I recently wrote about Rachel Riggs’ forthcoming cookbook for people with ME/CFS and similar chronic illnesses and her commitment to donate the royalties to OMF.

This cookbook is unique. Its goal is to create the possibility of good-tasting food for people with food sensitivities that they can make with minimal preparation. That means recipes with short ingredient lists that take minimal preparation but still produce healthy and yummy meals.

Finally! A Cookbook for People with ME (and similar illnesses) by a Person with ME

Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek!

On Valentine’s Day, we’re getting a sneak peek at what a healthy, tasty, and easy-to-produce recipe looks like – and that, of course, calls for a goodie! What better time to indulge yourself?

Rachel’s Valentine’s Day Brownie

This brownie is free of gluten, grains, dairy, and refined sugar, and has a vegan/eggless option. While no recipe will work for everyone in our community because of our uniquely individual needs, this recipe will accommodate myriad food intolerances.

And it’s a single bowl + whisk situation — super simple.

If you’re cooking for yourself, the brownies hold up in the fridge for a week and it just takes 20 seconds in the microwave to restore themselves to their finger-licking goodness.

If you have an egg allergy – check this out. Rachel reports that if you’re able to tolerate baked goods with eggs in them but not scrambled or boiled eggs, a major egg allergen – egg protein – is denatured when cooked for 25-30 minutes at 350F degrees but not when frying an egg. That may be why you can handle baked goods but not more gently cooked eggs. Of course, when it comes to food allergies, you should proceed with caution and consult your doctor — but this may be something to explore!

You have to sign up for her newsletter to get the recipe, but once you do, you will receive a step-by-step recipe complete with photos to guide you along soon. You’ll also be the first to know the publication date of her cookbook –  expected to be in early 2025. (I suspect you’ll get some other recipes as well.)

(And look forward to Rachel’s Thanksgiving Day and Christmas recipes).


Like the blog you're reading? Don't miss another one.

Get the most in-depth information available on the latest ME/CFS and FM treatment and research findings by registering for Health Rising's free  ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia blog here.

Stay on Top of the News!

Subscribe To Health Rising’s Free Information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Long COVID and Related Diseases.

Thank you for signing up!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This