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.) Random.org 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 You may be getting outdated advice from your doctor or you may be reluctant to go on thyroid medication when it’s truly needed.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!