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—Fran Wenbert, CNC, CNHP, Natural Health Educator

101 Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes
By Susan K. Delaine

Susan K. Delaine has struggled for years with her autistic son’s food sensitivities and health discomforts. After painstaking trial and error, she found that a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, combined with healing arts, positively affected his dietary health, as well as his emotional and mental health. In The Autism Cookbook: 101 Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes, Delaine offers to everyone a strong case for how a nutritious diet, free of dairy and gluten, combined with a spiritual living can enhance the health of an autistic child and adult.

According to The Autism Society of America, as many as 1.5 million Americans today live with the effects of autism spectrum disorder. Autism may manifest itself through diverse symptoms, commonly including a resistance to change, difficulty in expression, tantrums, obsessive attachment to objects, repetitive use of language, and unresponsiveness. It has been seen that a stable environment, one-on-one programs, speech, occupational, and physical therapies that help the child gain communication, social, and physical skills, and a nutritious, special diet can improve the health and symptoms of autistic children and adults.

Written by a passionate mother of a son with autism and numerous food allergies, The Autism Cookbook is a vivid, full-color cookbook determined to target the dietary needs and emotional, spiritual health of autistic children and adults. By combining healthy foods, with some fun, healthful activities that enhance the health of the whole individual, The Autism Cookbook features 101 gluten-free and casein-free recipes, and is a simple and easy guide to preparing family-friendly meals that can improve digestion and immunity. Recipes include:
• Blueberry banana sorbet
• Pumpkin bread
• Sesame ginger chicken
• Sweet potato casserole
• Cornbread muffins
• Vanilla cupcakes
• Chocolate frosting
• Twenty raw-food recipes
• And more 

The recipes featured are free from wheat, rice, barley, oat, egg, milk, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Even more so, they are accompanied with an easy-to-use index, glossary, appendix, and a table of recommended food substitutes—alternatives to refined white sugar, such as agave nectar.

Having in mind the autistic child with food sensitivities—digestive discomfort, irritability, emotional stress and other health complications—The Autism Cookbook is a warm, loving, and practical cookbook that targets these needs. Most importantly, it brings to light the ability of families to aid autistic children in their path to becoming healthy and thriving individuals.

About the Author
Susan K. Delaine is the mother of an autistic child and a spokesperson for autism awareness. Her recipes and her story have been featured in Real Simple, Black Health, Fayette Woman, Fayette Neighbor, and appeared on local and national radio and television programs, including affiliates of ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Her Web site is


Dee Ann Garrish

I checked this book out from the library and have enjoyed all of the recipes, my kids and I are felling great! I would love to have my own copy, I'm sure more mothers will want to check out this book from the library as well. Please enter me to win one of these wonderful books!!

Emily Agpaoa

Hello, I would like to get in contact with Ruby's Mum. I just found out my daughter has Heiner's Syndrome after 4 hospitalization and near death experience. I would like to also ask how this cookbook does for her daughter. Please pass this on to her as I cannot find any other person who is experiencing this. Thank you very much.

Maria Durci

This looks like a great recipe book. I would love to try it out.


Ruby's mum

What a godsend. I have a daughter who has Heiners Syndrome which at her max allergy load to dairy, her lungs fill with blood. It took about 8 months to diagnose but since becoming dairy free, her health is better than most kids her age. Please sign me up :).


This cookbook looks AWESOME

Gilbert J. Galvan

My 14 year old son has a multiple diagnosis: ADHD,Bi-Polar,Autism, OCD,& Asthma & Type-1 Diabetes. Needless to say he takes a lot of medication every day. He is a picky eater and hard to please.
I look forward to reviewing this new book.
Thank You

holli mrozinski

looks incredible. my son with autism was just diagnosed with celiac disease. please enter me in the contest Thank you


Please enter me!
Mom to Ethan, Alex, and Megan


Looks like a wonderful cookbook please enter me. Thanks.

Carolyn Gammicchia

Thank you for doing this interview Terri. The book looks amazing and we will be passing on your article. Please enter us in the contest too. Can't wait to try some of these recipes.

Johanne Lessard

Please enter me in your contest. This book looks like what I have been searching for. I am really interested in the raw food section.

Lisa Thompson

Please enter us to win the beautiful cookbook.

Autism Treatment Trust


I am working for a charity that treats autistic children and we are trying to make a GF/CF book for the charity, please enter us to help us make a book for our children.
Thank you,

Amy Ludlow

My son is autistic and I work as a cook in childrens home for autistic children and would love a copy of this book, please enter me, thanks


I'm surprised this cookbook doesn't have rice recipes. The Tinkyada rice pasta is a life savor for my toddler. She eats the tube shaped ones plain. How did the author come up with 101 recipes without rice? I'm also interested in the raw foods recipes. My 2 1/2 year old toddler already eats romaine lettuce salad with organic balsamic vinegar and organic olive oil. Yesterday, I watched her open my fridge, find an ear of corn, peel it (which took a long time) and eat half of it raw:) She had no stomach problems. I have no idea how she figured this out...I just go with it and say "Whatever...Do what you need to do to feel better. Moms here to love and support you." I'd be very interested in trying the recipes in this book.

Amina H

I am the working mother of of an 11 year old with Autism and a 15 year old with NLD, both should be on a gluten , casein free diet, but I hardly have the time or energy to venture into new recipes.
Getting a book like this one would simplify my life and make it a little easier.

Debbie Canady

I would love this book. I tend to cook everything basic, meaning, I never make casseroles because the time it takes to find the right substitution to make it GFCF I do not have. Being a single mom of a child with CP and autism keeps me busy and the hats I wear daily including the chef hat make my time very limited.I need all the help I can get.....Calgon take me away....

Denise McQuade

Please enter me we need all the suggestions we could get.

Erin Micklo

Sounds wonderful! Would love to check it out!


Please Enter my name, Thanks

Melissa Altmeyer

We would love to find more delicious options!

Janine A.

Please enter my name - thank you!!

Joshuas Mom

In a food rut - pick me!

Simon's OT mom

Sign me up, please!


me! me! pick me!

Please enter me, thank you

Yasmin Fryer

It would be really great to see my daughter eat something other than rice or pasta...She only has to look at something to decide she won't eat it!

Dan's Mom

Please enter my name - Thanks!


Oh pick me please :) We need some new ideas...the same four things are getting old LOL

B's mom

I think it's amazing that the children will eat these things! My grandson is a hoot at a restaurant, I usually try to intervene, he says, I want a hamburger, no roll. Then the waitress runs down the list, "with that, cole slaw..he says NO..applesauce...again NO ,brocolli..NO..carrots..NO..and on and on..I try to get her attention to say..stop!..hamburger, no roll..
He eats eggs, burgers,chicken, no bread, no veggies, unless you count corn on the cob..and no candy, no pie, no cake. This child's favorite foods until his autism were chicken pot pie, homemade with lots of peas and carrots and white pizza with veggies. I think he intuitively put himself on this diet and don't know why..but guessing his body was telling him something. First meltdown was in a bakery! Could I train him to eat? He puts hotsauce on everything even the corn!


We would love to win this cookbook!

Linda Hill

My son has been GFCF for 9 years and the diet continues to be essential to his health and daily functioning.

Maurine Meleck

Enter us. I'll put Joshua to work in the kitchen.

Monica Delage

I would love a copy! Please enter me.

Kristin B

Fingers crossed!

Carrie Elsass

This sounds wonderful! Since I have Lupus, I also need to be following many of the same guidelines- and I really want us to get healthier anyway as a family.

April Boden

I like the pictures, looks yummy. Please enter me. Thanks.


Sounds wonderful. Please enter me!

Mommy @ stark. raving. mad. mommy.

This book looks great! Just looking into the GFCF diet for my son, who was diagnosed with Asperger this week.


Sounds like a great resource!

Martijn van der Kooij

Do you also shiip it to europe ? :-)


Oh come ooooonnnnn!!! I never win ANYTHING!!! Pick me!


We are going to try a blended/gtube diet for my autistic daughter. We would like to use the right foods from the start!


Would love to have a copy! Thanks!

nancy smith

This would be a great....Pick me please!



Alaina Jensen

Pick me! Pick Me!


Yes, Please! I could use all the help I can get in the kitchen:-)


I have tried to get several Moms in this area
to try the diet. I guess this area is so small they don't
know wht "special diet" means. They sure know what
PHARMACY is. Grrrr

melivia Mutch

Sounds like something interesting...Always up for new ways to cook.

emily's mom

Please enter me in the contest. I have never cooked or baked anything gluten-casein free and don't know how. I have an 11 yr old and need all the help I can get. There should be a cooking show which features "Cooking for Autism" where authors can feature the most popular recipes from their books.


I would love to win this book!!!

Jenny Webster

me me!!


Definitely enter me in the contest please! We are getting so many dietary benefits from the book Eating For Autism, that I have been inspired to look for other Autism Cookbooks. Thanks.

Tanners Dad

Yes Please...

Sue Kemp

Your cookbook looks amazing. Would love to win it.

Julie Leonardo

I just checked this book out at the library, and can I just say that it is Fabulous! I would love, love, love a copy:) The recipes look simple enough, and they look like things the whole family would enjoy.


I would love this book. Please enter me.


Would love to win this book. I'm always looking for a good GFCF recipe for the boys, and now that I'm GF too I need something the whole family will enjoy.

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