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!!!