Gluten Free Goes Gourmet - And Kosher
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, October 03, 2013, 03:48 PM EDT
The rising incidence of gluten intolerance and sensitivity in the American population, as well as a heightened focus on wellness and healthy eating, has spurred a demand for easy to follow delicious recipes and meal ideas. In her new cookbook, Gluten Free Goes Gourmet, noted nutrition expert and consultant, Vicky Pearl, combines the healthfulness of gluten-free with gourmet tastes that happen to be kosher. This first- ever comprehensive kosher gluten-free cookbook features over 100 original gluten, dairy, and corn-free recipes for the hundreds of thousands of people who are eating gluten-free, many of whom also keep kosher. Vicky hopes that this book will educate many about the virtues of “eating healthy and well.”
As a practicing nutrition coach, Vicky has been helping people eat better for almost two decades and has been at the forefront of the gluten free movement witnessing firsthand the amazing health benefits that following a gluten-free diet can incur.
“The book contains recipes that I have made over and over again for my family and friends,” Vicky explains. “All of the recipes in this book are replicable in home kitchen, using equipment that are sure to have on hand and with skills most of us have or can easily learn.”
Gluten Free Goes Gourmet has something for everyone for any occasion and run the gamut from Dips & Drinks to Stellar Side Dishes, Magnificent Mock Dairy to Marvelous Meat & Poultry, and Breads and Desserts. Recipes include: Chicken Soup & Knaidlach; Brisket & Chicken Rollups; Baked Salmon in Marinade; Mock Cheese Blintzes; Creamy Eggplant Dip; Broccoli & Carrot Salad; Potato Kugel; and Moist Honey Cake, to name only a few. Vicky also provides extensive information on pantry items and ingredients.
“It was also my intention that my recipes do not rapidly raise blood sugar levels. I chose to use low-glycemic vegetables such as zucchini, broccoli and others, as much as possible. I also wanted to make sure that granulated sugar could be used successfully in the same recipe should home cooks prefer to use it.”
Gluten Free Goes Gourmet is an indispensable tool for anybody interested in cooking and eating gluten-free. With the holidays just around the corner, this is the must-have cookbook.
“Who knew gluten-free foods could look this good?! With beautiful pictures and delicious recipes, this book is
a breakthrough for anyone with special dietary concerns.”
Estee Kafra, KosherScoop.com, Author of Spice it Right! And Cooking with Color
“Vicky’s cookbook is one huge step in the right direction in the worldwide movement to help stop the growth of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. All of Vicky’s recipes use real food, without gimmicks of any kind, in real recipes that are doable in your home kitchen and that you will be proud to serve.”
Nechama Cohen, Nutritional Consultant and Naturopath
Founder and Director, Jewish Diabetes Association, Author of Enlightened Kosher Cooking
“You only need to read the dessert section of this cookbook to see that Vicky Pearl has enabled those with gluten intolerances to never feel deprived. So many Jewish favorites are now gluten-free!”
Leah Schapira, CookKosher.com, author of Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking and co-author of the Made Easy cookbook series
About Vicky Pearl
Vicky Pearl has been a leading voice in the kosher health community for decades. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Vicky started her career as a teacher. Her love of teaching and helping others, however, took a decidedly different turn once she started investigating ways to manage her own allergies. As in all things Vicky pursues, she started by doing vast amounts of research on how diet and lifestyle impacted those with allergies. Then she began to slowly but effectively alter her diet, eliminating various foods and replacing them with others that were thought to alleviate allergy symptoms. The more she read, the more excited she became. And, more importantly, she began to feel better. Her allergies abated. Soon, word began to spread and friends and neighbors began approaching her for advice. From that a new career was born. Vicky’s love of teaching has continued by providing her clients with the latest research, gently guiding them on how to decipher the most recent data and lovingly coaxing them to adopt healthier alternative diets and lifestyles.
Her love of cooking played no small part in this either. Since she was a child, Vicky adored cooking, first helping her grandmother and mother prepare meals and then experimenting in her own kitchen for her growing family. Her innate creativity was let loose. Finding ways to incorporate new ingredients and gluten-free products in her everyday meals became as exciting as the myriad ways she was enabling others to feel better. Vicky still lives in Brooklyn with her family, making a world of difference to hundreds of people throughout the world.
To learn more about Vicky Pearl and Gluten Free Goes Gourmet, visit her website www.gfbyvickypearl.com .