Banish boring recipes for the allergy-conscious from your kitchen. Those of us with food allergies often have disappointing dining options. Cooking Allergy-Free is a phenomenal resource for the home cook with 150 delicious recipes for all courses--appetizers, soups and salads, main dishes, sides and vegetables, sweets, dressings and sauces, plus breakfast and breads. Forget those boring same-old, same-old dishes. Instead, dig into these healthy, allergy-free dishes with gourmet flavor:
Inspired Starters-Pumpkin Pear Soup with Sunchokes and Herbs
Delicious main courses-Orange Balsamic Chicken
Heavenly desserts -Flourless Molten Chocolate Cookies
Food allergies are on the rise. More than 12 million Americans have food allergies. Did you know, according to Dr. Scott Sicherer at New York's Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, that have one food allergy can put you at a higher risk for reaction to other foods? According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
Approximately 1 in 20 children and about 1 in 25 adults have a food allergy
Food allergies have increase 50% from 1997 to 2011
The only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid the allergenic food
Cooking Allergy-Free is your cure! An entire chapter is devoted to helpful strategies for setting up your kitchen to be allergy-friendly, including information on grocery shopping, stocking the pantry, and preventing cross-contamination.
Take the stress, fear, and guesswork out of allergy-free cooking. No more cooking multiple meals to accommodate different dietary needs. Each flavorful recipe is free of at least one of the "big 8" allergens-eggs, soy, nuts, gluten, dairly, shellfish, fish and corn. For easy reference, recipes are identified by colorful icons and include simple substitutions for converting recipes for people with other allergies. Menu suggestions and wine pairings simplify weeknight meal planning and make entertaining easy.
Jenna Short, owner of Shortbreadnyc.com, formerly worked as a sous chef and graphic designer at Bon Appetit magazine and studied design at the Art Institute of Boston and culinary arts at Lorenzo de Medici in Florence. Shortbreadnyc.com--a boutique events company that suits challenging palettes by focusing on gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, kosher and sugar-free foods--grew out of Jenna's love of baking and her own dietary needs (she eats dairy-free). She has lived around the world, including New York City, Italy, Sweden, England and Tel Aviv.