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Cookbook Spotlight: Nosh On This (Gluten Free) *Giveaway*


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Last year we featured Lisa Horel from the GlutenFreeCanteen blog and her first book, the Book of Nosh, filled with gluten free classic Jewish bakery foods. After Lisa became gluten free she wouldn’t give up her favorites and with so many people needing to be gluten free she has fullfilled a great need for these recipes. Check out the full interview with Lisa here, In the JOK Kitchen with Gluten Free Canteen.

Lisa is back again with more gluten free recipes in Nosh On This, she says, “Nosh on This is a larger, more comprehensive book with a detailed introduction about gluten-free flours along with lots of helpful baking tips. It contains over 100 recipes including a chapter on baked savories and a chapter on how to use a baking mix in a variety of different ways. The book is full of photos – one for each recipe.”

Lisa has been on a journey for over 10 years when her family first went gluten free.  She didn’t want to give up all the baking she loved to with her mother and so she began to recreate her favorite Jewish baked goods and sharing with a growing audience. She says nothing much has changed since coming out with her cookbook, but she has been able to meet some interesting people and loves the evolution in gluten free baking.

If you are wondering why she is focused on desserts, she says, she doesn’t like to cook!!  Luckily, her husband Tim, who also takes the photos for her blog enjoys cooking so he handles the day to day for them.  That sounds like a nice partnership.

I asked Lisa to tell me what her favorite recipe in the book is and she said:

I have a lot of favorites in the book. The Black & White Cookies along with the Dorable Fudgies are a childhood favorite. The Lemon Poppy-Seed Cookie is an adaptation of a recipe my mother made when we were kids. And when I bake Mom’s Brownies (which is frequently) it makes me think of good times with my brothers.

But, if you had to pick just one recipe to make from her book, she says go for the challah, the Quick Challah is easy and tastes like challah should.

The things we have learned from gluten free baking can really help us out this time of year for Passover baking without flour.  Of course most of can’t use rice flour and many of the other ingredients in her all purpose blend, but here are some tips from Lisa to those who are and are not gluten free the rest of the year.

1. Take advantage of all the Passover baking ingredients available this time of year and stock up because they are terrific for the gluten-free baker.

Spinach Noodle Kugel

Spinach Noodle Kugel

2. The savory Spinach Kugel is great with Passover noodles that are made with potato flour/starch.


3. Try a Pavlova or Coconut Matzo Rocky Road, or Chocolate Chip Macaroons (all in Nosh on This) for Passover dessert this year.

She also shared a great recipe for making your own potato matzo, wont’ work for hamotzi, but could be a nice treat throughout the holiday.

Share any Passover baking questions or tips in the comments below and enter to win a copy of Nosh on This with rafflecopter.
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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




25 Responses to Cookbook Spotlight: Nosh On This (Gluten Free) *Giveaway*

  1. avatar says: dalesusan

    my daughter is gluten free. do you have suggestions about where to order kosher for passover almond flour that is not pricey?

  2. avatar says: Shulamis

    This looks like a great cookbook! We’ve been having gluten free guests every Friday night for oneg Shabbos, and this would come in real handy to host them properly.

  3. avatar says: ohyoucook

    Convert granulated sugar into powdered sugar by tossing 1 tsp. potato starch for every cup granulated sugar in a food processor. Process for about 1 minute.

  4. avatar says: kne

    Great time of year for this cookbook! But with gluten-free becoming such a popular trend, it would probably be a good cookbook to have year-round.

  5. I don’t have any tips or questions beyond go to your mom’s for pesach. Hope that counts!

  6. avatar says: rena

    This would be amazing to have. Just started a diet (well, 6 weeks ago) that limits gluten and this would be so helpful to me and my family!

  7. avatar says: Lea

    It’s good to have options for gluten-free guests.

  8. The potato matza looks great. One tip. You can use potatoes in cake recipes as well- that is whole mashed potatoes and potato starch together.

  9. And the pavlova looks out of this world. My daughter in law has celiac disease, and she has introduced me to the world of gluten free food.

  10. avatar says: Nechama

    Add seltzer to matzah balls for supreme fluffiness!

  11. avatar says: Yehudit

    planning to try tapioca starch this year instead of potato — we don’t like. VERY VERY tired of potato recipes!

  12. avatar says: Eva J

    I have bought some gluten free, sugar free baked goods but I do not consider them healthy. Gluten free bread tastes very rubbery. Have baked a few things and would love to have a cook book that will show me the way. Would also like to know of alternatives to sugar.

  13. avatar says: Lisa s-b

    I was recently diagnosed as gluten intolerant. This cookbook would be awesome to have to help navigate Passover!

  14. avatar says: molly

    Lots of fresh veggies and fruit!

  15. avatar says: sarah

    I am trying to go gluten free and this book would be aweome.

    • avatar says: debra

      there are so many gluten free items on the shelves at the store that you don’t realize also many stores such as sams club has a list on line oh so helpfull

  16. I like the idea that there is matzo that can be made for those who cannot have regular wheat products. Being that it’s made from potatoes, it’s probably a little healthier too!

  17. avatar says: Daniel M

    not much of a cook which is why i need this cookbook!

  18. avatar says: bev

    trying these macaroons as soon as I can find the coconut I’ve looked everywhere for!

  19. avatar says: Steph

    This looks great! Gluten free is so popular now

  20. I don’t normally bake for passover but my cousin is Jewish and I’m gluten free so this could be a big help at holidays!

  21. The Coconut chips are amazing, they should be used in all cooking.

  22. says: Tony

    my family has a couple members who are gluten free i would enjoy this cookbook

  23. my kids are gluten free.. would be great to win thanks a lot :)

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