Special Diets: Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, etc.

Many of us follow a special diet, sometimes out of necessity and other times because we are making choices in our diet to be more health-minded, kinder to the environment and animals, and to live healthier all around.  Livingston Public Library’s hoopla service has a ton of cookbooks you can borrow, whether you are looking for culinary inspiration or all-over diet change.  All titles are available to borrow for 21-days.  Start making new diet and healthy choices today and discover a new way of eating that benefits your needs all with the power of your Livingston Public Library card!

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.04.08 AMVegan Cookbook for Beginners by Various Authors

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The Essential Vegan Cookbook To Get Started

Discover the incredible health benefits of going vegan with Vegan Cookbook for Beginners. Eating a vegan diet that is free of animal products requires creativity. For those who are exploring veganism for the first time, Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will inspire you to create filling and flavorful plant-based meals to please even the most skeptical carnivore. With more than 150 versatile vegan recipes, Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will let you experience the benefits of improved health and increased energy through eating vegan with recipes that are hearty, comforting, and nutritious. Going vegan is a smart choice for your body and the planet, and Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will take the guesswork out of cooking everyday vegan meals. Vegan Cookbook for Beginners will help you enjoy the benefits of veganism today with: More than 150 easy and delicious vegan recipes straight from Vegan Cookbook2-week Vegan Cookbook meal plan. Introduction to the core principles of veganism. Overview of the health benefits of going vegan. Advice on equipping your kitchen and stocking your pantry from the editors of Vegan Cookbook with help from Vegan Cookbook for Beginners, the transition to a vegan lifestyle will be easy and enjoyable.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.04.16 AMVedge (One of Livingston Public Library’s Associate Director’s favorite restaurants and cookbooks!!!!) by Rich Landau, Kate Jacoby

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100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking

The most exciting vegetable cooking in the nation is happening at Vedge, where in an elegant nineteenth-century townhouse in Philadelphia, chef-proprietors Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby serve exceptionally flavorful fare that is wowing vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike. Now, Landau and Jacoby share their passion for ingenious vegetable cooking. The more than 100 recipes here-such as Fingerling Potatoes with Creamy Worcestershire Sauce, Pho with Roasted Butternut Squash, Seared French Beans with Caper Bagna Cauda, and Eggplant Braciole-explode with flavor but are surprisingly straightforward to prepare. At dessert, fruit takes center stage in dishes like Blueberries with Pie Crust and Lemonade Ice Cream-but vegetables can still steal the show, like in the Beetroot Pots de Crème. With more than 100 photographs, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and useful tips throughout, Vedge is an essential cookbook that will revolutionize the way you cook and taste vegetables.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.04.24 AMOne-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese by Claudia Lucero

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Make Mozzarella, Cheddar, Feta, and Brie-Style Cheeses-Using Nuts, Seeds, and Vegetables

From the author of One-Hour Cheese, more than 30 dairy-free cheese recipes made from easy-to-find ingredients that deliver maximum flavor and rich, creamy textures.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.04.31 AMWilliams-Sonoma: Weeknight Gluten Free by Kristine Kidd

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Simple, Healthy Meals for Every Night of the Week

Part of the Williams-Sonoma series

This new, solution-oriented cookbook offers colorful, nutrient-rich recipes for the gluten-free household, presenting fresh, healthy dinner ideas for the busy work week. It’s a road map for cooking and eating healthfully anytime, no matter what the day brings. Includes more than 100 enticing recipes and valuable advice for a vibrant gluten-free lifestyle. • Fulfill any craving with more than 100 gluten-free recipes for poultry, seafood, meat, and meatless dinners along with a handful of tempting desserts • Customize meals with eight versatile starchy staples and dozens of delicious variations.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.04.46 AM100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster

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Essential gluten-free recipes for everyday favorites like breads, pastas, and dessertsAn absolute must-have for anyone who lives gluten free, 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes compiles the most basic and vital recipes from top “gfree” diet expert Carol Fenster’s 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes—now in a handy, affordable, beautiful package complete with color photos. With celiac disease and non-celiac gluten intolerance becoming more common, a gluten-free diet is essential for a growing number of people. This book gives them safe, gluten-free recipes for the everyday foods they miss most—breads, pasta, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, and more.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.04.53 AM500 Low Sodium Recipes by Dick Logue

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Lose the salt, not the flavor in meals the whole family will love

Every recipe you need if you want to cut out salt! Sixty-five million Americans have high blood pressure and 5 million suffer from congestive heart failure. When their doctors advise them to watch their weight and lower their sodium intake, they imagine a lifetime of repeatedly bland and unappetizing meals. Their anxieties about their health are compounded by the notion that eating will no longer be fun and enjoyable. This book will assure them otherwise. Packed with 500 recipes (both classic and daring), 500 No-Salt, Low-Sodium Recipes beats back the boredom and allows people with high blood pressure, heart, kidney, or liver disease to maintain a diverse and exciting low-sodium diet. 500 No-Salt, Low-Sodium Recipes features simple recipes with nutritional breakdowns and useful tips for a low-sodium lifestyle, including what food items to avoid for their hidden sodium content, plus information about convenient and tasty low-sodium substitutes and where to find them. Recipes include: Spicy Potato Skins Lemon Glazed Doughnuts Three-Bean Salad Stuffing Apple Pie Velvet Crumb Cake Barbecue Sauce.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.05.00 AMPaleo for Beginners by John Chatham

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Essentials to Get Started with the Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is not just another fad diet; it is the diet humans were designed to eat. Also known as the Primal diet, the Caveman diet, and the Stone Age diet, the Paleo diet focuses on low-carb, high-protein meals, and removes all processed foods. Paleo for Beginners will show you how to adopt a paleo lifestyle in order to feel healthy, lose weight, and increase your energy level. With Paleo for Beginners, start enjoying the best health of your life today–all while losing weight and decreasing your odds of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and many other modern health maladies. Paleo for Beginners is a comprehensive yet concise guide to embracing the Paleo lifestyle, walking readers through a successful Paleo diet in a straightforward, easy-to-read format. Successfully make the transition to a Paleo lifestyle with a 7-day, step-by-step plan for beginners Set yourself up for success with the Paleo shopping guide and a list of 117 Paleo-recommended foods (and an extensive list of what food items you should avoid). Enjoy Paleo-friendly versions of 99 mouthwatering recipes for every meal. Recipes include Eggs Benedict Paleo Style, High-Protein Grain-Free Burgers, Chicken Avocado Wraps, and Paleo Waffles. Starting a new diet can be difficult, but with Paleo for Beginners learning how to do so shouldn’t be.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.05.06 AMBaking with Less Sugar (available via the Library’s OverDrive service) by Joann Chang

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Trust Joanne Chang—beloved author of the bestselling Flour and a Harvard math major to boot—to come up with this winning formula: minus the sugar = plus the flavor. The 60-plus recipes here are an eye-opener for anyone who loves to bake and wants to cut back on the sugar. Joanne warmly shares her secrets for playing up delicious ingredients and using natural sweeteners, such as honey, maple syrup, and fruit juice. In addition to entirely new go-to recipes, she’s also revisited classics from Flour and her lines-out-the-door bakeries to feature minimal refined sugar. More than 40 mouthwatering photographs beautifully illustrate these revolutionary recipes, making this a must-have book for bakers of all skill levels.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.05.13 AMThe Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking by Natalie Perry

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200 Nourishing Recipes That Cook Carefree, for Everyday Dinners and Weekend Feasts

Paleo goes slow in this cookbook inspired by global cuisine. In The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking, well respected and widely read paleo blogger Natalie Perry focuses mostly on main courses for dinner, but there are breakfast, lunch, snack, and sweets/desserts ideas as well. The more than 200 recipes in the book include appetizers and snacks, soups and chilis, poultry, beef, pork and lamb, fish and seafood, vegetable sides, desserts, and pantry basics. The recipes are creative and new incorporating global flavors with roots in Asian, Latin, and Middle Eastern cuisines. Most of these recipes have never before appeared in print.

Screen Shot 2020-04-24 at 11.05.19 AMThe Family-Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook by Anna Hunley

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Delicious, Low-Carb Meals You Can Have On the Table Quickly & Easily

Popular keto blogger Anna Hunley, of Keto In Pearls, presents scrumptious, family-friendly keto recipes for your Instant Pot.

The ketogenic diet is taking the world of healthy eating by storm, but cooking for a ketogenic diet can be cumbersome. You can’t rely on processed or quick-cooking high-carb options, like pasta or rice, for a fast meal, and you don’t always have the time to labor over a hot stove.

The Family-Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook helps you feed your family enjoyable low-carb meals quickly and effortlessly. With the Instant Pot’s ability to cook food in a fraction of the time, you’ll have your family sitting down at the table to eat in no time. (And with only one pot to clean too!)

-Melissa, Associate Director

Livingston, NJ 07039, USA

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