I trust a cookbook when the author hosted birthday parties for her pet chickens in South America as a kid and shares the Gospel in the opening pages.
It's an honor to review Freda Rauch's new cookbook, A Recipe For Survival. Freda is a follower of Christ, wife, gluten-free cook, author, and Chemical Engineer major - she knows what she is talking about!
Her cookbook has really hit the delicate balance of honoring God with health and cooking while making it accessible to us, the readers and cookers! Don’t you love when real life intersects with our faith?
A Recipe For Survival was birthed out of the terrifying decline in her husband’s health - a true living nightmare. If you know anyone who suffers from food intolerance, allergies, or worse you MUST get your hands on this book. Or perhaps you are seeking to give the Lord more of your health and better steward your body. This book is a win either way!
Freda’s heart and writing are so dynamic - unlike a cookbook I’ve ever owned. She walks you through the messiness and joys of a marriage in health crisis, shares her personal story as well as uses health to point us back to Christ. Her recipes are so relevant as they provide high nutrition, low-budget, gluten-free options for your meals.
“God was using the difficulties of our marriage to show me areas of my life that still needed improvement.” Amen! God uses struggles, specifically health difficulties, to draw us near to Himself. Freda in her opening chapter promises that this is not just another white noise book in the gluten-free world but rather a source of “encouragement to others, especially a wife or mother who is on the brink of despair as she desperately tries to find food that won’t make her loved one sick.”
I could go on about Freda personally but I should get to her recipes. Each is nutritious, vibrant with flavors, carefully planned, and an accessible approach to healthy cooking.
In our home we are extreme fans of the Meatless Minestrone, rich with vegetables and flavor for a winter evening. And the moist, sweet Pumpkin Bread received two thumbs up from my family. All recipes are simple to follow and have a wonderful space for personal recipe notes.
Her recipes will be instant family favorites with choices like Pancakes, Healthful Quinoa Bars, Sweet Tangy Carrots, Chicken Tacos, Orange Sauce, and Blueberry Crisp.
Get Freda's cookbook here.
Freda, my only suggestion? Write a second cookbook soon!
Freda has generously offered A GIVEAWAY!! Enter below for your chance to score this bundle. Happy cooking to His glory!
Enter for your chance to win all this!
1 copy of A Recipe for Survival
2 mini loaves of Amy's Pumpkin Bread (page 103)
1 dry mix for making Crackers (page 111)
1 dry mix for making Chocolate Cake (page 174)
1 pastry knife (excellent for cutting butter into many of the recipes)
1 lemon juice
1 miniature grater (too cute! and useful for grating garlic)
1 set of measuring cups and 1 set of measuring spoons (one can never have too many!)
1 small, odd-shaped spatula (perfect for picking up the tortillas off the counter after rolling them out for the griddle)
Plate is not included in the giveaway. And giveaway is only open to US readers.
A Recipe for Survival Cookbook Bundle Giveaway
Carly is a husband-swooning, health-inspired, simplicity-loving, Jesus-follower. She and her hunky husband Ryan adventure wherever the Lord takes them and most recently that has been into the often scary world of chronic illness. Connect with Carly on her personal blog,Pinterest and at Reaching For Fringe, a resource for chronic illness and marriage. Very nice to meet you!
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