Finally … Food I Can Eat!: A dietary guide and cookbook for food allergies and intolerances


Finally… Food I Can Eat! by Shirley Plant

Finally... Food I Can Eat Cookbook


We recently received a copy of Shirley Plant’s book titled, “Finally…Food I Can Eat”, now in its third printing. It has a beautiful photo on the cover of a delicious quinoa dish which was the first thing I made from the book.

My presentation wasn’t quite as amazing as the photo on the cover, but the taste was delicious. In reading through the recipes, I loved how Shirley gave lots of options. If you don’t like white potatoes, use sweet potatoes. If you want to substitute kamut flour for oat flour and kamut flakes for oat bran, she shows you how. At the top of each recipe, it gives a listing of the foods that the recipe is “free” of. However, these can easily be substituted depending on your families food allergies. Next was the potato and leek soup. I’ve never made soup with leeks before and this one was super easy and delicious. Even my hubby said “you should make leek soup more often.” Finally, we tried the pineapple meatballs (p.83) which were delicious and even the kids liked them! The recipes are simple to follow with clear directions.

The cookbook opens with some great information about food alternatives including dairy alternatives for 1 cup of cow’s milk. She outlines different types of grains and flours and different legumes which are really helpful too.

About the author: Shirley Plant has studied the field of nutrition for many years. Diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and multiple food and environmental allergies, she understands the difficulties of trying to plan creative, nutritious and affordable menus while having to avoid common foods such as wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, gluten and more. She has been published various articles for Eco-Sense, a publication for people with allergies, and The Celiac News, Ottawa Chapter, a quarterly newsletter. She has also been a presenter at the Ottawa Environmental Health Clinic on food allergies, food intolerances and rotation diets.

This is a third party review by AllergySense, a blog-style website providing food allergy information and news. Finally… Food I can Eat is available to purchase on Amazon.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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