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May Birthday Giveaway: Gluten-free Girl and the Chef

gluten-free girl and the chef

What’s going on here? My site started ten years ago this month and to celebrate I’m giving away something each weekday. Because I like you.

Today I’ve got a copy of Gluten-free Girl and the Chef to give away, it was written by Shauna and Danny Ahern who do the site titled, you’ve perhaps guessed, Gluten-free Girl and the Chef. I talked about Shauna’s first book a few years back when I spent the day being gluten-free and discovered gluten is everywhere, including my toothpaste and my hair product. At the time I met Shauna I knew one person who had celiac, and since then I’ve met many more. It seems like every one of those I’ve met has gone through a struggle with what they cannot eat anymore and this is where Shauna comes in, she is a generous, happy, glowing soul who focuses instead on all the goodness one can uncover while eating gluten-free and she shares that. This book was written after she married Danny, the chef in the title (and one awesome guy, if I may say so), and the book covers a love story (romantic sigh) and lots of recipes and beautiful inspiring photos.

Do you live gluten-free or know somebody who does? Then this book is one you’ll want. To enter please leave a comment with this entry and, if you’d like something to talk about (I love reading all the stories!), here is a question to answer: Do you know somebody with celiac? I’ll go first: When I was living in San Francisco I learned about the disease from a co-worker who had been diagnosed earlier that year, it was completely new to me. Now it seems that a startling number of people I know have celiac. Alright, you’ve got until Thursday, May 26th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies and as always good luck! Closed, thank you for entering!

· comments [359] · 05-25-2011 · categories:books · food ·

359 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bellatonia // May 25, 2011 at 2:13 am

    As a result of other health issues, my friend’s husband is now on a gluten-free diet. We only found out about this shortly before they came to dinner for the first time after moving into the area. It was my rapid introduction to learning about gluten and what would be appropriate to prepare. I was surprised about what I learned and am now interested to know more!

  • 2 Melissa // May 25, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I know quite a few people with celiac’s disease. One friend in particular has really struggled with finding food she can eat because of a couple other food allergies she has. I definitely want to share this book with her!

  • 3 Karola // May 25, 2011 at 2:43 am

    I don’t really know anyone with this disease but when my sister was little she had a friend who had it. One year the girl came to my sisters birthday party thus the menu had to be adjusted. I remember my mom prepared these delicious rice-flakes cookies that she’s never made before. And everyone loved them so much that we still make them!! Yum :)
    Maybe I should get back in touch with this girl and thank her for introducing these little treats to my diet hehe.

  • 4 Annie // May 25, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Oooooooooo great giveaway! You know, recently my skin has completely dried out and I cannot get it under control. My hairdresser suggested a gluten free diet. Thought I’d give it a go…then your giveaway showed up! Count me in!

  • 5 tess // May 25, 2011 at 2:51 am

    I’ve been celiac (spelt coeliac in the UK) for 13 years, but I’m always looking for new things to eat!

  • 6 Cristina // May 25, 2011 at 3:04 am

    A good friend of mine has celiac, and so I now know which restaurants in this city have gluten-free menus, including a tremendous cake shop and a pizzeria! I ate some chocolate cake made with rice flour at her house recently and the texture was wonderfully crumbly. All Cakes Considered has a recipe for oaty cookies made with rice flour too, so it looks like rice flour is going on the shopping list!

  • 7 jean h // May 25, 2011 at 3:25 am

    While not celiac, a family member is sensitive to gluten and we spend a lot of time trying to find gluten free ‘go to’ recipes. It’s great that there is so much more awareness of this now and so many more products and recipes that address a gluten free life!

  • 8 Emily // May 25, 2011 at 3:45 am

    I’ve been interested in checking out this book. My mother in law has celiac, and I have two close friends with gluten intolerance. Thanks!

  • 9 Elizabeth // May 25, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I know several children with celiac, including a newly-diagnosed nephew. What a fantastic book to be able to share with their families!

  • 10 i heart salt // May 25, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I used to cook for a celiac teenage boy…NOT EASY!!

  • 11 Jenn // May 25, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I am thinking about changing our diet to gluten free as it’s been show to help child with ADHD and Autism such as my son.

  • 12 T S // May 25, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I have one good friend who has celiac, unfortunately. And although I don’t have celiac, I’ve gone gluten free/paleo for the last few months and feel awesome!

  • 13 Maddy // May 25, 2011 at 4:01 am

    My mum has just been told she has to stop eating gluten . I would love to give her some new and inspiring ideas to help with her transition. She cant seem to see a world without gluten!

  • 14 Jamie G // May 25, 2011 at 4:09 am

    My aunt has celiac disease, and my dad and friend are both sensitive to it.

  • 15 Katrina // May 25, 2011 at 4:22 am

    We have several people in our church that have celiac or have gluten sensitivities. We now offer a gluten-free wafer for communion. A book like this would make church potlucks easier for all.

  • 16 Gweneth // May 25, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I know people who are sensitive to wheat and friends of friends who have celiac.

  • 17 Kelly // May 25, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I have gluten intolerance. It’s challenging trying to come up with family meals for everyone while still being gluten free.

  • 18 Inma // May 25, 2011 at 4:43 am

    I would certainly appreciate this book as I have problems with gluten myself. I would great to get it.


  • 19 Miranda E. // May 25, 2011 at 4:46 am

    I have become sensitive to gluten, and am trying to cut down, but it’s in EVERYTHING!!!

  • 20 courtney // May 25, 2011 at 4:47 am

    i find that my system is a lot happier when i reduce my gluten intake. this book looks wonderful!

  • 21 Kate // May 25, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I met someone with celiac disease a couple of years ago on a course I was doing. Since then I’ve met a few others. I’ve tried going gluten free for a few days but have found it very hard.

  • 22 Laurie // May 25, 2011 at 4:53 am

    While in college, one of my friends was diagnosed with celiac, and it was at that point that I learned just how ubiquitous gluten really is! Her boyfriend went gluten-free as well, and they had some serious adventures locating all the grocery stores and restaurants that could accommodate their new diet

  • 23 Elise // May 25, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I don’t personally know anyone dealing with celiac. I do have a good friend who is allergic to corn among other things. And corn is in everything!

  • 24 Bonnie // May 25, 2011 at 5:04 am

    One of my cousins and her son have celiac. I try to be aware of it when we’re making food for a family get-together, and it gives me a lot of respect for how carefully they must have to plan their own meals!

  • 25 Natalie // May 25, 2011 at 5:12 am

    A couple of friends are gluten-free – one as a way to control MS, the other for a GI (but non-celiac) issue.

    As an aside, thanks for the giveaways this month, Megan!

  • 26 Tara // May 25, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I am gluten-free and have been so for about 1-1/2 years. I do not have celiac but have thyroid and other focus/exhaustion issues that gluten affects.

    It was definitely tough at first (I was always hungry!) Now there are so many gluten-free options available and great blogs like Gluten Free Girl that it’s a lot easier to handle!

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • 27 Dusie // May 25, 2011 at 5:34 am


  • 28 Mk // May 25, 2011 at 5:46 am

    A friend cannot tolerate wheat and has challenges with a variety of foods. He calls it allergies. We don’t ask and find gluten free recipes to make for him. I admire Shauna and Danny foe sharing their story!

  • 29 Kristi // May 25, 2011 at 5:47 am

    I only have a few friends and 1 family member with celiac. I tried gluten-free baking for the “fun” of it, but was…not so good at it. :)

  • 30 Janna // May 25, 2011 at 5:48 am

    My husband has been gluten-free for 5 years so I’ve done so for the most part also. What strikes me is how many people I know that are going gluten-free in order to feel better, whether or not they are celiac. I definitely feel better when I am gluten free too. And I love the Gluten Free Girl website, they are such a cute family, been wanting this book for a while!

  • 31 Laura // May 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Two of my coworkers have celiacs. Its something I never encountered before I met them. I would go crazy not being able to eat bread and pasta! But they don’t seem to mind too much. I guess you do what you have to do. Its better than the alternative!

  • 32 Amy // May 25, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I did know someone with celiacs and it seemed very time consuming to stay on top of. I think things may have gotten easier since then. But I also know some who just seem to be healthier with less gluten.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 33 Cathy // May 25, 2011 at 6:01 am

    No, I don’t know anyone with celiac. But, I do find it so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 34 Anne with an e // May 25, 2011 at 6:02 am

    My mom is gluten free (not celiac, but an allergy)… this looks like a great book for her!

  • 35 Dana // May 25, 2011 at 6:04 am

    A coworker has been having health problems for quite a while and was diagnosed about six months ago. Eating gluten free has been a struggle but she is definitely feeling beter and she has managed to make it work for her family too.

  • 36 M // May 25, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I ran across Gluten Free Girl before I met my first gluten-free friend; I think when my friend found out I knew about some soy sauce containing gluten, oats not being safe except under certain circumstances, etc., she was a bit surprised! But I like to feed people, especially people who are normally left picking at the vegetable tray, so I now have three gluten-free cakes in my recipe file…

  • 37 Andrea // May 25, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Sounds great – my husband has Celiac… any creative approaches for making yummy food is welcome!!

  • 38 Heather // May 25, 2011 at 6:15 am

    I have a good friend with celiac – it was amazing to watch her figure it out and feel better on a dime once she went gluten free. I would love to give her this cookbook!


  • 39 Katie // May 25, 2011 at 6:19 am

    A friend’s daughter has just been diagnosed with celiac, and they’re overwhelmed with the huge changes they need to make. This would be a huge help to her!

  • 40 MELissa E // May 25, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I was just diagnosed with celiac 1 month ago after years of bad doctors visits. I would love to check out this book because the blog is wonderful!

  • 41 shannon // May 25, 2011 at 6:30 am

    i have a very good friend who is celiac. turns out most places are eager to accommodate her with their menus. I’ve also recently gone paleo so this would be especially helpful.

  • 42 Pictou // May 25, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I have non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance and am still learning how live gluten-free. I love Gluten-Free Girl and follow her on Twitter also.

  • 43 Anna // May 25, 2011 at 6:31 am

    My boyfriend was well sick for a year and a half before he self-diagnosed as needing a gluten-free diet. I’m still amazed at what a difference it has made for him. I read the Gluten-Free Girl blog, it’s high time I read her newest book!
    Thanks for the give-away!

  • 44 Shannon // May 25, 2011 at 6:31 am

    One of my closest friends at work has celiac’s, so I would love to get this book for her.

  • 45 jeanne // May 25, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I don’t know of any one with celiac. I have eaten gluten free products and they are fabulous!

  • 46 Laura J // May 25, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I know a few people with diagnosed celiac, and at least one more who lives gluten free because it makes her feel better. The first girl, who seemed like the crazy one at a fair asking exactly what was in the ketchup, was embarrassed because she didn’t want to be seen as a super-strict low carb person.

  • 47 Lou // May 25, 2011 at 6:38 am

    I know a few people with celiac disease. I think they eat more healthfully than most people I know.

  • 48 Deborah S. // May 25, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Love cookbooks, this would make a fabulous addition to my growing library.

  • 49 Jody // May 25, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I have a friend who has celiac disease. I would love to be able to make her some delicious treats.

  • 50 cab // May 25, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I entertain quite a bit and am always looking for gluten free recipes to meet the needs of my guests.
    It would be great to have this book! Thanks for the give-away!

  • 51 Michelle // May 25, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Love the idea of this cookbook!

  • 52 Abby // May 25, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I don’t know anyone with celiac specifically, however I do know at least one person who can’t eat any gluten due to different allergies and I would love to get this book for them!

  • 53 Bunny // May 25, 2011 at 6:48 am

    OK. This would be perfect. My great-niece eats gluten-free. She’s getting married, and I’m hosting a KITCHEN SHOWER for her. Right? Get it?

  • 54 rachellake // May 25, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I love gluten free girl! Her first book was so inspiring to read, even though I don’t have gluten issues, it really helped me to make my food choices better and healthier.

  • 55 Sara // May 25, 2011 at 6:58 am

    My husband’s grandfather was diagnosed with celiac way back when it was a very foreign concept for most people, my husband’s brother has been diagnosed with it recently and there’s a very good possibility that my husband has it as well.

  • 56 Jessica // May 25, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I don’ t believe I know anyone with celiac, but I imagine it’s tricky to deal with. This book looks so cute!

  • 57 Tina // May 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

    My friend had celiac and I’d looove to be able to give this book to her because she is a great cook!!

  • 58 cindy // May 25, 2011 at 7:06 am

    My husband is sensitive to wheat – this would be great!

  • 59 gwen // May 25, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I have two friends who follow a gluten free diet due to celiac disease. I once tried to make them muffins using different rice flours….and forgot to adjust (or try to adjust) for baking at high altitude! The muffins turned into “inverse volcanos” but at least they could eat them and we had a big laugh about them. I need a cookbook! : )

  • 60 Rachel // May 25, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I used to work at a restaurant that catered to those with gluten-free needs. They were always so grateful to be able to eat out at a restaurant with awareness.

  • 61 Belinda // May 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I love Shauna’s blog! Yes, I have at least one friend with celiac (never verified by the official test, but all the symptoms are right) I’d been around people with wheat sensitivities for years (including myself) but reading Shauna’s blog educated me about how celiac was much more than that.

  • 62 herschel // May 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

    A little boy at my son’s daycare has celiac. He has the sweetest little laugh!

  • 63 Kimberly B // May 25, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I have a friend with celiac so this would be perfect!

  • 64 Sage // May 25, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I have a son on the autism spectrum and we tried a GFCF diet for 18 months, while we did see improvement in him, the diet was causing him anxiety with not fitting in. He is now eating all the foods he loves, but avoids chocolate milk, because it gives him a tummy ache. At least he is learning to listen to his body, and maybe in the future he will chose to experiment with a GF diet.

    I have a group of friends that we potluck with. One has Celiacs, along with her older son and another friend is allergic to garlic and onion. I LOVE the challenge of making food for them that they can both eat.

    I wish I had entered a comment for the bag, it was gorgeous.

  • 65 Out2lunch // May 25, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Hurray! That picture showed up in my Safari RSS feed!

  • 66 heather // May 25, 2011 at 7:30 am

    i don’t know anyone…but i know people who have relatives who are. the stories are so tough until diagnosis – then it’s like a new person is unleashed. love that!

  • 67 Amy // May 25, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I actually know two people with Celiac – both pretty close friends. We are all “poor college students” and I know that they struggle with finding food, for cheap, that they can make/buy.

  • 68 Cathy // May 25, 2011 at 7:40 am

    While it is not quite celiac, my best friend is sensitive to gluten so she does her best to avoid it if possible… this cookbook would help!

  • 69 Fawn // May 25, 2011 at 7:49 am

    I know so many people who have celiac. It’s hard for them but I’m glad that there are so many resources available now!

  • 70 jen // May 25, 2011 at 7:51 am

    I have a friend who has Celiac and our family also eats gluten/grain free!

  • 71 CindyAz // May 25, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I have a friend who has it. I was just thinking the other night about how I don’t mind cooking for him once in a while but it would certainly be more difficult if I were to have to do it every meal. This cookbook would be amazing to have.

  • 72 Allie // May 25, 2011 at 8:02 am

    A friend has to do the gluten-free thing. She has found a lot of support in her husband – he even managed gluten-free pizza all on his own! :) I have been a vegetarian for about 15 years now, and many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks have gluten-free recipes in them. For me, it is a novelty to try those – but it is nice to have at least a couple of recipes I could make with confidence that are gluten-free. Especially cupcakes, cookies, etc. :)

  • 73 Aarika // May 25, 2011 at 8:03 am

    One of my co-workers who has become a friend suffers from celiac disease and she co-owns a pizza shop which she cannot enter even hours after they’ve prepared the dough because of the flour in the air. She and I always talk about the gluten-free food she finds that is close to the “real” version.

  • 74 Ruth Ann // May 25, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I have a friend who has had celiac disease for years. She’s the one who let me know about the disease. I have a few other friends who are gluten “intolerant”. I’m not entirely certain what that means other than they can’t eat most of the cookies that I make. I’d love this cookbook so I could have more recipes that my friends could enjoy.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 75 Tasha // May 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I have been gluten free for about 15 years. In the beginning there weren’t many good options for gluten free foods in stores. But today, there are so many amazing gluten free brands, it’s fantastic. I give a lot of credit to bloggers like Gluten Free Girl for raising awareness.

  • 76 Jessica // May 25, 2011 at 8:09 am

    In my college studies I’ve done a lot of research on this diesease (from a genetic prevelance perspective) but I’ve never known anyone with it. Although I do have plently of friends who have given up gluten because they feel it helps with their allergies.

  • 77 meg // May 25, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I’ve had stomach aches on and off for about 10 years, with them recently become unbearable. I saw everyone and did every allergy and blood test you could think of. Each time the test results came back inconclusive and they would tell me that I probably have an intolerance or sensitivity that will never show up on a test. After a year of this, someone finally suggested cutting out gluten. I haven’t had a stomach ache since. :)

  • 78 Dawn Richardson // May 25, 2011 at 8:19 am

    My mom has celiac. In addition to being gluten free she follows a vegan/raw food/macrobiotic diet. I have no idea what she actually eats. Algae maybe?

  • 79 mrscharlemagne // May 25, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I tried a gluten-free month a while back. While it wasn’t the answer to my digestive issues, it was a good experience, and I certainly eat less gluteny foods than before. Shauna & Danny’s website was a great resource. Their brownies are to die for! I made them for my family and they had no idea they were gluten free.

    Thanks for the great month of goodies!

  • 80 Rachel // May 25, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Hooray! I know my mom would love to get this book. She’s been gluten-free about a year and has introduced us to lots of new recipes and products we didn’t know about before.

  • 81 Tonya // May 25, 2011 at 8:30 am

    One of my students is gluten free, and this would be great for her!

  • 82 Patsy // May 25, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Not gluten but a yeast allergy. I was able to make a whole thanksgiving meal with out yeast!

  • 83 Annika // May 25, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I know several people who have trouble with gluten, but just one with full-on Celiac.

  • 84 Linnea // May 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Yes please! When I was younger for years I had trouble with eating and being sick all the time. Then two decades later I married a man who eventually read an article about what gluten does to the average person’s intestine and he decided to go gluten free as well. Now we know it can cause infertility and all sorts of things even if you aren’t Celiac ! Thanks for the great giveaway. Just bringing awareness is important.

  • 85 Alysia // May 25, 2011 at 8:40 am

    One of my best friends my first year of college had celiacs. I would love to try out this book.

  • 86 April G. // May 25, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I don’t think I know anyone with celiac, but my Mom eats gluten-free. This cookbook would be great! I love Shauna’s blog.

  • 87 Heather // May 25, 2011 at 8:44 am

    My mom was a suspected celiac-sufferer, and although the diagnosis ended up being different, we learned an awful lot very quickly about gluten free living. Now I’m in a dinner club with a friend who lives gluten free. It keeps my skillz up.

  • 88 Erin // May 25, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I have one friend who has celiac and another who has a gluten allergy. This would make a great gift for one of them!

  • 89 Jamie // May 25, 2011 at 8:53 am

    my father in law and my sister in law have celiac disease. In addition, my sister in law is allergic to corn. Double whammy! I see the careful path they have to navigate in this world and this has made me so grateful for the health my family enjoys as well as living now when there is so much knowledge and so many options to be healthy!

  • 90 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I don’t know anyone with celiac, but I know plenty of gluten-free eaters!

  • 91 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I would love to win this book! I don’t have celiac, but I’m allergic to gluten so I follow basically the same diet as Shauna. I love her website and her first book!

  • 92 Jess // May 25, 2011 at 8:59 am

    One of my close friends has celiac. There are a lot of people who roll their eyes at the gluten-free lifestyle because they see it as a fad diet that people do because they have some crazy notion that gluten is bad, and that makes me so mad, because here is this friend who has a medical condition! She also has Crohn’s, so basically eating just sucks for her. And yet she is really one of the most upbeat & lovely people I know. I will have to recommend this book to her!

  • 93 sara // May 25, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I don’t live gluten free, but I have a couple of friends who do for different reasons – one has celiac, and the other has a different sort of gluten intolerance that isn’t celiac (apparently more like an allergy like people would have to nuts).

  • 94 Heather K. // May 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Our favorite friends have 3 in their family with celiac. We like to keep rice krispy treat fixings on hand so we can offer a treat when they visit. This book would be great to help me fix more items they could eat.

  • 95 Holly // May 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

    I know many people with gluten sensitivities and allergies, and have found that when I eliminate gluten from my diet, I feel amazing! Perhaps this book could help me to eliminate it completely.

  • 96 Christina DV // May 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Growing up, our neighbor was horribly allergic to gluten (I don’t know if she has celiac or not), and I remeber when we would go hiking she would always make her sandwiches between cabbage leaves. At the time I thought it was odd, but then her sandwiches were never soggy : )

  • 97 kay // May 25, 2011 at 9:09 am

    My mom has a gluten tolerance issue (not technically celiac). This was figured out (and not by a doctor) after 30+ years of being told her gastrointestinal issues were a variety of other illnesses including psychological. How did we figure out what was up? I was watching a PBS show called Baking with Father Dominic (which I still miss) and he was talking about this thing called celiac and how he wanted to make no wheat bread, but that is was harder than he thought. I didn’t know what that disease was so I looked it up. I read the list of symptoms and called my mom and told her I knew what was wrong with her. That was late 1999 (I think). Her life is much better now. I gave her Shauna’s first book for Christmas, I gave myself the the newest one!

  • 98 Jacquie // May 25, 2011 at 9:11 am

    My future S-I-L has celiac and I bought this book for her as a shower present. I spent a day reading it and now I want one for myself. I loved Shauna’s perspective on having celiac–focusing on what she could eat rather than what she couldn’t.

  • 99 Julie // May 25, 2011 at 9:17 am

    My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease six years ago when she was eight. Living gluten-free has often times been challenging for our family. I have been wanting to check out this cook book for more gluten- free recipes.

  • 100 Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan // May 25, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Sadly, I have two friends with Celiacs… and most of my workout community eats gluten-free by choice. I’ve been curious about this book — thanks for the giveaway AND the constant creativity and inspiration in your blog.

  • 101 Cynthia // May 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

    A friend is gluten-intolerant, although not full blown celiac. I love Shauna’s recipes, it keeps the “gluten’s in everything!” thoughts at bay!

  • 102 Jams // May 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    My MIL is eating gluten-free (and sugar free, and mostly vegan…..yikes) and I’d love this book!

  • 103 Karly // May 25, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I’m not Celiac, but my body won’t digest wheat – that alone restricts so many things, I can’t imagine having to live completely gluten free. But since I found out about my wheat intolerance eight years ago, it just seems like I meet more and more people with Celiac or other grain sensitivities.

  • 104 elena // May 25, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I do. It’s always an adventure having him over for dinner. It makes me a more creative cook.

  • 105 Kristen // May 25, 2011 at 9:55 am

    My brother was diagnosed as celiac when he was little, this was back in the late ’60’s/early ’70s, and at the time there was hardly any info on gluten free cooking. I can remember my mother madly trying to come up with things he could eat. It would have been a godsend to have a book like this back in the day.
    These days, I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of gluten in my diet, as I think it contributes to some arthritis and inflammation issues that I have. I think this book would be awesome and I’ll probably buy a copy if I don’t win.

  • 106 Karen // May 25, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Yes I do, and many other assorted food issues. Makes hosting dinner parties a challenge! I’ve come to appreciate that knowing these friends makes me explore food in a different way. I love Shauna’s blog and it would be a treat to win this book (it’s been on my list for a while)!

  • 107 Kathy // May 25, 2011 at 9:57 am

    My 10 year old daughter has celiac and my 2 yr old has a wheat allergy. I would love to get a copy of this book.

  • 108 Kelly // May 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Sigh…I’m celiac too…dx three years ago. I also have sensitivities to soy and dairy, yipeee! Shauna’s was one of the first blogs I ever followed…

  • 109 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

    My friend does and I would definitely pass this great book along to her, if I won of course :)

  • 110 Amy // May 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    My friend Nicole has it and I saw her a few months after she was correctly diagnosed and she made a diet change. I didn’t realize she had Celiac so I got scares when I saw her. She had dropped 30 pounds and I thought maybe she had cancer. She told me what had happened and laughed when I finally confessed my fear. She is now doing great and I’d love to pass this to her.

  • 111 Christina // May 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Oh I adore gluten free girl and would love this book! There are so many people in my life now who are gluten intolerant, including my mom and one of my best friends. As a result I’m trying to eat less gluten and experiment with cooking gluten free. Thanks for posting all these giveaways! What a fun month.

  • 112 Michelle // May 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I don’t know anyone with celiac, but I have a gluten sensitivity. If I eat gluten, I get migraines. When I went gluten-free, I was able to go off of all of my migraine prevention and treatment medications, which was very freeing.

  • 113 Lisa // May 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I know one person with celiac disease. It is making me rethink a lot of what we eat.

  • 114 Kristin H // May 25, 2011 at 10:24 am

    My brother in law’s girlfriend is celiac and one of my very good friends is allergic to wheat.

  • 115 Layla // May 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I have a couple of friends who have celiac disease, and recently I gave up gluten to see how it would make me feel. I feel amazing and so less bloated all the time!

  • 116 the gluten free lab // May 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Totally up our alley! We’re a gluten-free blog & resource called The Gluten Free Lab. Lots of experimenting going on here. Two of our Lab Techs are gluten intolerant, and one is a bona fide Celiac. And although our diets are limited, we still eat a heck of a lot of great food!

  • 117 Cait // May 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

    My best friend in high school had celiac. I never thought I would have to deal with the same food restrictions as her, but as the result of a different digestive ailment I now have to limit the gluten in my diet too.

  • 118 Linda // May 25, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I do know someone with celiac, and stopping gluten seems to have vastly improved her quality of life.

  • 119 LeslieG // May 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    The first person I “knew” was a favorite blogger who frequently mentioned her celiac — as well she should, since it is an everyday part of her life. A good example of how knowing and hearing about something regularly in an everyday way makes you much more aware of it as a presence in many people’s lives.

  • 120 Shannon // May 25, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I know a number of people with varying levels of gluten sensitivity, including one with celiac who happens to also be allergic to soy and nuts (not a fun combo!). I’m fortunate to be able to remain a happy omnivore, but I love to challenge myself by making delicious things that can be eaten by my friends with more restricted diets, and they always are extremely appreciative!

  • 121 Jessica H // May 25, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I have many friends who have celiacs disease, or a gluten intoloerance. The woman currently sitting next to me has it, recently diagnosed she is just learning what and how to cook with non-glutens. I would love to give her this book to help her out :)

  • 122 JB // May 25, 2011 at 10:37 am

    My cousin has celiac, and I would love to use this to cook for her!

  • 123 Luka // May 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    My friend just found out last year that she has celiac, and now this year, I’ve found that I have a gluten sensitivity. I’m just starting out on my gluten-free journey and love to cook and bake, so the change is going to be a challenge.

  • 124 stacey // May 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    One of my good friends from church is trying to cut out gluten because of some other health issues… I like to bring food when we all get together, but between no gluten and no lactose for another friend and no nuts for another friend, I’m finding it difficult! This cookbook would be great. :)

  • 125 Lisa // May 25, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I know a few who cannot have gluten. It is amazing all the places gluten can hide!

  • 126 Kim // May 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I would love to win this book for my friend Amy! She was the first person with Celiac’s I met, and because we like to eat together, it was an adventure learning about how to cook gluten-free.

  • 127 js // May 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I am gluten-intolerant – not properly, surgically diagnosed as “celiac” but definately have all of the symptoms. The diagnosis was confirmed when I stopped eating glutens and all of the mysterious digestive and skin issues that none of the other doctors could explain went away. It is extremely common now – I wonder how wheat farmers are coping.

    Shauna’s recipes on her site have made eating more enjoyable for me, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win her book!

    I do feel lucky not to have what a friend’s son has – he can’t have gluten, nuts, dairy, eggs, chicken, soy, or any type of fish.

  • 128 Sara Beth // May 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

    My father-in-law, sister-in-law, and various others on my husband’s side of the family are gluten-intolerant, all asymptomatic early in life and diagnosed later in life (30s, 40s and later). They are not all Celiac, per se – Celiac is just one manifestation of it as I understand it. Our family has recently gone gluten-free, knowing how probable it is that my husband will show symptoms eventually, and that our kids are susceptible. Gluten can be doing damage even if you don’t have outward symptoms. And from the research I’ve done, gluten isn’t really good for anyone.

  • 129 Cara // May 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I don’t know anyone with celiac anymore, but the first time I heard of it was from a friend in Australia, and I thought it was so strange that she ate so much rice! I don’t know her anymore, but it opened my eyes to the disease, and what a struggle it could be.

  • 130 KJ // May 25, 2011 at 11:18 am

    my mom follows a gluten-free diet. thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • 131 kala // May 25, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I don’t know anyone with celiac, but plenty who feel better when they avoid gluten! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

  • 132 Paige // May 25, 2011 at 11:23 am

    I work with someone who is gluten-free. There are a lot of samples at our job, almost all of them contain gluten :(

  • 133 Jennifer Hill // May 25, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I’ve got non-Celiac gluten intolerance. I know having Celiac would be worse, but it’s still difficult to give up gluten. Unfortunately, I’m also sensitive to dairy, oats, beef, peanuts and soy. That doesn’t make for easy meal planning!

  • 134 Cherish // May 25, 2011 at 11:28 am

    My sister has a gluten intolerance. It would be exciting to win this book for her!

  • 135 Kay // May 25, 2011 at 11:29 am

    One of my good friends is – she’d love to have this cookbook!

  • 136 Lily // May 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I have celiac!

    And my brother, my eldest sister, my mother, my father, and some of my friends and co-workers. It’s a support group with built-in safe baked goods around here.

    My husband isn’t, though, which is why I’m psyched about (maybe) winning a copy of a new cookbook–it’s always a challenge to juggle making food that tastes good to both of us, and is safe for me.

  • 137 Whitney Fast // May 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

    My second mother (of sorts!) lives in Minneapolis and has celiac. She is an absolute gem and I’m inspired to be around her. She has taught me so much!

  • 138 Elis // May 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I’m a bike racer & gluten-free is the current diet craze. I caved to the pressure and went GF for two weeks, after which I discovered that adding wheat back into my diet *hurt*. I can eat gluten (rye, barley, etc.) but not wheat.

  • 139 Kristen K // May 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Yes! I do know someone with celiac. My husband is gluten intolerant and has noticed a huge difference by cutting gluten out of his diet. This cookbook would be amazing for us – I am not creative at all in my cooking and I would love some new ideas!

  • 140 danielle // May 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    i was diagnosed as gluten intolerant last year and have been struggling since then to remain happy, healthy and creative in the kitchen. shauna’s site is (literally) a lifesaver, but how i would love to have her cookbook at my fingertips. this is such a wonderful giveaway, thank you for the opportunity!

  • 141 Robin OBryant // May 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I was diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity last week and found Shauna’s blog LAST NIGHT!!!!

  • 142 Jessica // May 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

    My 5-year old daughter and I are both gluten intolerant. Took 10 years to get my diagnosis and it was only after I fought to find out why my then 4-year old was so sick.

  • 143 Kristie // May 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Wow! What a great giveaway! I have been gluten free for a long time now bc of a lifelong battle with chronic lyme disease….I’d love to enter and win your giveaway! :)

  • 144 Catherine // May 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Just took our two gluten-free friends to the airport today to return home to the west. They are gluten-free and my husband and I are vegetarians. It was fun designing meals for all of us. Would love to have this cookbook to learn more about gluten-free eating and try new baking mixes.

  • 145 Jodi // May 25, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I have cousin and his daughter that found out last summer that they both have gluten intolerance. I think that this book would be a perfect gift for the whole family.

  • 146 Jennifer Herring // May 25, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I was diagnosed with celiac a few months ago and recently read Shauna’s first book. I could relate to her story on so many levels (not the super fun world traveling levels, but many none-the-less), and would LOVE to have this book. I checked out her first book from the library and promptly ordered it on Amazon, as I know I’ll be coming back to it again and again. Since having my kids (ages 6 and 2), I’ve dedicated much less time to experimenting in the kitchen than I used to. The celiac diagnosis was not only an explanation for SO MANY of the problems in my life, but an excuse to mandate that I make time for that experimentation again. I’m loving it, and can’t wait to read the new book!

  • 147 Carolyn // May 25, 2011 at 11:38 am

    My husband and his mother had horrible stomach problems for many many years. They both were on all sorts of nasty medications to try manage the problems, but no one could tell them why they were constantly sick.
    About two years ago my mother in law decided to try cutting out gluten. After three months she felt so good she recommended that my husband do the same. It’s been over a year- they both feel great, but I do miss baking, and making beer…

  • 148 Melanie L // May 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

    My husband went Gluten Free late last year due to Hashimotos and thyroid issues. My 3 year old and I have gone GF to avoid cross contamination with his food. This would help us to have more variety as we are eating the same things over and over and over!

  • 149 donna // May 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    would love to win the gluten free cookbook. I have an 8 year old son who after trying so many other things to try and help with general feeling bad, stomach yucky and attention deficit issues, I have decided to try a gluten free diet for my whole family. So much of it sounds right on .. but I have no idea where to start as far as food for the long haul. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • 150 Ursula // May 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I have to be gluten free, as well as four of my children and ten of my 13 grandchildren!

    Tomorrow is my birthday, and if I would win the book, that would be an awesome present.

  • 151 Elle // May 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    My husband has celiac and has been gluten free since he was a child. It was through him that I discovered that I am gluten sensitive and have been living better ever since.
    It does seem like a daunting task at first, as you noticed, gluten is hidden in so many unexpected places. Luckily access to gluten free foods is increasing right along with the growing awareness of celiac and gluten allergies/sensitivities. Most people don’t realize that gluten is toxic to everyone, it’s just that many people don’t suffer ill effects from it as some do.
    I would love to win this book because while I have been living gluten free for almost 7 years now, I’m still a novice at making certain gluten free alternatives. Gluten free baking is something I’m still trying to get used to, but I do know that GF =/= taste free or yucky.

  • 152 Nisha // May 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I am the gluten-free one in my house and while I don’t have Celiac, I have ulcerative colitis which flares when I eat gluten. I am lucky enough to have my own “Danny” who has done a wonderful job of taking care of me and doing most of the cooking since I work full time and go to school full time. Shauna’s first book is what helped me get over the denial and heartache about losing gluten and I learned so much from her. I’m almost a year gluten free and am still learning new things all of the time. It’s been a journey, but so far, I haven’t had to go it alone.

  • 153 Leigh // May 25, 2011 at 11:43 am

    My good friend has celiac. And I’m vegetarian. It has made it really difficult for us to make dinner together anymore.

  • 154 Michelle // May 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I know a few people. I love trying new recipes! It would be fun to share some with them.

  • 155 mpv61 // May 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

    My daughter and I both have celiac disease. I was diagnosed last summer; before that, I’d never heard of it. I was a “silent” celiac – it’s surprising it was actually found because I didn’t have the typical symptoms. I had all my kids checked and so far only one has it; we have to keep a watch on the others!

    I have tried some of gluten free girl’s recipes from her blog, but would love to have the book. I’ve had some real successes in gluten free baking, and some real failures! It’s definitely a learning process.

  • 156 Elizabeth Carrillo // May 25, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Hi! Been diagnosed with allergic reactions to gluten for a year and a half and have been doing great/cheating/doing good/cheating a bit/eating right. My weight has fluctuated andi know its because I am cheating. I need great recipes to help me stay strong and eat correctly! Thanks to all the websites and cookbooks, media coverage and support groups for making finding great tasting recipes a snap! Xoxoxo, liz

  • 157 Bobbie Gardner // May 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

    I do know a couple of people who have a sensitivity to gluten but for our family it is our sons diagnosis of ADHD that has us looking at alternative ways to help relieve his symptoms (besides meds). I know very little about cooking without gluten and I myself LOVE bread so this has been a change for us but I know the physical and mental payoffs will be worth it!

  • 158 Anna // May 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

    My oldest friend has a gluten intolerance. She’d always had digestive problems, but it took her a long time to figure out what it was. I’m a vegetarian, so that makes eating together really difficult. I would love to be able to give this book to her.

  • 159 Sasha // May 25, 2011 at 11:46 am

    This looks fantastic -thanks for writing it!

  • 160 Elana // May 25, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I have many friends who are celiacs, but our first intro to it was when we found out our younger son was wheat allergic. It’s been a long hard road since then, but he and his older brother are close to outgrowing all their allergies now! I’ve used some of Shauna’s recipes to try to figure out how to cook for them (harder since they both have dairy, egg, and nut allergies), and it was a great help.

  • 161 Angela Willis // May 25, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I would love to have this book! I have read your blog and Shauna’s for years (around the time you both began) and feel like I know you both! I was pretty excited when I moved to Wa- thought that I might start blogging and meet you both! Alas, it hasn’t happened! : (

    I read Shauna’s blog for her creative writing and photography. It is so good it makes me feel like I know her and her entire family. I have played around with gluten intolerance, but am still not sure if I have it; even though my niece and sister-in-law, have both been diagnosed with it.
    But I am so convinced, by Shauna’s writings, that I try to stay away from preprocessed bleached refined flours and sugars, maybe the next step will be all forms of gluten.

  • 162 Heidi // May 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

    My grandmother was diagnosed with celiac after being ill for a long time with no idea what was wrong. She’s been an inspiration for me in trying to live gluten free too. I started avoiding it because of my multiple sclerosis and find that, along with avoiding dairy, I do feel better in lots of ways.

  • 163 Nicole Riseley Ketchum // May 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Based on reading Shauna’s first book, I made the transition from wheat and gluten, to making better, more inspired and intelligent choices when it came to my body. I have a sensitivity to both, and because of her, and only her, I changed my diet and my lifestyle. Thanks Shauna for inspiring me!

  • 164 Rachel // May 25, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I’ve been gluten free for almost a year. I have tried many recipes from gf girl’s site and would love to have the book!

  • 165 Amanda // May 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    My partner of almost a year has celiac and I stumbled across Shauna’s blog while looking for gluten-free things to make for him. Now I read it every week and I want to try all of her recipes, especially the gluten-free hamburger buns!

  • 166 Kelly // May 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    My best friend was diagnosed with celiac in 2006. I had never heard of it before and have never met anyone else with it, until I myself was diagnosed last year. My mom just found out last week that she also has it. If I don’t win this contest, I am going to buy the book anyway!

  • 167 Christina // May 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I do not have celiac, but rather Meniere’s, and have heard about the benefits of a g-free a diet. I have been living gluten-free for a few months now, and this cookbook would be a great help!

  • 168 rachel // May 25, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I love Shauna’s site and recipes. She really ‘gets it’. She’s an amazing voice and strength to all us non-wheat-eaters! She also helped me conquer my fear of gf baking, for which I’m eternally grateful.

  • 169 Sarah S // May 25, 2011 at 11:53 am

    My Aunt Lindsey and I both have celiac disease. I suspect my brother and mom are at least gluten intolerant if not Celiac, but they don’t want to be tested. Nevertheless, going gluten free was the best thing to ever happen to me!! I don’t have Shauna’s book yet (because it’s never in the bookstores when I am there) but I follow her blog religiously and benefit everyday from her knowledge, wisdom, and good humor about this disease. Thank you for sharing this with your readers and offering people the opportunity to either better their own life, or for making a Celiac person’s life a little better by having a friend/family member willing to learn to cook gluten free so they won’t feel like “one of THOSE people.” It means the world to us when it’s a big deal without feeling like a big deal! :)

  • 170 Cecelia // May 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I am gluten intolerant and seventeen. I have had a lot of issues because of it and it is only now that I am taking real charge of being careful of what I eat.
    For the longest time it was like I had ever present PMS mood swings because I didn’t know I had a gluten allergy. My legs actually had joint problems until I cut the gluten out of my diet.

    I would LOVE this book. Thank you!

  • 171 Jade Sheldon // May 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I woud love a copy of this book! I do not have celiac but I do have ulcerative colitis and believe that going gluten free has really helped my symptoms…

  • 172 Michelle Jones // May 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I would LOVE to win a copy of your cookbook!! I have been diagnosed recently with an allergy to wheat so I am learning to cook from scratch all over again. So not the easy thing to do for me! I am just happy to finally not be covered in hives, my asthma is getting better, and my headaches are gone! Would be thrilled to have a cookbook I can actually use!!

  • 173 Pat // May 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

    My husband Dave was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 28 years ago. We tried hard to cook fresh and healthy meals while raising our two sons who didn’t want to eat what Daddy ate. Over the years I’ve tried a number of cook books and found some to be beneficial but until Shauna came along I don’t think we were going at it the right way.
    Particularly now that I too have been diagnosed with a high level of intolerance I’m all the more anxious to make sure I’m keeping us as healthy as I’m able.
    What I learned just today about the “gums” was quite a revelation. Thanks to her for all the info and to you for this opportunity!

  • 174 Stacy // May 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I would love this book! I am new to the gluten free world and my stomach is loving me for it! Just discovered Shauna’s blog not too long ago and she truly makes everything so much easier!!

  • 175 Micaela // May 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

    My grandfather was diagnosed as celiac in the early 80’s. At the time, it was near impossible to find products that supported his diet in Puerto Rico, and when I did find something at a health or Asian food store they were obscenely expensive. Every time I read Shauna’s blog I tear up, remembering how challenging it was to feed my grandpa when we dined out or he had a sweet craving. While he is no longer alive, I’ve always wanted to become adept at GF cooking, in his honor I guess. I also suspect at some point someone else in the family may be diagnosed with it, so it might help to be ready.

  • 176 Jenny.U // May 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

    I would love a GF cookbook. My husband does not have celiac disease but is trying to lower his gluten. I need all the help I can get!

  • 177 Steph N // May 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    A professor in college had celiac, but beyond that, no one that I know of.

  • 178 KAM // May 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Saw the post on FB. I need a cb that is lyme friendly. Easy to read. Simple, short steps. No sugar. If all of this fits, please toss my name in the hat.

  • 179 Amongyong // May 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hello my name is Amy and I have been eating a gluten free, vegetarian diet since I was 19…I am 26 now and I’ve worked at numerous health food stores and bakeries since….everywhere I go I introduce gf and vegan items to my employers and it always benefits their business…and it also opens up ways for customers to learn more about this topic and advice on how to go about changing their lifestyles…I just recently helped my aunt open up a restaurant that serves everything with a gf and vegan option with no extra charge…we are def goin in the whole a bit bc our town has not one place like this and there is so many people not informed…I would love to get a hold of this book to learn some new things and share with others…I regularly have dinner parties with friends and family and would live a new reference to go to when making gf items…thank u for having this so that someone like me might get a chance to experience such a great book.

  • 180 Tracy // May 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Hi! I would love to win this cookbook!

  • 181 Heather // May 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I was diagnosed with Celiac on Cinco de mayo and have just started learning all about living gluten free. Your book would be welcome in my home as I am in desperate need of a cookbook as I embark on this challenging adventure of eating and living gluten free! Thank you for considering me for your generous giveaway;)

  • 182 Christina Posavec // May 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    my son who is 9 has celiac and I am gluten intolerant. Our entire family mainly eats gluten free.. I am pleased that more people and businesses are becoming aware of this desease and providing food that is gluten free. so many more options for us all. I only have gluten free cookbooks now..

  • 183 Rebecca // May 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Yes, my son has celiac (age 12) & I have hashimotos, so we both have to eat gluten free & dairy free! I’d love to win this book so I could cook for both of us better!

  • 184 Lindsey Cota // May 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    My step-mom has Celiac Disease and I had never heard of it before her as well. After I found out about it I found GFG&TC and have devoured every post for the last three years.

    Since tomorrow is my birthday, I think it only fitting that I “might” win a free cookbook!

    Even if I don’t happy 10 year anniversary!

  • 185 Alison // May 25, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I had a friend in college who had celiac, and I have since met several others who suffer from it. Most of my life, I have had a skin condition on my hands that is very painful. Two years ago, I discovered that gluten is the culprit! When I cut gluten out of my diet, my skin cleared up – and I lost a lot of weight! When I got married, I was in the best shape of my adult life thanks to my incredibly healthy diet (I have also been vegetarian for twelve years). I got pregnant three months after we married, and since having my daughter, I have allowed myself to be far too lazy with my diet. I have rededicated myself these past few weeks, and a new cookbook would sure help!

  • 186 TERESA // May 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I just recently (like last week) found out I have to be on a gluten free diet I sure would like the help to cook and make things. Its such a challenge to not eat anything that you were use to eating. thank you for the chance to win this cookbook. Teresa

  • 187 Laura // May 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I am not celiac, but I have several friends who are, and it is because of them that I have started to look at gluten and how it can affects some of us. This cookbook would make a great addition to my kitchen – it’d allow me to cook for my celiac girlfriends! :)

    Although I’m not celiac I do happen to have rosacea, so I wanted to share with those who may also live with this condition that I have read avoiding gluten may help with some of our symptoms (everyone is different). For me, since I started eliminating gluten from my diet, I have begun to feel better (more energy, less puffy) and look better … as an extra-added bonus I’ve even dropped a few pounds! Yay me! lol.

    Wishing you all happy cooking! <3

  • 188 Marie // May 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I love reading and living the gluten free way! I know many who are celiac and although I’ve not been formally diagnosed at all, I know I feel better when I avoid gluten.

    Thanks for the give-away and good luck to all!

  • 189 Christi Helms // May 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroidits a little over a year ago, and was put on a gluten-free diet to control my thyroid issues due to a sensitivity my body has to gluten. I do not know anyone personally with Celiac’s Disease, but I feel like more and more people I know are having to go gluten free because of other health-related issues.

  • 190 aimee // May 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    i would LOVE to win this…i dont have celiac, but i am gluten intolerant and basically have to abide by a very similar diet. this would be soo helpful!

  • 191 Samantha // May 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I was diagnosed with a severe case of celiac last year so I don’t eat out. My gluten free cooking needs all the help it can get :)

  • 192 Emme // May 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I would love to have a copy. I am gluten intolerant as well as two of my children. Your resources have been a constant encouragement and help with all our dietary changes. Whenever anyone asks my help in living a gluten-free lifestyle, I direct them to your website. Hope you pick me!

  • 193 Daisy // May 25, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I do know folks with celiac (neighbor who is a great friend, my step-father…), but I also have to eat gluten-free. It’s not only for those with celiac disease. I have a gluten-intolerance, as does my mother (and with the genetic link, I’m worried about my children) – it took years for my symptoms to point us to gluten, and I finally am completely gluten-free for good. No dr ever even thought about it. My mother, when I called her crying b/c of the pain one day and frustrated that no drs could figure out what was going on, suggested taking out some foods b/c she had joint pain from some of her allergies (and she has a gluten intolerance, too – but she has LOTS of food allergies). She off-handed said, “maybe start w/ wheat/gluten…” I deal with a lot of mood-related issues (“brain fog”), severe joint pain (that’s where it started and gradually got worse after years and years), migraines, fatigue, etc. Taking gluten out has much SUCH a difference. Not barely two months in on a strict g-f diet, I am still learning and would love this cookbook! I refuse to just buy mixes or refrain from eating delicious baked goods or grains, so I am trying to learn all about the ways to cook gluten-free food from scratch. It’s not always hard, but it sometimes is rather challenging. Thanks for offering this kind of giveaway on your blog!

  • 194 Lisa Wright // May 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    The Dr just put me on a gluten free diet so I’m devouring all the information that I can. It’s a bit overwhelming, but I enjoy reading your website. :)

  • 195 Danielle Lau // May 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    One of my close friends has celiac and for the few years I have known her I didn’t think much of it as she has eaten that way for at least 10 years. About 3 years ago I was having stomach issues that were a mystery to my then doctor. I was treated for basic IBS issues and tried to live life. After 2 years on a whim my friend told me to try a gluten free diet. 7 months ago to find out after finding a better doctor who didn’t want to cure my stomach issues with medicine found out that I have a gluten intollerance. Without my friend I would have never known about Celiac and with her help I have been gluten free for the past 7 months and feeling 100% better. Recently I have started loving food again and started baking and cooking gluten free which has been exciting for me and my friend has I always try to share with her first.

  • 196 Nancy Murpht // May 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    My daughter has an extreme gluten allergy and has been trying to survive her first year of college dorm life without starving or making herself sick-she actually lost the “freshmen 15″! Fortunately she can use a tiny kitchen and has become a very good cook/baker. In the last 2 years several other family members have been diagnosed with gluten, dairy & egg allergies. Last year we did a complete Thanksgiving dinner-G-D-E free! It has been a very interesting and challenging experience. I would love to give my daughter your cookbook.

  • 197 Monique // May 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I love this book (which I have borrowed now 3 times from the library!) and the best quote has got to be – I am paraphrasing but you get the idea behind the book – Stop thinking of what you CAN’T eat and focus on what you CAN eat. Rule to live by – inspiring for those like me discovering life beyond gluten…

  • 198 Hannah // May 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    I am not a celiac myself, but I am gluten intolerant. Sometimes I find it frustrating when people say that those who are gluten intolerant do not have the same symptoms. We are still susceptible to loss of nutrients as when we eat gluten the villi in our intestine are diminished, just the same as Celiac. I am grateful that I am not Celiac, because I still have hope it will go away someday!

  • 199 Beth // May 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Like so many others, I’d love to have a copy! I was diagnosed with celiac about 1980 when no one knew what it was so I’ve got a good sized collection of my own recipes. But Shauna’s recipes, pictures, and blogs have been a wonderful addition to my life!

  • 200 gluten free sisters // May 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Both my sister and I have not officially been diagnosed, but we both think that we have Celiacs. We have been gluten free for over four years and we feel so much better not eating gluten and casein. Her fibromyalgia symptoms have all but disappeared and my migraines and nerve pain are greatly diminished by staying away from both.

  • 201 Allison // May 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Booyah! I have celiac, and I love Shauna and Danny’s site. They’re loads of awesome.

  • 202 Stephanyoga // May 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    My daughter is gluten intolerant & was very premature. I’m wondering if this is common in premature babies but I haven’t been able to find any research on it.

  • 203 NualaD // May 25, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I follow Shauna’s blog and FB page all the time and have used some of her wonderful recipes.
    I was diagnosed with celiac 3 yrs ago after a lifetime of stomach problems and being told it was everything from IBS to my imagination. Now, I am totally gluten free and feel much better. Unfortunately my son is going through the tests now. He and his wife have an 8 mth old beautiful boy whom we are hoping does not have to get tested also. Two of my nieces are also celiac. When I was diagnosed my surgeon told me that everyone in our family should be tested as it is genetic and especially since Irish or people of Irish/Scottish descent are more likely to be celiac. It is very prevalent in both countries but very well catered to in restaurants and supermarkets, unlike here in Canada although it is getting better with more bakeries opening but very few restaurants cater for us.
    I am forwarding your link to my daughter who will be very interested in your desserts in a jar.

  • 204 Jamie // May 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I love Gluten Free Girl! Celiac Disease runs in my husband’s family so lots of relatives on his side are gluten-free. Luckily my husband and our children haven’t shown symptoms. One of my best friends has Celiac also. I’m always trying to come up with interesting gluten-free foods to share with family and friends.

  • 205 Deirdre // May 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Great giveaway!! I love both of your blogs.

    My mother and brother both have gluten intolerances, and I decided to go gluten free last year to see if my digestive issues would resolve – they did! I’ve been gluten free ever since. I decided not to get diagnosed officially because eating gluten for six weeks to take the test sounds unbearably painful.

  • 206 Jennifer Cady // May 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I work for a food-service company at a University and I was put in charge of making sure those with certain food allergies are taken care of. In the past school year alone we’ve added gluten-free bagels, wraps, sandwiches, and pasta! We’re still working on how to really limit the exposure of the gluten-free food stuff, but so far so good!! This book would help us in leaps and bounds to expand our gluten-free offerings to university students!

  • 207 Wendy Thomas // May 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    My kids have tested negative for celiac but I find that when I remove gluten from their diet they have less asthma related symptoms and less congestion.

    That’s incentive enough for me to continue as a GF household.

  • 208 Molly // May 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t know anyone with Celiac, but my husband suffers greatly whenever gluten passes his lips. Shawna’s blog has been a huge blessing to us! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  • 209 Kaela // May 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    One of my best friends has recently developed a gluten intolerance. Such a bummer! I’ve been trying to help the process by coming up with tasty alternatives…

  • 210 Shiny // May 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    This book looks great. As someone who has been sick for years and only recently found out that gluten is the culprit it’s really up my alley. I’ve had to make some huge dietary changes in the last couple months to adjust, and while I’m lucky to live in a city which has easy to obtain GF options it hasn’t been easy. Almost broke down and cried in the cereal aisle once! Still I know I’m blessed that it’s not more severe – and always happy to find an amazing new GF recipe to try :)

  • 211 Cassandra // May 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Going gluten-free is rough! Any help/tips/advice is always great!

  • 212 Mary // May 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    My sister has developed celiac and we’re avid cottagers – coming up with gluten free that is cottage friendly and tasty (it’s boat access and we don’t want to bring double the food) for us all is a challenge! This would be a cool gift.

  • 213 Laurie // May 25, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I was just diagnosed in February and am slowly beginning to figure out the GF world. Have been talking about buying this cookbook as it has been highly recommended but haven’t gotten around to it yet!

  • 214 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I don’t know anyone with “real” celiac, but a LOT of people with gluten intolerance including myself. Gluten makes me feel like I’ve been sandbagged and I can’t think clearly or barely stay awake within 15 minutes of ingestion.

  • 215 Tara // May 25, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I found out I was gluten-intolerant (unconfirmed celiac) about a month ago. I have a good friend with Lupus who simultaneously found out she was gluten-intolerant as well. I’ve been cooking gluten-free for her for some time, but now that I am, I’ve really delved into it full force. I’m always looking for new recipes to try. Thanks.

  • 216 wendy // May 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I do not know anyone with it, but I always feel better when I limit my allergen-known food!

  • 217 Elif // May 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Great giveaway! My sister-in-law and my son’s best friend both have celiac disease. Would love to cook out of this book for them.

  • 218 KatieK // May 25, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Coincidentally, I went to the dr today to talk about some issues I’ve had for a few months and she wants me to see if eliminating dairy & wheat will help. I can’t even begin to imagine how to eat now. And then I came here!

  • 219 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I am a recently diagnosed gluten intolerant and I am trying hard to find a good gluten free cookbook. I would love yours, so pick me random number generator!

  • 220 pat // May 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I have been gluten free for many years, but now I’m no longer the only one in my family who is. My sister, brother, daughter and son all have big problems with gluten – although none of us are celiac, just gluten sensitive (with celiac symptoms).

  • 221 sp // May 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    my mother-in-law has celiac disease and i’d love to get this book for her

  • 222 Laurie Eisner // May 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    My son was just diagnosed with Celiacs Disease at the age of 11. It’s hard enough to find any food to please a child this age now add the Celiacs to the mix. Right now it’s a trial and error thing. We have hit’s and then we have misses. It’s a learning experience for the both of us. With a great cookbook we could sit together and pick things for him that he would enjoy and even help prepare!! What a great give away for some lucky person, this will help them a great deal!!

  • 223 Heather // May 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    A very good friend of mine has Celiac’s. Whenever we have get together’s I always try to make food that I know she can eat…I kinda enjoy the challenge of making normally gluten filled food, celiac friendly. In addition, I have two other friends that are gluten-intolerant.

  • 224 Tara // May 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I went to school for culinary nutrition so learned about celiac there. One of our pastry chefs had a wife and 2 kids with celiac (Pastry chef i.e. he made bread etc with flour for a living!) I have a friend who was recently diagnosed as well and she is definately still struggling finding things to eat.

  • 225 Rachel // May 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Nope, don’t know anyone with celiac. I do however have an interest in what benefits would be in cutting down my gluten intake.

  • 226 Jessica // May 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    My mom has a wheat allergy, and a coworker with celiac.

  • 227 Vanessa // May 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I was diagnosed with allergies to gluten, dairy, and eggs several years ago. This cookbook is right up my alley!

  • 228 Holly C // May 25, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    my sister is!

  • 229 Anais Ceballos // May 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I work with autistic children, as well as many with other disorders, their parents struggle with finding not only recipes but products to keep a gluten (and casein also) free diet all the time. We live in Mexico where’s even harder to find. I’m glad to see that every day there’s new ideas to do some things about that. Happy B-Day to your website!!

  • 230 Kristen // May 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I have a few friends who have celiac, and I’m experimenting with an elimination diet myself, to see if I have any sensitivity…

  • 231 Anne // May 25, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I had a roommate in college who had celiac disease and followed what seemed at the time a crazy diet. Fast forward a decade and I’m now eating gluten-free too and it makes such a difference in my overall health. I’m always excited for new resources!

  • 232 Bridget // May 25, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Over the past five years, three people I know have been diagnosed with Celiac. My aunt is one of them, so for family functions I now feel bad if I don’t bake something Gluten free.
    Its amazing when you think of how many people have had Celiac over time and yet just now it is becoming a more known disease.

  • 233 Macy Dawn // May 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Great giveaway. I’ve been scoping out books like this for my sister-in-law to get some good recipes for my little nieces.

  • 234 Tammy B // May 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Here is my story – From birth I had issues with food. The best formula that worked for me was a soy based product. I was tested for all kinds of allergies. Nothing significant showed up. My parents were told that I had a “nervous stomach”. I don’t even know what that is other than an excuse. Apparently, I ate enough to grow even though I was clinically under weight while still being sick to reach an adult. At this point, I really started to watch what I ate and how I reacted. I even went threw all the allergy testing again in my 30’s. There was still nothing that showed to explain my symptoms. It wasn’t till I hit 40 that I found a book that walked me threw an elimination diet while bringing back 1 item at a time that I finally had the answer to my life long stomach troubles.
    It never crossed my mind that the doctor didn’t include this in his testing. But then I really was not aware of Celiac like I am now. The bottom line is that I am healthier now that I had been.
    This has been a learning experience and I am still learning every day.

  • 235 Jillian Koser // May 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I don’t have a gf cook book yet this would be awesome!!!!!!

  • 236 Deirdre // May 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Technically I’m not Celiac or Coeliac but Gluten Sensitive, there are also 2 people in work who are actual Coeliac’s.

  • 237 Jessica // May 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Especially during stressful or busy times, it is difficult to find gluten free options. I’ve been gluten free for 6 years, and there are times when I’ve been able to plan a menu in advance and pack healthy GF lunches, and times when the pace of life overwhelms my best intentions. I’m always happier and feel healthier when I’m able to prepare my food in my own kitchen and rest assured that its safe for me to eat. Slowing down my relationship with food is the blessing and the challenge of a gluten free lifestyle for me.

    This book might be just the thing to get me out of the gluten free friendly to-go deli at my co-op (which I know I’m lucky to have) and back in my kitchen for that hour in the morning.

  • 238 Hollis // May 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I don’t know anyone with celiac. I know many people with gluten intolerance to varying degrees.

  • 239 Sherahl Weadon // May 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I recently had a celiac panel test done, but it came back negative. I decided to eliminate wheat from my diet anyway. I started to feel so much better. Sleeping through the night, lost 16 lbs. less aches and pains, and no headaches. I then had a product one day with wheat iin it and developed severe abdominal pains which put me in the hospital for three days. So needless to say I have gone gluten free. I would love to have this book so I can be alittle more creative with my diet.

  • 240 Heather // May 25, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    I have a dear friend who was just diagnosed with celiac this year. This would be wonderful to give to her!

  • 241 Liz // May 25, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I know of at least one with celiac – I play roller derby with her!

  • 242 Brittiny Gutierrez // May 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    My mother, whom I am extremely close to, has recently found out she has Celiac. As a pastry chef, I am now constantly striving to further understand Celiac and to develop recipes for my mom to enjoy. I don’t ever want her to miss out on the sweeter things in life, but it seems like gluten is just everywhere! So I’ve made it a mission in life to put gluten free twists on just about every recipe I can. A copy of this book would certainly help to further broaden my Celiac friendly horizons in food, love, and life.

  • 243 Kerrie // May 25, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I had never heard of it until last year. I was visiting a friend in Boston & we were planning a picnic. One of the group had celiac, so my friend made fried chicken, but used chickpea flour. It was a great meal that we were all able to enjoy.

  • 244 kathy b // May 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Okay My neighbor Abby would love this book if I win it.

  • 245 jenny // May 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    this book looks amazing!

  • 246 NeCole // May 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    My husband was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in February this year. I would love to have this book for him.

  • 247 kristen // May 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful book! I do not have celiac, but have a sensitivity to gluten (discovered by blood test) that leads to migraines. Some new recipe inspiration would be so fun!

  • 248 Jacqui // May 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I have recently cut out gluten.. 6 days ago in fact, and feeling fabulous!! I have been getting sick for 20+ years, only to have Dr’s tell me they don’t know what it is! Figures. Anyway, I am trying to learn to cook for both my son (a typical 6 year old boy) and I all over again! I would love the oppurtunity to explore your book and see what great recipes it has to offer. i will definately be checking your website for great ideas as my journey is just beginning. Thank you! :)

  • 249 Kaylene // May 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you for your give away! While I do not have Celiac, I am gluten intolerant so this cook book by a blogger I love would be a great treat for me! :)

  • 250 Nicole // May 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I’m not technically “celiac” but I am definitely gluten intolerant in a big way. My tip to anyone who thinks they might be intolerant? Get tested BEFORE you cut out gluten. It’s a blood test and very simple if you have been eating gluten because it looks for antibodies. Once you cut it out, it is a real “pain in the gut” to get tested…lol. I am meeting more and more gluten intolerant and celiac people, and I would Love some more recipes to make life more interesting…. <3

  • 251 Amy B. // May 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    My best friend has 2.75 year old identical twin boys who were just diagnosed. She is a gifted cook and baker and is doing great – but it is hard to find recipes that are kid-friendly and gluten free.

    I’m sure that she’d find lots of great recipes, tips, and ideas in this book. I’d love to be able to give it to her!

  • 252 Megan Burger // May 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Both of my boys are gluten intolerant…but one of their best friends has celiac disease…I would love the cookbook!

  • 253 Bri // May 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I have several people in my life with celiac or gluten intolerance, this would be a great way to feed them well!

  • 254 Di // May 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    My friend Beth over the Red Yarn blog was just diagnosed as gluten intolerance yesterday – she posted about it on her blog and was asking for advice on living gluten free – being a bread lover! This book would be a perfect pick-me up for her as she tries to adjust to a new lifestyle!

  • 255 Kate // May 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I would love to know more of Shauna’s recipes – I am trying to eat more gluten free when I can.

  • 256 Zilla // May 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I’ve been gluten free for at least 3 years and use Shauna’s recipes as a go to all the time. I would love to have her book!

  • 257 Abril // May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    My sister has UC and is currently on an specific carbohydrates diet, this is far more restricted than just gluten-free. I admire so much her determination in making everything that she can eat beautiful and tasty and she’s always trying to come up with new dishes. I’m sure this book would be of great inspiration!

  • 258 Lisa // May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve just recently been diagnosed as having celiac disease, and though I’ve been reading Shauna’s blog since I found it a month or so ago, I’ve yet to try baking gluten free. I’d love to have this cookbook just to give me that kick in the rear that I need to start taking care of myself with healthy food, instead of the processed stuff that is out there and oh so convenient!

  • 259 Anita // May 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I am gluten-free and have been for 4 years due to some severe illnesses, but as a consequence my life is now MORE full because of it. I started doing all my own baking (bread, cookies etc and all from scratch) and this caused a snow-ball effect: I now have a vegie garden where I grow all my own produce. I make my own yoghurt, cheese and ice-cream (dairy free diet too means I can only eat goat milk). It is so much fun too!

  • 260 Tina // May 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    My boyfriend is gluten free – and dairy free, sugar free, this free and that free. This book would be really handy. So hard to know what to cook sometimes.

  • 261 Sue // May 25, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I am wheat sensitive, and therefore eat gluten-free. I’ve been reading the Gluten Free Girl posts for several years, and love that she found a guy who wants to cook for her! Jealous! Would love a copy of their book, as my gf cooking repertoire expands.

  • 262 Lisa Dodson Smith // May 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    What a better gift for my 50th this month! Gluten free for over 6 years and loving it!!! : ) Celiac disease…shmeliac disease…I’m grateful for it. Never felt better!! It’s all good and getting better!!
    Thanks for all you do for gluten free living!

  • 263 Hannah // May 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I am new to eating gluten-free but not new to cooking that way. My boss’s daughter and a few friends have celiacs, and once in a while I would attempt treats for them. Who knew how hard and how freeing it is to eat this way all the time. I would love a copy of this book.

  • 264 Julienne // May 25, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I actually have already read this cookbook and it’s amazing. I borrowed it from the library and was sad to have to return it. My husband has a wheat allergy… not celiac’s but it would be a great volume for our kitchen’s shelf all the same…

  • 265 Crystal // May 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I knew there was something wrong with me for 8 years. I kept going to my doctor and sharing my symptoms and was told that it would pass! I kept losing weight and was tired all the time. The last month before I was diagnosed with Celiac I weighed 118 pound and I am 5’9″ tall! My best friend was on the internet three years ago and called me on the phone to share the symptoms of Celiac disease! I diagnosed myself looking at the website and have changed doctors and become an advocate for my health! In the three years since I was diagosed I have healed and found that eating a gluten free diet is the best way to live! It is really healthy and I try to help others who are struggling to find the answers to their own health problems! I do not eat any processed foods and love the Gluten Free Girl and the Chef website! The best advise I have ever received was be your own advocate! Empower yourself today to lead the healthiest life you can!

  • 266 Marisol // May 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Looks like a great book! Don’t think I know anyone with Celiac, but have a number of gluten-free friends.

  • 267 jeanelane // May 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I know several people who are celiac. Seems like they were all diagnosed just last year. I myself, am wheat sensitive, so by focusing on gluten free things, I am safe from wheat. I think it is funny that I ran across Gluten Free Girl years ago, maybe when I was first diagnosed as wheat sensitive. It was before she named the Chef. I must have lost the link then found it again last year. It was like finding an old friend! I would love the cookbook for myself, but also may decide to give as a gift to one of my celiac friends.

  • 268 Kerin // May 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    In our family we have two daughters, both are celiac, one is also anaphylactic to seafood/iodine, the other to milk protein, both were diagnosed in their later teens. The eldest is married with two little children, one child is also milk protein allergic, the other is a celiac & allergic to fish oil so far. Her husband was obese until his 20’s & with the food they now all eat at home has found he cannot tolerate gluten (celiacs is often a cause of weight problems). He refuses to be tested as yet but he had 6 aunts that are late diagnosed celiacs. I have been diagnosed with the genetic predisposition to celiacs and cannot eat gluten or lactose. 10 years ago as a family, we all though we were relatively allergy free! The more people you talk to, the more common it seems to be becoming.

  • 269 Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} // May 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    My sweet neighbor is dealing with a baby who may have a wheat allergy. I know it’s not quite the same but a problem nonetheless. I am just now delving into the gluten-free world and would love inspiration and to help her!

  • 270 Emily Wood // May 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    My 17 year old daughter and I have just been diagnosed with gluten intolerance this year. As an avid lifelong hobby baker/chef and mother this new way of cooking/baking/eating/living has been an awesome (though at times, challenging) opportunity. I am SO grateful to those of you who have so graciously put your heart and soul into these blogs which have made navigating this unfamiliar territory a lot less daunting. Thank you from the bottom of my heart (and beyond) and keep up the great work! xoxoxo!

  • 271 Margaret Schultz // May 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    My mom has celiac as does a good friend. I am gluten “intolerant.” So always looking for good recipes that don’t feel like I’m being ripped off and that my kids won’t reject. Love your site, Love Gluten Free Girl as well!

  • 272 Laura // May 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I would love to win this book because I was recently diagnosed myself with celiac disease.

  • 273 Julie // May 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I don’t know anyone with celiac, or who is gluten free. I feel terrible so many people have the disease. I have an unhealthy amount of affection for beer, bread, cake, and all wheat products. Gluten free is not the way for me. But that doesn’t mean I don’t eat gluten free by accident. I do all th time actually. I eat a ton of produce, just do happens it’s deliciously gluten free. :)

  • 274 Kat // May 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    My friend Ruth and I used to work together and every morning she would get a bagel, some coffee and a horrible stomach ache. Eventually she figured out she shouldn’t be eating the gluten and the acidic coffee probably wasn’t doing her any favors either…

  • 275 Ms. Divine // May 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I have two co-workers who have celiac. I’m determined to introduce some gluten-free recipes to my baking repertoire soon so they can indulge in my weekly treats!

  • 276 Isabel // May 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Yes, I have a few friends and acquaintances with celiac!

  • 277 P // May 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Almost ready to celebrate five years gluten-free after a very surprising celiac diagnosis. My diet is worth all the trouble, it leaves me with rosy cheeks and way more energy for my life as a teacher. I would so love this cookbook!

  • 278 Bronwyn // May 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I have Coeliac Disease – in New Zealand this is how we spell it :-) I am a Kiwi (New Zealander) and have just started a blog about my own gluten free journey (still tweaking the blog to get it up and running)…begun a little over 2 years ago now. My aim is to make my blog useful in this country but I would love to get my hands on this book…in New Zealand we do have some great resources…but we can always use more.

  • 279 Abby // May 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I know people with celiac and I often wonder if I have a bit of a sensitivity. I prefer to use GF foods with my child, since I don’t think we are meant to consume the amount of gluten that we do.

  • 280 Jarrah // May 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    My step-dad is celiac and I’m sensitive to gluten and know lots of people who are – having good recipes always makes the gluten-free alternatives more interesting.

  • 281 Bethany // May 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I was just diagnosed yesterday by my doctor with an insensitivity to gluten and told to go gluten-free. After crying (a lot) about it, I decided to get busy and find a path of optimism. I saw this book earlier today and put it on my Wish List. Then a really good friend told me that you were giving one away! I usually don’t enter contests because I feel like people are more deserving but this time, it just seemed like it was there for a reason. Congratulations on 10 years!! I remember reading your blog for the first time around 4 years ago when I started mine and just LOVED the title. Isn’t it about time you were given your own talk show or something?! :D

  • 282 Kate // May 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    My daughter was the first person to get diagnosed her military Ped’s doctor told me she could Google the disease just as well as I could. I have learned a lot from books and on the internet. I have tested positive for it and due to take my biopsy soon.

    I love learning new ways to cook for my girl!

  • 283 Patricia // May 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Love your blog and would love to have this book:) Help I need your book:)

  • 284 moira // May 25, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I’ve been gluten-free since January of this year. I’d been having a lot of digestive-related health issues so decided to try it out for 30 days to see how it went. It’s a pain for going out to eat and to other people’s houses, but I actually really like being gluten free now that I’ve learned how to make my own GF English muffins. :) Thanks for an awesome giveaway! Love your blog!

  • 285 Kenzie // May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I know at least 3 completely separate people who are celiac, including a coworker, friend, and an ex’s ex.

  • 286 Minerva // May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I have several friends who are gluten free. It can be so hard to do things with them that involve food. Hosting an event is much more difficult.

  • 287 lydia // May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    My boss’s husband has celiac. He had it and did not know it and it nearly killed him. He went undiagnosed for years, having all these crazy surgeries to try and figure out what was wrong. Isn’t that insane that doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him? So, now he is on a strict non-gluten diet but has high cholesterol as a result! The cookbook would be awesome!

  • 288 Tasha // May 25, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    My sister-in-law and my mother-in-law both have celiacs. Like many others, much mis-diagnosed over the years.

  • 289 Faye // May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    After several years of cooking gluten free for my Celiac husband, I recently found out that one of my really good friends has Celiac. She doesn’t know much about cooking this way yet – Shauna’s book would be a perfect gift for her. I have the book – I really love it!

  • 290 Jen C // May 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    My little guy is not celiac but allergic to wheat. I find gluten free baking is such a struggle…would love to improve in this area!

  • 291 willa // May 25, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I have been close friends with several gluten intolerant/celiac people in my life and it’s been a satisfying adventure to learn how to cook and bake with them, even going out drinking is a learning experience (my one friend can only drink rum and pisco (made from grapes) when it comes to liquors because even those not exactly made from wheat have enough to make him ill). Anyway, I’d love to hear her perspective because it’s hard for me to get past the feeling that gluten free = pale substitute.

  • 292 Jen R // May 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    A coworker of mine has celiac

  • 293 Jackie P // May 25, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I don’t have celiac, but I am allergic to gluten. It really is in everything!

  • 294 Ashley // May 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Would love to have this cookbook to help me start the journey of being gluten free. Your story and blog has been such a help.

  • 295 Hailey // May 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I first heard about it a few years ago…and since then I have met many people with gluten intolerance…..thankfully there are so many great recipes these days.

  • 296 Michelle // May 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    One of my friends in high school had celiac. And he always had the best baked goods.

  • 297 Kim L // May 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    My most lovely boyfriend lives with MS and he lives gluten-free because it helps with his symptoms. When we first began dating, I wooed him with attempts at GF baking. I, myself, have adopted an almost-GF diet (homebaked French bread is my weakness!) and find it’s not at all difficult and I actually feel great as well.

  • 298 JennaLis // May 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Brilliant book to celebrate your first decade! It’s not available in bookstores up here in Canada (although, being in Victoria, BC, we’re a measly 30miles away from Seattle!).

    My best friend has a wheat allergy (possibly celiac, but not yet diagnosed). Beer’s OK. Wheat beer isn’t. That kinda thing.

    We’ve been exploring the Black Bird Bakery cook book, and she’s been in love with the Gluten-Free Girl & the Chef for a few years.

    This would be a lovely present for her, and I’ll come up with some reason to gift it ;)

  • 299 Shawn // May 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    My cousin was diagnosed with celiac a few years back. Now my son has been diagnosed as wheat intolerant. So I am trying to create a wheat free home enviroment for him.

  • 300 jessicac // May 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Just found out a good friend of ours is going gluten free… hoping this cures his ailments! Thanks for the chance@!

  • 301 Carla // May 25, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I would love to give this to a good friend at work who has celiac. (She is also in the process of buying a new house with a fabulous kitchen, and I know she would put it to good use!)

  • 302 Katie C. // May 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    My 7 year old daughter and I both are Celiacs. My other daughter was just diagnosed with Gluten Sensitivity, and gluten was doing worse things to her body than it was to ours. She’s doing much better on the gluten-free diet and she is happy to join her sister and me with what we eat together. We love to try new recipes together and would love to win this book!

  • 303 kimberly // May 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I am the proud wife of a celiac and mother of a 7 1/2 year old celiac. Our home is completely gluten free, although my 3 1/2 year old daughter and I are not celiac. We want all members of our family to feel like their home is a safe oasis.

    Happy Birthday!

  • 304 Ali // May 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I have known many people with celiac and I love being able to cook and bake for them

  • 305 Diana Tuttle // May 25, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    It took me ten years Of hell before I got diagnosed with Celiacs. They dIsgnosed me with pancreatitis which in the end I did have but it was a side effect of going undiagnosed for so long. I was in hospital on and Off for years and had doctors telling me death was a possibility. I weighed like 70 pounds. Finally I figured no mor docs I am gonna live my life and just deal with the pain. So I did. I had three kids and my last pregnancy was horrible I was passing out all the time and unable to keep food down. Finally I decided to go back to the doctor and got the celiac confirmation. Finding a way to be g-free In a house with a husband and three kids who are not g-free is not easy. Cross contamination is a problem and cooking scares me now so I make them dinner on a daily basis but I am to afraid to make mine. I wish we could get a new house so I could start over fresh and do everything to get gluten out of my home. Well that’s my story thanks for reading it and I hope to get your book!

  • 306 Elisabeth // May 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    My aunt has celiac, and while I can have wheat, I have severe barley intolerence and would find this book very useful. Barley is in a lot of things.

  • 307 seeks // May 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I do not know anyone with celiac disease proper, but quite a few of my family members are allergic to wheat, and my own dietary restrictions include gluten. It really is a tough restriction to get used to, but I’m glad more people are getting more educated about their options. There’s even a gluten free bakery here in Baltimore.

  • 308 Rosemary // May 25, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    My oldest sister has been diagnosed with celiac disease. She can’t believe how much better she feels now that she isn’t eating the stuff that bothers her.

  • 309 angela // May 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    my first contact with celiac was when i was cooking at a french language camp. we had one counselor who was gluten-free AND vegan!

  • 310 An // May 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    My sister has recently discovered she has celiac and is just learning how to deal with this problem and I thought this would be a great book for her as her birthday was this month and our gift to her was a bunch of gluten free products.

  • 311 Terri // May 25, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    My son has celiac and it was a challenge figuring it out! Now he is so much better gluten free!

  • 312 Barbara G // May 25, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I have full blown Celiac Disease and have been gluten free for 4 years. It has required radical changes in my diet but the alternative is excruciating. I’s LOVE some new recipes!

  • 313 Nancy // May 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I would sooo like to have this cookbook. My daughter just found out she is a celiac and is trying to eat gluten free. I am also looking into trying it as well. I know this would be very helpful to us. Thanks for the chance.

  • 314 Rachel // May 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t know anyone who has celiac but I do know a few people who have more mild forms of gluten intolerance…we have an awesome bakery/dessert restaurant in Olympia called The Bearded Lady that offers gluten free menu dessert options and it is the first time I’ve ever tasted gluten free baking/desserts that they have been as good as gluten options…

  • 315 Kris // May 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Yep. I’ve just started the gluten challenges and testing to get a diagnosis myself. My best friend also gets hives from wheat (allergy, not celiac), and I have 3 other friends who are celiac. I’m also extremely intolerant of dairy and beans (including soy), which is making this more of a challenge that I had initially suspected – so many gluten free things are made with bean flour, or have lots of dairy!

  • 316 Liz // May 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    My 13 year old neice was diagnosed with celiac when she was 10. No one in the family knew anything about the disease and it was such a hard transition her. Now it seems there are so many good options for eating really well.

  • 317 Meghan // May 25, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I have two friends who have celiac and I am gluten intolerant (the non-celiac kind, but lately I’ve had some severe GI symptoms even from cross contamination) – so I would love this book!

  • 318 Sarah // May 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    First off, I read her first book and would love to read this one! My mother-in-law is gluten free and I have fun finding gluten free options to make for her when she comes and visits.

  • 319 GFJane // May 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    After more than 6 months and countless doctors, creams, lotions and potions my (then) 10 year old son’s incurable, you’ll just have to live with it skin condition was finally correctly diagnosed as dermatitis herpetiformis – a skin condition unique to some celiac sufferers. It was the only symptom of his celiac disease. Now we’re all gluten free and loving it.

  • 320 Sandra // May 25, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I don’t know anyone with celiac, but I’ve met a few people with wheat allergies. I want to be able to cook for them!

  • 321 Gabrielle // May 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    My great-aunt was diagnosed at age 80 with celiac – can you imagine?! She had always complained about her digestion and the troubles she had, and yet no one ever thought to test her. She is great to share ideas with, as I have a 13 – year -old son with gluten intolerance. My whole family tries to eat gluten-free as often as possible in order to support him.

  • 322 Jillian // May 25, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    One of my dear friends from work has a wheat-intolerance, and I’ve been trying to make more wheat-free treats for her. It’s been rough, but I’m sure this book would help! :)

  • 323 jennb // May 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    i have celiac. i was diagnosed two years ago. i also have type 1 diabetes (diagnosed when i was 6), and that is the only reason i found out i had celiac. i had just switched endocrinologists, and the new doc did the blood test because there is a link between diabetes and celiac – that was news to me. i didn’t even know what it was. and hearing i couldn’t eat bread ever again brought me to tears. i had the proper testing to cement the diagnosis, and have been living gluten free ever since. it’s been a lot of learning and experimenting and tasting and trying and adjusting. shauna’s blog was one of the first i started following.

  • 324 regan // May 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    jparks was just diagnosed as allergic to wheat but not celiac, whatever that means. We could really use Shauna’s book since I’m just blindly navigating these waters.

  • 325 Caitlin // May 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I was diagnosed with malabsorption issues, including gluten intolerance a little over a year ago. I don’t have full blown celiacs, and the gluten intolerance has actually seemed to clear up as of this past winter, but due to numerous other health issues, I still try to be cautious of what I eat. I have to say it’s tough though, being on the budget of a grad student, and I was lucky that I was living with my parents last summer when I did the majority of eating completely gluten free. I am always looking for new ways to eat as little gluten as possible though.
    I also went to grad school with a girl who had celiacs, and she would bring gluten free treats to our Saturday rehearsals, all of which were incredibly delicious.

  • 326 wendy // May 25, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Yes, I sure do know people with celiac. My brother, for one; which is why I’m now experimenting with gluten-free cooking. I’d love to win a copy of the book!!

  • 327 allison // May 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    My friend’s mother was diagnosed with celiac a couple years ago. Since going gluten-free she has lost over 20 lbs. and feels great.

  • 328 Sue K // May 25, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I don’t know anyone personally that has celiac’. I myself have been having issues with wheat so I have given it up and find it to be a difficult transition.

  • 329 sasha // May 25, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    A friend gas celiac and I’d love to be able to cook for her rather than go out to eat – this looks like the perfect book!

  • 330 Stephanie // May 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    My sister-in-law has celiac -so this would definitely help us cook for her!

  • 331 Jill // May 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy when I was nine. It’s been amazing to see how far the gluten-free industry has come since that time. I never used to eat bread at all because it just tasted like sponges, but now, because of people like Shauna, food is so good. Eating this way has turned my family around and it has been so great to learn a bunch in the process. I love the blog and haven’t read the book yet, but this would make a great addition to my kitchen!!

  • 332 Rachel // May 25, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I’ve been wondering if I’m allergic to wheat. Good thing there are alternatives!

  • 333 Tara // May 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I’ve been gluten-free for six years now, and I consider it a blessing. Like Shauna, being made to go gluten-free helped me discover food again. I learned to celebrate eating, because eating is more than just nourishment–it’s a rich, sensual experience that doesn’t require gluten to be wonderful.

  • 334 Fiffiga Systrar ("crafty sisters") // May 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Hi! What a nice blog! ou have tons of great ideas…thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely day!
    Elin + Emelie = Fiffiga Systrar (Sweden)

  • 335 Trish // May 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I have gluten, dairy and egg sensitivities and would love to have Shauna’s book to help guide me through the challenges of gluten free cooking.

  • 336 Amy // May 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    My friend has celiac’s; she would totally love this! I mean, I would totally love it too!

  • 337 JenM // May 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I know two people with celiac. A friend’s mother and my sister’s college roommate D just got diagnosed. D’s sister also has the disease. They both love to bake and are learning how to do it gluten-free.

  • 338 LMG // May 25, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    My great friend is celiac and I always try to make her edible things when she comes over for large group dinners. I’d love some new recipes!

  • 339 Frances // May 25, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    This would be a great resource in the parent library of our Children’s Center.
    We often encounter families with different allergies and restrictions to their diets. It would be helpful to have more resources to choose from.

  • 340 cupcakefiend // May 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    The first time I encountered somebody with celiac disease, my first thought was that she had never been able to experience the joy of having cupcakes for all her childhood birthdays and was duly horrified (I have a one-track mind, I’m afraid ). She assured me that cakes can exist without having wheat in them, but I remember feeling sorry for her nonetheless.

    Fast forward seven years and I find out that the stomach problems and headaches I’ve suffered from since childhood are due to wheat and dairy intolerance. I must admit that I feel incredibly frustrated at the thought of not being able to eat everything that I love, but I’ve started to explore gluten-free blogs and Gluten-Free Girl’s has been one of my most visited ones.

  • 341 Courtney // May 26, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I know quite a few people with celiac’s and as a chef I’m always looking for new recipes so I can include them in festivities without making them sick!

  • 342 Jessica // May 26, 2011 at 1:09 am

    I’ve met a few people but not all that many – most of them had huge health problems in general.
    I have however, met many people who simply have minor problems with gluten… so instead of trying their luck every day, they are almost entirely gluten-free.
    I thank my lucky stars that I’ve lived a healthy, disease and allergy-free life… but I’m so glad that people are not letting such things stop them!

  • 343 Jean Lindgren // May 26, 2011 at 2:48 am

    I could use a GREAT cookbook like this. I need all the help I can get. I have seen this book and it is a wonderful book.

  • 344 Amber K // May 26, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I live with Celiac and it’s hard. Even with more companies making gluten-free equivalent food. It’s hard to go out to eat and ensure that you aren’t getting any cross contamination. I miss being able to go to the local sub shop and getting a sandwich.

  • 345 Kristin // May 26, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Yes, a good friend and her daughter both have it. And I will pass this book along to them (after I read it!) if I win.

  • 346 Jennifer // May 26, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Thanks for being an inspiration! As a family of 6 ( including a set of triplets) we have with 2 Celiacs members, and 2 Gluten intolerant members and 2 members who play the supporting role – we can use all the new recipes we can! Having gluten intolerance is a life changing event but the health benefits are so amazing – you want to shout from the rooftops rather than crawl in a hole! But it’s hard to steer a shopping cart without fear so thank goodness we’re a family of cookers, bakers and shakers!

  • 347 Jennifer // May 26, 2011 at 5:18 am

    Pick me! I have a friend who is pretty severely gluten-intolerant, & this sounds like it would be great to share with her.

  • 348 Diane M // May 26, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I recently found out I’m gluten intolerant and have been gluten-free for two months now. It’s been great talking with others who are in the same boat or are Celiac and sharing tips on our favorite gluten-free foods & restaurants. However I’ve found baking at home to be a huge challenge and would love to add this cookbook to my library and master gluten-free baking!

  • 349 krista {urbanite jewelry} // May 26, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I have two friends who are celiac–it seems like it’s becoming so much more prevalent now (or maybe we are just more aware of it now?)

  • 350 sangeetha // May 26, 2011 at 6:55 am

    nope but we got my little one tested since she was soooooooooo little

  • 351 christene // May 26, 2011 at 7:08 am

    whether you have celiac or are just gluten-intolerant, this is the BEST GF blog i have ever found. gluten isn’t really necessary for any of us, so getting hip to cooking without it is just a cool thing!

  • 352 erin // May 26, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Yes, I do know someone who can no longer eat anything with gluten in it. It’s fantastic that someone has created a cookbook to expand their restricted options. I think anyone could benefit from going gluten-free once in a while or even more often.

  • 353 lorrie // May 26, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I’m beginning to wonder if I’m celiac. I don’t know anyone who has been diagnosed. I know I have a serious, disabling case of fibromyalgia (I almost typed malaria good ol’ fibromyalgia brain fog minute!) and I’ll try anything to help the relentless pain.

    What tests do I need to take? I will look around your blog and see if I can find the information.

  • 354 Sarah Margaret // May 26, 2011 at 7:53 am

    My roommate is currently being tested to see if she has celiac disease! She’s been having lots of problems with the foods she eats so she’s trying a gluten free diet.

  • 355 Lindsey S // May 26, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Great give-away! My little brother, my roommate and my aunt are all sensitive to gluten, and we try to cook as gluten free as possible. But I’d really love to get more creative than rice and quinoa in the place of pasta and toast. Help please!?

  • 356 sherri lynn // May 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

    yes i know lots of people who are gluten-free! and i’m contemplating the jump as well

  • 357 Faye // May 26, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I love her blog, and would love the recipe book so I can cook for all my GF friends!

  • 358 Elichia // May 26, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I’ve been wanting this book! My five year old son has Celiac disease, and I’ve been struggling with gluten for a year now. I think I’m winning. But gluten is EVERYWHERE!

  • 359 Carolyn // May 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    My best friend Brista is highly allergic to gluten…she would love this book!