When Life Gives You Lemons, Look Up a Good Recipe!
February 08, 2011
Recently, I have become aware of a parallel universe, one where there are no grains in the diet. It is quite a challenge to learn to cook without any grains—and to learn all the tricks for replacing grain-containing ingredients in favorite recipes.
In fact, when you find yourself with a dietary restriction, the library is a great resource. You can learn all about the symptoms, causes, best practices, and latest research on whatever malady has resulted in your dietary restriction. Mid-Continent Public Library has databases and books to help you understand and learn how to manage whatever health problems you have.
You can also find lots and lots of recipes tailored to your dietary restrictions. In some cases, it’s a minor change, and most recipes will just need to be tweaked. There are times when the restriction requires learning to think about food and cooking in a new way.
It is a bit time-consuming to re-learn kitchen skills, but with the help of a few good books, you’ll be on your way to a healthier you before you know it. Check out the cookbooks in our catalog that focus on dietary restrictions, and find the very best lemonade.
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