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Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy Giveaway

Eating gluten-free can be expensive.  Notice I said “can be”, but it doesn’t have to be.  Nicole Hunn, author of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, tackles gluten-free cooking and baking without breaking the bank in her first book, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring.  The latest installment, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy, shows us how to do the same, but quickly and easily.  We are all busy, but that is no excuse to spend a fortune on gluten-free pre-packaged food and baked goods or get take-out on a regular basis.  Check out how many recipes I marked to make in this book!


More about the new cookbook:

The new book shows you how eating gluten-free can be enjoyable, affordable—and fast. Each of these 100 original recipes can be on the table in 40 minutes flat—all on a shoestring budget.


Recipes include:

• Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts, Yeast-Free

• Twinkie-Style Cupcakes

• Egg Fried Rice

• Boule Bread

• Pancetta Meatball Soup and more!


Praise for Gluten-Free on a Shoestring:

“Hunn successfully tackles a chief complaint voiced by special-diet newbies: sticker shock. Her practical tips for shopping and cooking to save time and money are a gift to all of us who are paying too much for too little.”Living Without


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This book is full of wonderful ideas from yeast-free, gluten-free bread (WHAT?! – Yes, really!) and English muffins to yeast-free pizza dough to a dairy-free, egg-free “Crazy Cake” that can be put together in 10 minutes and baked for 25.  Hunn includes a list of Convenience Pantry Items to Buy, A Note About Gluten-Free Flours and Make-It-Snappy Kitchen Tools and Equipment in the front of the book to help ensure you are ready to go.

I truly enjoyed reading and cooking/baking from this book.  My favorite, though, has to be the No-Bake Cheesecake.  The recipe suggests using Schar Shortbread Cookies or Vanilla Wafer Bars, but I didn’t have either on hand. I ended up using Lucy’s Chocolate Merry Mint Cookies.  I know, right?  AH.MAZ.ING! I did omit the lemon juice since I was using mint cookies and added mini-chocolate chips on top.  I may have hidden some of this away from Jon the food monster that lives in my house.

How would you like to win a copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy?  All you have to do is follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.  Giveaway is open to US residents only.

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*The giveaway cookbook will be mailed to the winner straight from the PR company at their expense.  The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

85 comments to Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy Giveaway

  • I like quick and easy things because my life is so hectic at times and my health depends on me being able to make my own foods. Thanks for creating these books!

  • Susan

    Biggest challenge: fixing quick suppers after work. As a relative newbie (less than 3 years), it sounds like this book is geared for me. I need all the help I can get.

  • Amanda K.

    I'm new to the gluten free lifestyle and I'm the only one in my house doing it. So I have to cook for me, my hubby, and our two boys (ages 4 1/2 and 2). My oldest son is EXTREMELY picky (to the point I'm beginning to wonder if I need to take the gluten out of his food too. Concerned he's addicted to it).
    Here's to hoping I win the copy of this quick and easy book!! :D

  • Amylynn H

    My biggest challenge is making a meal that everyone can enjoy, not just me.

  • I love her recipes posted on facebook, but i have yet to buy her book. I'd love a simple, easy, gf cookbook!

  • Biggest challenge is having the energy or time to get cooking done. . . maybe i could get a robot when I'm in marathon training?

  • Erica N.

    Love Nicole and have been following her blog for awhile, just can't afford the books! As a single working mom, time is of the essence around here… and breaking away from prepackaged foods is always a challenge.

  • Linda

    My weeknight challenge is having enough time to cook for my crowd and find ways to change things up with new recipes. Quick and Easy sounds fantastic!

  • Monica

    Just got the first book! gluten free heaven! Would love this one too!

  • Melissa

    Making two dinners, or making a gluten-free version economical enough for the whole family to enjoy (and "enjoy" is a key word).

  • Susan Green

    Just now starting gluten free. Love having resources like this to make it easier!

  • Jessica

    I have made gluten free cheesecake cookies from this book and they were amazing! Everyone really enjoyed them. I would love this book because I am a mother, full time nursing student, and I work so quick and easy is what I am all about!

  • Joni Owada

    Easy meals are the hardest now. Sandwiches, tortilllas, and other easy standby meals, are more difficult now.

  • Jeannie Benosn

    I would love a copy.

  • Juli

    The biggest challenge is coming up with something healthy that doesn't take forever to cook. I've switched to making just about everything from scratch since I was diagnosed with Celiac disease and it is very time consuming. I love the gluten free on a shoestring blog for recipes that I can use as is or modify just because I like to experiment. I was an avid baker in my pre-celiac life and Nicole has made it possible for me to continue that in a gluten free form.

  • Lovely giveaway! My biggest challenge is having a household of 6, and 3 of us with special diets/allergies. It's always at least 2 meals.

  • Beverly

    It would be nice to make something homemade instead of relying more and more on store bought food. This cookbook would be great!

  • Tracy L

    Quick recipes would be great to have!

  • Amy

    My biggest weeknight challenge eating gluten free is having to go to more than one grocery store to find the gf foods I need, like bread and pasta. By the time I get home from the multiple stores and cook, dinner isn't on the table until 7 pm! And that is way too late with my little ones going to bed at 7:30 pm.

  • Lenna sutton

    My biggest problem is finding quick and easy recipes or substitutes for gf meals that everyone in the family will like. And finding recipes to share with family that is also doing the same.

  • Jenny

    Making meals that my family will eat. I'd love the book because I'm new to this.

  • Meleah

    All of my old go-to, no need to use my brain/reflex family favorite recipes have wheat and dairy – every last one of them. We've had to go "cold turkey" without wheat and dairy due to our youngest's health and the amount of reading, thinking, planning and expense required when I'm already in the weekday kids' activities rush makes my brain hurt!

  • Christi McKeag

    I so desperately want this cookbook! My biggest challenge is figuring out things my son will actually eat! I have found that items made from scratch go much better and Gluten Free on a Shoe String is my go to source, because I have never had a single recipe turn out bad!

  • Therese

    My grandaughter just moved in with us and she is gluten free, has celiac disease. She cry's as she thinks there is nothing we can make for her. I would love to have this book for her. She is only 6 and not dealing with the diet well yet.

  • Dana F.

    My greatest weeknight challenge is cooking for me and a diabetic. So have to watch those excess carbs.

  • Jennifer K

    Our biggest weekday challenge is finding the time to make a wholesome dinner and eating it before 9pm ( we usually end up eating after 10!)

  • Family of 4 Gluten and Dairy Free and Getting Fit

    I would have to say my biggest challenge during the week is on nights when my daughter has dance and we have homework to do and somewhere in the middle I have to come up with something that everyone will eat. These use to be the nights we would go through a drive thru. Now our kitchen is the drive thru!! lol.

    Oh and btw, I really hope I win :) :)

  • Jessica

    My biggest struggle for weeknight meals is having something that my non gf family members will eat without having to make 2 or 3 different meals!

  • My biggest challenge is having the time to cook gluten free when i am working 50+ hours weekly.

  • Looks like a great book. I would love to have it.

  • Shelley

    Would really enjoy this book! I always love a new cookbook. My daughter is gf, but the rest of us are not. I"m sure this book would have plenty of things we could all enjoy!

  • Mika

    The biggest challenge for me is coming up with new, creative ideas in the kitchen. I have a short list of meals that are on rotation because I know we like them. I’m always looking for new and interesting recipes!

  • Becky

    Planning and shopping ahead is key for the weeknights. Also my crock pot.

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