When I wrote my third book, Bake Sales are my B*tch (the star is there because this book is for the children) I hoped parents everywhere would grab some recipes to make their allergic kids’ lives easier. Living in Los Angeles, I knew it was only a matter of time before I, too, would be called upon to make some allergy-friendly baked goods for a classmate of one of my children. Surely my days would be spent whipping up allergy-friendly cupcakes by the baker’s dozen. However. Between the pandemic and the public school rule of only having pre-packaged treats, I have been very disappointed. UNTIL NOW.
You guys, my youngest is going on a camping trip to Yosemite and not only is there a peanut allergy kid (non-anaphylactic but there will still be no peanuts traveling to our greatest national park) in his class, THERE’S A GLUTEN-FREE ONE TOO. Sure, most people would start to stress out the minute they were asked to prepare food for one class with two allergies, but I’ve been preparing for this moment my whole life. Or, five years, whichever. In addition to happily curating a separate box with gluten-free hamburger buns, gluten-free instant oatmeal, gluten-free crackers, and all my love, I’m making a few special things that will please the entire crowd and keep the gf’er and peanut hater safe. Here’s a sampling of meals going to the national park with my kid: