A Must-Have Allergy Friendly Cookbook….

I’m a loudmouth, and when I believe in something, or like something, I feel like I must shout it out to the world so everyone else knows. This is exactly how I feel about my dear friend and fellow food allergy mama Cybele Pascal’s new cookbook: Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-minute meals without gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, and sesame. It’s brand-spanking new, and has quickly become my go-to cookbook for easy meals that my family will actually eat, and I will actually enjoy making because they are so fast and easy.

I cooked with this book a lot over the holidays and especially loved the hearty dishes such as Shepard’s Pie, Sopa De Lima, White Chicken Chili and Deep Dish Pizza with Italian Sausage (I’m from Chicago, what can I say?) Cybele always creates recipes that are true masterpieces, and closely mimic the taste, texture and appearance “real” recipes with allergens. (Case in point: Creamy Mac and Cheese is creamy AND delish…not easy to do allergy free).

Another thing I love about this book; it’s packed with everything you need to know about allergy free cooking and how to properly stock your kitchen with the right ingredients. I remember how helpless I felt when I first started cooking allergy free in 2003, because I didn’t know what to buy, or not buy. Cybele’s book takes the guess-work out of it all.

Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking is a gorgeous book, one that has quickly become one of my all-time favorites, and one that I’m sure will be a bestseller along with her other books like The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook. I adore Cybele, and not just because she’s stunning, funny, incredibly smart and generous. I love Cybele because she’s truly passionate about feeding her family safe and delicious food, and feeding yours in the same way as well. She cares so much about giving you the best she can give, and works harder than anyone I know to deliver those results. Congrats to Cybele…love her new book and especially her. And congrats to one of YOU…my awesome readers, because I’m giving away a copy of Cybele’s Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking to one lucky reader who posts a comment below. Post your support, your questions, your comments…whatever you want (but keep it nice! LOL). I’ll randomly draw a winner Friday Jan. 18th and will post the winner within my comments section. Good luck to you all!!!

Finally, one housekeeping note. Have you noticed anything different? ;) My new site! It’s updated, streamlined and overall should be a lot easier to navigate. I’m finalizing all the recipe categories, but you’ll see that you can now search for my recipes by keyword….something I know many of you have wanted for a long time. I will also be selling my new book (autographed) on my site starting Feb. 5th, so at that time you’ll be able to place orders as well. There are just a few little kinks here and there we’re working out, but I’m beyond excited about all the changes. HUGE thanks to my super star whiz web developer Mark CZ…who puts up with a lot of my forget-fullness, spaciness, tardiness, and absentminded-ness (yes, I just made up a lot of new words) and still manages to get everything done so beautifully. I am so grateful…;)

OK, so post your comment now….good luck!!!

xo

127 Responses

  1. I would LOVE to win a copy of this book.
    Your Baking Book has become a staple in our home and we use it weekly for pancakes, waffles, cookies, and muffins.
    It is awesome to see more and more resources becoming available to the food allergy world.

  2. My family and I love all things fast, easy, and tasty. I have been cooking dairy and egg free since my son was diagnosed in 2000. I love to find new recipes to make my family delicious meals and treats, especially from your site, and can’t wait to get my hands on this new book. It would be great to win it!

  3. Kelly… your new cookbook is the ONLY thing I have asked (begged) to get for my birthday (which is in February)! So eager to have a cookbook that fits perfectly with my 2 y/o son’s allergies AND my “skills” in the kitchen. This Mama needs easy, simple, family-friendly, toddler-friendly recipes and I am so excited for your book to come out. Will check out Cybele’s new one, too! Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. I would love to have Cybele’s new cookbook! I have her desert cookbook and absolutely love it! All my non-allergy friends saw they never knew it was not a “regular” recipe regardless of what I make. I would love to have this book to go along with it.

    I will also admit I just found your site from Cybele’s FB page and from the recipes I’ve seen, I will be trying some of them. YUM! :)

  5. Kelly You have been a life saver to my granddaughter and I who have dairy and egg allergies. I find the more I use your cookbook and eat organic and allergy free the more difficult it is to find other new recipes which taste wonderful to my family. Would love to try Cybele’s new cookbook. Thanks for your delightful newsletter.

  6. I just came across your page and feel a bit relieved after a frustrating dinner where my two youngest children broke out in oozing blisters from another “simple” dinner. I’m to the point of fixing nothing but raw fruit & veggies with boiled chicken.
    After reading these comments I feel like there may be hope to make dinner tasty again. Thank you for your hard work & help with the Celiacs, food allergy, food intolerance community.

  7. I’m really glad to have come across your blog! I am very new to the whole eating “allergy free” and have just been diagnosed with a handful of intolerance’s. Your recipes are just what I was looking for! Thank you!! Winning this cookbook would really be another great start to a new way of eating.

  8. I have a kiddo that has allergies…and kiddos that don’t. Would be great to have a cookbook that we can ALL eat from! Thanks!

  9. Thank you for all you do and can’t wait to receive
    your cookbook. I would also love to win Cybele’s new
    Cookbook! I desperately need some new ideas
    In the kitchen!!

  10. I am full board on the allergy free cooking train and always love new ideas and help. I now live on my own away from my mom so it’s been an adjustment figuring this thing out for myself! I see it as an adventure and an opportunity rather than a burden.

    Blessings to all of you on your cooking endeavors!

  11. So generous of you to promote Cybele’s cookbook. I’ll definitely look into getting a copy. I have a daughter with milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies, and we are always looking for new recipes. I use your baking cookbook all the time and am looking forward to the premier of your new cookbook!

  12. Would love to win a copy of the cookbook as I have 2 grandkids; 1 with food allergies and one with a food intolerance. This cookbook would work for both of them. Thanks!

  13. LOVE the new website, especially the header font. I have been following your posts for a while and am so looking forward to your new cookbook. Thank you for introducing me to Cybele Pascal’s book as well.

  14. I use your cookbook for baking all the time and have been hoping to find a great allergy-friendly cookbook with some great meal ideas for my family so I would love to win this.

  15. Today is the first time I have visited your blog. On Tuesday I recieved the “official” news that I can no longer have wheat, eggs, dairy, or peanut. I also have a child who has a severe tree nut allergy. As you can imagine these findings have put me on the hunt for foods that I can eat as well as my family and I stumbled across your blog. I have already saved it to my favorites for quick access. Thanks for all the helpful tips and making an overwhelming diagnosis not seem so bleak! Happy Friday and have a good weekend.

  16. I actually just found this post through Cybele’s site. (I’ve just recently discovered the allergy-free linkup, and am looking forward to participating on a week when I’ve actually posted a recipe!) Thanks for hosting!

  17. WOW!!!!! I have read all of your comments, sometimes twice (thank you to the poster who said I look 18 in my profile pic…i love you and you made my day!!! LOL). Your overwhelming response is beyond words…you are always so supportive of this blog, other food allergy blogs and authors. And your support means the world to all of us who work and write and share information. I have always said I feel so blessed to have the most loyal, amazing, supportive readers a blogger could ever ask form. I’m truly grateful. And I will be giving away some books of my own SOON!!! I love y’all soooo much!!!

    Winner has been randomly chosen, and was notified by email. Congrats to the winner (you know who you are!!! :) and I KNOW you will enjoy the book. I also know that Cybele thanks you too, she loved the outpouring of support and comments here. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! xoxoxo

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