January 30, 2011
Go Dairy Free – Review & Giveaway
I thought this book review and giveaway would be a great wrap up to my mini series on eating dairy free. If you missed the previous posts, you can read them here:
How to Go Dairy Free
How to Go Dairy Free Part 2: Substitutes
How to Go Dairy Free Part 3: Adapting Recipes
What I have written, however, is only a brief introduction by someone who has not been dairy free for long.
If you are serious about going dairy free, or are seriously thinking about it, Go Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming is the book to buy. What I love about Go Dairy Free is that it is full of information. Everything I wanted to know about eating dairy free is in this book. All the questions I have asked about the dairy free diet are answered in this book. But that’s not all. The book is also packed with all types of recipes.
I need to be clear with my readers. This is not a gluten-free book. It does not discuss the gluten-free diet and the recipes are not all gluten free. Many are naturally gluten free, but others (especially the breads and sweet stuff) are not. Have no fear! One of the great features of this book is a Recipe Food Allergy Index at the back. Each recipe with page number is listed and a chart indicates if it is vegan, egg free, soy free, gluten free, wheat free, nut free, and/or peanut free. The recipes in this index are listed by category so it is easy to look up the ones you are interested in.
Since I’m comfortable with adapting recipes, the recipes in this book that caught my attention were for things like making your own spread (who knew homemade coconut butter was so easy?), cheese alternatives, and substitutes for various forms of milk.
Except for the front and back cover, the book does not contain any photos. It’s all black and white, which I don’t mind, but the print is on the small side (I know, you hear that a lot from me). I think it is well worth the list price of $19.95, but right now it’s only $13.41 at Amazonand is eligible for free super saver shipping.
To find out more about the book, visit the Go Dairy Free website. You can view the Table of Contents, which gives you a very good idea of all the information presented in the book, and the Recipe Index which includes some photo links.
One winner will receive a copy of Go Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming. To enter you must be a U.S. resident, and you must leave a comment on this post. Leave a separate comment for each entry. Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Up to four entries per person:
- Tell me what interests you about this book.
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Disclaimer: I was sent a free copy of Go Dairy Free for review. The opinions in this post are my own.
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Don't enter me in the giveaway either. I just wanted to say I wish I was more caught up and knew you were doing this series. Sam and I have been cutting the daiy out of our diet (I am reading Alisa's book and Sam is reading the Inflamation Diet book.) We think it is necessary for us since we had some gelato yesterday after being dairy free for just a few days and immediately regretted it. Not pretty.
Alisa's book is great and so informative. And, of course, Alisa herself is also pretty great. Didn't even know about her before BlogHer Food, and I also am happy to now call her friend.
Anyway, going back to catch up on your posts.
Also, I notice posts from you via, Gluten Free Mom on Facebook but will "like" you as well. :)
I'm an event planner with food allergies who started my own company last year to educate the hospitality industry on how to cater to guests who have special dietary needs whether it is a personal preference, a medical condition or a food allergy. This book will be a great reference for me while training chefs, meeting planners and food & beverage directors on the options they have when planning for those who are dairy free.
I just found your blog and love it, so I will be subscribing to it as well as your FB and Twitter accounts.
I just now liked you on FB. I am severely dairy-allergic and really want to have this book in my kitchen to ensure easier preps of nutritious, safe meals for me! :D
Thanks for offering the review and giveaway!
i already "like" you on fb (Laura Gray Myers). :)
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