Gluten-free can be confusing, especially for the newly diagnosed when they see how many different flours and mixes are used.
Allen has created just one flour mix that is used for all the recipes in the book. There is no corn, no bean, no potato, or no soy flours, used.
There is a perception that it takes a lot of time to cook from scratch.
Allen designed the gluten-free recipes in the book to be as simple as possible, in fact one recipe is used four different ways to create different bread products while some snacks are only three ingredients and no bake option.
Allen created an author video showing the four bread products made using the one recipe.
Check out the video on youtube athttp://youtu.be/
When asked why she wrote the book Allen replied, "I believe in keeping it simple and believe it is healthier to cook from scratch, as well as, financially more sustainable. To share the simple tricks I've learned I hope to prevent others from going years and years without decent bread products among other things. I say this since when I first started looking at gluten-free books I found them complicated with a number of flour mixes, different ingredients, etc. Since I love to cook and don't shy away from substituting and experimenting I found these complicated cook books frustrating;
Included in the book are recipes for bread, hamburger buns, wraps, pita, tacos and crackers that are cheaper than buying them helping celiac and gluten intolerant people with their food budgets.
Published by Earth Haven, the book is available on Amazon in both Kindle (also viewable on PC/Mac, Ipad, blackberry etc.) and in colour paperback.
Tracey Allen has been home cooking for over 27 years and gardening for over 15 years, while writing articles on a various topics as a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Currently she has three published books - The Sustainable Table: Take Back Your Plate , Building a Passive Solar House: My Experience Shared, and Do It Yourself Press Releases. She lives in an earth-berm, ICF, passive solar house with her husband. Allen is working toward creating a sustainable food supply for her and her family in Prince Edward Island, Canada. For more information or to read her blog visit