Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free Cookbook (giveaway)

I am really excited to share this gorgeous cookbook with you today. It is written by Amy Green, who is the author of the local Dallas blog Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.

Her site shares an endless amount of recipes that are healthier, and as the title suggests,  gluten-free and refined sugar free, yet still fabulous and delicious.

On her site, Amy shares her story of becoming an expert dieter, trying every program on the market to lose weight. In the late 90’s she shared that she was over 180 pounds. Here she gives a snippet of her experience with yet another diet.

It did, for a while. Once I hit the three week mark, I started eating the other meals and I was back where I started, eating too much, eating at the wrong times, having huge, uncontrollable food cravings. I gave in. I always did. I didn’t have the awareness then, but all of the \”Fat Flush\” recipes were free of sugar, flour, and gluten.


After years and yo-yo dieting, Amy found a way to create her own recipes that were made from non-refined sugars and gluten-free. It has become a way of life for her. And if you see her progression of before and after pictures on her site, it will likely make you stop and think about the foods you eat and how it is effecting your body.

The cookbook contains over 180 recipes you can make in 20 minutes or less. Each recipe includes a \”Quick Tip\” and many recipes contain options for making recipes dairy-free. This cookbook certainly is a mommy solution.

In this cookbook there are:

23 Breakfast Recipes
– includes muffins, scones, donuts, pancakes, waffles, syrup, coffee cakes, and hot cereals
– 7 dairy-free, 5 with Make it Dairy-Free options, 4 vegan

16 Starters & Snack Recipes
– includes dips, homemade chips, granola, and simple, portable snacks
– 7 egg-free, 4 dairy-free, 1 with a Make it Dairy-Free option, 3 vegan

9 Spread & Condiment Recipes
– includes ketchup, chocolate nut butters, and dipping sauces
– 5 vegan, 3 egg-free

10 Soup Recipes
– includes slow cooker soups, vegetable and meat based soups
– 5 dairy-free, 1 with a Make it Dairy-Free option, 10 egg-free, 1 vegan, 3 vegan options

14 Salad Recipes
– includes 3 salad dressings
– 7 egg-free, 4 vegan

22 Main Dish Recipes
– includes a simple, no-fail pizza crust, chicken dishes, vegetarian & vegan dishes
-10 dairy-free, 21 egg-free recipes, 1 vegan

18 Side Dish Recipes
– includes beans, whole grains, vegetables, and pasta
– 6 egg-free, 1 dairy-free, 9 vegan

14 Cookie & Bar Recipes
– includes traditional cookie recipes, biscotti, brownies, and bars
– 1 dairy-free, 1 with a Make It Dairy-Free option, 1 egg-free, 4 vegan

15 Cobbler, Crisp, & Pie Recipes
– includes 2 different pie crusts, one is flourless
– 7 egg-free, 1 dairy-free option, 1 vegan

10 Cupcake & Cake Recipes
– includes 4 cupcake recipes & 6 cake recipes
– 4 dairy-free, 1 vegan

14 Frosting Recipes
– includes 2 whole food based frostings, 1 raw recipe, and a cupcake filling
– 9 egg-free, 2 dairy-free, 1 with a Make It Dairy-Free option, 4 vegan

8 Mousses, Puddings, & Custards
– includes healthier versions of old favorites
– 3 egg-free, 1 with a Make It Egg-Free option, 1 dairy-free, 2 with Make it Dairy-Free options, 1 vegan

12 Frozen Dessert Recipes
– includes popsicles, fruit desserts, and frozen cookie bars
– 2 egg-free, 3 vegan

A Complete SS&GF Kitchen Guide
– includes ingredient information, appliance & utensil information, and product resources

I have made the Easy Chicken Cacciatore in the Crockpot and we LOVE it! I am excited to give one of her cupcake and icing recipes a try at one of my little one’s next birthday parties.

The book is available now at Barnes and Noble, Borders Books, Amazon and Powell’s books.

I have a copy to giveaway.

Giveaway Details:

  1. Enter once or enter all 9 ways. You choose.
  2. Leave a comment for each entry as well as your email address so I can notify you if you win.
  3. Have all of your entries in by 9/26/11 by 11:59 pm, central time.
  4. Winner will be chosen using

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  1. says

    I have just started to go gluten free. I’ve been doing a lot of research about it and I’m convinced that the wheat we are eating now is NOT the same wheat that our grandmothers made bread with. It’s causing a lot of problems. My family is slowly phasing it out and I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about what to eat and what not to eat so this cookbook would be PERFECT. Thanks!
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  2. says

    I would love to win this cookbook. My son has a wheat allergy and we try to limit most wheat from our diet, but it is not always easy especially when it comes to treats. Finding tasty recipes that are wheat free are hard. I also like the fact that they are refined sugar free. We do our best to stay clear of refined sugar as that stuff is as bad as crack. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  3. jaci says

    I’d like to win because it just makes sense to go sugar free. i see how my boys act during and after a sugar high. i’ve been reading a lot of blogs on the subject lately but i feel so lost at where to start! I feel like sugar runs my life right now…

  4. Kathy says

    I hope I win the cookbook. I am really excited to find her website. I can only imagine how much healthier we will be if we incorporate her healthy recipes to our lifestyle. Can’t wait to make the chicken and black bean tacos.

  5. nik says

    Perfect cookbook for my food-sensitive family…and I’d love to try the Fig & Date Bar and Lemon Poppyseed Cake recipes! Cheers!

  6. Amy E. says

    I would like to win this – I am trying to eliminate grains and sugars from my diet for health reasons and this would be a great tool for me.

  7. Angie W says

    I have wanted to get this book since I first saw it come out! I’m a devoted reader of her blog, and can’t wait to look at the book.

  8. says

    I would love this cookbook bc thankfully thru good example of my husband and myself choosing to eat sugar free a little over a year now my young adult daughters 19 and 22 have begun to do the same, only even more strictly even than my husband and myself and they are frustrated with HOW MANY of the majority of products in the store have at least some sugar or form of sugar in them so the 19 yr old is now cooking from scratch to make sure they have sugar free meals and this cookbook would be a perfect gift to encourage her and let her know how proud of them we are and that we are so grateful they are taking tlc of their precious selves

  9. Stephanie O says

    I would like the cookbook because I too am 180 pounds and am having a hard time losing weight. I started moving in the healthy eating and this would help educate me.
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  10. says

    We have a little guy we suspect of gluten sensitivity, so we have been doing gluten-free (for him & me, at least) since he was a few months old. It would be great to have a cookbook to expand our repertoire! It’s nice that her recipes seem to be healthy (& tasty!), not JUST gluten-free.
    ganderson77 at gmail dot com

  11. Shelley C. says

    I Visited the Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free site & wow there were a lot of good recipes. My husband is diabetic & my twins have special needs including dietary restrictions so this would be an awesome cookbook to have. Thanks


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