Look at the new cookbook in my kitchen! Vanessa Weisbrod, the Executive Editor of Delight Gluten-Free Magazine has packed 150 recipes into this wonderful cookbook. The Delight Gluten-Free Cookbook goes on sale very soon – but I got a sneak peak this week.
As luck would have it, I was prepping my menu for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. I worked three recipes from the cookbook into my holiday menu. I was also able to use a quick and simple recipe for the dinner the night before while I was prepping for the next day festivities.
Before I share the dishes I made – I wanted to talk about the cookbook in general. Vanessa Weisbrod did something I always LOVE in a cookbook. Before the recipes, she included a full chapter on what I would call, “Gluten-Free 101.” She writes about everything from food labeling to setting up a gluten-free kitchen. As I read through the introductory chapter, I was brought back to those first few moments wandering through the grocery store aisles after shopping for the first time since a celiac diagnoses was confirmed in our home. It was overwhelming. If I had this cookbook and read the first part – I would have been much more confident walking into the grocery store.
A cookbook like this would benefit any household starting the gluten-free life. So if you are looking for that first cookbook – or one to enhance your recipe repertoire The Delight Gluten-Free Cookbook is a perfect choice. And scroll to end to see how you can win your own copy.
So what dishes have I tried so far?
I have made four of the 150 recipes. Roasted Chickpeas were the start. They were a perfect addition to a rice and greens meal. Simple, quick, easy and delicious.
As part of a Rosh Hashanah luncheon gathering I made White Bean Artichoke Dip and a Sweet Potato, Apple & Brie Gratin Recipe. They were perfect for a holiday pot-luck. Both simple to make, unique enough that there wouldn’t be doubles and able to make the taste buds dance.
However, my big hit of the luncheon and the dinner the night before was the Lemon Poppy Seed Bread. I was looking for something that would diverge from my usual productions and preferably not chocolate. I was determined to find a good new dessert. One of my daughter’s is not a chocolate fan so I was wanted to find something new that might bring a big smile to her face.
Well, I found it! Lemon Poppy Seed Bread. Not only did it bring a smile to her face – but grownups and kids were vying for the last of the crumbs. It was such a success that it is going to onto the regular menu rotation.
Will I make more of the recipes even after I post this review?
You can bet on it! I plan the week’s meal plan early Saturday morning prior to the farmer’s market. I usually “tweak” the plan depending on what is available. I am currently eyeing the Curry Coconut Mashed Cauliflower, Black Bean, Mushroom & Pesto Burgers and possibly the Caramel Apple & Blueberry Streusel Cake.
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