When will I get my books?
Guilt-Free Desserts, Better Breads and Awesome Appetizers are produced as e-books. That means you’ll have instant access, so you can get started baking healthy, gluten free, low glycemic treats right away! No physical product will be shipped.
I’m interested in buying the book. But I want to know what ingredients will I need?
The ingredients we use in this book series are wholesome natural ingredients traditionally used in baking, including: butter, eggs, vanilla, cream cheese, fruit, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, shredded coconut, canned pumpkin, spices, seeds, nuts, milk, liquors, nut butters, baking soda, baking powder and cream of tartar.
We also use specialty ingredients including erythritol, xylitol, stevia, coconut sugar (palm sugar), coconut milk, arrowroot, xanthan gum, almond flour and coconut flour. These specialty ingredients can easily be found at Whole Foods Market or your local health food store, as well as through numerous online retailers, including Amazon.
I have food allergies. Is your book suitable for me?
We have taken great care to create recipes that are delicious and allergy friendly too. All of our recipes are gluten free, soy free, and most are dairy free.
However, most of our recipes do use coconut or tree nuts, so the book would not be suitable for individuals with these allergies.
It’s also important to note that the primary sweetener in our books is erythritol, which is typically derived from corn. However Wholesome Sweeteners Zero is a brand of erythritol that is derived from sugarcane and is suitable for those with corn allergy or intolerance.
Are your recipes gluten free?
Yes, all of the recipes in Guilt-Free Desserts and Better Breads are gluten free.
Are your recipes dairy free?
Many of the recipes in our book series are dairy free. We also provide recommendations for substituting dairy.
What is erythritol and what is it made from?
Erythritol is an all-natural, zero-calorie, zero-glycemic sweetener. It’s naturally found in a wide variety of foods including mushrooms, watermelon, pears and grapes (as well as fermented foods like sake, wine and soy sauce). It is safe for diabetics in moderation and suitable for anyone who is concerned about their weight and blood sugar levels.
How expensive are these desserts to make?
The gluten-free and low-glycemic ingredients we recommend do cost more than traditional baking ingredients (like white flour and sugar). However, most desserts and breads in the books can be made for under $1.50 per serving. That’s a lot less than what you would pay at a bakery for desserts and breads that contain high levels of health harming sugar, processed fats, refined flour and artificial ingredients.
Although you can find all of the ingredients we recommend at any well-stocked health food store or natural grocer, you may be able to save even more money by purchasing online. These shelf-stable ingredients can also be purchased in bulk for even greater savings.
And remember, Guilt Free Desserts is an investment in your health!
I live in Australia. Where can I source erythritol, xylitol and stevia?
There are several outlets where you can purchase erythritol in Australia. Naturally Sweet (http://www.naturallysweet.com.au/) provides xylitol and stevia products. And Nature’s Goodness provides erythritol (http://www.naturesgoodness.com.au/No-Cal-Sweetener.html)
Do you offer these books in hard copy?
Currently, we do not offer the series in bound book form. However, many of our customers choose to print the books on their home printer. You can then use a hole punch to keep them in a binder or have your copy bound at a print shop, like Kinkos.