Whether you’re hosting a small intimate gathering of friends or a large party with an open guest list, Easy Gluten-Free Entertaining will satisfy everyone whether they live gluten-free or not.
Inside you’ll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas safe for anyone eliminating wheat or gluten from their daily lives. Not only are all these recipes gluten-free, most of them are also grain-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan.
Your next social gathering will be a success because the recipes included make it easy to satisfy any and all palates and preferences. From delicious appetizers to main dishes, side dishes, and dessert look no further.
Contains pictures of every recipe!
Your guests will love these Easy Gluten-Free favorites:
A great book for anyone looking for entertainment ideas that just happen to be gluten-free.
“Yay! A cookbook that addresses many different food allergies and intolerances through easy-to-follow recipes. Hosting an intimate dinner party? Aiming to please a pile of picky preschoolers? Whatever the case might be, Easy Gluten-Free Entertaining offers wheat free solutions for your entire menu.”
—Sagdrina Jalal, Fit Is The NEW 40!
“The variety of recipes in this book is amazing! Whether you are throwing a party, trying to come up with something unique and interesting for dinner, or if you just want to make a dish that’s tasty and simple, you can find it here! I’ve only been gluten-free for a few months, but I will definitely refer to this cookbook when I need creative meal ideas for entertaining. The recipes focus on fresh, wholesome ingredients and that’s ideal for me and my family. Thank you Christine and Aimee for making gluten-free so delicious and so do-able!”
Aimee DuFresne, who grew up on a steady diet of fast food, became interested in leading a healthier lifestyle after both her parents were diagnosed with cancer. When she lost weight and gained greater energy from adding more whole foods (in the form of fruits and vegetables) to her diet, she decided to make a career change as well. She trained at Living Light Culinary Institute and Matthew Kenney Academy and became a certified raw vegan chef.
She now shares what she has learned on her journey through her radio show, Vital Lessons: Feeding Your Body, Mind and Soul, and also works privately with professional women who are craving more vibrant and fulfilling lives.
Christine Seelye-King is a professional Culinary Speaker and Chef Instructor, teaching cooking skills to students of all ages from small children through senior citizens. She is a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor for the National Restaurant Association.
She is an avid Food Historian and the Co-Founder of the Culinary Historians of Atlanta. She has written books on planning large historical feasts, cooking for children from ancient recipes, and she edited a compendium of year-round holiday celebrations.
In this unmatched collection of gluten- and dairy-free recipes, Jennifer Bigler, founder of the blog Living Freely Gluten Free, lays out 101 tasty dishes that your family will quickly fall in love with.
Try everything from filling mains, like Hearty Homestyle Chicken Potpie, to lighter dishes, like Macadamia Coconut-Crusted Mahi-Mahi, to all those decadent meals you didn’t know you could still enjoy, like Easy Cheesy Baked Ziti and Turmeric Sage Fried Chicken. With snacks like Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Mushrooms and quick sides like Orange-Maple Carrots, you can endlessly mix and match your dinner plate! There are also fluffy, spot-on bread recipes, such as Everything-but-the-Gluten Bagels, and mouthwatering desserts, like Fudgy Pecan Brownies. And with a whole chapter of nourishing breakfasts, like French Toast Casserole and Grain-Free Granola, you and your family will have a plethora of reliable meals to start off the day.
With these amazing recipes, Jennifer helps anyone with food allergies reclaim their kitchen to make mealtime safe, easy and incredibly flavorful once again. With tons of Paleo, Whole30 and vegan options sprinkled throughout, there’s truly something for everyone.
In this practical cookbook, Shannon Stonger, author of Traditionally Fermented Foods and co-author of The Doable Off-Grid Homestead, invites you into her bustling homestead kitchen. She shares how she feeds her family of eight with delicious, nutritious meals for less. Based on the wisdom of traditional food diets, these recipes are focused on unprocessed ingredients, pastured animal products and frugal foods that people have thrived on for generations. The resulting meals are gluten-free, almost entirely dairy-free, picky eater–certified and, most importantly, deeply nourishing.
Find tips and tricks for cutting down on costs while prioritizing nutrient density per dollar. Follow easy directions for sprouting or soaking grains and legumes to unlock their full nutritional value, then use them in yummy meals like A Better Kefir-Chia Soaked Granola or Soaked Gluten- Free Artisan Bread. Learn to tactfully utilize more expensive produce, with foolproof recipes like higher-protein, lower-cost Stretched-Out Guacamole. With recipes like Homemade Coconut Milk and Cultured Oatgurt, you can make your own pantry staples, saving you money.
There are also tons of incredible dishes that maximize wholesome animal products, mouthwatering flavors and cost-effectiveness, such as Mediterranean Hide-the-Heart Meatballs, Stretch-the-Meat and Bean Loaf and Real Food Copycat Tomato Soup. Give your family the gift of nutritious meals made from real foods—without breaking the bank.
If you’ve spent too many holidays slaving over sugar-laden desserts that you couldn’t even eat just to impress your guests, listen up: there’s no need to make food you can’t consume any longer when you’ve got CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining on your side. Learn how to create gorgeous dishes that will wow even the pickiest crowd that you can eat as well!
After all, there’s nothing worse than being forced to nibble on a boring celery stick from the vegetable tray because there’s nothing else you can eat. Now you too can indulge in delicious appetizers, cocktails and desserts–that just happen to be low-carb and gluten-free. Now you can have your holiday and eat it too—and throw a party your guests will be talking about for years to come—all at the same time.
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining makes treating your guests to a delicious and healthy gathering easier than ever. From breakfasts and brunches to luncheons, dinners and cocktail parties, there are recipes and entertaining tips for every type of holiday occasion, from Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day.
What You’ll Get
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten Free Holiday Entertaining provides you with 90 mouth-watering recipes, hundreds of cooking and party tips and ideas, an extensive overview of ingredient usage and substitutions, a handy guide with information on where to purchase specialty ingredients you may not be able to find in stores, a table of sweetener equivalents, a vocabulary glossary for beginners and more.
The book is ideal for both seasoned and novice cooks, so no matter your culinary experience, you’ll find an easy-to-use collection of recipes and tips that just about anyone can follow.
Types of Recipes Included:
• Appetizers / Hors d’Oeuvres
• Breads & Crackers
• Main Dishes
• Side Dishes
• Cocktails / Drinks / Beverages
A Sampling of Included Recipes
• Wild Blueberry Belgian Waffles
• Crab Frittata
• Shrimp Dill Dip
• Bleu Cheese Bacon Bites
• Bacon-Wrapped Fig Jalapeno Peppers
• Swiss Pecan Crisps
• Roasted Herb-Brined Turkey and Gravy
• Flank Steak Pinwheels
• Garlic-Stuffed Rib Roast with Coffee Rub
• Slow Cooker Lamb Stew
• Creamy Butternut Squash and Roasted Garlic Soup
• Lemon Beet Salad
• Vegetable Latkes
• Eggplant Involtini with Pesto Filling
• Parsnip, Roasted Garlic and Three Cheese Gratin
• Toasty Chai-ppucino
• Low-Carb Hot Cocoa
• Pearberry Sparklers
• Pecan Latte Gateau
• Chocolate Raspberry Mouse
• and much, much more!
Get a Leg Up This Holiday Season
Start your holiday season off right. Order CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining and you’ll have all the tools you need to host successful holiday gatherings with recipes so delicious you’ll barely believe they’re healthy!
Praise for CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining
“I love the recipes in this book! Whether you are the casual, backyard, card table and folding chairs type of entertainer or the tablecloth, fine china, and champagne type of person, you’ll find a plethora of original recipes to fit your needs. This cookbook is proof positive that one doesn’t have to partake in the holiday junkfest to indulge in decadent, festive real food dishes. Misty and Tracey have pulled together a fine collection of recipes that anybody will enjoy.
The biggest surprise is that one is getting much more than just a cookbook. From a discussion of good fats/bad fats, to a comprehensive sweetener conversion chart, to nutritional advice about types of food, to maintaining a well-stocked kitchen, this book is saturated with useful information.”
—Tiffany Rangel, www.Deliciously-Thin.com
“I made the mistake of reviewing this book without eating breakfast. Just the table of contents is making me ravenous! Bleu Cheese Bacon Bites? Cauliflower, Sausage and Gruyère Soup? Mixed Baby Greens with Strawberry Champagne Vinaigrette? Sautéed Chicken with Olives, Capers, and Roasted Lemons? Are you kidding me?!
Incredible! Tracey and Misty have come up with a dazzling variety of recipes just in time for the holiday party season. If you want to serve your guests dishes that will cement your reputation as a brilliant hostess while staying on track nutritionally, you need this book. You need it badly.
CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining offers considerably more than scrumptious, imaginative recipes. It’s a clear and comprehensive guide to low carbohydrate, Paleo, and primal eating, offering useful information about fats, proteins, dairy, and more. It’s also the perfect primer if you’re new to this way of eating. I guarantee wherever you are in your dietary lifestyle, you will find this book a big help.
But the food! Dear heaven, the food!
Excuse me, gotta go eat now.”
—Dana Carpender, Author, Fat Fast Cookbook and 500 Low-Carb Recipes
“With almost 100 recipes, CarbSmart Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Holiday Entertaining by Tracey Rollison & Misty Humphrey, is a kitchen essential for when you need to entertain guests and you want to serve delicious dishes that are low carb and gluten free. The recipes are easy to prepare without relying the usual processed foods.
Original and tantalizing recipes like Pepperoni Chip Dippers and Swiss Pecan Crisps jumped right off the page. These are both creative gluten free alternatives to crackers.
This book is perfect for people who have struggled with balancing the desire to provide guests with scrumptious dishes and yet maintain the healthy goal of celebrating the holidays without added sugar or gluten.”
— Dianne Rishikof, MS, RDN, LDN, DianneRishikof.com
“Not only is this great cookbook bursting with page after page of mouthwateringly scrumptious low carb and gluten free recipes, it also contains a host of super useful information about the low carb lifestyle and enlightening first hand accounts of how the authors turned their lives around by changing their diet.
This collection of delicious recipes will really open your eyes to a whole world of ideas for entertaining without the carbs and will leave your guests begging you for your kitchen secrets.
So all that is left for me to say is... roll on winter!”
—Ade Rowswell, My Big Fat Low Carb Life on Facebook
Whether you’re new to the low-carb, ketogenic lifestyle or you’re a long-time veteran; you’re going to love the 50+ new mouthwatering recipes in CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook from CarbSmart Press.
The CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook is chock-full of sweet recipes that please the palate and leave you feeling great–without gluten and sugar! Two people known for and dedicated to the low-carb and Paleo lifestyle–Dana Carpender and Caitlin Weeks–have created these wonderful grain-free, sugar-free recipes. Carpender is the author of 20+ low-carb cookbooks including our own Fat Fast Cookbook, while Weeks, known as Grass-Fed Girl, is a holistic nutrition consultant, author, and popular blogger from San Francisco, CA. These CarbSmart.com columnists have collaborated on an amazing collection of recipes that you’ll want to make over and over.
Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Recipes to Keep You In Ketosis
Ketosis is the optimal metabolic state of utilizing fat for fuel instead of consuming starchy grains, sugars, and other carbohydrates that have negative side-effects when eaten in large quantities (as the USDA and a majority of nutritionally-misinformed doctors believe).
This cookbook is perfect for anyone who wants to entertain the low-carb way or wants to make healthy low-carb delicacies for their own friends and family. From treats and sweets to condiments and more, CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook is going to give you recipes you’ll use for years to come!
Healthy Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Ingredients
Not sure how to cook with stevia, xylitol, almond meal, or coconut flour? No problem! CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook gives you the information you need to use these great low-carb and gluten-free ingredients and explains why they are better for you. But it doesn’t stop there. You will also learn more about using erythritol, beef gelatin, chia seeds, and flaxseed meal–ingredients that have become staples of the low-carb kitchen.
A sampling of some of the amazing recipes included in this low-carb cookbook include:Dairy-Free Frozen MochaccinoVanilla Toffee CoffeePecan SandiesCoconut and Cinnamon Keto Fat BombsPaleo Chocolate Chip CookiesPeanut Butter CookiesMacadamia Nut BiscottiCrustless Coconut PieStrawberry Cheesecake BarsStrawberry ShortcakeHibiscus Finger GelatinEasy Vanilla Chia PuddingChoco-Peanut Flourless CakeRed Velvet CupcakesKey Lime PieChocolate Mint PopsiclesNacho Cheese CrackersPumpkin PancakesPork Rind PancakesAnd many, many more!
Making Smart Choices For The Low-Carb and Grain-Free Dieter
Each tasty recipe is labeled by their nutritional category–low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, vegetarian, vegan, and nut-free, so you can easily identify what fits your dietary needs. They also offer nutritional info, recipe variations, special creator notes, and more. You’ll know the exact breakdown of each recipe because the nutritional info includes serving size, calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and usable carbohydrates.
From the Minds (and Kitchens) of Two Respected Low-Carb Experts
CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook contains exactly what you’d expect from Dana Carpender and Caitlin Weeks–delicious, healthy ketogenic recipes with delicious, healthy ketogenic ingredients. Carpender, who is also author of our bestselling Fat Fast Cookbook is known for her blog Hold the Toast. Weeks, who has been a holistic nutritionist since 2011, publishes at her popular blog Grass Fed Girl. Together, they have used their expertise, creativity, and grain- and sugar-free knowledge to create an irresistible cookbook!
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For years you’ve been told that eating fat makes you fat and that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Anyone who understands the science of Low Carb dieting knows this is just not true. Prepare to have your mind blown!
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Nutritional Ketosis is a metabolic state in which we use stored body fat for energy. The Fat Fast helps low carbers break weight loss plateaus and rapidly get back to burning fat for fuel when they have gone off plan.
Fat Fast Cookbook is a collection of healthy Low Carb / High Fat recipes created by best-selling author Dana Carpender with contributions by Amy Dungan of Healthy Low Carb Living (HealthyLowCarbLiving.com), and Rebecca Latham of My Low Carb Road to Better Health (lowcarbbetterhealth.blogspot.com), with photography by Amy Dungan and Jeff Guyer.
Here’s What You’ll Get In The Fat Fast Cookbook
50 Delicious Low Carb / High Fat Recipes:
These quick and easy-to-prepare recipes are written by Dana Carpender, Managing Editor of CarbSmart and author of 500 Paleo Recipes with contributions by low carb bloggers Amy Dungan and Rebecca Latham.
The Science Behind the Fat Fast:
Dana Carpender explains the science of the Fat Fast, it’s history and why and how it works.
Using the Fat Fast in Your Low Carb Lifestyle:
The Fat Fast is a short-term tool for jump-starting your low carb weight loss. Dana details strategies for incorporating the Fat Fast into your long-term Low Carb diet plans.
Easy to Find Ingredients For Your Fat Fast Recipes:
We include a list of easy-to-find foods and ingredients you’ll need for your Fat Fast recipes whether you purchase them in your local supermarket or online.
What Is Nutritional Ketosis and Why is It Important written by Jimmy Moore:
Jimmy Moore, the Low Carb Community’s #1 Blogger, Podcaster and Low Carb Diet expert describes Nutritional Ketosis, how it works and how it helped him jump-start his low carb weight loss and help him lose over 60 pounds!
A sample of the quick and easy-to-prepare Low Carb / High Fat recipesYogurt Parfait Fat Fast RecipeBoursin Stuffed MushroomsYogurt ParfaitJalapeno PoppersFettuccine with Pancetta CreamChocolate Peanut Butter BombsFat Fast Mac-and-CheeseMocha Mascarpone MousseCoconut Flax BreadSweet-and-Tangy Macaroni SaladCoco Cocoa Fat BombsButter-Roasted PecansAsparagus with Wasabi MayonnaiseSalmon Bisque