FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Summer's tempting meals can hide dangers for people diagnosed with food allergies. The Food Allergy Network is a source of advice, information, cookbooks and other publications.
The organization's recipes are classified by the ingredients they don't have. For example, the following chicken salad recipe is described as milk-free, egg-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, soy-free and nut-free.
Easy Chicken Salad
4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
3 green onions
1 cup grapes, cut in half
1/3 cup oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well. Serve immediately or cover and serve chilled over a bed of lettuce, topped with tomato halves.
More recipes, advice and information on ordering publications are available by phone at (800) 929-4040, or on the Net at http://www.foodallergy.org.
(The Food Allergy Network describes itself as a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness of, providing information about, and advancing scientific research on food allergies and anaphylaxis.)
Gluten-free cookbooks revised
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two cookbooks of recipes of interest to those on a gluten-free or wheat-free diet have been revised and reissued in paperback with additional new material:
--''The Gluten-Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy'' (Owl Books, $18).
--''More From the Gluten-Free Gourmet'' (Owl Books, $18).
Both books are by food writer and lecturer Bette Hagman, whose own diagnosis as a celiac more than 20 years ago prompted her research into this special area.
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