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Elimination Diet Grain-Free Recipes & Resources (Keto/Paleo/GAPS/AIP friendly)

Look at most elimination diets and you’ll find many call for grain free recipes.

From keto to Paleo to a Whole 30 meal plan, grains are on the no-no list. Thank goodness I’ve found out it’s not hard to come up with grain free elimination diet recipes!

almonds and almond flour

First off though, how in the world do you go grain free without going crazy? More importantly … WHY would you want to go grain free??

You’ll find all my grain-free resources here with the benefit of years of experience eating grain-free on and off with a family of 6.

Should You Go Grain Free?

Gluten can spell big problems for some people (yes, even if you don’t have full blown Celiac disease), but the buck doesn’t stop with wheat. Even other grains can contribute to leaky gut, autoimmune disease, and mental health problems.

When my husband had undiagnosed Crohn’s Disease, stomach pain after eating was a major symptom and telling factor. Seven blissfully symptom-free years after surgery to remove part of his small intestine, when he had chronic diarrhea for two months, the medical establishment couldn’t do anything to help him.

I was inspired to start a no grains challenge the day after I heard Jordan Rubin talk about his Maker’s Diet. You can also see how the Maker’s Diet compares to other healing diets in this article here.

Two days of going grain-free fixed his elimination better than it had been in his whole life and nixed any stomach pain after eating. Just. Like. That.

People talk to me a lot about digestive issues, and my first reaction is generally: “You should try gluten-free…and it’s easier to just go grain-free and see what happens.” Friends and family have seen impressive results! (Some also see no results, which is also helpful information.)

Just one example: My mother accidentally got dragged into one of our early grain-free experiments when we spent a week with them in Florida and cooked gluten-free and largely grain-free for the week. She had a burger bun once or twice, but for my mom, who eats a half peanut butter sandwich and an apple nearly every day for lunch, it was a pretty serious reduction in grains/gluten.

Her results? She lost weight and noticed more regular digestion, without a doubt (and she’s not a heavy woman). When she returned home, after just three days of her typical sandwich lunch and unsoaked oatmeal for breakfast, she felt a negative difference.

Although a 2015 study showed that just switching from refined grains to whole grains made positive health impacts, many people find that they learn more by completely cutting grains and then easing back in, one grain at a time. This 2017 study on the AIP diet showed massive improvements for Crohn’s Disease patients, and these authors recommend cutting specifically gluten to improve mental health.

Honestly, I think it’s fascinating to see the difference grains make in the diet! But it’s not easy…

Cutting Out Food Groups IS Hard!

It’s daunting to cut an entire food group out of your diet, especially one that may have previously been, say, the foundation of your eating habits (aka the Food Pyramid). An elimination diet may sound intimidating, but I’ve picked up some tricks for how to start an elimination diet successfully (even with kids!).

At first, when I shared we were going to try a grain-free elimination diet, there were some folks who pretty harshly told me that new diets are easy and I should stop complaining.

I beg to differ.

Cutting something from your diet that you usually eat every day, if not every meal, is far from easy.

I’m no superwoman, and I don’t claim to be.

Going grain-free, or dairy-free, or nut-free, or gluten-free…those are BIG changes. And it’s okay to be scared to death of trying them.

It’s okay to wonder, “What in the world am I going to eat?”

It’s okay to wish you didn’t have to do it.

But it’s also okay to take baby steps and do what you can each day.

If you feel like you should try an elimination diet of some sort, well…you probably should.

Tell yourself you’ll do it for one day.

Tell yourself you’ll do it every lunchtime for five days.

Tell yourself you’ll start next week, then spend this week researching recipes, collecting ideas, making lists, and buying a few new ingredients that you might need. Make a meal plan and just start thinking about it. You’ll be so much more prepared.

My Three Best Tips for Starting a Grain-Free Diet

grain free resources

If you do want to try eating grain-free, do these first:

  1. Buy a lot of vegetables.
  2. Plan meals where you can just skip the grains – stir fry without rice, a burger without a bun, soup laden with veggies and no pasta or rice. For a few days, that’s really not that hard.
  3. If you want some bread-like products, don’t freak out about all the Paleo or grain-free recipes (or gluten-free ones) and ingredients you’ve never heard of. Buy one bag of coconut flour and find 2 recipes you want to try (see below for ideas!).

Most people can benefit from cutting grains, but where do you find elimination diet recipes for a grain-free experiment?

Elimination Diet Meal Plan

There are lots of grain free recipes out there, but some can have mixed results. Cara, who feeds her family grain-free (GAPS) and has for quite a few years, is an expert I turn to when I need a new recipe. This lovely lady has a number of resources for sale:

You don’t need a completely done for you elimination diet meal plan though to get started.

Many healthy recipes can be adapted to grain free.

There’s always the good old standby of meat and veggies, salads, and yet more veggies. When I first surprised my husband with, “We’re cutting grains, legumes, and dairy from our diet starting tomorrow,” our family ate a salad every day since it was simple and doable.

A Salad Every Day???

Holiday Greek Salad

If you add enough fresh veggies to a salad, some crispy nuts, and a good selection of homemade salad dressings, you don’t feel like you’re “eating light” or missing out on anything at lunch. We include:

  • lots of peppers
  • tomatoes
  • cauliflower
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • avocado
  • fennel
  • water chestnuts
  • dried fruit
  • cut fruit
  • crispy walnuts (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!)
  • crispy sunflower seeds
  • I add cooked chicken, hard boiled eggs, or cheese when I need a little something extra and don’t feel like a raw lunch.

These don’t go all in at once, but you can imagine the variety we end up with. I also vary the greens a bit, using fresh spinach and cabbage sometimes.

Make a list of what you CAN eat.

As Haley explains in this beginner’s guide to going gluten-free, you’ll find many normal, everyday meals your family already loves probably don’t include grains, and there are plenty of new recipes to find if you’re feeling adventurous. Many recipes can easily be converted to grain free with a few tweaks.

For example, this Chicken Leek & Barley Soup can be converted to grain free by nixing the barley, and upping the leeks and carrots for a thick, delicious soup. Or a homemade Burger & French Fries becomes grain-free simply by skipping the buns. You can always use lettuce or portabella mushrooms instead, and many restaurants are getting the hang of this request (some wrap the burger beautifully in lettuce!).

If your grain-free experiment reveals some sensitivity, you may need to heal your gut with something more intensive like the Gut Thrive in 5 protocol. See my full Gut Thrive review here.

Grain Free Chickpea Pizza

Everyone Should Know Some Grain-Free Baked Good Recipes

I think everyone should have a few “grain-free baked good” recipes they feel comfortable with, even if you don’t need to eat grain-free.

Grain-free baking is easier than gluten-free baking because you generally need only one flour.

Especially if you’re only baking without gluten (or grains) occasionally, you’ll want grain-free recipes you know how to make. I think it’s good for everyone to stretch their boundaries a bit and get out of their whole grain (or especially refined grain) comfort zone sometimes.

If you think carbs are a problem (or not), if you use a food combining strategy where some meals are low-carb, or if you need to make something for a diabetic dinner guest or a gluten-free classmate – it’s handy to have a few low-carb baking recipes that fit the bill. Grain-free options are perfect for these and so many other reasons.

It can be easy to overdo it though and eat a ton of coconut products, eggs, or almonds (use the code STEWARDSHIP for 10% off at that site!)/coconut/eggs. The key here is balance!

What is Grain-Free Baking?

Grain-free baking mimics bread products most people make with wheat flour: muffins, tortillas, crepes, banana bread, biscuits, pie crusts, ETC., without using any grains.

No rice flour, no cooked oatmeal, no sorghum, buckwheat or any other seed-based grains.

Which Flours are used for Grain Free Baking?

The most common flours for grain-free baking are coconut flour and almond flour and you’ll sometimes see some starch, like arrowroot starch, thrown in on certain recipes. Cassava flour is making a name for itself in grain-free baking as well (it’s a root vegetable and full of prebiotic resistant starch).

Grain-free baking isn’t nearly as tricky as gluten-free baking, but here’s some more detail on the major 2 flours?

Grain Free Almond Apple Pancakes

Blend it Up for a Keto/Paleo Recipe

Some grain-free recipes use whole nuts or legumes ground into the batter, so you don’t even have to buy a special flour.

Try these:

Quinoa Bars

Why Almond Flour Isn’t my Favorite

I prefer coconut flour for starting out over almond flour for a few reasons (although both make great end products):

  • Although both are expensive, you use far less coconut flour per recipe, stretching one bag quite far. It feels more frugal to start out with.
  • Coconut flour can also work for nut-free individuals, plus sometimes I feel like we might eat too many nuts as snacks between basic trail mix and our favorite almond-flour crackers from Costco…

Is Grain-free a Deprived Diet?

Would you be disappointed if these were offered to you?

Eat Beautiful Grain free Chocolate Cupcakes

There are plenty of delicious, real food, grain free baked goods to try! These muffins are from Megan Stevens’ incredible book Eat Beautiful, Grain-free, Sugar-free and Loving It, which you can get on Amazon or with additional video helpers straight from Megan. All her baked good recipes use NO nut flour, just whole nuts and meal, so no special ingredients to buy! 

If you ask the average real food cook to make pancakes without any grains, she might look at you sideways. It’s not on the list of normal recipes people have on hand.

But with these grain-free orange vegetable pancakes in your repertoire, breakfast doesn’t have to be a challenge at all!

RELATED: Why Kids Shouldn’t Eat White Sugar.

How Does Grain Free Affect Your Food Budget?

I have no good news here.

There’s no getting around it: meat, nuts, dried fruit, and even vegetables, most of the time, cost much more than grains and legumes. Especially coming from my perspective since I grind my own bulk whole grains, make everything from scratch, and use dry beans.

I just stocked up on $130 of grass-fed beef and chicken, which usually lasts 2-3 months. I don’t think it will stretch that far this time, although I still managed to stretch one package of meat into 2-4 meals, including leftovers.

I discovered spaghetti squash, which is the one replacement for grains that is just as cheap as its namesake. I promptly bought a half bushel of them the day after we decided to go grain-free so I had some easy-as-spaghetti meal options.

The Time Budget Upside of Grain Free

Someone asked last week if NOT buying the grains would at least help tone down the food budget.

Because I buy so much in bulk, it’s hard to say what we’ve spent the last few weeks compared to normal Kimball life, but I have noticed this: not preparing the grains has spared a lot of prep time, especially in the evenings. I don’t miss soaking things and getting sourdough sponges started…not one bit.

I wonder what I’ve done with all that extra time? I think I’ll go look for it now.

Grain Free Elimination Diet Recipes

FREE Download: 5 Paleo Snacks Your Kids Can Make

Solve the “What’s for Snack???” problem once and for all!

Your kids might not be doing this grain elimination diet with you, but it’s still nice to have food everyone in the family can eat.

I have four kids, and we try hard to reduce the refined grains and white flour in our diets, and since my kids all know how to cook, they often make their own snacks!

Request our little ebook to see some of our favorite grain-free paleo snacks that my kids like to make.

In the mood to browse through recipes here? Here are my grain free, elimination diet friendly recipes broken down by category.

Grain-Free Breakfast Recipes

Go green with these super easy potato vegetable pancakes [Latkes}! Your kids will love this fun breakfast option.

Potato Vegetable Pancakes (Latkes)

(use almond flour or arrowroot starch as the thickener)

Spinach Garlic Grain-free Waffles (15) (475x317)

St. Patty’s Day inspired grain-free waffles from the Healthy Breakfast Book

Grain-Free Main Dishes

Homemade Burger and French Fries

(just skip the buns and use lettuce or portabella mushrooms instead)

Do you eat leeks very often? Give them a try with homemade chicken, barley and leek soup.

Chicken, Leek, and Barley Soup

(Leaving the barley out and being heavy-handed with the leeks and carrots made for a surprisingly thick, very delicious and nutritious soup.)

I have SO many more grain-free recipes! FIND THEM ALL HERE!

Hungry for more?

Phew! I think that’s it. All my grain-free knowledge, all in one place.

If you have weird digestive stuff going on, diarrhea, stomach pain after eating, or wonder about a gluten or grain sensitivity…give it a try for a few days. You don’t need a ton of resources to skip grains, even for a week.

Do you wonder if you should cut out gluten or grains? Have you successfully changed your family’s diet in the past? What are your best tips for success?
Grain free resources

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35 thoughts on “Elimination Diet Grain-Free Recipes & Resources (Keto/Paleo/GAPS/AIP friendly)”

  1. Tomatoes and peppers are the nightshade family and should not be included in the elimination diet. Eggs are a common allergen and should be avoided as well. any nuts seeds and grains are also not elimination diet friendly….Dried fruit are packed with sugar and should be avoided as well.

    1. Carolyn @ Kitchen Stewardship

      The tips and recipes included in this post are strictly related to doing a grain-free elimination diet rather than a broader elimination diet used to determine sensitivities. You’re correct that those other foods you listed should be avoided if you’re doing something more restrictive.

  2. Best. Post. Ever. Thank you so much!!! This is so incredibly helpful! Love your site and I appreciate what you do!

  3. Thank you for the recipe and meal ideas. Some variety to what I typically eat is appreciated. I started eating gluten free several months ago because I was having menstrual problems. My symptoms resolved immediately! I then cut out dairy because I was also having some digestive issues. I saw some improvement, but not as much as I would like. So I also cut out grains and my tummy is SOOOO much happier! I think I actually felt worse with the gluten free substitutes. Grain free is definitely the ticket for me.

  4. Ariel Wilstead

    Thank you so much for sharing this article and for sharing the Plan to Eat menu planner!
    I recently cut animal products from my diet, while my husband is still very much a carnivore. It makes planning meals and creating a grocery list difficult at times. But, you’ve inspired me to add a section to our white board labeled ‘Menu’.
    Right now, like you said, I just have a bunch of recipes saved on pinterest that will probably stay there unless I really commit to creating a weekly menu. I love how this will also reduce on food waste. It’s so easy to go to the store and buy things because we think we will need it, and then find it a couple of weeks later and needs to be thrown in the trash!
    While we haven’t cut out gluten, we may think about cutting back on it! I know that eliminating dairy from our diets has benefited our health, but it would be interesting to see if cutting gluten would have the same affect!

  5. My oldest daughter started having digestion issues around the time she started eating grains in the typical baby foods and finger grasping puff snacks. We figured out through an elimination diet that she had issues with the wheat baby cereal, so we cut that out and continued to feed her a gluten free diet. When her younger sister started showing the same symptoms at the same age, she went gluten free too.

    Recently I’ve been noticing different symptoms of the same problem in myself. (I remember them from all my research the first time around). So even though our family has already been eating mostly gluten free to go along with the girls, now I’m completely gluten free with them too.

    Luckily, none of us have a problem with oats, even the ones that aren’t certified gluten free, so we use those and oat flour in baked goods. It’s an easy, inexpensive substitute, at least for some things.

    I also read somewhere that genetics play into gluten sensitivity, at least in part. (I wish I could remember where I read that!) So it makes sense that if my daughters have issues, it might come through me.

    Anyways, I have the same thoughts when I hear someone is having issues. They should try cutting out gluten and see what happens. It won’t hurt!

  6. I just read your post from a couple years ago about going grain free. Did you stop and then go back to grain free? Did you feel like it helped you? I just read GAPS and am debating if/how much to implement from it.

    1. Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship

      Lindsey,
      We’ve done it on and off over the past 18 mos. It definitely helps my husband, but really it’s staying gluten-free that makes the big difference for him. My digestion is best grain-free, too, but not actually bad on grains. It never hurts to try it! 🙂 Katie

  7. I’m so glad you are doing another healthy snacks ebook. We love the first one and I really appreciate the fact that you are giving the new one to people who purchased the first one. I have to say that you have made the transition to healthy real food so much easier in my house. Thanks a million.

  8. I’ve been gluten/dairy/refined-sugar free for 4 months now. Have lost 11% of my body weight without even trying. Have cured both my hypothyroidism and eczema. Also, my autoimmune symptoms have greatly reduced (from MS). I have no doubt that this elimination diet has made a world of difference for me. You couldn’t pay me to go back to my old way of eating! Thanks so much for your blog full of great tips and recipes. I appreciate it! 🙂

    1. Clair,
      I understand that gluten is often related to auto-immune diseases – so fabulous that you’ve found relief with a dietary change! I hope your doctor takes note so s/he can help other people seek answers in food….

      You’re very welcome!!
      🙂 Katie

  9. Perfect timing! First of all, I’m not advertising anything. Not sure if you’ve ever heard of FlyLady.com with Marla Cilley but that’s how I found out about Leanne Eli from savingdinner.com. Anyway, I just got an email from savingdinner.com with a special offer for freezer menus & recipes for gluten free and also paleo recipes. She threw in some freezer grill recipes as well. I’ve done her freezer menus for many years and love them. If you go to the website, you’ll see the gluten free special advertised clearly on the first page.

    If you’d rather not answer that’s ok but I was wondering what symptoms your hubby was having that made you think he might have prob’s with gluten?

    1. Char,
      LOVE flylady. So great. I haven’t really done much with the savingdinner website, but it is another example of how mainstream GF is getting!

      You can read a bit of our story here: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2010/09/22/some-changes-at-the-kimball-house/ (at least I think that’s the post…)
      🙂 Katie

  10. I went gluten free in August. I had been working on reducing our grain consumption for several weeks before that and a graphic demonstration by my body after eating some gluten after a week off of it made the decision a lot easier to stick to. The thing I have the most trouble with is what to bring when we are eating away from home. I am so glad that there will be even more gluten free recipes in the new Healthy Snacks to Go. Meal planning is the biggest thing that helped me make the transition to GF. It probably didn’t hurt that I was on an elimination diet for three weeks to start with so just cutting out gluten felt easier. 😉 I will agree with AmandaonMaui, there is definitely a grieving process that goes with a major diet change. I had one episode when I first went gluten free and went to the monthly ladies luncheon at my church and was crying at the table because there was nothing I could eat. All in all it has been a good change and the benefits outweigh the negatives so I will be sticking with it. Now if I could just find a decent hamburger bun recipe I would be set!

  11. I see you mention all elimination diets, but you don’t mention vegetarian/vegan diets. My family went vegetarian last September and our biggest struggle is adapting recipes that we really like to not include meat, or finding items on a menu at a restaurant. Our culture is so into gluten-free right now, that vegetarians/vegans are overlooked among all the ads and promotions for BACON!! haha. Please don’t leave us out…I love all your grain and bean recipes and I’m so excited because I just found this blog and I want to start sprouting, but even here, conversations about chicken stock don’t apply to me, and there’s no mention of making vegetable stock instead.

    1. Christie,
      I hope you can still benefit from the philosophies in this post and so glad you love the meatless recipes at KS…but I do believe that meat is a good thing in diets, particularly chicken stock. I’ve realized I can’t be everything to everyone…

      Also, I do discuss vegetable broth in The Everything Beans Book, although it is not a 100% vegetarian book (about 50/50, if I remember correctly).

      🙂 Katie

  12. syreeta jayne

    Thank you so much for posting this. I’ve been considering going on GAPS, as I have numerous medical problems to overcome, but have been absolutely daunted by the task of eliminating dairy from my diet! So nice to know that I’m not alone in the trepidation :).

  13. We started eliminating processed foods from our diet last January, not for any particular health reason, but just to eat more naturally. I did one thing each month: grocery store meats, aspartame/”low-fat” foods, MSG, food dyes, white flour, HFCS, etc. It was WAY less traumatic that way; eliminating everything all at once can definitely make you feel like there is NOTHING left. Now my kids are so used to it they (almost) never ask for multi-colored cereal any more. (I was a little embarassed–but super proud–in a small store last week when my kids were asking me “Is this one poison?” for every bag of chips and package of donuts.) My 5 year old even requested baked oatmeal for breakfast this morning and meatloaf in his lunch yesterday! I used the internet like crazy to try and find substitutions and new ideas. Websites like KS made it so much easier to plan, get inspired, and feel confident. Thanks for all your hard work, Katie!

  14. Can’t wait for the grain-free snacks! I cut out gluten a few months ago and am loving the benefits, but still trying to expand my circle of what I can eat.

    1. Cirelo,
      ingredients aren’t, but method sort of is…if it’s a bit fancy, not just “dump, stir, bake, etc.” Either way, it’s just polite to make sure bloggers get the traffic they deserve if you love one of their recipes.
      🙂 Katie

  15. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks new diets are hard! 🙂

    My solution for meal planning for the past year has been to have rotating seasonal menus, complete with recipes and grocery lists. Then I download it in a PDF to my Kindle so that I don’t have to rely on the computer being on/available while I’m making dinner.

  16. As someone who is in the midst of my first major detox, change is HARD! I’m living off a limited list of fruits, veggies, and brown rice. Focusing on what I can eat has been the key to my success thus far. However, I can NOT wait to be able to have chicken stock back this weekend! Planning is essential though as I move forward in gradually adding foods back into my diet. It is far from easy and is very daunting to take on. HOWEVER, it IS possibly if you have the desire. In my case, health reasons gave me the desire/need.

  17. Okay…whoever said starting a new diet is easy is CRAZY!!!! We started eating “real food” last September. There was so much to learn and we had to pick it up quickly because of the change to my son’s diet. We spent entire Saturdays in the kitchen experimenting and it was exhausting! Not to mention the countless hours of research and hours spent locating/interviewing local farmers.

    Everything runs smoothly now and thanks finding to your website (wish I had know about it in September versus November) we’ve discovered tons of short cuts! But I wouldn’t wish those first few months on anyone. And it definitely was not easy.

  18. Deni Breitenbach

    Added your blog to information in our FB group Living Gluten Free!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/LivingGlutenFree/

  19. Most people actually go through the five stages of grief when they first enter into a gluten free lifestyle. You’re quite right that it’s not as easy as some people think it is. Usually though, what I hear is that people “couldn’t do that, it’d be too hard” or that they’d “just die.”

    Well, I was dying before but not now. I’ve been gluten free for nearly four years and I’ve never been healthier.

    I also try to use as many whole grains in my recipes as possible, and I also use rapadura as my sweetener. I’m not a strict follower of the Nourishing Traditions lifestyle, but I’ve learned a lot from Sally’s book and I’ve taken some of it to heart. I don’t always soak my grains, but I do use full fat dairy products (when my body is digesting dairy) and a lot more cultured dairy as well.

    If you’d like to link to my site please feel free.

    1. Amanda,
      I can totally believe that about grief – it’s such a change and loss in the way we live life!

      I thought of your blog just after I closed my computer – doh! – updating now! Sorry about that!
      🙂 Katie

  20. We went grain/dairy-free for a year & I think going grain-free would be so much easier if we didn’t have severe nut allergies. Grainy gluten-free subsitutions just don’t cut it for our family. We will have to have a glaringly obvious reason for its benefit if we’re going to try that again in the future!

  21. I am breastfeeding my 3 mo, and it finally became obvious that something in my diet was seriously messing her up. So, two weeks ago I started an Elimination Diet and cut out all of the top 8 food allergens all at once. She got SO much better!!

    But I tried wheat again two days ago and she reacted BADLY!! So thank you for posting about gluten-free and other diets. I needed se encouragement!!

    1. Carrie- me, too! I’m gluten free anyway, and I had been doing GAPS before I got pregnant, so I’ve done lots of dietary changes before. Still doesn’t make it easy…

      I have also found that my 5 month old has had silent reflux, to where she didn’t spit up, but would have apparent pain. Cutting out tomatoes, citrus, and chocolate (yikes!) has made all the difference. If you don’t feel like cutting out gluten is the entire answer, I’d encourage you to try this. I thought I’d be safe now that she is a little older and I had tomato sauce a few times last week. We’re just now recovering. I’m just glad to have my happy baby back!

      Keep at it, Momma! You can do it!

      Elle

  22. Heather @ Nourishing the Heart

    We eliminated dairy from my daughter’s diet almost a month ago. It was definitely a hard transition, but we’re finally “there.” The first week was the hardest, and I think she still had a little dairy each day because I kept forgetting just how many foods have dairy in them! It was also difficult since many of my typical meals have cheese included, and I often gave cheese or yogurt as a quick snack. Also, since I couldn’t include dairy in meals, all I could think of were meals WITH dairy in them. Thanks for the grace shown in your post, as well as the baby step examples. That all helps with the “Mommy guilt” from during the transition!

  23. The transition is hard, but I find the challenge of it gets me through. Like, “oh yeah? Watch me! It’s maintaining it over months and years that I struggle with.
    My daughter just requested “those muffins” when she saw the photo up top – I think we’re off for a bit of coconut flour orange-cranberry muffin baking! (since our dietary restrictions mean that I don’t have your book)

    1. Lauren,
      Love that..I’m stubborn like that and it helps with challenges in the kitchen, too. Btw, I would offer a full refund on any book for ANY reason, including that you can’t find enough recipes for a particular allergy. Many recipes fit dietary restrictions and others have adaptations in the notes…

      🙂 Katie

  24. I agree. You focus on the things you can eat! And you refine and improved over time. I cook mostly without wheat and dairy. (a couple members can have those so there are a few items in my house but they aren’t included in meals) And a completely agree that you can need to make sure eliminating a food doesn’t cause you to pick up other bad habits…gluten free or dairy free can still be code for eating a lot of other crap food….go healthy instead.

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