...yelled Paula Deen as she rode her honey-baked ham off into the sunset. (Don't use your imagination because there is no way it will come close to this picture.)
I KNEW the Paula Deen Riding things meme would come in handy one day. I just didn't think it would be four years later while writing a post about my friend Chandice's new book.. Ok brain, I see how it is. You do you.
Chandice and I first met (in real-life) in September when she came to NYC to host a 'Celebrate Celiac' event.
Since then she's created a book, which she somehow managed while also creating a human (baby Lucyella!). And running the #1 gluten free giveaway site Gluten Free Frenzy, and hosting events through Gluten Free Calendar, and contributing to Delight Gluten Free Magazine.
I can't even keep a succulent alive. <insert crying emoji>.
Gluten Free on a Budget was written by Chandice and her mom, Tana, to support others on their gluten free journey. They explain that eating gluten free doesn't have to break the bank, and share recipes that you just KNOW they've eaten as a family countless times. It really is a peek into their lives, and their kitchens.
Also helps that Chandice and Tana are quite possibly the sweetest, most welcoming mother-daughter duo, which comes across in their storytelling. When I was reading it I felt actual hugs. (Though the 'hugs' may have been from the blanket I was cocooned since my mom keeps the heat at a balmy 65.)
Here's what you can expect:
- A number of helpful sections in the beginning that cover everything from stocking your gluten free pantry, to buying in bulk to save money, to packing fun, bento-box-style lunches. (Hello where were these when I was in elementary school! And middle school.. and high school.)
- Countless recipes for every part of a meal, including gluten free remakes of family classics like fluffy buttermilk pancakes, chicken pot pie, cheesy chive biscuits, and brown butter snickerdoodle cookies.
- Tana's tips: most recipes include a tip from Tana about choosing better-for-you ingredients (e.g. buying nitrate free sausage), or cutting costs (e.g. make your own buttermilk).
- Pictures with almost every recipe. This is SO important to me when picking out a cookbook. You eat with your eyes!
- Recipe forwards from Chandice and Tana sharing their family history with each and every dish.
And here's a quick peek inside:
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And just for good measure......