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Top allergy-free cookbooks to stock

Once you’ve given your customers the tools to eat healthy and avoid allergic reactions, give them cooking instructions as well. These natural recipe sources would make a perfect addition to your allergy-free section.

Living Without magazine
Developed by celiac-sufferer Peggy Wagener 10 years ago to help others with gluten-intolerances, Living Without now reaches readers in all fifty states and Canada. The magazine features gluten-free recipes, articles on dairy-free lifestyles, and more. For more information, go to

The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook: Over 350 natural foods recipes, free of all common food allergens
(Rodale Books, 2001)
Originally written in 1984 by Marjorie Hurt Jones, this cookbook now contains updated nutrition information, recipes, tips and more. For more information, contact Melody Bradford at (610) 967-7637.

The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook: Two Hundred Gourmet & Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family
(Vital Health Publishing, 2005)
Written by Cybele Pascal, this cookbook contains recipes aimed at eliminating each of the eight allergens responsible for 90 percent of food allergies. For more information, click here.

What to Eat When You Can’t Eat Anything: The Complete Allergy Cookbook
(Da Capo Press, 2004)
Authors Chupi and Luke Sweetman, who had to rethink the way they ate because of their own food challenges, offer more than 120 recipes for all types of food sensitivities. For more information, click here.

Allergy-free Cookbook: No eggs, no dairy, no nuts, no gluten
(DK, 2009)
Alice Sherwood is a former-BBC television producer whose husband and son have serious food allergies. Dissatisfied with the existing allergen-free cookbooks, she used her degree in chemistry and love of food to write her own. For more information, click here.

The All Natural Allergy Cookbook: Dairy-free, Gluten-free
(Harbour, 1991)
This book contains more than 250 recipes, with variations using natural foods, including amaranth, quinoa, teff, spelt and kamut. Author Jeanne Marie Martin also includes a buyer’s guide in her book, which can be easily used to cross merchandise allergy-free products. Click here for more information.

Levana Cooks Dairy-Free! : A Healthy, Simple Approach to Your Favorite Foods
(Skyhorse Publishing, 2007)
Co-owner of the Levana Restaurant in Manhattan and respected caterer and baker-Levana Kirschenbaum not only left the dairy out of this cookbook, but created lower calorie recipes that use natural dairy substitutes such as soy, rice, oat, and almond milks. For more information, click here.

The Ultimate Food Allergy Cookbook and Survival Guide: How to Cook with Ease for Food Allergies and Recover Good Health
(Allergy Adapt, 2006)
This cookbook, written by Nicolette M. Dumke, contains more than 500 sugar-free recipes that work for gluten-free or dairy-free diets. The book also has tons of information about how allergies are developed and how they can be treated. For more information, click here.

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