Food is complicated. For most people, food is a way to show love, offer hospitality, be creative, and eat something tasty. For people with serious food allergies or gluten intolerance, food can also be scary. If you’re new to cooking with these restrictions, it can feel like you are one the kids in the photo above looking over a vast expanse of water and wondering – “Where do I go now?”
Those are my kids, and they have life threatening food allergies. In addition, I am gluten intolerant. Michael, my husband, and I have spent years inventing ways to cook foods that resemble the ones eaten by people without limitations and explaining to people why a little cross contamination in their cooking could be a bad thing. (In other words – we appreciate your hospitality and love, but please let us bring our own food.)
We’ve had enough successes that people ask us to share recipes. Our recipes resemble “regular” recipes with substitutions for forbidden ingredients and minor adjustments to compensate for the changes. In these blog posts are the recipes and substitutions that people ask us about most often. We hope they’re helpful. If you would like more information, contact us.
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