I am so excited! You should be excited, too.
Today, I am reviewing a cookbook (and giving one away) from a friend of mine who happens to be a great gluten-free cook/chef/whatever-you-want-to-call-her. Do you want to know who it is? I know you do.
It’s… Carol! Carol from
Simply…Gluten-Free, to be exact. She has a fabulous new cookbook out called, Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts, of course. If you haven’t read her blog, (you should) you will know that she makes lots of things gluten-free, but she happens to be a super-star at desserts. So, this cookbook is perfect for her.
In fact, she can explain how to make a dessert so well that even a novice can make something spectacular. The
first time I adopted a gluten-free blogger (great event started by Sea at Book of Yum. I must do it again, soon. Haven’t adopted anyone since all the craziness of a few months ago.), it was Carol. We had talked a bit on twitter, so she was the first person I thought of. I made Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, “Cream” Puffs. And, as I explained in that post, I am not a baker, let alone a puff-maker. But, I was able to get some good ones, thanks to Carol’s instructions.
And, when Carol sent me this book to try, I was über-excited about what I could make. Since it was coming up on a holiday, I decided to make a couple of things for our 4th of July gathering. I made Carrot Cupcakes (sans frosting) and Black Bean Brownies. You read that right.
BLACK BEAN Brownies. Look at the picture! Can you believe there are black beans in there? No grain. Just black beans! And, you don’t taste them either. I think that makes them the healthiest brownies in existence that actually taste like brownies. What the…?!?!?
Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies
And the carrot cupcakes? Those disappeared like a shot. No one cared that they were gluten-free. They didn’t have any frosting because we were running late, but I don’t think anyone cared.
And there are 148 more recipes in this book to try. Better get my running shoes out. I’m going to need to run off all of these calories.
Yeah. The only problem with Carol’s book is that she hasn’t found a way to make her desserts calorie-free.
But, trust me, if you are missing great tasting desserts, look no further than
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 Carol’s recipes on her site, SIGNED Simply…Gluten-Free, that you would like to try for yourself. Carol has a ton of recipes on her site, as well as the cookbook. Seriously?!?! How does she not weight 2000 lbs from all of this cooking/baking?
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 @simplyglutenfre. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.
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Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!
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PPS – Congratulations to Staci A! You won!
The giveaway for the Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts Cookbook has ended ends July 26th, at 9pm, PST. I will emailed the winner, and you (Staci A.) will have 48 hours to get back to me. After which, if I have not heard back from you, another winner will be drawn.