Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Allergy-Free Cook Makes Pies and Desserts by Laurie Sadowski

By | Jan 6, 2015

I had the pleasure of working with cookbook author Laurie Sadowski a few months back.  Along with Sarah Norris of Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free in Walt Disney World, Laurie was planning the Food Allergy & Celiac Convention in (you guessed it!) Walt Disney World.  We hosted a Twitter chat with Sarah and Laurie, who we affectionately referred to as the Disney Gals at the NFCA office, and helped them get the word out about the event. Shameless plug for the Disney Gals – check them out. They plan an amazing event for families affected by food allergies and celiac disease.

Laurie Sadowski's "The Allergy-Free Cook Makes Pies and Desserts"

Laurie Sadowski’s “The Allergy-Free Cook Makes Pies and Desserts”

Ok, back to the topic at hand! Laurie Sadowski’s The Allergy-Free Cook Makes Pies and Desserts.  Laurie contacted me to see if I would be a part of her blog tour for the new cookbook.  Knowing how valuable this cookbook can be, I said “Of course!” Also, I know how much you guys love giveaways. Keep on reading to learn how you can get your hands on a free copy of the cookbook and have a recipe of your choice shared by Laurie herself.

If you’re accommodating multiple food allergies or gluten-related disorders in your home, this book is for you.  None of the recipes call for eggs, gluten, soy, nightshades, wheat or dairy (also making the recipes completely vegan).  If other common allergens are included in a recipe, they’re called out above the recipe so you immediately know which recipes could be right for you and your family.

So how many recipes can be included in a vegan, allergy-free cookbook? 147 pages worth.  Laurie has recipes for pies, cheesecakes, tarts, pudding, ice creams, and cobblers and crisps.  I’m normally intimidated by allergy-free cookbooks since they sometimes include ingredients you can’t easily find on the grocery store shelves. The Allergy-Free Cook Makes Pies and Desserts has many easily-recognizable ingredients, like sea salt, xanthan gum, maple syrup, orange zest, and gluten-free flours (yes, there are way more ingredients than this in the cookbook, but you get the idea).

As part of Laurie’s blog tour, we’re giving away a copy of her cookbook. All you have to do is fill out this form to be entered for your chance to win. We’ll be randomly selecting the winner soon, so stay tuned!

Can’t wait for a copy of the cookbook to try out a recipe? Simply comment on this post with the recipe you’d most like from the cookbook. Laurie will then share the most popular recipe from the cookbook on her site. Pretty cool, right?  Here are some recipes to choose from:

Pies and Cheesecakes, including:

  • Peach pie with buttery double crust
  • Pumpkin pie with pecan streusel
  • Cherry pie with cacao nib pastry
  • Old-fashioned raisin pie
  • Peanut butter blondie pie with cocoa crust
  • Deep dish apple crumb pie
  • Fresh strawberry pie with almond crust
  • Chocolate-hazelnut truffle pie
  • Blueberries and cream pie
  • Coconut cream cheesecake

Tarts of All Sizes, including:

  • Chocolate-caramel-pecan tart
  • Better than butter tarts
  • Lemon-glazed carrot cake tart
  • Shortbread lemon tarts with white chocolate drizzle
  • Sticky molasses shoofly tarts
  • Pistachio cherry ganache tart
  • Blueberry toaster pastries
  • Nectarine and red currant galette
  • Flaky winter persimmon galette

Cobblers, Crisps and Other Fruite-Filled Desserts, including:

  • Double chocolate-raspberry cobbler
  • Strawberry-rhubarb snickerdoodle cobbler
  • Maple-apple-pecan crisp
  • Nova Scotian blueberry grunt
  • Blackberry buckle
  • Pear cardamom pandowdy
  • Ginger plum crumble
  • Stuffed apple dumplings with cider sauce

Puddings, Pudding Cakes, and Layered Desserts, including:

  • Chocolate-pumpkin custards
  • Lemon-blueberry pudding cake
  • Fudgy mocha pudding cake
  • Black Forest trifle
  • Gingersnap-pumpkin icebox cake

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, including:

  • Very vanilla ice cream
  • Peanut butter-brownie bite ice cream
  • Hot fudge sundaes in sugar cone bowls
  • Magical caramel-swirled brownie sundaes
  • Frozen Kahlua mud pie
  • Strawberry ice cream sandwiches
  • Mint chocolate swirl ice cream

Comment away, everybody!  Looking forward to seeing which recipe you most want from Laurie!

You can learn more about Laurie, The Allergy-Free Cook Makes Pies and Desserts and her other cookbooks at

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