The Bottom Line
Gluten-Free On A Shoestring includes 125 basic, family-friendly recipes, tips, lists and resources designed to help gluten-free cooks cut their food budgets while eating real food with real nutritious value. Nice!
- 125 budget-conscious gluten-free recipes that emphasize home cooking
- Recipes focus on basic family-friendly foods
- Extensive how-to lists for building your GF pantry, shopping lists and finding gluten-free bargains
- Lots of appealing recipes for easy global fare like "gluten-free lo mein" and "potstickers"
- Money-saving comparisons included with a variety of recipes
- Only 8 recipe photos included
- Gluten-Free On A Shoestring by Nicole Hunn, published by Da Capo Press, March 2011.
- Book contains 125 "Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap," 256 pages including index.
- Text includes 8 full page, color recipe photographs.
- Dozens of recipes for gluten-free staples including breads, rolls, crusts, stocks, sauces, favorite cookies and more.
- Tips for finding money-saving gluten-free bargains online, at the supermarket and at warehouse clubs.
- Recipes can easily be converted to "gluten-free / dairy-free" for those on "GFCF" diets.
Guide Review - Book review of Gluten-Free On A Shoestring by Nicole Hunn
Gluten-Free On A Shoestring author Nicole Hunn began writing about gluten-free "home cookin' in the new economy" at her popular blog of the same name.
Gluten-Free On A Shoestring will show you how to:
- Plan and stock a money-saving gluten-free pantry
- Find and use money-saving gluten-free coupons
- Use supermarket and food company websites to hunt for bargains
- Follow a once-a-week cooking plan to make basic gluten-free staples like gluten-free pizza and pasta dough, chicken stock and sauces which will be conveniently ready for a weeks' worth of meals
- Follow a once-a-month cooking plan and freeze family favorites like gluten-free mac and cheese, gluten-free cookies, dinner rolls, breads and even potato gnocchi.
- Turn gluten-free recipes into gluten-free / dairy-free (GFCF) recipes and more.
Nicole emphasizes that Gluten-Free On A Shoestring is not a "chefy" cookbook, but rather one full of basic, familiar comfort foods -- great news for parents of gluten-free kids that prefer simple foods over gourmand, unfamiliar foods and tastes.
A "commitment to cooking" is important to successfully utilize the myriad tips and lists included in the book, including how to stock a gluten-free pantry, shopping lists, how to order gluten-free ingredients online, shop gluten-free at your supermarket and how to save money shopping gluten-free at warehouse clubs.
If you don't enjoy cooking from scratch -- or don't have the time to cook from scratch you may find that this cookbook isn't for you. Since I love cooking, I am totally thrilled to add this practical, timely and very good gluten-free cookbook to my collection. I can't wait to try Nicole's gluten-free wonton wrapper and pot sticker recipes!