Can we talk about my new favorite cookbook?! I recently received Pure Delicious by Heather Christo in the mail. It far exceeded my expectations. I always expect nothing less than fabulous when it comes to Heather’s entertaining style and recipes. This book takes it to another level! Congrats to Heather and congrats to us, who get to indulge in More than 150 Delectable Allergen-Free Recipes without gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish or cane sugar.
You might be thinking it’s impossible to cook delicious meals with an allergen-free ingredient list, the answer is: try it!! Each and every one of the recipes in the book are mouthwatering. I promise you will now miss any of those common allergens. A lifesaver for those with tricky diets. Pure Delicious is a game changer folks!
Is Heather Christo on your radar yet? If not then she certainly should be! I’ve known Heather personally for quite a few years now and I’ve watched her career soar. She’s a hard worker and mom to two kiddos, one of which inspired her on this foodie journey.
Don’t dismiss this book if you have no allergies in your house. These recipes stand up strong for anyone, anywhere. With easy to find, budget-friendly ingredients there’s something for all in this cookbook. Heather walks you through the issues that her family faced when allergies became an issue. In an easy, friendly manner she goes through ingredients and substitutions. You will swap new ingredients for old…and you will not feel like you are missing out on flavors and relatable textures.
When I flipped through the pages many recipes stood out, but page 78 had me swooning. I needed to make something delicious for my kids for dinner and I knew they would LOVE this Spicy Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup. This soup takes 17 minutes to prepare and tastes better than your local Thai restaurant! Heather says this is the most-viewed and most-cooked recipe on her site over the last nine years. It was a total win over here! I’ve made it twice in the past week. I suggest you have a spoon and fork ready and don’t be shy to slurp straight out of the bowl!
There are gorgeous photos taken by Heather that accompany most of the recipes, also some adorable family shots.
Next up on my to-do list are these recipes:
- Spring Minestrone: a gorgeous soup with arugula pesto
- Lemon-Artichoke Hummus: classic dip, great for summer entertaining
- Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken Wings: crazy in love with these sticky sweet wings
- Kale Pesto Pasta: healthy, light and gorg!
- Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake: the ingredients will pleasantly surprise you!
Here’s a Facebook Live demo I did of this recipe too: