Home for the Holidays: Sunny at And Love It, Too! with Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie + Cookbooks and App Giveaway
It’s Day Five of our holiday event and today Sunny of And Love It, Too! is gracing us with pie! Oh, my, it’s not just any pie … it’s Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie. And this pie is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and *almost* refined sugar free (the chocolate chips contain evaporated cane juice). Included with her pie recipe is her pie crust recipe! As you can see, she made two of these beauties just for us!
courtesy of Sunny at And Love It, Too!
You’ll want to head over to And Love It, Too! immediately to get Sunny’s pie recipe and enter to win one of the following prizes. Plus, please remember that each entry during our entire Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style event is an entry for the final prizes (third prize, Caveman Cookies gift pack of $89 value; second prize, Free From Gluten $150 shopping spree; and the grand prize, the Vitamix 5200 Super Healthy Lifestyle package of $550 value)!
Free For All Cooking ~ This cookbook from my good friend Jules Shepard is packed full of all the recipes you have always loved making. Now Jules shows you how to make them safely for your family with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten issues, or a multitude of other food intolerances/ issues. I did a review of Free For All Cooking a while ago and tested Jules’ Coffee Cake. Scrumptious! We really enjoyed this recipe, and you will, too! You can read my review and get the recipe here. Consider it a tasty little preview of Jules’ latest cookbook. You can find more of Jules’ recipes and products via her Jules Gluten-Free site and her blog, Jules Speaks Gluten Free.
The Whole Life Nutrition Book ~ Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite books. Note that I didn’t say cookbook. As I shared in my original review here, this book from some more good friends, in this case, husband and wife co-authors Tom Malterre and Ali Segersten, is definitely a cookbook, but it is really much more than that. As I shared then, “it’s also a resource book that offers guidance on: stocking your whole foods pantry with detailed nutritional and storage data, adding more vegetables to your diet, selecting and storing fresh produce, choosing the right cooking equipment, and applying different cooking techniques. The pages of my copy are already dog-eared, underlined, and flagged. I’ve learned so much from this book and I’m looking forward to making all the recipes.” I still haven’t made all of the recipes, but I’ve loved every single one I’ve made. Some variation of Tom’s Medicine Chest Smoothie gets made at least once a week, and while I’ve moved on to other variations, I totally credit my love of green smoothies to Tom and Ali! Note that this book is not entirely gluten free, but Ali and Tom’s blog (Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen at nourishingmeals.com) is totally gluten free and their upcoming new cookbook will be, too.
100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes ~ Carol Fenster is well known in the gluten-free world. She’s been creating wonderful gluten-free recipes far long than most of us have even known what “gluten free” meant. I had the great pleasure of meeting her—and sitting in on part of her bread-making demonstration—at the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Expo in May. You may have heard about Carol’s epic 1000 Best Gluten-Free Recipes. Well, as Amazon states, “100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes compiles the most indispensable recipes from Carol Fenster’s giant collection, 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes, in this handy, affordable, and beautiful package with color photos throughout. You’ll find plenty of delicious gluten-free versions of all your favorite fare—including pastas, breads, pizza, cookies, cakes, and more.” I admit that my knowledge of Carol’s recipes and cookbooks is somewhat limited. I followed her Savory Palate newsletter for many years though, sampled her delicious bread at the Expo, made her tasty chocolate chip cookie long ago (featured in aforementioned newsletter), and made a version of her amazing crepes (sort of third hand via an adaptation of Wendy’s adaptation of Carol’s recipe). While I can’t give you any additional info or share a recipe, remember that if you click on one of the links to Carol’s cookbooks on Amazon, you can see some of her recipes and give them a look or even a try.
Cook IT Allergy Free App ~ Okay, I’m totally biased on this app created by Kim Wilson-Maes (also of the Cook IT Allergy Free blog). Why am I biased? Well, it features several of my recipes for one thing—nine to be exact, but who’s counting? Kim happens to be a dear friend, but became one after I fell in love with her app. And although admittedly I don’t yet own an i“Anything” I’ve seen this app in action via this video demo and with an in-person demo from Kim herself and again I love its capabilities. Using the app, if I choose a recipe that contains dairy and I want to make it dairy free, with the touch of my finger, the dairy-free substitutions are shown, and in the correct amounts. No “guesstimating” is required. If I want to know what I need to pick up at the store for a recipe, I can even create my shopping list using the app. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, the Cook IT Allergy Free app is definitely one to have at the touch of your finger. Oh, and Kim’s gluten-free, dairy-free, but still delightfully decadent Chocolate Fondue recipe is one of the recipes featured in the app; you can get that in my previous review post here.
Those are the four prizes for today’s giveaway (each going to one lucky winner), which ends Sunday (December 4) at 8 pm CST. The winners of all giveaways from this week will be announced in a post here on gfe late Sunday. Click here to visit Sunny’s blog and enter today’s giveaway and increase your chances of winning the final giveaway.
If you’re looking for a holiday activity to go with the kids this weekend, Ali’s Gingerbread Cut-out Cookies that were featured yesterday would be a terrific, rewarding activity. Plus, her giveaway (The Pure Kitchen, Healthier Without Wheat, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen, and Baking Gluten Free for Dummies) is open until tomorrow morning, December 3 (7:00 am PST). See Ali’s cookie recipe and enter here.
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