It seems like we are hearing more and more about food allergies every day. In our house, eggs are a major issue with an allergy to Sulfa. While our allergies are simple, we are also trying to eat healthier. Thanks to Penguin Random House for sending us a copy of Heather’s book to make our lives and cooking allergy-free and healthier.
Heather Christo’s website, Heatherchristo.com, is the go-to site for parents in search of allergen-free recipes and guidance on addressing food allergies. Heather’s book, Pure Delicious, is also a 2017 James Beard Foundation Book Awards nominee in the Health category. In the new paperback edition, Pure Delicious: 150 Allergy-Free Recipes for Everyday and Entertaining, Heather shares 150 original recipes, all free of the eight major allergens (milk, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, cane sugar, and soy), and an eight-week plan to help readers transition their family into their new lifestyle.
In January 2014, Heather and her two little girls, all chronically ill in different ways, were diagnosed with severe food allergies and intolerances. Heather had to lean on both her training as a professional chef and the determination of a mother who loves her children as she put her family’s health, routines, and social lives back together, piece by piece.
With the recipes in Pure Delicious, you will be guided through the eight weeks it takes to clear the body of inflammation and symptoms without ever eating the same thing twice. Pure Delicious is filled with quick-to-make recipes that are guaranteed to keep your whole family happy and well fed. In fact, most people would be none the wiser that these dishes are “allergen free.” Kids and parents alike will love blackberry-studded scones drizzled with vanilla glaze, a decadent chocolate layer cake, fresh Asian chicken salad with ginger vinaigrette, or a bowl of old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs.
Pure Delicious proves that a diet free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, shellfish, cane sugar, and tree nuts can be both delicious and the key to regaining health.