Gluten-Free on a Shoestring (Paperback)

125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap

By Nicole Hunn

Da Capo Lifelong Books, 9780738214238, 280pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/10/2017)

List Price: 19.00*
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Gluten-free cooking has never been this easy—or affordable!
Tired of spending three times as much (or more) on gluten-free prepared foods? If you’re ready to slash the cost of your grocery bill, you’ve come to the right place. In Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, savvy mom Nicole Hunn shows how every gluten-free family can eat well without breaking the bank. 
Inside this comprehensive cookbook, you’ll find 125 delicious and inexpensive gluten-free recipes for savory dinners, favorite desserts, comfort foods, and more, plus Nicole’s top money-saving secrets. Recipes include:
Apple-Cinnamon Toaster Pastries • Focaccia • Spinach Dip • Ricotta Gnocchi • Chicken Pot Pie • Szechuan Meatballs • Tortilla Soup •Baked Eggplant Parmesan• Never-Fail White Sandwich Bread • Banana Cream Pie with Graham Cracker Crust • Blueberry Muffins • Cinnamon Rolls • Perfect Chocolate Birthday Cake

With advice on the best values and where to find them, meal planning strategies, and pantry-stocking tips, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is your essential guide. Never fall victim to the overpriced, pre-packaged gluten-free aisle again. Roll on by—happier, healthier, and wealthier.

About the Author

Nicole Hunn is the personality behind the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring blog, featured in the New York Times and MSN Money. She lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.

Praise For Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap

Curled Up With a Good Book, 5/17/11
“Opens up a whole new world for people with this particular diet restriction and does so with a writing style that is both assured and accessible. Those of us who don’t have a medical diagnosis requiring diet changes can benefit from the book, as well…In addition to offering an excellent resource for those who must go gluten-free, Hunn’s book gives everyone a map toward healthier eating without giving up those delicious foods we love.”
Midwest Book Review, May 2011
“From locating best values to meal planning and stocking a gluten-free pantry, this provides a range of foods from ‘scratch’ that can fit any budget. Highly recommended!”
January, 5/23/11
“Hunn’s approach is delicious, inexpensive and easy: no mystery at all. I’m betting that, for some wheat sensitive households, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring will be life-changing.”
Gluten-Free Living, Summer 2011, 2/11/11
“Hunn has assembled 125 recipes that say ‘make me, make me!,’ and all the reader need do is pick where to start…It is a user-friendly cookbook with satisfying recipes that are easy to prepare. Saving money is the icing on the (gluten-free) cake.”

Tucson Citizen, 3/28/11
“The featured recipes are easy to prepare and reflect a real variety of dishes. From Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares to an old fashioned Sourdough Bread, this is a cookbook that isn’t just for the gluten intolerant eater but also for those who simply like good food.”, 4/6/11
“[A] practical, timely and very good gluten-free cookbook.”

Book Review, April 2011
“With plenty of wisdom and easy instructions, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring is a must for any gluten intolerant health conscious cook.”, 2/20/11
“Nicole Hunn serves up all the recipes and information found in her cookbook in the friendly and inviting manor that has helped make her blog popular.”

Living Without, June/July 2011

Treasure Valley Family Magazine, September 2011
“The recipes included are easy to prepare, explained in a friendly manner, and reflect a variety of delicious options.”, 9/6/11
“Even when she's telling you something you think you already know—like grow your own vegetables—Hunn adds an extra bit of information that takes the wisdom to another level.”, 9/12/11
“The tone of the book is friendly and supportive, and the recipes are very clear and simple to follow.”

Delight Gluten-Free, December 2011
“[The] perfect holiday gift book.”
Natural Solutions (website), 1/1/12
“[A] favorite cookbook of 2011.”, 1/19/12
“If you are like most celiacs and pine for baked goods but balk at shelling out the outrageous prices for store bought, this cook book might be just the thing.”, 1/18/12
“A great book loaded with easy-to-follow recipes for the newly gluten-free. Trouble-free on time and finances, this book is a great first step toward a new lifestyle that has been shown to clear up eczema, heal acid reflux, and even eliminate inflammation in a gluten intolerant system.”

“Hunn successfully tackles a chief complaint voiced by special-diet newbies: sticker shock. Her practical tips for shopping and cooking to save time and money are a gift to all of us who are paying too much for too little.”, 4/19/11
“The money you spend on the book will be saved by following Hunn’s great tips.”
Marin Independent Journal, 5/4/11
“Compiles [Hunn’s] best recipes and helpful hints on cutting costs, all in best friend blogger-style. Her tips to economizing are good reminders and handy for the working parent.”, 4/27/11
“I have never come across a book of such consequence to the gluten-free household as Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.”
San Francisco Book Review, May 2011
“Hunn has not only bestowed her readers with a complete cookbook…but she shows us how to save money, and time, on our meals…It’s well worth a bite.”

“Hunn is clever and optimistic. As you flip through the pages, it’s hard to avoid not feeling better about your gluten-free life. Plus, the recipes will inspire you to go into the kitchen with renewed energy and hope for the future. It’s well worth spending money to purchase Gluten-Free on a Shoestring. It will pay dividends in the future.”

Book Review, June/August 2011
“This book is written for real people, facing real economic issues, that can’t afford to dedicate a whole paycheck to groceries. It is a great resource for preparing whole foods at home and not spending all weekends and evenings in the kitchen.”
Westchester Family, June 2011
“A great resource for those just jumping in to the gluten-free world as well as well-versed veterans who are looking to slash those unnecessary grocery expenses.”
Shelf Life (Canada), August 2011
“It is the 125 recipes that make the book the most enjoyable, and if you are not part of the gluten-free world, then you may become a convert by book’s end…Get on the gluten-free bandwagon, finding ways to love these products, while at the same time creating recipes that are very friendly to the wallet.”