Living gluten free sounds simple. After all, everyone eats meat and vegetables, right?
Sometimes I wonder. Visit the Reactions of Others page to see how difficult it is to try to explain to others about living gluten free. Or, explore the world based on real life experience with Erin and Tammy in Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Novel publication date: May 2015.
There is a Table of Contents page for the entire Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook. Individual Tables of Contents are listed on their sales pages. Publication date: November 2014.
Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Cookbook
Accessible comfort foods for all. Create meals which include everyone, regardless of specific food allergy. Gluten and allergy free desserts and breads are as delicious as their gluten filled cousins, as long as a dash of sugar is added. Make your own mix recipes exist, though not really an option for people who only bake occasionally. Pre-made mixes are more expensive, and easy to use. For years, baked fruit was the gluten free dessert option. When gluten and allergy free mixes, and pre-made items, arrived on the market, cake, cookies, brownies, pies, cobblers, breads, pastas, and pizzas became easy to make for nearly every cook. Healthy meats are naturally gluten and allergy free, unless the person is allergic to a specific meat, especially seafood. No need to batter or fry meats. Or clean up an oily mess. Gluten free batters do exist, and battered meats can be baked. Meats can be baked or grilled, few require much preparation, and when baking can be left to bake without standing over the stove. Vegetables can be cooked with gluten free grains, boiled, baked, and grilled. Favorite, and forgotten vegetables can be grown, frozen, and eaten. Tips and techniques for choosing seeds, growing a garden, cleaning, chopping, and freezing vegetables are included.
This cookbook is intended for both the cook who has these ailments, and the family, or friend, who may cook a meal for them. Circle all the allergies family and friends have, and label them by name, to know what to avoid in each dish, for each individual person. Available recipes include (189): Cake: Basic Cake, Chocolate Cake, Pudding Cake, Strawberry Pudding Cake, Strawberry Banana Cake.
Cookies: Basic Sugar Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies.
Brownies: Butterscotch Brownies, Brownies and Cream, Chocolate Chip Brownies, Peanut Butter Brownies.
Fruit: Baked Apples, Baked Peaches, Berry Medley, Strawberries and Bananas
Fudge: Butterscotch Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge.
Ice Cream: Cinnamon Ice Cream, Cookie Crumble.
Peanut Butter Candy.
Pies and Cobblers: Apple Pie, Peach Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie.
Pudding: Banana Pudding, Chocolate Pudding, Vanilla Pudding.
Drinks: Apple and Ginger Ale Cider, Apple and Tea Cider, Honey Lemon Tea, Hot Chocolate – Microwave, Hot Chocolate – Stove Top, Hot Tea, Salt Water, Sun Tea, Sugar Water.
Smoothies: Banana and Strawberry Smoothie, Mixed Berry Smoothie.
Grain: Biscuits, Biscuit Gravy, Bread, Cornbread, Pancakes, Pasta.
Pizza: Breakfast Meat Pizza, Breakfast Sweet Pizza, Combo Pizza, Meat Pizza, Mexican Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetable Pizza.
Beef, Beef Pasta or Grain Dishes, Beef Breakfast, Burger Dishes (Beef or Turkey), Chicken, Chicken and Grain, Pork, Pork and Grains, Pork Breakfasts.
Seafood and Fish: Baked Fish, Clam Stir Fry, Lobster Stew, Salmon or Mackerel Patties, Shrimp Stir Fry, Seafood Salad.
Turkey, Turkey and Grain.
Beans: Grilled Baked Beans, Oven Baked Beans, Pan Baked Beans, Fresh Black Beans, Frozen Black Beans, Baked Dragon Beans, Boiled Dragon Beans, Baked Green Beans, Baked Green Beans, Squash, and Ham, Boiled Green Beans, Green Bean Casserole, Green Beans and Potatoes, Grilled Green Beans, Baked Pinto Beans and Cornbread, Baked Pinto Beans and Onions, Boiled Pinto Beans, Fried Pinto Beans, Bean Salad.
Broccoli, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Greens, Onions and Mushrooms, Potatoes, Peas, Squash, Vegetable Casserole.
POV Characters: None
Full Length: 944 pages – 189 recipes
Desserts and Grains – 248 pages 52 recipes
Meats – 362 pages 75 recipes
Vegetables – 288 pages 62 recipes
Coffee, Tea, and Gluten Free: The Novel
Sunshine and horses were all Tammy dreamed of. Her first paid summer spent training the horses at Mare Valley with her best friend is lost when her best friend forbade her interaction with the foal that survived. Her older sister takes her to college to work for the summer, and instead, she suffers a serious set of complications from a diet and workplace high in gluten.
Her best friend does not believe her new lifestyle is necessary. Due to her own issues, she takes out revenge on the loss of her mare against the stallion who bred her. In so doing, Tammy’s best friend dies, and her older sister’s best friend is severely injured.
Erin watches the young adult she has helped raise, and all the losses of her 18th summer. She unexpectedly feels lost and adrift without a purpose in the only home she remembers. The family secret her father shares on his first visit in 18 years is more than she can bear alone. At least, she is no longer alone. Now, she has three sisters, instead of none.
Together, Tammy and Erin must unearth forgotten family secrets, and cement the ties that will bind them as sisters while building a future for all of them.
Rating: PG 13.
Romance: Alluded to, and light.
Sex: None. Genetics and Abortion alluded to. Also, stillborn horse.
Violence: Light. Anger, PTSD, car crash.
POV Characters: Tammy, Erin (Alden and Mr. Collins are also vocal)