Authors: Leslie Cerier,Kathie Swift Ms Rd
Tags: #Cooking, #Vegan Cooking, #Vegetarian, #Vegetarian & Vegan, #Vegetarian Cooking, #Gluten-Free Diet, #Low-Fat Diet, #Milk-Free Diet
“Millions suffer needlessly by not knowing that their chronic illnesses, digestive problems, headaches, autoimmune diseases, joint pain, weight gain, depression, fatigue, and more are caused by a staple in our diet: a pesky protein called gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye. Leslie Cerier's new cookbook opens a world of food wonders and delights, making gluten-free eating an inviting celebration of flavors, textures, and colors. The side effect is weight loss, energy, and, for many, relief of serious chronic illnesses. For anyone who wants to celebrate food while getting healthy and living lightly on the planet, this cookbook is your guide.”
âMark Hyman, MD, author of
UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook
is a fantastic, easy-to-follow cookbook that will open up worlds of healthy eating pleasure.”
âChristiane Northrup, MD, author of
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
“This is an excellent resource for those interested in gluten-free cooking. In fact, friends and family members will enjoy the recipes, as well.”
âAnnemarie Colbin, Ph.D., founder and CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and author of
The Whole-Food Guide to Strong Bones
“If you think being gluten-free means eating a diet of white rice and starches, think again. Leslie Cerier's innovative recipes show us just how broad, delicious, and healthy this regimen can be. “
âBeth Hillson, founder of Gluten-Free Pantry and food editor for
“With our health and the health of our planet in mind, Cerier has successfully created exquisite culinary sensations using grains, exotic rices, fruits, and vegetables.”
âTina Turbin, contributing writer for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, Awareness Magazine, and other publications
“These wonderfully tasty recipes make it so much easier to get the daily requirements of whole grains that are so important to our gluten-free diet. Cerier offers a tantalizing array of main courses, breakfasts, sides, and sweets that are supremely satisfying. Every gluten-free kitchen needs a copy of this book.”
âCarol Fenster, president and founder of Savory Palate, Inc., and author of
1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes
“In her inimitable style, Cerier presents a wealth of seasonal recipes for the gluten-free cook that are as flexible as they are healthy and delicious. No one will feel deprived with such luscious dishes as hearty greens and tofu in tahini sauce or banana buckwheat pancakes with pecans. Best of all, these recipes aren't only for those with dietary restrictions: a wealth of ideas await anyone who loves fresh produce and whole grains in creative combinations.”
âNava Atlas, author of
Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons
“The perfect primer for getting acquainted with a wide range of lesser- known whole grains, whether you're following a gluten-free diet or not. The general information on how to cook grains to control texture and taste is invaluable, and the many recipes are creative and original.”
âCynthia Harriman, director of food and nutrition strategies for the Whole Grains Council and its parent organization, Oldways
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Copyright © 2010 by Leslie Cerier
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
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Cover design by Amy Shoup
Text design by Michele Waters-Kermes
Acquired by Jess O’Brien
Edited by Jasmine Star
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Epub ISBN: 978-1-60882-074-0
The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as:
Gluten-free recipes for the conscious cook : a seasonal, vegetarian cookbook /
Leslie Cerier ; foreword by Kathie Madonna Swift.
1. Gluten-free diet--Recipes. 2. Vegetarian cookery. I. Title.
This book is dedicated to my daughters, Emily and Michelle. May you always cook from your hearts and eat what you love.
Thanks to my loving family: to my mother, Paula, for encouraging my creativity and supporting me in thinking outside the box; to both of my daughters, Michelle and Emily, for their wisdom and grace and for being such great eaters.
Thanks to Lisa Ekus, my wonderful agent, for connecting me with the folks at New Harbinger. And at New Harbinger, thanks to Jess Beebe and copy editor Jasmine Star for their attention to detail and insightful editing, enabling me to make this book the best it could be; to Jess O’Brien for his positive energy; and to Wendy Millstine for her confidence and support while I was developing this cookbook proposal. Thanks also go to Kathie Swift, for an uplifting foreword; to Dr. Anna Abele, ND, for all the fun we had creating and cooking the Ethiopian Sunshine Stew, Quick Miso Soup with Nettles and Spicy Thai Noodles, Basmati Soup with Indian Spices, Garlicky Peanut Soup, Shiitake Soup with Cashew Cream, and South American Quinoa Stew—all in the name of enhancing the immune system; and to the many students of my cooking classes, who gave me the opportunity to share my love of gluten-free cooking and baking.
Thanks to the farmers all over the world who grow nourishing food using natural and organic methods to sustain us and steward the planet; to the farmers at my local farmer’s markets, and to farmer’s markets all over the planet, for bringing wholesome and beautiful foods to their communities; and particularly to my CSA, the Brookfield Farm, for providing so many great fruits and vegetables for me to mix and match with whole grains for fabulous seasonal meals all year long. Thanks, too, to the fruits of all of these farmers’ efforts: all of the delicious grains and flours I cooked with and ate while creating the tasty recipes for this book. I feel incredibly well nourished. And, ultimately, thanks to the planet, for providing for all of us.