Those taking on a new diagnosis of celiac disease, or learning for the first time that they can’t eat gluten, have the challenge of navigating new culinary waters – from scrutinizing package labels to learning how to cook and bake without using wheat and other flours that contain gluten. It’s a steep learning curve, but fortunately there are plenty of resources – websites and cookbooks – to help with the journey.
When Beth Hillson was diagnosed with celiac disease over 30 years ago, she had nowhere to turn to for recipes or support. She embarked on a lifelong mission 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 her new book, Gluten-Free Makeovers, Hillson makes over some popular recipes—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 is more than just a cookbook – it’s a great resource for those living gluten-free.
And we have a copy to give away! If you’d like Gluten-Free Makeovers: Over 175 Recipes-from Family Favorites to Gourmet Goodies, Made Deliciously Wheat-Free by Beth Hillson, leave a comment here with a gluten-free living or cooking tip, or a link to your favorite gluten-free recipe. We’ll draw at random on Wednesday, Sept 28 at midnight EST.
And here are a few tasty recipes to inspire you, made over to be gluten-free!