Today I’ve only managed to look at one of the books in the spring bundle offer. Jill Tieman’s recipe book refreshingly contains a number of savoury baked goods, although I was over-excited to see a chapter on breads, only to be disappointed that many of them were sweet, such as banana bread. Delicious though this is, I was hoping for more ideas for lunchtime bread replacements, being fairly new to the grain-free world. Happily, this section does contain recipes entitled ‘Garlic Dill Rolls’, Lunch Wraps’ and the like. This recipe book has loads of recipes though, along with an explanation/description section at the beginning regarding the ingredients that replace grains plus others such as coconut oil. Jill discusses soaking of nuts because of the phytic acid content. I personally would soak for longer than she suggests, as advised by Ramiel Nagel. Again, chocolate – very high in phytic acid – is used and I wonder why carob is not – I believe it’s the pod that’s used to create carob powder which I don’t think has phytic acid, but I’m still researching that one!
I have only managed to take a look at 11 of the thirty books in this bundle. For me, although I welcome new recipes, there are a few too many recipe books in the collection. I have been most impressed with Matt Stone’s 2 books (see my earlier reviews in previous posts) which I’m looking forward to studying in more depth, and I am also anticipating good things in Sarah Pope’s ‘Get your Fats Straight’. I have followed her blog for a while now and usually find what she has to say interesting and informative. She recently shared a post on fats, so I imagine the book is an extension of that post. I’ll take a closer look at that book tomorrow, and hopefully a few more, so that people deciding whether or not this offer is suitable for them can make a more satisfactory decision.
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