Winners of Amy Green’s Simply Sugar & Gluten Free Cookbook Plus More

There was so much positive feedback to the giveaway for Amy Green’s cookbook, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free: 180 Easy and Delicious Recipes That You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less, that I personally added two more copies to the one being given away by Amy and her publisher, Ulysses Press. Amy’s cookbook is rated 5 stars on Amazon. Even if you didn’t win, it’s a good value at $10.49. (If you missed my review, you can read it here.) has been executed for the giveaway and the winners are:  Megan, Saretta, and Debra Z. Their comments were as follows:

Megan: “I really want to try the Banana Oat Bars! I love eating different types of breakfast bars in the morning, and since having to go GF I sometimes find it hard to find good substitutes for what I used to eat.”

Saretta: “I would love to have a copy of this book. Is your giveaway open internationally? I think the Healthy Morning Muffins sound delish!” (NOTE: Giveaways are open internationally whenever possible. International folks are faithful readers so they should be able to win giveaways, too!)

Debra Z: “I would really want to make the cake donuts. They sound so delicious!”

I will contact the winners by email. Please respond promptly.

FYI–I also just gave away four copies of Nicole Hunn’s Gluten Free on a Shoestring cookbook (also rated five stars on Amazon and another bargain at $10.79) on my Facebook page. While that giveaway is now over, you may want to “Like” gfe there so you won’t miss any of these giveaways. Plus, we always have some great discussions there!

Right now the discussion on my gfe Facebook page is centered on a poorly written, poorly researched, and hence, incendiary article from Good Housekeeping magazine on thyroid issues being the “disease du jour.” Well-known thyroid health advocate and author, Mary Shomon, and several medical professionals rebut the article here. Thyroid issues are very common among those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten issues. In fact for some, thyroid problems may be the first or only symptom of gluten issues. Testing guidelines changed a few years ago and even with a broader net of values, many well-respected physicians often feel that symptoms trump borderline testing values. You may be getting outdated advice from your doctor or you may be reluctant to go on thyroid medication when it’s truly needed. The importance of thyroid health is huge in our overall well-being. Please take a moment to read the articles and comments sharing individuals’ personal stories.

My friend, the always entertaining Tia (Glugle Gluten Free), is giving away a copy of another friend’s—the lovely and talented Carol of Simply … Gluten Free—cookbook, Simply … Gluten-Free Desserts. Enter Tia’s giveaway here.

Products that fit the gfe approach and cookbook giveaways are the ones I like sharing the most. Stay tuned for several more as I clear out my queue while I continue to celebrate my birthday. Only a week has passed … so the celebration is still going on!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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13 Responses to “Winners of Amy Green’s Simply Sugar & Gluten Free Cookbook Plus More”

  1. Megan on July 24th, 2011 2:56 pm

    Yay! I’m so excited to try out some new recipes from the cookbook! Thanks Shirley!

    • Shirley on July 24th, 2011 5:07 pm

      Hi Megan–You’re welcome and congrats!!! It’s always fun to try out new recipes and Amy has so many good ones. :-)


  2. Tia on July 24th, 2011 3:14 pm

    Thank you for the link love, my dear. You are always too kind. As for the article, I am going to have to check that stuff out. I get so tired of people writing articles that are basically opinion pieces that masquerade as journalism. They need to state they are opinion pieces. Off I go to get all huffy and grrrrrrrr.


    • Shirley on July 24th, 2011 5:12 pm

      Hey Tia–You bet, dear! And I only return the kindnesses given to me. ;-) I’ll be interested in what you think of the “article.” I think the worst part is that it did include medical advice from bad doctors in this one. It’s analogous to writing an article about celiac disease and talking only to doctors who never diagnose CD because they still think it’s rare or quoting a doctor who says he sees lots of IBS, but very few cases of CD. Frankly, this article sucked! If I had a subscripton to GH, I’d unsubscribe immediately. Their readers and everyone else should be up in arms. Plus, they should retract the article and print an accurate one IMHO.


  3. Debra Z on July 24th, 2011 10:24 pm

    I am so psyched!!! Can’t wait to start trying out the recipes. You’re my new hero Shirley! Thanks sooo much!

    • Shirley on July 25th, 2011 11:47 am

      Hi Debra–LOL … thank you, dear! :-) I look forward to hearing back from you after you’ve tried several of Amy’s great recipes. ;-)


  4. saretta on July 25th, 2011 3:35 am

    Thank you, Shirley! I am so happy to have won. I really need a cookbook like this! Yeah!

    • Shirley on July 25th, 2011 11:48 am

      Hi Saretta–You’re welcome, of course! It seems like so many need a cookbook just like Amy’s … luck was with you this time—enjoy! :-)


  5. glutenfreeforgood on July 25th, 2011 12:58 pm

    Lucky cook-book recipients! Those are all great choices. And thanks for the thyroid information and various links. Somehow I missed that conversation, but as someone with the potential for thyroid problems, I’ll be interested in checking it out. Gosh, there’s always so much fun and varied information available here at GFE!

    • Shirley on July 26th, 2011 9:42 am

      Hi Melissa–Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! We have a wealth of wonderful gluten-free cookbooks right now in our gf world, don’t we? :-)

      The publishing of grossly inaccurate information on thyroid issues is disturbing. I sincerely hope that Good Housekeeping will do a retraction and share the real facts. Many individuals’ lives may actually depend upon it.


  6. Stephanie on July 25th, 2011 3:05 pm

    As someone with a clear family history (but no issues myself) of thyroid disease, I’m faintly amused that thyroid disease is seen as a “disease du jour.” How awful. Thyroid disease can be devastating, particularly over long-term health impacts.

    Anybody think it’s one of those gender and disease issues? Like, say, migraines? ;-)

    • Shirley on July 26th, 2011 9:47 am

      Hi Stephanie–You put it well … yes, thyroid disease can be devastating. As I was saying to Melissa, I sincerely hope that the uproar that this article has created—with many medical experts right there with the rest of us–will motivate Good Housekeeping to do a retraction and an accurate article soon.

      And incidentally, welcome to gfe! :-) I truly appreciate you visiting and sharing your thoughts and family perspective.


  7. cheryl on July 28th, 2011 11:20 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the thyroid controversy! Things like that have so much power to do so much harm, and it’s so darned silly. I am quite pleased with my article on the gluten/thyroid connection…it’s a topic that gets WAY too little press.

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