Today, we are sharing our latest instalment in our series of Instant Pot cookbook reviews. We love sharing recipes with you, but we’re also eager to share great written resources as the Instant Pot grows in popularity, and more cookbooks or guides are on the market. In this post, we’re featuring author, Megan Lavin’s cookbook, An Allergy Mom’s Lifesaving Instant Pot Cookbook.
About the cookbook
Don’t let allergies get in the way of a good meal. This is your essential resource for feeding your family flavorful, effortless dishes that come together quickly and are free of the top-8 allergens. Author Megan Lavin, an allergy mom herself, has solved the dinnertime dilemma of what to cook when it seems like almost everything is off limits. With smart substitutions and a wide array of flavours.
Dishes like No-Butter Indian “Butter” Chicken and Shellfish-Free Jambalaya recreate your favourite flavours from your pre-allergy days—and thanks to the Instant Pot®, they’ll cook faster and taste better than ever before. Gather the family for a comforting Sunday Roast, or whip up some Tomatillo Pork Tacos on a busy weeknight without sacrificing flavour. Each meal is quick, safe and delicious with textures and tastes everyone will love.
What we love about this cookbook
We love how the book was created from a personal place. Very genuine in its origin of a mom simply wanting to cook for her family and more specifically her kids who have food allergies. Many will be able to identify with the struggle of feeding a family and the fears of an allergic reaction. Watching someone you love to go into anaphylaxis shock is traumatic. So Megan tries to pass on her own wisdom and experience to help others avoid unnecessary mental stress of meal planning and equal opportunity feeding.
Who is this book for?
This book is for someone dealing with food allergies. Either themselves personally or someone who they are cooking for on a regular basis. However, most of us know someone with food allergies that require them to have dietary restrictions. Sometimes we scratch our head as to what to make for our dinner guest without making them feel like we have singled them out. So this book would be beneficial for more than just the obvious audience dealing with food intolerances.
About the author
Megan Lavin is an allergy mom and founder of the blog, allergyawesomeness.com in the fall of 2015, and it perfectly blends all of her passions: food, advocacy, photography, and video. Megan’s tenacity in researching and testing recipes and her unwillingness to eat bland foods the rest of her life has led her to many culinary successes. She loves to bring awareness, kindness, and advocacy to those who suffer from food allergies. Her recipes have been featured in Parade.com, Better Homes & Gardens, and Buzzfeed. She lives in Provo, Utah, with her husband and three children.
Reprinted with permission from An Allergy Mom’s Lifesaving Instant Pot Cookbook by Megan Lavin, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Megan Lavin.