Colette Martin is a food allergy mom and an expert on how to bake allergen-free and gluten-free. When her son was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis in 2001, triggered by allergies to wheat, milk, eggs, soy and peanuts, she had to reinvent how her family ate. Having first learned to bake in her grandmother’s kitchen with wheat, butter, milk, and eggs, Colette understands first-hand what it means to transform her kitchen to accommodate multiple food allergies. As she modified her recipes to eliminate the top eight food allergens and gluten, she discovered her own intolerances to wheat and soy. She believes that everyone should be able to eat birthday cake, and that breakfast is better if it includes chocolate!
Colette is the author and photographer of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: A Crash Course for Busy Parents on Baking without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts. She is a member of the Kids with Food Allergies board. Her articles and photos have appeared in print publications including Living Without Magazine, Allergic Living, and Forbes.com.