Linda Coss's first food allergy book was a bright light in my dark kitchen when we discovered my child's multiple food allergies. When the allergist told me to avoid all foods containing dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, oats and wheat, my mind played an internal video reel. Plates of macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, french toast, omelets and chicken nuggets flashed by- all with big red "x's" over their images. I truly didn't know where to begin.
Fortunately, I discovered Linda's "What's to Eat" food allergy cookbook. It is possible to cook and bake successfully avoiding dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. I was able to find a wheat flour substitute and tailor Linda's recipes to my child's needs.
I have since added her second food allergy cookbook, "What Else is to Eat" (just made the yummy barbecue sauce on page 101 for dinner last night) and her helpful book "How to Manage Your Child's Life-Threatening Food Allergies".
The great news is that Linda is offering her annual holiday sale. Order by December 31, 2009 and get FREE Priority Mail shipping. There's no minimum order or coupons required. You can also save up to 26% when you order the books in sets. Plus, those who would like their books personally autographed or need a gift card, can get those by typing a note in the "special instructions" section of the order form.
So, if you deal with food allergies in your family, I highly recommend these books. Honestly, some of our favorite family recipes, like Meatball Soup and Wheat Germ Baking Powder Biscuits, are in Linda's books. Order a copy for grandparents or others who cook and bake for the food allergic person in your life. The cookbooks contain easy to follow recipes with easy to find ingredients.
Go to Food Allergy Books for more information and to place an order.