Gluten-Free Makeovers: Over 175 Recipes--from Family Favorites to Gourmet Goodies--Made Deliciously Wheat-Freeby Beth Hillson
When Beth Hillson was diagnosed with celiac disease more than thirty years ago, she had nowhere to turn to for recipes or support. She embarked on a lifelong journey to help provide delicious and healthy food to others who cannot have wheat—as many as 1 in 133 Americans, according to recent estimates. In Gluten-Free Makeovers, Hillson makes/i>/b>
When Beth Hillson was diagnosed with celiac disease more than thirty years ago, she had nowhere to turn to for recipes or support. She embarked on a lifelong journey to help provide delicious and healthy food to others who cannot have wheat—as many as 1 in 133 Americans, according to recent estimates. In Gluten-Free Makeovers, Hillson makes over some of the most popular recipes—from celeb chef favorites to classic comfort foods, from pot pies to pizza, fig bars to croissants—so wheat-free home cooks can have their cake and eat it too.
With chapters dedicated to the gluten-free kitchen, preparation basics, a resource guide on ingredient sources, and supplemental info on gluten-free living, Gluten-Free Makeovers offers inspiring meals for both seasoned and novice chefs alike.
New England Book Festival “Honorable Mention” in Cookbook Category
Gluten-Free Living, September 2011
“This is not your average gluten-free cookbook. It will keep your kitchen humming and you happy with all the treasures you can now produce.”
Publishers Weekly, 10/3/11
“These recipe makeovers transform favorite, typically gluten-heavy foods (breads, cakes, pies, pasta, etc.) into safe, appealing options for those with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and wheat allergy.”
“[Hillson] does a great favor for home cooks and bakers seeking good gluten-free foods with this book.”
Tucson Citizen, 11/3/11
“Hillson proves that a gluten-free diet doesn’t mean that all food choices are taken away.”
Living Without, December/January 2011/2012
“Gluten-Free Makeovers takes you on a culinary journey that’s as delicious as it is essential…There’s something for every taste—and lots to tempt your taste buds. A must for your kitchen bookshelf.”
San Francisco Book Review, 12/6/11
“[Hillson’s] approach to gluten-free is living with, not living without. Look for alternatives, not at what you can’t eat. Be curious, Hillson advises, be imaginative, substitute boldly, and have fun…If you’re looking to gain an in-depth understanding of cooking without gluten, Gluten-Free Makeovers is an excellent go-to guide and resource to refer back to again and again.”
Midwest Book Review, November 2011
“Gluten-Free Makeovers is a straightforward and excellently composed cookbook, it can’t be missed for gluten-free cooks.”
Curled Up With a Good Book
“Hillson succeeds at making the gluten-free recipes and lifestyle accessible to the reader, breaking down all the information and recipes into bite size bits that are easy to swallow. Simple, attractive recipe layouts and basic lists make the book an easy to follow reference source, while the nine pages of color photographs of some of the dishes will inspire you to start up and persevere in your own gluten-free efforts.”
“A great collection of recipes to produce foods you may wish you could recreate gluten-free.”
Portland Book Review, 12/19/11
“[Hillson’s] recipes were easy to understand and simple to make…This book is great for anyone who lives gluten-free and may not be the best cook in the world.
Tulsa Book Review, January 2012“One of the major benefits of this book is its section on substitutions for maintaining not only a gluten-free diet but also an egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free, corn- and oat-free, etc. meal plan…An excellent go-to guide and resource to refer back to again and again.”
Midwest Book Review, December 2011
“From chef favorites to comfort foods such as pizza, Beth Hillson packs in over 175 recipes that discuss substitutions, approaches to successful recipe completion, and more.”
Natural Solutions (website), 1/1/12“[A]favorite cookbook of 2011…Finally—a cookbook that successfully balances the gourmet and the everyday!”
“Chock full of homemade goodness from comfort food to simple pot pies.”
Connecticut Magazine, April 2012
“Hillson offers a myriad of ways to remake some of your favorite foods wheat-free.”
Living Without, 2012 Gluten-Free Holidays issue“There’s lots to tempt your taste buds and something for every palate. A must for your kitchen bookshelf.”
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Meet the Author
Beth Hillson is the founder of Gluten-Free Pantry, the president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, and the food editor of Living Without magazine. She lives in Connecticut.
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The author not only knows what she is doing, she freely shares with the reaader "HOW" she converts the recipes. That's what I wanted to know, HOW to convert, not just another GF recipe! Her recipes are also very tasty, good texture and easy to make. Of all the GF recipe books I have purchased and tried, this will be my favorite for a long time. Thank you to the author for her generosity
Comprehensive information on gluten - free eating and cooking. The substitution list for flours is wonderful , as are her formulas for flour mixes for various uses. Every recipe tried has been good. My whole wheat bread family loved her basic bread so much I had to bake two loaves in one day. If I could only buy one Gluten - free reference this would be it. The only problem I've had is finding all the flours .
On the left hand pages, the ingredients are listed in a highlighted box, on the right side of the page. It is difficult to see the ingredients against the binding and the book keeps slamming shut. The print is small, and there is a lot of empty space at bottom of pages. A larger font would have been nice. There is no nutritional information with any of the recipes which makes it more difficult for those of us with Diabetes as well as Celiac disease.
Wanted to give this a try ... sample does not go past the info section to see any actual recipes :(
A must have for those navigating waters when having to go gluten free. Beth Hillson has done just that and shared her wonderful recipes and knowledge for all things gluten free. Thank you Beth for sharing and can only hope you publish a part II makeover with more recipes.