If you have any food allergies, this IS the cookbook for you. “Pure Delicious” by Heather Christo has more than 150 recipes that are allergen-free without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, or cane sugar. The recipes include soups, salads, appetizers, main course, pizza, desert and breakfast. There are also many vegetarian recipes.
Heather Christo’s daughter had a health crisis and she discovered that her illness was caused by food allergies. That was the beginning of her journey towards this cookbook. The cookbook not only has great recipes, in addition, there are six chapters about transitioning and explaining the elimination diet. She guides the reader through an eight-week process to a new normal. The transformation that her family went through with is remarkable.
The recipes are easy to follow and do not require hard to find ingredients. They are accompanied by beautiful photographs and I found the recipes very appealing. The recipes most used ingredients include: coconut oil, olive oil, garbanzo bean flour, beet sugar, gluten-free flour, and dehydrated potato flakes.
I made the Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup and it was a dinner time hit. It can be made in 15 minutes and the texture and flavor was wonderful. I also made the Zucchini Chickpea Fritters with Red Onion Marmalade. Again, my testers loved them. They required some effort to make, but, the result was work it. The Red Onion Marmalade I will be making again and again to accompany other dishes.
This is a must have cookbook for anyone with food allergies, but, even someone without allergies can benefit from the natural ingredients used in the spectacular recipes.
I received my copy of this book from Blogging for Books in order to write this review.