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Pasta, pizza, and pastries for all!

An estimated two million people worldwide live with an intolerance to gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. For food- loving teenagers and their parents, the challenges of a gluten-free diet can be a nightmare: No pasta, no pizza, no pastries.

Now, gluten-intolerant teens no longer have to go without their favorite tasty treats. Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen: Every- day Foods the Whole Family Will Love (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $19.99, April 23, 2013) is an invaluable resource for parents who need to prepare meals with tons of flavor and no trace of gluten.

In Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen, a smooth transition to a gluten-free lifestyle is told from the perspective of a teenager living with a severe gluten allergy, her mother (chef and restaurateur Carlyn Berghoff), as well as a doctor specializing in treating celiac disease. Inside, readers will find:

  • A recipe for homemade Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
  • Family favorites like Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Glazed Baked Doughnuts, Pizza, and Barbecue Pulled Pork
  • Adjustments for additional diet restrictions, like lactose intolerance and dairy allergies
    • Helpful advice for situations like eating at restaurants, feeling singled out at parties, and adjusting to a gluten-free lifestyle — all without missing out on favorite foods

With Cooking for Your Gluten-Free Teen and its kitchen guidelines, personal advice, tips, and tricks, a gluten-free lifestyle for families is a little easier and a lot tastier.

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