Monday, May 11, 2015

#36: Going Against The Grain by Nuccia Ardagna (With #Giveaway)

This two-part book is a vital adjunct to any home attempting to be gluten-free. The first part guides you through early diagnosis and is an essential guide for any beginner diagnosed with Celiac disease or some form of gluten sensitivity. You will learn how to identify symptoms of the disease, how Celiac disease is diagnosed, and the consequences if left untreated. It will help you to understand how to read labels and how to manage your gluten-free home in a shared environment. It outlines practical advice for parents of children with Celiac disease as well as tips for eating out and dealing with social settings such as special occasions or when traveling. Honorary foreword provided by renowned Dr. Peter HR Green, MD - Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. 

Growing up authentically Sicilian, Nuccia Ardagna thought that getting rid of gluten meant giving up her favorite traditional foods, but that could not be further from the truth! Nuccia combines her passion for eating amazingly Italian with her new dietary needs to bring you scrumptious, traditional Italian (and Sicilian) recipes. From simple, classic appetizers to decadent desserts you thought you could never enjoy, every recipe is easy-to-follow and offers beautiful full-color pictures throughout. You can feel confident about entertaining guests and family with these mouth-watering recipes. You can eat healthier, feel better, and truly enjoy living gluten-free while never having to sacrifice great taste! In this book, Nuccia not only shares her personal story with Celiac disease but also the recipes she grew up with at home and uses to entertain guests. Look for the bonus section at the end of the book along with a section dedicated to her favorite links and resources. 


  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 18, 2014)
  • ISBN: 9781499222432



Nuccia Ardagna loves to travel to the place of her roots: SICILIA! Being Sicilian, she grew up with mamma, nonna and all her zie learning all the tricks of the trade and creating DELICIOUS Italian food from scratch. When diagnosed with Celiac disease she was forced to learn new habits and, now, after trial and error and experimenting, wants to share her exquisite culinary creations with you.


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REVIEW:
I do not have a reason to eat gluten-free. However, when I do eat gluten-free foods, I feel a difference in how I digest my food. I have always had digestion problems. Some foods just don't sit well or feel extremely heavy in my stomach. Eating less processed, more organic and yes, gluten-free foods have definitely helped. When given an opportunity to try new recipes that are gluten-free, I jumped at it.
Torta di Mele
Ironically, my hubby is Italian, and he also loves cake. It didn't take me very long to figure out what exactly I was going to try making from this cookbook. Apple cake, or Torta Di Mele. This cake is made with gluten-free flour. It is typically a cake that is best served with coffee or espresso. Let me tell you, it was delicious! I didn't know what to expect from gluten-free flour, it was my first time using it to bake, but it really had no different taste than a cake made with regular white flour. Cake always leaves a huge heavy feeling though, and I did notice that didn't happen after eating a slice of this cake. In light of this, I doubt I will use all-purpose white flour again. Knowing I can get the same great taste without the bloating and heaviness is huge! We do eat a lot of cake after all.
This cookbook is fantastic! It explains what gluten is, tells you what the symptoms, which can help you know if you should consult a physician, and gives you great recipes to create that will keep your whole family happy and healthy. I can't wait to cook more from it! I am going to try, Zuppa di Leuticche e Bietola, which is Swiss Chard and Lentil soup. YUM! I highly suggest you get a copy too! Great food without the gluten!

5/5

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Freda! Wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank you for your fantastic review! If you ever have any questions feel free to ask :D

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    1. I agree! Freda did a great job with the apple cake!

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  3. I would like it because it's a gluten-free cookbook.

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  4. I am interested in being more gluten free, as much as possible, as I am sick sick of being bloated and in discomfort. My sister in-law is already gl

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    1. Bloating was one of my symptoms too...it can be frustrating!

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  5. I have Celiac Disease and my mom is allergic to wheat. This sounds amazingly yummy :)

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    1. Living with celiac really is life changing! We do the best we can and our 'best' can be delicious :)

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  6. I want to win because this is a gluten free cookbook AND it's Italian -- what more could I ask for?
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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