Thursday, July 26, 2012

Allergy Friendly Food For Families Giveaway!!

As many of you know I am a Moms Meet Ambassador and I often get asked to try different products and let you know what I think about them. This time I was asked to review a  new cookbook from the editors of  Kiwi. The cookbook is called Allergy-Friendly Food For Families and it's filled with 120 gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free, and soy-free recipes your whole family can enjoy!

First I have to say that I do not have an allergy in our household, however we have other friends and family that do and I found this cookbook to be loaded with lots of great information I can use to make things that everyone that comes over can enjoy! Besides the recipes it has information on allergies as well as a guide to building a natural allergy-free pantry. And they have a great website you should check out as well!

One of the recipes I made was chocolate cinnamon crisps. These were so fast and easy and as you can tell from the picture my daughter and her cousin really liked them. In fact they liked them so much that they ate them all before I could make a dip to go with them,lol! I also liked that I could cut them into cute shapes to put in lunches and will definitely be making them during the school year.

Another recipe we tried was the Polenta Mini Pizzas. First let me tell you that these are a piece of cake to make and something you can easily have the kids help make. In fact alot of the recipes in the book are geared to having the kids help in the kitchen. Which I think is great and really makes them want to try what they worked so hard on. Anyway back to the pizzas. After having my daughter help me put them together (literally about 10 minutes!!) we put them in the oven and waited not so patiently to try them. My daughter deemed them just okay, but said if she couldn't eat "real" pizza these would definitely be a good substitute. I on the other hand really liked them and on top of being allergy friendly they are super low in calories and fat making them figure friendly too! I will be making them again and trying some different toppings. Kiwi has given me permission to pass the recipe on to you so here you go:

                                                        Polenta Mini Pizzas
 Canola oil for coating the pan
1 (18 oz) tube of prepared polenta, sliced into 12 rounds
3/4 cup of you favorite tomato sauce ( they also have a great recipe for one in the book )
3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with canola oil.

2. Place the 12 polenta rounds on the prepared baking sheet. Top each with 1 scant tablespoon of sauce,1 tablespoon of mozzarella and 1 teaspoon Pecorino Romano cheese.

3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cheese is bubbly.

Per Mini pizza:
66 calories
2g fat
3g protein
8g carbohydrates
1g dietary fiber

This recipe is gluten-free,nut-free,egg-free and soy-free.

** You could also add any other toppings that you want such as veggies, herbs or pepperoni.**

There are many other recipes in the cookbook and they are all nicely organized by category and clearly labeled as to which allergy they are for. A majority of the recipes are safe for all the allergies listed. To purchase this cookbook please go here and they will also throw in a free subscription to Kiwi magazine as well.

Now for the best part Moms Meet and Kiwi are allowing me to give away a copy of this great cookbook to one lucky reader!

To enter to win please comment on why you would love to win this book. Please make sure you leave an email so that I can contact you if you win.

Contest is open to residents of the USA and ends on August 6th at 10am. Winner will be chosen by CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!!

                                                                      Good Luck!!

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of
the Moms Meet SM program, May Media Group LLC, who received
it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet SM blogger, I
agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My
opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media
Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.


  1. Oooooh how I would love this! We don't have allergies per se, but John and I both have gluten issues and we have a lot of friends and family with allergies that I bake & cook for on occasion. (e-mail is whoopseedaisee at

  2. thanks for this giveaway! i'd love to win this to get more ideas on what to cook at home

  3. OOooo! I'd love to win this! Eliana is allergic to peanuts and some nuts! It is always nice to have new recipes that are allergy free! :)

    creativefoodblog (at) gmail (dot) com :)

  4. I would love to win this cookbook! I am always looking for new, fun ideas for healthy meals and treats for my three kiddos. They love to cook along with me - makes for some great quality time and they get excited and are eager to try what they made :) jenham34 (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. I am also a food blogger, and one of my 2 daughters and I suffer from severe food allergies. I would love more ideas to give us variety in our meals and be able to share them with others!

  6. My 9 yr old has several food allergies that include wheat, soy, peanuts, almonds and shrimp. He also has sensory issues making feeding him quite challenging. I would LOVE to have this book to help give us more ideas for allergy friendly foods. Thanks. harperberard at yahoo dot com

  7. I would love to win this - my daughter has a peanut allergy, and it is a recent diagnosis, so we are constantly looking for safe foods and meal ideas for her - this would be perfect for us! My email is lily25210507(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I would love to win this book for a friend of mine that has a daughter that suffers from an egg allergy. You do not realize what all contains eggs in some form until you have to deal with an allergy like that. We recently had my sons bday party that they came to and she had to bring her own piece of cake so she could have a piece to eat when we were all eating ours! She's such an awesome child and I'd love to have this book to help them out!

  9. I would love to win this book because I am always trying to make more knowledgeable choices especially with food now that my children are at an age where friends come over and not everyone can eat everything.

  10. My 11 year old has multiple food allergies and I would love to win this cookbook!

  11. I would LOVE to win this! My son is allergic to soy, cows milk, all nuts, wheat, corn, celery, potato, tomato, shrimp, beef, rice & eggs. His diet is so limited, he is currently (almost strictly) tube fed. He is going to an inpatient feeding therapy program on Friday for the next month. This cook book would be AMAZING to have when he is able to eat!

  12. I really need this book! My 3 year old has peanut/tree nut and egg allergies. He was diagnosed at 13 months. Now he needs to go gluten free and I am struggling with it. My e-mail is

  13. Thanks for reviewing this book! My two kids, 10 and 7, are gluten- and dairy-free, plus my 7 yr old is allergic to peanuts. I am a lousy cook (my poor husband has had kitchen duty for the past 20 years), but decided that the kids and I would spend one week this summer doing our own Cooking Camp and learning to make some (hopefully) yummy gluten-, dairy-, and peanut-free foods. They're very excited about it, even though they are very picky eaters and therefore have a limited diet. Or perhaps that's WHY they're excited about it. Anyway, I'd love to have this book to use as our "textbook".

    My email is

  14. Deb M (, 7:51 AM

    Would love to win! My son and husband are allergic to dairy & eggs, I'm always looking for great new recipies for them!

  15. This book would be cool. I'm allergic to many foods including, but not limited to eggs, wheat, corn, oranges, bananas, and melons (20 foods in all). This would allow me new recipes to try. It's a daily struggle to find recipes that I'm not allergic to.

  16. I would love to win this!! It would help with df recipes for home and nut free recipes that I can send to school!! Thanks so Much!!