Fire & Ice Alaska Cookbook: Baked Blended and Sauteed by Sharon R. Leippi
Regular price $ 20.00
This hard cover cookbook/coffee table book is beautifully illustrated with Alaskan photography, and has won two awards. One hundred recipes are featured which are gluten-free, dairy-free, low in salt for those on low-salt diets and also for the "normal" person, corn-free, nightshade-free, egg-free, yeast-free, pork-free for vegetarians, alcohol-free, and low in hot spices for "rosacea diet". Blood type notations for each recipe are included. All recipes are delicious, and fun and easy to prepare. Nine "frosty" or non-dairy ice creams are included: "Fire & Ice", "Chocolate Frosty", "Strawberry Frosty", "Maple-Walnut Frosty", "Kiwi-Mint Frosty", "Blackberry Frosty", "Blue Whale", "Lavender Frosty", and "Ginger Frosty." Four soups with no added salt are featured: "Lentil Pumpkin Soup", "Giant Vegetable Soup" which is a borscht made with beets, "Golden Pea Soup", and "Go-Veg Gumbo." Four fruit mirrors are beautifully illustrated. The recipe shows how to start out with a simple mirror, some fern, and fruit -- and end up with a breathtaking memorable centerpiece. An authentic German plum cake is featured, gluten-free, of course. I am excited about the pizza recipe because the gluten-free crust is prepared without yeast. A cookbook from Alaska wouldn't be complete without salmon recipes. Readers have raved over the "Salmon Salad" recipe. Readers have also enjoyed the pictures of the salmon, including the forty-pound king salmon, as well as glaciers, moose & bears, foxes, caribou, white Dall sheep, birds, whales, giant cabbage, forget-me-not flowers, tundra, Mount McKinley, volcanoes, northern lights, and five-pound gold nugget. Two energy bar recipes are included. Ten recipes use tofu. This cookbook is health oriented, with low-cal desserts that are actually good for you. The "Fudge 24/7" recipe uses wholesome ingredients like walnuts, chia seeds, dark chocolate, figs, honey, and almond butter. The Fire & Ice Cookbook is an excellent gift choice.