This is what people have to say about Sophie-Safe Cooking!
Mark Ebadi, MD (Allergist):
"One of the best food allergy
cookbooks I have ever read. The recipes are creative, easy to make, and most
importantly safe. My staff and I have tried them and can attest that they taste
wonderful! A must have for mothers of food allergic children."
"Trying to provide 3 meals 365 days a year
for your food allergic child and the rest of your family can be quite a
daunting task, at least for me it is. That is why when I first held
Sophie Safe Cooking in my hands for the first time a few weeks ago, I
was overjoyed. As Emily states, it is a "collection of family friendly
recipes that are free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish,
shellfish" and "the ingredients are all common everyday foods." They
happen to be delicious to boot! With over 100 recipes included, the
Chocolate Cupcakes and the Creamy Frosting are two that have already
become household staples. Thank you Emily!"
"I have to email you to say THANK YOU for writing this book. This is the best
book I have so far, and I have tons of cookbooks for food allergies. My 1
1/2 year old son has multiple food allergies, almost all of top 8 plus
more. Your cookbook is the only cookbook that avoids top 8 AND it is so
practical - I mean, being a mom of food allergic kid I have no time to
cook complicated meals. I've been searching for so long for such everyday
recipes that also avoid the top 8. Your recipes are really for the food
allergic family. I am about to cry writing this. Just want to say THANK
"Love this book!!! Being a mother of 4 kids,
all with multiple food allergies, I can't say how much this book has been used
and appreciated! The recipes are so easy to follow and the ingredients are
always very easy to find. This is just a great collection of wonderful recipes.
My family always enjoys the meals and especially the desserts!!! I would highly
recommend this book for any parent struggling to find ideas on what to feed a
child (or family) with food allergies...I just can't say enough about this book!
"I just wanted to thank you for writing this book. My
son has anaphalytic food allergies to wheat, milk, egg, all dairy and peanuts.
He is 10 years old. This cookbook has been so helpful. I was very scared
cooking with oats. He has had oatmeal in the past but didn't really care for
it. After using it to make the cinnamon cake, pancakes, he LOVES it! I just
feel like these ideas have opened a whole new food world for us."
"I don't have allergies myself, but a few family
members do (in-law w/wheat-milk-nut allergies, cousins w/gluten allergy). I
ordered the cookbook so I can be prepared with tasty meals and snacks when they
come to visit. So far I've tried the curried rice salad. It was a hit with me,
my cousin, her husband, and their two children (ages 1 and 2.5 years)."
"I downloaded your cookbook this weekend and I
think it made my year. :) We just found out that our one year old son has food
allergies about 2 weeks ago and it has been life altering for all of us! I do
not enjoy cooking so to have to prepare all his meals and be so careful about
the ingrediants was really hard for me. Especially seeing things like xanthum
gum in recipes. What the heck is that?!? I made the meatballs last night (very
tasty) the oatmeal muffins (yum) and the oatmeal pancakes. I have several more
of your recipes on standby for this week. I truly appreciate that you took the
time to put this together for moms like me."
"Thank you so very much for your wonderful cookbook. It
has been a considerable source of relief as we struggle to figure out what to
offer our son. Your cookbook is a treasure!"
"Hi, I wanted to thank you for your book. It is a great
blessing to me and our family, my son Luke who is now almost 2 and a half
years old has all of the same allergies as your Sophie, plus corn and minus soy.
It is so nice to know we are not the only ones who deal with this on a daily
basis. I LOVE how your recipes use everyday ingredients you can find in the
store. It has been a great encouragement and support to me and my family. I
feel more empowered having additional recipes for our little guy! I am finally
starting to feel he has choices for yummy foods and isn't missing out. Best
Wishes to you and thank you again for writing your book!"
"Great Allergy Cookbook! I recently received my copy
of Sophie-Safe Cooking. I tried the Spicy Chicken Bake that night. I like the
fact that I read through the ingredients & already had everything I needed; I
hate having to run out and buy some esoteric product that I'll probably never
use again. And the dish turned out to be very tasty, and well-suited to my
fairly basic cooking skills."
"I just bought your book today, and prepared two
recipes from it already- the oatmeal muffins and the creamed chicken and peas.
(I did add raisins to the oatmeal muffins!) I cannot wait to try more recipes
tomorrow! My only question for you is: When is your second book coming out?
Sign me up for the waiting list!!! Your cookbook is the only one I've found so
far that uses everyday, common ingredients to prepare "normal" food."
Alisa Fleming with www.GoDairyFree.org
"The whimsical illustration on the cover of
Sophie-Safe Cooking is the perfect representation of its contents. Simple, down-home recipes,
created from a mother's love. There is just one thing missing...okay, there are
eight things missing...milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and
shellfish. Emily Hendrix authored this delightful collection from the tasty
meals and treats she created for her food allergic child, Sophie.
houses over 100 recipes very neatly laid out, one per page. Most of the recipes
contain less than ten ingredients (always a top feature for me) and for the most
part the directions are just a few straightforward sentences. Emily adds in
helpful, but brief, notes with several of the recipes. Most of the recipes are
Sophie-Safe versions of familiar family favorites, such as Granny's Meatloaf,
Shepherd's Pie, and Chocolate Cupcakes (frosted of course!). While a few unique
concepts caught my eye, like the Whipped Pinto Beans, Zucchini Brownies, and
"This cookbook covers the daily menu: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Though, I must confess that I seem to be stuck on the baked goods and the salad
dressings. In fact, the Pumpkin Muffin recipe is now on my weekly baking
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