Book Description: Break the recipe code for your favorite foods! Free of grains, gluten, dairy, cane sugar, and soy, The Recipe Hacker is a mouthwatering collection of your favorite comfort foods with a healthy twist. Learn to use easy ingredient substitutions to transform traditional dishes into real, healthy comfort food masterpieces, without sacrificing any of the flavor! Enjoy healthier, whole-food versions of Key Lime Pie Crispy Orange Chicken and Banana Pancakes Step-by-step photos, dozens of recipes, and delicious flavors will keep you coming back for more. Enjoy all the comfort foods you crave and keep your body (and skinny jeans) happy at the same time!
I have followed Diana’s blog Real Healthy Recipes for about a year now, but I only recently became serious about going wheat-free and possibly grain free. The hardest thing about this (for me) is figuring what to eat to replace my favorite comfort foods. This book really fills that need. I devoured the book and marked several recipes to try and the ones that I have tried turned out fantastic and taste great – all without using grains! The ingredients needed are easy to find and the cooking techniques are not crazy or hard to follow. I just finished making the Crispy Orange Chicken (p. 108) and I serviced with with Cauliflower Rice (p. 122) and it was hit with my family. There are so many others that I could mention, but I guess I will just say that if you want to cook “comfort foods” that are grain free then you have to get a copy of this cookbook! On a side note, these recipes are also dairy, soy, gluten and cane sugar free.
~Reviewed by Rosie B.