Just Desserts: Now Available for Pre-order

I’m thrilled to announce that my new cookbook: Just Desserts: 40 Step-by-Step Gluten Free Dessert Recipes is now available for pre-order exclusively through Hipocampo Children’s Books.

This cookbook has quite literally been 10 years in the making ever since I started this award-winning website in 2012 while living in Nashville, TN. I could have never fathomed all the places food blogging and content creation would take me, the people I would meet, and the community that would evolve from this journey.

This cookbook features my collection of 40 mouth-watering, classic, and easy-to-prepare dessert recipes that are entirely gluten-free and 100% delicious. I am forever grateful to YOU my community, and all the creative collaborators that are helping bring this project to life. My cookbook features gorgeous full-color photography by my brother Adam Eaton (who shot the cover) Sarah Fredenburg, and Emily Baker for every recipe. I also thank Tiffany Nicholas for the amazing illustrations, and everyone in my Gluten Free Rochester online group, beyond that, have taste-tested, edited, test-baked, and cheered me online, and in person.

My cookbook includes a generous selection of plant-based desserts that are egg-free dairy-free and nut-free, easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes with standard and metric ingredient measurements, and nutrition information for each recipe. Just Desserts is the ultimate gluten-free baking guide for anyone interested in learning how to bake no fuss yet classic gluten-free desserts and sweets.

Your pre-orders are instrumental for me as an author — and help support a local Latino-woman-owned bookstore. I plan to make this cookbook available only to small local women-BIPOC bookstores in Rochester and this preorder campaign is one step in this surreal process for me.

Thank you to everyone that continues to support me, I truly cannot believe this vision has come to life, and I am humbly grateful to my entire community for your continued love, encouragement, and support.

Pre-order now

SURPRISE! Pre-Order Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Surprise! It’s my brand new cookbook

To say I am over the moon would be an understatement! I am beyond (and I do mean beyond) thrilled to OFFICIALLY announce the release of my brand new (and second) cookbook: Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life 

Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Born from this blog’s ever popular: Gluten Free On the Go! series as well as my mission to lose 20lbs at the start of 2016 On the Go is truly my way of sharing and giving back the mouthwatering, healthy, fun, and simple gluten free meals that I create in advance to keep me safe and healthy. I created these recipes for those with limited time, limited resources, and sometimes limited energy to make meals that can be easily doubled, tripled, packed, frozen, made and taken out in advance for just about any meal occasion. These meals are created with seasonal, fresh, and mainly planted based ingredients that can be found in just about every farmer’s market or grocery store across the country. And guess what? You can PRE-ORDER your copy today.

You can PRE-ORDER your copy today.


  • Original recipes, never before seen on theglutenfreeblog
  • Entree focus meals with an emphasis on lunch and dinner
  • Color photos for nearly every recipe
  • Nutrition information for every recipe
  • Vegan cooking  tips, tricks, and hacks
  • Bonus dessert, snack, appetizer, and breakfast meal ideas
  • & Much More!


PRE-ORDER is now available, meaning today’s purchase will guarantee a digital download the day the cookbook hits newsstands September 3, 2016.

Hard copies will be available for purchase at a very special book signing event taking place on September 3, 2016 in Rochester, NY at the 1872 Cafe as well as shipment across the U.S.

For more pictures of what to expect, you can find all the sneak peeks shared on Instagram under #glutenfreeonthego.

To register for the in person book signing, FREE wellness showcase and seminar click HERE

Gluten Free On The Go! 22 Low Carb, Portion Controlled Meals for Your Active Gluten Free Life

Gluten free book review: The Celiac Cookbook

the celiac cookbook The Celiac Cookbook is the must have manual for any one newly diagnosed celiac or gluten sensitive/intolerant. There you go my review is over. Not really. But in all seriousness this is the book I wish I had when I learned that gluten was the root cause of my gastrointestinal issues over 3 1/2 years ago. Since that time I have read many books and cookbooks about the horrors of wheat, how to bake, cook, live and eat gluten free and none of them come close to giving such an in depth almost encyclopedia like break down of celiac disease, gluten, wheat and how to cook and bake gluten free.

With the foreward presented by one of the leading experts in IBS/ food allergies, intolerances, and the digestive ecosystem Dr. Stephen Wagen of the IBS Treatment Center in Seattle (www.HealthierWithoutWheat.com) the cookbook helps you fully understand celiac disease, what it is, how it effects the intestines, and how to treat it through a gluten free diet. This cookbook initally reads like a mini encyclopedia giving a break down of all of the gluten free grains and their properties as well as describing how each grain works in baked goods. This is key since all gluten free grains are not created equal and it is important to know and understand how to use these flours in your cooking.

All of this information is presented in a user friendly easy to follow way holding your attention and keeping you engaged. But make no mistake, this is a cookbook and putting the information aside the book is loaded with recipes for scrumptious cakes, pies, breads, scones, biscuits, muffins and more. There are over 300 recipes for just about every meal you could imagine and since I’m a cook this is my dream. I only wished there were more pictures presented to see how some of these recipes look but that is what my camera is for. Another facet that makes this cookbook great is that it gives you 5 gluten free flour mix recipes that are needed for the baked goods contained within the book. These blends are listed at the beginning so you can be prepared to bake many of the treats that follow.

Many of these flours are those of which I have yet to fully immerse myself with as a chef but for me that is the joy of baking. For some people, the various flour blends like quinoa, teff and sorghum might be a little on the pricey side and hard to find in your local area. But with a little web tenacity one can find a plethora of discount grocery sites online like Vitacost that carry all of these flours and more.

The Celiac Cookbook is a wonderful addition to any cooks collection whether they are gluten free or not. The information on celiac disease alone makes it worth its list price and the plethora of recipes only add to its value. Click on the photo above to purchase your copy today!

Check back with me next week to see my feature of one of the awesome recipes I re-created in my kitchen!

Rating 4/5

Happy Baking,

the gluten free chef

Gluten free book review: Blend: The Basics & Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lovers

The moment I learned about the release of Faith Gorsky & Alyssa Brantley ‘s Blend series I knew that these e-cookbooks would become part of my collection. Already an avid follower of Faith’s stunning food blog: An Edible Mosaic the combination of artisanal, fresh, natural and whole ingredients mixed with stunning food photography and meticulously crafted flavor combinations delighted the foodie in me.

Divided into a II part series Blend: The Basics



Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lover’s


do not disappoint. For several years now , I have been dipping and dabbling in fresh/organic smoothie creations as well as raw juices. Since being diagnosed with several chronic illnesses including IBS and celiac disease for several years now; simple, fresh, whole and organic juice and smoothie blends have become regular part of my diet.

Blend: The Basics is a well crafted smoothie how to guide. In an easy to read user friendly fashion Alyssa and Faith give you a college 101 smoothie crash course. In this first book you learn how to select the freshest most succulent fruit to give you the highest quality smoothie, how to wash your fruit, prepare your fruit, flash freeze your fruit, and cut your fruit. This is in the first six pages alone. You learn how to prepare in advance and create individual smoothie kits so that you always have the ingredients ready and on hand to make the perfect smoothie in just five short minutes. Who knew that there was such an art and science to smoothie building? But make no mistake, this science course is simple yet fun to learn and you will find yourself immersed and taking notes as you read through this well written tutorial.

Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lover’s Summer Volume 1 is the second part of the series and really where the real fun begins. Four sections of mouth watering, expertly photographed smoothie blends fill your screen in this section. The recipes that were built using Faith and Alyssa’s expert advice are there in all their glory for you to re-create. The recipes are divided by type: Indulgence, Fruit, Green, and Coffee + Tea. It took me a day or so just to decide where I wanted to begin and once I started, I was instantly addicted re-creating each of their recipes day after day over a two week time span. Just when I thought I had found my favorite the next smoothie I would try trumped the flavor of the last.

Kiwi + lime kale

(kiwi lime+kale)

These chefs spared no expense when it came to building these recipes. Their time, attention to detail and flavor combinations is displayed upon first sip of each one of these smoothies. It is evident that they built their recipes from the ground up so to speak and the depth and richness of each taste titillate your tastebuds and tickles your senses. This being done using simple, sensible, and everyday ingredients found in most food markets across the country. Their emphasis on fresh, whole, and seasonal ingredients speak to the type of chefs they are and was a welcome point as I read each recipe.

minted strawberry melon

(minted strawberry melon)

The Blend series are an excellent addition to the collection of any novice or expert foodie or smoothie maker with just enough information to keep an expert interested but not too much to overwhelm the novice. Most recipes contain six ingredients or less with three directions or less; and if you follow the guidelines presented in Part I you reduce your prep time to even less.

pina colada

(pina colada)

I have made it my mission to try every single smoothie in the book and with six down I am well on my way. Blend is a must have collection for anyone interested in improving the quality of their smoothie creations or for the casual cook looking to try something new. Either way this is one collection you don’t want to miss.

mocha coffee chip

(mocha coffee chip)

For more information on how to purchase your copies of Blend: The Basics & Blend: Artisanal Smoothies for Food Lover’s visit Faith’s blog An Edible Mosaic & Alyssa over at Everyday Maven

Rating 5/5

Book announcement: Cooking with Fibromyalgia

EatonFrontCoverI am so excited to share with you that my very first cookbook is coming soon titled: Cooking with Fibromyalgia: A Young Man’s Guide to Simple and Delicious Vegetarian, Gluten & Dairy Free Meals. fibromyalgia is a life changing illness. I developed this cookbook to give tips and advice on how to cook healthy and delicious meals; even with the physical limitations that fibro imposes on us. The cookbook is divided into five sections:

starters and salads

beans, rice & pasta

main dishes

side dishes


This cookbook has been a labor of love. I am still in the final editing stages, but plan to have it wrapped up very soon. Cooking with Fibromyalgia will be available as an e-book through the Kindle Marketplace as well as Apple’s I-books. Stay tuned for more details.