Don Doig, a former head chef in several Montana restaurants and author and publisher of “In Don’s Montana Kitchen: From the Edge of the Wilderness” was no different than any other chef. He cooked with tons of butter and cheese. However, his turn to healthy gluten free and dairy free cooking avalanched his 70-pound weight loss. This is how his cookbook was born. He never cared for readymade meals. He wanted fresh, healthy food with lots of complex flavors with superb textures. That’s what he cooks and that is what he shares with you in “In Don’s Montana Kitchen”. Read my review and enter to win one of three free cookbooks!
In Don’s Montana Kitchen consists of 182 pages of clean cooking. What does clean mean? In this case, the recipes are mainly meat and veggies with a flavorful sauce. Don can take plain veggies like carrots and add a coconut-oil-based vanilla sauce with a little spice and turn it into an amazing dish! The ingredients are easily available in just about any store or online. When Don does use gluten free flour, he uses Namaste Perfect Flour Blend.
The recipes contain complex flavors, often with a high heat index. However, the heat/spiciness is, of course, adjustable. Don often takes a French-inspired Western dish and adds an Indian (spicy) flair.
You will learn helpful things like the highest temperature to use when using coconut oil. While most people already know that you can use coconut milk to substitute dairy milk or heavy cream, but Don also shares his dairy-free substitutes for buttermilk and cheesy flavor (not nutritional yeast), which is extremely helpful!
For sweeteners, he uses xylitol and sometimes stevia.
The chapter on Venison, Lamb, and Small Game contains multiple sauces for venison (or use beef as a substitute). So, if you want every single recipe to pertain to your diet and you don’t eat venison, then skip this book.
I look forward to trying his Baked Spaghetti Squash with Basil and Maple Syrup, and Dairy-Free Coconut-Cashew Pizza Topping, and Dairy-Free Roux (which appears to be as rich as cream-based roux, but dairy-free), to name a few. They all sound amazing! Oh, and while I cannot tolerate citrus, I believe those who do will go crazy for his Chicken Breasts in Orange Marmalade/Mustard Sauce.
- If you’re a stickler for proper writing, this book is not for you. A paragraph may be discussing one subject when suddenly pops up a sentence having nothing to do with that paragraph.
- Note: He doesn’t get into pointing out which brands of products are gluten-free. So, be sure to use common sense and read all labels if you are intolerant to gluten, such as chicken broth.
Putting the above cons aside, Don’s recipes are nothing less than flavorful. So, if you want flavor back in your clean cooking or wish to eat healthy, then definitely check out In Don’s Montana Cooking on Amazon.
Don is giving away copies of his cookbook, one each to three lucky winners. See the below details to learn how to enter.
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Prize: one paperback copy of In Don’s Montana Kitchen to each of three winners.
Giveaway runs through August 9, 2018.
Giveaway open to those with a U.S. shipping address only. No friends or family of Don’s or Carla’s, or their families and friends’ friends or family may not enter this giveaway.
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