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Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen: Gluten-free & Allergy-free Recipes for Healthy, Delicious Meals

Elizabeth Kaplan, Founder of The Pure Pantry, provides a comprehensive guide to cooking and baking gluten-free and allergy-free in “Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen”.   The hardbound book boasts over 175 pages of  recipes and beautiful color food photography.   Recipes focus on fresh, full-flavored and nutrient-dense foods.  Learn Elizabeth’s techniques for:

    - Preparing family friendly, healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy – whether they are gluten-free or not – from breakfast and dinner menus to desserts.
    - Baking delicious cakes, pies, cookies and other dessert  recipes using whole grains and natural sweeteners such as  agave nectar for optimal nutrition and great taste.
    - Stocking your allergy-free pantry, including a recipe to prepare your own gluten-free baking mix to keep on hand, which makes cooking and baking gluten-free so much easier.

The featured recipe to create your own gluten-free baking mix enables home cooks to prepare a variety of scrumptious baked goods like Blueberry Millet Scones, Lemon Tea Bread and Peach Cobbler Muffins.  Or,  if you prefer the ease of baking with The Pure Pantry’s All Purpose mix,  you can use it instead.   Readers will also be delighted with the easy and elegant dinner recipes in the Family Dinners chapter, such as Mojito Chicken with Cilantro Rice or Almond Encrusted Tilapia with Apricot-Orange Teriyaki Dipping Sauce.    Throughout the book, Elizabeth provides a plethora of grain-based dishes using ingredients such as rice, lentils, quinoa and beans which provide not only essential fats and fiber, they are also easy to prepare and pleasingly delicious.

With an extensive knowledge of allergen-free cooking, Elizabeth uses readily available alternatives to gluten and dairy to create her sumptuous dishes.  Having thoroughly researched and tasted many gluten-free and dairy-free products on the market, she provides her recommendations for what works best in the chapter titled “Stocking Your Gluten-Free Pantry.”  Coconut milk and coconut butter, for example, are a staple alternative to milk and butter.

Elizabeth’s cooking and baking ingenuity is highly regarded in the gluten-free community.  As a lecturer and cooking instructor, Elizabeth alleviates the fear in those who are remodeling their diet to a gluten-free one.  “Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen” will be a welcome addition to your family’s menu repertoire.

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