A little over a year ago I reviewed Elizabeth Gordon’s cookbook, “The Complete Allergy-Free Comfort Foods Cookbook” and have continued to make my favorites from the cookbook ever since. Just recently I received the newest cookbook from Gordon, “Simply-Allergy Free Quick and Tasty Recipes for Every Night of the Week” and couldn’t wait to dive right in.
The cookbook is chock full of gorgeous photos and simple recipes that are also dairy, soy, nut and egg free in addition to being gluten-free. The recipes in this book truly are simple and can be made without too much fuss, even on a busy weeknight with proper planning ahead. This is where weekly menu planning can really pay off. Planning out weeknight meals in advance allows for preparation of some of the ingredients that may require being cut up so they can quickly be added to a recipe when time is of the essence.
The cookbook has a list of ingredients, substitutions and measurement conversions in the front for those that may be new to the gluten-free lifestyle or may need some help. The recipes are then divided into four different sections:
Main Courses – Bang Bang Chicken, Beef Tostadas, Chicken Tikka Burgers, Creamy Thai Coconut Chicken
Sides – Black Bean Salsa, Chickpea French Fries, Corn Quinoa Salad, Curried Cauliflower, Herbed Biscuits
Dressings and Dippers – Chimichurri, Green Curry Paste, Asian Dressing and Dipping Sauce
Desserts – Apple Crumble, Blondies, Apple Streusel Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Pretzel Pie
The cookbook concludes with a section on where to shop for some of the specific ingredients called for in the recipes. I found this section to be extremely helpful, not only for finding locations to purchase the ingredient, but for a little more explanation into why Gordon uses a specific brand or version.
Simply Allergy-Free is a great resource for the newly diagnosed or for those looking to simplify and get back to basics. The cookbook can be purchased on Amazon or $16.96 or $9.99 for the Kindle version. For more on Elizabeth Gordon, her books or to read her blog, visit her website, My Allergy-Free Lifestyle.
*The cookbook reviewed in this blog post was sent to me free of charge for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.