Lori Sandler, the owner of Divvies Bakery and the author of this amazing cook book, is a mom on a mission. A mission that began eleven years ago when her son was first diagnosed with severe food allergies to eggs, nuts and milk. From that day forward Lori, along with her husband, would need to carefully monitor everything he ate and touched to prevent a serious allergic reaction.
The Sandlers did not want their son's childhood to feel isolated or turned upside down, so in 2005 Lori turned the tables on food allergies by opening Divvies Bakery, a dedicated nut-free, egg free and milk free gourmet bake shop.
Lori is not your typical bakery owner who studied to become a pastry chef. But, what started as a mother's labor of love, has grown into a thriving business, with Divvies cupcakes, cookies, candy and popcorn sold online and through retailers nationwide.
I'm lucky to live in the same town as Lori and her amazing family, and conveniently close to the delicious Divvies bakery headquarters. My children do not have food allergies, but we often get birthday cakes and cupcakes at Divvies to bring to school functions, since these days, most schools usually have a nut free policy. Nobody notices what's missing, only that it tastes great!
Even if you don't live near Divvies or a store that carries their products, not only can you order these treats online, but now you can even bake them yourself. Lori is sharing her tips, shortcuts and more than 70 Divvies recipes for the first time in, The Divvies Bakery Cookbook, an allergen-free cookbook that replaces artificial sounding ingredients with healthy doses of natural chocolate, fruit, molasses and love!
For a chance to win this amazing cook book, leave a comment below before midnight, Friday, October 1, 2010. One entry per person. Winner will be chosen at random. This giveaway is only open to readers within the United States. Good Luck!