THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED, CONGRATS TO NIKKI FOR WINNING A COPY OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE COOKBOOKS!
I am thrilled to be writing my review for my good friend Ricki’s new cookbook, Naturally Sweet & Gluten Free. Ricki has been a long time blogger, and she has well of information, recipes, and resources for thos on restrictive diets. You can find her at RickiHeller.com. And unlike any other cookbook I have reviewed…I have a very special knowledge of this particular cookbook, as I was a recipe tester for this one!
What fun! I know I want to some day write my own cookbook, so I figured it would be be a good experience to act as a tester. Look at some of these yummy things I got to test:
Ricki’s book is so helpful and loaded with tantalizing treats. Anyone who has ever attempted the beast of gluten free AND vegan baking knows…it is no easy feat! And Ricki has LOADS of experience. She has been blogging in the gluten free community for years and teaches whole foods cooking classes. She is also a registered holistic nutritionist…she knows about the importance of food related to your health.
She has a great section explaining ingredients and flours, and a brief low down of gluten free vegan baking. With recipes for almost everyone…you will be excited to get in the kitchen and start baking!
If you are new to sugar free baking, this cookbook will be a great primer into natural sweeteners. Each one has its own characteristics, and baking your way through this book will teach you their nuances.
(Ricki uses an all-purpose mix of her own making in many of her recipes. I happen to be one of those rare people that can taste bean flours (in any amount) in baked goods, so every single recipe I subbed the garfava flour in her flour blend with either toasted quinoa or teff flours, all with great success. As another side…she uses flax meal…but my son is anaphylactic to those darn seeds, so I always used chia meal.)
AND THE RECIPES!! I have fallen in love with more than my fair share of recipes in this book…both in my testing trials and our current acquisition of the final cookbook.
Chocolate Mint Cookies, Raw Cookie Dough Bites (they totally taste like cookie dough!), Pumpkin Sunshine Loaf……my kiddos had a heyday selecting the recipes they wanted to make, oohing and awing over all the beautiful images! (Two different brownie recipes are next up!)
Bottom line, this is an invaluable resource for those looking to make delicious treats that are allergy friendly AND use only natural sweeteners. Buy your copy today, you won’t be disappointed!
And today, I get to give away a copy of this fabulous book to one of my lucky readers! You have one week to get up to 6 entries. This contest is only open to US residents. Rafflecopter will randomly select an winner when the time is up!
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