Sister Act

Posted online: April 2015


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Vegetarians since age 11, siblings Judi and Shari Zuker—also known as The Double Energy Twinsrecently released their sixth book, The Ultimate Allergy-Free Cookbook (Square One, $16.95, “After the success of our book The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook, we were flooded with requests to write a follow-up book that included not just snacks, but main meals, appetizers, soups, salads, smoothies, and desserts that were free of allergens. The recipes are all plant based, sugar-free, easy to make, and tasty,” says Judi, who aims to educate readers on the top eight allergens (dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish) and advocates organic/non-GMO foods because genetically modified organisms can potentially increase incidence of food allergies by modifying the basic DNA of our foods. “Santa Barbara’s lovely weather allows us to enjoy an abundance of local produce, and we love the farmers market, where we get organic and seasonal produce for our recipes.”

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The best alternatives for stocking an allergen-free kitchen

Wheat flour > Oat or brown rice flour
Nut butters > Tahini (sesame seed butter) or sunflower seed butter
Cow milk > Rice, coconut, oat, or hemp milk
White sugar > Maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, raw agave, or organic fruit puree
Wheat pasta > Buckwheat, rice, corn, or quinoa noodles


[SPRING 2015]

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