Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts: Crustless Fudge Pie and Mega Giveaway

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Today’s final Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts entry, Crustless Fudge Pie, is a bit of a “cheat” of sorts as it is not really one of my new recipes. It was originally featured in a holiday guest post over at my friend Tia’s blog, Glugle Gluten Free. I am reprising my guest post pretty much verbatim and adding more in the way of a mega SSS giveaway. I hope you will be glad that I have brought this Crustless Fudge Pie recipe “home” to gfe!

Suite of Sweets for SweetheartsCrustless Fudge Pie is the Clark Kent of chocolate desserts. A quick look reveals a perfectly respectable chocolate dessert, but after a glance you might move on. Yes, it’s chocolate (and many of us consider chocolate to be its own food group, and rightly so in my humble opinion), but like Clark, this pie looks “average” in its appearance, understated, if you will. It’s the thick gooey chocolate desserts that often grace the holiday table that inspire visions of Superman flying in to whisk us away from all our woes … as he so often did with Lois Lane. Complete with the cape and tights, of course. (Love those tights!) But we often ignore the plainer chocolate desserts just as we bypass Clark or take him for granted. You take a look at this pie and think, hmmm, I may come back for that later. You tell yourself it will still be there if you are interested. But, if you dig a little deeper—and in this case you want to be digging with a fork in hand—you’ll find that, like Clark, this Crustless Fudge Pie has hidden super powers. So much so, that a small sliver is enough. Anything more and you might be propelled to the planet Krypton. That might not necessarily be a bad thing if you don’t like the folks with whom you are eating your holiday dinner, but superpowers are to be optimized for the greater good, not abused.

You’ll want to read my notes in the recipe for making substitutions in this pie, adding nuts, adding a crust, etc.  All in all, I personally prefer the crustless version without nuts for chocolate superpower optimization. A crust just seems to take away from that … sort of like an energy shield deflects all energy, good and bad. Can you tell that I’ve been living with two males in the house and have watched a lot of sci-fi and super hero movies over the years? It wasn’t all bad though. After all, Superman was in those tights …

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You can scroll to the bottom to get the Crustless Fudge Pie recipe (and you should!), but we better get to today’s giveaway. It’s a big one!

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Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame ~ Cybele Pascal is following up her super popular The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook with a “main dish” cookbook that also steers clear of the big 8 allergens (plus sesame) in helping you get a delicious meal on the table in a reasonable time. You’ll find many classics here like Creamy Mac ‘N Cheese, Quick Ratatouille, Shepherd’s Pie, Fettucine Alfredo, Sloppy Joes, and Twice Baked Potatoes—all made without those offending ingredients. However, it’s clear from the beautiful photos that these “re-invented” recipes are just as satisfying as ever! One gfe reader will win a copy of Cybele’s new cookbook. The winner is Michelle C. ~ “I don’t have any gf cookbooks yet but use many blogs and websites like yours. Would love to win a cookbook.”

gluten free, grain free, dairy free, starlene stewart, GAPS dietBeyond Grain & Dairy ~ This ebook from Starlene Stewart of GAPS Diet Journey is terrific. It includes 113 recipes, in all categories—Soups, Appetizers, Main Dishes, Meat, Vegetables, Salads, Condiments & Sauces, Smoothies, Eggs, Breads, Desserts & Sweets. I made Starlene’s Pork Croquettes recipe and Mr. GFE and I loved them. It’s really a great way to use leftover pork loin. You can even get a sample of one of Starlene’s recipes (that’s also included in her book), Polka Dot Chocolate Cake, here at gfe from Starlene’s previous guest post. One gfe reader will win a copy of Starlene’s cookbook. The winner is Kathy Fields. ~ “Beyond Grain and Dairy would benefit my family as we are all trying to go grain and sugar free.  My family would be so grateful if I would expand my culinary skills and I am sure this book would do the trick.”

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The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free ~ Do you know Jeanine Friesen of The Baking Beauties? Jeanine is well known from her blog, her tv appearances, cooking classes, and her many amazing baked goods and other recipes. I’ve featured two of her recipes—Cake Pops and Easy, Decadent Truffles—on All Gluten-Free Desserts … All the Time. Now Jeanine’s put her expertise to work in her new book, The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free. While this book does include 100 great recipes (like Blueberry French Toast Casserole, “Shake It and Bake It” Drumsticks, Chicken Alfredo Pasta, and Crisp Chocolate Wafers—yum on all!), the first part is focused on everything else besides recipes … what is gluten, why you might need to be gluten free, symptoms, testing, navigating living gluten free and learning to embrace living gluten free. I love that last part! One gfe reader will win a copy of Jeanine’s book. The winner is Colinda. ~ “Naturally Gluten Free Foods sounds interesting and I would really like The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free because I follow the Baking Beauties. I’m sure all of these books would be interesting and helpful!”

 gluten free, dairy free, Culinary Creativity, Dawn Allen

Culinary Creativity: Let Your Restrictions Set You Free ~ Dawn Allen blogs at Cuter Than Gluten. Her cookbook features over 110 gluten-free, dairy-free recipes from breakfast to dessert. Size wise, it’s a compact cookbook, but it’s packed with her colorful and appealing recipes. A few of the recipes that caught my eye were Carrot Almond Ginger Soup, Apple Juice Chicken, Pumpernickel Bread, and Chocolate Truffle Pie. Parents especially will love the section on Bento Boxes. Dawn is very clever with her lunch creations and in less than a minute she can turn an orange into a kitty face. Super cute and certainly fun for anyone to open one’s lunch and find that! Appealing food is much more likely to be eaten, too. You can check out one of Dawn’s scrumptious recipes, in this case her Cherry Ice Cream Pie, over at All Gluten-Free Desserts. One gfe reader will win a copy of Dawn’s book. The winner is Shannon: “Culinary Creativity looks very interesting! I love that its dairy-free, too! And the onion rings on the cover look tempting! I miss onion rings….”

gluten free, naturally gluten free, olivia dupin, The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods: Your Starter Manual to Going G-Free the Easy, No Fuss Way ~ Olivia Dupin is the author of this brand new manual and cookbook (this book included 100 “Simply Delicious Recipes”). I almost met Olivia a few years ago. She was the chef for a gluten-free getaway weekend. I didn’t make it to that event, but we connected online and I’ve been following her gluten-free cooking adventures ever since. Naturally Gluten-Free Foods and recipes made from them are, of course, the basis of my gfe approach, so it should come as no surprise that I love Olivia’s book. It starts with a 73-page guide on symptoms related to celiac disease/non-celiac gluten and wheat issues, information on testing, tips for learning to live gluten free, and much more. I was very impressed with this section! The rest of the book is devoted to Olivia’s great recipes, which are wonderfully straightforward and practically jump off the page because terrific real food recipes are simply beautiful and that’s reflected in the photos. And rest assured that these recipes will work for everyone in the family. When you are making recipes like her Seared Scallops with Creamy Corn and Spinach Sauce, Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce, and Sweet Mango Guacamole, Honey Nut Trail Mix Bars, nobody is going to mention or even know that they are “gluten free.” This book is another score for real food! One gfe reader will win The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods. The winner is Brie. ~ “I haven’t bought a cookbook in forever! I could use a new one!”

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The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Egg-Free Recipes ~ This cookbook is Tammy Credicott’s first one from early last year. It has 159 reviews on Amazon …all 5 stars. The photos in this book are large … even larger than life size, which is terrific when you are drooling over her Pancakes, Italian Meatballs, Black Bean Tostados, Ginger Lime Chicken Bites, Orange Olive Oil Bread, Snickerdoodles … or really any of her recipes. Her No Bake Cookies are perfect for the kids to make after school and her Pumpkin Martini would be just right for me!  Tammy has since come out with Paleo Indulgences: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes to Satisfy Your Primal Cravings, which, of course, takes gluten free a bit further into grain free recipes. One gfe reader will win a copy of Tammy’s cookbook. The winner is Stephanie. ~ I would LOVE to win any of these books to help continue education into what makes me sick and what does not.  All of these books look amazing.  I have also noticed that Cooking Light has a book, Cooking Light The Gluten-Free Cookbook.  Thanks for this opportunity and for the great community you provide!

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Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family ~ The husband and wife team Alissa Segersten and Tom Malterre, MS, CN, of Whole Life Nutrition and The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, co-wrote this cookbook. The first 60 pages are devoted to Foundations of Health, Raising Healthy Children, and Getting Started. Then there are over 300 gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free recipes. Yes, 300! You’ll find plenty that are grain free and/or vegan, too. This guidebook and cookbook is truly a treasure trove for creating nourishing meals. Each category of recipes comes with its own helpful introduction, and nutrition tips and ingredient tips are added to most recipes. I’ve made the Winter Green Smoothie, Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard Dressing, and Mango Banana Almond Smoothie thus far. All are simple to make and full of flavor and nutrition. A few of the recipes that remain on my “to make” list are: Sweet Potato Falafels, Vegan Corn Muffins, Apple Cider Baked Beans, and Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes. This book will be just as valued by me and my support group as Ali and Tom’s first cookbook, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. One gfe reader will win a copy of Tom and Ali’s new cookbook. The winner is Wendi M. ~ “I love that there is such a great selection of GF cookbooks now available.  I have a great interest in the “Nourishing Meals” as I have been GF and concerned as I have small children that they may not be getting all the great wholesome foods they need.  I also have concern that they one day may need to be GF. If I can train their palate to tasty, healthy GF foods now, it will be easier for them to lead a long healthy life.  Thanks for providing great summarys of each book!”

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The Gluten-Free Edge ~ While I’ve mentioned this book by Melissa McLean Jory, MNT (Gluten Free for Good), and Peter Bronski (No Gluten, No Problem and the Artisan Gluten-Free Cookbook series) numerous times in social media and even here before on gfe, this is the first time I’ve done an official review and giveaway. It won’t be the last though because I can’t do this book justice in this brief summary and it is one that anyone who is gluten free or interested in living gluten free should have on their bookshelf. This book is subtitled “A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life.” If you’re an athlete, this book is a “must have,” but really who doesn’t want an active gluten-free life? That’s what all of us who are gluten free should want for ourselves and Melissa and Pete give you the knowledge and tools to do that. This book gives easy-to-read factual data on how one’s body works (and doesn’t work) with gluten, citing the many conditions and symptoms that can be related to gluten and how they affect an individual’s performance in athletic endeavors and in just day-to-day life. Interspersed throughout are profiles of gluten-free athletes. The profiles tell the athlete’s stories and share their favorite gluten-free foods in a footnote. As one who values the power of personal stories in diagnosing folks who need to be gluten free, I greatly appreciated these profiles. I also enjoyed seeing a mix of real, whole foods and gluten-free specialty products listed as the athletes’ favorite foods. The book concludes with 50 gluten-free recipes, a few of which I have made (e.g., Granola-Style Energy Bars and Sweet Potato-Walnut Cupcakes) and they were big hits! One gfe reader will win a copy of The Gluten-Free Edge. The winner is Katrina. ~ “All of these books look interesting.  I’ve been eyeing the Naturally Gluten Free one since I saw a brief article in my local paper.  I also would like the Athletic Edge one, for my son.  He’s pretty young but pretty athletic.  One day this could be good reading material for him, as I know sports will be part of his future.”

Asian, stir fry, Steamy Kitchen, Jaden Hair, quick and easy

Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes That Are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper ~ This cookbook from Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen just arrived recently. I picked it up and flipped through the recipes. I was surprised by the simplicity of these recipes. To be clear, this cookbook is NOT 100% gluten free. However, most recipes are naturally gluten free and others are gluten free by subbing gluten-free soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and the like. (There are really only a handful of recipes that can’t easily be made gluten free; e.g., Potstickers, but you can look to Laura Russell’s The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen for help with those and other terrific recipes.) Many of the recipes are naturally vegetarian or vegan as well. Simple Chinese Celery, Seafood Fried Rice, Thai Larb Chicken Lettuce Cups, and Mango Brulee … don’t those all get your senses going? Monica of A Life of Spice shares Jaden’s Soft Boiled Eggs with Pow Pow Sauce recipe in her review. One gfe reader will win a copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites. The winner is Cindy Brickley. ~ “I want Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: from Jaden Hair. I just love the Asian flavors in my cooking and would like to have healthier ways of cooking my favorite dishes.”

UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed. Winners are shown in the post and will be contacted via email. Note that only entries submitted before the deadline were entered into the “drawing.”

This giveaway ends Wednesday, February 27, at midnight EST. To enter, leave a comment on your favorite new cookbook or guidebook for healthy living. It does not have to be gluten free related. Or tell us which one of these books shared here in the giveaway interests you most and why.

Crustless Fudge Pie
  • 8 tbsp (1/2 cup) butter (dairy or non-dairy; see notes on substitutions)
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup gluten-free flour mix (see notes)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional, see notes)
  1. Grease pie plate well and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in medium-sized saucepan. Remove from heat and slowly add in the following ingredients in order, stirring after each addition: cocoa, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, gluten-free flour mix, and nuts (if used).
  3. Pour filling into prepared pie plate.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes. Test with a toothpick. When the pie is done, the toothpick should have just a smidge of chocolate on its tip. You don’t want to overcook this pie.
  5. Serve with whipped cream, if desired. It’s not needed, but just a drizzle does make for a prettier dessert (one more worthy of Superman) and the whipped cream can complement the rich chocolate favor. I drizzled mine with a small amount of Honey Cinnamon Whipped Cream as shown.
Extra virgin olive oil can most likely be substituted for the butter. Filippo Berio recommends a substitution of ¾ cup olive oil for 1 cup of butter. (See Filippo Berio substitution chart here in this PDF.) I love baking with olive oil when I can; it adds richness and moisture to gluten-free baked goods. (Along those lines, you may also be interested in my Perfect Pound Cake recipe, which uses olive oil.) Liquefied coconut oil would also likely be a good substitution for the butter. I tend to use less coconut oil than is called for when substituting coconut oil for butter. I’m almost certain that 1 cup of coconut/palm sugar (total amount) could be used in place of both the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Similarly, I have not tried coconut flour instead of gluten-free all-purpose flour in this recipe, but I suspect that will work, too, as it works fine in my crustless pie recipes, like my Best Ever Pumpkin Pie. Because this pie will come out very thin if you use a standard (not deep dish) 9-inch pie plate, making this recipe may present an opportunity to use a smaller pie plate that you don’t often get to use. Baking in a smaller pie plate will produce thicker slices; baking time may have to be adjusted slightly. However, using a standard 9-inch pie plate is perfectly acceptable. With any size pie plate, this pie will yield more servings than most pies due to its rich flavor. If you’d like to make this pie with a crust, reduce the gluten-free flour mix to ¼ cup and pour all into an unbaked pie crust. My No Roll, Never Fail, Press-In Pie Crust is a good, easy option for a pie crust for this fudge pie. Adding nuts can be a great (and more nutritious) option for those who can indulge in them, but I find that I prefer this pie without nuts most often. I don’t like nuts in my fudge and adding nuts to this pie makes it more of a brownie pie than a fudge pie in my opinion. When I do add nuts (usually walnuts) per request, I tend to prefer the crusted version to balance the slightly more substantial filling. All in all, I prefer the crustless version without nuts for the ultimate in chocolate flavor.

This post is linked to Allergy-Free Wednesdays and Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

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221 Responses to “Suite of Sweets for Sweethearts: Crustless Fudge Pie and Mega Giveaway”

  1. Karol on February 22nd, 2013 12:52 am

    The Culinary Creativity and Naturally GF Foods books really stand out for me. I’d love to try both of them. Culinaru Creativity because I often feel stuck in a cooking rut. And the Naturally GF Foods because I realize I eat too much packaged/processed gf food. I am trying to eat more naturally. And this book looks terrific. Thanks for the great contest.

  2. Erin on February 22nd, 2013 1:09 am

    I would love to win the Nourishing Traditions Cookbook. I hope to learn more about fermentation and the benefits of soaking and sprouting grains! :)

  3. Lisa on February 22nd, 2013 2:03 am

    I’d love to win any of those cookbooks! I’ve been GF for over a year now, and new recipes are always helpful! I love finding good meals from your website!

  4. Amelia on February 22nd, 2013 2:30 am

    I received The Gluten Free Bible for Christmas from my mother in law. It has so many great-but easy recipes! All of the cookbooks listed here look fun…I LOVE cookbooks!

    p.s. Thank you for sharing the recipe; the hubby, kids and I will enjoy it :-)

  5. Natalie on February 22nd, 2013 4:31 am

    The book ‘beyond grain & dairy’ interests me most as I’ve been i’d like to learn more about removing them from my diet & living a healthier eating lifestyle!

  6. Thyroid on February 22nd, 2013 5:32 am

    Two days ago I figured out I am sensitive to gluten.. Since three years I have thyroid problems and since September I am doing an elimination diet to see if I respond to any foods… and indeed gluten is not working for me. An helpful book during my elimination project is Practical Paleo. Lots of information about your gut and some nice recipes for inspiration. Now looking for more gluten-free recipes. These books look great!

  7. Rebekah Shaver on February 22nd, 2013 8:31 am

    I am SOOOOO thankful for Silvana Nardone’s Cooking for Isaiah. It was my first GF cookbook, and has been a LIFE SAVER! Of these books Nourishing Meals interests me the most. I don’t JUST want to be GF, but healthy!

  8. Alexis Sappenfield on February 22nd, 2013 8:50 am

    I am especially interested in the The Gluten Free Edge and also the Naturally Gluten Free Foods. I am a runner and have been gluten free for about 4 years. It has made an incredible difference in my running and health overall. I prefer to focus on eating naturally gluten free foods and have been trying to expand this to my entire family. I have been surprised by the multiple symptoms related to celiac and gluten-intolerance.

  9. Lynn cleland on February 22nd, 2013 8:55 am

    I am new to the Gluten Free life. I bought the Living GF for Dummies. So it would be great if I could get some inspiration from these recipe/lifestyle books. It all seems so overwhelming at the moment, I am sure it will calm down once I get my head around all this information overload has passed.Thanks for you pages and the support you give to all of us. The pictures and recipes are an inspiration. \lynn cleland

  10. Rebecca on February 22nd, 2013 9:18 am

    I am most interested in Culinary Creativity because I think it would add some pizaaz to school lunches. I own both of Tammy Credicott’s books, and they are wonderful. Healthy GF Life has some really good marinades that have given us several new main dish meals. Almost every day my husband tells me that I have 600 pages of new cookbooks and asks what we are trying tonight. I am working my way through both books.

  11. Susan on February 22nd, 2013 9:25 am

    I would love to win The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free to try new recipes

  12. Cheryl Harris on February 22nd, 2013 9:35 am

    E and his friends LOVED this recipe. and I loved that I could make it in one pan. So easy!

  13. annette on February 22nd, 2013 10:04 am

    After checking out all of the books listed in the giveaway, I would be happy to win any of them. Being newly gf, any information to helping me feel better would be much appreciated. If I had to pick just one, it would be Jeannie’s book: the everything guide to living gluten free.

  14. Marisa on February 22nd, 2013 10:05 am

    Would love any of those books but love Jeanines GF Book

  15. Jennifer Barned-Svensson on February 22nd, 2013 10:08 am

    The Everything guide to Gluten Free living looks like a great book. I have a cook book (250 gluten-free favourites) which has variations for dairy-free egg-free and white-sugar-free recipes.

  16. Debra on February 22nd, 2013 10:15 am

    I’d be most interested in seeing the Beyond Grain and Dairy Book, as we are going Paleo and I’m always looking for new things to add to the arsenal! Also, the Healthy Asian Favorites as we MISS chinese food! (although I’ll have to buy some take out containers to make it authentic!)

  17. Jeni on February 22nd, 2013 10:32 am

    Culinary Creativity would be great for baking for my family. It would help me a lot!

  18. Emily on February 22nd, 2013 10:38 am

    Honestly, my favorite “guide book” is In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan. It’s such a simple manifesto–real food, whole food.

  19. Kathleen on February 22nd, 2013 10:50 am

    ‘Nourishing Meals’ looks wonderful. My husband was diagnosed with celiac disease many years ago and we are always looking for new ideas

  20. Denise M on February 22nd, 2013 11:02 am

    my favorite new cookbook is Paleo Indulgences

  21. Brandae on February 22nd, 2013 12:02 pm

    Shirley!! What a fantastic giveaway – it’d be like Christmas in Feb/March to win this. :) Anyway, I just got the book “Well Fed” and have been loving all the fun recipes and new tastes. My arsenal of cookbooks/nutrition guides is growing so it’s hard to choose just one favorite. There are so many great authors presenting wonderful information and recipes in all of them.

  22. Katrina on February 22nd, 2013 12:04 pm

    I would love any & all of these recipe books. We recently found out that my husband has so many food allergies, I have been struggling to figure out how to adapt & find alternatives to old favourites & find new stuff that is safe for him to eat.

  23. Ricki on February 22nd, 2013 12:10 pm

    What a GREAT giveaway, Shirley!! And I must say that fudge pie looks pretty amazing, too. Right now I’m reading Julie Daniluk’s Foods That Fight Inflammation. So interesting! But all these books look terrific, too. :)

  24. katrina on February 22nd, 2013 12:22 pm

    All of these books look interesting. I’ve been eyeing the Naturally Gluten Free one since I saw a brief article in my local paper. I also would like the Athletic Edge one, for my son. He’s pretty young but pretty athletic. One day this could be good reading material for him, as I know sports will be part of his future.

  25. Wendy on February 22nd, 2013 12:31 pm

    When I went gluten free I felt so much better. My hives went away. I love all gluten free cookbooks. I always find at least one or two recipes that become family favorites.

  26. Diane Eblin- thewholegang on February 22nd, 2013 1:09 pm

    Forget the books, just send the pie!!!!!!!!

  27. Michelle C. on February 22nd, 2013 1:26 pm

    I don’t have any gf cookbooks yet but use many blogs and websites like your. :) would love to win a cookbook.

  28. Fatcat on February 22nd, 2013 1:28 pm

    I think the naturally gluten free foods one is the one that interests me most. So hard to choose.

  29. Kathleen Conner on February 22nd, 2013 1:39 pm

    I’m interested in the book “Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes That Are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper”.
    I’ve been a fan of her site for over a year, and use it for all my Asian recipes!

    I’d love to have her newest book!

  30. Carolyn on February 22nd, 2013 1:47 pm

    I have been following Starlene so Beyond Grain & Dairy really interests me.

  31. Lisa on February 22nd, 2013 1:49 pm

    Nourishing Meals caught my eye right away because finding healthy meals that will fill my husband up is a challenge. I’d love to have somewhere to turn where I can find healthy and filling meals without getting stressed out about it. But it really is hard to choose. They all look so helpful!

  32. Janis S on February 22nd, 2013 2:12 pm

    OH MY! What a great giveaway. Its hard to choose just one of these books, but I think I’d go with either Cybele Pascal’s book or Jaden Hair’s Asian book because I think I’d use those more than the others. But, I’d be happy to win any of them.

    You have the best giveaways Shirley!

  33. Marsha A on February 22nd, 2013 2:28 pm

    I would be happy with any of the books. They all look interesting. The Allergy Free Easy Cooking book interests me because of the 30 minute meals.

  34. Arleen on February 22nd, 2013 2:30 pm

    I would love to win a copy of Cybele Pascal’s new cookbook. I have (and love!) her Baker’s Handbook. Her recipes are spot-on, and I use her flour blend for most of my baking.

  35. Cindy W. on February 22nd, 2013 2:32 pm

    It’s amazing to me how many new gf books are out there now. I am drawn to several – The GF Edge, Nourishing Meals, Healthy GF Life and Naturally GF Food – because I am interested in eating naturally, simply but tasty as well. Thank you for the giveaways.

  36. jessica on February 22nd, 2013 2:34 pm

    I received the Practical Paleo book for xmas, and although I am not 100% paleo I am allergic to eggs and dairy as well. I found the book to be very informative and love the recipes.

  37. Janelle F. on February 22nd, 2013 2:49 pm

    The Healthy Gluten Free Life looks very interesting to me. The recipes listed sounded good & I’m always looking for more GF information to read.

  38. wendy brazeau on February 22nd, 2013 3:34 pm

    i would luv to win any of the cook books..i have been gluten free now for about 6 months..what a revelation…if i wouldve known when i was younger!
    gone is the cramping and bloating..but i am having problems with some online recipes not being tested and true…i live in canada and hope this contest is applicable..thank you

  39. Amy Clark on February 22nd, 2013 3:53 pm

    My favorite cookbook is my Everyday Food cookbook. However, I often have to convert some of the recipes to make them gf because I have celiac. So, owning any of these cookbooks would be amazing for me and my family! They all look GREAT!

  40. Tessa@TessaTheDomesticDiva on February 22nd, 2013 5:44 pm

    Cybele’s new book!! I am also enjoying a Aran’s new cookbook, Small Plates Sweet treats!

  41. Cristi Perkins on February 22nd, 2013 6:25 pm

    I would love to win any of these books. We are always trying new things since going Gluten Free. I follow in twitter and like on FB. The newsletter is most helpful.

  42. Kelly on February 22nd, 2013 6:41 pm

    My favorite cookbook right now is Paleo Home Cooking. Easy gf recipes of foods we love!

  43. Alisa on February 22nd, 2013 7:59 pm

    You are the giveaway queen lately Shirley! And always a yummy recipe :)

  44. Sharyn Engel on February 22nd, 2013 8:13 pm

    Allergy Free and Easy Cooking sounds AWESOME (the others do too, tho :)!! They sound like the yummiest of *comfort foods* that we love, but ways to make them healthier! I’m all about that these days

  45. John Billiris on February 22nd, 2013 8:29 pm

    The most interesting book is Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: 100 Recipes That Are Fast, Fresh, and Simple Enough for Tonight’s Supper ~

    My wife uses her recipes a lot already

  46. April on February 22nd, 2013 8:45 pm

    I love the Cookbook Nourishing Meals! Thanks you for the giveaway!

  47. Judy McClelland on February 22nd, 2013 9:04 pm

    I would love to have the Naturally Gluten Free Foods or The Healthy Gluten Free Life. Actually they all seem very good and I would be very pleased to win any of them. Thanks for offering these.

  48. Dana on February 22nd, 2013 11:09 pm

    I’m most interested in “Allergen Free & Easy”. I’m really busy and would love some quick and easy recipes

  49. Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry on February 23rd, 2013 1:00 am

    So many amazing books! Would love to check out Nourishing Meals or The Healthy Gluten-Free Life!

  50. InTolerant Chef on February 23rd, 2013 2:45 am

    I’m trying to eat fresher and cleaner- not as much grease or sugar, and as much fresh produce as possible!

  51. Leslie on February 23rd, 2013 8:22 am

    All these books look great. Any one of them would be a great addition to my cookbook collection.

  52. Colinda on February 23rd, 2013 9:19 am

    Naturally Gluten Free Foods sounds interesting and I would really like The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free because I follow the Baking Beauties.

    I’m sure all of these books would be interesting and helpful!,

  53. Linda S on February 23rd, 2013 10:49 am

    Wow! So many new & exciting cookbooks! Thanks for making us aware of them! I think the one that I’m drawn to is the Nourishing Meals cookbook because you’ve steered me to The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen’s blog a while back where I found their Best GF Vegan Sandwich Bread a winner and I love their advice on eating healthy. Without you, Shirley, I would not have known they existed so thx again for sharing!

  54. Shelley Cornell on February 23rd, 2013 12:23 pm

    I think the book that might be of most interest to me at present would be:

    The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods: Your Starter Manual to Going G-Free the Easy, No Fuss Way.

    And the reason that I say that is, it has become painfully obvious to me that gluten is an issue to my body and I am really new to all this and think I might need a kind of primer, to help me…thus, YOUR STARTER MANUAL, in the title is appealing to me.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter this giveaway! Shelley

  55. Kim on February 23rd, 2013 12:42 pm

    OOOH! I’ve been wanted the Beyond Grain and Dairy book! I would LOVE to win that!

  56. Ali on February 23rd, 2013 1:29 pm

    I am interested in all of these books, thank you for the great info! I found your site after hearing about the book “Beyond Grain and Dairy” and have been wanting to get it as I think I am going to try a more restricted Paleo diet than I have been on, for my thyroid issues.

  57. Kristy on February 23rd, 2013 2:26 pm

    Oh! The Healthy Gluten Free Life and the Everything Guide would be SO amazing! This is all so new and I am trying to navigate gluten free through morning sickness of my fifth pregnancy (and failing miserably!) These would be so great at helping me start to navigate my way a little better!!

  58. Susan on February 23rd, 2013 2:34 pm

    Wow Shirley — this is a hard task as all the books you’ve featured sound wonderful. I think I would be most interested in Tammy Credicott’s The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Egg-Free Recipes. With those great Amazon ratings, I’m sure I’d find many recipes to enjoy.

  59. Cara on February 23rd, 2013 3:05 pm

    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to win any of these!

  60. Marjorie Rousseau on February 23rd, 2013 3:15 pm

    Trying to be gluten free just to feel better. Have a lot of the symptoms. Grandkids have a lot of allergies. Any of these books would be helpful to my family. Thanks!

  61. Deanna Coates on February 23rd, 2013 3:18 pm

    Love your site, very inspiring. I love the healthy GF life, looks very interesting.

  62. Penny on February 23rd, 2013 4:47 pm

    My favorite guide/cookbook is Cybele Pascal’s allergen free baking cookbook. Please enter me! I’d love to win something new.

  63. Jeeun Kim on February 23rd, 2013 5:14 pm

    ‘Nourishing Meals’–sounds like the healthiest gluten free authors. Thx!

  64. Ashley on February 23rd, 2013 6:03 pm

    I am totally new to the GF world. I was just told by medical specialists to switch to a GF meal plan due to medical issues. I have been, prior to this, reading up and looking at Paleo cookbooks and articles. One cookbook I like is from your freezer to your family, recipes for a slow cookers that focus on whole foods.

  65. Saundra on February 23rd, 2013 6:12 pm

    What a great listing of cookbooks you have here. I think I would love to add Beyond Grain as well as the Aisian Cooking cookbooks to my wish list. I also am interested in Tammy’s book. Actually they all look interesting!!!

  66. Saundra on February 23rd, 2013 6:21 pm

    I couldn’t think of the cookbook title — brain fog! The Healthy Gluten Free Life. Also Nouishing Meals is one I’ve had my eyes on!

  67. Amy Johnson on February 23rd, 2013 6:28 pm

    Allergy free and easy cooking interests me b/c I have a 2 year old with multiple allergies and a 4 year old with a dairy allergy. I am always looking for new ideas as I adjust to these allergies and the cooking challenges they bring with them. Thanks.

  68. Jocelyn on February 23rd, 2013 6:29 pm

    Currently, I am learning so much from Learning to Bake Allergen Free by Colette Martin. I am most interested in Cybele Pascal’s Allergen Free and Easy Cooking because it covers all of the challenges that my family is facing right now!

  69. Brie on February 23rd, 2013 6:32 pm

    I haven’t bought a cookbook in forever! I could use a new one!

  70. Shanna Taylor on February 23rd, 2013 6:33 pm

    I would love to win the Allergy Free and Easy cooking cookbook! My son was diagnosed with EOE, 2 months ago, this cookbook has a lot of recipies we can use however due to medical and medicines we can’t afford any cookbooks! Would love any of your books! So many recipies that meet his dietary needs! Thanks, *A EOE MOM*

  71. Elaine on February 23rd, 2013 6:42 pm

    I think that Culinary Creativity: Let Your Restrictions Set You Free would be fun to use for myself and to get my grandchildren interested in cooking and baking for some quality together time.

  72. Crystal Tracy on February 23rd, 2013 6:47 pm

    I would love the Cybele Pascale book especially–her dessert cookbook has been a godsend for my gluten free vegan lifestyle. Between her and the Happy Herbivore, I’ve finally started feeling like even with my current diet, I can eat decadently and deliciously.

  73. Jordan Stoner on February 23rd, 2013 7:11 pm

    Culinary Creativity sounds fantastic. Gluten- and dairy-free. Perfect. I’ve been limiting dairy as much as possible and gluten has been gone for years. The Healthy Gluten-Free book sounds fantastic too since it eliminates a lot of food allergy items.

  74. Geri on February 23rd, 2013 8:50 pm

    I own a bed and breakfast and joyfully accommodate anyone with food allergies. It encourages me to learn more about what is out there everyday and gives me practice. I collect cookbooks and always have room for another. Always looking for fresh and new ideas. :)

  75. Jennifer Lindeman on February 23rd, 2013 9:01 pm

    They all look amazing but Allergy Free and Easy would be great. It has so many recipes for common dishes. I have been GF for 2 years and dairy free for 2 months. Suspecting my son is also Celiac and getting him geared up to be GF. Thank you.

  76. Kristen M. on February 24th, 2013 1:33 am

    All the books look great, but I’m especially interested in “Beyond Grain & Dairy” as I’m trying to do the GAPS diet and this one has come up quite a few times :)

  77. Jessica on February 24th, 2013 2:34 am

    Nourishing meals cookbook looks quite interesting. I enjoy reading about not just gluten free living, but also healthy living. All of these books do look great and any one would be a blessing!

  78. Melissa @ glutenfreeforgood on February 24th, 2013 2:42 am


    Wow, what a great round-up of awesome books. You’ve just created a full-on resource library here at gfe! I have many of these books and this is such a good sampling of types and styles for different needs. It’s an honor to be included! Thank you.


  79. Rachel Tatner on February 24th, 2013 9:52 am

    Beyond Grain & Dairy interests me as I’m on the GAPS diet for food allergies. I also found my dairy allergy was causing weight gain. Once off dairy, I lost 95lbs. Any cooking help in those areas are greatly appreciated.

  80. cordon mcgee on February 24th, 2013 10:40 am

    I am most interested in winning Starlene’s book because we are a GAPS family and really need some new and delicious recipes.

  81. Katharina on February 24th, 2013 10:44 am

    wow!! these books all looks amazing! I will be adding some to my wish list!

  82. Basha on February 24th, 2013 10:49 am

    I would love the Healthy Asian Favorites!

  83. domestic diva on February 24th, 2013 11:07 am

    I like Elana’s Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook.

  84. PaulaB on February 24th, 2013 11:26 am

    The Culinary Creativity book appeals immediately because of the onion rings on the cover…my hubby would love for me to try those! But The Healthy Gluten Free Life is already on my wish list. Well Fed is a cookbook I already own that I turn to quite often.

  85. natalie on February 24th, 2013 11:26 am

    I am interested in all of the above.

  86. Lois on February 24th, 2013 11:46 am

    I would love Starlene’s books, but really any of the gluten free would be great. We are trying to limit most of our grains, and it’s not always easy.

  87. Cindy Brickley on February 24th, 2013 11:59 am

    I want Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites: from Jaden Hair. I just love the Asian flavors in my cooking and would like to have healthier ways of cooking my favorite dishes.

  88. Stephanie on February 24th, 2013 12:09 pm

    I have and love the Nourishing meals cookbook! It’s got some great GF meals that are hearty and comforting. I’ve recommended it to a few friends! This whole list of books looks amazing! (And the fudge pie looks especially amazing!!!)

  89. Faye on February 24th, 2013 12:45 pm

    Really interested in Beyond Grain & Dairy!

  90. Phae on February 24th, 2013 1:20 pm

    I love the sound of all of these books! I think the Gluten Free Edge is most useful to us at this time, as our family is working towards getting more active and fit together. The recipes included also sound fabulous!

  91. HEATHER BRANDT on February 24th, 2013 2:58 pm

    Beyond Grain & Dairy Or Nourishing Meals interest me most because we are mostly grain-free and mostly dairy-free in our family due to health problems.

  92. Kathy Fields on February 24th, 2013 2:59 pm

    Beyond Grain and Dairy would benefit my family as we are all trying to go grain and sugar free. My family would be so grateful if I would expand my culinary skills and I am sure this book would do the trick.

  93. Liz on February 24th, 2013 3:24 pm

    I am very excited about Tom and Ali’s new cookbook. I have their first book (Whole Life Nutrition) which is an AMAZING reference for both recipes and overall health/cooking information. It is also a great source for those interested in trying an elimination diet (VERY detailed how-to), and how to adapt their recipes depending on what stage of the elimination diet you are on. :)

  94. Lynne L on February 24th, 2013 4:23 pm

    Hi Shirley. I couldn’t find anywhere that said the giveaway was U.S. only, so decided I’d take a shot. I’m trying to eat more grain free (having a hard time btw) and I’m LF so “Beyond Grain & Dairy” is exciting to me! On the other hand I just love Ali & Tom(GF books are hard to find here) I have been following them for awhile. Oh and there’s Jeanine’s Everything Guide or Tammy’s yummy-looking book or ANYTHING! My new thing is Living Without magazine…very helpful & my daughter gave me a subscription to Delight mag for Christmas.
    You have truly outdone yourself with this giveaway..we all truly appreciate it (even if we don’t qualify :0). Thank you for all you do!

  95. Shawna on February 24th, 2013 4:26 pm

    A lot of these books sound interesting but I am most interested in Beyond Grain & Dairy. Over the last year, my husband and I have gone through long times of having no grain. We have both seen improvements in our health. Through this, our children have also had significantly less grain. They, too, have improved. We are looking to eventually be completely grain-free.

  96. Meryl Vujs on February 24th, 2013 4:33 pm

    Allergy Free and Easy Cooking Book intersts me out this list (though they all look great!) because I have many dietary restrictions due to different allergie. It is hard to find recipes that don’t have at least one of my allergens! Thanks for the opportunity!

  97. Mary on February 24th, 2013 5:08 pm

    All of these books interest me, but Beyond Grain & Dairy does in particular. Cutting gluten has made a tremendous difference for my health and that of my family. We’ve made some big strides in changing our health in the past year, and we’re looking for more ways to support and further that. These books, esp BG&D would help a lot!

  98. Ruth on February 24th, 2013 6:03 pm

    I have enjoyed Just Making Ice Cream

  99. Kate on February 24th, 2013 7:48 pm

    Beyond Grain looks fascinating to me. Well, each and every one of the cookbooks appeals! Thanks for the fun :)

  100. Lynne on February 24th, 2013 9:05 pm

    Fantastic giveaway. Everyone of these books would be such fantastic addition to my library of gluten and grain free eating. One can never have enough knowledge or recipes and so am going to try the above recipe tomorrow. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway, Shirley.

  101. Jacqueline Kolb on February 24th, 2013 10:10 pm

    We are new on this journey and any of these books would probably help with our struggle.

  102. Jessica on February 24th, 2013 10:15 pm

    Nourishing meals looks like an amazing book!

  103. Mona on February 24th, 2013 10:19 pm

    All these books looks wonderful and inspiring!
    My fave right now is Eat like a dinosaur, cause
    I like the simple and kid friendly recipes.

  104. Katie on February 24th, 2013 10:28 pm

    The “Nourishing Meals” really caught my eye. My sister has celiac’s, and I am now on a gluten-free diet; we’re both looking for more recipes that incorporate lots of fresh, naturally gluten free foods so that we can live even healthier lives.

  105. Stacey on February 24th, 2013 10:31 pm

    Nourishing meals- we have become gluten free due to a sensitivity of one our of children. However, we have 6 children and I find it difficult to provide enough pleasing foods that are nourishing for everyone. This could help bridge that gap. Thank you.

  106. Heather on February 24th, 2013 10:34 pm

    There are four books that look most interesting to me. Allergy Free and Easy would be good because I’m a busy working mom of soon to be three. Culinary Creativity looks like a good book due to the variety as well as the recipe for pumpernickel bread!The Healthy and GF Life looks like interesting a do-able meals for a young family and Nourishing Meals because who could learn to eat better. I’ll definitely have to check these out in more detail, hopefully Amazon has some of these, thanks for posting highlights!

  107. Erica Gebbia on February 24th, 2013 10:49 pm

    My husband has suffered from chronic headaches and other ailments for some time now. We started a gluten free diet about 3 weeks ago and have already seen much improvement! I have appreciated The Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking cookbook by Kelli and Peter Bronski.

  108. Christa on February 24th, 2013 11:31 pm

    What a great giveaway! The book that I’m most excited about is Nourishing Meals. I love that the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, just like my family! I would also like to check out the recipes in Beyond Grain and Dairy…I love grain-free recipes.

  109. Brenda on February 24th, 2013 11:55 pm

    Nourishing Meals looks like the next cookbook I would be interested in adding to my collection. I’m looking for new grain free ideas. Thanks for all the giveaways!

  110. Michele Sauls on February 24th, 2013 11:57 pm

    “The Healthy Gluten Free Life” I would love to win this book, I am fairly new to gluten free and need some good recipes that I can get my whole family to eat.

  111. Amanda on February 25th, 2013 12:06 am

    I have enjoyed Art of Gluten Free Baking’s Holiday book. Everything turned out beautifully. Now we are back to healing healthy eating. I miss those cookies already.

  112. Stephanie on February 25th, 2013 12:08 am

    Of the cookbooks in this giveaway I am most interested in Beyond Grain & Dairy as I am considering trialing going grain free.

  113. Jen G on February 25th, 2013 12:21 am

    I’m interested in all of the books – they all look great! Right now I’m reading “Living Healthy and Happily Ever After” by Rebecca Hintze and Dr. Sue Lawton, and learning about how to use essential oils “while healing both mind and body and breaking free of destructive patterns,” something that I really need right now dealing with anxiety and depression.

  114. Lisa on February 25th, 2013 12:22 am

    I have a copy of The Healthy Gluten-Free Life by Tammy Credicott, and it has about a zillion post-it notes all over! The recipes are very easy to follow and prepare, and the pics are vibrant and colourful. I’m looking forward to reading more about “Nourishing Meals”…sounds like a good one!

  115. Michelle Gustafson on February 25th, 2013 1:17 am

    I would love to get a copy of the The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-Free Foods. I have chronic pain and need quick, easy recipes for GF living that I can actually make without standing too long. All the above books sound wonderful!

  116. Susan on February 25th, 2013 1:41 am

    I’d love to check out all these cookbooks, but I’m particularly interested in Starlene’s Beyond Grain and Dairy. My daughter (8) has been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for nearly three years. Would love to see some new recipes!

  117. Nadine on February 25th, 2013 2:32 am

    Oh my gosh. ANY of these books would be great to have. I have been gluten free (celiac) for just over a year, and it seems we eat the same thing over and over.
    Naturally gluten free and the Gluten free life, because I have recently started seeing the paleo way pretty healthy, seem to be the most interesting to me though

  118. Christy on February 25th, 2013 3:01 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! I’ve been dying to get the Nourishing Traditions cookbook – I have loved so many of the recipes from their first book

  119. Lori on February 25th, 2013 9:37 am

    I would love to win the Nourishing Meals cookbook. I have to eat gluten-free, soy-free, and mostly dairy-free. All four of my children also have to eat this way. I am always looking for truly healthy recipes that fit with our allergies/sensitivities without using a bunch of other things that are not good for us, like all the extra starches so many gf recipes call for!

  120. robyn on February 25th, 2013 10:18 am

    I’m interested in Beyond Grain & Dairy. I’m currently grain free and trying to cut out dairy.

  121. Jennifer on February 25th, 2013 10:19 am

    I’m really interested in Beyond Grain and Dairy as I’ve heard so much about grain-free eating and would love to try it!

  122. Valerie on February 25th, 2013 10:52 am

    Would love to win the Nourishing Meals cookbook. Two of my sons and I are gluten, dairy, and egg free, and one is soy and nut free as well. I love cookbooks and am always looking for new ideas.

  123. Katherine Kasten on February 25th, 2013 1:11 pm

    I love this website for all the things I learn but the best cookbook I have ever had in my kitchen is Cooking For Isaiah by Silvana Nardone. The Gluten free Dairy Free recipes are home-style family cooking and she explains how to make a base flour mix in order to make many of the breads, muffins and pancakes easy to do. I would be most interested in the Everything Guide to Gluten Free because it has more of the home-style recipes such as shake and bake chicken in it.

  124. elisa on February 25th, 2013 1:58 pm

    Thanks for setting up a fun giveaway! All the books look great. The Healthy Asian Favorites book looks especially interesting to me since I love to cook that type of cuisine.

  125. Kristie on February 25th, 2013 2:54 pm

    I am loving my new ebook “Better Than a Box” by Katie from kitchen stewardship. I would love to win one of these books!

  126. Sharri on February 25th, 2013 3:12 pm

    Wonderful giveaway-thanks for hosting it!
    Nourishing Meals looks very interested–but yet, so do they all! :)

  127. Jenni M on February 25th, 2013 3:40 pm

    The Everything Gluten Free Cookbook!!

    I so want it!!

  128. ShannonG on February 25th, 2013 3:40 pm

    Allergy Free and Easy speaks to me…. must be that ‘easy’ part. :) But I’d love to try any one of these! Being both gluten and dairy free requires resources and support…. it can be tough!

  129. Neva on February 25th, 2013 3:47 pm

    The book I am most interested in is The Healthy Gluten-Free Life: 200 Delicious Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free & Egg-Free Recipes. I am allergic to wheat, oats, rye, beef and salmon. This book looks like it has a variety of recipes to try.

  130. kari alterman on February 25th, 2013 3:48 pm

    Thank you for your blog! I was just diagnosed last week with Celiac and am working on learning, learning, learning. I’m also allergic to fish and shellfish, so this is an adjustment!

  131. Alison Whitten on February 25th, 2013 3:50 pm

    I have been ‘drooling’ over Tammy Credicott’s “Healthy Gluten Free Living” I’ve seen it several times in stores and I love the layout, I just never have the extra cash for it!

  132. Chris on February 25th, 2013 4:07 pm

    The Gluten-Free Edge would be a great book to have…..and to loan out! I keep running into more and more who really need this information! Thanks for the shot!

  133. Monique C. M. on February 25th, 2013 4:20 pm

    Oh, wow, so many great ones!!! Gluten freeEdge & Healthy Glutenfree stand out to me. Thanks again for all the awesomeness, Shirley!

  134. Suzanne H on February 25th, 2013 4:38 pm

    Nourishing Meals interests me because I’ve used some of their recipes from their website and they were really good.

  135. Susan Spann on February 25th, 2013 4:58 pm

    The Healthy Gluten-Free Life as it may address since I’m both gluten and dairy free.

  136. Tracey F on February 25th, 2013 6:18 pm

    I would be ecstatic to receive any of the Gluten Free cookbooks. They are too pricey for my budget but love experimenting with new foods for my daughter and I.

  137. Amanda on February 25th, 2013 6:23 pm

    The Healthy Gluten-Free Life. I love it. I borrowed it from a friend and want it sooo bad!

  138. Jennifer C on February 25th, 2013 7:17 pm

    I am trying to focus on more nutritious gluten-free food this year, so The Healthy Gluten-Free Life book looks interesting to me. I’d love to have any of the books though, they all look great. Thanks!

  139. Cara on February 25th, 2013 7:34 pm

    Healthy Gluten Free Life looks really good! Although I have to say, everytime I try a GF Cookbook, I use about 2 recipes. Maybe I’ll use more in this one?

  140. Devra on February 25th, 2013 7:45 pm

    I would LOVE to win The Healthy Gluten Free Life, because I can’t eat gluten, eggs, or dairy. That being said, my new favorite cookbook is The Flying Apron cookbook I recently ordered from It has sweet and savory recipes, which have been a lifesaver for me as I learn to make healthier meals my body can handle.

  141. Christie B. on February 25th, 2013 11:10 pm

    My favorite new healthy living book is Minding My Mitochondria, by Dr. Terry Wahls. Very good program for health I also like Practical Paleo, by Diane Sanfilippo. All of these books that you are giving away look great!

  142. Tracy on February 26th, 2013 1:05 am

    I don’t really have many cookbooks that have allergy free recipes yet. I have learned a lot over the last two years after discovering I had so many food allergies. It is a big learning curve to eat without gluten, yeast, eggs, dairy, and more. I am really just starting to be interested in cookbooks now that I finally have the right kind of ingredients in my kitchen. I am really interested in the “The Healthy Gluten-Free Life” since it specifically names my allergies. It appears to have a wide variety of meals to cook and along with other things such as homemade mixes which I am very interested in and has a great rating. I would be in such awe to win this giveaway and really appreciate the opportunity to be able to participate.

  143. Annie Chiang on February 26th, 2013 2:19 am

    I really would love to win “Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking: 30-Minute Meals Without Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Soy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, and Sesame” by Cybele Pascal. My little girl is allergic to dairy, egg and peanut, but no one in my family is so allergy free cooking is new to me and I am having a hard time preparing meals for her. This book would definitely help!

  144. Wendi M on February 26th, 2013 8:58 am

    I love that there is such a great selection of GF cookbooks now available. I have a great interest in the “Nourishing Meals” as I have been GF and concerned as I have small children that they may not be getting all the great wholesome foods they need. I also have concern that they one day may need to be GF. If I can train their palate to tasty, healthy GF foods now, it will be easier for them to lead a long healthy life. Thanks for providing great summarys of each book!

  145. Patricia S on February 26th, 2013 10:25 am

    My family are longtime GFDFSF eaters. However we are embarking on a new journey. We are hoping that following the SCD we can heal our damaged guts.


  146. Jennifer on February 26th, 2013 10:40 am

    I would love beyond grain and dairy.

  147. Sara A in SC on February 26th, 2013 11:38 am

    Starlene’s book, because I love her BLOG… Her recipes are fantastic and help keep my family going on GAPs.

  148. KarenW on February 26th, 2013 11:44 am

    I’d love the Healthy Asian Favorites. I absolutely love asian food and enjoying trying new recipes.

  149. Selena Meckel on February 26th, 2013 12:47 pm

    I would love the creative culinary book. Any of the books would be wonderful. My 5 yr old was diagnosed as celiac the end of November last year. Always looking for recipes and information. Thank you

  150. Donna Strickler on February 26th, 2013 1:56 pm

    I would love a copy of Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking – it would be so wonderful to come home from work and have a resource there for a 30 minute gluten free meal!
    P.S. Still looking for the coconut pie recipe :-)!

  151. Shelly R on February 26th, 2013 2:00 pm

    I would have a hard time choosing between Allergy Free and Easy Cooking and Beyond Grains and Dairy. Both of these books would be a huge help to us in where we are at in our healing. After the past six months of really struggling with health issues we know we have to eliminate eggs and greatly reduce all grains, nut just gluten containing grains. So wither would be wonderful.

  152. Erica W on February 26th, 2013 2:13 pm

    Another FABULOUS giveaway!! The books I use most are “Nourishing Traditions” & “Make It Fast, Cook It Slow”… LOVE them both!! I have to adapt some recipes from NT to make them GF, but overall a very informative book/cookbook/guide to natural living. Out of the books in your giveaway that is most applicable to me right now is: Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking because I have little ones, homeschool, etc. and we are trying to find quick. yet healthy allergy friendly meals. I think all of the books look fabulous though!!

  153. Melissa on February 26th, 2013 2:29 pm

    I think the one that interest me the most is The complete guide to naturally gluten-free foods with two kids I need to cook the easy no fuss way.

  154. Alena M on February 26th, 2013 2:47 pm

    Well Fed

  155. Amanda on February 26th, 2013 5:40 pm

    I am going GF! I have RA and the book Allergy-free and Easy cooking would come in so handy!! Lets cross our fingers!!!

  156. Oksana Z on February 26th, 2013 5:44 pm

    Id love any one of the books, they all look really helpful! a recipe book would be awesome to win, so that i have a gf cookbook to flip through whenever i need a recipe vs. going online trying to find something last minute.

  157. Bonnie on February 27th, 2013 11:26 am

    I think the Naturally GF Foods and the Culinary Creativity would help me the most.

  158. Karen on February 27th, 2013 11:32 am

    I’ve only been eating gluten free for about two months for the health benefits, but I want to learn more recipes so I can introduce a gluten free diet to my autistic son. I’ve heard many stories of a gluten free diet having a positive change in autistic children, but he is a picky eater and I need to learn more. All of these books look like they would help me, especially the Everything Gluten Free.

  159. Dee Worley on February 27th, 2013 11:33 am

    Wow! These look great! I’m especially interested in the cookbooks that avoid other allergens, like dairy and eggs, since I have problems with those, too. Thanks for thinking of us! :)

  160. cathy on February 27th, 2013 11:33 am

    This is so great to see. We’ve been gf,df,sf and nut free for 10+ years now…love it when the food we eat is even better than the ‘traditional’! Its come a long way :)

  161. Joanne on February 27th, 2013 11:35 am

    I’d love to receive any one of the cookbooks! I’ve been following the gluten-free diet for almost a year now and am feeling like a new woman. No more vomiting, diahhrea and extreme gut problems. It’s like a miracle! Keep on posting those yummy recipes.

  162. Stephanie on February 27th, 2013 11:39 am

    I would LOVE to win any of these books to help continue education into what makes me sick and what does not. All of these books look amazing. I have also noticed that Cooking Light has a book, Cooking Light The Gluten-Free Cookbook. Thanks for this opportunity and for the great community you provide!

  163. Corey Kleinbriel on February 27th, 2013 11:53 am

    The Healthy Gluten Free Life looks great! I just found out I’m allergic to egg and yogurt. My mom is allergic to soy too and we haven’t found a good gluten free cookbook that covers both of us. This looks really amazing!

  164. Shannon on February 27th, 2013 12:14 pm

    Culinary Creativity looks very interesting! I love that its dairy-free, too! And the onion rings on the cover look tempting! I miss onion rings….

  165. Christine on February 27th, 2013 12:52 pm

    Nourishing Meals has been on my to-get cookbook list since I first heard about it. My family is into whole-foods meals and I enjoy the recipes I get from Whole Life Nutrition.

  166. Megan H on February 27th, 2013 1:40 pm

    Any of these cookbooks would be a GREAT addition to my library, but I think I would prefer the “Beyond Grain and Dairy” e-book because I have been eating paleo since April 2012, and life has been simply wonderful from a health perspective. I feel so good, I can’t imagine adding grains back in my diet.

    Happy cooking to us all! :-)

  167. Carol Hill on February 27th, 2013 1:52 pm

    The only one of the books that I have is The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free, which I have thoroughlly enjoyed in the few days I have had it. I have very recently been diagnosed w/ celiac sprue and have been reading and learning anything I can. The experimentation in the baking department has had its ups and downs, but enjoying that as well.

  168. Cielle on February 27th, 2013 3:04 pm

    The cookbook that most interested me in the list was the Healthy Asian Favorites. I’m from the US but spent my whole life growing up and living in China. A year and a half ago, I moved to the US for college- I miss my comfort Chinese/asian food. Now that I’ve gone gluten free(2 weeks ago) I’ve been craving my Chinese food even more! I’ve also just started learning how to cook, so what better way to learn than with my familiar comfort food?

  169. Jennifer on February 27th, 2013 3:26 pm

    I am so new to all of this. My head is swimming with all the resources and info. I’m trying to take it all in. I’d love to have any of these books as I am searching my way through gluten free living. Thank you

  170. Sandy on February 27th, 2013 6:16 pm

    Beyond Grain and Dairy sounds very interesting to me. One can always use a look at something new in the GF world.

  171. kay on February 27th, 2013 6:56 pm

    Just the cover of Nourishing Meals: Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes for the Whole Family looks amazing!!!!

  172. Stacie on February 27th, 2013 8:37 pm

    I’ve was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos and have to now live gluten and dairy free. I am still searching for good recipes and learning what I can and can’t eat. Beyond Grain & Dairy would be a true blessing for me at this point in my journey. Thank you!

  173. Cathy Sandfort on February 27th, 2013 8:40 pm

    Beyond Grain and Dairy looks like a WONDERFUL guide to baking and cooking for people, like me, who have eliminated dairy and most grains out of their diets!!! :) Actually all of the gluten free cookbooks look FABULOUS!! :)

  174. Anne on February 27th, 2013 8:46 pm

    I got Nourishing Meals for Christmas and am thoroughly enjoying it. I’ve read most of it and have made a few recipes already. I’d love Beyond Grain and Dairy or the Healthy Asian Favorites!

  175. Crystal on February 27th, 2013 8:48 pm

    I’ve really liked Gluten Free on a Shoestring’s quick meals book. It’s helped me get started on my journey. I was an avid baker before going GF, so I’m relearning! Any of the books would help me tremendously! I’m also soy free and may have to let go of dairy. I love your page! Thanks!

  176. suzanne on February 27th, 2013 8:51 pm

    My family has been gluten free since July. I am always looking for new recipes and would love any new cookbooks.

  177. Sasha Farnsworth on February 27th, 2013 9:12 pm

    I got Cooking for Isaiah recently and it has really helped me with cooking gluten-free for me and milk-free for my daughters (who are just newly diagnosed).

  178. Beth Crean on February 27th, 2013 9:31 pm

    I’m dairy-free, grain-free (allergic to wheat, corn and soy) and recently found out I was allergic to egg whites. I’m so grateful for your blog which has led me to so many fabulous recipes.

    I just bought “The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook” by Jo Stepaniak to find more dairy alternatives. It’s fascinating and I’ve learned a lot. It would be such a treat to win any one of the fabulous cookbooks you’ve listed. I’d be thrilled with any of them.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work and great recipes.

  179. Lenee Chadwick on February 27th, 2013 9:41 pm

    I am interested in the Beyond Grain and Dairy cookbook. Even though I’ve tried to go grain free, I fall off the wagon occasionally and perhaps a new cookbook would help inspire me to stay grain free. I have been diabetic for 40 years and getting new inspiration is always welcome! Thanks for having the giveaway!

  180. Amber on February 27th, 2013 9:56 pm

    I love cooking and love to actually flip through a real cookbook every now and then instead if Pinterest. ;) I really love to try Beyond Grain and Dairy & The Healthy Gluten Free Life – since I have gluten and dairy allergies.

  181. Shannon @ Enjoying Gluten-Free Life on February 27th, 2013 9:57 pm

    I’m interested in Starlene’s Beyond Grain & Dairy. I hadn’t seen that one before and am intrigued.

  182. Tamara Kieffer on February 27th, 2013 9:58 pm

    All the books look great. However, my choice would be, “Beyond Grain and Dairy” because I find it harder to be dairy free then grain free even though I’ve been dairy free much longer. Love your site!

  183. Tammy Chulyak on February 27th, 2013 10:05 pm

    I am new in this dietary journey and do not have any of these books…..but I would love to learn more by owning them!

  184. Amy Orendi on February 27th, 2013 10:22 pm

    Beyond grain and dairy looks interesting. Try to make my 8 year old happy with being gluten free!

  185. Angela on February 27th, 2013 10:24 pm

    I would very much love to win the book about Healthy Asian Favorites – in fact if I don’t win it I will buy it! I do a lot of Asian cooking (Korean to be specific) and I definitely need gluten free ways to make this kind of food!

    But, all those books look great and would be a great addition to my gluten free library – except the Gluten Free Edge which I already have.

    As for the fudge pie, I better not even look at the recipe again – after I recently made your flourless chocolate cake and gained a few pounds ;)

  186. Debbie on February 27th, 2013 10:26 pm

    5 months ago we had to remove the Top 8 allergens (wheat ,dairy, soy, eggs, fish/seafood, peanuts/treenuts/coconut) from my 11year old son’s diet. I was completey lost and overwhelemed. “Cooking for Isaiah” (gluten free & dairy free cookbook) by Silvana Nardone was a tremendous help to me. I have lots of gluten free cookbooks – which are a tremendous help, but that cookbook was the best because it was gluten & dairy free – the 2 hardest ingredients to avoid.

    I’m very interested in the Cybele Pascal Allergy Free cookbook (it is top 8 free!!). I have her baking cookbook and love it. I also think the “Beyond Grain & Dariy” cookbook would be so helpful!


  187. dee m on February 27th, 2013 10:58 pm

    Oh my goodness…decisions, decisions… I am currently reading Lois Burpee’s Gardener’s Companion and Cookbook, copyright 1968. I am an avid gardener, everything I grow is heirloom vegetables. I, because of many health issues started on my gluten free journey just over a year ago. I incorporate new veggies my family has not had into my garden plan each summer. Reading this book, which was my grandmother’s takes me on a wonderous journey, there are so many vegetables our palette’s have not tasted.

    If I were to choose a book from your selection I would choose Nourishing Meals, the handful of blueberries caught my eyes as well as the beautiful vegetables. I just planted 12 blueberry bushes last fall. And as above vegetables are so important to our bettering our health.

  188. Lisa on February 27th, 2013 11:01 pm

    I’d also love to try Cybele’s Allergy Free cookbook. Now that I can’t have soy either, it’s a lot more challenging.

  189. Debbie Betsinger on February 27th, 2013 11:01 pm

    I am Keeping my fingers crossed for Grain and Dairy free book! I hope tonight is my lucky night! Thank you!

  190. Cindy Russell on February 27th, 2013 11:30 pm

    I already own the Nourishing Meals and made the most fantastic grain free peanut butter cookies from it just the other night. I already have too many favorite recipes – but am always looking for new ones to add to the repetoire and the selection covers all bases!

  191. Leta on February 27th, 2013 11:37 pm

    Would love to win the Asian Cookbook! Thanks for the blogs and giveaway!

  192. Josie G. on February 28th, 2013 12:08 am

    Wow! I just checked out your gf cookbook giveaway, and all these books sound amazing! I think the one book that would benefit me the most is The Gluten-Free Edge. I’ve been looking to push my athletic abilities to the next level (I’m an adult figure skater), and The Gluten-Free Edge is the only book I’ve heard of on the subject of gluten free sports nutrition.

  193. Laura on February 28th, 2013 12:08 am

    I love all your posts and recipes! You do a tremendous service to our GF community. The best self-help book I have read lately is “Quiet,” about introversion in a culture that values extroverts. My fave new cookbook is “Gluten Free on a Shoestring”… so many great ideas! I’d be especially interested in Starlene’s book but all of them are fab. :) Thanks!

  194. Christine on February 28th, 2013 12:40 am

    HI! I am sooo interested in the Beyond Grain and Dairy cookbook. My children and I have many allergies and it’s been a real challenge to cook for them. We have dairy, grain, gluten/wheat,shellfish, soy,egg,coconut,nut,and tree nut allergy! So you can imagine what I go through! Keeping my fingers-crossed to win this. It would definitely come in handy for us!~

  195. Jennifer Alleman on February 28th, 2013 12:40 am

    2 of my favorite books so far since I was diagnosed with ciliac disease a couple weeks ago is Gluten-Free On A Shoestring by Nicole Hunn and I also have her Gluten Free on a Shoestring quick and easy they are both cook books with great recipes and ways to save time and money. I am new at this and got a few cook books after I found out but some where very confusing and looked very complicated. But these two were easy reading and very informative I am looking forward to finding more good books and cook books dealing with gluten free living. I am enjoying finding some stuff for my whole family.

  196. Claire on February 28th, 2013 2:20 am

    Cybele’s Allergy Free cookbook.

  197. Lynda Weiss on February 28th, 2013 7:51 am

    I have embraced the gluten-free life just a few weeks ago and would love to have any of these books in my library. We are still finding our way and educating others constantly.

  198. Linda Fisher on February 28th, 2013 10:09 pm

    My daughter and I just started being gluten free so we are learning along the way. The books would be so helpful since we are new at this!!

  199. Kate @ Eat, Recycle, Repeat on February 28th, 2013 11:59 pm

    Words fail me, but all my senses are screaming, YUM!

  200. Jan on March 1st, 2013 8:12 pm

    I made this today FANTASTIC!!! And is the first chocolate I’ve had in over a year….it hit the spot and I will make it again. I also made “whipped cream” with Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream Thick and Rich. Whipped with some sugar…I couldn’t wait to put it in the frig overnight. It came out like creme anglaise.

    • Shirley on March 10th, 2013 11:03 pm

      Hi Jan–A belated welcome to gfe, and a big thank you for the awesome review! :-) I love the creme anglaise factor, too. I think that perhaps my whipped coconut cream that was a few days old and not as thick as in its original state was similar. Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a lovely comment, Jan!


  201. Kathy Fields on March 3rd, 2013 1:07 am

    I am so happy to be the winner of the cookbook giveaway. Thank you so much! I will enjoy every recipe. My family will appreciate it too.


    • Shirley on March 15th, 2013 12:11 am

      Hi Kathy–You are welcome! I hope you’ve been enjoying Starlene’s ebook and even making some great recipes from it! :-)


  202. Cindy Brickley on March 3rd, 2013 7:45 am

    “I won Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites”. Thank you, I am going to love having this in my cookbook collection.

    • Shirley on March 15th, 2013 12:08 am

      Hey Cindy–My pleasure. Hopefully you have it by now and are as impressed with it as I was. :-)


  203. Stephanie on March 3rd, 2013 8:15 am

    I won The Healthy Gluten-Free Life! Thank you so much for this opportunity! I love your website! I cannot wait to get this book! :)

    • Shirley on March 15th, 2013 12:07 am

      Hi Stephanie–I hope your book has arrived and you are enjoying it very much! :-) Thanks so much for the kind words, too!


  204. Brie on March 3rd, 2013 8:27 am

    YAy! Thank you for the great giveaway!

    • Shirley on March 15th, 2013 12:04 am

      Hi Brie–You’re welcome! Your book should have arrived by now so I hope you are enjoying it. :-)


      • Brie on March 15th, 2013 6:35 am

        Thank you so much! I got it 2 days ago and I am looking forward to looking at it this weekend

  205. Michelle Crooker on March 3rd, 2013 9:18 am

    Awesome! Can’t wait to get my book! Thanks!

    • Shirley on March 14th, 2013 11:59 pm

      Hi Michelle–You’re welcome! Hopefully your copy has arrived from the publisher and you’re enjoying it! :-)


  206. Colinda on March 3rd, 2013 9:22 am

    I won The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free!! Thank you very much. I am really looking forward to reading this book.

    • Shirley on March 14th, 2013 11:57 pm

      Hi Colinda–You are welcome! Hopefully, Jeanine’s great book has arrived and you are really enjoying it. :-)


  207. katrina on March 3rd, 2013 2:06 pm

    Thanks again Shirley for another great opportunity! I have managed to pull out a win! I look forward to receiving the Gluten Free Edge!

    • Shirley on March 14th, 2013 11:56 pm

      Hi Katrina–Thank you for letting me know that your copy of The Gluten-Free Edge has arrived! Enjoy! :-)


  208. Wendi M on March 3rd, 2013 5:35 pm

    Thank you for the “Nourishing Meals” cookbook! I was so excited to learn that I had won it! What a fun giveaway. I look forward to reading it and trying some new recipes!
    Thank You GFE!

    • Shirley on March 14th, 2013 11:56 pm

      Wendi–You are so welcome! I know you will love that cookbook/guidebook from Ali and Tom! :-)


  209. Shannon M. on March 10th, 2013 2:42 pm

    So excited that I won Culinary Creativity! I look forward to trying some fun recipes. Thanks, Shirley and Dawn. ;)

    • Shirley on March 14th, 2013 11:53 pm

      Shannon–You are welcome! I hope your copy arrives soon. I know you will enjoy it! :-)

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