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I tend to collect cookbooks. Every time I go to Barnes & Noble I walk by the bargin book table and frequently they have Gluten Free cookbooks these days. I have six cook books sitting on my cabinet right now. They all have lots of delicious looking pictures and interesting recipes. Surprisingly I have even been finding choices that are both gluten and dairy free. As soon as I have a chance to try them I will add reviews to this page.
ISBN #0738214620 Gluten Free in Five Minutes by Roben Ryberg
This cookbook has been a life saver. Before I bought this cookbook my daughter strongly favored yeast breads for sandwich bread or buns. This meant I had to plan for it hours ahead if I didn't have any in the freezer. I no longer have to worry if I have bread for school lunches the day before. My daughter likes the breads and tortilla. She says they are best fresh from the microwave, but are fine for lunch. Roben Ryberg has created a way that allows you to decide you want a wrap or sloppy joe and have the bread in 5 minutes. You just need a bowl, a measuring cup, a few simple ingredients and a microwave. When visiting family I have made up little packets of the dry ingredients and grab a single serve applesauce I just add an egg and oil to finish up. It is so much easier than taking bread along. Also if we don't use the packet it comes back home to use later. My daughter espcecially likes the hot dog bun as it wraps around the hot dog like a store bought bun does. This book will be perfect for her when she goes to college next year. Some of the recipes do have dairy, but the recipes that are GFCF make the book a good investment. Roben has graciously permitted me to post the Single Serve Hamburger Bun Recipe from her book.
ISBN #0615219098 The Gluten-Free Italian Cookbook by Mary Capone
Our family loves italian food especially my son who has been extremely supportive of his sister's diet and the fact that when we eat as a family we eat wheat and dairy free. When I saw this book I had to buy it. It says it is Gluten-Free but it gives you dairy free options for almost all of the recipes. I have only tried a few recipes as we have had a summer that is too hot for the oven. However I have a long list to try as soon as it cools down a little. So far everything we have tried has been excellent. Mary has graciously permitted me to post Mama Capone's Traditional Lasagna from her book.
ISBN #073821423X Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn
Nicole Hunn's website
This book is gluten free but virtually all of the recipes call for dairy. You have to have played around with recipes long enough to know what to substitute for the dairy products to make it work. Having said that the White Sandwich bread is amazing I just Substitute 1 cup soy milk and 1/2 cup almond milk for the milk and oil for the melted butter. The bread can be sliced and used for sandwiches, french toast etc. The book also begins with a nice section talking about how to reduce the cost of eating gluten free.
ISBN #1616080191 The Autism Cookbook: 101 Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes by Susan K. Delaine
This book is the first cookbook I bought after my daughter's doctor put us on a wheat and dairy free diet. It has a photo for every single recipe. Just seeing the photos of appetizing looking food was worth the cost of the book. It reassured me that yes there was still something we could eat. Susan uses a buckwheat in most of her recipes and although I really like buckwheat my kids are not that found of it. I mostly use this cookbook as a inspiration for creating my own recipes. It still has recipes I intend to try and when I'm feeling at a lost flipping through the pages inspires me.
ISBN #0312545525 Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients by Jeff Hertzberg, Zoe Francois and Mark Luinenburg
The authors website
One of my older girls loves bread and has Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and loves to use it to make bread in her dorm. I was excited to discover that their new book included a chapter of gluten free bread. The first time my older daughter was home when I made the olive oil bread, she said it actually tasted like bread so if she ever had to go gluten free like her sister she could survive. Strong praise for someone who says gluten is her favorite food. The authors give permission to post modified versions of their recipes. Here is one of our favorites Olive Oil Bread.
ISBN #1606521659 Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals by Silvana Nardone
I love this cookbook. It has some great pictures and a nice variety of recipes. If you go to Amazon they show a nice section of the book in their look inside feature. It includes one of our favorite recipes Sugar And Spice Donuts. Just be sure you oil the donut pan well or you get to eat donut crumbs instead of donuts. They taste great it just isn't the same experience.

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