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Gluten-free cookbook giveaway

Posted on November 30th, 2009 by Alison Read 83 Comments - Add Your Own »

elanaalmondflourcookbookJust in time for the holidays, you can win a copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam! I met Elana at a blogger conference a few months ago and she has donated signed copies of her book to my readers.

The recipes in this cookbook are diverse — muffins, scones, crackers, chicken fingers, entrees, pie, cake and more. All use almond flour, are gluten-free and grain-free. Almond flour has a low glycemic index and is high in protein and fiber, making it ideal for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, diabetes, and anyone looking to vary their diet.

Here’s how you can win:
Just make a comment on this post telling what your favorite holiday treat is (or was!). I will choose three winners at random. You have until Friday, December 4 at 5pm PST to comment (only one comment per person please).

Thank you Elana for this wonderful cookbook!

Comments

  1. My favorite treat are date balls made with GF rice krispies. Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook!

  2. My favorite holiday treat was these little cookies my MIL makes. They are round and covered in powdered sugar. I think they are called Mexican Wedding cookies. LOVE THEM!!!!!

  3. I am entering this for my sister-in-law who desperately misses her beer and pizza.

  4. I’m still working through my holiday treat, since there were two batches of it: GF lemon pound cake soaked in a buttery lemon glaze. Yum. Though next time it needs a lemon hazelnut crunch topping.

  5. My favorite treat was my grandmother’s pound cake. I recently made a sweet potato pie with crumbled pecan crust that made me forget all about it, though :)

  6. Only one favorite holiday treat? It would have to be chocolate. Anything chocolate. The darker, the better. :)

  7. Not only is gingerbread delicious but I live the aroma of fresh gingerbread in the kitchen.

  8. My first love has been, and always will be brownies. Now they’re just GF!

  9. My favorite holiday treat are my grandma’s chocolate chip mandel bread, which I have now figured out how to make gluten free.

  10. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce. You’ll never miss the gluten for a minute. I swear!

  11. I love the old standby, pumpkin pie with fresh whipping cream. I just made a gf version for T-day. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself!

  12. My all-time favorite holiday treat is Nanaimo Bars. My mom used to make them (not gluten-free) growing up, and then a friend made a gluten- and dairy-free version for me last year at Christmas – and they were absolutely delicious!

  13. pecan pie thanks

  14. My favorite is my grandmother Anise Sugar Cookies. So tasty!

  15. My favorite holiday cookies were these mini lady fingers that my Grandma used to make. I’ve gotten very good at adapting most recipes, but I don’t think that I would be able to get that pasty the same. My Gram’s were the best!

  16. Our tradition was to always make cookie press cookies and last year after 5 yrs. without I found a gf recipe for them and they turned out great! Thanks for a chance to win.

  17. We have an old family recipe called “nutroll”, essentially it is a yeast bread rolled out and filled with walnuts and raisins… I’ll love to find a way to make it gluten free.

  18. My favorite treat was a recipe for Praline Pumpkin Dessert. It is a Betty crocker recipe that I converted. Everyone went crazy over it especially my 8 month old great grandson. You sprinkle pumpkin pie spice on the whipped cream for an added treat.

  19. My absolute favorite holiday treat is my grandmother’s recipe for Butter Spritz cookies.

  20. My favorite holiday treat is helping my mom bake her 22 different varieties of Christmas cookies each year. The best is her buttery Spritz cookies with a cherry and spinkles on top. YUMMY!!

  21. We are in the middle of test-baking Xmas treats for our new GF bakery in Boulder and so far, the gingerbread men (and women, dogs, reindeer etc) are the favorite! YUM YUM YUM!

  22. I’ll have to say my favorite treat — Gingerbread Cookies. And the fact that I found a nice GF version is icing on the cookie!

  23. My all-time favorite holiday treat is my mom’s home made Blue Berry Torte. Back then it wasn’t gluten free. Now I figured how to make it gluten free good for me. Good Holiday memories.

  24. My favorite is gluten free pumpkin cheesecake. I just created the recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit at our meal!

  25. My favorite for my daughter with celiac is definitely honey balls…..

  26. My favorite holiday treat were my grandmother’s molasses cookies that she re-named “Emily and Ian cookies”, after my brother and I.

  27. My favorite Christmas treat was Ferraro Rocher chocolates on Christmas morning but, now that I can’t eat them, I just substitute them with another chocolate. I do miss them though!

  28. Growing up in the UK, I was subjected to all the traditional British heavy fruit cakes and puddings at Christmas time, but I always chose the delicious, buttery Scottish shortbread. So yummy, melt in the mouth, and easy to bake yourself. Needless to say, I miss it!

  29. My favorite Christmas treat was Italian Cookies. I loved them so much! When I was little my grandmother and mother made them. I used to make them until I found out I have Celiac.

  30. My favorite treat was my Oma’s (German for Grandma) spice cookies. They were always the best! She’d even include another batch of cookies that weren’t spice, but sugar ones with lots of sprinkles on them. I really miss them.

  31. Pumpkin Cheesecake. I still make it….only now without the crust.

  32. My favorite recipe is the chicken fingers! To have the ability to make these, along with the fabulous other recipes at my ‘fingers’, I would be thrilled! Gluten-free food has never been easier, and tastier for Celiacs! :)

  33. Pumpkin Cheesecake is still our family favorite: now that we are GF,I use gf gingersnap cookies from the store to make an awesome cheesecake crust.

  34. Once upon a time, it was eggnog!

  35. Delicious gluten free stuffing smothered in decadent gluten free gravy on top of tender turkey slices!

  36. I have two holiday treats: Terry’s Chocolate Oranges and gingerbread cookies!

  37. snickerdoodles. i’ve always loved them, especially around christmas. oh, but i just remembered, i also loved those cookies with the hershey’s kiss in the middle. haven’t had those since going GF… yum!

  38. Anything butterscotch, it reminds me of my Grandmother who used to make Butterscotch chip cookies and sneak us kids the butterscotch chips before dinner.

  39. One of my old holiday favorites is called Potica and my mother used to make it at the Christmas holiday. I will try a gluten free bread version this season but know it won’t be the same.

  40. My favorite Christmas treat is what we call Martha Washington Balls. It is something my mom always make and they are delicious. It’s made with organic powder sugar, organic condensed milk, vanilla, and pecans then its all rolled in a ball and dipped in chocolate. YUM!!! Christmas has never tasted so good. I just love them. Christmas would not be the same without them. I hope I get picked for the cookbook, it looks awesome.

  41. My mom used to make candy and cookies for Christmas. My favortie cookies was the datenut pinwheels or the homemade bon bons she got the recipe out of the Old Workbasket magazines. I have collect alot of these but haven’t tried to change them to make them healthier.

  42. My favorite treat is pecan pie and I would like a recipe for a GF version! Pick me! Pick me!

  43. My favorite Christmas cookie is the rum balls, made with vanilla waffers, I just figured I would never eat one again! Hope I have a chance

  44. My favorite Holiday Treat was any type of cookies, especially chocolate chip! Now that I I’m in college and being gluten free this cookbook would be amazing!

  45. My favorite is the chocolate cream pie from Elana’s Pantry. I could just eat the crust and be happy.

  46. Red Velvet Cake is my all time favorite cake anytime, but especially at Christmas time. My gluten free version is not too bad. I’m still working on the traditional frosting (not cream cheese)for it. I’m confident that one day I’ll be able to make that gluten free too.

  47. I love the light and airy, yeasty rolls that I make from the Lion House Cookbook recipe hot from the oven with yummy honey or cinnamon butter.

  48. My favorite was sugar cookies my mom makes. I will have to find a new favorite this year.

  49. I love eggnog. I am enjoying it gluten free this year.

  50. My mom makes a pastry called “Danish Pic-Pat-Puff”. As a newly diagnosed celiac, I am desperately hoping to recreate it gluten-free!

  51. I enjoy eating marzipan during the Holiday season.

  52. Tie between Raspberry Linzer Tarts and Cherry Cheesecake
    Those were the days. Yum!!!

  53. I just found your site through Elana’s Pantry’s tweet! What a great site! I love these pecan fudge truffles I have been addicted to lately.

    Here is the link:
    http://feastingonfitness.blogspot.com/2009/11/make-date-with-delicious.html

    They are dates and pecans rolled in cocoa powder and toasted coconut. What can get simpler or more delicious? And the best part? No sugar, soy, grain, or dairy! Yay!

  54. Hands down my favorite holiday treat are my “famous” Christmas cookies. Everyone begs for the buttery, sugary, almond-flavored treat. But they just aren’t the same when made gluten-free. Sigh.

  55. Shortbread cookies or other type of simple butter cookie. Sigh…. Before I went GF, I had begun substituting almond flour for wheat flour in my recipes but now I don’t bake much at all.

  56. My favorite treat are those peppermint flavored candy canes to munch on and dipped in chocolate they are even better. Sandy

  57. My mom makes the worlds best fudge! I really miss eating that…

  58. I miss my great grandmas thumbprint cookies with homemade apricot jam and her portuguese sweet bread. That bread with honey butter was amazing!

  59. sicilian cannoli!!

  60. I love millionaire’s shortbread – shortcake fingers topped with sticky caramel fudge, topped with a think layer of chocolate. Mmmmm… decadent!

  61. MEXICAN
    WEDDING
    COOKIES!!

    always reminds me of my home of new mexico.
    delicious!

  62. my favorites are the sufganiyot for hanuka. this is our first year of making them gf and i hope to find the way to make them just as yummy! the book sounds great!!

  63. Cherry-Cheese Cake; but now I can’t eat dairy, soy or gluten, so haven’t eaten it in years!

  64. My absolute favorite holiday treat has always been pumpkin cheesecake, although I’ve had to improvise through the years to create one that is both vegan and gluten free!

  65. I miss my gingerbread cookies. But I did convert one Italian cookie and it is very good.

  66. I love eggnog this time of year! I also really love sugar cookies because they are so fun to decorate! :)

  67. My favorite cookies are these yummy molasses cookies my Grandma always made special for me every Christmas. She left me the recipe when she passed away but hers had that extra special ingredient of love in them. :)

  68. My favorite holiday treat is swiss apple pie. Not swiss cheese, it is an apple/custard pie my grandmother made, and can be made gluten free! Thanks for the chance to win the cook book.

  69. My fav is rum balls made with pound cake so I need to figure out how to adapt it. I have also made a chocolate version with those famous brand choclate wafer cookies! Yum!

  70. Oooo..treats….I really love soft, soft sugar cookies that are decorated by the kids! :)

  71. Pecan pie!

  72. Pumpkin ice cream from Mitchell’s in San Francisco! It tastes just like pumpkin pie and was a huge hit with everyone on Thanksgiving. http://www.mitchellsicecream.com

  73. My favorite has to be pumpkin cranberry upside down cake. The gf version is amazing!

  74. I LOVE warm cupcakes during the holidays. I’ve found a great gluten free recipe that is going to help me make it through the season, hooray. ^.^

  75. I’m entering for my 4 year old daughter… who is missing her traditional gingerbread ornament cookies right now! We’re taste testing a few gluten free options but none of them are “just right” according to her!

    As for me… I adore luscious home made egg nog, homemade cheese crackers, and cheesecake!

  76. i would love a copy of the book that finally got me, after 8 years of being gluten-free, to brave baking again.

    and i know my husband and son would like the occasional dessert that’s not dates stuffed with almonds.

    thanks!

  77. I enjoy the Mexican Wedding Cake cookies and gingerbread cookies…would love to find gfree recipes for those.
    Elana’s candied pecans are delicious too!
    I would love a copy of her cookbook!!

  78. oh dear, what with the time difference between colorado and paris maybe i’m too late!!! i hope not!! gf for 6 years in the land of the baguette and the croissant… thank god for people who know how to navigate a kitchen to come up with recipes for us! my favorite holiday treat was and is pumpkin pie! i now make versions with almond crusts, coconut crusts, complicated crusts with 8 different flours… i would loooove to have this book!

  79. Oh, I just missed it! My sister is a celiac+. The + is corn, yeast and milk, so it’s a real challenge to cook for her. This sounds like it could help!

  80. My favorite holiday treat is cherry cheesecake

  81. LOVE Peanut Butter Cream pie!

  82. Joan Msason = If you are still receiving updates from this site, I was wondering if you tried making the gluten free potica and if so, how did it turn out?

  83. My favorite holiday treat was banana dream cake from toojays!

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