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Beautiful book, great results so far,
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This review is from: The Guilt-free Gourmet - Indulgent recipes without sugar, wheat or dairy (Hardcover)
This book is beautifully produced and every single recipe has a photo of the finished dish. There are very few pages wasted on either annoying photos of the authors (as with celeb chef books) or useless ones of raw ingredients. So far I have produced the Spelt Bread on page 20 and the Beetroot Burgers on page 90. The bread was the easiest I've ever made and looked and tasted great; the burgers were a huge success also - unusual, but the best veggie burgers I've ever made.
Since first posting this review I have now also made the butternut squash falafel - really good results.
This is a sugar-free cookbook, but I do feel the authors may have over-compensated with sugar subsitutes: I wouldn't want or need to add agave syrup to sausages and mash or lasagna, as they do here, or maple syrup to vegetable fritters, or one and a half cups of xylitol to the carrot cake. They may have over-estimated their demographic's need for sweetness. But these sweeteners can be left out (not sure if it would affect the cakes?), and this does not in any way spoil enjoyment of the book - and it does give interesting ideas on avoiding the sue of refined sugar in general. Personally I don't have a sweet tooth but the addition of these sweeteners might be very useful for others: those with young kids, health problems etc.