I haven’t really posted a lot about it, but my son, Rex, was recently diagnosed with Aspergers. It really wasn’t a huge surprise, but what was a (albeit mild) surprise was how much diet can play a role in how his day is going. For instance, we recently had pretty good confirmation that food dyes affect him negatively. And, another suggestion that I’ve seen offered is that it’s a good idea to remove Gluten from the diet.
Now, I’m not really sure I really understand what gluten is to be completely honest with you – so, you can imagine how thrilled I was to be offered the opportunity to review Kim Wilson’s new ebook Good and Easy Eats which is a collection of recipes that are not only gluten free but are also free of dairy, egg, soy, yeast, and wheat. Wow – what a list, right?!?
I have been looking over all of the recipes, and I’m so encouraged to see how many of these recipes are foods that we would normally enjoy – just prepared in a slightly different way (and with different flours, etc…) We particularly love the idea of adding Fruit Smoothies to breakfast and making our own salad dressings (of which there are 4 basic types and there is a recipe included for each type.) Kim also offers suggestions on a lot of the recipes to change up the recipe if you don’t have issues with gluten.
She has included a wide variety of recipes from an easy way to prepare Steel Cut Oats (Baked Oats) to the more exotic Coconut Curry. We have such a long list of recipes that we’re going to be trying that I don’t want to include them all here, but I’m probably the most excited to try the Chocolate Meltaways which includes 2 cans of black beans. I thought – What?!? but, Kim has already predicted the surprise factor and advises
“Don’t let the ingredients scare you away! These little fudge bites are amazingly tasty and no one can believe they have black beans as a base.”
All throughout the book, Kim has also been gracious enough to include tips and hints that have helped her family as well as a pretty good look at how they schedule their meals and are still able to eat wholesome foods on a reasonable food budget. I find these bits especially helpful because I always tend to freeze up when I try to imagine implementing new habits in our routines.
Additionally, Good and Easy Eats would be equally beneficial for the family that is looking to supplement their regular diet with some healthier alternatives instead of making a complete change.
Good and Easy Eats is being released Saturday, December 10th, and will be available as an instant download for only $4.99! Kim has graciously offered a free copy of the book to one of my lucky readers! This is a 24 hour give-away (well, a little longer but pretty close..,) so you have until 12:01am ET, December 10th, to enter.
TO ENTER: You have the opportunity for 2 entries per person. Leave a comment below answering one of the questions below (each comment will count as a separate entry, so if you are answering both, please leave 2 comments.) I will use Random.org to choose the number for the winning comment. Don’t forget to leave your e-mail address or your Twitter name in the comment.
1.) Why do you feel that this book would be a great addition to your cookbook library?
2.) Go to the website for Good and Easy Eats and watch Kim’s introductory video and then tell us the most interesting thing you saw/heard in the video. (Even if you don’t normally watch videos, I think you’ll find some of the information well worth while…..the video is right at 4 minutes long.)
I can’t wait to hear your answers!
Note: I was provided a complimentary copy of Good and Easy Eats for my honest and unbiased review. Links within the post are affiliate links – Thank you for your support.