The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook

200 Gourmet and Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Dear readers:

I know, I've been MIA, but I have not forsaken my blog forever. Things have just been a little crazy....

First, we had school break. We took our boys to Disneyland, which to our dismay, they hated.
The above pic was taken halfway through the FIRST line. Suffice it to say, we didn't last long. 3 Rides. Yup, that's it. We bolted after Peter Pan, holing up in a diner in Anaheim.
So sad, since my husband and I had such rosy memories of Disney as kids. Maybe when they're older....

I'll come back next week and write a proper post, but in a nutshell, I'm single parenting again for 5 weeks while my husband is working out of town. I've been absentee due to deadlines, working on a new cookbook, a little dedication to my other career as a drama writer, and familial illness. My 3 year old has the dreaded hand foot and mouth disease. Don't ask.... it sounds worse than it is, but it still requires A LOT of attention for a couple of weeks.

But to backtrack a second.... I am writing another cookbook. So if any readers here have special requests, please make them. Are there certain foods that you say, "darn, I just wish I could find an allergen-free version of blankity-blank!" ? And how important is gluten-free to those of you with food allergies? Do you wish you could find more comfort foods? What would be helpful, useful, necessary... awesome???

Personally, I wish I could replicate all the horrific kid-food that is soooo seductive to kids with something healthy and wholesome, but equally seductive. These lolly's were confiscated. And you know what? My boys were actually cool with that. They said, "Oh, I know, they have artificial color!" Ah, I've trained them well!