The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook

200 Gourmet and Homestyle Recipes for the Food Allergic Family

allergy cookbook

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!



  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    i can't wait to try that applesauce cake!
    i made roasted apples for my butternut squash soup a little while ago... good stuff.

  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Hi Cybele,

    Thanks for the new column and recipes. My sister and I tried the whole wheat pancakes from Cherrybrook Kitchens, they are yummy, but they are a little bit mushier then usual pancakes.

    I am still waiting for your cookbook to come to my house already it is taking forever!! I can't wait to try the turkey meatballs and spaghetti!

    I hope that you and your family are ok because of all the wildfires! Happy early birthday to your husband!!


  • At 7:17 PM, Anonymous Jane said…

    Those recipes look wonderful. No wonder you've been busy!

  • At 5:52 AM, Blogger Dina said…

    Dear Cybele,
    I am so excited to try these new recipes. It is so nice to see some healthy fall cooking and baking. I can't wait to bring some of these recipes to my family on Thanksgiving.

    I just wanted to thank you because ever since I started looking at your blog and reading your articles on I have opened my eyes to all of the allergens in food out there. I tried the Good Karma Coconut Mango Rice Cream - it is awesome.

    Congrats on Edible Enemies.

    Hope all is well and you and your family are safe from all these wild fires.

    Thanks again for everthing,

  • At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Katrina said…

    So excited to make your pasta, roasted tomatoes,grilled chicken and PESTO...oh I've missed pesto in the last 9 months of eating allergen free! Thank you!

  • At 1:53 PM, Blogger Cybele Pascal said…

    Hi Lauren:

    That soup sounds good!


    Are the Cherrybrook pancakes egg free? I'm assuming they are... I have good allergen-free pancake recipes in my book. Hopefully you'll enjoy them. Did you order from Amazon? I'm just curious. If so, maybe email them?

    Jane! Nice to hear from you! Welcome back.

    Hi Dina:

    Yes, we're safe. Just have some ash and the air quality is crummy. I love the Good Karma too, but as Lauren pointed out, it's got SOY in it.


    Hope you enjoy that pesto. It's one of my favorites. In fact, I need to make some up myself. Thanks for reminding me!

  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Hi Cybele,

    I am so glad to hear you guys are doing well with all these wildfires. I can only imagine the boys' allergies and asthma must be acting up, I know mine would be for sure!

    The pancake mix is egg free, but I definitely can't wait to try your recipe.

    My book was ordered through Amazon, but it is not past the time period that they give you for the expected delivery... I am just a little impatient haha!

    And I am very interested about this pesto I've been reading about. I didn't know there was one that could be done without milk and nuts, so I can't wait to try that either!!

    And finally about your recipes, I think we might be trying the chicken with the sumac and grapes for our Sabbath dinner this Friday night, but hopefully with chicken breasts because I am not a fan of chicken on the bone. Haha.

    Hope you continue to all stay well and I am sure you must be happy to have your husband home!!

    Happy Fall!

  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger Robin said…

    Hi Cybele,
    thanks for letting us know you are all safe. We are all relieved. And thanks for all the new recipes, wow, that was a lot of work for you, very detailed. I, also, think I will be trying the applesauce cake recipe, and the chicken with grapes as well. Both sound great. We have a wonderful farmers market at the college here, I try to go each week. the big draw for me is the heirloom tomatos. (drizzled with your dressing, oh so good!) I have to say, after all the times I've made the dressing I have yet to try any of the variations, I love the original so much. though, one time, for a large dinner party, i made several batches, and for one I used roasted garlic instead of raw. it was good, but I still prefer the original. Our local Trader Joes sells one gallon pots of live basil, so I continually have a ready supply.
    we haven't given up trying to upload "Edible Enemies", one day it'll be up on youtube.
    take care, Robin

  • At 6:05 AM, Blogger Dina said…

    Hi Cybele,
    It is good to hear you are all doing well. I can't believe how long it has taken to try to control these fires.

    Well anyway...we just made the Cherrybrook Kitchen brownies... they are amazing. I have yet to try the Pamela's but hopefully soon i will try Pamela's chocolate cake...I am a chocolate lover. The only drawback about the Cherrybrook Kitchen is my sister didn't like it because it was tooooo chocolatey (is there such a thing - haha).

    Also thankfully I am not allergic to soy so the Good Karma Rice Cream is ok for me to eat. I have actually noticed that staying away from dairy has helped my allergies and sinuses. I was never allergic to dairy but just dairy sensitive (I would get a stuffy nose). I completely switched to Rice Dream with my cereal instead of regular milk and will definitely continue with the Rice Cream instead of ice cream.

    I had one last your new recipe on the chicken one with grapes and there a substitute for sumac because we are having trouble finding it.

    Be safe and hope to hear from you soon.


  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    glad you guys are safe!
    my cousin chic lives near LA so i've been glued to the news about the fires.

    and happy birthday to your husband! i read it was his birthday on broadwayworld :)

  • At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Katrina said…

    Have you guys noticed how much food allergies have been talked about on the Today Show! At least two segments this month! One very tragic story about a 13 year old girl. ALWAYS CARRY YOUR EPIPENS!!

  • At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Cybele,

    I finally got to try the Cherrybrook chocolate cupcakes last weekend, and they're delicious! I might have to have those on hand for when I'm too lazy to bake from scratch.

    Anyway, I'm wondering if you have ever tried Nutritional Yeast as a condiment. It comes in powder and flake form, and it's delicious on cooked vegetables, fish, popcorn, etc. We've just started using the Now brand, and the label says that it's sugar, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, and shellfish free. If you haven't already tried it, I highly recommend it!


  • At 6:43 PM, Blogger Dina said…

    With the holidays fast approaching I know my sister will be making a pecan pie for Thanksgiving. I was wondering if you have every modified a pecan pie recipe so that you don't have to use all that molasses and sugar but instead using agave nectar or something else more natural. Also if you know of a pie crust that is free of allergens.


  • At 6:35 PM, Blogger Cybele Pascal said…

    Hi Jennifer and Dina:

    Re: Sumac, do you live near any middle eastern markets? They would have sumac. Whole Foods also often carries it. Or you can order it online. I actually order most of my spices online from Penzey's. You could also buy it on amazon, or at
    It's a great spice to have onhand, so I'd recommend buying it, even if not for my recipe.

    Robin, happy to hear the salad dressing is still a hit. My younger son, Monte, is a huge fan too.

    For those who liked the cherrybrook kitchen brownies, you should try the Vegan Brownie recipe posted here a couple months ago, which I finally tried. It's amazing!!

    Here, I'll repost it.

    Racheal Tilman said...
    Hello Cybele! I told you that I would let you know if the recipe I found worked out. And it did, Egg-free and Butter-free brownies. They were supprisingly good. They are not wheat free but I'm sure you could trade out the flour for whatever you normaly use. The recipe follows, and I add some cinnamon whenever I make brownies because I like the added sweetness it adds. I hope you find this recipe useful, and if you try it let me know how it turned out for you!! My family seemed to enjoy it very much.

    Racheal (

    ·2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (Or the flour you normaly use)
    ·2 cups white sugar
    ·3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    ·1 teaspoon baking powder
    ·1 teaspoon salt
    ·1 cup water
    ·1 cup vegetable oil
    ·1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Pour in water, vegetable oil and vanilla; mix until well blended. Spread evenly in a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is no longer shiny. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

    Hi Katy:

    Thanks for the rec on nutritional yeast. I believe 99.9% Vegan also uses it a lot?

    I tested positive for a mild yeast allergy, and I have a bad reaction to autolized yeast/yeast extract, so I'm kind of afraid of nutritional yeast. But many swear by it as a flavor enhancer. I think it's good where one might traditionally use soy sauce, right? Recently, I've been using DULSE granules which is just dried organic seaweed. It's really good for veggies, soups, popcorn, etc, too. And it doesn't have that fishy/seaweedy flavor that some seaweeds have. But again, I'm all for nutritional yeast if you can eat it... It's called for in so many vegan recipes... that and Bragg's amino acids.

    Hi again Dina:

    No, I haven't made a pecan pie in years. Sorry, I can't help you there. Re: Pie Crusts.... remind me again about whether you and your sister can eat Gluten. Then I can steer you in the right direction.


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