I’m delighted today to be participating in author Jillayne Clements’ virtual book tour for her recent cookbook release, THE SECRETS OF GLUTEN-FREE BAKING: Delicious Whole Food Recipes.
We aren’t gluten-free in our household, but I’ve been wondering about the benefits of it. This was a great opportunity to learn more about it. Here are my thoughts on this unique and helpful cookbook …
THE SECRETS OF GLUTEN-FREE BAKING: Delicious Whole Food Recipes by Jillayne Clements
THE SECRETS OF GLUTEN-FREE BAKING by Jillayne Clements turned out to be so much more than just a cookbook. This is an in-depth guide to maintaining a gluten-free diet without gluten substitutes.
The cookbook is divided into five sections with a bonus section. Clements explains why she had to give up gluten and how the cookbook came about. She explains the secrets of making gluten-free products taste like wheat. She also tells about the items in her gluten-free pantry. In addition, she gives step-by-step instructions on sprouting and souring grains and how to make different types of flours and nut milks.
The recipe section is done in an easy-to-follow format with beautiful color photos featuring the dishes. The ingredients are listed separate from the instructions and the prep time is included in each recipe.
The bonus section highlights items usually not found in cookbooks – the bloopers of the recipe attempts. The bloopers include photos and explains what went wrong with the recipe. There is also a resource and reference guide included.
While this cookbook can be a bit overwhelming for someone just beginning a gluten-free diet, it would be a valuable resource guide to have on hand for those planning a gluten-free lifestyle. Clements uses whole foods to create healthy, tasty recipes for those who want or need a gluten-free diet. She has learned to bake gluten-free without losing the delicious flavor associated with these dishes.
The Secrets of Gluten-Free Baking: Delicious Whole Food Recipes by Jillayne Clements, Cedar Fort Inc., @2013, ISBN: 978-1462112869, Paperback, 192 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jillayne Clements holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State University and is an author of both fiction and non-fiction books, including Deadly Treasure: A Novel, The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook: Eating Clean and Green, co-authored with Michelle Stewart, as well as an upcoming novel.
After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, she studied the importance of whole foods cooking and began creating her own recipes. She has taught classes in her community and at the Young Living Farm, including their yearly Lavender Days events, as well as catered for some of their essential oil conventions. She has also made whole foods desserts on both Good Things Utah and on Studio 5.
Jillayne resides with her husband and children in the shadows of Mt. Nebo, where she enjoys writing fiction, four-wheeling up mountain trails, and growing a lot of her own produce.
For more on Jillayne and her writing, visit her website and blog, as well as connecting with her on Twitter.
Thanks so much for stopping by today during Jillayne’s tour. Is gluten-free a way of life in your household? Have you ever tried sprouting and souring grains for gluten-free dishes?
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