I am vegan for over ten years and on a gluten-free diet for around eight. And honestly, I still find it challenging to bake vegan and gluten-free desserts.
That’s why I always appreciate help from cooking books. Page Street Publishing was kind to send me a copy of “The Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Baking” by Gina Fontana.
You may know Gina from social media under Healthy Little Vittles.
Gina’s book is divided into chapters. Each one starts with a short description, explanation, and tips. F.ex., there is a chapter all about gluten-free flours and one about sweeteners, and one about dairy-free butter. Of course, each chapter follows many recipes. The book contains a total of 60 recipes. You can find a recipe for cookies, bread, ice cream, pudding, cupcakes, fudge, and so much more.
I love that each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful photograph.
It is an excellent book not only for vegans. Plus it is great for people with celiac or gluten intolerance.
The first recipe I have tried was something very easy. I tried Chia Pudding. And it is delicious, healthy and doesn’t require much time and skills.
There are so many recipes that I am looking forward to trying. F.ex., pecan pie cookie cups, “Twix” tart, or Banana Cake.
The recipes are not difficult, and mostly they ask for easily available ingredients. Personally, though I seldom use cassava flour. And I didn’t even know there is banana flour out there.
Overall I think it is a great cookbook, and I am looking forward to trying more recipes.
And last but not least. Maybe this is not important to some, but for me, as a huge book lover, I appreciate, and I love that Page Street Publishing is keeping the same format for its vegan cooking books.
General rating: ★★★★★
Thank you Page Street Publishing Co. for a review copy of this book.