Author(s): Casey Ellis
Mum, Can I Eat This? is a great everyday cookbook for families dealing with their children’s food intolerances. It has tasty recipes and useful tips. This book will also be a great help over Christmas and at other special events, and for when parents are starting out and dont know what their child can eat. Usually, those who suffer from intolerances would have to eat blander foods or miss out all together. Not any more. When you are forced to watch your child go through the pain and suffering that comes with allergies and intolerances, it rips your heart out. To ease that pain and suffering in her family, and to add a little normality and joy, Casey took to the stove. After all, it’s hard enough being a kid these days without missing out on the things you love and being distinguished as ‘different’. After much trial and error, Casey has created a degree of normality in her children’s lives, and it tastes amazing! She has published this collection of recipes to share with everyone suffering from fructose, gluten, sucrose (sugar) and lactose intolerances or allergies, but most of all for the kids. Several years ago, her daughter Keira and, later, her sister Madison were diagnosed with allergies or intolerances. There was a lack of credible information and certainly a lack of cookbooks that catered for children. Most of the recipes she did find, her daughter would never eat, and as for fun food that you would find at a party – so that she could feel like everyone else – these recipes were even scarcer, and usually had that not-quite-right, earthy taste. Keira wanted things to taste like the food she’d had before she was diagnosed.This cookbook is a way to help other parents, carers and friends. A way to make everything just that bit easier for the children.
Casey Ellis is not a qualified dietitian, nurse, researcher or doctor. So how is she qualified to write this cookbook? She is a mum who for the last four years of her life she has lived, breathed and dreamt about fructose-friendly food, FODMAP-friendly food, and lactose, sugar and gluten intolerance, as well as IBS. She has studied these issues closely, and has read countless books and research documents. She must get it right as if she makes a mistake with her cooking then she has unintentionally made her children sick. She has learnt to use the ingredients and balance what her children can tolerate, and has done her best to make sure that they miss out on as little of life’s pleasure as possible. This book is the culmination of four years of throwing food in the bin because her kids wouldn’t eat it. Best of all, she knows what kids like and believes she has created a great set of recipes with a challenging set of ingredients.