The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook

200 Gourmet and Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family

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Monday, October 29, 2007


GF/CF, Allergen-Free, Vegan

This year, when you carve your jack-o-lanterns, why not roast up those pumpkin seeds? The following is a basic template that may be adapted any way you like. If you prefer them spicy, add some chili pepper. Or add curry powder. Or use cinnamon and sugar instead of salt. Or replace kosher salt with garlic salt. Follow your imagination! Getting started is as easy as can be. First, scoop out pumpkin's filling into a large bowl. Put seeds into a large colander and place in sink. Place under tap, and with water running, toss seeds. The stringy pumpkin fibers will come to the surface, separating from the seeds. This is the easiest way I've found to clean the seeds. Once you've gotten off all the pumpkin bits, drain seeds and spread them on a cookie sheet. Let dry overnight. From two medium pumpkins, you'll get about 1 1/2 cups of seeds.


1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 Tablespoons sunflower oil or canola oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Toss seeds in a bowl with the oil and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and bake for about 1 hour, or until golden brown, tossing every 15 minutes. Lay out two sheets of paper towel, pour seeds onto paper towels, let cool slightly.

Eat as is, sprinkled into salads, over soups, or make your own trail mix. Yum!

Monday, October 22, 2007


Dear Readers:

My new column is up at

Thanks for all your feedback on Edible Enemies. (I know I still have a few comments to get back to!)

Hope you enjoy these recipes. Some are dairy-free, some gluten-free, some completely allergen-free, hopefully there's something for everyone.

Happy Fall!


Thursday, October 11, 2007


Hi Readers:

Maybe your email blast to the Food Network helped do the trick! Because they're finally airing that show I taped over a year and a half ago!! I don't know how much I'm in it, I've never seen the edit. But I believe it should be interesting and informative. I know they interviewed the people at Cherrybrook, and I believe also Divvies. Anyway, thanks to all of you who emailed them asking them to air the show.

Here's the link from Food Network:,1976,FOOD_9994_53368,00.html

October 13, 2007 4:00 PM ET/PT

October 19, 2007 10:00 AM ET/PT

Edible Enemies
Edible Enemies is a one-hour special report that looks at the mysterious increase in both the number and the severity of food allergies in the United States. 12 million Americans now have food allergies. There is no cure. There is no treatment, other than a shot of epinephrine in an emergency. We will hear from the parents of small children, and from teenagers and adults living with life-threatening food allergies.



ps, ignore this weird link at the bottom here, I don't know why it's there or how to get rid of it :)