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Tightwad Tara's Guide

Save Time. Save Money.

By Tara Dowd

Forward by Dr. Hicks, MD

Gluten Free and Allergy Free made easy! Through her struggles and challenges with dietary restrictions, Tara has simplified eating for those on special or restricted diets. Tara’s passion is saving time and money, this time in the kitchen! Tara provides detailed examples of time and money saving secrets. In addition, she provides over 230 simple, delicious recipes that are gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, preservative-free and additive-free. Many recipes are also peanut-free, tree-nut free, egg-free, sulfite-free and low in sugar. Tara is a mother of a child who is reversing from autism by using dietary intervention and supplementation. 

Tara is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and has a Masters Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College. She has a degree in business from Iowa State University. Tara resides with her husband and three children in Southeast Iowa. 

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"I liked the way this book was organized, explaining what special diets involve, how you can save time and money, with recipes and shopping lists. As one who spends much more money on food now than I did when I could eat indiscriminately, I really appreciated the recipes for gluten free bread mixes, pancakes mixes, brownie and cookie mixes, and such. While my own diet limitations make many of these recipes unusable for me, I can tweak them to suit my restrictions. My favorite feature of this book was the gf play dough, gf papier mache' glue and edible play dough in the 'around the house' chapter. Anyone with kids knows they'll taste anything, and if they have celiac disease, this can be a problem.

This book is well worth the price. The only thing that kept it from a 5 star review is it doesn't have pictures of the finished recipes."

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