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My Family and other Allergies

Safe and scrumptious recipes for diverse dietsJulie Gritten

Over 130 illustrated recipes and 20 chapters covering dietary issues such as diabetes, gluten and other intolerances, veganism, IBS and additives and how to work around them to cater for everyone at your table.

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This is a hopeful and humorous book looking forward to the time when extended families will be able to eat together again.

Everybody has different eating habits but sometimes it’s awkward cooking for those you care about. The number of people who have food intolerance or allergies has multiplied over recent years, with gluten allergy rising in particular. Vegetarianism and veganism has grown steadily and there are now many more people who choose to eat only local, sustainable, organic or raw food.

So, what can we feed our loved ones, when their needs are mixed? This book explains many of the reasons for our different food needs from ethics to the gut-brain axis. But more importantly it offers recipes alongside suggestions for putting it all together in a non-judging, harmonious way.

After all we all love to eat good food.

A very helpful and nicely illustrated book explaining the basics of the digestive system, the most common allergies, then giving many delicious recipes related to specific diets and conditions, with a special emphasis on the microbiome that includes the importance of fermented food. The book is enriched by case histories and good explanations around ethical eating. Well worth adding to the kitchen.

Paradigm Explorer 2022/21

About the Author

As a student Julie pretended to have goats. She collected spoiled fruit and veg from greengrocers, under the pretext of wanting to feed her imaginary goats and instead made preserves and pickles, which she flogged at the local wholefood shop. In 1974 she won a bachelor’s degree in botany, which she used to raise several children in a gradually deescalating regime of alternative living which finally settled into a pleasant equilibrium of gardening, yoga, prenatal classes, child rearing and eventually grandchild rearing. She lives on an organic smallholding in the mountains of Eryri, Gwynedd, where she regularly feeds great hordes of hungry humans.


The Physical Body

  • The digestive system
  • The vagus

About allergies

  • Allergies
  • Food intolerance
  • Additives
  • Fussy eaters
  • Fruit
  • Herbs & spices

Special Diets

  • Breastfeeding mums
  • Low-calorie diet
  • Diabetes & sugar
  • Gluten intolerance
  • GAPS diet
  • Gut biome & IBD
  • IBS & fibre
  • Ethical eating
  • Vegetarians
  • Vegans

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Julie Gritten


144 pages





Publication Date

March 2022