Gluten-Free & Paleo Cook Book Favorites!

PALEO-GLUTENFREEBOOKS

One of the comments I read and RE-READ several times on this journey was “Don’t go out and replace your processed  GLUTEN-FILLED foods you ate, with gluten-free processed foods”.  EAT. REAL. FOOD.  That is the easiest transition.

The reason?

Well, for one – processed foods have a ton of toxins in them that your body doesn’t need, and has to filter out, so ultimately it can cause additional damage also.

Another is that OFTEN people with leaky gut/ gut permeability / celiac disease damage / auto immune disease issues soon realize they CAN’T tolerate ANY grains without having some systemic inflammation issues… because all grains have a protein/or a gluten in them that can act as an irritant in the gut.

More often than not, I encourage people to look at the Paleo side of “gluten-free” living.  It’s an easy transition that doesn’t involve the mixing of 50 flours, and figuring out what brands are best of processed foods.  In our family, we still eat some processed foods – but very little and not frequently.  I personally do not eat them any longer, because I cannot tolerate them with the level of damage I have in my system. It’s good motivation to stick to this with our family.

Basically it’s looking at living gluten-free, without the processed junk to create more problems.  If YOU are making the foods – you know what is in them, and you can make the necessary changes for your family… It’s nice to know what is in your food.

Eating paleo works best for me, but even I have to eat revised paleo – as my body doesn’t care for almonds, and most nuts.  I’m fine with that, because I FEEL the best, and my digestion is at it’s best without it – which singles, my body is happy.

So – I compiled some of my favorite cook books I’ve used over the past year.  We still have birthday cake, and special treats too – but many of the paleo books (Especially the book Practical Paleo) discuss the whys and hows of oils, meats and preparing of foods.  Enjoy!

PALEO-PracticalPaleo

Great recipes like the muffins pictured here are easily adaptable to your food allergy needs, and the book shares several diet plans for multiple disease issues.

Great recipes like the muffins pictured here are easily adaptable to your food allergy needs, and the book shares several diet plans for multiple disease issues.

Everyday Paleo (top center) is one of my favorites!  You can see the sticky notes in some of them - lots of pages marked!!

Everyday Paleo (top center) is one of my favorites! You can see the sticky notes in some of them – lots of pages marked!!

 

MY FAVORITE GLUTEN-FREE COOK BOOKS:

4 Ingredients Gluten Free Foods, Kim McCosker & Rachael Bermingham

The Ultimate Gluten Free Cookie Book, Roben Ryberg

Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food, Sussan O’Brien

Everyday Gluten-Free Slow Cooking, Kimberly Mayone & Kitty Broihier, MS, RD ****

Simply Sugar & Gluten Free, Amy Green

Babycakes Covers the Classics, Erin McKenna

 

MY FAVORITE PALEO COOKBOOKS:

Practical Paleo, Diane Sanfilippo, BS, NC ****

Paleo Slow Cooking, Chrissy Gower ****

Paleo Comfort Foods, Julie & CHarles Mayfield

Paleo Indulgences, Tammy Credicott

Everyday Paleo, Sarah Fragoso ****

 

****  Use most often

 

” ‘I have the right to do anything,’ you say–but not everything is beneficial. ‘I
have the right to do anything’–but I will not be mastered by anything.”

1 Cor. 6:12

 

 

 

 

Posted on March 17, 2013, in Cook Books, Food To Try and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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