Because of spam, I personally moderate all comments left on my blog. However, because of health issues, I will not be able to do so in the future.

If you have a personal question about LI or any related topic you can send me an email at I will try to respond.

Otherwise, this blog is now a legacy site, meaning that I am not updating it any longer. The basic information about LI is still sound. However, product information and weblinks may be out of date.

In addition, my old website, Planet Lactose, has been taken down because of the age of the information. Unfortunately, that means links to the site on this blog will no longer work.

For quick offline reference, you can purchase Planet Lactose: The Best of the Blog as an ebook on or Almost 100,000 words on LI, allergies, milk products, milk-free products, and the genetics of intolerance, along with large helpings of the weirdness that is the Net.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Cookbook

About two weeks ago I mentioned Alice Sherwood's new Allergy Free Cookbook.

CeCe Sullivan, of the Seattle Times food staff, just caught up with Sherwood's cookbook and added another book of interest, Susan O'Brien's Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Cooking: Over 200 Delicious Recipes to Help You Live a Healthier, Allergy-Free Life.

The book description for O'Brien reads:

With millions of people suffering from food allergies, obesity, and generally less-than-perfect health, the connection between how we feel and the food we eat has never been more apparent.

Now, in Gluten-free, Sugar-free Cooking, gourmet chef and food-allergy sufferer Susan O’Brien offers more than 200 great-tasting recipes — covering everything from breakfast to dessert — that are perfect for people with food allergies as well as for those who simply want to adopt a more healthy way of eating. Free of gluten, sugar, and usually dairy, these tasty dishes are also invaluable for people living with medical conditions such as candida, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, autism, and ADHD, who must avoid certain foods to better control their symptoms.

Complete with product sourcing information, substitute ingredients, dining out advice, and online resources, Gluten-free, Sugar-free Cooking makes eating healthfully and avoiding problematic foods easy and delicious.

It's available in both hardback and paperback editions. I hope to be adding it to my Milk-Free Bookstore on the Wheat and Gluten-Free Books page. There's been a glitch in posting new pages to my website, but I hope to have that straightened out very shortly.

Sullivan's article also lists several good resources for allergy information on the net. I've listed many of them before, but it's always good to have them in one place.
• (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology) has an archive of articles offering news and information regarding food allergies.

• (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America) supplies a number of links relating to food allergies.

• is an invaluable resource for sorting out the ingredients listed on labels that may pose a risk to allergy sufferers.

•, written by local blogger Shauna James Ahern, is an entertaining and insightful look at living the good life without gluten. (Ahern's book, "Gluten-Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back ... & How You Can Too" will be published by Wiley in October.)

• provides parents with support, resources and recipes to help their children live healthy, active lives.

• supplies information and tools to help manage the symptoms of allergies.

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