A couple of days ago, I finally received a very special cookbook I’ve been waiting for all year – The Grain-Free Family Table written by my dear friend Carrie Vitt at Deliciously Organic. It’s such a beautiful treasure overflowing with both wisdom and delicious recipes. That’s why I can’t help but gush over how much I love it, and of course, my sweet friend Carrie!
In fact, ever since Carrie mentioned that she was working on a new book, I’ve been eagerly awaiting it’s arrival for several reasons:
• As you can see from the before and after photos at left, Carrie knows firsthand the tremendous impact a real food, grain-free diet can make in improving health and well being.
As someone who has made a full recovery from a debilitating chronic autoimmune disease, Carrie’s story of hope and healing is fully presented in The Grain-Free Family Table, along with her wise advice to each of us on how we can discover our own pathway to healing.
• As an accomplished grain-free home chef and food blogger, Carrie also shares her wisdom on how to adapt your favorite recipes, including a handy substitution chart, and helpful tips on how to stock your pantry and fridge with cost-effective grain-free ingredients.
• Of course, there are lots and lots of delicious grain-free recipes – 125 to be exact – perfect for bringing families around the table together to celebrate delicious real food!
• And most important, Carrie provides a message of hope not only to those of us who struggle with chronic health issues, but to everyone who is seeking to live a healthier life. And hope is something that Carrie strongly believes in. As a result, you can feel hope welling up inside you as you read each word she writes.
Carrie has such a wonderful God-given talent for encouraging and inspiring others by sharing her personal health struggles and her breadth of wisdom on healthy living, and of course sharing her talent for making delicious grain-free recipes that bring joy back to the table! The fact that she combines all of these into her latest book is what makes it such a special treasure!
It’s for these reasons and more, I truly believe that The Grain-Free Family Table is a must-have for everyone living a gluten-free, grain-free lifestyle.
My Personal Favorites
With 125 delicious recipes, it wasn’t an easy task to pair it down to just a handful of favorites to share with you. Yet, for the sake of time, below are just a few of Carrie’s recipes that are my personal favorites:
Breakfasts – Carrie shares a bunch of delicious breakfast ideas, but her Ham and Egg Cups are by far one of my family’s favorites. These tasty little eggs nestled in a cute ham basket make a great breakfast on the go and also a tasty lunchbox option.
Dinners – If you follow my meal plans, you’ve probably seen many of Carrie’s dinner recipes in my free weekly GF meal plans. That’s because her recipes are so easy to make and are absolutely delicious! So of course, I couldn’t wait to see what Carrie’s cooked up in her new book. And after trying hard to decide which to make first, the one recipe I’m for sure making this week is her Chicken Verde Enchiladas. It’s been a long time since I’ve had enchiladas, so I can’t wait to give this tasty recipe a try!
Sides – As I’ve mentioned before, the only grain I really miss is rice. But thankfully, I recently discovered the joys of cauli-rice, which is why I’m excited to see that Carrie has several creative cauli-rice recipes in her new book. I’m especially excited about her Cauliflower “Fried Rice,” Creamed Cauliflower and Bacon, Mushroom and Chard “Rice” Bowl. All three look absolutely amazing!
Desserts – With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought we had our Thanksgiving Day Menu completely set. But when I saw Carrie’s scrumptious grain-free Pecan Pie, I knew a special addition to the menu was in order. So this gorgeous dessert is definitely going to grace our table with lots of thanksgiving this year! And honestly, I can’t talk about her dessert section without mentioning Carrie’s AMAZING grain-free Waffle Cones. Seriously! I can’t stop thinking about them – a waffle cone iron is now on my Christmas wish list!
Kid Favorites – With two beautiful daughters who share a love for cooking just like she does, Carrie and her girls made sure there’s something special just for kids! My boys are completely ready to dust off their oven mitts and get busy making Carrie’s scrumptious Chicken Nuggets. And I must admit, I’m truly honored and thrilled that Carrie asked permission to feature my Dairy-Free Best Cookie Icing recipe in her cookbook. I’m excited that her family enjoys it so much that she wanted it to be part of her book for even more families to enjoy!
A Treat for the Eyes – Of course, I can’t talk about this book (or Carrie’s site for that matter) without mentioning her exceptional talent for food photography. As you flip through The Grain-Free Family Table, you’ll find yourself transported into a delicious realm of possibilities – where real food truly is as beautiful and delicious as it is healthy.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of a few of my favorites from The Grain-Free Family Table and that it’s helped you to see what a wonderful resource this book truly is! Of course, you can always take a more extensive peek at Carrie’s new cookbook on Amazon using the “Look Inside” feature.
If you’re living gluten-free, grain-free or simply want to reduce your carbohydrate intake and eat healthier, Carrie’s The Grain-Free Family Table cookbook is a helpful, practical resource that will help you discover the healing benefits that come from a grain-free diet, while also providing you with 125 delicious, easy-to-make GF recipes. I simply cannot recommend this beautiful, helpful book more!
Special thanks to my sweet friend Carrie for sharing her God-given talents with us. Carrie, you truly are a blessing and have personally made such a positive impact in my life, and of course in the lives of so many others across the globe!
And thank you, dear readers, for allowing me to share yet another wonderful healthy lifestyle resource to help you in living a more nourished life!