Read itAug/Sep 2013 Issue

Living Without's Favorite Books: A Real Treat

Laurie Sadowski has done it again. The author of The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread now recreates your favorite desserts in The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies (Book Publishing Company). From holiday cookies and mini-cakes to bars and biscotti, this book is packed with special treats for you and your loved ones, all without gluten, dairy, egg and soy. There are clear tip-offs under every recipe about other potential allergens—free of peanuts, tree nuts, yeast, nightshades, for example. As a personal trainer and wellness specialist, Sadowski is a vegan who prefers whole foods over refined sugar and flours. She gives lots of practical advice to help stock an allergy-friendly pantry, adapt recipes, avoid cross-contamination and read food labels for hidden allergens. Resources and baking tips abound in this excellent cookbook for those who crave sweets.