It's Your Life December/January 2015 - 2016 - Page 28

28 It’s Your Life Magazine the delicious choices found in this book will prove it.” (p. 19). (Recipes are also gluten-free. Authors recommend oat flour be certified pure oat flour with no presence of wheat or gluten.) After providing you a second chapter entitled Stocking the Kitchen, in which the authors emphasize organic foods because they are free of chemicals and additives and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), because people with food allergies might react more strongly to these foods that have been altered or cross-pollinated. (Environmental issues are also important to consider, since pesticides and altering foods may not be what Mother Nature intended. es) An organic product labeling section (important sections such as these are printed on a pale green backdrop throughout the book) helps the reader understand some of the confusion surrounding organic labeling. This is followed with a greenbacked section on fats and which “heart healthy” fats the twins use in their recipes. Chapter 2 also contains an excellent chart on pages 29 and 30, entitled “Ingredient Substitutions for Recipe Adjustments.” The food allergens are listed on the left side of the column, with substitutions in the middle column, and best uses at the end of the column. For example, potato puree is listed as a substitute for cream (dairy allergen) to be used as a thickener in soups and sauces. From Chapters 3 to 9 the twins have done an incredible job of providing recipes that could be in any cookbook, allergy free or not. From Drinkable Delights (3) to Desserts and Treats (9) your child will not feel deprived. (And if you have food allergies, you will want to try them, too. And even if you don’t have allergies, the recipes will appeal to you.) Here are a couple of recipes to tempt you. The ingredients are conveniently listed in a greenbacked box, the directions are listed in the body of the recipe, and variations are noted at the bottom of the recipe in a section called Change it Up. First, from Chapter 3 on Smoothies: Issue 5 Berry Cocon WB6