The Ultimate Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Collection: Over 200 Delicious, Free-From Recipes for Every Occasion by Grace CheethamSince developing food allergies and ending up on a complicated diet it can be quite difficult sometimes to find recipes that cater for this and are interesting and aren’t just a repeat of the same four or so dishes. Therefore I was excited to give this recipe book a read to see what I might be able to give a go and try next.
The book itself is bright and colourful and I found the layout easy to follow. Measurements are given in a range of forms making it universal without relying on google converting skills. The pictures too make the food appetising and with over 200 recipes there is plenty of recipes on everything from breakfast, baking, lunches and weekday dinners and dinner part type courses- not to mention of course the most important thing, deserts! There was a lot of food for thought here too and I’ve come away with quite a lot of ideas of things to try.
My only main complaints of the book was that it while it advertises itself as gluten and dairy free the recipes instead said things such as ‘using a dairy free butter/milk’ etc and so therefore is just adaptions which could easily be made from any recipe book and not quite as inspiring on alternatives I had hoped. There is also a lack of vegetarian and vegan meals with many relying on meat, seafood, fish and eggs. However if this doesn’t bother you then this is a good recipe book to use for ideas.
Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Getting Started on a Gluten-free Diet
Resources for a Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Diet
It helps food maintain its shape by providing elasticity and moisture. It also allows bread to rise and provides a chewy texture 1. Although gluten is safe for most people, those with conditions like celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should avoid it to prevent adverse health effects 2. A select few whole grains contain gluten, while the rest are naturally gluten-free. Even gluten-free whole grains can be contaminated with gluten, especially if they are processed in the same facility as gluten-containing foods 3. For example, oats are often processed in facilities that also process wheat, which can lead to cross-contamination. For this reason, you should confirm that the oats you purchase are certified gluten-free 4.
Lactose intolerance is when someone has difficulty absorbing and digesting lactose, a type of sugar found in milk. Lactose intolerance is associated with undiagnosed coeliac disease and is usually temporary. Most people with coeliac disease do not have a problem with lactose intolerance once they have been following the gluten free diet for some time. Lactose is a sugar found in milk from humans, cows, sheep and goats. Cheese contains lactose but at a very low level. Lactose is not found in soya or rice milk. When people are first diagnosed with coeliac disease, the lining of the gut still has the damage caused by eating gluten which can mean that the body does not make enough lactase, the enzyme that is made does not work properly, or people may not be able to digest lactose.
Karen Bakies RD LD FAND
Last Updated on August 30, Many people go gluten-free and dairy-free to help manage chronic disease, food sensitivities, and inflammation. Both gluten and dairy are common allergens and and can cause issues in many people. But, what are the best ways to get started on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet? Gluten is a type of protein known as a prolamin found in the endosperm of grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Dairy can be found in a vast array of products, including milk, cream, yogurt, kefir, cheese, and butter. Eggs are not considered dairy foods, although they are often found in the dairy section of the grocery store.
Most individuals following a gluten-free diet can safely enjoy dairy. Gluten is a protein composite found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale a cross between wheat and rye. From a medical standpoint, a gluten-free diet is primarily used to treat celiac disease. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, it causes inflammation in their small intestines. The good news is that most dairy foods are naturally gluten-free!