Monday, March 27, 2023

I want to thank Mrs. Elizabeth Kratz for writing an article last week about allergies (“Celebrating Recipes That Don’t Need Allergy Replacement Ingredients,” December 1, 2016) and putting in a recipe for egg-free chocolate chip cookies. My name is Yehuda and I am 10 years old. I am allergic to eggs, chicken and turkey and I felt good seeing that egg-free cookie recipe in the paper. My mother and I made three batches of cookies already and they were soooo yummy!!!

Having an egg allergy is tough because a lot of foods that kids eat have eggs and it makes me feel sad that other kids are enjoying certain things and I can’t have what they have. I feel different and sometimes annoyed. Some people forget about my allergies and they give me something with eggs. I want to remind them that I can’t eat it, but I also don’t want to embarrass them or make them feel bad that they forgot. So I usually don’t say anything and give it to my friends or family. Maybe Hashem is testing me on how to be patient and not embarrass others.

If anyone has any really amazing recipes that a kid like me would love, please send it to my mom at [email protected] Thank you!

Yehuda Pfeiffer


Editor’s Note: Dear Yehuda, thank you so much for writing to us. My daughter will be glad to hear of another who shares her frustrations and challenges with egg allergies. We hope people will send your mom lots of recipes even more delicious than our chocolate chip cookies. But most of all, we are happy that you have a wonderful, healthy attitude about your allergies and I thank you for sharing it with our community. -EK

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