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Best Cookbooks

CookbooksI’ve often mentioned “go-to” books or websites I use when I want recipes that are fast, easy, and guaranteed delicious.  Here is a list of all my favorite books, websites, chefs, etc.  Most of these are not exclusively gluten and dairy-free, but most do contain a large number of recipes that are.  And always remember that most recipes can be easily adapted to become GF/DF!  Hopefully you find these resources as helpful as I have.

-Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa cookbook series: These are great for simple, delicious recipes that you will want to make over and over.

Mangoes and Curry Leaves by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid: A wonderful book of recipes from the “Subcontinent”: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.  It offers lots of simple recipes as well as many vegetarian options.  Stock up your pantry with some essential spices and you’re good-to-go!

Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin: I’ll admit… this book is not for the weak of heart.  For me, it’s not an everyday go-to book; it’s something I pull out when I’m planning a nice party for friends or family and I don’t mind spending a few extra bucks on ingredients and a little (ok, a lot) of extra time in the kitchen to impress.  That said, it is full of invaluable information regarding local, seasonal eating, and that alone makes the book worth the buy.

The Gourmet Cookbook, edited by Ruth Reichl: The cover says it all, “More than 1000 recipes * Over 60 years in the making.”  Need I say more?

A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen by Jack Bishop: More invaluable information on local, seasonal eating.  Like Sunday Suppers, it is organized by season which is extremely helpful.  The recipes have limited ingredients and are fast and easy to prepare, not to mention delicious. A must-bookmark webpage for the gluten/dairy-free individual.  Chock-full of recipes for soups, breads, and even delicious GF baked goods, as well as invaluable GF/CF resources.– Don’t forget to check back here often for recipes and tips!

Written by Aaron Brophy, Sunshine Wellness Chef

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