Sunday, April 21, 2013

Special Diets: Tightwad Tara's Guide


Through her struggles and challenges with dietary restrictions, Tara has simplified eating for those on special or restricted diets. Tara’s passion is saving time and money, this time in the kitchen! She provides over 230 simple, delicious recipes that are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, preservative-free and additive-free. Many recipes are also peanut-free, tree-nut free, egg-free, sulfite-free and low in sugar. Tara is a mother of a child who is reversing from autism by using dietary intervention and supplementation. Tara is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and is a Masters Degree candidate in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College. She has a degree in business from Iowa State University. Tara resides with her husband and three children in Southeast Iowa. 

Available at: $15.29

“Everyone should have access to healthy food, and Tara has found a way
to help anyone enjoy wholesome and allergen-free alternatives. I have experienced, with my step-son, the challenges of implementing a special
diet and understand how time consuming and expensive it can become. No matter what your food budget is, learning Tara’s tips for meal planning, bulk shopping and cooking techniques, can save valuable time and amplify the enjoyment of cooking. Tara’s vast knowledge of ingredients and nutrition is perfectly complemented by her organizational talents and her experience in special diets.”

John H. Hicks, MD

"I liked the way this book was organized, explaining what special diets involve, how you can save time and money, with recipes and shopping lists. As one who spends much more money on food now than I did when I could eat indiscriminately, I really appreciated the recipes for gluten free bread mixes, pancakes mixes, brownie and cookie mixes, and such. While my own diet limitations make many of these recipes unusable for me, I can tweak them to suit my restrictions. My favorite feature of this book was the gf play dough, gf papier mache' glue and edible play dough in the 'around the house' chapter. Anyone with kids knows they'll taste anything, and if they have celiac disease, this can be a problem." - L. Miller