Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free Cookbook (giveaway)

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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,ย  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

Ways to Enter:

  1. Visit the Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free site and share with me why you would like this cookbook.
  2. Like Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free on Facebook.
  3. Follow @Amys_SSGF on Twitter.
  4. Have Simply Sugar and Gluten Free updates delivered to your inbox. (click the email option in her header).
  5. Like Crystal & Co on Facebook.
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  9. Tweet this once per day and include the link: RT @crystalandcomp has a #free copy ofย  @Amys_SSGF Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free #cookbook #giveaway


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  1. Katherine A says:

    I would like this so I can begin to learn how to eliminate refined sugars from our family’s diet

  2. Katherine A says:

    I liked Simply-Sugar and Gluten free on facebook

  3. Katherine A says:

    Following @Amys_SSGF on twitter as @mumoffunkids

  4. Katherine A says:

    I signed up for e-mail updates

  5. Katherine A says:

    I already liked Crystal & Co on facebook

  6. Katherine A says:

    Following crystal & co on twitter as @mumoffunkids

  7. Katherine A says:

    Following Crystal & Co on GFC

  8. Katherine A says:

    I am already subscribed to your mailing list

  9. 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!

  10. I am following her on twitter. You can tell I really want this, I don’t usually do all these things! Hubs will kill me if I buy one more cookbook though! Or any kind of book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I need this cookbook! My son, a runner, has a weak immune system. It would help him as well as the rest of our phamily! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. 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.

  13. I would love this to give to my father. He is diabetic, and really does need some good recipes to help control it.

  14. I loved her story, I have some friends who eat gluten free for similar reasons, and I would like to try it as well. It is just hard knowing where to start!

  15. i follow Crystal & co on twitter

  16. I like Crystal and Co on facebook

  17. I follow Crystal and Co with Google Friend Connect

  18. I’m subscribed to Crystal and Co

  19. 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…

  20. I’d liked Simply Sugar and Gluten Free on fb

  21. I”m having her updates emailed to me

  22. I like it because it’s hard to eat this life and still make good things. This book looks like it may have the answer

  23. I Like Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free on FacebookMeghan Finley

  24. I Like Crystal & Co on FacebookMeghan Finley

  25. 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.

  26. I would like this to give to my BF’s niece. She was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease so this would really help her.

  27. I would love this book, the recipes look so good, and good for me !!

  28. I would love to start cooking some sugar/gluten-free things, just because its healthier family!

  29. I ‘liked’ Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free on face book and look forward to updates

  30. I ‘liked’ Crystal and Co on facebook

  31. domestic diva says:

    We eat gluten free and are always looking for new ideas. This sounds fabulous!

  32. We are trying to eat healthier. This would be a great step in the right direction.

  33. Lauri Daniels says:

    I signed up for email updates from Simply sugar and Gluten Free

  34. Deborah Rosen says:

    I learned that Amy lost 60 pounds and has maintained that weight loss for 6 years!

  35. Deborah Rosen says:

    I liked Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free on Facebook.

  36. Deborah Rosen says:

    I liked Crystal & Co. on Facebook.

  37. Deborah Rosen says:

    I followed Crystal & Co. with Google Friend Connect (Deborah).

  38. Deborah Rosen says:

    I subscribed/confirmed via email.

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. Angie White says:

    like simply sugar & gluten free on facebook

  43. Angie White says:

    like crystal & co on facebook

  44. Angie White says:

    follow amy green (ss&gf) on twitter

  45. Angie White says:

    Follow crystal on twitter

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. Stephanie O says:

    Like Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free on Facebook
    Stephanie Olmsted
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

  49. Stephanie O says:

    Following Amy Green (SS&GF) on twitter acottagedream
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  50. Stephanie O says:

    Crystal and Co on facebook
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  51. Stephanie O says:

    Following Crystal and Co on Twitter acottagedream
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  52. Stephanie Olmsted says:

    Crystal and Co on GFC
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  53. I would like this cookbook as we are trying to eat healthier and it sounds like it has some good recipes.

  54. I like simply sugar and gluten free on facebook
    (brooke comperchio)

  55. I follow amy green on twitter

  56. I like you on facebook
    (brooke comperchio)

  57. I follow you on twitter

  58. I follow on GFC
    (brooke comperchio)

  59. I subscribe via email

  60. I have two gluten free kids and we try to keep the sugar to a minimum. This recipe book looks great for us!

  61. Like # 4,823 on facebook!

  62. Just followed @Amys_SSGF on Twitter (I’m @SpiritMama on Twitter)

  63. Liked Crystal & Co on FB, #1,137

  64. Just followed @Crystalandcomp on Twitter (I’m @SpiritMama on Twitter)

  65. I’d love this for the pudding & custard recipes!!

  66. julia perez says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  67. 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

  68. Valerie Mabrey says:

    GFC follow
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  69. I would love to win because I am still testing and trying out Gluten Free Recipes, and who doens’t want more items to try out!!

    kelseylouiseapley {at} gmail {dot} com

  70. I Like Simply Sugar on FB ( Kelsey A)

    kelseylouiseapley {at} gmail {dot} com

  71. been trying to cut down on refined sugar and need help with recipes

  72. like simply sugar on FB (carole c)

  73. follow Amy on twitter (gram122)

  74. like u on FB (carole c)

  75. follow u on twitter (gram122)

  76. susan smoaks says:

    i would love this cookbook because it has a lot of amazing recipes for me to try

  77. I have a friend that must eat gluten-free meals and this recipe book would help me to be able to cook a meal for her.

  78. Liked Crystalandcompany on facebook.

  79. I have recently been diagnosed with some food allergies and TONS of intolerances. I would like to start baking more gluten free foods for my girls.

  80. I would like this so I can begin to learn how to eliminate refined sugars from our family’s diet.

  81. Shelley C. says:

    I Follow @Amys_SSGF on Twitter @mrspoofa

  82. 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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