8/28/2012

Gluten Free Favs and Giveaway

I am meeting more and more people who can't tolerate gluten or are simply cutting it out for health reasons.  The quality of our grain in the United States has really taken a nose dive in the last 10 years. I try to cook gluten-free once or twice a week just for our health and I thought I'd share some of my favorite GFree sites as well as this fun goodie basket giveaway!
 
 Luckily, there are ton of great gluten-free products and resources out there.  Schar is one of the best and we're giving away a basket of their goodies as seen above (Retail Value: $83).

TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment on this post. Easy!
(I want you to spend your time cooking fabulous GFree foods:)).  We will choose one winner via random.org on 9/4. Open to US Residents.

For the Gourmet has lots of other great Gluten Free products available and they will ship right to your home. I also love that you can call them (1-888-845-FOOD) and talk to professional chefs!

Even though I've tried many Gluten Free products, I wanted a professional's opinion on this gift basket so I turned to my sweet friend, Miss R.  She has dealt with diabetes most of her life and a couple years ago was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease.  I cannot imagine changing an already complicated lifestyle by removing all gluten from your diet but she accepts her life with an insane amount of grace and even humor.  I have never heard her once complain about "missing out" on something.  I also love her fun, creative personality and how she seems to reach out give everyone a little bit of her sunshine.  I could easily hang out with her all day.
...Did I mention that she's 9?
Yep, she is one insanely awesome kid.  The fabulous Miss R tried the products in this gift basket, she said everything was top notch and especially LOVED the rolls.  Other favorites were the table crackers and the chocolate sandwich cookies.  She said that she also loves the Schar little cheese crackers that weren't included in the basket but available at various retailers. 
To win a basket of your own, simply leave a comment on this post!
 
Also, I've compiled a list of my personal favorite Gluten Free recipe resources, if you have one you want to share, please leave it in the comments!
I also love the cookbook Cooking for Isaiah.  I got it when it was first published and have found a ton of favorite recipes in this book!

Disclosure: I was provided the gift basket from For the Gourmet.  I was not compensated for this post and all opinions, as always, are my own.

142 comments:

Kristi said...

I would love a chance to win this! I am celiac and one of my daughters is starting to show signs - so this would be fantactic. I mostly eat Paleo because I just feel so much better when I do - but it would be so nice to try out some gluten free stuff to be able to turn to occasionally! thank you so so soooo much! Great giveaway!

slb3334 said...

I would love these.

slb3334@gmail.com

Staci A said...

What a wonderful prize pack! We've tried many Schar products and have loved them all! Thanks for the chance to enter.

Ryan and Corie said...

I would love a chance to win! I am trying to be a lot more health conscience for my family so would love to try these out!

coriejo10@hotmail.com

Ali said...

Wow! Wonderful timing for this post! My 10.5 month old son's GI & allergist just asked us to have him go gluten free after a very unhappy introduction to wheat. I'm considering having our whole family try it and I love the idea of Gluten free days of the week as a way to get started.

Cammie said...

Awesome! I'd love to win this and give it to my niece who has a rare form of ciliac. Her form is so rare that she was the first non-young-man recorded.

Džiadžojka said...

I am leaving a comment.
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Shanna Cluff said...

This would be awesome!

Clarinda said...

Wow. This would be awesome! *fingers crossed*

Mara said...

Went GF 3 months ago but haven't come across the Schar products yet. Would love to try them!

rex_anglorum@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

Perfect timing! My daughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease yesterday (one day before her bday....what a "gift") The rest of us will be tested also but we will soon be a gluten-free family. I have a TON of research to do so this is a great start. Thanks! Maybe we will even win the prize....

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

We went GF this summer and loving it! Would love to win.. thanks for the links!

psnyder said...

Would love to win these - sound awesome! grammypenny@frontier.com

The Clayburn Family said...

This would be GREAT to win!
maclayburn@juno.com

Jessica Loveland said...

I would love to win!

Brenda said...

I would love to try these!

Peggy Rydzewski said...

Thank you for such a great giveaway.

SavannahsSmiles said...

Great giveaway!

Lori Thomas said...

Awesome giveaway!! Would love to try these products.

Jenn said...

Thanks for a chance. We are trying to be more conscience of what we are putting in our bodies now and trying these out would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this!

emilywells10@gmail.com

Lexi said...

Thanks for the chance to win these GF products.

Margaret H said...

Gf is the way I eat. Been happy

Nicole said...

Love the Schar products! My daughter loves the ciabata rolls for sandwhiches in her lunch. We haven't tried any of the cookies yet because I've had pretty good luck baking gluten free cookies from scratch with different recipes from websights. Though, I am a teacher and am heading back to work this week, so it would probably work out great to have some 'store bought' cookies on hand for lunches now that I have less time for baking;)

sheri fujihara chen said...

How nice! My daughter was recently diagnosed with a wheat allergy, and I've been baking her bread and treats so she can still partake. I'd be curious to find out how these products taste. Thanks!

Sapp Family said...

I would love to win this giveaway so that I can give it to one of the sisters I visit teach since both she and her daughter have gluten allergies. :)

carole said...

love to win this for my grandaughter who has celiac disease

Denise M said...
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Denise M said...

oh my gosh, so yummy. I really like their oreo substitute. I miss them so much since i had to go gluten free

uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

lisa h. said...

My neighbor in ohio was gluten free and she loved this pasta brand, closest thing to real wheat. What a great giveaway!

Brittany said...

We are 2 months into the GF adventure with my Son and have also decided for my daughter... This would be wonderful to win! GF ain't cheap!!!

Colleen said...

A wonderful giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity.
ColleenB

Rachel & Jamon Clark said...

It seems more and more I am finding people around me who have to be gluten free, and it is such a fantastic thing to have people share recipes and ideas. Thank you!

cindi m said...

I have never tried gluten free products and would love to. With more friends and family going gluten free either for medical or by choice, I'd love to taste products that are available.

amynr said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to try!

Risingsouth said...

This is great. Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

My son would be very happy if I won a gluten free gift pack. He has recently been diagnosed with a few medical issues where he must go on a gluten free diet.

HOA143 said...

Great Giveaway Thank you for the chance to win

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Sam said...

great giveaway, would love to win this as we are just starting gluten free & having issues finding yummy food!

tristatecruisers said...

i would love to win a basket--trying these will help my family get started on staying gluten free--thanks for this giveaway :)

marci h
tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

EMMAHORTON said...

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April said...

This would be great to win since my husband is allergic to wheat!

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

Sally said...

Looks like a great prize pack! Would love to win!

ehhogan said...

I am trying to "eat clean" so I would love to win this!

Amanda said...

Thank you for the giveaway!! Ever since last year, I've had to introduce gluten-free items to my diet.
magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

shootin4par said...

would love to win this for my dad

Stefanie said...

Oh how I would love to try these out!!

Stefanie said...

Oh how I would love to try these out!
sassystef@live.com

JT42 said...

I would love to try this for my family. Thank you.

BowieTip said...

Gluten free pasta!

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sweepmom said...

Nice variety of products. I would love to give them a try.

Lori Hart said...

I would love this. Thanks

rugerpuppis at hotmail dot com

skkorman said...

Thanks so much for hosting this amazingly generous giveaway!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Cheryl D. said...

This is a WONDERFUL brand, especially the pasta products!!! Hands down the best we've come across! thank you, cheryldunn1919@gmail.com

dlhaley said...

Great giveaway! I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah S said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I could really use this! s2inamug @ aim dot com

Unknown said...

What an awesome giveaway!!! My mom is glueten intolerant and this would make it so much easier to cook when she visits!
Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

Lindsey Ebert said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for all you do!

llinda29 said...

I would like to try the products

Jessica said...

I would REALLY like to try gluten free products. I have done a little bit of research on Gluten and I think it may be one of the factors of my headaches! I love this giveaway thanks

jessica
jessicasjunk08ATgmailDOTcom

susie said...

luv to win so I can try these delish looking treats.

swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

Kristin said...

I'd love to win.

Anastasia said...

This looks so fantastic :) Thanks for the chance!

Elaine said...

It is a healthy decision to to at least cut back on the gluten these days.

KalykoKatt said...

What a fabulous giveaway! We are trying to eliminate gluten in our house, and it has especially helped my husband.

moonsword said...

They have Gluten Free Anellini Pasta by Schar! I haven't had Anellini Pasta since I was a kid...so yumful! Thank you!

GreatestBargains said...

I've tried eating gluten free and it's so hard making everything from scratch. Would really love to win these.

Food Rookie said...

Thanks for sharing! It can be overwhelming to go GF, but could be a good thing!

calvad said...

I would love this basket. Thanks for the chance. calvad at aol dot com

Ciara B. said...

thanks for the giveaway :)
cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

VanessaG said...

I would be thrilled to win. I live in a small town and unable to get many gluten free products. I have to drive over an hour to get most of my groceries. Thanks for the chance!! :)

Andrea said...

What a great blog! Thanks for all the info and recipes.

TheBurkes said...

I would love a chance to win! We have been trying to be a lot more healthier in our diet .. been trying to take gluten out but it's hard to adjust so it's a slow progress. Thanks!

Nancy S. said...

I have tried many gluten free products over the past three years with mixed results. It would be lovely to win a sample basket.

Kate said...

This would be perfect for my father! THanks!

kstrycker787@gmail.com

Jeni said...

Our family has been trying to go gluteen free this would be great start

Alex said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

valerie2350 said...

this looks like a wonderful assortment!

Jen said...

I would like to win

Anonymous said...

Great photo!

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natalia ryjova said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
rusik76@hotmail.com

ladyspy79 said...

I have been trying to incorporate more gluten-free products in my diet. These would be great to try.

ladyspy79(at)aol(dot)Com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Cjnedrow said...

I would love to try these products. Thanks for the opportunity!
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Angela H said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this!

thisisme79 @ gmail dot com

Colleen Patois said...

this sounds amazing. my mother recently found out she is gluten intolerant and is having such a hard time finding gluten free products she enjoys. it would be amazing if I could win this for her!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

it baffles me to think of how many people have problems with gluten. I am glad so many products are now gluten free.

Chrystal said...

I would love to try these products.

chrystaljns at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My daughter has been on a gluten-free diet for about two years now. I would love to win this for her.

reallycool3108 at yahoo dot com

brich2222 said...

would like to try this out and see if I feel any better eating gluten free foods!

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Anonymous said...

Thank you

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Karen said...

This would be a great win, thanks for the chance.

lilbabypug said...

what a wonderful giveaway. gluten free foods have come a long way lately.

paige said...

Thank you for the chance to win! My mother has Celiac and has been gluten free for as long as i can remember!

Hoa said...

We would love to try these products. Thanks for the giveaway!

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

mary gardner said...

thanks for the chance - i love the picture of your sweet friend Miss R and the baby! precious!

jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

JACLYN said...

I have food allergies and would love to try these products!!
firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

csue said...

I'm always looking for new gluten free foods to try!

kroch said...

I love Schar products, especially their hazelnut wafers

dancehottie1621 at aol dot com

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I am supposed to be eating gluten free, but not doing very good at it. I'd love to try these out!

Ash Johnson said...

Thanks for the giveaway. These look awesome.

Whitney said...

Would love to win this! Gluten-free products are hit-or-miss, and not cheap, so it would be nice to be able to try some out before I spend a lot on stuff I may or may not like!

MMcCrea said...

I think it's great to try new gluten free products. I know I need to find a new cookie brand! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

I would love to win thes gluten free products...... my husband and I are trying to eat better and live a healthier life, I think this would be a GREAT WIN!!!
californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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Jennifer said...

I want to go Gluten-Free to see if it helps some of my health problems.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gianna said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Atreau said...

I would love to try this line. I've had a hard time finding lines that I like.

vegan4life said...

nice to try gluten free better for you ty.
vivianbl@olg.com

laurasloves said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. I am really trying hard to go Gluten-Free and these products would make it so much easier and tastier!
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Joseph Gersch said...

these look delicious

purango said...

I would love to try these delicious Gluten-Free products. Thanks for the giveaway. garrettsambo@aol.com

Kathy Moschetta said...

Due to allergies and IBS, I'd like to try to gradually go gluten-free. This would help me get started. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarah Yurga said...

would love to win this package - thank you for the opportunity

sarahyurga@yahoo.com

Sherry Conrad said...

My little middle daughter's fiance is gf, we are always trying to find new things for him- thanks for the giveaway and the resources.

willdebbie said...

thanks for the info on these products. I do have celiac and it is hard to find good tasting, gluten free food
christal
willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

kathy pease said...

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

brendaelsner said...

Sounds yummy!!!

susansmoaks said...

we have just started a gluten free lifestyle and we are learning which products we like and which ones we do not like, this would be so helpful with that process
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tavernie said...

I would love to try these!
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Laurie Nemeth said...

would love to try these products

ladyvon5845 said...

I would love to win. I am a diabetic and constantly looking for good tasting food that fits my lifestyle. ladyvon at grm dot net

sue14625 said...

due to health concerns i am changing my diet these would help so much ty for hosting this giveaway
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Saver Sara said...

Would love to win this! WE have been gluten and dairy free for about 9 months since my baby has major intolerances.

Chrissy Nestor said...

The items look great and I would love to try them!

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Caitlin McClure said...

These look great, would love to try them

sumn said...

I'd really like to try these gluten free products. I've been trying to go gluten free, and see if it makes a difference.

Nicole C. said...

These look like some great products!

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buttmuffin (jules mcnubbin) said...

awesome! would love to try some gluten free stuff :-)

peppersalt said...

Hi and Thanks for having this giveaway. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com

daveshir2005 said...

This would just be so awesome to win. Thanks

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of the links for the information!! madelynsmom2009@gmail.com

Susan Climan said...

This prize pack sounds great. I would love to win! sleveene@hotmail.com

blue65829 said...

Thanks for the chance, this prize pack looks great! I've been hearing so much about the benefits of gluten free lately that this might push me towards trying it myself!
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shanta spradlin said...

Have not heard of this. Would love to try it.

Jackie Bennett said...

I would love to win this!!

jaquelynbennett@yahoo.com

William Benner said...

I would love to win this!

heymissvirginia said...

This is awesome, all my favorite goodies. thanks for the chance!

RubenR said...

Would be a Great Win

pricekay58 said...

Glutten Free is so much healthier for you.

Jessica Fox said...

My family would love to try these!

stephanie said...

I would love to win this basket and then give it to one of the sweetest people I know. She was my son's church teacher when he was baptized and I would like to show her how much she means to him. Celiac disease keeps her from getting out of bed some days.