I’ve been intermittently reading The Gluten Free Cheat Sheet ever since Perigee Books, Penguin Random House sent me a pre-release copy a few weeks ago. This newest book from gluten-free lifestyle blogger, April Peveteaux, hit the stores on Tuesday of this week. While my true intention was to quickly skim-read to get the highlights, I am finding myself taking the time to let it all sink in.
April’s light-hearted yet expert approach is completely engaging. After receiving a celiac diagnosis in 2011, April started her gluten free blog to share her journey, encourage others, and sometimes rant about “the ridiculousness of having a disease that is activated by a sandwich.”
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with celiac disease?
A gluten sensitivity?
Perhaps you are suspecting a wheat allergy?
Have wanted to invite someone who is gluten-free over for dinner but are not sure what the “do’s and don’ts” are?
Have a co-working or church member that is gluten-free and want ideas?
Practicing a Paleo lifestyle?
Or, maybe you have just discovered that you feel better and have decided to try this gluten-free lifestyle out.
The book will help you navigate the switch to gluten-free, including how to shape up your pantry, discover foods that will make you feel like you aren’t missing out, and provide a primer on gluten-free baking secrets.
While I am personally no longer gluten-free or dairy-free ever since my doctor figured out I was only deficient in amino and linoleic acids that break down proteins, my husband and I mostly live a gluten-free life. I discovered that my taste buds retrained themselves and, well, I don’t miss it. What a surprise to realize that!
I asked April what was the most surprising thing she learned from going gluten free. She said, “I was most surprised about how emotionally attached I had previously been to bread and similar products. While I don’t even use bread when I have a burger or some kinds of sandwiches anymore (I feel like it just gets in the way!), at first I felt like I was losing a friend when I waved goodbye to brioche.”
See, there is hope!
But first, you’ve got to get started.
This book is a good first step.
|there is a handy resource section in the back of the book that lists #gf bloggers from every state|