Read with interest the simple “How To Organize Your Loose Recipes” post on Wikihow from fellow NAPO-Chicago member, Barb Tischler. My multiple food-allergic tween and I have been collecting recipes from magazines, on-line searches, and FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network) newsletters (from back in the day when newsletters were of the snail-mail variety) for several years. Inspired, we piled our collection and got to work.
My almost-not-a-tween spent her own time culling and sorting, so I stepped aside. Adapting the binder idea, she re-used an accordian-style folder from school. The result is a file of sheets of recipe options she has used, will use, or will adapt to use. The plan is to collect the most successful recipes from the collection and start a new binder with the plastic protectors per Barb’s suggestion. It will be her very own Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free (except almonds!), and Sesame-free cookbook!Share this article!