Our Readers Feedback
We Hear You
We recently sent out a reader survey and got back a lot of positive responses. It was nice to read all the comments to “not change a thing” but we can always do better—and that’s our goal.
Many of you told us you wanted more of the magazine—more pages, more issues, more opportunities to network on our website as a special-diet community. We’re working on this.
There were also requests for more tips about safe dining out and for information about allergy-friendly travel destinations. Some of you wanted more advice about baking with alternative ingredients and cooking with substitutions. Some asked for simpler recipes, some asked for more low-cal dishes. And some wanted more articles about living without specific foods, such as corn, eggs, soy, yeast and others.
We got the message. We’ll be adding features in the future to address these topics and more. Look for articles to guide you when you dine out and where you travel. Look for a column for busy people (who isn’t?)—quicker, simpler ways to deliciously prepare your favorite foods.
But I digress. Inside this issue, we offer practical how-to’s for safely celebrating two big holidays: create a hassle-free Thanksgiving dinner (page 18) and throw a fun Halloween party (page 30). We bring you a primer for making gluten-free, dairy-free breads and rolls (page 50) and nutritious ways to savor the season’s freshest produce (46). In addition, we spotlight the ubiquitous soybean; read what’s behind the debate surrounding this common food allergen (page 40). And don’t forget to check out our money-saving coupons (pages 62 and 63).
My thanks to you, our readers, for taking the time to respond to our survey. We are delighted with—and instructed by—your feedback. Please keep those cards and letters coming! Working together, we make it easier to live well, living without.
P.S. Living Without’s Gluten-Free Holiday Guide is available on newsstands next month. It’s loaded with delicious gluten-free, allergy-friendly menus and gift ideas, just in time for your holiday baking and entertaining.