Celeste Clevenger Releases New Cookbook 'Celeste's Best Allergen Free Recipes' With 250+ Recipes

A Cookbook for Those with Celiac Disease, Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities: Recipes are Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Casein Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, Nut Free and Yeast Free

Online PR News – 12-July-2012 –It's currently estimated that 1 in 16 Americans (roughly 18 million Americans) have some form of gluten sensitivity. 1 out of every 133 Americans (about 3 million people) have celiac disease. As many as 30 million have some sort of food intolerance and over 12 million have at least one food allergy. But does eating foods that are gluten free or free of most common allergens mean having to settle for eating foods that are dense and tasteless? Not at all. With the new cookbook 'Celeste's Best Allergen Free Recipes for Everyday Cooking and Baking – A Cookbook for Those with Celiac Disease, Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities: Recipes Free of Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Casein, Soy, Corn, Nuts and Yeast' by Celeste Clevenger, it is absolutely possible for people to live just as fully without allergens in their diet as they once did with them.

When Celeste Clevenger found out her family had celiac disease and other food intolerances she wasn't about to settle for eating anything less than the foods she and her family had previously enjoyed. She created a flour mix recipe, combining three rice flours and white bean flour that replaces wheat flour cup for cup. Celeste’s Best Gluten Free Flour Mix allows readers to once again be able to enjoy all their favorite foods. Fluffy pancakes, crispy waffles, soft tortillas, chewy chocolate chip cookies, airy cakes and cupcakes, fudge brownies, flaky pie crusts and anything else they may desire. And Clevenger also developed all of the recipes in the cookbook so they can be prepared completely free of xanthan or guar gum, replacing it with a natural binder, konjac powder (ground vegetable fiber from the konjac root).

Clevenger was determined to make gluten free bread without yeast. A recent study found that three-quarters of those tested for gluten sensitivity were also sensitive to yeast. After three years and over two thousand test loaves baked (as unbelievable as that sounds) her perseverance resulted in developing bread recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, gums, soy, corn or yeast. The bread recipes require no kneading and can be eaten toasted or untoasted (a common complaint of most gluten free bread). Many of the cookbook testers commented that the bread actually tasted and felt just like "real" bread.

But does eating foods that are gluten free or free of most common allergens mean having to settle for eating foods that are dense and tasteless? Not at all.

"I know that many who start following a diet free of most common allergens may have never cooked before so I made the recipes straightforward and very easy to follow. I've also included notes and tips to help make the reader's allergen free cooking experience be the best it can be."

The 404 page allergen free cookbook is divided into 19 main chapters including: Ingredients and Substitutions; Appetizers and Dips; Salads and Salad Dressings; Soups; Vegetables; Bean, Grains and Pasta; Beef; Poultry; Fish and Shellfish; Bread and Pizza; Pancakes and Waffles; Baking Mix Recipes; Quick Breads and Muffins; Brownies, Bars, Cookies and Crackers; Cakes; Pies and Pastries; Fruit Desserts, Frozen Desserts and Beverages; Puddings and Custards; and Sauces, Condiments and Seasonings.

'Celeste's Best Allergen Free Recipes for Everyday Cooking and Baking – A Cookbook for Those with Celiac Disease, Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities: Recipes Free of Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Casein, Soy, Corn, Nuts and Yeast' by Celeste Clevenger, is currently available at Amazon.com and on other trusted online stores.

Luminary Publications | June 2012 | $17.99 | ISBN: 978-0-9826207-0-0| 404 pages

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About Celeste Clevenger:

Ten years ago Celeste Clevenger's daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease along with several food intolerances and sensitivities. Celeste refused to let this stop her and her family from eating all their favorite foods. Her goal was to create foods without allergens that tasted no differently than all the foods they used to eat.

Celeste delights in discovering new and healthy ways to live an allergen free life. She's determined to make allergen free foods that taste incredibly delicious.

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