Last year, I decided to go gluten-free.  I read a few things online about symptoms of a gluten allergy (depression, stomach issues, headaches, bloating) and wanted to see if they helped me at all.  So I cut all gluten out for 2 months (over Thanksgiving even) and what a difference it made!  I felt different.  I felt better.  I felt amazing!

Then Christmas came around and well, I fell off the wagon.  A year later, I am still trying to find my way back to the way I felt without gluten in my life.

Gluten-Free Cooking For Dummies (2nd edition) is the perfect way to ease back into that lifestyle.

Cooking For Dummies

I’ve seen For Dummies books on all sorts of subjects (history, technology, sports) but I’ve actually never seen one on diet issues.  These books are the perfect way to learn everything you need to know about a subject.  With easy language and up-front information, this book is perfect for the new gluten-free individual and even for someone who has been gluten-free for awhile. Starting out with general information on the gluten-free lifestyle, this book also offers over 150 recipes for any meal from breakfast to desserts. The authors also provide ways to prepare comfort foods such as meatloaf and chili, and ideas on how to cook gluten-free with your kids.

The idea of gluten-free is not to feel deprived but to find new ways to cook food.  Luckily, we live in a world where gluten-free foods are becoming more common and are being sold in more and more stores.  And even if you can’t find the specialty pasta or bread, you can make anything homemade with some adjustments.

This book has motivated me to get back to a healthier lifestyle and I hope it motivates you to explore a new way to cook.