian Broccoli Slaw, Oven Fried Parmesan Green Beans, and Decadent Mashed Potatoes. The recipes for Cinnamon Roll Cupcake Muffins and also Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Scones worked well and, unlike some gluten-free baked goods, were definitely edible. Main dishes like Oven-Roasted Barbeque Chicken Breasts (I adapted it to be made in my Instant Pot) and Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin were delicious, and the clam chowder recipe is delicious.

There is one very big negative: no photographs. Even though the cookbook is very well-written, has excellent recipes, and includes a large variety of choices for everyone, there is no excuse in these modern times to leave out photos. Cooks need to know what the finished product of dishes should look like. Most people would rather pay a little more for a good cookbook than have no pictures.

All told, this is an excellent cookbook. While the lack of photos is a big deal, the good recipes are worth purchasing this book.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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