Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What an unexpected surprise! Our newest book,The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism, came in the mail at the end of last week. We weren't expecting them until January, so we were really excited to see them in print so soon. We think they look great!

Although this book is not a Welcoming Kitchen book, (it's not free of all 8 allergens or vegan), it is gluten- and casein-free. Also, because one of the co-authors is vegan (Kim), it is very veg-friendly.

When Adams Media approached us to write this book, we really gave it a lot of thought. Although there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that the GFCF diet can make a difference to people living with autism, there is not a lot of strong science yet supporting these beliefs. (There are more extensive studies in progress.)

We decided to go ahead with the project, hoping to aid the many struggling parents out there who would like to try the diet to see if it helps their child. We thought that we could provide a strong resource for these families. We have created hundreds of easy-to-follow, yummy recipes and informative text to make it easier for families who want to give the GFCF diet a try.

We think that The Everything Guide to Cooking for Children with Autism will be helpful to families living with autism, and also for people looking for delicious and easy gluten-free, dairy-free recipes. We hope you think so, too.

Happy Cooking!

Kim and Megan



  1. What a great site you have here. I'm so glad you left your link on my Mom-Monday link list!

  2. I’m lactose intolerant and have always dreaded the holidays, as all the food seems to be loaded with dairy. After a recommendation of one of my friends, I found this nutrition coach named Rose Cole who has a holiday cookbook and has tons of dairy free recipes. Her site is www.RoseCole.com/HolidayCookbook

  3. Congratulations to you on your new book. I can't wait to see it. We look forward to featuring it - along with your great recipes at www.allergysense.com. Your site is a terrific resource and your recipes are delicious!

  4. After one of my kids was diagnosed with Autism I have been trying to avoid dairy. I came across this site www.RoseCole.com/HolidayCookbook. Rose Cole is a godsend! Her recipes are so simple and affordable and best off DELICIOUS! Also, there is a really cool free video at the bottom of the page, which is really helpful showing her preparing one of her recipes. Happy Holidays!

  5. I bought Welcoming Kitchen a few weeks ago and have been cooking your recipes and I love them! I have recently embarked on a lifestyle change to lose some weight, but I've been really dissatisfied with traditional diet cookbooks. I am vegetarian and love to eat as vegan as possible, and although, I'm not allergic to gluten, I do notice that I have a sensitivity and since it's in just about everything that is produced and boxed in this country, I opt to eat very little of it.

    What I love most about your cookbook is that they are easy recipes and are perfect for my palette. Also, you provide the nutritional value, which is tremendously helpful for keeping track of calories, etc. This is the book and food I've been searching for to inspire me on my weight loss journey and I'm proud to cook for my boyfriend and I'm looking forward to sharing with friends and family.

    Thanks so much!

  6. Thank you, Kate, for your super-sweet note!