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 Post subject: Cookbooks to get started
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:13 am 
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I recently (read: just today) was told that I will be needing to live a gf lifestyle. I am completely new to this, and am a little puzzled at where to start. I have been looking at some of the vegan gf cookbooks and few seem alright- but I am not sure what I should be looking for. I am excited to become involved with this new style.

Do you have any suggestions/tips/advice specifically or generally?

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 Post subject: Re: Cookbooks to get started
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:19 pm 
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Here are a few I like a bunch:
Allergy Free Cook Bakes Bread http://kitteekake.blogspot.com/2012/10/ ... bread.html
Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats http://kitteekake.blogspot.com/2012/09/ ... w-and.html
Gluten-Free and Vegan Bread http://kitteekake.blogspot.com/2012/11/ ... ecker.html
Also, my zine Papa Tofu Loves Ethiopian Food is vegan and gluten-free, too. http://kitteekake.blogspot.com/p/papa-t ... -food.html

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Hey! Thanks Kittee! I really appreciate the recommendations. I will definitely give these a try.

Today I tried making something sweet with a gf flour mix, and it came out terribly wrong. I looked at the package and it said it was garbanzo bean flour, are there different flours for different types of food (sweet, savory, etc)?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Were you using straight up garbanzo bean flour? I personally stay away from mixes and especially ones with bean flour in them. Try some of those books, until you get an idea for flours and flour proportions!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:10 pm 
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I'm not gluten-free, but my experience with cookies and the like made with chickpea flour is that...they taste like chickpea flour! Not good.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Haha, the brownies did taste like chickpeas, which wasn't great.

It was bean flour with some starches. Is there any reason in particular that you stay away from the bean flours?


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Because they taste of beans.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:45 pm 
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True, but maybe that might taste alright in bread? Maybe not, definitely not in something sweet though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:15 pm 
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Bean flour tastes beany in baked goods, period. I generally stick to chickpea in savory food or in roux. I make a scone recipe from Flying Apron out of chickpea flour, but it' the only recipe I use it for, and even in this application it tastes beany.

I stay away from mixes in general. Mixes vary dramatically from brand to brand, so I don't believe you can just "stick" them in a recipe and expect them to work. The books I listed give specific amounts of flours and starches you need for a recipe, or have you mix up your own to use in their book.

There is really no get around, IMHO. I buy a lot of flour and starches and just try to keep them organized as best as possible.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:44 pm 
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Allyson Kramer's Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats is fantastic, and I'd also recommend Dreena Burton's "Let Them Eat Vegan" (not 100% gluten-free, but I think at least 90%)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:12 am 
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Could anyone guide me as to what might be the best vegan cookbook to give someone who is intolerant to gluten and sugar/sweeteners, doesn't use recipe books and doesn't have much cooking equipment? I know, a bit of a tall order... Maybe a book with simple meal ideas rather than detailed recipes? Specialized ingredients are not a problem since the person works in a health food store.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments. I ended up getting a good number of the books suggested. I also got a gluten free bread book by reinhart. I am looking forward to trying some new recipes, hopefully most of them will find their way to the plate rather than the trash can ! :)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:02 pm 
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I use Bob's Red Mill gluten free mix at my bakery. I make cakes, cookies, coffeecakes and more with it. It is a mix that includes some bean flour, however I've found that if I add a little extra cinnamon or whatever I'm using it tastes fine. Most of my customers who aren't gluten free end up liking the gluten free options better! I have to add in xantham gum extra, but the bag it comes in gives proportions based on what you're baking. One thing I've noticed is that things taste better with a little extra oil/fat as well. I use mostly coconut oil.


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Garfava is less beany tasting to me than chickpea. I use it in a mix of other flours in almost all my cookies and they are enjoyed by xgfx and non-xgfx alike. People that don't know me don't even notice that they're not "normal"

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:21 am 
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Do you have any recommendations for a gluten-free baking book? Specifically one with good cupcake and cake recipes. I have a small vegan cupcake business and i just started expanding to include gluten-free treats. I have a few good recipes, but they will only get me so far.

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