Approximately 1 percent of Americans (about 3 million) are gluten intolerant, and an equal number are suspected to have gluten sensitivities. If you need to or want to eat gluten-free, you’ll find plenty of cookbooks at the library. Let’s take a look at some of the options.
Just need simple family meals?
Gluten-Free Made Simple: Easy Everyday Meals that Everyone Can Enjoy by Carol Field Dahlstrom
Many GF cookbooks use hard-to-find flours and expensive ingredients while Dahlstrom uses everyday ingredients to create easily prepared meals that everyone in the family will enjoy.
Looking for gluten-free and vegetarian?
125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes: Quick and Delicious Mouthwatering Dishes for the Healthy Cook by Carol Fenster
From snacks and appetizers through main dishes and sides to desserts, Fenster has created quick and easy gluten-free vegetarian recipes. Serving meat eaters along with vegetarians? Divide the dish and use the chart to add the proper amount of animal protein to one-half.
How about Asian, Italian & Mexican gluten-free recipes?
The Gloriously Gluten-Free Cookbook: Spicing Up Life with Italian, Asian, and Mexican Recipes by Vanessa Maltin
Each chapter begins with a note from a well-known chef before Maltin presents starters, sides and main dishes for each cuisine and ends with a chapter on desserts. The author has also included information about Celiac disease.
Don’t forget dessert!
Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour by Elana Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s book contains recipes for classic cupcakes, an entire chapter of chocolate cupcakes, special occasion cupcakes, and even savory treats like cheddar muffins.
...Or the holidays!
Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays: Celebrating the Year with Simple, Satisfying Recipes and Menus by Jennifer Katzinger
Holidays may be the hardest part of a gluten-free diet, but here you’ll find recipes for holidays from Thanksgiving through Halloween. Katzinger has chosen to create menus with recipes for complete holiday meals, not just recipes that typically contain gluten.
This is just a small sample of the gluten-free cookbooks at Jefferson County Public Library. Search our catalog for gluten-free diet recipes to find more titles.