I was sent a copy of Carol Fenster’s latest cookbook 125 Gluten Free Vegetarian Recipes. I have huge respect for Carol Fenster as when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Carol’s books were the first I read. They helped me understand the gluten-free “lifestyle” as well as what the heck to eat/cook. I was a vegetarian for 15 years prior to going gluten-free (well except for bacon, but that’s another story) and struggled to find gluten free vegetarian recipe ideas. I love the concept of this recipe book and the vegan recipes are definitely a bonus!
Carol has penned an impressive nine cookbooks and decided it was time for a gluten-free vegetarian primer. “With over 22 million people following a vegetarian-inclined diet and seven percent adhering to a gluten-free diet, the time is right for a cookbook that combines these two popular diets into one practical guide,” says Fenster, who has been gluten-free for over 20 years. I made the gluten-free granola recipe and LOVED it! The recipe was easy, quick and the granola bars were moist and tasty. The possibilities of what nuts/dried fruit to use as add ins were endless (I’m all about variety). Overall, this is a great cookbook if you are looking for new gluten-free vegetarian recipes.
Review of 125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes by Carol Fenster, Ph.D
- Excellent assortment of gluten free vegetarian recipes.
- Bonus vegan recipes.
- Details the calories, fat, protein, carbs, cholesterol, sodium and fiber for each recipe.
- No food photographs. Prior to going gluten free, I didn’t cook much at all. After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I was essentially forced to get in my kitchen. I need pictures of what the end result will look like!