Scared Wheatless is a humourous book of recipes on the serious subject of healthy eating. The author, Mary Jo Eustace, has been in the culinary world for over 20 years. She's been a TV host, a chef, the author of multiple cookbooks and a memoir on her very public divorce with Dean McDermott. She's also a mother of two; a daughter with alopecia who needs a restricted diet and a son who thinks healthy food is the pits.
Not one to be brought down by a setback, Mary Jo found out everything she could about gluten-free recipes, autoimmune disease and food allergies to help her daughter, herself, and all her friends who were struggling every day to eat food that actually made them feel good after eating it.
For many of us, the idea of cutting out gluten or living without soy or dairy is the beginning of a nightmare and the end of eating anything that resembles a good-tasting meal. The secret, though, is that gluten-free doesn't have to mean boring and gross. Mary Jo has recipe tested each delectable dish in this new book to make sure it's not only healthy but tastes great!
In Scared Wheatless Mary Jo talks candidly about her divorce, her family's health, tricking her son into eating healthy recipes, and provides comprehensive details on how to finally make your food pantry work for you. Tips, twists and experiments offer plenty of substitutions for different tastes and different dietary restrictions. Take control of your diet with recipes like:
- Mushroom Argula Frittata
- The Best Fake Risotto You Will Ever Taste
- Annie's Organic Apricot and Quinoa Salad
- Brown Rice Pie Crust
- Polenta Bruschetta
About the author
Mary Jo Eustace
Born and raised in Toronto, Mary Jo Eustace is an author, actress, TV host, producer, singer, chef, and mother to Jack and Lola. A two-time Gemini award nominee for best hosting, Mary Jo is a culinary graduate who has cooked her way through over 700 episodes of TV hit shows, most notably the Canadian classic What's for Dinner, which has been on the air for over 13 years, and W Network's recent hit He said, She said with Ken and Mary Jo. Mary Jo has also hosted shows in the US and for other major networks in Canada.
Aside from her TV and writing duties, Mary Jo has hosted a hit morning radio show in Canada for two years and was one of the co-hosts for Canada AM. Mary Jo is the author of numerous best-selling books, most notably her cookbook By My Side, the anthology The Other Woman and her best-selling book Divorce Sucks. She has been featured on Larry King, Bonnie Hunt, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, and The Today Show. She is also a regular contributor on the Joy Behar Show. Mary Jo lives in Toronto with her children.