Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too

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Wiley, May 4, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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"A delightful memoir of learning to eat superbly while remaining gluten free."
Newsweek magazine

"Give yourself a treat! Gluten-Free Girl offers delectable tips on dining and living with zest–gluten-free. This is a story for anyone who is interested in changing his or her life from the inside out!"
—Alice Bast, executive director National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

"Shauna's food, the ignition of healthy with delicious, explodes with flavor—proof positive that people who choose to eat gluten-free can do it with passion, perfection, and power."
—John La Puma, MD, New York Times bestselling co-author of The RealAge Diet and Cooking the RealAge Way

"A breakthrough first book by a gifted writer not at all what I expected from a story about living with celiac disease. Foodies everywhere will love this book. Celiacs will make it their bible."
—Linda Carucci, author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks and IACP Cooking Teacher of the Year, 2002

An entire generation was raised to believe that cooking meant opening a box, ripping off the plastic wrap, adding water, or popping it in the microwave. Gluten-Free Girl, with its gluten-free healthful approach, seeks to bring a love of eating back to our diets. Living gluten-free means having to give up traditional bread, beer, pasta, as well as the foods where gluten likes to hide—such as store-bought ice cream, chocolate bars, even nuts that might have been dusted with flour. However, Gluten-Free Girl shows readers how to say yes to the foods they can eat. Written by award-winning blogger Shauna James, who became a interested in food once she was diagnosed with celiac disease and went gluten-free, Gluten-Free Girl is filled with funny accounts of the author’s own life including wholesome, delicious recipes, this book will guide readers to the simple pleasures of real, healthful food. Includes dozens of recipes like salmon with blackberry sauce, sorghum bread, and lemon olive oil cookies as well as resources for those living gluten-free.

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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

People keep trying to loan me this book. I wish they would stop. I also have celiac disease, and lean towards sounding like a newly converted missionary at times, and like many other people with the ... Read full review

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User Review  - mjennings26 - LibraryThing

The author does a great job remembering what it was like to grow up in the U.S. in the '70s and the kinds of foods we were raised on. Her celiac diagnosis changes her life and this book reads like a road trip into her budding and then fully blossoming interest in food. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Shauna James Ahern shares her stories, photographs, and recipes on her blog, gluttenfreegirl.com. The site, which receives thousands of hits a day, won Global Best Food blog with a Theme in 2006. She has been featured in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, and Newsweek.

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