Comprehensive Allergy Cookbooks


–          You might think that preparing allergy-free meals entails purchasing hard-to-find or unusual ingredients or slaving in the kitchen for hours, but Linda Coss’ cookbook features fast, food allergy-friendly delights that range from soups and salads to baked goods, breakfast foods and comfort-food sides.

Food allergies addressed: Dairy, egg, nut

Ø  Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy by Jules E. Dowler Shepard

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–          book contains fare for food-allergy families, with plenty of substitutions and alternative products to make sure all allergy bases are covered. It even contains money-saving strategies — a boon for any family, especially one with multiple food allergies — and plenty of kid-friendly recipes.

Food allergies addressed: Wheat, dairy, nut, soy, egg

Ø  A Bite of Heaven: Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Nut Free Fused with Conventional Recipes to Please the Whole Family by Torie E Christensen

–          This Torie Christensen cookbook blends allergy-friendly and conventional recipes that can easily be made allergy-friendly. It contains 100 easy-to-follow recipes that’ll take families from breakfast through dessert, with 75 photos to tantalize every set of tastebuds. The book’s introduction discusses specialty ingredients often found in a food-allergic family’s kitchen.

Food allergies addressed: Wheat, dairy, egg, nut

Ø  Yummy Yum for Everyone: A Children’s Allergy Cookbook by Denise McCabe

–          This children’s food allergy cookbook features delicious recipes that are ideal for toddlers, young children and other picky eaters. In addition to omitting all eight of the major food allergens, the cookbook also excludes xanthan gum and gluten. There’s even a series of kid-friendly finger foods.

Food allergies addressed: Dairy, egg, wheat, soy, nut, peanut, seafood, fish

Ø  The Divvies Bakery Cookbook: No Nuts. No Eggs. No Dairy. Just Delicious!by Lori Sandler

–          The renowned New York bakery Divvies has released a cookbook filled with food allergy-friendly delicacies, from popcorn to “ice cream” hash, cookies and cupcakes, all organized by degree of “divviculty.” There’s even the recipe for Divvies Famous Chocolate Cupcakes, which were featured on the Martha Stewart Show.

Allergies addressed: Peanut, tree nut, egg, dairy

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