Review and Giveaway: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Flour-Free Eating

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Heather says:

You all know the drill, first we make the FTC happy and then we get down to business. I was sent one copy of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Flour-Free Eating for review purposes. Any links to the book are affiliate links, this just means I get a small cut if someone makes a purchase through that link, it does not impact the price for the consumer. I will be giving away this book in a random drawing.

This book is written more to those who are looking to begin a new flourless diet than those who are forced to avoid gluten due to a medical condition. While many of the recipes are clearly labelled as gluten-free, this is not the focus of the book.

The informational section at the beginning gives a decent introduction to how and why someone would transition to a flour-free diet and is also presents some important nutritional information.

Throughout the book there are plenty of quick tips and definitions that would be helpful to any novice cook.

This book contains some interesting recipes that I plan on trying in the future, the one that first caught my eye is Cajun Shrimp Stew with Browned Flourless Roux. Regular readers know, I’m pretty much sold on anything with both shrimp and roux.

I think this book would be best for novice cooks looking to experiment with a flour-free diet, for diabetics looking for recipes lower on the glycemic index, and to those with celiac disease looking for a few alternative recipes such as for salad dressings and other items that may be difficult to find gluten-free.

I will be giving away my review copy in a random drawing. The drawing is open to anyone who leaves a comment between now (Aug 2, 2010 7:30pm) and Saturday August 7, 2010 at 9pm Eastern.

That’s it, no hoops to jump through. Just leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner on Sunday.

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27 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Flour-Free Eating”

  1. Sounds like something I'd be interested in experimenting with! Thanks for your weekly chores. My house is starting to stay put together longer after cleanings!

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  2. This looks like an interesting book. We're learning how to cook gluten-free as well as for blood sugar reasons. Thanks for a wonderful blog. 🙂

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  3. I *need* to eliminate both sugar and flour from my diet, I know, but it seems that's easier said than done. That cookbook might go a long way toward helping with the the flour part of it! Thanks for offering to give up your copy!

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  4. Oh, as a recently diagnosed celiac, I’m always on the hunt for recipes. Thanks for the opportunity to win and I love your site!

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  5. I too would love to win this book. I have been trying to make healthy lifestyle changes as of late. Interesting enough, at work we were talking about a Brownie made with wholewheat flour and honey instead of the usual bleached flour, eggs and sugar and low and behold there's a picture of a couple of yummy looking Brownies on the cover on this book!

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  6. I am pretty curious to see how your body would change or feel with out flour in your diet. It's very strange, but I like to try new things in life. It keeps me on my toes!

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  7. Looks like an interesting cook book. My mom's diabetic, so I guess I need to work on healthier meals for me and the boys.

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  8. Love your blog and all that you do. These emails are never passed over! Would love to win, but oops, I’m already a winner because I’m on your distribution list. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This looks like just what I have been hoping to find. Loving to cook and eat many wheat products and now having to find alternates or do without is NO FUN. Thanks for sharing this information!

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  10. At long last , about time, someone finally has come up with flour free recipes.I thank you my family thanks you,there are so many things we will be able to eat now. I would love to receive a copy of this book.

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  11. being that lots of my friends have allergies or diet restrictions and i like to experiment with cooking new things, i think it would be fun to have this book. maybe then some of these friends would actually be able to come over for dinner, since i might have something good to cook.

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  12. This looks like just the right book for our family as we attempt to do battle with weight, allergies, diabetes and make our way towards healthier people! Thanks for doing the review!

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