Celiac and the Beast talks about Gluten Free on a Budget cookbook by Chandice Probst and Tana Besendorfer!
I want to personally thank Chandice (you know, from Gluten Free Frenzy) for letting me write a little ditty in the front of this book, as well as a huge hug for mentioning my book, Celiac and the Beast on her book recommendation list!
WHAT IS IT: 244 pages of advice, homemade love, and recipes. These just aren’t baked goods recipes, there are entrees that don’t even include a grain!
Unique and exciting recipes include:
- Page 31: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
- Page 48: Raspberry Toaster Pastry
- Page 66: Chicken Salad
- Page 70: Tempura Vegetables
- Page 71: Creamy Potato Salad
- Page 148: Pao de Queijo
- Page 156: Blueberry Turnovers
- Page 202: Mexican Wedding Cookies
- Please note: multiple recipes call for sorghum flour, almond flour, coconut flour, teff flour, and brown rice flour.
WHY: We all know that gluten-free can be expensive, in fact, it’s a fact that it’s more expensive than a traditional diet. But it doesn’t have to be – you CAN eat gluten-free on a budget. You can purchase items in bulk, and stick to simple, wholesome, home-cooked recipes like those found in Gluten Free on a Budget.
WHO IT IS FOR: It’s definitely for those who want those wholesome recipes that mom used to make. This book screams COMFORT FOOD. If you’re not okay with seeing a recipe with ketchup in it, this isn’t for you!
- It’s for those who can also eat meat, dairy, and eggs – as most of these recipes include at least one of those. This is NOT a vegan cookbook. I’m sure you could make dairy and egg subs, but many of these recipes won’t turn out quite the same with subs.
- It’s for those who like to plan their meals in advance, not for those who like to throw things together in a panic – but with their meal planning and shopping tips, this could be you!
- This book is for someone who loves high-quality fats. This book is abundant in coconut oil – one of my favorites.
- It’s for someone who wants to avoid paying high prices of gluten-free noms by making their own! Want to cook more at home and avoid dining out? This book is for you.
- It’s for someone who wants to know about food storage and how to prepare for emergencies as a celiac.
WHERE TO PURCHASE: Purchase on Amazon here (*Disclaimer: Affiliate link*):
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**DISCLAIMER: I received the book free of charge from the publisher in hopes that I would review it and provide a giveaway**
Tagged: Chandice Probst, Cookbook, gluten free, Gluten Free on a Budget, recipes, Review, Tana Besendorfer
Cook real food… meat, veggies, whatever you like. don’t get caught up in buying packaged foods just because they’re labeled glutenfree. Look for food that’s naturally gfree, there’s plenty of it.
Research, trial & error but most importantly don’t give up!
Don’t focus on subbing bread with gluten free bread, find other ways to eat. Learn to cook your own favorites, like pancakes, cupcakes, and tortillas!
I love the idea of gluten free on a budget! Hope I have some luck!
Thanks for the giveaway! This cookbook looks very helpful!
Thanks for the giveaway! I’d say focus on whole foods..meat, vegetables, fruits, eggs and dairy if you can eat them. It’s all the processed packaged gluten free stuff that gets so pricey.
I’m a traditionalist when it comes to cooking and baking I love flipping through my cookbook to find new things to try and different ways to tweak old standbys.
I cook and bake everything myself which saves me a lot of money, plus, it usually is more healthy. This book sounds like one I would really enjoy.
the best advice is to not get overwhelmed and just plan ahead with real food. branch out and try new things…
I suggest going to Aldi’s if you’re just now trying out a GF diet. Once you’ve been on it awhile, try to go “fresh,” ie more fruits, veggies and meats and less processed. If you can do that then you’ll save a ton of money!
Fruits, veggies and baking at home 🙂
My favorite gluten-free-on-a-budget tip is to utilize naturally gluten-free foods found at the far sides of the grocery store (produce, meat, dairy) and when you shop for gluten-removed foods, use Aldi as much as possible. Best GF bread & wraps I’ve tried and their prices are much lower than everyone else’s!