Over the last decade, a vegan diet has become a more mainstream choice; food allergies have been increasing at alarming rates; and celiac disease is on everyone’s radar. When owner Jennifer Katzinger opened The Flying Apron Bakery in 2002, she wanted to accommodate more people, as well as use healthier ingredients so she eliminated gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and wheat. The mouthwatering result? Cakes and muffins with a tender crumb, cookies with a chewy bite, frosting that’s light yet satisfyingly sweet, and pastry that flakes at the touch of a fork. In Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free and Vegan Baking Book, Katzinger shares the delicious secrets of her sweet and savory recipes. Bake yummy pastries like Blueberry Cinnamon Scones and Lemon Poppy Seed muffins, or whip up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies, or Cardamom Spice Cupcakes. In more than 80 recipes, Katzinger offers satisfying treats, whether you’re transitioning to a vegan or gluten-free diet, or simply wanting to indulge a sweet tooth using healthier ingredients.
Donald Gazzaniga, diagnosed with congestive heart failure, was headed for a heart transplant. Urged by his doctor to keep his sodium intake “under 1,500 to 2,000 milligrams a day,” Don headed for the kitchen and went to work devising recipes for delicious low-sodium dishes that added up to less than 500 milligrams daily. The results? Don’s name has been removed from the transplant list, and Don shared his recipes with the world in The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Cookbook.
Readers of that first book have kept in touch with Don via his Web site, and have written him letters asking for more. What they most often ask for is a book with more bread recipes, more recipes for cakes and cookies and muffins and tea breads, more of all those great baked things–in short, for the book you now hold in your hands. Don teamed up with his daughter, professional nutritionist Dr. Jeannie Gazzaniga Moloo, to fill The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Baking Book with recipes that are as healthy and delicious as possible. As in the previous book, they tell you just how much sodium is in each ingredient. They provide satisfactory substitutes for flavorings that patients with congestive heart failure and high blood pressure shouldn’t have. All easy to make and delicious to eat. Go for it!
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Gluten-free breads, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes are everywhere-and many of them actually taste good these days. A sigh of relief-a big sigh-comes, and then…a scream, because, oh, what’s this? Those cookies have how many calories? In his new book, Cooking Light Gluten-Free Baking, author Robert Landolphi (The Gluten-Free Chef), offers a delicious antidote. This book is for the gluten-free baker who is longing for heavenly baked items that will be enjoyable for everyone, and still provide healthy, nutritious choices without sabotaging anyone’s diet. With more than 150 from-scratch recipes (no premade mixes here) covering a range of baked goods-pancakes, cookies, muffins, biscuits, quick breads, cobblers, pizza crusts, and much more. You’ll also find a helpful getting-started section filled with advice, tips on converting traditional recipes into tasty gluten-free treats, a conversion chart for replacing cow’s-milk ingredients with lactose-free options, and hundreds of other tips to ensure success in a gluten-free kitchen. Muffins, Waffles, Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Quick Breads, and More
Cooking Light Gluten-Free Baking is an easy how-to guide, handy for the novice as well as the well-trained gluten-free baker. It includes a glossary detailing each of the gluten-free flours, as well as a tutorial on how to convert any wheat-based recipe to a gluten-free version by blending the right flours and starches.
Due to the high incidence of lactose intolerance among individuals with gluten intolerance and celiac disease, there’s a conversion chart with suggestions for removing cow’s-milk ingredients and replacing them with nutrient-dense, calcium-filled, and reduced-fat dairy-free substitutions.
150 healthy from-scratch gluten-free recipes-no premade mixes here.
Techniques throughout share how-to information about preparing these baked goods, which often quite different than standard, gluten-containing baked goods whether in texture, how you have to handle the doughs/batters, etc.
Baking Tips offer readers insight into how to achieve the tastiest results when baking with gluten-free ingredients.
More than 200 full-color photos including finished dish shots, ingredients, and step-by-step techniques.