Review & Give-away: FREE For All Cooking - Celiac Disease
Nov 23 2010

Review & Give-away: FREE For All Cooking

Isn’t that a neat title for a cookbook? In addition to gluten-free recipes, there are many allergen-free recipes in FREE For All Cooking by Jules E. Dowler Shepard of Jules Gluten Free. People who can’t do dairy, soy, nuts or eggs will be happy to find tons of fantastic recipes in the book. Every possible egg substitution on the planet is listed as are many non-dairy substitutions for butter, sour cream and evaporated milk. Soy and nut substitution ideas are covered as well.

Part I of the book explains gluten-free ingredients and substitutions. Unrefined sugars and other sweeteners and gluten-free oats are covered in this section as well. The recipe for Jules’ flour blend is also listed there, including variations with different grain options. Note that ‘very fine rice flour’ is listed as an ingredient which is hugely important. There are some mighty gritty rice flours on the market and they do not perform or taste like very fine rice flour.

The recipes are in Part II of the book and each one has symbols denoting what allergens they are free of. Those are: GF (gluten-free), D (dairy-free), N (nut-free), S (soy-free), E (egg-free) and V (vegetarian, but not necessarily vegan). The categories include Breakfast Foods, Appetizers and Side Dishes, Breads and Rolls, Soups, Main Events and Desserts. Every recipe is gluten and dairy free and almost every recipe is also soy free. Many are nut and egg-free and vegetarian as well. In other words, people with multiple food intolerances are going to love this cookbook as much or more than those of us that avoid just gluten!

The thing you should know about Jules is that she will not settle for less than stellar tasting food. She’s extremely focused on making sure the dishes she creates are good enough for anyone to enjoy, including the most finicky gluten eaters around. Jules has been baking since she was a young girl so when she went gluten-free she had to learn how to create her favorite dishes without gluten. That’s what led to her creating her own custom gluten-free flour blend which is now a staple in our pantry. Recently, I made an apple cobbler recipe with Jules Gluten Free flour and it was shockingly delicious.

There are many interesting recipes in FREE For All Cooking, but one of the most interesting ones is the one for yeast free whole grain sandwich bread. In addition to being gluten and yeast free, it’s also dairy, soy, egg and nut free – and vegetarian. It is very hard to find bread recipes that don’t call for yeast except for quick breads. Jules recently launched her own blog where you’ll find many fabulous recipes and other news. Additionally, there is a new Bread Mix in the Jules Gluten Free product line.

If you’re interested in winning the FREE For All Cooking cookbook, please enter a comment below. One random winner will receive this great book! The deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 30th at 12 midnight EST and the winner’s shipping address must be in the U.S. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Kathryn Hartsell who the book from Jules Gluten Free!

*Special thanks to Da Capo Press and Jules Gluten Free for my copy of the book and for sponsoring this give-away for our readers!

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Toni Holder says:

    I’m always interested in a book that has quick, easy recipes that are gluten-free. To have some of the ins and outs of living gluten free is a bonus! I need all the help I can get

  2. Dawn says:

    I so need this cookbook! I have 4 children all with different allergies- one gluten, 2 soy and nut , and one dairy. Talk about a combination for cooking disasters!

  3. Linda says:

    I would love to win this book! I love her recipes and products!

  4. Kimberly Perry says:

    I am interested in this new gluten free book. I am a cookbook lover, am gluten and dairy free and love all things Jules!Thanks!

  5. Andrea Cortani says:

    I just found out last week that I am gluten intolerant after being told for over 20 years that I have some type of arthritis that the specialists couldn’t seem to definitively diagnose. I love to cook and bake and am so thankful for all of the support available on line. I am definitely interested in having a chance to win this cookbook. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win it.

  6. Sunny says:

    Since my daughter is newly gluten free I would love this book to help with keeping her healthy and gluten free.

  7. Karol says:

    This would be great to win. I’m always scouring the internet for good gf recipes that are simple and tasty. It would be so nice to have them all in one book.

  8. Chris says:

    I’ve been learning about dealing with GF foods since I started dating my new girlfriend. It’s been a bit of a challenge but so far the food has been excellent.

    • Ami says:

      I have been singing the praises of Jules Gluten Free Flour for over a year now to anyone that will listen. It has definitely changed the way I bake GF for my family, several members of which have Celiac disease. I would love one of her cookbooks!

  9. Viki says:

    I would love to win a cook book, I’m new at this and don’t have one cook book to use and so I make the same things over and over and want to learn to cook all over again. Hope I win!

  10. Cindy says:

    fI subscribe to her blog and love her recipes. It would be fantastic to have her cookbook. Thank you for offering the contest.

    • Angela says:

      I just got my hands on a copy of this cookbook and I LOVE IT. I made the crustless pumpkin pie last night and it turned out great! I’d love to win a copy to give to a friend…and/or sponsor a giveaway on my blog, too! Everyone should have a copy of this book, whether they are gf or not. It is an easy go to allergy free cookbook that everyone should have on hand in case they want to prepare a meal for friend w/ allergies. I’m so glad I found it, and Jules flour!

  11. MJ says:

    Would love this book because it covers all the allergies my family members have…dairy, nut and gluten.

  12. Kathleen says:

    Jules’ products are the best! I would love to win her newest cookbook! Thanks!

    • Shona Wallace says:

      Thanks Jules for all you do. We have two Celiacs in the house we could sure use some new recipes around here. Can’t wait to get the new cookbook, but winning it would be even better.

  13. Leigh Anne Page says:

    Would LOVE to win a copy of her new book!

  14. Rise says:

    I would love to win this book. I’m always interested in new gluten-free recipes. Jules’ recipes are wonderful and I would love to have more of them.

  15. Susan says:

    Winning this book would be awesome! I’m newly diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and a co-worker is being tested for Celiac’s disease. This book would be great to share with her.

  16. Erin says:

    I am a GF Celiac and my fiance is allergic to eggs – we need this book! Jules is amazing – I read her blog, get her newsletter and use her all purpose flour. There is nothing like it!

  17. Hope says:

    I love Jules’ flour. It is the only one I use.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I have three young children with various allergies-one just gluten, two with dairy and citrus. Plus my husband has some different vegetable allergies. I am very interested in this book. I put it on my christmas list, but would love to win it instead!

  19. Kathryn Hartsell says:

    As one who has to accommodate a number of different food intolerances I think this book sounds FABULOUS! I would really like to add it to my cookbook collection.

  20. Martina says:

    Borrowed this from the library and would love my own copy. I am allergic to gluten, dairy and soy.

  21. Linda Swirzewski says:

    I feel SO LUCKY and extremely THANKFUL for finding Jules Shepard online after recently being diagnosed with Celiac disease. She is SO generous with educating and helping others and her recipes are FANTASTIC! I would love to win her latest cookbook. 🙂 Her flour mix is AMAZING and I feel she is nothing short of a true GENIUS in my book! 🙂

  22. Kathleen says:

    This cookbook will surely find a way onto my shelf.

  23. Bea says:

    i love Jules’ recipes. They are easy to make and are delicious.

  24. Amber says:

    I love to bake. This would be a blessing.

  25. GF cookbooks are the best! Still waiting for the Cook’s Illustrated GF cookbook, but this one looks good as well!

  26. Claudia says:

    I’d love to win this book!! I can’t cook myself to save my life!! Recipes would be great!! =)

  27. Lisa V says:

    Wow! This looks like a great book! I’d love to check it out.

  28. Carla Pullum says:

    I love cooking and wow a bread recipe count me in!

  29. Colleen M says:

    This sounds like a wonderful cookbook – I would love to win! The bread recipe sounds perfect for me!

  30. Coleen C. says:

    Just found out I’m not only severely gluten-intolerant but also soy- and dairy-intolerant! I just received a 5-lb. bag of Jules’ GF flour so I’m ready to go!

  31. Debbie Pawlowsk says:

    I love this recipe for rolled out sugar cookies!!!


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