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Cooking Gluten-Free! – 4th Edition

A Food Lover’s Collection of Chef and Family Recipes Without Gluten or Wheat

by Karen Robertson, watercolor artwork throughout by J. Diane Robertson

My Gluten Free Version of John Chandler's Worlds Best Lasagna on
Healthy and Satisfying

Fresh veggies
Chipotle Chili with Cilantro Lime Cream

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• Instant download with 174 printable, PDF recipes $19.99
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NEW Revised recipes for

Cinnamon Rolls
Flour mix
Hazelnut Zucchini Bread
Pie Crust
Pizza Crust
Pumpkin Bread
Workable Wonder Dough

Add some new Go-To meal ideas 
to your weekly gluten free dinner plan.


HolidayBookKaren Welcome! I’m Karen and our family has followed the gluten free diet for 17 years. These two are now almost 20 and 23 years old. I didn’t know much about cooking until marrying my husband (an excellent cook and grillmaster). When our kids needed a gluten free diet I learned to cook simple, quality meals. We decided to put the recipes in a book and asked a few celebrity chefs to help with some special “when you have more time recipes” to give the book a little cache. A few trailblazing chefs helped us out: the late Charlie Trotter, Gerry Hayden, Suzanne Goin, Kathy Casey, Tom Douglas, Dennis Leary, Christopher Kimball, Michael Kornick, Bob Kinkead, Todd Gray…from places like Aureole, mk, Rubicon, Lucques, Equinox, Cook’s Illustrated and America’s Test Kitchen…. Many are James Beard nominated or award winning chefs. All entrée recipes include a wine pairing from Dan McCarthy of McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants.

gluten free chiles rellenos plated
a Kirkland Chateauneuf du Pape?? oh yes!



jamie-gluten-free-mom “Karen is somewhat of a super hero to me as this was my very first gluten free cookbook. This cookbook saved me when we first went GF. It features every-night recipes from award winning chefs that result in gourmet-like meals that any ordinary cook can make… …Since then, Karen has been a force in the Gluten Free community doing everything from being on the board of the Gluten Intolerance Group, to teaching cooking classes and her very popular Cooking Gluten Free Cookbook.” – Jamie,



Recipes are written simply and allow for an easy transition to a gluten free diet.

I pioneered a better flour mix for the baked goods  and we like to use healthy flours as much as possible for better taste, texture, and quality food.

Karen Robertson's bread
pound cake

Our baked goods stood the ultimate test at our local farmers market where we had customers calling the day before to “reserve” orders of cookies, apple pie, pizza crust, pumpkin bread and lemon bread. From our farmers market experience, we improved some of our original recipes and updated them for you in this new, instant download ebook.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze
gluten free pumpkin bread

Our photos show the real food you can cook with our recipes. No fancy food styling tricks.


…your book is beautiful and one of my favorites.”
– Peggy A. Wagener, Living Without magazine


…a beautifully illustrated collectionof tantalizing gluten-free recipes presented simply and practically…providing many gluten-free solutions for family favorites a celiac couldn’t otherwise enjoy.”
– Elaine Monarch, Executive Director, Celiac Disease Foundation


Sneak Peek Inside the Book

For a complete listing of recipes, view the full table of contents.

Gluten free recipe - Roasted Asparagus Quesadillas with Cactus Salsa
Gluten free recipe - banana bread

Gluten free recipe - Orange Cheesecake
Gluten free recipe - Spinach Basil Kumquat Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette



HolidayBookKathyCasey “Your apple pie is sooo delicious, thank you for making my day sweet.” – Chef Kathy Casey, celebrity chef Mixologist and pioneer in the bar-chef movement 
Food Studios® – Liquid Kitchen®


brenna “Cooking Gluten Free has brought some normalcy back into what we eat. I have several new go-to meal ideas enjoyed by our entire family. The gnocchi recipe is one of my favorites, it is wonderful. Pasta is one of the comfort foods that I miss the most after having to eat gluten free for health reasons.” – Brenna Fitzsimmons-Perrey


“This cookbook saved me when we first went GF. It features every-night recipes from award winning chefs that result in gourmet-like meals that any ordinary cook can make.” – Jamie,


Featured Chefs & Recipes

Michael Kornick, mk, Chicago Leek and Saffron Soup with Sauteed Shrimp Tom Douglas, Dahlia Lounge, Seattle Moroccan Chickpea Stew Curry Roasted Vegetables Brown Rice with Pine Nuts and Currants the late Charlie Trotter, Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago Sauteed Salmon with Caramelized Onion-Strewn Grits and Portobello Mushroom-Red Wine Sauce Linda Yamada, formerly of The Beach House, Kauai Seared Sea Scallop-Green Papaya Salad with Cranberry Essence Gerry Hayden, The North Fork Table & Inn (formerly of Aureole), New York Caramelized Cremini Mushroom Soup with Fresh Rosemary Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fennel, Radish, and Arugula Salad Bob Kinkead, Campono and Ancora, Washington D.C. Jicama Slaw Grilled Mahi-Mahi with Tomatillo Sauce Dennis Leary, formerly of Rubicon, San Francisco Mustard Crusted Black Cod with White Asparagus, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Leek-Potato Puree, and Seville Orange Vinaigrette Kathy Casey, Kathy Casey Food Studios, Seattle Sunday Slow-Cooked Roast Beef with Half a Bottle of Wine and a Cup of Garlic Lynne Vea, Seattle Roasted Root Vegetables over Warm Goat Cheese Medallions Gnocchi Sauteed with Rosemary, Sage, and Almonds Warm Winter Scallop Salad with Shiitake Mushrooms and Apples French New Potato Salad with Summer Herb Coulis Green Beans with Pecan Paste Spicy Winter Tomato Salad Todd Gray, Equinox, Washington D.C. Yellow Tomato Soup with Avocado, Red Onion and Mint. Red Snapper Fillet with  Spaghetti Squash, Saffron, and Tomato Cream Grand Marnier Semifreddo with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce and Local Blackberries
Hans Bergmann, Cacharel, Dallas-Ft. Worth Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Chestnuts Sauteed Lamb Chops with Goat Cheese on a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Turnip Timbale Souffle; Cranberry Souffle Ludger Szmania, Warm Springs Inn & Winery, Wenatchee, Washington Groovy Gnocchi with Portobello Mushroom Carpaccio Stuffed Quail with Spinach, Pine Nuts, and Fresh Chanterelle Mushrooms Christian Svalesen, 36, Dallas Pan-Fried Crab Cakes with Tomato Coulis and Cilantro Oil Mexican Green Soup Grilled Swordfish Steak over Grilled Eggplant Tapenade with Basil Oil Barbara Figueroa, formerly of The Warwick Hotel, Seattle Northwest Paella Suzanne Goin, Lucques, West Hollywood Panna Cotta with Dried Fruit Compote Christopher Kimball, Cook’s Illustrated Magazine & America’s Test Kitchen Braised Tuna with Ginger and Soy Master Recipe for Long Grain White Rice Erol Tugrul, Cafe Margaux, Cocoa, Florida Cream of Yellow Squash Soup Chicken a la Margaux Grilled Garlic-Studded Portobello Mushrooms with Roasted Tomato Basil Sauce Thoa Nguyen, Chinoise Cafe, Seattle Coconut Chicken Marcella Rosene, formerly of Pasta & Co., Seattle Baked Cheese Wafers Marinara Sauce Red Sauce with Sweet Butter Clams and  Pasta Tomato Basil Soup Minestrone Genovese


(Excerpt below from Shauna James Ahern, Gluten Free Girl…)”…Finally the book I probably love the best is the one I bought first.

Karen Robertson’s book, Cooking Gluten-Free, is a marvelous cookbook….It sounds like Danny food….

In fact, I bought this cookbook about 5 years ago to the day, within a month of first being diagnosed. Flipping through this book made me feel hopeful….. I made her Jerk Chicken with Cilantro Mango Salsa and posted it on this site back in 2005. (That was back when I still copied down recipes from other people and published them. I stopped doing that shortly after, thank goodness.) Someone wrote to me just last week, saying she had found that post and made the chicken and loved what I created.

I didn’t create that. That was Karen Robertson.

Karen self-published Cooking Gluten-Free back in 2002, long before this current spate of gluten-free cookbooks flooded the market. She was a pioneer. And now, five years later, going back to her book, I realize she always had it right.

Cooking Gluten-Free is filled with interesting, sophisticated recipes, both ones donated by dozens of chefs like Tom Douglas, Charlie Trotter, and Suzanne Goin and Karen’s original recipes. Like Danny and me, she believes that there is much more to gluten-free life than baked goods, so the bulk of her book is savory recipes. However, her baked goods are flawless. I’m making her carrot bread tomorrow.

Self publishing a lavish hardback book, like the one I bought in 2005, has become expensive. For quite awhile, Karen’s book was out of print, which is why many of you have not heard of it before. It’s back, however. Karen is publishing the third edition as a CD. You can pop it into the computer and read it on your screen, but you can also print out individual recipes easily. Here is where you can order Karen’s digital book online.

And if you’re gluten-free, or just love food, you should definitely order Karen’s book.”

– Shauna James Ahern, The Gluten Free Girl



• Healthy flours: sorghum, millet, oat, amaranth, teff, and our Multi Blend GF flour mix
• Cooking tips throughout
• Recipes for many of the farmers market favorites: lemon bread, apple pie, pizza crust
• Wine pairings by Dan McCarthy of McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants
• Complete details of gluten-free diet
• How to get started, resources, glossary of gluten-free flours and usage
• Lunch and snack ideas
• Children and the gluten-free diet
• Outdoor cooking
• Pantry basics
• Utensils and cookware
• Suggested substitutions for multiple sensitivities
• List of specific foods to avoid by registered dietitian Shelley Case
• Foreward by Cynthia Rudert M.D., Atlanta, Georgia

Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Independent Publishers
• Instant download with 174 printable, PDF recipes
• Easy, gluten free family meals and sweets
• Works with desktop, tablet, and phone


Thank you for stopping by, and visit again soon to live a more delicious gluten free life!