When you have a kid with multiple food allergies to cook for, most recipes become an exercise in substitution! And many recipes – particularly baked goods – don’t lend themselves well to this, especially when you need to eliminate all wheat, egg and dairy, for starters.
There are lots of books out there for allergen-free cooking, but what I love about this one is that it offers each single recipe with multiple variations (dairy free, egg-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free, and/or low sugar) and suggested substitutions. It helps a lot when you’re just learning how to cook without half the ingredients you’re accustomed to using!
This one even has recipes for allergen-free play-dough!
The writer is herself an allergy sufferer, who as a kid often had to sit out when the cookies or birthday cake was passed out. She introduces the book as being written because “Every child deserves a cookie.”