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January 6, 2006

Allergy-Free Recipes Cookbook Available

Penny Webster's Allergy-Free Recipes Help Millions at Risk Avoid Serious Food Threats

Edited by Beverly West

ROCKVILLE, MD (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Penny Webster, author of "Allergy Free For All Ages: Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free Recipes" offering safe food alternatives for severely allergic kids and adults that are delicious enough to satisfy the whole family, today announced that millions of individuals are now living on restrictive diets due to food allergies or intolerance.

"For many people, simply consuming food is a risk. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to attend a birthday party, or go to a restaurant without the threat of dangerous foods lurking around the corner," said Penny Webster, author, allergy-free chef, and the mother of a severely allergic son. "These social gatherings can be very stressful for those with food allergies because one bite of the wrong food could result in an anaphylactic reaction."

Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that can result in death. Those with peanut and tree nut allergies are particularly at risk. These allergies can be so severe that even the smell of these nuts can result in an allergic reaction. Strict avoidance of these threatening foods is imperative, which can make it difficult to keep menus interesting for the whole family.

"It is possible to live a normal, healthy, productive, life, even with food allergies," said Webster. "It requires extra time reading ingredient labels to ensure product safety, but locating safe and delicious foods that will satisfy the whole family is possible."
Instead of concentrating on a severe food allergy diagnosis and the possible threat that this represents, Penny Webster has chosen to focus on helping others who have allergies similar to her son's. In her cookbook "Allergy Free For All Ages" Webster points out that it can be difficult at first to find safe foods for multiple food allergy sufferers, but her new cookbook is designed to make it easy to find and prepare tasty meals that everyone can enjoy whether they are allergic or not.

"When my son Christian was just a few months old, I had a business selling my homemade pecan pies at a local food market," Webster explained.

"My pecan pies were very popular, but when I found out that my son had nut allergies I had to quit making pecan pies altogether because I couldn't have the ingredients in the house as I would endanger my son's health. So from the very first, my journey with allergy-free cooking has been a search for safe ingredients that were as delicious and exciting as my famous pecan pie. All of the recipes in 'Allergy free for All Ages' are satisfying enough for non-allergic family members yet completely safe even for these who, like my son Christian, have multiple and severe food allergies."

Praise for "Allergy Free for All Ages: Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free Recipes"

"Great for those struggling to find safe, yet fun meals and snacks that everyone in the family will enjoy." - Jay Berger of Allergygrocer.com

"These recipes are fantastic! They range from gourmet to kid-friendly. Finally, a resource that will help thousands of children, and their families who suffer from food allergies. " - Allergist Dr. Vincent J. Vaghi

The "Allergy Free for All Ages Cookbook" ($17.95 ISBN 1413798527) includes recipes for such safe taste treats as: Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie, Flank Steak Fajita Feast, No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, and even Chocolate Cake. The book also includes helpful hints from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and coupons for recommended food allergy grocery stores. The book is available on the publisher's site at www.PublishAmerica.com, or on Amazon.com.

"Writing this cookbook has been such a rewarding experience for me," said Webster. "It brings me joy knowing that this book is making a difference for so many families at the dinner table."
For more information on managing food allergies visit the author's website.

Posted by David at January 6, 2006 8:56 AM