My Top 4 Favorite Cookbooks

I have been battling systemic candida since November 2019. My diet is very strict and doesn’t allow much wiggle room. I have been living a gluten-free lifestyle for many years, however, trying to kill off candida takes more than abstaining from gluten. Since November of 2019, I have also cut dairy, caffeine, sugar (even from fruits), alcohol, and a variety of veggies and grains.

Within the last week, I have been slowly adding in some of the food that was restricted in the beginning stages of the Candida Diet. But, even though it is slowly improving, it is still not gone. I have started transitioning to more of a SCD and leaky-gut diet in order to heal my gut and prevent candida from getting into my bloodstream.

We rarely eat out because of my diet. Thus, I rely greatly on recipes and cookbooks. Here are just four of my top favs that I go to often for dinner recipes that are mostly compliant with my food restrictions:

I LOVE ALL of Danielle Walker’s cookbooks! I have all of them now and reference them often. Her recipes are kid-approved, too! I know that when I pick a recipe from her book, the whole family will enjoy it. Plus, I am able to stick to a gluten-free, dairy-free, SCD diet with the majority of her recipes.

Minimalist Baker is another favorite of mine! I try to eat more plant-based these days, but with my diet, I can’t make many of Dana’s recipes at the moment because of the use of maple syrup, beans, and some grains. However, my kids LOVE her muffin and bread recipes and I love how her cookbook is mostly gluten-free.

I purchased the ebook version of Coconut Bowls Vegan Cookbook and LOVE it! So many beautiful bowls, smoothies, salads, and vegan options, most of which I can eat with my restricted diet. I love how fresh and colorful all the recipes are and they are so delicious!

If you want to purchase your own Coconut Bowls Vegan Cookbook ebook or hardcopy, click here and use code LGRECI at checkout.

In addition to these cookbooks, I have a lot of go-to websites where I pull recipes to try. I usually print the recipe, and if my family likes it, I keep it and place it in my recipe binder. If they don’t, in the recycle it goes! I also like printing the recipes because I often forget where I found the recipe and if I made any adjustments, which if I do, I can just pencil it in.

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3 thoughts on “My Top 4 Favorite Cookbooks

  1. Felicia

    Love Danielle Walker! Defined Dish by Alex Snodgrass is another great cookbook that has a lot of DF, GF recipes. She’s a local Dallas food blogger, and even has healthy TexMex!

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