Cooking with The Kitchen Alchemist

Cooking with The Kitchen Alchemist

In a moment of spontaneity yesterday morning, my friend good friend Beverly and I decided to make some recipes from Frances Castelli’s international bestseller, The Kitchen Alchemist: How I Became My Own Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Food Allergies.

Once we agreed on a menu, Bev thought it would be fun to invite two other friends to dinner.

“Great, then we can capture their reactions on video!” I enthused.

We made a list of ingredients for the three recipes we selected, then set off to do our errands, not realizing it would take us hours to make all the stops we needed to make for culinary and personal purposes.

By the time we got back to Bev’s kitchen, it was 3:30 PM. We got busy prepping, cooking, and baking.

How did we do?

Watch the videos below.

 

Preview and purchase The Kitchen Alchemist on Amazon.com. For more about the author, visit her at her website: www.francescastelliauthor.com.

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The Kitchen Chemist: How I Became a Food Scientist So My Kids Could Thrive with Anaphylactic Allergies

For the past several months, I’ve been involved in an excellent collaboration with author Frances Castelli, whose compelling real-life story will offer hope and information to concerned parents. If you’re navigating the complexities of broad-spectrum anaphlyactic food allergies in your children, this book is for you. Featuring input from family and friends, including husband Ralph and children Anthony, Hope, and Natale, The Kitchen Chemist will offer practical guidance, based on the author’s personal experience, on how to accommodate your children’s allergies and help them develop into thriving, productive, and happy adults — even if they never outgrow them.

The second half of The Kitchen Chemist will be devoted to 30 mouth-watering, yet allergy-safe recipes created by the author herself. Having had the pleasure of getting to know Frances as we bring the book to fruition, she is one of the strongest, most inspiring people I have ever met. Thanks to her unrelenting pursuit of knowledge, her commitment to her kids’ well-being, and her ability to alter and create savory recipes, all three — now young adults — are fully equipped to take care of themselves and handle every situation with ease and wisdom.

It’s been a joy to discover the Castelli family’s story and interview everyone involved, especially Ralph, Anthony, Hope, and Natale, who bring their own unique perspectives to The Kitchen Chemist.

From the book description:

It is said that children don’t come with an instruction manual. Imagine standing by helplessly as your baby gasps for air and clutches her throat on the floor, unable to communicate, or breaks out in hives when a relative gives him a hug and a kiss at a holiday gathering. While most parents juggle school and work schedules, quality family time, and extracurricular activities, feeding their children is rarely a matter of life or death.

For Frances Castelli, such traumatic events were common; the adage took on an entirely new meaning when she discovered all three of her children had multiple anaphylactic food allergies.

In the Castelli household, even food we consider “healthy” could be fatal.

What would you do?

In The Kitchen Chemist, author Frances Castelli recounts her unanticipated journey into the world of broad spectrum anaphylactic allergies with humor, grace, and honesty. From consultations with endless medical specialists to in-depth research into the composition and interaction of food, you’ll discover how this devoted mother transformed from distraught parent to confident kitchen chemist. She debunks the myths, offers practical advice for parents and kids, and shares 30 safe, delicious, and easy-to-prepare recipes (yes, even desserts!). Now grown-ups with lives of their own, her children, Anthony, Hope, and Nat prove that life with food allergies can be full and enjoyable, even if they never go away. They are passionately living their dreams and want others to know they can too.

Stay tuned for updates on the 2018 release. Follow @KitchnChemistBK on Twitter and like The Kitchen Chemist Facebook Page.

Thank you, Frances, for entrusting your incredible story to me.

 

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Steps To Salvation is Published!

After almost four years of collaboration, research, writing and editing Shlomo Attia’s novel Steps To Salvation is now published on Lulu.com!

 

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Florida Author’s Debut Novel: New Age Fantasy with a Constitutional Twist

New Book, Steps to Salvation, inspired by author’s Near Death Experience, reveals his practical vision for worldwide limited government, fulfills his promise to the angels ‘to go back and finish his work’.

In his first book, Steps to Salvation, Israeli born-and-raised Shlomo Attia – a resident of South Florida since 1990 — redefines the concept of Salvation and incorporates his own Near Death Experience into a thought-provoking journey through history.

Set in the year 2412 in Arusha Africa, this fantasy novel tells the story of how a terrorist attack at the G20 Summit in 2012 sends twelve world leaders to The Other Side where God’s selected project manager Moses and a cast of Ascended Masters and Advanced Souls give them their assignment: bring Salvation to Earth.

These familiar Biblical and historical figures also provide practical solutions for vital industries like food, medicine, energymoney and real estate.

Since Israel has been isolated for several years prior to the Salvation Twelve’s arrival in heaven, innovative Prime Minister Eyal Grad reveals the success of Israel’s many advancements and accepts the responsibility of helping his colleagues implement similar policies in their respective countries.

In one of its most “controversial” aspects, Steps to Salvation champions the concepts of one God for all and soul reincarnation while criticizing man-made religion for creating incessant conflict throughout the End Days. It also features an Armageddon War during which The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is replaced with a replica of the ancient King Herod Temple.

At the war’s conclusion, the Armageddon Commission metes out punishment for 500 families – descendants of the world’s biggest evildoers, elitists and racists including Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Charles Tudor, Nathan Rothschild, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton: a forced relocation to the Arusha Race Unity Region for the Race Unity Experiment.

Here they’ll spend the next 400 years atoning for the sins of their ancestors and restoring their names to goodness. When Step One opens in the year 2412 in Mr. Bauer’s history class, a group of seniors are about to take the Steps to Salvation oral exam, which will measure their knowledge and determine whether or not they will graduate, end the Race Unity Experiment, and embark upon a trip around the world to discover how Salvation Time works in various countries and continents.

“During the End Days, the animal nature of man was in control of his spiritual nature, making life on earth hell for ordinary, hard-working people. My book represents the triumph of man’s spiritual nature over his animal nature and provides practical solutions for making life easier for everyone, including my idea for a Citizens Lottery System designed to reward good behavior and circulate money locally for the benefit of all,” Attia explains.

Well-researched and rife with historical events and people, Steps to Salvation is already receiving rave reviews from a variety of critics, one of whom, author Renee Gatz states, “The book contains all the hot-button issues of the day and promises to educate, inspire and based on your personal beliefs could raise your ire, cause you to cheer or find areas of agreement and disagreement. There will be much to discuss and debate at your next book group meeting.”

One of Attia’s passions is inspiring everyday people to stand up to powerful interests and fight for their God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Aside from encouraging readers to learn from history, his novel presents a vision of a world in which political dynasties are forbidden, politicians are humble pencil-pushers and lawyers are nothing more than lowly administrators.

It also showcases practical reforms to the justice system, global travel, cinema and the gold industry through its concept of positive capitalism. To read a synopsis of Steps to Salvation visit www.shlomoattia.wordpress.com.

About the authorShlomo Attia is an entrepreneur, spiritual seeker, and the owner and manager of a commercial appliance installation and service company in South Florida. He’s also an engineer who builds prototypes for small businesses. Born and raised in Tel Aviv Israel with a natural curiosity, a passion for learning and a desire to contribute to the betterment of the world, he’s always been an avid student.

Steps to Salvation is the first in a series of books he plans to write in order to achieve his goal of helping everyday people thrive in a system of positive capitalism and limited government. He is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information, visit www.shlomoattia.wordpress.com and follow him on twitter @ShlomoAttia and on his Facebook Page Shlomo Attia, Author.

 

 

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