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8 gluten-free cookbooks that put flavour first

by Malou Herkes

published on 19 March 2020

Whether you suffer from coeliac disease or you’re just trying to reduce gluten in your diet, these accessible cookbooks will help you to create flavour-first, gluten-free meals with ease. You’ll find advice on gluten-free cakes and bakes, instructions on how to make alternative bowls of pasta, and recipes for colourful, nutritious dinners, snacks and breakfasts that just happen to be free of gluten. Scroll on to check out our full list of gluten-free cookbooks.   

The Art of Eating Well

The Art of Eating Well

The Art of Eating Well is a down-to-earth gluten-free recipe book that puts flavour first. “We don’t believe in fad diets”, say the Hemsley sisters, who’ve created a collection of feel-good, flexible recipes all of which can be made with easy-to-find ingredients. They’ve included plenty of practical advice on store cupboard staples, techniques, equipment, cooking in advance, meal plans, juicing, and packed lunches that fit busy lifestyles.

Cook. Nourish. Glow.

Cook. Nourish. Glow.

Best-selling author Amelia Freer’s second cookbook offers 100 recipes, all free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. In her warm and friendly way, Amelia helps her readers to gain confidence in the kitchen with helpful guidance, achievable recipes, and the core belief that anybody can change their eating habits for the better. Start tonight with this simple prawn, coconut & aubergine curry.

Livia's Kitchen

Livia’s Kitchen

by Olivia Wollenberg

A gluten-free baking book promising naturally sweet and indulgent treats from the woman behind the popular gluten- and refined sugar-free crumbles of Livia’s Kitchen. Chapters are divided between traybake desserts, cookies, pies and tarts, puddings, cakes and ice cream. Our favourites? Blueberry porridge squares and a raw, dairy-free lemon cheesecake.

Pasta Reinvented: Gluten-free Pastas

Pasta Reinvented

by Caroline Bretherton

Can’t cope without pasta? This cookbook throws out the rulebook on traditional pasta and noodles with a comprehensive guide to alternative flours, and tonnes of flavoursome recipes from slow cooked beef rib ragu to Singapore sweet potato noodles. Find pasta bowls and bakes as well as noodle soups and salads, plus guidance on how to make your own alternative pasta and noodles at home. Get started with this gluten-free springtime spaghetti dish.

Soupologie: Plant-based


by Stephen Argent

With plant-based, gluten-free soups designed to nourish and energise, this cookbook is full of immune-boosting recipes for those times when you need a extra dose of nutrients. Try this roasted garlic soup or this sweet potato soup with pistachio, orange and mint.

Genius Gluten-Free Cookbook

Genius Gluten-Free Cookbook

by Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne

From the founder of free-from brand, Genius, Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne shows you how to reinvent your favourites including American pancakes, French toast, chicken pie, and lasagne. With lots of tips on how to read food labels, information on the science behind ingredients, and a guide to the essential gluten-free store cupboard, this is an incredibly useful cookbook for coeliacs or anyone looking to cut down their gluten consumption.

The Gluten-Free Cookbook

The Gluten-Free Cookbook

by Heather Whinney, Jane Lawrie & Fiona Hunter

This cookbook from qualified nutritionist, Fiona Hunter and food writers, Heather Whinney and Jane Lawrie, is a well-researched guide for anyone suffering from gluten-related illness. With 200 delicious recipes designed for coeliacs, including lemon and raspberry polenta cake and ricotta and squash ravioli, this is destined to become one of the most-used cookbooks in your kitchen.

Good Food: Gluten-free recipes

Good Food: Gluten-free recipes

by Sarah Cook

Cut the gluten without compromising on flavour with these triple-tested recipes from the experts at Good Food magazine. Each recipe comes with nutritional information and a colour photo so you know exactly what you’re cooking. 


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