Following any alternative diet can be tough — look to these books for some tips and ideas to make it easier
“The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking: 80 Low-Carb Recipes that Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss,” by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace (hardcover,Ten Speed Press, 2012, 216 pages, $30). By using nut and seed flours instead of starches, Reinhart and Wallace have crafted no-sacrifice, easy-to-bake recipes that revolutionize baking for special diets — and satisfy anyone’s craving for warm bread or decadent cake.
“Paleo Indulgences: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes to Satisfy Your Primal Cravings,” by Tammy Credicott (paperback,Victory Belt Publishing, Inc., 2012, 219 pages, $29.95). Whether you’re living a paleo, primal, or gluten-free lifestyle, or you simply want to take steps toward a healthier you, this book can help you curb cravings for daily treats without completely undoing your progress.
“Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People,” by Jennifer Cornbleet (paperback, Book Publishing Company, 2012, 200 pages, $19.95). In this newly revised edition of her no-cook classic, raw-food chef and instructor Cornbleet continues her mission to offer tasty meals, snacks and desserts made with basic kitchen equipment and everyday, fresh ingredients.
“Super Natural Every Day:Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen,” by Heidi Swanson (paperback, Ten Speed Press, 2011, 247 pages, $23.00). Focuses on a healthier, less-processed world of cooking using organic, nutrient-rich whole foods in a sumptuous collection of seductively flavored dishes that are simple enough to prepare for breakfast on the fly, a hearty brown bag lunch, or a weeknight dinner with friends.
“Fix-It and Forget-It Vegetarian Cookbook: 565 Delicious Slow-Cooker, Stove-Top, Oven, and Salad Recipes, plus 50 Suggested Menus” by Phyllis Pellman Good (paperback, Good Books, 2012, 284 pages, $15.95). Here’s the one go-to vegetarian cookbook that you need to make breakfasts and desserts, along with appetizers and snacks, pizzas and sandwiches — as well as main dishes. Your trusted companion, whether you are a committed vegetarian or wanting to add more meatless meals to your cooking and eating.
Books provided by the Stark County District Library. www.starklibrary.org