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New Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cookbook Supports Autism Speaks, Brings Smiles

by John Libonati on September 23rd, 2010


[Editor's Note: June 4, 2012 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy is currently out of stock. The book is being made into an e-book and will be coming out soon!]

Can news of a cookbook make someone smile? It can if the recipes it provides helps change a life…

“I am sitting here listening to my daughter in her speech class just thinking
how this gluten free diet is making such changes. Brings tears to my eyes.
I will purchase that new cookbook with a smile.” -Courtney

As more and more people come to realize the benefits of a gluten-free, dairy-free diet for autism and general health, the brand new cookbook, “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy,” is set to produce smiles like Courtney’s across the country and around the world.

Published by Gluten Free Works, this handy book is making it easy to understand and prepare wonderful gluten-free and dairy-free meals that meet individual nutritional needs.

“Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy” is the second book by Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN. Libonati has celiac disease and follows a strict gluten-free, dairy-free diet. Her first book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease,” set the standard for recognizing, diagnosing and treating celiac disease.

In this new book, Libonati combines superb cooking skills (she is Pennsylvania Dutch) with her extensive knowledge of medicine and nutrition to create a cookbook that is much more than a collection of tasty recipes.

2009 Walk For Autism in Philadelphia, PA, USA

She explains how “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy” came to be. “We attended the Philadelphia Autism Speaks Walk in 2009 and for every parent who told us the great strides their child was making on the diet, there were many more who wanted help and recipes they could use on a regular basis.

I created this book to be an easy-to-follow, practical cookbook that teaches people about nutrition and their diet while giving them quick, delicious and nutritious dishes that they and their families can enjoy.”

“Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy” is full of helpful health, diet and nutrition information in addition to recipes.

For example, the section titled Three Steps to Safe, Nutritious Food is a primer that walks the reader through unsafe foods that contain gluten and dairy, answers common questions about the gluten-free dairy-free diet and provides tips about buying, storing and preparing safe foods.

Appendix I, the Nature of Foods, explains macro-nutrients, micro-nutrients, describes deficiencies and the symptoms they cause and the recommended daily allowances of each. A review of the symptoms list reveals which nutrients are deficient. Each recipe conveniently includes a list of the nutrients it contains. This way, the reader can build a diet that is right for him or her.

The recipes were developed for the American palate and are delectable. Helpful pictures of each recipe show what the final dish should look like and the instructions are clear and simple to follow. Ingredients can be found at one’s local supermarket.

Gluten Free Works is donating $1 of every “Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Made Easy” ordered by September 30th to Autism Speaks. It is affordably priced at only $8.95. And that is something everyone can smile about.

The book is exclusively available at GlutenFreeWorks.comClick here to order or see a PDF sample of the book first, including table of contents, four recipes and a pictorial index of all the recipes.

About Autism and Autism Speaks…

Autism Speaks is the United State’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder. Today, it is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed. An estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are affected by autism. Government statistics suggest the prevalence rate of autism is increasing 10-17 percent annually.

About Cleo Libonati, RN, BSN…

Cleo Libonati is a nationally recognized author and speaker on gluten, celiac disease and the gluten-free diet. She frequently speaks to support groups, medical groups and the public about gluten, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease and espouses removing gluten from the diet while correcting nutritional deficiencies it causes in order to improve health.

About Gluten Free Works….

Gluten Free Works is a health publisher that helps people get well, look good and stay healthy living gluten free through the popular website www.glutenfreeworks.com, books and other printed materials. Gluten Free Works will be at the 2010 Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism event at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 2nd.

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Author Information: John Libonati, Philadelphia, PA
Publisher, Glutenfreeworks.com.
Editor & Publisher, Recognizing Celiac Disease.
John can be reached by e-mail here.


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