The Allergy-Free Pantry: Make Your Own Staples, Snacks, and More Without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts (Paperback)

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Make your own affordable, delicious, and allergy-free staples, snacks, and meals!

After the cupboards are cleared of problem foods, most people coping with new food allergies (their own or their kids’) are missing staples they have relied on for years. And even though stores are stocking more allergen-free brands, shoppers with severe or multiple allergies can read every label and still strike out—especially if they’re after a particular craving or on a budget.

The good news for the 15 million Americans with food allergies is that classic treats and pantry staples can be made easily and affordably at home. From Colette Martin, the author of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free, comes The Allergy-Free Pantrywith over 100 recipes free of gluten and the top eight allergens (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish), for:

  • Basic staples (flour blends, non-dairy milks, egg replacers, Sandwich Bread, Biscuits, Strawberry Jam, Sunflower Seed Butter)
  • Condiments and salad dressings (Flaxseed Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Ranch Dressing, Barbeque Sauce)
  • Breakfast (Pancakes, Honey Blueberry Granola, Apple Oatmeal Scones)
  • Crackers and cookies (Flax Crackers, Pita Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodles)
  • Pasta, pizza, and freezer meals (Spinach Pasta, Cheesy Sauce, Shepherd’s Pie, Meatloaf)
  • Desserts (Brownie Bites, Chocolate Pudding, Raspberry Fruit Roll Ups, Caramel Sauce)

Full-color photographs of every recipe and simple instructions (no advanced kitchen skills required!) make this a must-have guide to allergy-free home cooking. Refill your cupboards, and reclaim peace of mind!

About the Author

Colette Martin is a food allergy mom and an expert on how to bake allergen-free. Having first learned to bake in her grandmother’s kitchen with wheat, butter, milk, and eggs, she understands firsthand what it means to transform a kitchen to accommodate multiple food allergies. She is an advocate for food-allergic families, Vice-Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Kids with Food Allergies Foundation, and a member of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and of the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders.

Praise For…

“A solid resource for anyone who cooks for people with food allergies. . . . This book’s clear writing, bright photography, and wealth of knowledge about allergy-free cooking make it a worthwhile addition to the growing market of food allergy-focused cookbooks.”—Library Journal

“This book has outstanding solutions for quick meals, on the go meals, and ways to make things ahead of time. With a little attention and preparation this becomes an invaluable item to have in your kitchen. Kids will love what you make too!”—San Diego Book Review

“With step-by-step instructions which are wonderfully illustrated [you can] overcome the hurdles of cooking without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy or nuts with these original, tried-and-tested recipes and instead of feeling restricted by your allergies, you’ll feel like a world of opportunities has opened up instead.”—Woman and Home

“[Martin’s] recipes make allergy-free cooking economical as well as feasible for the novice chef . . . I’d definitely recommend The Allergy-Free Pantry.”—Today’s Dietitian

The Allergy-Free Pantry is a triumph for anybody living with multiple food allergies, making cooking easy, accessible, and fun. Forget navigating your way through the minefield of processed foods! Colette’s homemade staples are natural, fresh and delicious, allowing the home cook to create a wide variety of healthy dishes. This book is an amazing resource and will provide endless inspiration.”
Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl

“With The Allergy-Free Pantry, Colette Martin has applied her personal experience and vast knowledge to create a phenomenal resource for preparing and eating safe meals without risking exposure to the top 8 most common food allergens, which is no small task. Readers will not only gain a better understanding of their own food allergies, but will be equipped with new and exciting options for meals and snacks. From preparing your own salad dressing to enjoying allergen-free snickerdoodles, Colette covers all the bases in her wonderful new cookbook!”
David Stukus, MD, board-certified allergist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio

“No more fussing over ‘may contain’ labels; everything from homemade Pancake and Baking Mix to Toaster Tarts with your own Cherry Vanilla Jam is packed into this do-it-yourself dream! The Allergy-Free Pantry is a massive resource that reaches every nook and cranny of safe eating, allowing even beginner cooks to step into their kitchen with confidence.”
Alisa Fleming, Founder of, Senior Editor of Allergic Living Magazine

“Colette Martin knows that when you’re feeding a family with multiple food allergies, the best— and safest—way to enjoy the foods you love is to make them from scratch at home. From toaster tarts to shepherd’s pie to brownie bites, The Allergy-Free Pantry serves up kid-friendly recipes that cover breakfast, snacks, main meals, and desserts. But you’ll especially appreciate Martin’s guidance on substitutions for common allergens such as dairy and eggs, as well as how to make allergen-free versions of pantry staples that can form the foundation of your family’s cooking, whether from the pages of this book or another beloved recipe.”
Kelli and Peter Bronski, coauthors of Gluten-Free Family Favorites and Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking

The Allergy-Free Pantry takes the guesswork out of cooking for a restricted diet, and opens up new doors for novice chefs and old pros alike! Packed with easy-to-follow recipes, including those that are hard to come by in the world of allergy-free fare (hamburger buns, croutons, toaster tarts, and so much more!), this cookbook is a must-have for anyone avoiding common food allergens.”
Mary Jo Strobel, Executive Director, American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders

The Allergy-Free Pantry is a must-have for anyone living with food allergies. Colette Martin demystifies the often-confounding world of ‘substitutions,’ enabling home cooks to take back control over the ingredients in their food. In the pages of this book, you will find many ingenious ways to mix up everything you need for a well-stocked pantry, plus a wealth of new recipes that use your new tool kit. Whether you want to can it, jam it, blend it, dress it, sauce it, bake it, or cook it, there’s something in here for you.”
Cybele Pascal, author of Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking and The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook and founder of Cybele’s Free-to-Eat

“Anyone with multiple food reactions should buy this book! I can’t tell you how many patients I see whose lives Colette Martin has changed. The Allergy-Free Pantry is an excellent resource.”
Dr. Stephen Wangen, Medical Director, IBS Treatment Center

“Colette Martin is a dedicated food allergy mother and advocate who has spent over a decade developing recipes for delicious allergen-free meals. By sharing her insight and creations with us in The Allergy-Free Pantry, Colette once again helps us greatly expand the breadth of options we can serve our food-allergic children. Thanks to Colette, we don’t have to compromise on taste or nutrition.”
Paul Antico, founder and CEO of AllergyEats, food allergy advocate, and father of three food-allergic children

“A diagnosis of food allergy means that many favorite meals, snacks, and condiments become off-limits. The Allergy-Free Pantry is a guide book for you to learn how to replace those favorites with safe, made-at-home versions of foods you thought you’d have to give up. Colette’s how-to style will give even a novice cook or baker a way to become confident in the kitchen.”
Lynda Mitchell, Vice President, Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

“I am humbled by Colette Martin’s commitment and applaud her hard work, her spirit, and the contents of this book. As a chef and advocate, I look forward to implementing some of the recipes from The Allergy-Free Pantry here in the South Point kitchens.”
Keith Norman, Assistant Executive Chef and Food Safety Manager at South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa

“For anyone who has asked, ‘What do I do now?’ after a child is diagnosed with multiple life-threatening food allergies, Colette Martin has the answer. She provides a guide to the alternate universe of feeding a food-allergy family in steps so logical that they would make anyone a better cook. Follow Colette and your family won’t miss a thing in flavor, variety, and nutrition.”
Henry Ehrlich, editor of and author of Food Allergies: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Science, and the Search for a Cure

“Finally! Thanks to Colette Martin, the food allergy community can make all of our culinary cravings and necessities, from meals to savory snacks to baking staples. With precise explanations, the recipes in The Allergy-Free Pantry are easily approachable. And no, Colette Martin doesn’t build concepts around short-lived, pre-processed ‘substitut’ foods. Her back-to-the-basics cooking approach offers those of us contending with multiple food allergies and restrictions the means to eat like the rest of the world . . . and possibly even better.”
Susan Weissman, author of Feeding Eden

Product Details
ISBN: 9781615192083
ISBN-10: 1615192085
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication Date: September 9th, 2014
Pages: 328
Language: English