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Seattle Book Tour Offers Gluten- and Dairy-Free Cooking Ideas for Parents

​Silvana Nardone, former editor in chief of Every Day with Rachael Rayis bringing her newest creation, Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy, Delicious Meals recently visited Seattle as part of a three-city book tour. The book follows Nardone's journey to develop great-tasting meals for her son, Isaiah, after he was diagnosed with food intolerances to gluten and dairy.

On her website the author describes how the book came into being:

"Cooking for Isaiah the story of my journey to develop great-tasting meals for my son, Isaiah, after he was diagnosed with food intolerances to gluten and dairy. The results are 135 recipes that not only are easy to make, but delicious, too. From S'mores Pancakes with Marshmallow Sauce and Double-Decker Toasted Cornbread and Spicy Greens Stack to Chicken and Waffles with Maple Bacon Gravy and Chocolate Birthday Cake with Whipped Chocolate Frosting, all of the recipes are entirely free of gluten and dairy. Better yet, they contain ingredients that were chosen not just for flavor, but for performance: Cake is light and moist, pizza crust is tender and crisp, and gravy is rich and creamy."

The book offers tried and true flour blend and pancake mix recipes, sure to make gluten-free cooking and baking easier—and tastier—than you'd ever think possible. What's more, the book's supermarket-friendly recipes are flexible and accessible to everyone. An ingredient substitution chart explains what to swap if you need to cook without gluten, but you eat dairy. The author makes useful recommendations about basic ingredients and tools you'll want to keep on hand for fast, effortless cooking.

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