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Wednesday
Sep122012

New Cookbook! Nourishing Meals

Grind your own buckwheat (so easy) and bake up a batch of these Buckwheat Cinnamon Rolls. A recipe from the new cookbook Nourishing Meals.

The long-anticipated cookbook and guide Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family has released! The super duo Alissa Segerston and husband Tom Malterre, MS, CN have teamed up again and produced a masterpiece. Seriously, a masterpiece!

I am in complete awe of this book. Tom and Ali have poured their knowledge of whole foods and talent for recipe development into a 538-page cookbook that delivers a range of recipes and flavors, and provides answers to some of our greatest diet-related questions.

Why eat whole foods?

What is a leaky gut?

What are the best foods and meals to prepare to combat specific nutritional deficiencies?

Why the recent rise in food allergies and sensitivities?

How can you best nourish your child?

I have learned so much!

Then there are the recipes—lots of them—and all made with nourishing, whole food ingredients.

This afternoon I baked a batch of Buckwheat Cinnamon Rolls (pictured above, from page 140), and though my finished product wasn't as pretty as Ali's they tasted mighty good. Tender, wholesome, with a great crumb. I also made the sweet potato Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting (page 474) Ali suggested to top it with. Yep, another winner. Because orange sweet potatoes were what I had on hand, my rolls and frosting came out, shall we say, a festive Fall orange. But we didn't care, in fact the kids just each gobbled down two for an after school snack, and I'm not divulging how many I had. I think we'll have them for dinner too!

Next up:

Low Fructose Green Smoothie

Baking Powder Biscuits

Moroccan Lentil and Cabbage Soup

Kohlrabi Apple Slaw

Slow Cooked Mexican Beef Roast

Oven Roasted Pizza Sauce

Buckwheat Chia Tortillas

This book is a must-have for anyone following a gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free diet. Eggs are used (mostly in the breakfast section), however there are plenty of recipes (including pancakes) that are egg-free. Ingredients commonly used are the likes of chia seed, flax seed, buckwheat groats, rice flour, almond flour, psyllium husk, teff (and other ancient grains), and coconut oil. Sweeteners commonly used are applesauce, maple syrup, and coconut sugar.

I just can't put into words the magnificence of this book. All I can say is that I've had it for a little over a week and it's already showing signs of wear! It will be a keeper for years to come. A definite BUY!. You can pick up a copy here.

Reader Comments (9)

Well, you've convinced me to buy this book!! Great review, Lexie. Thank you.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Wow this book needs to be on my shelf. It looks like total perfection. Thanks for the lovely review, I have to get my hands on this! :)

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ Tasty Yummies

Eagerly anticipating the arrival of this book! I've been eyeing those cinnamon rolls for months!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa | Queen of Quinoa

I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! For more details, please visit: http://faeriewriter.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/one-lovely-blog-award/ Congratulations!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Hi! Quick question: Are there many recipes that are low in added starches? (tapioca, potato, etc.) Thank you!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Hi April ... so I eye-balled it and I'd say that Ali does not go overboard with the starches. For example the rolls I made called for 3-4 cups buckwheat flour and 1 cup tapioca. I'd say about 1/2 - 2/3 the recipes call for a starch flour or sweet rice flour. But she really does try to rely on fresh ground grains and the likes of teff, buckwheat and sorghum and makes those the headliners in the recipes. Hope that helps.

xoLexie

September 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterLexie

Hi Lexie,

I just posted to my twitter account! Thank you!!

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlutenfreegoat

Posted on my Facebook!!! :)

September 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChar Magnifico

Thanks for the great info and recipes. I have been cooking grain and dairy free for a couple of years now and always looking for new recipes!

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvey

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