Special Diet Cookbooks and Information Guides: What’s New for the First Quarter of 2010


New Special Diet Books (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Raw, Health) for 2010We constantly receive alerts of new books hitting the shelves in the special diet arena … dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, raw, food allergy-friendly … you name it we have our eye on it. Here is an update of the top book finds we spotted in the new releases for January through March of 2010 (book summaries and information provided by corresponding authors and publishers):

Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook (Paperback) – As the head baker for a food-allergic family, food writer Cybele Pascal shares her most in-demand treats and how to make them work without allergenic ingredients. Her collection includes a delightfully familiar array of sweet and savory goodies that are no longer off-limits, from Glazed Vanilla Scones, Cinnamon Rolls, and Lemon-Lime Squares to Chocolate Fudge Brownies, Red Velvet Cake, and every kid’s favorite: Pizza. This cookbook features 100 tried-and-true recipes that are completely free of gluten, wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. [Review coming soon on Go Dairy Free – check our Book Reviews]

The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook 

American Vegan Kitchen (Paperback) – These 200+ recipes will satisfy vegans and non-vegans alike with deli sandwiches, burgers and fries, mac and cheese, pasta, pizza, omelets, pancakes, tasty soups and salads, casseroles, and desserts. Put together your own Blue Plate Specials from the roadside eateries of Route 66. Sample favorites from the cafes of San Francisco to the bistros of New York. Enjoy truly great American flavors from tempting ethnic dishes to the homestyle comfort foods of the heartland. [Review coming soon on Go Dairy Free – check our Book Reviews]

American Vegan Kitchen

Allergy-Free Desserts: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soy-free and Nut-free Delights (Hardcover) – This cookbook includes recipes for all of your favorite baked treats—cakes, cupcakes, pies, quick breads, cookies, and dessert bars. “Donuts and lemon sugar cookies taste just the way you remember them. Lemon Squares and Red Velvet Cake will delight kids and adults alike. Gooey and rich chocolate brownies are no longer off limits, while allergy-safe pie crusts mean you'll never have to go without. And for breakfast, you'll find plenty of options for muffins, pancakes, scones, and more.” This cookbook features 82 recipes and 44 full-color photos, plus advice on how to use allergy-free alternatives in your own favorite recipes.

Allergy Free Desserts

Living Well with Food Intolerance: It Can Look and Act Like–But It's No Allergy (Paperback) – Histamine intolerance, a hidden epidemic is finally revealed. This condition, which can cause food intolerance-often incorrectly labeled as a food allergy-is experienced widely by too many, yet is virtually unknown. The purpose of this book is to help everyone suffering from histamine intolerance to orient themselves to the diagnosis of their condition and become aware of encouraging new science and effective treatment options.

Living Well with Food Intolerance

Enjoy Life's Cupcakes and Sweet Treats for Everyone!: 150 Delicious Treats That Are Safe for Anyone with Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities (Paperback) – Each of the 150 recipes are free of gluten and the eight most common allergens thus taking the guesswork out of determining which recipes are safe—and which are a risk. Readers will learn how to use naturally allergy-free ingredients and substitutes to add richness, texture, pizzazz, and nutritional content to cakes and cupcakes without losing the “yummy” factor.

Enjoy Life's Cupcakes for Everyone

Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids: More Than 150 Recipes That are All Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Low in Sugar (Paperback) – Each of the recipes included in this family-friendly cookbook are free of gluten and the eight most common allergens thus taking the guesswork out of determining which recipes are safe and which are a risk. Culinary expert, Leslie Hammond teaches readers how to use naturally allergy-free ingredients and substitutes to add richness, texture, pizzazz and nutritional content to meals without losing the “yummy” factor. (Hmm, sounds familiar? – Same author as the Enjoy Life books I believe!)

Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids

The Candida Control Cookbook: What You Should Know and What You Should Eat to Manage Yeast Infections (New Revised & Updated Edition) (Paperback) – When Gail Burton, a gourmet cook and former food writer from California learned how drastically her medical condition limited her menu options, she wrote the book to help fellow sufferers reintroduce variety and taste into their otherwise bland diets – without sacrificing their health. She includes over 150 yeast-free gourmet recipes from appetizers to desserts, a food chart of problem and permitted foods, a 14-day menu planner, and lists of safe substitute products and sources, including manufacturers.

The Candida Control Cookbook

The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism: From everyday meals to holiday treats; how to prepare foods your child will love to eat (Everything Series) (Plastic Comb) – The gluten-free, casein-free diet offers new hope for children with autism—if parents can change their kid’s eating habits. With this pragmatic, proactive handbook, you can conquer this seemingly complicated diet—and prepare food your kids will love to eat. Packed with information on preservatives, additives, and good nutrition, this guide serves up 200 delicious recipes any parent can prepare.

The Everything Guid to Cooking for Children with Autism

Supermarket Vegan: 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes for Real People in the Real World (Paperback) – From the author of The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, this cookbook shows readers how to use readily-available ingredients to create healthy, delicious, simple, low-cost, and elegant family vegan meals, including: more than 225 meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, beverages and desserts; no expensive and suspect meat, egg, or dairy "substitutes"; helpful preparation tips ; and comprehensive nutritional analysis of every recipe.

Supermarket Vegan

Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets (Paperback) – Written by two internationally renowned dietitians and bestselling authors to help readers design a raw or mainly raw vegan diet that is nutritionally safe and adequate. Find science -based answers to the tough questions on raw diets: How do you get adequate B12, iron, and calcium? Are raw diets too high in fat? Do enzymes in raw foods really contribute to human health? Does cooking destroy nutrients or is it necessary for food safety? Can cancer and other chronic diseases be prevented by eating a raw vegan diet? [Review coming soon on Go Dairy Free – check our Book Reviews]

Becoming Raw

Speed Vegan: Quick, Easy Recipes With a Gourmet Twist (Paperback) – Chef extraordinaire Alan Roettinger pairs his skill at creating delicious gourmet fare with the use of a wide array of plant-based ingredients to create easy recipes with clean, simple flavors. With an engaging, personal style, Chef Alan dishes out pointers on what to have on hand and how to employ his special shortcuts to get great results.

Speed Vegan

The Wild Vegan Cookbook: A Forager's Culinary Guide (in the Field or in the Supermarket) to Preparing and Savoring Wild (and Not So Wild) Natural Foods (Paperback) – No one knows wild fruits, vegetables, and herbs more intimately than Wildman Steve Brill. In this book (formerly published in hardcover as The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook) Brill describes how he forages year-round for local, organic foods in New York City; he knows every food that grows in the wild, when each is at its peak, and how to best prepare it. His 500 recipes (among them Baked Wild Ravioli, Ramp Vichyssoise, Early Spring Stir-Fry, and Wisteria-Lime Ice Cream) combine the inventive with the familiar for delicious vegan meals.

Wild Vegan Cookbook

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids (Paperback) – The guide presents all the nutritional needs for children up to 12 years old, outlining what they need at what stage in their lives, and what vegan foods can provide those nutrients. It includes delicious vegan recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and snacks that especially appeal to children as well as complete nutritional lists of fruits, vegetables, and nuts and tips for teaching children how to cope in a non-vegan world.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Eating for Kids

Raw Food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day (Paperback) – With dozens of recipes accompanied with beautiful, full-color photographs, Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja prove that eating raw foods can be simple, inexpensive, and delicious. Learn how to soak and sprout vegetables and nuts to increase the nutritional value, what types of kitchen tools are best for preparing raw food, and which foods to have on-hand for use in raw recipes. From creative salads to spicy burritos to chocolate mousse, every recipe will broaden your raw-food horizons.

RAw Food

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin (Paperback) – Physician Zoltan Rona, a specialist in preventative medicine and natural, complementary therapies, explains in this book: the role vitamin D plays in disease prevention and the restoration of health; why the sun is still the best source of this vitamin; misconceptions about the right time of day for sun exposure; what supplements afford the best protection; the pros and cons of sunscreens;  and why the recommended dosage of vitamin D is increasing.  [Reviewed on Go Dairy Free, see our Book Reviews]

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Vitamin

Keep in mind: this is a non-opinion article on the latest releases, not a review. For our likes and dislikes to date, see the Book Reviews section of Go Dairy Free (which we continuously update), or take a peek at our recommended books at left.


Article by Alisa Fleming, founder of GoDairyFree.org and author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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