Book Review: “The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking” by Peter Reinhart and Denine Wallace

Book Review - cookbook on gluten-free, low-carb bakingOne of the hardest aspects of a low-carb diet is cutting out bread, cakes and other flour-based treats. I love bread, so the absence of it created a big baguette-shaped hole in my soul.

Although I have now found ways to create reasonable low-carb substitutes for most of my favourite recipes, I really do wish this book was available years ago. It would have saved me many messy failed experiments!

All recipes in this book are gluten-free, sugar-free, and low-carb.

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Book review – "The Low Carb Gourmet" by Karen Barnaby

Book cover - The Low Carb GourmetThe Low-Carb Gourmet is written by Karen Barnaby, an executive chef at an award-winning restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. She herself has lost and kept off more than 5 stone through low-carb eating. She wrote this book to share her expertise of cooking low-carb food that is rich and satisfying.

However, I would not have chosen the word “Gourmet” to describe her recipes.

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Book review – "The Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes" by Nicola Graimes

The Big Book of Low Carb Recipes by Nicola GraimesAs indicated by the subtitle, the book contains “365 fast and fabulous dishes for sensible low-carb eating”. The book does contain precisely 365 recipes, and unlike some other diet recipe books, it  doesn’t try to cheat by counting variations of the same recipe as separate ones.

The book includes sections on breakfasts and desserts – always a bit of a challenge for low-carbers! There are some cakes and a recipe for low-carb brownies. Keep reading “Book review – "The Big Book of Low-Carb Recipes" by Nicola Graimes”