[This review was written by NFCA intern Rachel Fox.]
Many of you already know and enjoy Cooking Light magazine, with articles ranging from entertaining tips to healthy dinner ideas. Now, the editors have put together a cookbook filled with delicious recipes that exemplify the magazine’s best food qualities…all in gluten-free form.
The Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook offers more than 150 recipes for the gluten-free diet. The book recommends how to stock a gluten-free kitchen, what’s okay to eat and what to avoid, what exactly is gluten, shopping, baking, and tips to use the book itself. With all these helpful guides, the book is simple and easy to understand and very useful to any gluten-free foodie.
As I searched the table on contents, I came across a tantalizing picture of a pasta dish titled “Pasta Carbonara Florentine.” I have never cooked a specialty gluten-free dinner, but I imagined it would be somewhat easier than baking gluten-free. So, I stopped off at my local grocery store and picked up the ingredients I needed, including gluten-free pasta. The recipe was easy to follow and even provided nutritional values for the dish. My mother, father and a friend all sampled the gluten-free pasta dish after I made it, and they seemed to thoroughly enjoy each bite.
“Simple food solutions for everyday meals” really does say it all about this book. With tempting photos on almost every page and effortless recipes to follow, this book is the full package for a gluten-free kitchen.