Bread or Dead: 20+ Killer Paleo and Vegan Recipes.
Free From Gluten, Dairy and Eggs.
Nightshade- and Nut-Free options.
Have you been told that gluten is no good for your gut?
Discovered that dairy destroys your pristine skin?
Or, you may have changed your diet for ethical reasons or general health improvement.
If you’ve been advised – or decided on your own – to avoid certain foods, it doesn’t mean your diet has to be boring. Anything but! We live in an era where alternatives are freely available and access to ingredients to make beautiful food at home is better than ever. Unfortunately, many pre-made gluten-free and vegan foods available at supermarkets often have undesirable ingredients such as gums and soy lecithin that can cause digestive and skin problems and are nutritionally void.
Baked goods, and bread in particular, are the foods people find the hardest to give up when told they can’t eat gluten as part of a new diet. I always picture people responding to the news with “I’d rather die than live without bread”, such is the love that people have for the good stuff. So, that’s how the book name Bread or Dead came about – I wanted to have a bit of fun with our collective cultural obsession with bread and anything baked.
I wrote this book so that people could see how delicious and easy it can be to replace gluten- and dairy-containing foods and not just survive, but thrive, on a restricted diet. It’s really important to me that the recipes are easy to make, delicious, affordable and use easy to find ingredients.
This book has been designed to cater for those situations when you want to make yourself some delicious food or prepare some food to entertain with, but food restrictions are making you feel overwhelmed and unsure where to start. Unless otherwise noted in the individual recipe introductions, all recipes naturally fit the following categories or have great alternative options or substitutions: