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Older Mommy Still Yummy: ~ CLOSED ~ The Ice Dream Cookbook: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes & Sauces by Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz ~ Review & Giveaway ~

Thursday, November 24, 2011

~ CLOSED ~ The Ice Dream Cookbook: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes & Sauces by Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz ~ Review & Giveaway ~

If you are one of the tens of thousands of individuals living with a dietary restriction, or if you just want to avoid eating a lot of refined and overly processed foods, then you will want to keep this cookbook on a handy shelf in the kitchen.


This book is a veritable library of information with the first three chapters packed full of information on ingredients, shopping tips, equipment and techniques.  Even the “Introduction” is chock full of facts, stories, and trivia.
There are four complete chapters of Ice-Dream recipes, featuring not only the “Basic Flavors”, but also “Beyond the Basic Flavors”, “Coffee, Tea and Nut Flavors” and” Fruity Favorites”.   You’ll also find chapters on “Sauces”, “a la Mode” and “Additional Indulgences”.
When I review a cookbook, not only do I read it from cover to cover, I also like to try several of the recipes.  Given that it’s freezing outside and our yard is presently covered in over 30cm of snow, I decided to try something non Ice-Dream.
I made several of chef Rachel Albert-Matesz recipes including:

"My Favorite Macaroons" 
These were delicious!  I opted to make the "Mini Macaroon Cups" version, they were so simple and easy for such a spectacular treat.

This is a bowl of "Cashew Pralines".
Again: simple, easy and delicious.  The recipe says that stored in a covered jar, these will last 3 months.  Well, I'm not sure if that would ever happen, because at my home, the entire bowl was emptied in less than 3 hours!!

"Pumpkin Pudding Pie"
Before - 

After -
This pie was outstanding!!  My daughter, "hates" coconut and even though this recipe has 3/4 cup coconut milk, she didn't even know (well, she'll know now when she reads this!!)  She even asked if we could have this at Christmas instead of the pumpkin pie I usually make.   Once again, super easy, I just whirled it all together in the blender and poured it into the prepared pie shell.  The only change I would make is to add an extra teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice, I guess we're an extra spicy family!!
  
Don’t be misled into thinking this is a cookbook to pull out once or twice a summer when you want to make the ice cream alternative, “Ice Dream”.  This is most definitely a year round cookbook and one I’m sure you’ll find yourself reaching for time and time again! 

BUY IT:
To purchase one or more of Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz two cookbooks or her cooking DVD set, just visit here.

WIN IT:
One very lucky reader of Older Mommy Still Yummy will win there very own copy of The Ice Dream Cookbook: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Alternatives with Gluten-Free Cookies, Compotes & Sauces by Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz.  ARV - $30.00 (USD)   



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13 Comments:

At November 25, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Blogger David said...

Yummy ! this is delicious recipe ,Its good work.Thanks for sharing this recipe,nice blog..........
Gluten Free Recipes

 
At November 25, 2011 at 9:46 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

They all look so delicious! Thanks for posting!

 
At November 25, 2011 at 9:52 AM , Blogger gibberish said...

I learned the basics of beating egg whites.

 
At November 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Blogger Suzanne said...

I learned that Chef Rachel is good at helping people with food sensitivities learn how to cook accordingly.

 
At November 26, 2011 at 9:27 AM , Blogger nicolthepickle said...

Your macaroons look so lovely.

I love Ice recipes too. In my younger years I sold Gelato, and it's been a long time since I was that cool :).

I learned that Chef Rachel has done 1000 whole foods cooking classes. That's impressive. Must listen to one who is so experienced.

 
At November 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Tinatchick said...

I learned a yummy macaroon recipe :) I love macaroons :)

 
At November 29, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Jodi Faye said...

I want to make homemade applesauce now...mmm! Great recipe :)
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At December 1, 2011 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Tucson Trinklein's said...

The apple sauce looks yummy.. what a great recipe ! Thanks!

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At December 4, 2011 at 3:07 PM , Blogger deanna_boocock said...

I'd like to try those yummy chocolate dipped coconut macaroons.
deanna_boocock@hotmail.com

 
At December 6, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Blogger Jonell said...

I learned the Garden of Eatin was by this same author. I've always wanted both of these books! sejotess@yahoo.com

 
At December 12, 2011 at 12:53 AM , Blogger Lisa Smith said...

There is a large selection of allergen free recipes

 
At December 14, 2011 at 1:34 AM , Blogger Amy B said...

I learned that consumption of one ounce of nuts at least five times a week may significantly reduce your risk of developing coronary artery disease - yay!

 
At December 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM , Blogger iamacliche said...

I learned she also wrote Cooking with Whole Foods.

 

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