This year, instead of giving you allergy-free recipes for your sweethearts, I’m doing a giveaway of Sloane Miller’s forthcoming book, Allergic Girl, which is about living well with food allergies. Living well with food allergies, of course, also includes the trials and tribulations of romantic encounters with food allergies. See Sloane on a date, with food allergies, here.
To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment below, recounting a POSITIVE romantic or loving food experience, as it relates to food allergies or intolerances. For example, you could tell us about the most romantic meal that somebody prepared for you, with your food allergies in mind. Or something loving you made for you child who has food allergies. Or the gluten-free cake your grandmother made for you, even though she’s only baked with wheat flour her whole long life. Any act of love. For example, my husband has a few signature dishes. His greatest hit is his Baked Chicken Cutlets. I love these cutlets, but when I first met him, he made them with wheat bread crumbs, (that were also full of who-knows-what-all kinds of artificial flavors and probably MSG). But I’m allergic to wheat. When I eat wheat, I break out in a very unattractive rash that leaves a red mask on my face. Not very romantic. In deference to this food allergy (one of my many), my husband set about transforming this old-favorite into a gluten-free dairy-free delight. He makes this dish for me once a week. And this is my favorite romantic allergy-free meal, because it’s something he tried to wow me with in the early days of our relationship, and then took the care to adapt to make it safe for me (and I think, even more delicious!).
This contest will close on Friday, February 18th, and I will do the drawing in my typical fashion. Sloane will then mail the winner a copy of this brand spanking new book! DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT!