Cooking without by Barbara Cousins
‘Cooking Without’ is not only a collection of delicious and simple recipes but is also a book about health: how to gain it and how to keep it. By giving the body a sufficient amount of the nutrients it needs, it has the best opportunity to heal itself and stay well.
The recipes in ‘Cooking Without’ obtain their flavour from ingredients which are health promoting rather than from high levels of salt, fat or sugar. Ingredients such as wheat, dairy products and yeast, which cause many individuals to have health problems, have also been excluded. These foods, which are often linked to health disorders such as candida and irritable bowel syndrome, can also be underlying factor in more serious health problems.
The book encourages you to build health by eating enough of the right kind of food at regular intervals. The result is a way of eating that encourages the body to produce extra energy which can then be used for elimination, healing and weight control.
Barbara Cousins is a nutritional therapist who has been in practice for the last 14 years. ‘Cooking Without’ was written for her clients and was subsequently self-published. It has achieved a phenomenal success and has helped thousands enjoy better health and a better life.
This book is a wonderful collection of gluten-free and dairy-free recipes, showing how you can avoid these ingredients while still enjoying appetizing and healthy food. The selection includes soups, salads, fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes, and a surprisingly large selection of breads, cakes, pastries, desserts and drinks – over 200 delicious recipes in all. You will also find essential information on the differences between classical allergy and intolerance, diagnosis and treatment of allergies and particular deficiencies and sensitivities – as well as foods and drinks to avoid. The book is fully supported by Allergy UK.
Endorsed by Coeliac UK, this text explains coeliac disease in simple terms, including the major symptoms, those affected, medical treatment and dietary considerations. It also includes 60 gluten- and wheat-free recipes along with nutritional information. Guidance is offered on how to combine a gluten-free diet with additional dietary conditions such as diabetes, vegetarianism and lactose intolerance.
Coeliac disease is a life-long condition caused by a reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat and other similar proteins found in rye, barley and oats. The symptoms can start at any age: in children a failure to thrive, irritability, diarrhoea and vomiting; in adults anaemia, diarrhoea, weight-loss, fatigue and abdominal pain. There is at present no cure for coeliac disease, but by following a gluten-free diet for life the symptoms will disappear. On a less serious note, a wheat-free diet is also a trendy dietary and lifestyle choice, which can help reduce weight, bloating and indigestion. This is the first cookbook to be created by a chef, in consultation with a nutritionist, especially for coeliacs. This book contains over 100 gluten-free recipes that have been created to tempt your tastebuds whilst managing the symptoms of coeliac disease. A gluten-free diet is also a particularly restrictive diet and this book will help you to cook gourmet-quality meals for friends and family. The first part of the book explains the symptoms and factors that can influence the condition. It also discusses how to implement good eating habits with the least disruption, essential reading for everybody with gluten or wheat intolerance. Darina Allen then uses her wealth of culinary experience to prove that gluten-free eating need not mean boring food. She has created over 100 tempting gluten-free dishes, including those that traditionally contain gluten, for example, chicken and tarragon pie, home-made lasagne, bread and butter pudding, tiramisu, banana bread and granola. Recipes are divided into meal types – breakfast, light meals, main courses, soups, salads, snacks and desserts.