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Jules Gluten Free (& allergy friendly) Cookbook: Free for All Cooking

October 31, 2010 by  
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Thanks to Jules and her publisher, DaCapo Press for giving away one of these great new cookbooks to 3 lucky Gluten Freeville Friends. Congratulations Denise Nelson, Vicky Sing and Karen D. Wood for winning our random drawing.

I recently bought Jules Dowler Shepard’s new cookbook, “Free for all Cooking: 150 Easy, Gluten-Free, Allergy Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy”. In this versatile cookbook, gluten-free cooking expert Jules Shepard offers delicious gluten-free recipes that can also be made free of many major allergen ingredients—dairy, nuts, soy, eggs and more—to fit your unique dietary requirements. While that title is a mouthful, you’re in for a treat with all the tasty, gluten free, allergy friendly recipes you’ll find within the 236 pages.

When my book arrived from Amazon, I ripped open the box and the book just about fell open to page 195: 5-Minute Chocolate Cake. Within a few short minutes of the book’s arrival, I had a wonderful Chocolate Cake in a Mug! Not only delicious, but cute as can be! The chocolate chips melt just enough to make a lava-cake effect, and the cake itself is springy and yummy. This is such a perfect little cake recipe to have on hand for a special after school treat or a drop-in guest. Just imagine how impressed your guest will be when you whisk up a little cake in a mug that cooks in three minutes. It’s practically a miracle!

It’s that pumpkin time of year, so I couldn’t resist trying one of the pumpkin recipes: Pumpkin Cookies. For these were simple to mix up and drop by spoonfuls onto the parchment paper. Again, within a few short minutes, I had some beautiful little cookies. They turned out a bit more like soft little scones than cookies, but they were great. Good enough to share, which I did. I gave some to 3 different families. Two had celiac members and one did not. All of them enjoyed the cookies, whether they were gluten free households or not.

My third test from the book was the Soft Pretzel recipe. These were a bit more complicated to make, but not difficult. Three bowls and an hour later (some time needed for rising), I had six gorgeous, salty, chewy magical soft pretzels. They definitely tasted like the real thing!

This cookbook has a little bit of everything- or should I say a lot of everything:

  • Cooking Tips
  • Substitutions for ingredients that may be allergens
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Appetizers and Side Dishes
  • Breads and Rolls
  • Soups, Main Events
  • Desserts (LOTS of desserts!)

The recipes include things like:

  • Crusty French Baguette
  • Easy Homemade Ravioli
  • Southern Biscuits
  • Crab Cakes or Veggie “Crab” Cakes
  • Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Dairy-Free Cheesecake
  • and many more!!

If you haven’t discovered Jules’ recipes and mixes, you are definitely in for a treat, and if you have, you are in for many treats when you get this book! I can’t wait to try more of these great recipes and share them with my friends and neighbors. These are some impressive recipes!

Thanks to Jules and her publisher, DaCapo Press for giving away one of these great new cookbooks to 3 lucky Gluten Freeville Friends. Congratulations Denise Nelson, Vicky Sing and Karen D. Wood for winning our random drawing.

Buy one at this link. or on Amazon.com ($12.89 as of this writing)

Visit Jules Gluten Free for recipes and products.

Take a look at some of my reviews of her products (watch for more to come!)

Comments

382 Responses to “Jules Gluten Free (& allergy friendly) Cookbook: Free for All Cooking”
  1. lisa neptune says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmm yummy..pics look wonderful…i have several allergies gluten,dairy and soy…so any home cooked goodness would be wonderful…i have run out of new ideas so this book would be great to have!

  2. lynmerie says:

    mmmm…. chocolate cake,soft pretzels,pumpkin bread…o my. It even has recipes sans other common allergens!!

  3. Natalie Skouson says:

    That looks delicious.

  4. eljamc says:

    looking forward to the new cookbook. Love the soft pretzels from previous book

  5. Laura Acke says:

    Pumpkin cookies!! Anything pumpkin is OK on my list!

  6. Diggy T. says:

    You had me at Gluten Free Soft Pretzel recipe!

    Soft pretzels just happen to be something I have been craving for years.
    A new gluten free cookbook would really hit the spot right now. Unfortunately, I have had the most horrific year. Thanks to an unscrupulous slumlord, I have lost almost all of my personal possessions. Since I am gluten sensitive and vegetarian, that included an extensive ingredient pantry, my cook books, my recipe collection, as well as my appliances.

    It is extremely hard to start over from scratch, especially in the kitchen. I am used to having my own recipes. Some that I have created as well as others that I have modified to suit my own food allerigies and taste preference. Even just a basics cook book would be a big help at this point. I have been going online and there are a lot of crummy recipes out there floating around the net.

    People that do not have food allergies often fail to understand what is involved when you have to prepare all of your own food. No pizza deliveries. No quick trips for take out.

    A friend recently offered to let me look at the baking book she purchased for her Mother-in-Law for Christmas. While I thanked her for the kind offer, I tried to explain that gluten free baking requires much more than simply replacing the wheat flour with gluten free flour. I am not sure she really understood.

    I have been thinking about trying to select my “first” new cookbook. I have the choice of replacing a book I used to have and lost? Or, should I perhaps try something new? Gluten free recipes and ingredients have come a long way in the last few years …..

    I would be absolutely delighted to receive one of these books and try out the recipes. As a Dietitian, I am often asked for recommendations on products. I have hopes that I will be able to recommend this book to others, should I be one of the lucky recipients.

    Thank you for your kind consideration.

  7. Judy Golden says:

    I would love to receive your new cookbook. I am always excited when someone publishes a new gluten free cookbook. It sounds like a great book. I don’t think my comment was submitted yesterday so I am resubmitting.

  8. Jean Ruddell says:

    I would like to encourage all gluten intolerant people to stick strickly to their diet. I was speaking with a friend and her mother ordered french toast and ate pastries while they were on vacation. She was so sick they had to come home early. You know what is wrong, you know what makes you better, do what is good for you. There are plenty of Gluten Free treats out there. So many you could get fat eating them. It is tough but so worth feeling well for the first time after 23 years+ of abdominal pain. Don’t make yourself sick, find someone to help you make the change. You will be glad you did it.

  9. Rella Anderson says:

    YOur cook book sounds delicious, I have a few gluten free cookbooks but yours sounds like some things I have been missing in my diet, Would love to have a chance to try some from your book. I was diagnosied about 17 years ago, and now one of my children has gluten intorance and also a grandson, So has a mother and grandmother, I enjoy cooking good things for my family.

  10. Cheryl McDermott says:

    Looks really awesome! I’m just starting to try and cook/bake gluten free – this would be helpful. =)

  11. marcy says:

    Yummy. Can’t wait to try them!

  12. Maureen says:

    5 minute chocolate cake? A chocolate lovers dream!

  13. Jenna says:

    yum, yum, extra yum! being just recently diagnosed, this would be a blessing! thanks for the contest.

  14. Jenny says:

    Would love to win this, so fun to bake new GF things for my family.

  15. Sal says:

    I never realized that so many delicious sounding treats could be made gluten free. Thanks for sharing so many great recipes!

  16. Donna C says:

    Looking forward to this and hoping my daughter will be willing to try gluten free cooking as well.

  17. Melissa Campbell says:

    My daughter has several allergies in addition to gluten and so I am trying to figure out how to cook/bake for her. This would help greatly!

  18. Renee says:

    Having a gluten free child has been a challenge so winning this would be great!

  19. Jolene says:

    Excited to learn how to bake and cook gluten free…just ordered the flour about 2 weeks ago and eagerly waiting for it to be delivered. A new gluten free cookbook would be a great beginning to replace all of my gluten cookbooks!!

  20. Anna says:

    My God daughters are Gf and I so enjoy when they visit. GF cooking is a life learning process for info and to make food fun and enjoyable.
    I so appreciate the chance to win a GF cookbook in my enrichment of their and my lives. Thanks ever so much.

  21. Marjorie Rousseau says:

    Would love to try the recipes in your new cookbook!

  22. Theresa says:

    Love Jules’ flour. Would love to have the cookbook to go along with it!

  23. Pam says:

    Hi, I’m 42 years old, and pregnant! I have been craving some good recipes and look forward to your book! My children all miss my baking, as I love to cook and bake. By the way, this is my 4th child…our oldest is 21! What a gift! And this book is giving me the gift that will satisfy my cravings!! Thanks so much!!

  24. The book will be very helpful and give some more choices. It’s good that people go the extra mile to try to help people dealing with Celiac disease. Thanks.

  25. Debi Z says:

    Baguttes, Ravioli and Bisquits…can’t wait to get this book

  26. KAA says:

    This cookbook looks like just what I’ve been searching for! Can’t wait to try the flour too!!

  27. Amanda says:

    I’m so glad for websites and products like these!!! The world is getting so much more helpful to those with allergies and sensitivities.

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