Today, I’m super excited to introduce you all to Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free Recipes written by Alexa Croft of Lexie’s Kitchen. All the recipes in Everyday Classics are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and soy-free, and most are also corn-free, making it a must-have resource for anyone who has food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.
When my 11-year old son was first diagnosed with food allergies and intolerances a few years ago, I was at a loss at what to make him for breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner. He craved foods he was familiar with, but I didn’t now how to make them without the very foods he couldn’t eat such as flour, eggs, soy and dairy. I was fortunate enough to come across Lexie’s Kitchen in my search for recipes, and I am ever so grateful to Alexa to this day for her help at a time when I was in need.
Alexa graciously offered up suggestions on what I could make my son, including her Saturday Pancake recipe (a winner!), as well as ingredients I could use to substitute for foods he was allergic to. I am thrilled that she has finally come out with a cookbook to share her knowledge and experience so that other families who are struggling to make classic recipes and family favorites can once again enjoy them.
Everyday Classics provides allergy-friendly recipes for family favorites like sandwich bread, pancakes and chicken pot pie and strawberry cheesecake. One helpful feature that this book includes is a chart listing each recipe and indicating the allergen(s) it is free of, e.g., gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, coconut-free, tree-nut free, and grain-free. In addition, vegan recipes are noted. Substitutions are also suggested in cases where recipes contain an allergen.
The Ingredients & Tools section provides an allergy-friendly list of ingredients to help familiarize the reader with items that are needed to start “making magic” in the kitchen.
Recipes are divided into the following chapters:
- Everyday Staples – allergy-free “foundation recipes” that are used in recipes throughout the book, e.g., Nutty Ricotta Cheese, Condensed Cream Soups, Campfire Pancake Mix, Tortillas, Loaf ‘O Bread,
- Breakfasts – favorites made allergy-free, e.g., Saturday Pancakes, Soaked Grain Waffles, Biscuits & Gravy
- Lunch & Dinner – family favorites, e.g., Chicken Milanese, Chicken Pot Pie, Chili Mac Skillet, Chicken Tenders
- Sweet Treats – for the sweet tooth in your, e.g., Strawberry Cheesecake, Sugar & Spritz Cookies, Graham Crackers, Marshmallows
I think the Everyday Staples chapter alone is reason enough to buy a copy of Everyday Classics.
Take a look at the book excerpt. You’ll see how beautifully photographed and illustrated this cookbook is.
Just to give you a taste of what Everyday Classics offers, here are some of my favorites as I perused through this book. The recipes for these can be found in the book excerpt.
This is one of the first recipes I made after I discovered my son was allergic to wheat. I can still remember how his face lit up after his first bite.
Chicken Pot Pie
Everyday Classics: 68 Tasty & Essential Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Soy-Free Recipes is great for anyone who’s looking for healthy allergy-friendly ways to replicate some favorite foods in the kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or someone who has food allergies, you’ll find approachable, tried-and-true recipes in this cookbook.
And now for the Giveaway! I have a copy of Everyday Classics to giveaway to one lucky winner. There are multiple ways to enter.
Wow all of these recipes that you’ve made from this book look amazing!! I feel like if one had this, they wouldn’t miss gluten at all!!
This book sounds amazing Jeanette! Love the different chapters and the chart that indicates the allergens the recipes are free from as well as providing suggestions for substitutions. Thanks for sharing the great review 🙂
Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! says
Not sure what I like better, the recipes or the PHOTOS! They’re both delicious!
Rebekah Hall says
Favorite American food? Hmm… Dude I live off peanut butter and Sriracha sandwiches… I guess chocolate? I need to learn to cook. ><
Dina | savvyinthekitchen says
My favorite American food has to be chicken pot pie, and I am so happy that this book has a recipe for that! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
sandra lahaie says
would love recipes from this site, re allergies to wheat, eggs, dairy in the family
Miranda H. says
I love apple pie!
Those pancakes look amazing.
This book will serve vegans so well, in addition to those with food allergies. I know so many people who would benefit from this cookbook!
Cathy S. says
Meatloaf. Definitely a comforting American food.
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Jeanette, this is a wonderful post! I am allergic to wheat and newly allergic to dairy (it happens, apparently!) and I need Lexie’s cookbook. Stat. Thanks for the rec! xo
Melonie Bendza says
My two year old has multiple allergies, including dairy, eggs, nuts, and shell fish. This would be a great resource.
corn on the cob
Paige Corbin says
Would love to win this book! I have celiac and love new gluten free recipes
Paige Corbin says
forgot to add my favorite “american food”, I would definitely say roast chicken
Alice F. says
My favorite American food is Macaroni and Cheese.
Amy R says
Nothing more “American” than apple pie and ice cream! Unfortunately, not so healthy 🙁
Angela Sommers says
Thank you for this give away. I would love to be the recipient – this cookbook looks fabulous! How wonderful to be able to eat good old favorites again!
I like so many different foods. I must admit I always love a good hamburger and they are hard to find.
Julie H says
This book sounds awesome! The substitutions sure would come in handy!
Julie H says
Favorite American food?…Cherry Pie!
Favorite American food has to be a good burger.
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom says
Probably pizza – thanks!