Back when my daughter was diagnosed with food allergies, the first thing that ran through my mind was, “What am I going to feed this child?” Her multiple allergies ruled out 85 percent of the food I would have bought for my son. Pre-packaged food becomes less of an option when you have to thoroughly inspect food labels for things like albumin and casein.
And even though I’ve grown more accustomed to this way of life and cooking, there are still challenges: How do I cook the same meal for everyone? When do I find time to look for new recipes? How do I bake for food allergies?
I know I’m not the only one with these questions. So to help make things a little easier on the food-allergy parents out there, we here at Smart are giving away three allergen-friendly cookbooks.
Here’s how it works:
Comment on this post during Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 13-19) with your tried-and-true tricks for dealing with food allergies. How do you feed everyone in your family? How do you deal with school lunches/family trips/birthday parties, etc? How do you find the time to cook/bake?
Your comment from May 13-19 will get you entered to win the following cookbooks:
- The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Foods Cookbook by Elizabeth Gordon (all recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, nuts and eggs)
- The Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook
- The Gluten-Free Edge by Gini Warner and Chef Ross Harris
Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.