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Tips, tricks, how-tos, and hints for cooking with food allergies and restricted diets.

Cooking Without Onions or Garlic
Avoiding onions and garlic due to allergies? Learn the basics of cooking without onions and garlic.

Food Allergy Cookbook Review: Allergy-Proof Recipes for Kids
Allergy-Proof Recipes for Kids has more than 150 recipes that are free of wheat, nuts, eggs, and dairy.

The Basics of Cooking for Food Allergies
If you've never cooked before, or haven't done it regularly, the idea of learning to cook while cooking around an allergy can be daunting. It can be intimidating even to experienced cooks. Luckily, there are excellent resources that can help you find safe recipes, adapt any recipe for your own allergy needs, and track down unusual ingredients.

How to Make Substitutions in Recipes
When a member of your family is diagnosed with an allergy, you don't have to throw away all your favorite cookbooks, or to ignore every recipe you come across that has a potential allergen. At the same time, though, substituting foods for allergy-safe cooking isn't always simple.

Twenty Great Allergy Food Substitutes
The best substitute for a given food isn't always one-to-one -- that is, sometimes the right substitute for an allergenic food depends on how you're using it. Here's a list of common staples and some easy, safer options.

How to Avoid Allergy Cross-Contamination
Cross-contamination is a major concern in cooking or eating away from home with any food allergy or intolerance. Learn how to keep yourself safe in the kitchen.

Grilling with Food Allergies
Enjoy summertime grilling safely with some simple precautions to avoid cross-contamination and prevent allergic reactions.

Using Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free Flours
Not all wheat- and gluten-free flours work the same way in recipes. Here's what you can expect from the options you may find at your local grocer or natural foods store.

Dairy-Free Milk Substitutes and Beverages
If you have a dairy allergy, lactose intolerance, or just giving up milk for awhile, here's a cheat sheet to current dairy alternatives on the market.

Using Egg Replacer in Baking
A unique product called Egg Replacer can help hold your baked goods together. Here's what it will -- and won't -- do.

Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum: What's the Difference?
The difference between two commonly used baking aids in food allergy-friendly baking. Includes gluten-free cooking tips and equivalents. From About.com's Guide to Gluten-Free Cooking.

Cook Alcohol-Free
Learn about alcohol-free cooking and how you can adapt your recipes to accommodate alcohol abstinence or alcohol allergy.

Milk-free Sources of Vitamin D
If you have a milk allergy, you may be scrambling to find milk-free vitamin D foods. I've got 11 foods to help you boost your vitamin D intake.

9 Peanut-free Alternatives to the Peanut Butter Sandwich
Looking for an alternative to the peanut butter sandwich? Check out these 9 peanut-free options.

15 Milk-Free Snacks
What should you snack on if you have a milk allergy? Find 15 of the most nutritious, milk-free combinations here.

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