Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too

Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too

by Shauna James Ahern


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A delightful memoir of learning to eat superbly while remaining gluten free.
Newsweek magazine

"Give yourself a treat! Gluten-Free Girl offers delectable tips on dining and living with zest–gluten-free. This is a story for anyone who is interested in changing his or her life from the inside out!"
—Alice Bast, executive director National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

"Shauna's food, the ignition of healthy with delicious, explodes with flavor—proof positive that people who choose to eat gluten-free can do it with passion, perfection, and power."
—John La Puma, MD, New York Times bestselling co-author of The RealAge Diet and Cooking the RealAge Way

"A breakthrough first book by a gifted writer not at all what I expected from a story about living with celiac disease. Foodies everywhere will love this book. Celiacs will make it their bible."
—Linda Carucci, author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks and IACP Cooking Teacher of the Year, 2002

An entire generation was raised to believe that cooking meant opening a box, ripping off the plastic wrap, adding water, or popping it in the microwave. Gluten-Free Girl , with its gluten-free healthful approach, seeks to bring a love of eating back to our diets. Living gluten-free means having to give up traditional bread, beer, pasta, as well as the foods where gluten likes to hide—such as store-bought ice cream, chocolate bars, even nuts that might have been dusted with flour. However, Gluten-Free Girl shows readers how to say yes to the foods they can eat. Written by award-winning blogger Shauna James, who became a interested in food once she was diagnosed with celiac disease and went gluten-free, Gluten-Free Girl  is filled with funny accounts of the author’s own life including wholesome, delicious recipes, this book will guide readers to the simple pleasures of real, healthful food. Includes dozens of recipes like salmon with blackberry sauce, sorghum bread, and lemon olive oil cookies as well as resources for those living gluten-free.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470411643
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/14/2009
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Shauna James Ahern shares her stories, photographs, and recipes on her blog, The site, which receives thousands of hits a day, won Global Best Food blog with a Theme in 2006. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and Newsweek.

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Table of Contents


1 A Brand-Name Childhood.

2 On My Own.

3 The Ten Noble Tastes.

4 Free to Be You and Me, Gluten-Free.

5 Vegetarians, Please Avert Your Eyes.

6 Going Against the Grain.

7 The Pleasure of Vegetables.

8 Luscious and Sumptuous Fruit.

9 Truly Tasting My Life.

10 Guilty Pleasures.

11 Feeling Comfortable in the Kitchen.

12 Life, Gluten-Free.

Epilogue Yes.

What Is Gluten and Where Does It Hide?



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