Monday, March 16, 2009

cooking for families with allergies

I saw this book on an allergy site and asked my friend Jenny if she had any favorite cooking tips for families dealing with allergy issues. Her daughter has egg, dairy and nut allergies. Here are her words of wisdom dealing with this issue for more than three years...

"I have tried lots of recipes from allergy-free cookbooks and newsletter, and they've been uniformly pretty limp. The exception has been Isa Moskowitz, a vegan chef in NYC. Her website (postpunk kitchen) has lots of recipes that actually taste good, as does her "Vegan with a Vengeance" cook book. The best is her "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" cookbook–they rock. The one thing I have to be careful of with her stuff is nuts- since she's writing for vegans, not food allergy folks, there are lots of nutty recipes. The cookbooks and web site are also great resources for egg and dairy substitutes, of which there are many.
Other than that, I've had the most luck with modifying my existing recipes and looking for new ones that either are OK to start with or can easily be modified with actual food, as opposed to things like powdered egg replacer."
Thanks Jenny!
Good luck! Any other favorite sites/recipes Moms?

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