Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Autism Cookbook: A Book Review

About The Book:

Join the countless other families who have discovered enormous improvement in their autistic children through diet. This comprehensive word-of-mouth cookbook sensation is available now for the rest time in a beautiful full-color edition. Written by a mother of a child with autism and numerous food allergies, this book is a simple and easy guide to preparing family-friendly meals that can improve a child's digestion and immunity. Recipes include blueberry banana sorbet, pumpkin bread, Korean cucumber kimchee, sesame ginger chicken, sweet potato casserole, cornbread muffins, vanilla cupcakes, and chocolate frosting. All recipes are free from wheat, rice, barley, oat, egg, milk, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shell fish. All recipes are gluten-free and casein-free, and alternatives to refined white sugar, such as agave nectar, are offered in recipes that require a sweetener. This book also features twenty highly nutritious raw-food recipes. Includes an easy-to-use index, glossary, appendix, a table of recommended food substitutes, and basic nutritional information about diets, common food allergies, and a guide to reading food labels.

About The Authors:

Susan K. Delaine is an author, mother, and autism spokesperson. She has appeared on ABC News, Better Mornings Atlanta, NBC-30s Health and Wellness Festival, CBS Eyewitness News Live, and Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta. Her recipes and her story have been pro led in Real Simple, Black Health, Fayette Woman, and the Fayette Neighbor.

Dr. Peter J. Bauth, DC, LCP, is a Chiropractor focusing on Facilitated Stress Release. With a heavy concentration on nutrition and mind/body therapies in school and seminars, Dr. Bauth is part of a comprehensive health clinic based on the idea that the body can heal itself provided the tools.

My Review:

An absolutely stunning cookbook that every family needs to have in their household. Whether you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder or not, this cookbook is fantastic. The photos are stunning in full color, making the food look delicious, and when you make the recipes you will find they taste as good as they look in the photos. Each recipe uses everyday ingredients, so you don't have to spend a lot of extra money and time looking for specialty ingredients (except perhaps ingredients for gluten free recipes). Not only is The Autism Cookbook full of fantastic recipes, but a ton of information to help you understand the correlation between food and behaviors that can typically be seen in children (and adults) with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

As well, because all the recipes are gluten and casein free, and the book includes an extensive list of sugar alternatives, The Autism Cookbook is a perfect resource for families that deal with gluten, dairy and sugar allergies/sensitivities. 

All around a fantastic book, that I highly recommend and give a huge thumbs up to!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Autism Cookbook at your favorite bookseller from Thomas Allen and Sons

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Allen and Sons, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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