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A Simple, Easy-to-follow Guide to Going Gluten Free

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Overview

Fully Revised and Updated

A Simple, Easy-to-follow Guide to Going Gluten Free

Packed with delicious recipes, meal plans, shopping and safe food lists, international dining out cards, tips for creating your own gluten-free meals and much more, Gluten-Free, Hassle Free provides the practical solutions, strategies, and shortcuts you need to eat your way back to health.

  • Over 140 simple to prepare mouthwatering recipes, with nutritional and allergen information
  • Proven strategies to modify your favorite foods to make them gluten free
  • What you need to know about the newest FDA food labeling laws - and how to find the hidden gluten in your food
  • The truth about gluten-free diets and weight loss
  • Fun and fabulous gluten-free entertaining
  • Nutritious meals and tasty treats and snacks for gluten-free kids, plus how to be safe at school, parties, and special occasions without missing the fun
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Gluten-Free, Hassle Free:
"This is an important resource when working with clients daunted by changing their eating habits due to celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. When it comes to going gluten-free, Brown has your back - and your tummy - covered." - Today's Dietitian

"Highly recommended...accessible to the non-specialist general reader and kitchen cook with an interest in providing meals that are easy to prepare and gluten free. Of special note is the information on diagnosing gluten disorders, the latest gluten-free labeling regulations, complete meal plans, and the more than 140 recipes ranging from Strawberry Shortcake to Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad to Easy Chicken and Rice Soup to Cheddar Quesadillas."-The Midwest Book Review

"Brown's style is clear and direct, taking people from early signs of the disease to managing and thriving with the diagnosis. The information, clear language, and tone will be of great help in reducing the frustration of adopting something new and potentially scary." - Foreword Reviews

"If you're going to go gluten free, you're going to need this book!" - Jacqueline Mallorca, food editor, Gluten-Free Living

"A treasure trove of practical tips for meal planning, recipe modification, and dining out as only a gluten-free chef and dietitian can do." - Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, author of IBS - Free at Last!

"Makes it easier to enjoy gluten-free living!" - Mary Schluckebier, Executive Director, Celiac Sprue Association

"Delicious recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans and knowledgeable nutrition advice." - Richard Simmons

"[A] delightful guide to better gluten-free living, written in easy-to-understand language that is especially helpful for the newly diagnosed." - Carol Fenster, author of 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes

"Without a doubt Gluten-Free, Hassle Free is a winner! And the Gluten-Free Meal Cards are just priceless you will once again enjoy ethnic cuisine." - Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN, Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association

"Delivers a bounty of solid information and a treasure trove of tested recipes."-Judith A. Gilbride, PhD, RD, FADA, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Food Studies and Public Health, New York University and Former President, The American Dietetic Association

"Gluten-Free, Hassle Free makes it easier to enjoy gluten-free living." - Mary Schluckebier, Executive Director, Celiac Sprue Association

"A top pick for any health collection." - California Bookwatch

"A top pick for those trying to revise their dietary habits."- Library Bookwatch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936303588
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/1/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 455
  • Sales rank: 203,267
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, chef, author, and international speaker. She is president of Total Wellness Inc., a nutritional consulting company that offers private consulting, wellness programs, culinary workshops, and corporate presentations. Brown has written for and contributed to many publications including Shape, Women's World, Fitness, and Newsday's Wellness magazine and is the author of American Dietetic Association Easy Gluten-Free (with Tricia Thompson, MS, RD) and Gluten-Free, Hassle Free.

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Table of Contents

Step I: Getting Started

1. Is Your Diet Putting Your Health at Risk?

Recognizing Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Getting Diagnosed

Gluten-Sensitivity

2. Learning the Basics and Getting Started Living Gluten Free

Picking off the Shelf

Easy-Start Gluten-Free Meal Plan

Creating a Gluten-Free Shopping List

3. Discovering What You Can and Can't Eat

Safe- and Questionable-Food Chart

30-Day Meal Plan

Essential Dos and Don'ts

4. Planning and Cooking Simple Gluten-Free Meals

Tips for Gluten-Free Cooking

Stocking a Gluten-Free Kitchen

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free Recipes

5. Quick and Easy Substitutions

Finding Quick Substitutes for Your Favorite Foods

Using Gluten-Free Grains and Flour Blends

Easy Mix-and-Match Meals at Home

6. Reading and Translating Labels

What You Need to Know About Reading Labels

When There are No Labels: Gluten-Free Options at the Deli, Fast-Food, and Chain Restaurants

7. Handling Your Feelings-and Knowing You're Not Alone

It's Ok to Get Upset

Tips for Living Gluten-Free by The Allergic Girl

Step II: Living Gluten Free

8. Finding the Hidden Gluten Beyond Food

From Toothpaste to Lipstick and More

How to Gluten-Proof Your Home

How to Be Gluten Free at Work

9. Eating a Balanced Gluten-Free Diet

Easy Replacements for Missing Nutrients

Adding Extras: Fiber, Probiotics, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

10. Where to Find Gluten-Free Products

Where to Find Gluten-Free Items in Stores

Where to Find Gluten-Free Items on the Internet

11. Cooking Gluten-Free Dishes with Flair

Making Family Favorites Gluten Free

The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Best Recipes

Creating your Own Gluten-Free Recipes

12. Dining Out Gluten Free

Tips for Stress-Free Dining Out

A Look Inside A Restaurant Kitchen

Dining Out Cards in 14 Languages

13. Gluten-Free, Hassle-Free Entertaining

Preventing Cross-Contamination

Menu Plans

Quick and Easy (and Budget-Friendly) Appetizers and Entrees

Step III: Resolving Complications

14. Making It Easy for Family, Friends, and You

Telling Others About your Gluten Sensitivity

Tips For Everyday Gluten-Free Eating

Gluten-Free Eating in Unexpected Situations

15. Making It Easy for Children
At School

Gluten-Free Snacks

Non-Food Related Issues

16. The Bottom Line on Losing Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet

Losing Weight on a Gluten-Free Diet

A Gluten-Free Weight-Loss Plan

17. Learning More about Gluten and Your Health

The Hidden Faces of Celiac Disease

The Dangers of Untreated Celiac Disease

Resources for Gluten-Free Living

Recipe Directory with Allergy Information

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    This book is truly the most comprehensive book I've seen on glut

    This book is truly the most comprehensive book I've seen on gluten-free living. It's divided into 3 main sections: "Getting Started", "Living Gluten-Free" and "Resolving Complications". "Getting Started" lays the basics down for someone just starting out on this lifestyle (diagnosis, setting up your kitchen, meal planning), "Living Gluten-Free" is the next step on the journey (hidden gluten sources, dining out), and "Resolving Complications" gives some helpful tips to guide your friends and family on cooking/living gluten-free.

    What really makes this book stand out are two things:
    1) The 125+ fabulous recipes that has ALL of the nutritional information listed on every recipe (I've yet to find someone who lists that information in a gluten-free cookbook!)
    2) She includes dining out cards in 14 languages!! This really makes it easy to dine out no matter where you are in the world.

    All in all, I would definitely recommend this book no matter where you are on your gluten-free journey. It's packed with so much recipes and good information, who needs the internet when you have this book?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2014

    Gluten-Free Hassle Free is an excellent resource for those who n

    Gluten-Free Hassle Free is an excellent resource for those who need to avoid gluten due to Celiac disease or a non-Celiac gluten sensitivity. It was an honor to be able to help out with the revised addition. This book clearly explains which foods are safe to eat on a gluten-free diet. Marlisa explains how to shop for and prepare quite a variety of tasty gluten-free foods, and many easy to prepare recipes are included. A chapter about what to look for on food labels is included as well. The section about dining out on a gluten-free diet lists quite a number of restaurants, and gives great advice about what to ask for when calling ahead and speaking with the restaurant’s manager and chef. As a dietitian and instructor, I highly recommend this book to anyone who needs to avoid gluten for health reasons and is not sure where to start.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Excellent info. for anyone following a glten-free diet. Lots of

    Excellent info. for anyone following a glten-free diet. Lots of gf recipes with nutritional and allergen info., the benefits of following a gluten-free diet, safe and unsafe lists, getting started and lots more. Well worth the buy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    This is a great book, loaded with information for anyone trying

    This is a great book, loaded with information for anyone trying to shop, cook, dine out or understand gluten-free living. The recipes are easy to follow, there are meal plans make it easy to plan, and the dining out cards in 14 languages make it easy to travel. A must for anyone following a gluten-free diet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    INSIGHTFUL KNOWLEDGE FROM A COMPASSIONATE SOURCE Within the sp


    INSIGHTFUL KNOWLEDGE FROM A COMPASSIONATE SOURCE

    Within the spectrum of food challenges, gluten sensitivity finally has a spokesperson with the education and personal experience 
    to guide individuals who are seeking relief from food sensitivities.   The time and expense of diagnostic testing is mitigated by this
    easy to read guide to eliminating gluten from the diet as either predecessor to formal diagnosis, or homespun help for those who 
    have been diagnosed.

    The introduction to Brown's hassle free work is straight to the point and honest. but compassionately so.  As she relates her own experience
    with Celiac Disease, she embodies not only the role of a caring educator, but a "friend you haven't met yet".  These factors play a critical
    role in any successful book that attempts to gain readership.  To be helped, most individuals must be able to relate to not only the material,
    but have a liking at some level for the author, and Brown succeeds in both areas.

    Support is given throughout the book, not only via accessible recipes that nearly anyone can enjoy, but through "dining dilemmas"
    (such as being out with friends who are not gluten sensitive) that provide workable solutions.  Emotional "hassles" are compassionately
    noted, and suggestions for working through them are provided.

    Gluten free living has begun to permeate supermarkets and restaurant menus, but Brown's capable effort delves into
    diverse areas, such as international dining.  She includes easy to print dining cards in languages ranging from Arabic to  Hindi and
    Mandarin Chinese. The book achieves its international goal double-fold as links to around the world celiac support are included.  

    The whys and wherefores of gluten free living are explored as completely and succinctly as possible in one book.  
    Taking into account the problems of the average individual, this book provides solutions and support to alleviate the stress that can
    worsen anyone's journey toward health.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2014

    Very dissapointing 25 pages?

    Very dissapointing 25 pages?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Awesome book. It truly explains gluten free living from soup to

    Awesome book. It truly explains gluten free living from soup to nuts!! As a dietitian I will recommend this book to professionals and clients.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Over 400 pages of comprehensive, and easy to read material. Gr

    Over 400 pages of comprehensive, and easy to read material. Great for those newly diagnosed with celiac, and for those who want to learn more about this ever-growing disease. Delectable recipes and great shopping tips as well as everyday information about how to explain this condition to others. As a mother of children with serious allergies who has made an "Alert for the Chef" card myself, I found the international cards invaluable for those traveling. This is a must read!!!

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