For over 30 years Libby Avery has been cooking for egg and dairy food allergies. Her daughter was diagnosed with severe food allergies at birth and Libby wanted to solve her dietary needs. Libby spent many years experimenting in the kitchen with substitutions and ingredients until each recipe tasted like the real thing. She did not want her daughter to miss out on all the amazing tastes and sensations that come from eating great food. Libby says, ''I wanted my daughter to be able to eat all of the things her classmates and family were eating. It took a lot of tries, but after tweaking family recipes and recipes I found in cookbooks by experimenting with substitutions, she was finally able to experience the joy of eating.''
Libby's daughter continues to enjoy these recipes and is excited that her mom is sharing them with other people living with food allergies. ''Even with the recent rise of vegan options in grocery stores and restaurants, I still have not been able to find recipes that compare to my mom's, and it's not just because she's my mom' it's simply because they are better,'' says Nicolle, Libby's daughter.
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VideosEgg and Dairy Ingredient Substitutions (Food Allergy Cooking)
A short instructional video on available egg and dairy ingredient substitutions for cooking for those with allergies to egg and dairy.
Cooking for Food Allergies Everyday & Gourmet
Cooking for Food Allergies Everyday & Gourmet is an egg and dairy-free cookbook with numerous vegan recipes. This cookbook is designed to walk you through each step of cooking for egg and dairy food allergies. It offers over 200 recipes a grocery, pantry and kitchen supply list as well as Libby's favorite substitutions and much more.