Allergy Cooking with Ease is a lifeline of a book for anyone who has recently discovered a food allergy or intolerance, or must cook for someone that has. This down to earth book was written by a busy mom with her allergy-restricted toddlers in mind and is filled with simple but satisfying recipes that call for generally obtainable ingredients. For those harder to find, she lists the suppliers she uses herself in the appendices.
What I Learned from Allergy Cooking with Ease
Cooking for my multiple food intolerances isn’t impossible! She makes it easy to make swaps on your own. She explains what each ingredient does, and the recipes are easy to modify.
The Thing I Found Most Interesting and Why
After time spent healing, many people can reintroduce foods they have a minor intolerance. This requires they maintain a rotation diet, where they do not encounter that particular food for 4 days or more. She breaks up the recipes into food family categories so it’s easy to maintain your rotation. She even suggests “splitting” the day, by starting a new day at dinner. Then rolling it over to breakfast and lunch the next day is easier.
What I Didn’t Like
Minor complaint that not all the recipes fall under the entire category of the title. Some still use eggs but avoid wheat, or use soy but not yeast. I still have to modify a few recipes because they use one of my intolerances while avoiding the others. There are still ample recipes that make Allergy Cooking with Ease worthwhile.
Final Thoughts on Allergy Cooking with Ease
This book is high on the “I need it” scale if you cook for anyone in your life that has any of the common allergies listed in the title. The friendly, welcoming style and can-do tone are refreshing in a book about diet restrictions that often eliminate favorite foods, many of which are comfort foods. She acknowledges a diet has to be livable if it is to be followed and her book delivers in guiding you!