Gluten free dairy free cooking made EASY!
This is the E-BOOK VERSION of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook: Gluten Free Dairy Free Edition, 380 pages packed with over 800 money-saving recipes and tips and full of lavish mouthwatering color photography.
If you prefer the print book version, find it here.
Easy recipes for main dishes, sides, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts! More than enough to make complete meals... along with 87 meal plans to take the guesswork out of preparing meals and satisfy your entire family. This book is based on our original Dining On A Dime, Volume 1.
Eat Better and Spend Less with Quick And Easy Money Saving Recipes!
Going gluten free and dairy free can often be frustrating and difficult, but it doesn't have to be that way!
I wrote our popular original Dining On A Dime Cookbook to be full of quick and easy tasty home cooked recipes like Grandma used to make that were so easy people could serve tasty meals in less time than eating out and save a ton of money!
Since then, I have had to change my diet to be gluten free and dairy free. I have been adapting recipes from our other popular Dining On A Dime Cookbooks for my own use, but many readers have asked me to make a book including the gluten free dairy free versions of the recipes, so here it is!
How To Prepare Quick And Easy GFDF Recipes Made With Simple Ingredients Your Family Will Love that will ALSO Save You Money!
After discovering that pre-made GFDF products at the store were super expensive (and often nasty, to be honest!) and I wanted to find a way to still be able to enjoy all of the tasty, satisfying meals and decadent desserts I loved, even while eating GFDF.
I also made sure, like our other Dining On A Dime Cookbooks, that this book includes recipes that are MUCH cheaper to make than typical gluten free and dairy free products.
The recipes are so quick and easy enough that making them is faster than eating out-- and we all know that eating out is even MORE of a chore when you're eating GFDF.
Picky eaters? These recipes are so close to the originals that you can make them for your GFDF family members and the rest of the family won't even know that they are GFDF! No more making something different from everyone else to accommodate your GFDF requirements!
If you're reading this right now, that means one thing: you're on a mission to find GFDF recipes your family will love and eat AND also save money on your grocery bill.
You've tried other cookbooks in the past and have come to see less than stellar results, likely despite some of your best efforts.
You're also a busy person and you don't have time to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare your meals everyday.
Now you're looking for something else - something new and something that will actually work for a change. The good news is that you found us and we're here to help you!
As we think you've noticed, we have a strong passion for easy yet amazing home cooking and saving money on food.
We get excited about sharing tasty new recipes and great tips to make your life easier!
GFDF Dining On A Dime Is Realistic!
We Noticed Something was
with most GFDF cookbooks
If you're someone who's been looking for gluten free dairy free recipes that are inexpensive and easy to make but that your family will love, you very likely know by now that your family doesn't want to eat kale and cake made with chickpeas.
Not only that, but most of them include too many exotic, expensive ingredients that make the food taste like licking a penny. Even the dog won't eat the leftovers! (He's no dummy!)
Here are some of the reasons why:
You are overwhelmed figuring out where to start with GFDF cooking.
What can I eat that is GFDF?
Will I ever be able to eat "normal" good tasting foods again?
Is this "food armageddon"?!
Why does it have to be so expensive?
Will I ever be able to eat chocolate cake and brownies again?
You're tired of cooking meals your family won't eat.
Other GFDF cookbooks use ingredients most families don't eat, like kale and textured vegetable protein.
Rather than using tasty ingredients that will actually please your family and help you save money, they use expensive, exotic and bland tasting ingredients that often discourage your family from trying your new creations and all of your hard work ends up in the garbage disposal!
Most GFDF cookbooks use recipes that are too complicated and take too much time.
Those other books often call for using all your dishes to prepare one meal and have too many complicated steps, so dinner can take more than an hour to prepare.
You really need something that's truly easy that you don't have to think about at the end of a busy day.
The Dining On A Dime GFDF Cookbook Succeeds Where Other Cookbooks Fail
Dining On A Dime GFDF explains how to make GFDF cooking simple.
This cookbook includes quick and easy to understand recipes and plain language explanations about gluten free ingredients.
We hate it when we have to find exotic ingredients that nobody has ever heard of... (and we know you do, too), so we took extra care to include only "realistic" ingredients that you can find even in the smallest grocery stores. We want you to be able to make quick meals with items you already have on hand or that you can easily get.
Many recipes are for things that you can make at home that you never thought of and you don't have to run out to the store every time you run out of an ingredient when you use our easy substitutions list.
As an added bonus, you will also save a lot of money on your grocery bill compared to other gluten free options.
Dining On A Dime GFDF is packed with recipes your family will ACTUALLY EAT.
**CERTIFIED KALE FREE!** All of the recipes were tested by my gluten loving crew of picky eaters without telling them it was gluten free. All of the recipes got 100% thumbs up after being thoroughly devoured. If any recipe didn't get a big "WOW!" from them, I didn't include it.
You'll be preparing warm, home cooked meals from scratch and healthy, fresh snacks and lunches for your family, even on a tight budget. When you spend less time cooking and you make foods your family loves, they'll be happy to come to dinner and you won't be wasting time making elaborate meals that they won't eat. Even your husband will love the food from this cookbook. Dining On A Dime, GFDF is one of the most comprehensive GFDF family cookbooks available, full of easy tested money saving favorites.
Dining On A Dime GFDF is full of truly quick and easy recipes.
Most of the recipes take less than 10 minutes of "hands on" work to prepare and, though you will quickly discover your family's favorite recipes, there are 87 menu ideas to get you started or help you get dinner on the table when you're tired and don't want to have to stress about it.
Most of the main dishes can be made ahead and frozen for days when you expect to be short of time and just need to throw something healthy in the oven. No matter how you use the cookbook, you can enjoy spending more time with your family instead of stressing over dinner.
A Sneak Peek At What's Inside...
- Pancakes - The best homemade pancakes you will ever eat!
- Slow Cooked Pot Roast - Just like Grandma's
- Fudge Brownies- Even better than a box mix
- Granola- Why pay $4 for a box when you can make it yourself for $1?
- Homemade Seasonings- Don't run to the store every time you run out of an ingredient!
- Ranch Dressing - Who knew dairy free ranch dressing could be made at home?
- Pizza- Save $40 on take out and make it at home for $4!!!
- and about 800 other money saving recipes and tips...
...that are quick to prepare. Unlike some of those other GFDF cookbooks that include meals where you'd have to sacrifice flavor and take lots of time to prepare, our meals are quick and easy. The recipes require minimal time in the kitchen so you can spend more time enjoying your family.
All of the recipes are made with simple ingredients and they're easy and fast to prepare so anyone will be able to find the time to prepare them. They are also kid friendly so the whole family can enjoy these nutritious meals.
Some of the recipes in this gluten free book are the same as in our popular Dining On A Dime Cookbook, Volume 1 (like chicken and rice) because they were tasty recipes that were already naturally gluten free and dairy free so you don't have to wonder if something is safe to eat.
This book is customized for gluten free and dairy free diets. The recipes are NOT designed for other specialty diets, so if you are Keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, frutarian, allergic to nightshades, eating no sugar or salt or something else unusual, you will need to make those adaptations yourself (which is actually quite easy in most cases).
Real Life Success Stories...
"Wow! This is Gluten Free?!"
"This is the best gluten free dairy free sandwich bread I have ever eaten! It is so moist and tastes like regular bread. I can't wait to tell my GFDF friends!"
"The Only Ranch Dressing My Kids Will Eat!"
"My kids absolutely love Tawra's dairy free ranch dressing!! They refuse to eat any others - and they don't even have to be dairy free! lol"
"Are You Kidding Me?"
"I would never have guessed that these muffins and chocolate cake were gluten free and dairy free."
-Lynette (Tawra's neighbor and taste tester of all recipes. :-)
Kids Love It Too!
"I just want to say a BIG thank you for making this WONDERFUL cookbook its exactly what I was looking for. I am teaching my teen age daughter to cook with this book. Thank you so much!"
-Michelle in Washington
What you'll find in Dining On A Dime Gluten Free Dairy Free
MORE THAN 800 MONEY SAVING RECIPES AND TIPS, all designed with easy to find ingredients you already have on hand. These recipes are all quick and easy to prepare, are ultra tasty, and will save you time and money.
BASIC INGREDIENTS YOU CAN FIND IN ANY GROCERY STORE!
MOST RECIPES TAKE LESS THAN 10 MINUTES PREP TIME!
PERFECTLY MOIST SANDWICH BREAD. SEE PAGE 76.
NO IDEA WHAT TO EAT? 87 EASY MEAL PLANS ON PAGE 15!
NEED FAST SNACK IDEAS FOR HUNGRY KIDS? Check out page 20.
GRANDMA'S APPLE PIE!! SEE PAGE 242.
MISS CHOCOLATE CAKE? OURS IS SINFULLY DELICIOUS! SEE PAGE 232.
2-INGREDIENT FUDGE THAT MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH! SEE PAGE 257.
PICKY EATERS? OUR YOUNG TASTE TESTERS HAVE GIVEN IT THE THUMBS UP!
AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!
What You Get With Dining On A Dime Cookbook Gluten Free Dairy Free
You can quickly make homemade budget friendly versions of many common food items that people usually buy pre-made.
Whether you simply prefer to make it yourself with ingredients whose names you can actually pronounce or you just happened to run out of something, you can make all kinds of common condiments and food items with our easy recipes, including:
- Moist Sandwich Bread
- Cookies And Cakes
- Homemade Baking Mix
- Homemade Shake and Bake
- Taco Seasoning
- Barbecue Sauce
- Garlic Mayo
- Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Tartar Sauce
- Kettle Corn
- Popcorn Seasonings
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Jams and Butters
- Powdered Sugar
- Self Rising Flour
- Baking Powder
- and MORE
Recipes Just for Kids
As if that wasn't enough we've also included:
- Basics of Gluten Free Dairy Free Cooking
- 87 Ready Made Meal Plans
- Time Saving Kitchen Tips
- How to Eat Better and Spend Less
- Freezer Guide - What To Freeze And How To Freeze It
- Easy Lunch and Snack Ideas
- What To Do With Leftovers
- Tawra's Pantry And Shopping List
Still not sure if it's the right fit for you?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is this the same book as Dining On A Dime, Volume 1?
A: Yes and no. Some of the recipes are the same as Dining On A Dime, Volume 1, but others are completely different.
This book started as a variation on Dining On A Dime, Volume 1, but I quickly realized that I was not going to be able to easily modify existing recipes to be GFDF. As a result, there is a mix of new and existing recipes.
Chapters with recipes that typically used gluten and dairy are almost completely different. This particularly includes breads, desserts, parts of breakfasts, parts of main dishes and parts of soups and sandwiches.
Chapters that include more recipes that are naturally gluten free and dairy free, like vegetables and salads did not need as much adaptation to GFDF, so many of the recipes are nearly the same. I included these so that this would still be a complete cookbook.
Also, this book does NOT contain any of the non-food chapters from Dining On A Dime, Volume 1, like Pretty for Pennies, Gifts In A Jar and Cleaning Cents.
Q: I am on a Keto or Vegan diet or another specialty diet. Is this book for me?
A: This book is customized for gluten free and dairy free diets.
The recipes are NOT designed for other specialty diets, so if you are Keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, frutarian, allergic to nightshades, eating no sugar or salt or something else unusual, you will need to make those adaptations yourself (which is actually quite easy in most cases).
If you're looking for a book that specifically addresses special diet restrictions other than gluten free dairy free, this is not the book for you.
Q: Aren't some of these recipes naturally gluten free?
Yes. We have included recipes that are naturally gluten free, like rice, chicken and salads because:
- Some people don't know how to cook these things.
- They give you ideas about which foods that are already gluten free that you are able to eat.
- This is designed to be a COMPLETE cookbook, not just a baking book.
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I watch Living on a Dime on YouTube for information and encouragement to do things on a budget as these ladies are inspirational. I have family and friends who are Vegan and Gluten free and Dairy free and I bought this to cook recipes for them. Tarragon has put in amazing recipes like in the red book so my young relatives feel they eat like the others as they are similar recipes to the first Dining on A Dime book (which I use every week) Thanks for making things real and simple, I’m getting it together bit by bit with the books and your videos for motivation!
Very tasty, easy to fix, economical meals in minutes. This is the best and easiest way to save money and feed your family. This is my go to book for gift giving.
I have a hubby who is a "meat and potato" guy. He won't tough anything complicated or "fussy" as he calls it. These cookbooks saved the day. The recipes are easy to follow and taste great. They use basic ingredients that I usually have on hand. No buying that exotic spice that I will use once. I watch Tawra's videos to get hints and tips on making home life a little easier, as I have some medical issues. Her smile,wit and laughter make cooking fun again. If you want to have good home cooking without breaking your back or budget, these books are it. Thanks for all the help and laughs! Ellen B.
Very useful recipes that taste great. Thank you so much.
Love it!!! Great recipes.