When I was asked to write an endorsement for the brand new Crave Bakery Cookbook, I was flattered and excited! I fell in love with the products from Crave Bakery back in 2010 and can’t wait to get busy making some of the recipes in the new cookbook!
Crave Bakery Brownie
My endorsement: Following a gluten-free diet can be difficult, but Crave Bakery makes it a little bit easier by creating some childhood favorites that won’t make you feel like you are settling. Their brownies and cookies are sure to please even the pickiest palates. The brownies are dense and fudgy with no telltale sign of the product being gluten-free.
More about the cookbook:
What’s in the Book?
This book is a collection of over 60 Recipes all made in Crave Bakery for our line of grocery products or our decadent wedding and party cakes in the Bay Area since opening in 2003. This book includes 50 photos and step-by-step instructions for Cakes, Cupcakes, Frostings, Fillings, Brownies, Cookies, Tarts and Muffins.
A casual baker or a full-fledged bakery can easily reproduce these recipes. Because they were designed for efficient production, many of the recipes are simple enough for beginners. For bakeries that have been wanting to add gluten-free products to their line but don’t have time to devote to all that experimentation- this book has done the work for you. These are recipes ready for production. They’re precise and tested over years in Crave’s own bakery.
Beyond recipes, this book also includes helpful information such as:
- Recipes organized by difficulty
- Clear allergen statements for each recipe
- Recommended Baking Tools
- Recommended Gluten Free Ingredients
- Gluten Free Baking Tips
- Decorating Tips
For you Kindle people, Kindle version is coming soon!
To read more about the new cookbook and endorsements from many other gluten-free voices, visit the Crave Bakery blog.
In honor of Celiac Awareness Month, Crave Bakery is giving a 40% discount through May 31, 2013. The book will be just $2.99 in iTunes.
Crave Bakery has generously offered to give 5 lucky winners each a free copy of the new cookbook! How cool is that? Simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below to enter! Continue reading Crave Bakery Gluten-Free Cookbook Giveaway
I want to share some exciting news for all of those who live in the Columbus and surrounding areas. It was only a few months back when I first sampled the new gluten-free Sonoma Flatbread Pizzas made by Donato’s.
Today I received an email from a contact at Donato’s with the following information about their Gluten-Free Sonoma Flatbread Pizzas.
I wanted to send you a quick note, we will have coupons for our Sonoma Flatbreads in this Sunday’s paper (The Columbus Dispatch).
On top of the coupons the majority of our retailers have put them on sale to really give a great value to our fans!
The gluten-free line is available at the following retailers:
Carnival stores in both Lancaster and Circleville.
Both Raisin Rack locations (Westerville has a great display!)
Huffman’s market in UA
Both of the Anderson’s General stores in Columbus
Campbell’s IGA’S in Duncan Falls
Ross IGA in Granville
Kroger locations with natures market, as previously communicated.
Thanks again for networking with your Fans!
Yours in Pizza,
If you haven’t tried the flatbread pizzas prior to this, now is your chance! I think the regular price of these pizzas is competitive and fair, seeing as they can feed 4 people (with salads on the side) or 2 without. Don’t feel like you are missing out any longer…give these a try!
Have you tried the new Gluten-Free Sonoma Flatbread Pizzas?
A friend pointed me to this article from the Huffington Post earlier this week. The article is about pet peeves regarding the gluten-free diet and things people say when they hear you are on the diet. One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing, “Have you heard about that new weight loss diet…the gluten-free diet?", or something along those lines.
If you do have Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance, following the gluten-free diet is not a choice; it is an absolute necessity. Are there people out there who start the gluten-free diet and find that it makes them feel better, even though they don’t have a diagnosis of Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance? Yes, and if they are feeling better, they may have an undiagnosed intolerance or even Celiac Disease. The other possibility is that they are eating less junk (processed foods). Eating whole, unprocessed foods can do wonders for your body, but many people don’t eliminate processed foods unless they are trying to lose weight or aren’t feeling well, and are looking for a source of their pain or illness. Once the person loses weight and/or starts to feel better, the assumption then becomes that the problem was what they eliminated from their diets, though in reality it may be that cutting out higher fat, higher calorie, higher sodium foods were the issue and not the gluten (or other allergen).
I am not saying gluten and food intolerances don’t exist; they are very real. I just get tired of hearing the gluten-free diet being touted as the newest weight loss plan or fad diet. What can I do about it? Take action in the form of education. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month, which gives me a great platform to spread information, share gluten-free knowledge and samples.
If you or someone you know is struggling with the gluten-free diet or diagnosis, here are four different resources that offer a plethora of information, including a symptom checklist.:
Do you have a gluten-free pet peeve regarding the reactions of people once you tell them you are on the diet?
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