I recently received the cookbook, “4 Ingredients Gluten Free: More than 400 New & Exciting Recipes All Made with 4 or Fewer Ingredients and All Gluten Free” by Kim McCosker and Rachel Bermigham.
When my DS2 was a nursing infant, he had several food sensitivities. One of those sensitivities was gluten. So, for about a year I age gluten free (GF). It was a challenge, particularly at the beginning. When I had the choice to receive and review this book I jumped at it! While I’m not exclusively GF anymore, I do limit my gluten intake. Having done this for several years now, I am more experienced and know yummy GF from not-so-yummy GF.
Many of the recipes in 4 Ingredients GF are the easy GF kind – meat/veggies/fruits. Those recipes are tasty in their own right and will taste like any others that you’ve tasted. Then there are the grain-style GF recipes: muffins, breads, desserts, and pancakes, oh my! I found the recipes to taste good overall. Many of the recipes have optional ingredients that would take you over the 4, but might enhance the overall flavor. If you want basic, easy, and fairly quick GF, then this is a great cookbook for you. If you are looking for more gourmet with deeper flavors, then this probably isn’t your choice. The up side to 4 Ingredients GF is that you don’t need to buy 12 different flours, as some recipes require. Most of the flour-based recipes called for self-rising, store-bought GF flour. This is available at my local natural store, so may be available at your local store, too. If not, you can buy it online for a competitive price.
I should note that these recipes are only GF. That means they are not vegan, sugar free (or low sugar), or low fat. Several recipes call for heavy cream and a generous amount of sugar. But if you normally avoid those items, you probably already know the substitutes. If you are looking for a simple, tasty GF cookbook that won’t break the bank, 4 Ingredients GF is an excellent buy. You can find 4 Ingredients GF at Amazon for $102.0 (paperback) and $9.99 (Kindle).
Happy Reading…and Eating!