It seems odd to use the word decadent in the same sentence as gluten-free, vegan and baking. But after reading the wonderful new cookbook by Cara Reed that I received to review I realized that all things are possible. Her recipes really are decadent and delicious! And not just for gluten-free or vegan followers, they are delicious for everyone. At first the whole gluten-free thing felt like a fad. Of course it was a necessity for those suffering from Celiac disease. But so many others got on the bandwagon as the latest new diet. And the baked goods in the beginning were nothing to write home about. That is so much different with this wonderful new cookbook Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking!
The author Cara Reed is also the creator the the popular site Fork and Beans. Her wonderful site features gluten-free vegan recipes and receives over 10,000 hits a day. Her blog was voted one of the Top 50 Vegan Blogs by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. With credentials like that you know her recipes will be good. And they are great. To quote Cara: “Maybe you are completely new to baking without gluten, eggs, and dairy and have no idea where to start. Or maybe you have a few years of experience under your belt and are looking for new recipes to add to your collection. Wherever you are at I guarantee you that, like it was for me, persistence and tenacity will lead you to a better understanding of this world of gluten-free vegan baking. Anything is possible if you are willing to commit. Don’t be shy, grab a hold of my hand and believe me when I say you can so do this!”
Her new cookbook contains both savory and sweet recipes and all are delicious. How could you go wrong with Sweet Almond Braided Bread, Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake with Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust, Pumpkin Cupcakes or Key Lime Cheesecake Bars.
Disclaimer: This cookbook was sent to me free of charge to review but the opinions are 100% my own.