THE AUTISM COOKBOOK
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 www.SusanDelaine.com.