The Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Kitchen: 150 Delicious Dishes for Every Meal, Every Day

Denise Jardine
The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen: 150 Delicious Dishes for Every Meal, Every Day
2012. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA

Hooray! People with food sensitivities and health issues are really and truly being recognized by the food industry! Instead of spending hours in the supermarket aisle scanning ingredients, shoppers are increasingly finding whole sections of their local markets devoted to gluten-free and dairy-free products, as well as other allergy specific items. Walking into a favorite restaurant no longer causes anxiety for many people, as an increasing number of dining establishments now offer allergy-free specific menus.

News for the home cook is even brighter! Cookbooks, blogs and magazines are now abundant for food-sensitive eaters. One of the best: The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen, a fantastic cookbook featuring 150 recipes so delicious and healthful they can be shared with the whole family. A nutrition educator (with both gluten and dairy-intolerance), Denise Jardine’s extensive culinary training inspires her healthy and wholesome recipes that give up the dairy and gluten, but not favorite foods and flavors. From Coconut Ice Cream to Classic French Toast to Rustic Mushroom Pizza, none of the recipes contain dairy in any form (including casein, lactose or milk proteins), wheat or gluten. There is also a coding system at the top of each recipe for those with multiple allergies, and all the recipe use ingredients commonly found in the supermarket. The Basics section includes a master gluten-free flour mix and nut milk recipes. Included, too, is a wealth of information on calcium, food labeling and intolerances. A whole section on vegetarian and companion dishes features yummy Mushroom Kale Lasagna and Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, perfect for vegetarians, or for any others simply wanting to reduce the amount of animal proteins in their diets. And try the Pumpkin Cheesecake and Spicy Ginger Cookies if you want to get your winter bake on!