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Book Review: CIG to Dairy-Free Eating

Updated on July 17, 2011

Are you following a dairy-free diet? Whether you have a milk allergy, have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance, or if you live with a family member who has one of these conditions, or if you simply want to cut back or eliminate dairy product consumption, you'll likely find The Complete Idiot's Guide to Dairy-Free Eating to be a terrific resource.

The CIG to Dairy-Free Eating: What You'll Learn

The CIG to Dairy-Free Eating opens with information about dairy free eating, including many of the reasons that people choose to eliminate, or reduce, dairy from their diets.

Medical conditions such as lactose intolerance and milk allergies are not the only reason people might choose to seek dairy free options. For example, vegans do not consume dairy products. Additionally, those who are following kosher diets follow strict guidelines regarding dairy consumption.

The book goes on to provide information about steps that individuals can take to thrive and enjoy flavorful, healthy diets without consuming dairy.

There is a wealth of information in the book about how to get remove dairy from your kitchen, how to recognize the signs that foods have hidden dairy when eating away from home, and information about ensuring that your diet includes a sufficient amount of calcium when you eliminate or greatly reduce dairy products from your eating plan.

Examples of The CIG to Dairy-Free Eating Recipes

The CIG to Dairy-Free Eating has almost 200 dairy-free recipes, featuring options for all kinds of dishes for every meal period, as well as snacks and party fare.

A few of the many wonderful dairy-free recipes that you'll find in The CIG to Dairy-Free Eating are:

  • Blueberry Crumb Muffins
  • CafĂ© Non Latte
  • Chicken an Herb Mushroom Medley
  • Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
  • Peanut Butter Brownies
  • Roasted Vegetable Burritos
  • Silver Dollar Pancakes
  • Stuffed Peppers with Creamy Tomato Sauce
  • Whipped Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Many additional dishes

About the Authors

Written by Scott H. Sicherer, M.D. and Liz Scott, this book combines the expertise of a physician and a professional chef.

Dr. Sicherer holds an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a board certified physician in the areas of pediatrics and allergy and immunology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Dr. Sicherer is employed as an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan.

Liz Scott is a professional chef who graduated from both New York University (NYU) and the French Culinary Institute. She works as a consulting editor for the Cleveland Clinic Press, focusing on healthy cookbooks.


Thanks to the Penguin Group for providing me the opportunity to review this book. ~MW


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