Going Against the Grain ~ Book Review

Book Description:

This two-part book is a vital adjunct to any home attempting to be gluten-free. The first part guides you through early diagnosis and is an essential guide for any beginner diagnosed with celiac disease or some form of gluten sensitivity. You will learn how to identify symptoms of the disease, how celiac disease is diagnosed, and the consequences if left untreated. It will help you to understand how to read labels and how to manage your gluten-free home in a shared environment. It outlines practical advice for parents of children with celiac disease as well as tips for eating out and dealing with social settings such as special occasions or when traveling. Honorary foreword provided by renowned Dr. Peter HR Green, MD - Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. 

Growing up authentically Sicilian, Nuccia Ardagna thought that getting rid of gluten meant giving up her favorite traditional foods, but that could not be further from the truth! Nuccia combines her passion for eating amazingly Italian with her new dietary needs to bring you scrumptious, traditional Italian (and Sicilian) recipes. From simple, classic appetizers to decadent desserts you thought you could never enjoy, every recipe is easy-to-follow and offers beautiful full-color pictures throughout. You can feel confident about entertaining guests and family with these mouth-watering recipes. You can eat healthier, feel better, and truly enjoy living gluten-free while never having to sacrifice great taste! In this book, Nuccia not only shares her personal story with celiac disease but also the recipes she grew up with at home and uses to entertain guests. Look for the bonus section at the end of the book along with a section dedicated to her favorite links and resources. 

We hope you enjoy the book and find it helpful in your journey.

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About the Author:

Nuccia Ardagna loves to travel to the place of her roots: SICILIA! Being Sicilian, she grew up with mamma, nonna and all her zie learning all the tricks of the trade and creating DELICIOUS Italian food from scratch. When diagnosed with celiac disease she was forced to learn new habits and, now, after trial and error and experimenting, wants to share her exquisite culinary creations with you.

She IS a true Italian to the core. 

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I am not gluten free but I love to read about health and wellness. More and more people are going gluten free either because they have an intolerance or celiac disease or are like myself and just trying to feel better and eat healthier. This is a great resource book on gluten, what it is, how to read labels and become gluten free. You don't need to stop enjoying food or going out with friends and family you just need to educate yourself and others. This will book will help for sure! I also love how easy and tasty these recipes are. I can't wait to try a the soups in the fall. My kids love veggie and I am enjoying finding different ways to make traditional dishes healthier.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


  1. Thanks Jennifer for taking the time to read my book and review it! I truly appreciate and value every single one of my readers! I really do encourage you to try the recipes and let me know if you have any questions! Once again...thanks :)

  2. I'm a newbie and need all the information and great recipes I can get. :)

    1. Hi Rose...i fully understand as i was definitely there in your shoes. Hang in there, once it sinks in and you give yourself some time to process the information it does get better. Promise. You'll be just fine. Get fully educated and start experimenting :) If you have any questions feel free to ask!


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