Allergen-free cooking

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.”

The Kid-Friendly Food Allergy Cookbook: More Than 150 Recipes That Are Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, and Low in Sugar

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