Brody and I are so excited to have the book available for purchase now! In late May, we said to each other, “God willing, we can finish what we need to do so that the book will be ready for sale on July 1st!” We are thankful that God was willing! Now we can surprise my family with their copies when we see them this week… and we can hand deliver copies to Brody’s family when we see them later in July.
We trust that this project will encourage many who are struggling with various challenges, and we pray that weary caregivers will find hope in the spiritual encouragement included in the first part of A Recipe for Survival. The final portions of the book have over 50 recipes as well as an outline of the steps I regularly take to convert a “normal” recipe to a gluten-free and safe-for-Brody version, since besides gluten, he also cannot tolerate oats, corn, potatoes and onions. We expect that these principles for converting recipes can be applied to other special dietary needs so a caregiver who needs ideas for a diet different from Brody’s can follow the thought process and develop recipes that work for her loved one.
We chose a comb binding for the book since the book’s focus is to help a caregiver experiment in her kitchen. The comb binding allows the book to lie flat on the counter so the caregiver can make notes while she works, much as a chemist would in her laboratory. Even if a caregiver’s background does not involve science or engineering, I trust she can learn from the experimental methods I describe in A Recipe for Survival, and her household can enjoy the tasty recipes from these six categories: Breakfast, Snacks and Sides, Quick Breads, Main Dishes, Sauces and Dressings, and Desserts and Treats.