SAMPLE RECIPEEating for Autism Pizza

EATING for AUTISM contains 75 gluten free, casein free, and soy free recipes for foods and snacks selected to be “kid-friendly” including beverages, breads, muffins, cakes, cookies, desserts, condiments, sauces, crackers, and soups. Also included are GFCF recipes for your child’s favorite meals such as pizza, chicken nuggets, and macaroni and cheese.

The recipes are not only free of gluten, casein, and soy; but the ingredients are free of refined white sugar, artificial food additives, and trans fat. Ingredients selected for the recipes are higher in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, calcium, and other nutrients. These recipes will be enjoyed not only by your child on the GFCF Diet, but your entire family!

An example of one of the recipes in EATING for AUTISM:

Makes one large or four individual pizza crusts.

You can actually see the soft, bread-like texture of this crust as you pat out the dough. Spread to 10-inches yields a hand-tossed crust. Spread thicker or thinner according to your own taste.

3 egg whites
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup apple juice
¼ cup brown rice flour, 35 grams
¼ cup sorghum flour, 35 grams
2 teaspoons Rumford baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ teaspoons xanthan gum

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease baking sheet.

Place the egg whites in medium-size bowl. Beat until very frothy. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. The dough will look like very soft cookie dough.

Drop dough onto prepared pan. Using wet fingertips, spread dough to ¼ -inch thickness--a 10-inch circle is a good size. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the bottom of the dough is lightly browned and the edges of the crust begin to color lightly. (Bake longer for a crisper crust.)

Raise the oven temperature to 400°F.

Top partially baked crust with 2/3 cup of pizza sauce (page 186) and 1 cup of shredded dairy-free cheese (or other desired toppings). Bake until the crust is golden and cheese is melted (and just beginning to brown), 5 to 10 minutes.