Playing Catch Up & Giveaway of Elana’s New Cookbook: Gluten-Free Cupcakes

This giveaway is now closed. See winners here.

I am behind on my agenda. I hosted our support group meeting Tuesday night, went shopping last night, and then flew out first thing this morning to attend the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Expo outside Chicago in Lisle, IL. I’m here now in the hotel, but alas, I’m here without my checked bag (stop snickering, Diane!). I didn’t pack any clothes in my carry-on because I figured it was a direct flight and there would be no issues. Wrong. The folks at United decided that they wouldn’t put several bags on the small plane due to weight restrictions, but those of us whose bags got left off weren’t told that until we inquired about our missing bags. They are sending my bag on a later flight and will then bring it to the hotel, but that will be after I have to leave for an amazing dinner being hosted by Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery at Wildfire in Chicago. I’m planning on nice jewelry and lipstick drawing attention away from the jeans that I am wearing. What do you think? Will that work? Thankfully, I do have a on a nice top and jacket. Maybe if I can just plant myself in a spot where I can only be seen from the waist up?Looking at the bright side of the luggage snafu, I met some very nice folks whose bags also got left off. One of them was a local fellow who treated us all to Starbucks. That was a really kind thing to do! And of course, now I’m here safely at the hotel for the Expo event and all the excitement that will bring. What are a few lost clothes, right? (But that’s not what I’m telling United when I fill out their online survey.)

The support group meeting the other night was fantastic by the way! Our meetings usually are. I’m not trying to be obnoxious. That statement is sort of like a mom bragging about her kids because all of our members are just great people and they often delight me with their contributions to our support group. Imagine all these wonderful folks who are enthused about eating real food, gluten-free food, getting together to eat an overly delicious meal and discussing what’s new in healthy, gluten-free living. We do it every month and it’s like recharging one’s batteries. Mr. GFE, our “doorman” for our meetings, told me that as he escorted attendees to their vehicles, they were all raving about the meeting. He wasn’t being overly dramatic. If you’ve found a really good gluten-free support group—with emphasis on the word, support—you know exactly how those folks feel.

We had five new members join. All were alone in their gluten-free living … before last night. Now they have an instant support system. Most found out about our group from this recent article in our local newspaper. One found out about our group from my mother-in-law; she’s sent quite a few our way. (Thanks, mom of Mr. GFE!) One found us through the valuable resource that is the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. The NFCA’s founder, Alice Bast, recently received the prestigious Philadelphia Award for her work. I love it when people who get awards truly deserve them; Alice Bast does. Read all about Alice’s award and her story here. It will make you both sad and inspired to see that someone took such heartaches and turned them into the amazing resource that we have in the NFCA. Pay special attention to the NFCA site as we head into May, which is National Celiac Awareness Month. May 1st is Sunday!

Similar to our support group meetings, other gluten-free conferences, like the Expo, can offer the same camaraderie and “been there, done that” understanding. Started by Jen Cafferty (Gluten-Free Life with Jen) in 2008, this conference which offers a large vendor fair, cooking classes, and other key sessions has expanded to two cities for 2011 and will continue to grow. Yes, the Expo that officially starts tomorrow is going to be quite the event. I wager that more gluten-free bloggers, cookbook authors, and just great gluten-free people will be in attendance at the Expo than any other gluten-free event this year.

I talked about many of those folks in this post. But the Expo keeps getting better … I just found out my dear friend, Elana (Elana’s Pantry), will be joining us here, too—woohoo! Elana has had quite the exciting week already. Her new cookbook, Gluten-Free Cupcakes, came out on Tuesday. You can see my review and find sample recipes from Elana’s new cookbook here. The recipes are not only gluten free, but grain free, too. Some use almond flour, some use coconut flour, and some use both. I bet some of you already have Elana’s new cookbook already because I heard that the folks in Canada who preordered got theirs early! I’m sure others of you have run out to your local bookstore and picked one up. It’s a beautiful cookbook. I love its size, which is close to that of her first cookbook, The Gluten-Free Almond Cookbook. If you do have it, I’m certain that you are flipping through it, going nuts over all the gorgeous cupcakes (including savory muffins) and trying to decide what to make first. Do you want my advice on that? Don’t choose; it’s just too hard. Hand it to your kids or significant other and let them choose. Or you could just work your way through the recipes from beginning to end. There are over 50 recipes so it will take you a while, but you are guaranteed 50 days of cupcake heaven; who doesn’t want that?

That leads me to that last thing that I mentioned in the post title … yes, a giveaway of Elana’s Gluten-Free Cupcakes cookbook. When the kind folks at Ten Speed Press sent me a complimentary copy to review, they also sent along another copy for one of you! So if you don’t have a copy yet, read on.

I have a special cookbook shelf built in to the end of the eating area of my kitchen. It even has adjustable shelving. I designed the multifunctional unit of cabinets that it’s housed in and my craftsman dad built it for me. (There are also two levels of counter top (one for work space and the other for dining) and great storage for my entertaining supplies.) I have another rolling bookshelf for our support group. It’s quite overloaded as you can imagine. I gingerly wheel it out from its usual reclusive spot in our bedroom for meetings. I’m curious about gfe readers’ interest in Elana’s new cookbook and your cookbook storage spots. To enter, please simply leave a comment telling me why this cookbook should be on your shelf and/or how you store your cookbooks. The Gluten-Free Cupcakes cookbook giveaway ends Wednesday, May 4, at midnight Eastern. No time to give more entry options. Make your own if you want. Seriously. You know the drill. Oh, and if you want even more chances to win Elana’s new Gluten-Free Cupcakes cookbook, check out Kim’s (Cook It Allergy Free) giveaway here and Sea’s (Book of Yum) giveaway info here. Good luck! Hope to see many of you here at the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Expo this weekend!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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73 Responses to “Playing Catch Up & Giveaway of Elana’s New Cookbook: Gluten-Free Cupcakes”

  1. domestic diva on April 28th, 2011 5:25 pm

    We eat grain free, so this sounds great to me. Yay for almond flour!

  2. Paula Decaria on April 28th, 2011 6:00 pm

    I love Elana’s first cookbook, and would absolutely love to add this one to my gluten-free collection. As for storing the cookbooks, I have a shelf above my fridge, but the cookbooks are usually strewn across the kitchen (if not the house)…I love reading cookbooks!!!!

  3. Peter Bronski on April 28th, 2011 10:24 pm

    Hi Shirley… So sorry to hear your bag didn’t make it to Chicago with you! When we went on our honeymoon to St. Lucia, neither of our bags made it there initially. We spent the first day of our two week trip in the resort’s robes. =) Have a fabulous time at the Expo!

    Cheers, Pete

  4. Heather @Gluten-Free Cat on April 28th, 2011 11:49 pm

    I’m so sorry about your bag! I fly out in the morning, and after trying on my whole closet tonight I’d hate to loose my luggage this weekend! :)

    And I have a cookbook allowance for the Expo. Sweet hubby. See you soon!

  5. LauraK on April 28th, 2011 11:50 pm

    We are lucky – the previous owners put in beautiful floor-to-ceiling wood cabinets in the eat-in area when they renovated the kitchen. Thank goodness, because all of the junk in our house ends up in those cabinets. But the cookbook shelf is nice and neat!

  6. Penny on April 29th, 2011 7:57 am

    Enter me, please. We just moved across the country and I got a chance to rearrange my cookbooks. GF cookbooks are all on the same shelf, now, in a bigger bookcase that came from our old house and was repurposed here! :) Please pick me; I’d love to add this book to my collection.

  7. Mary on April 29th, 2011 8:23 am

    I love to bake. We have pot-lucks here at my Senior apt. building. I’d love the Cupcake Book so I can make something different.

  8. Sandra on April 29th, 2011 8:30 am

    Would love to have this cookbook, my hubby was recently diagnosed with celiac disease so I’m learning to cook for him and he misses some home baked goods. :) this cookbook looks fun!
    I have a corner wood bookshelf in my dining room that holds all my cookbooks-and i have alot of them that i’ve collected over the years! :)

  9. Jessica on April 29th, 2011 8:33 am

    I am so excited to enter for elana’s new book! I love her website and she has been a huge help to me since Almond flour is about the only thing I can tolerate at the moment! Thanks to her, I can eat chocolate chip cookies! =D. Both of her books are now on my wishlist since my local library has neither. I have two large cabinets in my frontroom from my husbands grandfather. One for regular books and one just for cookbooks. All the cookbooks are now useless to me since needing to go GF, grain free and more. I have a Bakers Rack in my small kitchen that I started keepin my recipes on – one raw cookbook & a whole lot of “things to try” printed from the internet. It really is the perfect little spot for my new way of living and eating!

    I hope you have a fabulous Friday and a great weekend!!!!

  10. Annie D. on April 29th, 2011 8:51 am

    I LOVE Elana’s Pantry! “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” is a constant go-to resource for delicious, gourmet GFCF foods. I can’t wait to get “Gluten-Free Cupcakes” (yum!) Since I was diagnosed with food allergies (to dairy and wheat) three years ago, I have relied heavily on bloggers/artisan chefs like Elana, Shirley (GFE), Kelly (Spunky Coconut) and Karina (Gluten-Free Goddess)to provide wonderful recipes (in both print and digital formats)!

    Thank you for all your excellent work! It is very appreciated!!

  11. Linda Williams on April 29th, 2011 9:07 am

    Please enter me in for your cookbook. I have been gluten free for almost a year, and still feeling my way around in this new way of living. Am so blessed to have many family and friends that are supportive. I share my food and recipes with them, and when they find a gluten free product or recipe, they are eager to share also. Life is good!

  12. Marisa H on April 29th, 2011 9:12 am

    All my gluten eating friends swear that my cupcakes are better than any gluten ones they’ve ever had, so it would be wonderful to expand my repertoire of cupcakes!

  13. Sherri S. on April 29th, 2011 9:25 am

    I only have one cookbook – Elana’s Almond Flour Cookbook – it sits on my counter top on a table top stand. I have printout recipes in a drawer – not organized! I’d love to win this for the opportunity to try some new recipes. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Stephanie C. on April 29th, 2011 9:30 am

    My eight year old daughter was diagnosed with allergies to dairy and gluten this week. Though we’ve been leaning toward less grain and dairy for a while, it’s still pretty overwhelming to eliminate the offenders entirely. I’m thankful for blogs like your’s! With your help and several trusty cookbooks like Elana’s, I’m confident we can do it. Thanks for the time you put into educating and sharing gf information!

  15. kate@ahealthypassion on April 29th, 2011 12:03 pm

    I am not completely gluten free but I avoid as much as possible!

  16. Nicole on April 29th, 2011 12:07 pm

    I would love Elana’s new cookbook – who doesn’t love cupcakes! My sister just gave me a beautiful cookbook stand so I would display this cookbook right on the counter. Although, that would definitely be a test of willpower… I don’t know if I could look at those cupcakes without whipping up a batch every time!
    Thank you!

  17. Jessica on April 29th, 2011 12:47 pm

    I would love this cookbook. I have coconut flour in my fridge but have only used it twice because I’m not sure what to do with it. It doesn’t sub like other gf flours because it absorbs so much liquid, so I’m scared to play with it.
    I moved last year to a tiny apartment with a tinier kitchen and lost half my cookbooks in my divorce, but kept the ones that mean the most to me and they are on a shelf in my living room.

  18. Lois Silverman on April 29th, 2011 1:54 pm

    My cookbooks are kept in my library (3rd small bedroom/den) filled with bookcases; a great reading chair and my computer. There are at least 3 bookcases specifically for cookbooks. They are stored b type (classic cookbooks; diet cookbooks; gluten free; diabetic or low carb; vegan; Indian; Chinese/Asian, etc, then alphabetically by name of book.

    I have type 2 diabetes and would love Elana’s new cookbook (I have her first) because any baked good made with grains spikes my blood sugar so high. Almond flour and coconut flour and alternative sweeteners in small amounts seem to work for me. When I eat a baked item like a cookie, cupcake or piece of “bread”, I feel “emotionally” satisfied and therefore feel good. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Ricki on April 29th, 2011 2:12 pm

    So sorry to hear about the suitcase! (but glad it showed up later). Hope you are having a fabulous time at the Expo. I just got a copy of Elana’s new book this week as well and will be making the one vegan cupcake recipe! (so, obviously, no need to enter me in the giveaway). :)

  20. Nicole on April 29th, 2011 2:13 pm

    I bake exclusively with nut flours, so Elana’s latest book and I are fated to meet. I love her previous book and subscribe to her blog, of course.

    Sadly, we’ve moved five times in the past two years and my cookbooks are sitting in an open box on my kitchen floor. I can’t wait to move (for the last time, I hope) June 1st so I can set up a proper storage unit for them at last.

    In spite of wardrobe issues, I hope you have a great time at the Expo! :)

  21. Donna Strickler on April 29th, 2011 2:30 pm

    Hi Shirley,
    I was just introduced to your blog last week via your article in our local paper (Northern Virginia Daily – – published on 4/18/11). Also, my supervisor lives in Fredericksburg, so he noticed the article, and knows that I’ve struggled with the “gluten free” lifestyle since being diagnosed last Fall. But, last Saturday, I used your recipe for GF pizza crust with the parmesan cheese, etc. and it was delicious – so, so much better than the several GF crusts I have purchased! I’m going to try your quiche recipes next! I think the most difficult thing for me is bakery items – I feel that no matter what combination of GF flour I use, it is still gritty. Perhaps, Elana’s book will provide me with the perfect recipe for cupcakes, which are my fav!
    Thanks for your wonderful, helpful blog!
    P.S. My GF cookbooks are stored on my coffee table, as I only have 3 at the moment. I keep them there for handy reference and reading material when the urge strikes me to try something new :-)!

  22. cheryl on April 29th, 2011 4:00 pm

    I think it’s fantastaic that you realize your support group meetings are wonderful, and are proud of it too!
    I’m sure you look lovely, jeans or no jeans, wardrobe or no wardrobe.


  23. Sharon M. on April 29th, 2011 4:35 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    Just wanted to say a quick “hello”! I never miss a post. I hope you have a fabulous trip. Reading your post reminds me how much I need to make time to attend meetings. I usually work a ten hour day on Tuesday’s not including getting two little one’s up and going in the morning and of course we have our evening routine. A good support group, YOUR GROUP, can make you feel energized no matter how long you have been gluten free!It’s an amazing feeling being in the company of so many other wonderful GF folks. Enjoy!

    Sharon M.

  24. Marsha A. on April 29th, 2011 4:57 pm

    I am the dessert maker for all the family get togethers. Elana’s new cookbook would be a great new book for my cookbook collection which is in a bookcase just off the kitchen.

  25. glutenfreeforgood on April 29th, 2011 6:55 pm

    I’m SO envious that I’m not with you guys! Lost luggage or not! Seriously, I’m so bummed. And I’m bummed that I can’t come to your support group meetings. Sniff, sniff.

    Okay, I guess I better get a grip and quit feeling sorry for myself. I think I’ll go make some of Elana’s TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES to cheer myself up. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do. =)

    Have fun and know I’m thinking about all of you!

  26. Susan R on April 29th, 2011 9:49 pm

    I would love to try out some of these tasty-looking cupcakes. :)

  27. Annie on April 30th, 2011 6:33 pm

    I’ve been making gluten free versions of pineapple upsidedown cake as cupcakes. This cookbook is a real find! So please enter me in the giveaway!
    I keep my cookbooks on a bookshelf next to my reading chair, in the room next to the kitchen.

    Whenever I want to make something, I sit down with several cookbooks that are likely to have a recipe for it. Then I look up several recipes and create a recipe that will be compatible with (will exclude or substitute for) the ingredients I’m avoiding.

  28. Tressa @ Hecka-Good Recipes on April 30th, 2011 7:32 pm

    I am so jealous of those of you at the GF expo! I want this cookbook! :) I have her other one and I love it.

  29. Linda on April 30th, 2011 8:11 pm

    Well, that’s too bad about your suitcase. Hopefully is did arrive as expected. No need to enter me in the giveaway, I have a copy and will be posting a giveaway tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  30. Niv on May 1st, 2011 12:09 am

    Hi Shirley

    You must be really having a blast at the expo. Heidi’s tweets and messages says it all. Regarding the recipe book I would definitely like to add it to my collection which is not a lot yet. Looking at the other bloggers who tried Elana’s recipes I am sure it will be a good book to own.


  31. Anastasia on May 1st, 2011 11:58 am

    I would love Elena’s new cookbook! I recently found out I have celiac and can only remain symptom free by eliminating all grains. It’s been a challenge to create realistic and good-tasting baked goods without grains. I store my cookbooks on a shelf in my kitchen, and I’m sure my current cookbooks would welcome Elena’s cupcake cookbook with open arms.

  32. Christine on May 1st, 2011 1:56 pm

    I’d really like to win a copy of this book since my husband says I’m not allowed to buy anymore cookbooks. We store our cookbooks on a bookcase in the living room area since it’s the only other room downstairs where I can get easy access to them.

  33. Mary on May 1st, 2011 4:02 pm

    I would love the cookbook! My kids definitely think I need some new cupcake recipes!

    I store my cookbooks in a corner shelving unit in my kitchen. It’s about 5 ft tall (I have a lot of cookbooks!).

  34. Janet on May 1st, 2011 5:24 pm

    I <3 cupcakes so would be delighted to receive the cookbook! I store cookbooks in a built-in bookshelf in our living room.

    The Expo was awesome!

  35. Kelly on May 1st, 2011 9:36 pm

    i love cupcakes! i haven’t used coconut flour yet, would be excited to try!
    i have a great shelf in my pantry for cookbooks, above everything else. it’s one thing i will really miss if we move!

  36. Tracy on May 1st, 2011 9:54 pm

    My 2 little girls who are 7 and 9 were just diagnosed with severe food sensitivities about a month ago. I have spent so much time trying to find things they will eat for meals that I have not even thought about desserts. This would be a great way to be able to give them something that all the other kids their age are able to have and maybe put a smile back on their beautiful little faces.

  37. Maggi on May 2nd, 2011 8:55 am

    Well, we are a relatively newly gluten free household and are in dire need of some good cupcake recipes! Elana’s cookbook would certainly fit the bill. Cookbooks hang in my baker’s rack in the kitchen but the one’s used most often never spend time there. They’re usually on island in the kitchen. perhaps this book would reside there as well!

  38. Carol on May 2nd, 2011 1:28 pm

    I am a therapeutic baker! I just finished baking French Almond Macaroons and Chocolate Pecan Cookies, both gluten free. I’m always looking for more recipes. I have Elana’s Gluten Free Almond Cookbook and am working my way through it. I have a jammed full long skinny kitchen cabinet with the cookbooks I use most frequently, including Elana’s, Cooks The Best Recipes, and my old faithful, the original New York Times cookbook. I’ve gotten pretty good at adaptation to gluten free. My “overflow” cookbooks are in a nearby room with two packed bookcases with cookbooks and a deep windowsill with the oversize one. Its the one category of book I will not weed!

  39. Ina Gawne on May 2nd, 2011 2:32 pm

    Wow, what a wonderful support group you have! And the expo sounds exciting! I must check into what we have available where I live. I am thankful for Blogs such as yours which offers great support and valuable information! I have a book shelf in my dining room with various cook books – I am a cook book freak! Can’t resist them!

  40. Beth on May 2nd, 2011 2:47 pm

    We’re just starting the GF journey so this would be a great help in the kitchen. My cookbooks are stored in a drawer in the kitchen! I don’t use them often, because most recipes I find online!

  41. MHulgrave on May 2nd, 2011 5:48 pm

    I store all my cook books in my family room on a book self. My collection includes three of my grandmothers and a family cook book I put together. I started eating Gluten free this January and feel great but struggle finding yummy recipes especially for baked goods. I have three young boys who would love homemade cupcakes that we all could eat

  42. Linda on May 3rd, 2011 3:14 am

    My Hubs is gluten free and loves cupcakes…

    I store my cookbooks in a book shelf above my desk in the kitchen.

  43. cindy on May 4th, 2011 12:26 am

    I would love this cookbook. I’ve been wanting to use more coconut flour so this would be fabulous!

  44. Gail on May 4th, 2011 7:47 am

    Thanks for the chance to win Elanas cupcake cookbook. The combination of almond and coconut were made for each other. Your dinner party looked like a fun time and good eating. Wishing you a great summer from your neighbors to the north and hope to one day come to one of your expos.

  45. Rena on May 4th, 2011 11:26 am

    This book needs to be on my bookshelf because my little granddaughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease.

  46. MaryK on May 4th, 2011 11:36 am

    Thanks for the giveaway…I have Elana’s first cookbook and would love the second. I store my cookbooks in a pie safe when they are not piled on the table.

  47. Elaine on May 4th, 2011 11:47 am

    As a diabetic, I love Elana’s almond flour and coconut flour recipes. I have shelves and shelves of cookbooks!

  48. Serena on May 4th, 2011 11:50 am

    I don’t have anything fancy, just a spot on a shelf in the pantry for my cookbooks, but it works perfectly. I also have a spot on a shelf where I do most of my mixing and making for my recipe box (most used recipes).

  49. nic tatum on May 4th, 2011 11:50 am

    This Month has not only made a bunch of people in and around my life aware of celiac, but connected me to wonderful people and blogs that are out there doing great things. this post was great and I love your blog. If you have time or if anyone happens to read this I am raising money and hosting a giveaway ( i think I am going to add more to the giveaway too) just go to my blog and sign up!!!!! The giveaway post is from may 1st.

  50. susan on May 4th, 2011 11:51 am

    This cupcake book definatly belongs not just on my cookbook shelf, but on my counter next to my stand mixer because i need all the help i can get making goodies that i can share with my family… really share, not just watch them eat! I am on a crusade to make the best GF food and prove that it doesnt have to taste funky! Lol.

  51. Stephanie on May 4th, 2011 11:54 am

    Hi! I just found your site through Elana’s and would love to win her new cookbook! Enter me please :)

  52. Amy on May 4th, 2011 11:58 am

    I love Elana’s recipes. I would love a copy of her cookbook. I usually use my laptop with a recipe pulled up, sitting on the kitchen counter. The actual book would be much better for the unavoidable time in the future when I spill something on the laptop!

  53. Julie on May 4th, 2011 12:08 pm

    My husband and I keep all of our cookbooks on a shelf in our office, which is right next to our kitchen and the stove. I just started the change to a gluten-free lifestyle. I had already cut back on most breads and pastas, but I realized that I was still feeling pretty ill. The change hasn’t been too hard, but I have an enormous sweet-tooth and love baked goods! I love baking and cupcakes are my favorite thing ever. I only have 2 other gluten-free cookbooks (neither of which have cupcake recipes), and this was the next one on my list to buy once I had the money. Thank you for hosting this give-away! Glad I found your blog!

  54. Chelsea on May 4th, 2011 12:10 pm

    This would be wonderful to win. I store my cookbooks in one of my kitchen cupboards. It’s not ideal, but I live in a small condo, so it works!

  55. Ali H on May 4th, 2011 12:11 pm

    I love Elana’s recipes–I follow her blog religiously–and would LOVE her new cupcake cookbook!

    My cookbooks are stored on the top shelf of my walk in pantry.

  56. Melanie Binkley on May 4th, 2011 12:13 pm

    No storage in my house so I had shelving built around each room from the ceiling down 15 inches.
    I gotta win I love love love cuppercakes!

  57. jodi lee on May 4th, 2011 12:33 pm

    I’ve been Celiac for 5 days. I’m looking for LOTS of support and help. Thank goodness for google and all you wonderful bloggers. I’d be over the moon with a cupcake book. *swoon*
    I love your blog.

  58. Krystal Bagley on May 4th, 2011 12:39 pm

    I would love to have a copy of Elana’s book, so I can give my son (who can’t have gluten, dairy, soy, or sugar) something yummy every once in a while! :)

  59. Allison Laine on May 4th, 2011 12:58 pm

    I would absolutely love a copy of Elana’s cookbook!! I am on a gluten-free diet and love to experiment with new recipes! Thanks for this opportunity! I know my 3 1/2 yr old would love to cook up some yummy gluten free food with me!

  60. Danielle on May 4th, 2011 1:19 pm

    I have a tiny kitchen so I shove all of my drinkware into one shelf and then readjusted the shelf height in another so I could keep my cookbooks nearby! They’re all tattered and have bindings broken so I guess it’s ok they’re behind closed doors. I think I would keep this one propped up with a book reader on my countertop though because the cover is so beautiful (and not to mention mouth watering!). I’d love to start experimenting more with coconut flour and this book seems to be a great starting point!

  61. Brandie on May 4th, 2011 1:23 pm

    I would love to have this cookbook on my shelf because my 4 yr old daughter and I are both on GF along with sugar and dairy free and alot of Elana’s recipes we can eat. (love almond flour and curious to try coconut flour)

  62. Nicole Smith on May 4th, 2011 1:51 pm

    I would love to get this cookbook! I love to bake, but my husband recently has been experimenting with gluten free and says he feels tons better! So I am trying to convert! AND I keep all my cookbooks hidden away in my bedroom so that the little munchkins can’t get them! (They are 1 & 2)

  63. Janell Garwood on May 4th, 2011 3:51 pm

    We are new to gluten-free cooking. Our 3 yr old daughter was diagnosed with a gluten sensitivy. On top of that she is also a normally very picky eater. So to have this cookbook, which I am sure would have something that she would LOVE to eat and not be “toxic”, would be fantastic!!
    Also, my hubby is in the process of getting and installing a special shelf just for my gf cookbooks! :)

  64. Karen on May 4th, 2011 5:00 pm

    I love making desserts and am always nominated to bring them to events-this cookbook would definitely come in handy! I also have a bookshelf type thing in my kitchen dedicated to cookbooks. You can never have too many!

  65. wendy on May 4th, 2011 5:49 pm

    would love the cookbook, my 5 year old can’t get enough cupcakes. thanks for all you do. we love your other cookbook that we have!!

  66. Carol, Simply...Gluten-free on May 4th, 2011 7:11 pm

    I didn’t intend to enter to win the book, I just wanted to say how wonderful it was to catch up with you in Chicago. I know I have said it elsewhere but saying it here feels official!

  67. Amy on May 4th, 2011 7:30 pm

    This cookbook would keep my almond flour cookbook in great company! I don’t have a dedicated cookbook space…they are piled up on top of my fridge at arms reach when I need inspiration. Maybe I need to change that….

  68. Shelley on May 4th, 2011 10:03 pm

    I NEED to win this book for my 3 year old daughter….well actually my sister. My daughter can’t eat wheat and my AMAZING sister makes my daughter all kinds of GF baked goodies and food. This would make them both so happy :) oh and I store my cook books above my fridge. Thanks for making great recipes so my little girl doesn’t have to feel left out all the time :)

  69. Sarah Bird on May 4th, 2011 10:19 pm

    I would LOVE to win this for my niece! She is 3 and can’t eat wheat and I love how happy she gets when I make her goodies! I just made her an apron so she can bake with me. I store my favourite cookbooks on my counter and my less used ones in my cupboard. I hope to add this one to my counter soon :) Thanks!

  70. Dani on May 4th, 2011 11:40 pm

    I would be so excited to get Elana’s Gluten free Cupcake Book. I am gluten free and vegan and am always looking for awesome new recipes (especially cupcakes, my favorite). I also LOVE cook books, especially pretty ones and Elana’s looks beautiful. I store my cook books on my bookshelves. They are grouped together by size and by content :)

  71. Christine on May 5th, 2011 12:05 am

    Boo! I think I’m like 5 minutes too late, but I’ll try anyways. :P I would love to win this. I know Elana said she made a vegan cupcake and I REALLY want to see how she did it!

  72. InTolerantChef on May 5th, 2011 5:43 am

    I keep my cookbooks on the shelves in catergories, and I hate it when they are mixed up! I read them like novels- usually the dessert section is at the end of the books, and I love a happy ending!

  73. Gigi on May 5th, 2011 8:11 am

    Not entering the giveaway (darn nut allergy!) but I would like to be a long-distance member of the support group…if that comes w/ overnight’ed food from the meeting, of course! LOL

    You’re super woman – the meeting, the prep involved for the trip, delayed luggage…and now a post?? You set the bar high!! ;)


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