Giveaway! Cybele Pascal’s Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking

If you or a loved one have allergies or an intolerance to gluten, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and sesame, or if you know someone who does, Cybele Pascal’s newest cookbook Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking is for you!

All of the recipes are made without the eight most common allergens (sesame was a surprise to me – I had no idea!) and are simple to make, without using unusual ingredients or heavily relying on store-bought products that substitute for “the real thing”. Two recipes that immediately jumped out at me were the Homemade Gnocchi (page 47) and Mu Shu Pork (page 142). Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking is neatly organized into clear, concise categories and there is something for everyone, no matter what you could be allergic to. One particular category all families will love, especially those with young children, is Takeout at Home. There’s even a recipe for a gluten-free version of an In-N-Out Burger!

I am giving away 1 copy of Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking, which the publishers have generously offered to ship to the winner.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian citizens. To enter the giveaway, simply fill in the form below*. Please include your name and a valid, working email address that you check frequently. The winner will be picked at random using on April 15th, 2013. The winner will be notified and contacted by the email address provided and will be asked for a shipping address. A copy of Allery-Free and Easy Cooking will be shipped to the winner by the publishers Ten Speed Press. If the winner doesn’t respond within 48 hours, another winner will be randomly chosen.

*Since changing the settings for comments, I’m trying out using a form for the giveaway instead and seeing how it goes. This is based on feedback that I received on Twitter and Facebook.

Giveaway is now closed. The winner is Amanda!

Winner of The WHOLE Gang 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar

2013 Cookbook Desk  Calendar

The lucky winner of the WHOLE Gang 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar is…Lisa Alexander! Lisa commented,


Congratulations, Lisa! I will be emailing you shortly.

If readers are still interested in getting one of these calendars, you can order one from The WHOLE Gang website (currently shipping to the US and Canada only). Each calendar comes in its own shipping box, making your gift-making that much easier. Find out more about the calendar and ordering here.

Giveaway: The WHOLE Gang 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar

2013 Cookbook Desk  Calendar
2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar (© The W.H.O.L.E. Gang)

[Full disclosure: I was sent a calendar, free of charge, from Diane Eblin of The WHOLE Gang for this review and giveaway. All opinions expressed here are my own.]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all the participants! The winner will be announced shortly and contacted via email.

It’s December and that means not only are the holidays upon us, the New Year is just around the corner. A new year requires a new calendar and today I’m giving away one of Diane Eblin’s (The WHOLE Gang) 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendars!

Diane’s calendar is perfect for people who like calendars and who like to cook. The calendar comes in a clear CD case, making it easy to prop up on the kitchen counter as you cook, on your desk – or anywhere you like! Included are recipes for every month of the year, all gluten-free and dairy-free (including modifications for making recipes vegetarian, vegan, or paleo), and accompanied by gorgeous photography of each dish. As a special bonus, there is a secret code access for a hidden page with insider tips, tools, resources, and twenty-eight additional recipes on The WHOLE Gang website.

Features of the hidden page:

  • 9 new additional recipes & links to 19 more recipes
  • cooking tips and tricks
  • additional suggestions for the recipes along with instructional photos
  • information on ingredients & tools- resources to find items they might not have
  • instructional cooking videos

Diane says of the 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar:

After sharing over 500 recipes on my website since 2008 and writing my e-cookbook The Gluten-Free Diner, I wanted to be able to create something just as useful that someone could hold in their hands. I also wanted something that reflected what I hear when I work with clients as a health coach. “Give me something so I can have an easy, healthy, gluten-free life.” Many families are not just cooking for gluten-free but for many dietary needs at once. It’s certainly that way in my house!

So, this cookbook desk calendar was designed with that criteria in mind. Easy, healthy, gluten-free living with an easy way to also cook dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan and Paleo without having to cook 5 different meals at once.

To win one of these calendars, simply leave a comment on this post telling me why you would like to win this calendar. A winner will be picked randomly using and will be contacted by me via email. Please include a valid, working email address in the email field (not the body of the comment) when you leave your comment. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada. The giveaway starts today, Saturday, December 1, 2012 and ends on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST.

Good luck!

[UPDATE: If you are having difficulty leaving a comment, please see this post. Apologies!]