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Allergy-Free Cookbook Hardcover – June 18, 2007
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I have 2 ADHD sons and they are on the GF / CF diet. My husband is also allergic to eggs so I cook mostly without eggs. This cookbook just didn't suite my needs. It is a nice looking book with good photos. And I have found a few recipes that we all like. The Chicken Fajitas are good and we use brown rice tortillas with them, we also like the Noodles in Hot Ginger Broth.
I would check this one out from the library before purchasing it. There are other great books out there that are healthy and gluten / dairy free.
I have gone to this book numerous times but I have never had a tasty successful meal from it. It is not what it promises - most (if not all) of the recipes contain at least one of our problem allergins, and the sidebar suggestions for non-allergin alternatives are generally useless. For example, telling me that I can replace cheese with a soy cheese and milk with soy milk, does not make an Allergy Friendly recipe.
Where I have followed a recipe with all relevant non-allergin variations, the result is disappointing and not to the exacting standards of my toddler. In all cases the food has been rejected - and an expensive and time consuming process has been completed wasted.
Also, many of the ingredients were difficult to find and required long drives to specialty shops. Unnecessarily so, as I have subsequently found (in other cookbooks & on the internet) cheaper and more readily available alternatives.
Last complaint is the use of weights, rather than any other measures. We don't have scales in this house, and don't really want to purchase them for an already fairly useless cookbook. The author should have included alternative measurements.
Pretty pictures though, and good generic allergy info at the front.
Other reviewers have complained that Sherwood's cookbook is not what it claims to be. Those complaints are not entirely unwarranted, since Sherwood's recipes do call for some of the most common allergens, unlike (for example) Enjoy Life's Cookies for Everyone!: 150 Delicious Gluten-Free Treats that are Safe for Most Anyone with Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Sensitivities. On the other hand, the Allergy-Free Cookbook is a godsend for someone like me, who needs to omit only a couple of the most common allergens (cow's milk and wheat) and actively desires to include others (eggs and soy).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Farmhouse gluten free bread in this book is awesome. I've been looking for a decent bread for a couple years now and this was it. I've made a couple of loaves from this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mo
I've made several recipes from this book (one this morning) and I've been very happy with them. You have the options to make a regular recipe, dairy free, nut free, or gluten free,... Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by R. Wark
Lots of great recipes I make as I am on the Virgin Diet. I needed resources for recipes I could access quickly, and this cookbook "fit the bill". Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by K. M. Bitschenauer
I bought this book as a Xmas gift for my sister but reclaimed it when we traded back each other's gifts. ( Only time I've ever done this). Read morePublished on October 21, 2013 by Medici
This is a terriffic book I have several friends who find it challenging to cook whenever I'm over this book breaks things down simply so they can feel more confident In cooking... Read morePublished on January 28, 2013 by Michele
I expected a family friendly cookbook since this author had to change her recipes for her son's allergies. This is an extremely gourmet cookbook with odd recipes and ingredients. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Daniel
This is one of the best allergy cookbooks I've found. The layout and fonts are easy to read, and the recipes (at least the ones I've tried so far) are as scrumptious as the photos. Read morePublished on November 25, 2010 by V. Campbell
I love this cookbook! It is very simple to "read" and follow/understand the recipes. I had started to run out of ideas of meals to make that had some variety in them as well as... Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Amazon Customer