Simple Solutions for Allergy Free Cooking

Simple Solutions for Allergy Free Cooking

Simple Solutions for Allergy Free Cooking

by Liz Gagnon, Executive Chef at Nature’s Temptations, Ridgefield, CT When I started pondering the idea of simple solutions for allergy free cooking, I quickly had this vision of me with 10 bags of strangely named flours strewn about my kitchen.   The result was terrible-tasting cookies, tough, flat bread, and a tension headache.  Really?  What’s simple about allergy-free cooking? Being a working mother, not to mention, a whole-foods organic chef for a living, someone might as well tell me to learn Chinese. I never thought in a million years my daughter would have been born with food allergies.  By the time she was tested she had over 26!  And they were big ones:  soy, yeast, oats, egg, dairy, wheat, coconut and rice – to name her top 8.    That pretty much ruled out every packaged food on the market, whether it was cereal or a snack – natural or organic. Being addicted to bread myself, I quickly decided after trying…