Worry Free Treats - Cookbook Review + Q&A with Author

Recently I was introduced to Vera Zakher who wrote Worry Free Treats, a cookbook that contains 60 sweet treat recipes that contain no eggs, milk or nuts.

We love quick and easy recipes and ones that can be adapted easily. Now with both our children in school it makes a lot of sense to bake allergen free this way we can be safe if there are other kids the class with allergies and also send in snacks for the whole class. Last year my son had one child to his birthday that couldn't have dairy (we didn't know this until after) but we could have made a cake without dairy.

First thoughts when we received the book, it is cute and seems like it would be able to with stand baking in the kitchen with kids. The pages look and feel like they would be able to be wiped off if anything spilled on them. The book is not your average size (its square) but it is packed with 60 great recipes for muffins, cookies, cakes, granola & squares, puddings, waffles & pancakes and birthday cakes.
We have tried a couple different recipes and will be making more over the next week. I love the Soft Banana Cookies! and the kids really love the Vanilla mini muffins. We are looking at making one of the coffee recipes and also a cake. 

We had the chance to speak with Vera about her cookbook and here is what we talked about:

Do your children have any allergies? 
  • I have 4 children and none of them have allergies. They have been aware of the dangers of food allergies since they were very young. Now they know how to use an EpiPen and are always careful if a friend has food allergies. 
What made you decide to write a recipe book for children with allergies?
  • Because it is a growing problem in our society and in few years from now we will all be touch by food allergies. This book is helping parents, children and daycare services bake healthy, simple treats for their little ones.  I want people to be aware that making a recipe without few allergens is very simple and if their kids have friends over and have food allergies, those parents can feel reassured that the snacks will be Worry Free. 
If someone’s family doesn’t have allergies can the recipes be adapted? 
  • The recipes are for everyone. If you don’t want to use soymilk, you can just replace it with regular milk. The ingredients are simple and the recipes require only one bowl. Worry Free Treats gives you the opportunity to enjoy recipes for the whole family.
Out of your book Worry Free Treats which is your favorite recipe? Which is your children’s favorite recipe? 
  • The best and favorite recipe is definitely the Crunchy Oat Cookies. It took me 2 months to make it perfect. You can find the recipe on my website, so people can try them before buying the book. Let’s not forget the parents; I have few recipes with coffee! We all need a little boost with our kids!
Is this your first cookbook? Are you planning another cookbook? 
  • This is my first book. I started few recipes for my 2ndbook and people are also asking for gluten free recipes. 
Can you tell our readers more about why you are donating $1 from each Worry Free Treats books sold to Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation and what they do?
  • For each book sold, $1.00 is donated to the Sainte-Justine UHC Foundation. It is a great hospital for sick children and the money goes for research and for the kids. Each dollar donated makes a tangible difference in the lives of children.
Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions for our readers and thanks for the opportunity to review Worry Free Treats!

You can purchase Worry Free Treats from, the book retails for $19.99 right now they are on sale for $14.99 for Canada and $15.99 for US! and free shipping to Canada and US. Don't forget to "Like" Worry Free Treats on Facebook.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Marvelous Mommy Meals on behalf of Vera Zakher's Worry Free Treats. We received the above cookbook for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~


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