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Allergy Free Cooking Tips

While the thought of cooking allergy free foods may seem challenging, daunting or even unappetizing, in reality can be great fun. The food does not have to be boring and tasteless because it is lacking some of the staple ingredients, which unfortunately are common allergens such as wheat, dairy, shellfish, soy, corn, peanuts, tree nuts, just to name a few.

In fact, you have a chance to become creative as you substitute another ingredient for what the recipe normally calls for. So, if you had an allergy to cow’s milk, you would find a substitute. You might consider goat’s milk, soy milk, or milk made from other nuts such as almond. There is also coconut milk as a possibility. The decision is up to you, based on your tolerances and personal preferences. You may find the recipe is even better with the substitute ingredient.

If you do not want to experiment with your traditional recipes, you will be happy to know that allergy free cookbooks are more readily available now than in the past, as are the foods. Whereas a few years ago, you may have had to order online, you may be able to pick up food items at your local supermarket.

To further give you encouragement and motivation, keep in mind that you will be eating much healthier. You can seek out cookbooks in bookstores online that are tailored to your specific needs. You can also find a variety of recipes online by doing a Google search. Using less processed foods, more natural and organically grown ingredients can only benefit you.

Cooking exclusively with foods that are for you allergy free also enable you to monitor your diet more closely and have a greater awareness of everything that you consume. After all, before you had the allergy you probably would not even look at the ingredients of the foods and products that you consumed.

Now that you have the awareness, you are likely seeking out alternatives, which may spur your cooking creativity. If you are avoiding gluten, then you will pleased to know you can bake some of your favorites with rice flour or garbanzo bean flour. You may find that instead of your morning oatmeal, quinoa is tasty and satisfying.

In fact, your allergies may be a blessing in disguise for you are now forced to go outside of the traditional spectrum of foods. In so doing you will find new foods that are fun, exciting and tantalizing to the taste buds. You will find a wide variety of many different healthy foods to choose.

Imagine eating restaurant style meals that you make right in your own kitchen and no one can tell the foods are for a person who suffers with a food allergy. Yes, it is possible!

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