Cookbook Giveaway and Newsletter Announcement at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang

This contest is over and the winners have received their books.  But please sign up for the newsletter to get all the latest news!  Thank you-Diane

The W.H.O.L.E. Gang is happy to announce a New Monthly Newsletter and a way for you to win Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook!

First let me tell you a little about our newsletter.  Each month you can have this delivered directly to your email in-box.  Upon signing up you will receive 6 different Top 10 Tips on things like Eating Out, Grocery Shopping, and Stocking Your Kitchen.  This newsletter is different than receiving blog posts to your in-box.  You are not automatically signed up for the newsletter if you currently receive the blog posts.  So sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of this page to start receiving your 6 FREE Top 10 Tip Sheets.

Newsletters will contain:

Hear it First-advance notice of offerings, contests and events

Handpicked Recipes– recipes not published on the blog

Fun Living-feature articles on specific tools for living gluten free, dairy free and organic

It’s Free– it costs nothing to subscribe — plus it’s easy to sign up!

Sign up and be the first to hear what I have planned later this month.  You can also earn entries into the drawing for a copy of Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook!   Sign up at the bottom of this blog post, or use the box located under Connect on the side of this site.

Elana's cookbook

I will be giving away TWO copies of this wonderful cookbook.  That’s right, TWO lucky winners.  Elana’s recipes are short and very easy to follow.  For a person like me who lives gluten, dairy and rice free, I can make wonderful tasting scones, cookies and cakes with her recipes.  Don’t miss her savory recipes too.  This cookbook makes a great gift for you and for your favorite gluten free friend or family member.  Why not win one here!

So how can you WIN a copy of Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook?

Earn 2 entries for signing up for our newsletter.

Earn 1 entry, leave a comment here telling me what you would like read in the new newsletter you just signed up to receive.  Must include that info to count.

Earn 1 entry for every re-tweeting of this post.  You must include the hash tag #TWGgfree so I can find them.

This contest will be open until midnight in Virgina on December 18th, the day we have Almonds as our Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix.

To review you can have a chance to WIN a cookbook by:

signing up for the newsletter

leaving a comment sharing what you want to read in the newsletter

re-tweeting this blog post with #TWGgfree

Sign up right here:

56 Responses to Cookbook Giveaway and Newsletter Announcement at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang

  1. Melissa December 9, 2009 at 9:30 am #

    I'd like some more recipe ideas in the newsletter

  2. Heather December 9, 2009 at 11:19 am #

    I'm anxious to see what the newsletter will offer. New recipes are always good, but I'm also interested in Fun Living (the tools for living gluten-free, etc.).

  3. Jen December 9, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    I would love tips on healthy eating on the gf diet, I'm also dairy free so dairy free tips would be great as well. By healthy eating, I mean avoiding a lot of those replacement gf foods, breads, crackers, cookies etc. Looking forward to the newsletter!

  4. Mona December 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Only been GFCF for less than one year. Any helpful tools for living GF would be appreciated, as would recipes. Also, maybe a section about brand name products and what to look for would be nice. Thanks!

  5. Sherazada December 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm #

    I'm always searching for new gf recipes! Also, including new restaurants that offer gf menus/items is always nice since I rarely trust going out to dinner anymore.

  6. Karen@Cook4Seasons December 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm #


    I have signed up, tweeted and commented here, so if I don't win at least I go to the head of the class:)

    I would like to learn more about baking GF breads. Can't seem to get the dough right without it being too soggy.

  7. Amy @ Simply Sugar & December 9, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

    Congrats on the newsletter! I'm thrilled for you. I would love to learn more about gluten-free products – what's new and what's good.

  8. Amy @ Simply Sugar & December 9, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    I tweeted! 🙂

  9. Barbara S. December 10, 2009 at 4:46 am #

    I tweeted about mthis giveaway:

  10. Barbara S. December 10, 2009 at 4:49 am #

    I would like to see information about how to select menu items that are GF when a person is eating at a restaurant. Also identification of GF restaurants by city would be helpful to those of us who do alot of traveling.

  11. Barbara S. December 10, 2009 at 4:53 am #

    Please ignore my prior comment for twitter. I forgot to include the hash mark.. This one has the hasmark:

  12. Cathy December 10, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    I read everything you post as I am newly intolerant of gluten,milk,soy,corn,acid foods,cocoa etc and I'm trying to do this for my health. The sad part is I'm not much of a cook and appreciate all you do to help so many of us. You were even kind to send me a personal email to encourage me. So I need your tips,recipes,and the knowledge you have gained over the years.

    God bless you and all and Merry Christmas.

  13. Tammy C December 10, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    I just subscribed to the Top 10 newsletter.

  14. Tammy C December 10, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    New subscriber. Thanks!

  15. Tammy C December 10, 2009 at 9:39 am #

    I am new to this, and I really need to learn how to eat healthier without breaking the bank. Thank you.

  16. Michele December 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    Diane I enjoy reading everything you write about! It's hard to pick what I want to read about! That's why I come here everyday, to see what you have to say. 😉

  17. T. December 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    I would like some ideas on converting favorite recipes to gluten free using healthy whole grains… and the least possible amount of starches. I always enjoy your posts so am looking forward to receiving your new newsletter! Thank you!

  18. Sue December 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    I love reading your posts, and look forward to reading your emails. I look forward to learning more about 'new to me' ingredients that I will enjoy! Being gluten free and barely employed has left me getting creative with what I can eat, and I'm ready for more!

    I would love to win a copy of the cookbook. I would start with her chocolate chip scones.

  19. gfe--gluten free eas December 10, 2009 at 4:37 pm #

    What a great response you are getting and justly deserved for so many neat things going on here! I've signed up for the newsletter. Not looking for anything specific, but always love others' perspectives–especially yours, my dear. 🙂 I'll tweet and share, but please don't enter me in the giveaway as I already have Elana's cookbook. 😉


  20. Janice December 10, 2009 at 8:14 pm #

    I am especially interested in baked treats that my kids will enjoy. I am the only wheat free one here but mainly use almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour or no flour for everything. I am still in the learning stages so I could use any help that is out there.

  21. LindsayE December 11, 2009 at 5:59 am #

    The recipe ideas are fantastic, but product reviews and cookbooks are important as well. I do all of my own cooking, so I am mostly interested in new ways to use substitution ingredients, new and interesting things like coconut oil and coconut flour, new sweeteners, etc. How you can use what vegetarians and vegans are doing to help decode gf substitutions, is always a favourite topic of mine as well.

  22. Katie December 11, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    I just signed up for your newsletter — am looking forward to checking it out. I think there are a lot of resources out there for home-cooked recipes, so I'd like to see more information about restaurants and eating out.

    I also retweeted at

  23. Jennifer C December 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    I just signed up for the newsletter and I'd love more information on mainstream products that are gluten-free.


  24. Jenn December 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm #

    I signed up for the newsletter! I would love to learn more about how to adapt traditional recipes (especially ones that require baking) to be celiac-friendly – I never seem to be able to figure out which mixes of which flours are best for each situation….learning more about the different alternative flours out there would be awesome too!

  25. erin December 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm #

    Would love to see recipes in a newsletter! Especially ones that eliminate all of the big 6 allergens (gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, fish, eggs). Have been eating allergen-free for a few months now and it is HARD to find variety!

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  26. Diane December 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi Diane (I like your name!) 🙂

    I would also like info on how to adapt wheatie recipes to GF recipes. And I like recipes most that use whole grain flours rather than the starchy ones (potato starch, tapioca flour, white rice flour).

  27. Tara December 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm #

    Thank you for the Top Ten Lists! An interesting idea might be Top Ten Gluten-free uses of ___________ (choose an ingredient to fill in the blank)… possibly starting with Almonds! For example: as flour in bread, in trail mix, in raw pie crust, etc.

  28. Diane J December 11, 2009 at 10:53 pm #

    Would like to see gluten, dairy & sugar-free recipes, especially savory & vegetarian ones from around the globe.

  29. MD Smith December 12, 2009 at 2:29 am #

    Good morning! I have signed up for the newsletter and look forward to reading it. I am a dairy-free zone as well as gluten-free, so will be especially interested in those aspects of cookery.


  30. Karen December 12, 2009 at 3:16 am #

    Looking forward to reading the handpicked recipes. Thanks! I signed up for the newsletter and tweeted too.

  31. Grace December 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm #

    I signed up for your newsletter. I'm hoping you will feature some 30 min naturally gluten free meal ideas (I'm also soy & dairy free).

  32. Erin December 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    Love the post on chocolate!

    I'm gluten, dairy and sugar-free (cane sugar) so it's tough to find treats, but I love your truffle recipe. Would love to see more desert/snack recipes!

    Another quick one is similar to a Larabar…

    1/2 cup almonds

    1/2 cup dates

    1 tbsp maple syrup

    Process in a food processor, then roll into balls. I freeze them then take them out for a quick snack.

  33. Lauren December 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    I signed up! This sounds great Diane! I would love to see recipes, any and all types. The more delicious the better ;D.

  34. Michelle December 13, 2009 at 6:30 am #

    Our kids are GFCF (almost 3 years now), and we limit the processed sugar they get too. I started eating GF about 3 months ago too. Though we had gotten pretty good at foods for our kids, it has been an entirely different experience cooking GF for myself. Through the process of revising my own diet, I've come up with several new dishes to add into the kids' menu rotation too. Looking forward to new ideas for keeping GFCF (and mostly sugar free) fun in our house from your newsletter. Thank you!

  35. Heather December 13, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    Hello, looking forward to the newsletter! Would love a copy of the book! I love new recipes- do a lot of gluten, suger, egg, & dairy- free cooking for friends, so it’s hard to find recipes that include all those requirements… Tips on new products are good, too. Thanks!

  36. Christina December 13, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    We just learned my daughter has a long list of food intolerances so we're newly GF/CF and lots of other stuff. Looking forward to a variety of new recipes to try. Thanks!

  37. Rebecca December 14, 2009 at 3:25 am #

    I signed up for the newsletter. I'd love to see tips on GF/dairy free cooking on a budget.

  38. Barbara S. December 14, 2009 at 8:58 am #

    I tweeted it again:

  39. Angela Nussbaum December 15, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    id like to see dinner ideas that are like 5 ingredient or less. Skillets etc. Maybe even some dinner ideas that use pasta (gf of course) like chicken noodle soup, beef and maccarooni. that kind of thing.

  40. Sabrina December 17, 2009 at 6:02 am #

    I am also lactose intolerant and can't wait for the newsletter!

  41. Sabrina December 17, 2009 at 6:05 am #

    I hope there are some killer non-dairy/gluten-free cooking tips in the newsletter!


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