DCMCO Lending Library

As a service to our members, especially those who’ve been recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance, the DCMCO Lending Library allows members to check out books for three-week time periods (much like your public library).

To make arrangements to check out a book for up to three weeks, or if you have books to donate, please email: [email protected].

Our current offerings include:

Against the Grain: The Slightly Eccentric Guide to Living Well Without Gluten or Wheat – Jax Peters Lowell
Against the Grain offers a humorous but practical guide for the gluten-intolerant and wheat-allergic. The author tells how to eat nutritiously out or at home in chapters that include “Restaurant Assertiveness Training,” “Etiquette for the Allergic,” and “Dinner is in the Mail.”

The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook: Over 350 Natural Foods Recipes, Free of All Common Food Allergens: Wheat-free, milk-free, egg-free, corn-free, sugar-free, yeast-free – Marjorie Hurt Jones, R.N.
More than 325 natural foods recipes free of wheat, milk, eggs, corn, yeast, sugar and other, but not all, common food allergens.

Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic – Rory Jones and Peter H. R. Green M.D.
The authors explain the diagnosis, genetics, and possible complications of Celiac, with seven chapters devoted to the gluten-free diet. Sections on the diagnosis and management of the disease and reports of more recent scientific research into a treatment or cure are included. There is a list of safe grains and ingredients and tips on reading labels as well as an expanded list of gluten-free product manufacturers.

Celiac Disease Nutrition Guide – Tricia Thompson, MS, RD
This short “survival guide” provides essential information for people diagnosed with celiac disease, including how to follow a gluten-free diet, identify food and medication that might contain gluten, shop for gluten free food at the market, avoid cross-contamination in your kitchen, and ensure you get all the nutrition you need.

Cookies for Breakfast: A Teen’s Not So Bad Guide to What and Gluten-Free Baking –Michael H. Perlman
Includes recipes for cookies, cakes and pies, breads and muffins, and specialty items.

Cooking Without – Barbara Cousins
This is not only a collection of delicious and simple recipes also a book about good health: how to gain it and keep it. The recipes obtain their flavor from ingredients which are health-promoting rather than from high levels of salt, fat, or sugar.

The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide (3rd Edition – 2010) – Triumph Dining
A guide to help you navigate the grocery store, including 30,000 products, 1,100 brand names, and tips for shopping gluten-free. Products are labeled as having GF lines or facility, gluten testing, GF based on review of ingredient label, procedures to mitigate cross-contamination, or cross-contamination is possible.

The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide 2008-2009 (3rd Edition) – Triumph Dining
Bring this convenient guide anywhere for instant access to celiac-friendly restaurants across the US, including 4,700 restaurant locations, 1,600+ individually-owned gluten-free-friendly restaurants recommended by other celiacs, and 900+ individually-owned restaurants and bakeries offering gluten-free menus and gluten free specialty items.

The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed – Jules E. Dowler Shepard
An excellent book for newly diagnosed Celiacs. This book guides anyone who is helping a Celiac child, friend, or is themselves a Celiac through the process of coping with and learning how to deal with the struggles of day to day life, and it helps us learn that these really aren’t struggles, but are manageable.

The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide – Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Hasselbeck shares her hard-earned wisdom on living life without gluten and loving it. She gives you everything you need to know to start living a gluten-free life, from defining gluten – where to find it, how to read food labels – to targeting gluten-free products, creating G-Free shopping lists, sharing recipes, and managing G-Free living with family and friends.

Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide – Shelley Case, Dietitian
Including more than 2,600 gluten-free specialty foods listed by company and product name; a directory of over 190 American, Canadia, and international companies; creative ideas for meals and snacks; and recipes and baking tips.

Gluten Free & Easy: Enjoy Your Favorite Foods with These 90+ Recipes – Robyn Russell
Enjoy the benefits of gluten-free cooking without sacrificing taste or variety. With more than 90 beautifully photographed recipes, Gluten Free and Easy allows those with gluten sensitivity to partake in everything from baked goods to soups and salads to main dishes. Includes a range of easy-to-prepare recipes for every occasion.

Gluten-Free Recipes for the Conscious Cook: A Seasonal, Vegetarian Cookbook –Leslie Cerier
Includes more than 100 recipes for easy-to-make, gluten-free, vegetarian meals. You’ll learn to create delectable, high-protein breakfasts, dinners, desserts and more, use organic and seasonal ingredients to put a fresh twist on your favorite family recipes, and come up with your own original gluten-free creations.

The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen: Delicious and Nutritious Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Dishes – Donna Klein
Tasty and easy-to-prepare meals-without meat, wheat or gluten. Whether due to food allergies, celiac disease or dietary preferences, many people want to eliminate gluten from their diet. Limiting or cutting out grains can seem daunting, but the Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen makes good use of other vegetarian foods that don’t contain gluten, including fruits, vegetables, eggs, dairy, tofu, beans, oils, legumes, rice and gluten-free flours. With appealing recipes and food options, vegetarians can maintain a satisfying, well-balanced diet.

Healthy Gluten-Free Cooking: 150 Recipes for Food Lovers – Darina Allen
Presents delicious, gluten-free transformations of 157 recipes from appetizers and salads to main courses and desserts, including Irish soda bread, fritters, scones, pork en croute and Yorkshire pudding. Also featured is essential advice on selecting gluten-free ingredients.

Living Gluten Free for Dummies – Danna Korn
If you have a wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, or you just want to enjoy the benefits of a diet free from wheat, barley or rye, this guide is for you. Danna Korn explains the medical problems associated with gluten and shows you step by step how to make the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle — and love it!

Lori Bakes: Gluten Free Breakfast & Brunch – Lori Karavolis
Gluten free breakfast and brunch recipes including breads, sweets, egg dishes, fruits & salads, meats & potatoes, beverages and cereals. Many of the recipes can be converted to casein free with the proper substitutions.

Optimal Digestive Health – Trent W. Nichols, MD and Nancy Faass
Optimal Digestive Health presents comprehensive, up-to-date information and treatments available from both mainstream and alternative medicine for more than thirty digestive disorders — from seriously debilitating and chronic conditions to the occasional imbalances that can temporarily stop any of us in our tracks.

Wheat-Free, Worry-Free: The Art of Happy, Healthy Gluten-Free Living – Danna Korn
An excellent overview on how to live a gluten-free life, this book covers the basics of digestion and why certain people need to go gluten-free, how to remove wheat and gluten from the diet, and the emotional issues involved with a diet change. Additionally, it covers how to deal with eating out, what you CAN eat, shopping, menu planning, travel tips, and how to deal with talking to friends, family and strangers about the diet.