Thought-Full Thursday- Are You Ready for 30 Days to a Food Revolution and Giveaway

I’m so excited that Monday is the kick-off for our series 30 Days to a Food Revolution.  30 days, 30 tips, 30 recipes, 30 bloggers We have an amazing line up of guest bloggers from many different types of food blogs.  You will find some of your favorites and some new ones too.

In case you may have missed it, the whole country is talking about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.  Just this morning The Washington Post ran an article on Jamie improving Huntington’s eating habits.  It just so happened that it included a picture of an old friend from Huntington, Mary Calhoun Brown.  Mary has written a book, There Are No Words, that shares a story which gives you a glimpse into the world of Autism.  You can find it on the bookshelf in my shop.

You can also find a wonderful story on Shauna and Danny’s blog,  gluten free girl and the chef.  It’s a great article with lots of great food photos of recipes made from Jamie’s cookbook.  I really love that she wrote, “I hope, that one day, we become a culture of cooking again.”  I’m with you girlfriend!

I know there are tons more of  you out there talking about this.   It’s worth talking about.  It’s time we stepped back and took a look at what we are eating and what we are feeding our kids.

So this is our wake up call.  Get your whole family involved.  Have them look into what they are eating.  They could be very surprised.  And while they’re doing that, go sign Jamie’s petition to get better foods in schools and keep cooking skills alive.

Don’t forget to watch the Season Finale tomorrow evening!

Now to help get you interested in following along with our 30 Days to a Food Revolution I’m going to give you an incentive today and one for the end of the program, so pay close attention.

We’re having a GIVEAWAY!  UPDATE:  Added another cookbook!

If you’re not sure you can cook these meals from Jamie’s cookbook or might not like them, well take it from me, Shauna and Danny, they taste great!  Oh, and of course you’ll be able to cook these meals.  They were given to some people who have never cooked before.


I’m giving away a copy Jamie Food Revolution cookbook that I purchased just for you.  Do one or all of these to be entered into the drawing.  The more you do the more entries you get.

  1. Please leave a comment. If you are willing to share, we would love to hear your experiences with cooking real food. Have you always cooked this way or are you just learning?
  2. Jump over to the Facebook group page for 30 Days to a Food Revolution and join, then come back here and let me know with a comment.
  3. Sign up for The W.H.O.L.E. Gang newsletter.  Make sure you reply to the confirmation email.

It’s just that easy.  Then make sure you check each weekday, April 26th to June 4th,  to see what the guest bloggers have to say.


Many of the guest bloggers have also written cookbooks or have services they are willing to share.   In order to be entered to win one of those, here’s what you need to do to gather entries into the drawing.  The more you do, the more chances you have to win!

  1. Leave a comment on this blog on as many of the 30 guest food bloggers as you like.  Each comment is an entry.
  2. Sign up for The W.H.O.L.E. Gang newsletter.
  3. Visit that guest blogger’s site and leave a comment there too.
  4. Tweet about this project using both of these in your tweet so I’ll find you  #30days2 #foodrevolution

When the initial 30 days of guest posts are over on June 4th, we’ll pick the winners.

Here are the prizes:

Carrie (Ginger Lemon Girl) will donate a free 30 minute gluten free baking question/answer coaching session and a fresh loaf of gluten free bread (mailed 2 day priority).

Books such as:

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes by Shauna  James Ahern and Daniel Ahern (gluten free girl and the chef) NOTE: this book will be released in September and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.  Link can be found in my Shop.

The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook by Ali Segersten (The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen)

Make it Fast, Cook it Slow by Stephanie O’Dea (A Year of Slowcooking)

The Spunky Coconut by Kelly Brozyna (The Spunky Coconut)

Go Dairy Free by Alisa Flemming (Go Dairy Free, One Frugal Foodie, Dairy-Free Fitness)

Marrakesh Express by Nisrine Merzouki (dinners and dreams)

Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook by Elana Amsterdam (Elana’s Pantry)

54 Responses to Thought-Full Thursday- Are You Ready for 30 Days to a Food Revolution and Giveaway

  1. Marissa April 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful resources and goodies! I've recently begun my journey with GF living and am starting to really embrace life in a whole new way! This community is inspiring!

  2. Breanna April 29, 2010 at 5:11 pm #

    thanks so much for your site, I'm so glad I found it. I recently started my own blog on our journey with our older son, who has multiple allergies/intolerances and severe eczema. I'm always looking for recipes and tips; this is great!

  3. Jessica May 1, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    I've always cooked mostly from scratch and and thought we ate pretty well. After finding my son is sensitive to gluten, dairy, sugar, etc. and being surprised at my surprised reaction to his nutritionist saying he needed 3-5 cups of vegetables a day (well, yah) I'm really working hard to feed my family only real food. Thank you for your resources and support! What an inspiration!

  4. Danielle May 24, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Hi! I just found your blog by following Alisa’s link, and feel like I’ve fallen into a gold mine. I’m looking forward to reading more from your guest bloggers, and more of your own posts!
    I like to cook, but I have been re-learning since last fall, when I started following a vegan lifestyle. I watched Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and am really grateful for the mirror that he holds up for us to examine the deteriorated state of our country’s food culture. Thanks for making a difference!