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Complete Idiot's Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking



Gluten is associated with over 100 chronic illnesses, and for those who need or want to eat gluten-free, preparing one's favorite foods has been difficult, until now. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Gluten-Free Cooking makes it easy to prepare delicious gluten-free meals and to make substitutions in one's favorite recipes. Also included are tips for baking gluten-free, arguably the most difficult part of going gluten-free. Most recipes contain five steps or fewer.

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In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Gluten-Free Cooking, readers will find:

  • Over 220 delicious recipes generously covering every meal of the day, especially breakfast, with recipes for pancakes and waffles
  • Numerous breads, buns, biscuits, muffins, and even cracker recipes
  • Recipes for pizza crust, pasta, noodles, dumplings, and stuffing
  • One flour mix used for all recipes - to save hours of time
  • Dessert recipes, including cakes, cupcakes, piecrust, brownies, cookies, bars, crepes, and blintzes
  • Resources for finding gluten-free off-the-shelf foods
  • Dairy-free alternatives, because gluten and dairy intolerance often go hand in hand
  • Menu plans for all occasions to make meal planning fast. Pick and choose from the recipes in the book.



About the Author:

Social Scientist, Dr. Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, LLC (Centennial, Colo.) started off producing video streams for her website ( in which she shows how to cook without gluten, dairy, and other food-allergens. Next, she wrote and published Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free cookbook. She realized that living the gluten-free, allergy-free lifestyle comes down to more than the question: "What's for dinner?" It's a social issue. So she attended the University of Denver and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in social science. Her newest book, Gluten-Centric Culture: The Commensality Conundrum highlights what she learned while conducting a national-wide study on those living the gluten-free lifestly. She produced several spots for Comcast's Video on Demand, made television appearances on PBS and on "Bringing It Home." A regular speaker and magazine writer, she won Kiplinger's "Dream in You" contest 2006.