or rather Gluten-, Casein-, Egg-, Almond-, and Corn-Free.
I have always maintained that, like my husband, my MIL has some sort of food sensitivity thing going on given how sick she usually is (year-round) and how long it takes her to clear illness. She thought we were crazy, but then her new ENT brought it up and had her tested. The results are above and she's finding it very difficult (and her family is less than supportive). On the one hand I feel badly for her, but on the other hand, her desire to complain about it coupled with her unwillingness to accept help makes that somewhat difficult.
She's a packaged food and restaurant loving lady. I suspect the prospect of combining flours, starches, and other unusual ingredients will go over like a lead brick. She tried making scalloped potatoes just by combining all of the "substitutions" and hated it. While I can try to encourage her to think of food in new ways (instead of just trying to go with a one for one replacement), I think I might be more able to win her over if I had relatively simple and easy alternatives.
For instance, for Christmas I thought I would give her some sort of baking mix compete with a wide variety of recipes that you could use it for (breads, muffins, pancakes, waffles, cookies, etc, etc). Does anyone out there have a favorite/tried and true recipe that would fit something like this? What about recipes for comfort foods (think carb heavy, southern-like stuff) for a cookbook of sorts?