Tammy Credicott of Bend, Oregon recently released the cookbook The Healthy Gluten Free Life  – By far this is the best, biggest cookbook we have ever had in the office. It is chalk full of delicious recipes that are free of gluten, soy, dairy, and eggs. After hearing Nadine rave about Tammy’s cooking, I could not wait to get this cookbook home! The hardest decision was deciding what I wanted to make first… everything looked so good!

Flipping through the cookbook there were a few things that stood out to me…

  1. The photos! I love that every recipe is accompanied by a beautiful photo, really who wants to look at a bunch of words?!
  2. All of the recipes use nutrient dense flours! Tammy’s motto is to “make every bite count” and she does a wonderful job of using flours like; sorghum, millet, teff, and amaranth to make every recipe packed full of nutrients. This can unfortunately be rare with gluten free recipes, so I really appreciate the time and work Tammy put into making sure every recipe was not only delicious but also healthy.
  3. The index, oh the index! I think that every cookbook should be as well organized and accessible as this one. First everything is color coordinated which rocks… Then the index is organized by pictures, categories, and there is another index to find recipes by name. Instead of spending ten minutes finding a recipe I can spend more time deciding what to make!
  4. The recipes! There are over 200 recipes in this cookbook and to be honest I have yet to find one that doesn’t look amazing!

Last night I decided to give the blueberry muffin recipe a shot – To be honest I am not the best baker, and I often just hope that my baked goods will turn out. If I do crave gluten free baked goods I usually head over to Eats and Treats Cafe and buy some of their already made gluten free deliciousness. But…. I had faith in myself and gave this recipe a shot!

The recipe called for several different flours, I got the sorghum and millet from Big River Grains which is an awesome local gluten free grain company here in Corvallis, Oregon. If you haven’t tried them yet, I suggest you do. They are one of the very few grain companies that I trust and I have never been disappointed in their products.

The first thing I noticed about this recipe is how it was organized. The wet and dry ingredients were already separated for me, and all of the instructions were short concise and clear… maybe this was a muffin recipe I could accomplish! First I mixed all of my dry ingredients, then whisked my wet ingredients…

Next I whisked everything together and folded in my blueberries, which I got from the lovely Sunset Valley Organics Company. I popped them in the oven for about 25 minutes and out came these beautiful muffins! And… They were AMAZING! Not to mention my picky hubby absolutely loved them!

Thank you Tammy for all the hard work and time you put into this book – We can’t wait until your next cookbook!

– Sam

Posted by Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN

Nadine is a 'food is medicine’ activist and is very proud of her work to educate all people about the power of food in health and wellness. Nadine is an expert consultant, professional speaker with over 1500 lectures to date, author of DOUGH NATION: A Nurse's Memoir of Celiac Disease From Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism, podcaster, mom and former emergency/trauma/critical care nurse. Nadine is co-authoring her next book on the science of celiac disease.

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