Review: 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free
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Mar 31 2012

Review: 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free

Many people are intimidated by cookbooks with long lists of ingredients for the recipes.  Enter: 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free.  This cookbook is chock-full of recipes that only call for 4 ingredients!  Doesn’t that sound awesome?  I know there are days that I want to try something new, to add variety into our meals, but seeing a long list of ingredients when I am short on time can be overwhelming.

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More about the cookbook:

Cooking Gluten-free is as easy as 1-2-3…4 INGREDIENTS

Imagine mouthwatering Buckwheat Pancakes, Sun-Dried Pesto Pasta, Pork with Parmesan Polenta, and a decadent serving of Orange Ricotta Pudding. All can be prepared using four or fewer ingredients—gluten-free!

Kim McCosker and Rachael Bermingham, the internationally bestselling authors who brought you 4 Ingredients, have once again created more than 400 quick, easy, and delicious recipes that require only four ingredients. This time, however, they all meet the specific requirements for a gluten-free diet. Included are fantastic dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and entertaining, as well as gluten-free lunch box meals and recipes for babies and toddlers.

With 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free, home chefs will learn how to:

• Make weeknight family dinners simple, special, and healthy for anyone in the family who is gluten intolerant.

• Provide delicious, home-cooked meals and spend less money.

• Cook with fewer utensils—1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, and 1 measuring cup!

• Spend less time at the sink. Four ingredients for each dish means less cleanup!

Find out what home chefs all over the world have already discovered. 4 Ingredients Gluten-Free is perfect for the busy, budget-conscious, health-minded cook!

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I was impressed with the variety of recipes in this cookbook.  While some of the recipes seem like “no-brainers”, it is nice to be able to open this cookbook to find ideas and inspiration at times when there is not much energy left for things like that.  With busy days and nights working and raising a family, sometimes meals get pushed aside and take-out ends up ruling meal time.  This cookbook is a reminder that it can be easy to put a simple meal together in a short amount of time with very few ingredients.

When browsing through this cookbook, I found a countless number of recipes that I marked to make in the near future.  There are way to many to list them all here, but I do want to share some of the top recipes on my list:

  • Cashew cream
  • Almond pancakes
  • Scones (uses flour, Sprite & light cream – that is it!)
  • Shrimp & mango salad
  • Basil & lentil salad
  • Baked lemon potatoes
  • Pesto-stuffed steaks
  • Apricot-glazed chicken
  • Baked salmon with pesto crust
  • Gnocchi
  • Baked ricotta & thyme pie
  • Yam & feta frittata
  • Flourless chocolate cake
  • Raspberry & almond cake

The back of the book has sections with recipes specifically aimed towards children and babies & toddlers, an explanation of herbs and oils, and “handy home tips”.

4 Ingredients Gluten-Free is available in the US ($15.00)and Canada ($17.00).  There is also an eBook available for $9.99.  Would you be more likely to cook at home when you were short on time with the help of a cookbook like this?

***The book reviewed in this post was sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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