**UPDATE** – This contest is now closed. Please scroll down to the bottom for the winner. Thank you all for your participation. Another amazing turn out. Elana is popular.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Wouldn’t you just love a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie, right now? What if I told you it was also dairy-free? What if I told you it was actually pretty healthy for you?
Oops! Did I lose you?
Well, what if I told you it tasted amazing? Not kidding. AMAZING!
What if I told you that you could also have a gluten-free, dairy-free, pretty healthy coffee cake? And it also tastes great?
Do you think I’m full of… it?
Well, let me tell you buddy, I am not. OK, sometimes I am but not when it comes to the amazing recipes created by my friend Elana from Elana’s Pantry.
I got to know Elana on twitter.
It was a while ago.
When Elana really stuck in my head was when I made the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies. She has two versions on her site. I tried the ones with butter first, and I really like them. But, then I decided to try the dairy-free ones.
I am so glad I did. I like the dairy-free version even better. (Which is good since we are going to go dairy-free in our household. Not feeling so great with the dairy.)
I was a raving lunatic about these cookies. I mean I was raving all of the time, and I was kind of a lunatic about it. I still am. I have the recipe memorized. I have made them so many times, and it is super easy.
So, when I got to meet Elana at BlogHer Food last year, I was star-struck. I lived in Los Angeles for a decade with celebrities all around, and I am star-struck by gluten-free bloggers. Especially ones who write amazing cookbooks. And, now I get to call her friend.
That’s right, people. I am name-dropping! Elana is my friend. And since she is my friend, she gave me a copy of her cookbook to try out and see what I think of her recipes. (I think you are getting the gist that I like them.)
Oh, and she signed it. Yep! She signed it.
And, she gave me another copy to give to one of you beautiful people. And, it is also signed. That’s right! She signed the giveaway copy, too. Because she’s cool like that.
(Disclaimer: Elana gave both copies to me. I did not pay for them. The opinions in this review are my own, as they always are.)
A few days ago, I told my facebook readers that I was writing a new article about the creator of a fabulous Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie. (I posted a picture of said fabulous chocolate chip cookie.) Well, since I feel it is not ethical to just give you a recipe from the cookbook without Elana’s permission I can’t write the recipe out here.
Elana has the recipe posted on her site, so you can just hop on over and get it yourself. I purposely chose that cookie photo to show so I could at least give you the recipe that way.
Yeah. I’m cool like that.
(And, if you hadn’t caught on yet that I have been linking to it all over the place, here it is: Elana’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.)
So, about this cookbook. While you can get some great recipes on Elana’s site, including the Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie from Heaven, there are many, many more great almond flour recipes in the cookbook. It is filled with recipe for breakfasts, entrees, breads, crackers, cakes, etc.
Personally, I loved the crackers and the coffee cake. And the Scones, but we scarfed those up before I even thought of bringing out the camera. Oops!
So, here’s the deal. It’s easy. I am giving away a copy of this fantastic book to one you beautiful readers. Just leave a comment below telling me which one of Elana’s recipes on her site, Elana’s Pantry, that you would like to try for yourself.
Of course, there are the usual ways to get extra entries.
~Post about this giveaway on your blog and/or share it on Facebook. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
~Tweet about this giveaway using @GlugleGFree and @elanaspantry. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
~Subscribe to Glugle Gluten-Free via reader or email (upper right-hand corner of page). Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
~“Like” Glugle Gluten-Free on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.
~“Follow” me on Twitter. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
~“Friend” me on Facebook. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
~“Like” Elana’s Pantry on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.
~“Follow” Elana on Twitter. Leave a comment here saying that you did.
If you already follow or like, go ahead and leave a comment saying that you already do. That counts.
Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!™
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PPS – I am going to get the winner started on their way to making some of these great recipes. I am including a 5 lb. bag of Honeyville Almond Flour, Elana’s preferred brand. (Disclaimer: I’m paying for this. Happy, FTC?)
PPPS – The giveaway for the Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook ends February 1st, at midnight, PST has ended. I will email the winner, and you will have 48 hours to get back to me. After which, if I have not heard back from you, another winner will be drawn. The winner is Heather! Congratulations, Heather! Due to the amazing response, I have added a reply to Heather’s winning comment, just in case there is more than on e Heather. The winning number was 140, picked by random.org random number generator.
Thank you, again! The number of comments was through the roof. I am so happy that everyone is so interested in Elana’s book. If you weren’t a winner, please consider buying Elana’s book if you can The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. It is amazing. And she has a new one coming out soon, all about cupcakes Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour