AMY SHIRLEY is the costar of the reality series Lizard Lick Towing. Amy holds 27 world, national, and state records in weightlifting. When she’s not helping her husband Ronnie repossess a car, she’s in the kitchen whipping up all kinds of gluten-free goodies. She lives in Lizard Lick, North Carolina with Ronnie and their four children.
by Amy Shirley
Gluten-Free in Lizard Lick
About the Author
"I run Lizard Lick Towing with my husband. I’m a champion powerlifter with 27 titles to my name. And I’m gluten free.”
When TV star Amy Shirley found out she was gluten-intolerant, she wasn’t even sure what gluten was. Unfortunately, she had to learn the hard way that while she could re-po a truck, deadlift 450 pounds, and raise four kids without crashing or collapsing, a serious gluten allergy could hit the brakes on her entire way of life and send her to the junk yard.
Amy had to find a way to lick the gluten before it licked her, but she’s a Southerner through and through, so there was no getting between her and her fluffy pancakes, flaky pies, and buttery biscuits.
Going gluten free in North Carolina can be tougher than repossessing a car, so she teamed up with Karen Morgan, from Blackbird Bakery in Austin. The Texan powerhouse showed Amy exactly what sneaky ingredients to avoid, how to substitute ingredients so that even the picky kiddos—or an even bigger baby, Amy’s husband Ronnie—wouldn’t be the wiser, and how to find and afford all those crazy gluten free products without having to sell her truck.
This cookbook has all of Amy’s favorites—Carolina breakfasts, late night snacks, down-home suppers, and lick-the-bowl desserts. All the good stuff, none of the bad. There’s spicy—burn your bra off spicy!—and sugary, take-you-back-to-Sunday-school sweets. Best of all, most dishes can be made in less than 30 minutes—because Amy would rather spend time with her crazy family than spend hours at the stove.
Amy will be the first to tell you that going gluten free ain’t easy, but there’s no reason it can’t be delicious. She’s been able to keep herself healthy while keeping her family happy, and now she wants to share her tips and tricks with you. Heck, just because you’re a redneck doesn’t mean you can’t eat well, dang it!
Serve up Amy Shirley's gluten-free treats right now! Recipes for Kiss My Grits, Flatbed's Flattering Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast, Bourbon Sweet Potato Surprise, and Mississippi Mud Bars are available for free download to the left. Enjoy!
Gluten-Free in Lizard Lick Features over
100 Gluten-Free Recipes, Including:
· Bone Daddy Biscuits n’ Gravy
· Hush-up Spicy Hush Puppies
· Late-Night Twinkies
· Repo Ronnie’s Spare Ribs
· Nana's No-Nut Banana Bread
· Sunday Service Moonshine Pound Cake