• Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Great tips, Amy! :)

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  • Sarah

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Tweeted!

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  • Ricki

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Thanks for these, Amy! I’m going to follow most of these over the holidays, too. . . today is focused mostly on numbers 3 and 7! :)

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  • Susan

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:07 am

    I am anxious to try some new GF recipes that my entire family will love!

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  • Mrs Tami

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Great ideas. We will be incorporating some of these into our holiday baking.

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  • Erin

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

    This book looks amazing!!

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  • Karen

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:48 am

    love it here. i’m new to the gluten-free world and craving the info. thanks

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  • Alta

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I am all about toasting nuts to boost flavor, but I didn’t even think that it would then cause me to use less to be satisfied. :) Great tips!

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  • Christa

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Thanks for the tips! A great reminder to find more excuses to sneak in the chia and flax seeds. I’d also like to try more bean-based recipes…I have a hard time finding bean-based recipes that fit with my diet.

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  • Christa

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I shared your post on my Facebook wall.

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  • Athena R

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Thanks so much for the tips. I would love a chance to win this book.

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  • Ashley B.

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Thank you for helping to make our first gluten free Thanksgiving a yummy one!

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  • Brandae

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Oh, I’d love to win a cookbook! Hope you’re feeling well this pregnancy. I’m hanging in there and loving all the bumps and kicks. :) 4 months from now we should be snuggling with new little ones!
    One thing I like to do to prepare for healthy eating during the holidays is PLAN. If I have planned to bake certain treats or attend parties, I know that I can hold off on the treats that might come my way beforehand so that I can more thoroughly enjoy those instead of battling guilt or tummy aches from overindulging. Also, planning guarantees that our family still gets great nutrition (especially veggies) even if our sugar intake is a bit higher than usual.
    Thanks for doing this series – I love it!

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  • Kim (Cook It Allergy Free)

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Amy, what an awesome list of tips! I cannot wait to see what everyone links up this week!

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  • SherriS.

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I shared your post on my FB page!

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  • SherriS.

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for the chance to win your cook book, Amy!

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  • Againstallgrain.com

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Nothing says Fall to me like homemade apple sauce made from freshly picked apples! And even better, it’s a crockpot recipe! I’d love to win your cookbook and have shared the link on Facebook.

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  • Kristina Beaver

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Shared with my friends on Facebook!!

    The girls in our office have bonded together to stand against the “festive fifteen” that get put on with the start of Halloween and into the New Year. We keep a weekly group journal that we all report our “brags and nags” on our personal goals (whether it’s to work out more, skip the sweets, or find a happy medium) in order to keep each other accountable. Plus we make gluten free/sugarless recipes to try out on each other and share while less healthier treats are being delivered to the office by clients. We’re totally in the spirit of the Holidays!

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  • Carys

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Love your tips. We have been focusing on adding more fresh veggies and fruits into our diets and to cutting out more processed foods by cooking at home from scratch more.

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  • Carys

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I pinned this post!

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  • Chrystal in Canada

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Yeah, your contest is open to Canadian Chicks too!
    (yes, I’d like to win your book!)

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  • Andrea M

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    moderation is key! But i’m still working on that ;)

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  • Penny D

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I can’t wait to try the quinoa pudding! My grandmother’s was the best and no one has the recipe now. I’m hoping this will be the next best thing! Thanks Amy

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  • Sophie

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Oooh, Wow! I would love to read your cookbook! :D

    Your recipes and tips are awesome. Thanks so much for all the effort you put into your blog!

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  • Katrina

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I sneak flax into my kids foods all the time! So I think it’s a great tip! Your cookbook would be a great win and reference, as I am new to healthier baking.

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  • Betsy @ Gluten Free Betsy

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I love this list! I just printed it out for handy reference while baking this holiday season.

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  • Linda

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    All great ideas Amy! It’s nice to hear options that others are doing. I’m hoping to experiment with new flours this year. Going to have to just do it! Just love fall cooking/ baking and the holidays. Enjoy! :)

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  • Erin Elberson Lyon-GF Fitness

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Love these Amy! Looking forward to seeing all the tips/recipes, you can never have enough for living well!

    Please do not enter me in the giveaway, I already have a well loved copy of your book :)

    Big hugs!

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  • Jennifer

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I try to keep a glass of ice water and some crunchy veggies like carrots or celery on the counter while I’m cooking. When the urge to nibble strikes, I reach for these rather than picking at the gf/cf cookies or treats I’m preparing. The crunch is satisfying, and I feel a lot better afterward – both physically (no sugar lull) and mentally (I didn’t just much 2,000 calories without thinking). I’ve been coveting your book, so I’d really love to win a copy.

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  • erin

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you! The holidays are so difficult – this is sooooo helpful. My tip, is to always pack avocados for my kids. I feed them some as soon as we get to a party/dinner/eating event so I know they have some good fat starting off.

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  • Amy

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Can’t wait to put some of this advice into effect!

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  • Mary Jane

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for healthy, yummy recipes and lifestyle tips! I would love to have a copy of your cookbook.

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  • Kathy

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I really loved all of your advice and would love a chance to win the cookbook. I try to use applesauce in place of butter but will now puree up my leftover pumpkins and use those!

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  • Flibitz

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Here’s a recipe for roasting a turkey. I made this for my first thanksgiving, and it was a huge it. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html. The brine isn’t sugar free, though.

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  • Heather H

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Would love a chance to win this book. I enjoy your recipes and blog posts – thanks for sharing with all of us. :)

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  • Sherry

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Great Tips! Shared my gluten free/SCD Pumpkin Recipe.

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  • Sherry

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Just shared on FB (which automatically posts to Twitter as well). Thanks!

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  • Venessa

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I love all of your online recipes! This book sounds really great. Thanks for this giveaway. :-)

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  • Kat

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I like serving on those small plates that are everywhere now.

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  • Megan @ The Detoxinista

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Great tips! I have yet to try a bean-based dessert, but I’m more than willing to!! I’d love some new recipe ideas for the upcoming holidays. :D

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  • Sherrie

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Your cookbook is on my Christmas list! I just love the waffles!

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  • Dana @rungranolarun

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you for the wonderful tips. Congratulations on the book and this lovely website!

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  • seeks

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    I have to really hunker down and decide which recipe I want to link up. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Meghan

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’ve been trying to eat more beans for a while now and will keep it up – and I hadn’t even thought of toasting nuts. And your book has been on my wishlist for a while now

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  • Neva

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Great tips !! Glad to see more quinoa recipes. Will have to try them soon

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  • Janice

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I think that I may try to make a gluten free stuffing this year. Usually I just make regular stuffing and then not eat it but you are giving me some ideas for making a gluten free stuffing that everyone can (hopefully) enjoy.

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  • Christianne

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the great reminders Amy. I so love your book! And your recent fall posts! xo

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  • Denise B

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks!

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  • Amy

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve used a number of your recipes and they are always good. I’d love a chance to win your book.

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  • Susan Ruffalo

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I am only one month into being diagnosed as gluten intolerant (or os ot allergic? or sensitive?) so I would LOVE to win this cookbook! Thanks for the chance!

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  • Melissa Barrett

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I can always use tips for baking and cooking!

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  • Melissa Barrett

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I shared on FB.

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  • Melissa Barrett

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I linked up with a recipe! Great for those hurried mornings…..afternoon or evenings too, they are super yummy!

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  • Mary

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Recently found your site through Daily Bites!

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  • Bridget

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I have been following your blog for some time now and am very impressed with the recipes! I would love to try out your cookbook! THANKS!!

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  • Alison

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Hi Amy! I assume we choose one of the three options for the giveaway, so I’m leaving a comment! I’m only gluten-free (a celiac!) but am interested in healthier cooking as well and would love for a copy of the book! Thanks!(:

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  • Sarah

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    I’m really looking forward to bringing out some more healthy stuff this year!

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  • Beth

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    With a boyfriend who was diagnosed as gluten intolerant and both of us trying to eat less processed sugar in our diets, this book looks like heaven!

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  • Brent Bodenhamer

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    My children need to be gluten free, egg free, limited dairy and egg too, so I need all the recipes I can find.

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  • Keith

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’ve battled stomach and skin problems since I was very young, and have recently linked my problems to gluten and sugar sensitivities. I love to eat and love sweets even more so the past few months have been a hardship. This book seems like a godsend. :)

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  • Janelle

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I would love to have this book! My son has many allergies and has recently added refined sugar to the mix. I didn’t link up with a recipe yet…..but I will look and see what I can find to add. :)

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  • Jenne Griffin

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I try to use maple sugar,honey or stevia when baking and keep the ingredients fresh , I haven’t tried your idea on the flour but may do that. I am in to this one year now and still learning I have no cookbooks as guides so this would be a welcome gift!!

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  • Jessica

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Love love love your recipes! I’m going to try the almond butter and jelly cookies. Here’s something I’m wondering- I’m GF, a kiddo I’m trying to adopt is allergic to all nuts and coconut. . . what do I do???

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    Amy Reply:

    @Jessica, Have you tried SunButter – it’s made from sunflower seeds. Sometimes it turns a funky green when baked but I made cupcakes with it and it didn’t turn colors.

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  • Ashley

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve been really wanting to try this cookbook out! I’m gluten-intolerant, lactose-intolerant and hypoglycemic… no gluten, dairy or sugar for me. The recipes look good!

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  • Krissa

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I would love to win a copy of your cookbook!

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  • Richa@HobbyandMore

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Thats a lovely giveaway and collection of tips! Linked up some gf recipes

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  • Melanie

    posted on November 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Love your blog and all your recipies!

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  • helena

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 2:17 am

    mmm. during the holidays, i tend to over-indulge – not on candy or cookies so much, but on fat-rich savory foods (mmm, cheese). looking forward to seeing the best tips to stay healthy! also, would LOVE to win a copy of that book!! <3

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  • Gina C

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I love the holidays! This is such a great blog hop. Can’t wait to see all of the recipes!

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  • Cinda

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I was just looking for your book the other day at Barnes & Noble. This is our first holiday season gluten free. Often I find it easy to avoid sugar because most treats are loaded with gluten. It seems to me that I should be thinner because of that, but I have ‘tween’ boys who I bake gluten free for. I’d love to break our whole family’s sugar habit!

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  • Cinda Alspaugh

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I liked and shared on facebook and also on my blog at http://glutenfreeprayers.blogspot.com/2011/11/simply-sugar-and-gluten-free.html.

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  • Amanda G

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 9:33 am

    absolutely love your recipes! keep em coming!!!!

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  • Kristi

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    This is my first season being gluten free, so think you for all the recipes and tips! I have your book on my wish list, thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  • Suzanne

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Your recipes are amazing and inspiring. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your website. Looking forward to new SF & GF holiday recipes.

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  • Karen

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I would LOVE to get a copy of this!

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  • Jacqueline Dubois

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I would love a copy of this book! My boyfriend just won his battle against against Testicular Cancer, and I am working on trying to make our kitchen a healthier place!

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  • Denise M

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 10:25 am

    For the holidays, i like to try and eat before i go to a holiday party so i am less tempted by the goodies and so i know that i will have something guaranteed gluten free

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  • stephanie

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve shared your blog with my gluten free family and friends.

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  • Shelly

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Just shared your giveaway on my facebook!

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  • Genevieve

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for all the great tips and ideas of ways to healthify meals! I would love to win a copy of the cookbook!

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  • Amanda

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Love all the tips for eating healthier through the Holidays – we always travel or are at someone else’s house so I have to get all my meals together, being the only Gluten Free person in the families. Would love to have your cookbook to help with that!

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  • Chelsea

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the linkup. I’ll try and add a recipe soon. It’s always great to have more gluten free, healthy (or healthier options).

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  • Tiffany

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    My husband and I just started our gluten/sugar free living and would love a copy of your book! Love all the recipes we have tried so far on your site.

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  • Brittany

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I am already gluten free and sugar is the next thing to go, so this book would help me alot with getting things going with that.

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  • Renae H

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to get a copy of your book. It looks like a winner!

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  • Jennifer

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    This is such a great blog! Thanks for all of the recipes!

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  • Lisa S.

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    We try to eat fairly healthy, and your site is very helpful with inspiring recipes!

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  • Karen J

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Reading Amy’s posts and subscribing to her has been the best thing that has happened to my health. I began to research sugar free for weight loss two years ago and found so much more in what Amy shared on sugar free/ gluten free. I have shared with friends and family recipes and advice. I would love to win a book and I could really use it. Thanks Amy for all you do for us!

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  • Jennifer P

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Everything you have included on your website and facebook has been extremely helpful in my GF and SF baking. I’m grateful for your pioneering and glad I found this wonderful resource.

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  • InTolerant Chef

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I try and keep the holidays healthy by incorporating lots of salads and stone fruits, and drinking a glass of plain sodawater for every glass of wine. That helps fill me up too, so I eat less tempting goodies :-)

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  • Chris

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I’m only recently gluten-free. I used to think it was healthy to eat whole-grains, although I do eat low-carb and sugar-free.

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  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I shared a great side – Moroccan Carrots.

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  • Kim

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    I use most of these ideas in all my baking. I love knowing my treats actually have health benefits and fiber.

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  • Connie

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook!

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  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Shared our bean fudge.

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  • Adrienne @ Whole New Mom

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Also shared my latest – pumpkin cookies w/ tons of allergy options. :)

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  • jessica w.

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    during the holidays my siblings and I try to incorporate as much fruit and veggies as we can get in every meal to offset all of the desserts

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  • jessica w.

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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  • JessicaB

    posted on November 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    So happy to have found your link and can’t wait to catch up on some recipes. Thanks for all of the great info!

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  • Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Here’s an Apple Galette that can be GF, CF and SF — a traditional favorite made healthier. I’m SO looking forward to your Holiday Thursdays!

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  • Teslaca

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Would love to win a copy of your cookbook. It’s very hard to find recipes that are both sugar-free AND gluten-free.

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  • Teslaca

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm

  • Alishia

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    We just started this gluten/sugar free lifestyle this weekend in a desperate attempt to help my daughter’s AD/HD symptoms. I’m so excited to find this website!

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  • Alishia

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I just posted to Facebook!

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  • anna

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    i always bring my own crackers to an event so i don’t overload on just anything i CAN eat! or worse, eat something i shouldn’t!

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  • Kylie desmond

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    So many great recipes!

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  • Edie McNutt

    posted on November 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Really happy to have found your site. After recently discovering a sensitivity to gluten, it’s been interesting to adjust to this new lifestyle-a lot of trying different products and recipes. I look forward to reading more!

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  • Sally

    posted on November 6, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Thank you for all your amazing and inspiring recipies and tips on healthy gluten-free living! I am a holistic nutritionist in Norway and I refer many friends and clients to your great blog. Keep up the great work!!

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  • Kate

    posted on November 6, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. I recently found out that I have multiple food allergies and this lifestyle adjustment can be overwhelming. Looking forward to getting through the holidays without the killer stomach pains! :)

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  • Lauren Schiff

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I pinned this on Pintrest!

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  • Sharon

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Great website…would LOVE a copy of your book!

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  • DS

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    One of my favorite recipes that I think would be great is Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad, it has a warm salad dressing it is wonderful!!
    I love your site and would also love to have the cookbook!
    Thanks a bunch!!!!

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  • jessie ann james

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    So excited for a giveaway! I would love to cook some holidays meals with your book!

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  • jessie ann james

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway!!!

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  • Janis

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I shared this on facebook.

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  • Richa@HobbyandMore

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    i tweeted the giveaway .. under my twitter id betit19

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  • Janis

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I bring healthy snacks to work like fruit or cut-up veggies so I have something good to eat when there are cookies, cake and other “goodies” in the office.

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  • Nina Puckett

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I am sooo excited and inspired by these recipes. I have just decided to get my family off of gluten because of a number of health issues we have been facing and I am quite overwhelmed at the thought of it! It seems that EVERYTHING has gluten in it and I don’t know where to start:( This site is beautiful and is giving me hope that I CAN do this for the health and quality of life of my myself and my family! Thank You:)

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  • PinkLadyApple

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I would love, love, love an autographed copy of your book.

    PLA

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  • Jessica

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I would love to win this!

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  • Jessica

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I shared this on facebook.

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  • Fredrick

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to win an autographed copy of your book. Be the best gift this season.

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  • Linda S.

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Portion control! Go for the veggies and fruit and, of course, nurse the wine! :) I’ve always been a slow eater – savor the flavor! That makes every meal more enjoyable. It’s true! Stop and slowly ‘taste’ each bite. Also, your belly should tell you when you’ve had enough. Just because it’s there it doesn’t mean you have to keep eating it. Does that make sense to anyone? :)

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  • Melanie

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I’ve learned do much from your website! Thanks so much for having it!

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  • Ana Raab

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Love this post – super helpful! I am new to the baking world (let along GF/SS baking!) and your blog has been amazing. Keep it up! xoxo

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  • Brandi H.

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Amy, I can’t tell you how much I have learned from your unending search for ways to live a gluten and sugar free life. I am allergic to both, and your recipes have given me hope again. Thank you for all that you do.

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  • Jessica

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I would love your book! During the holidays I bring my own crackers so I can at least have cheese, crackers, meat, and wine :-) and of course veggies!

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  • Kelly Stockstill

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I just posted abou the giveaway on Twitter! The recipes look yummy! I’m on a restricted diet and can’t have sugar and gluten. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  • Kelly Stockstill

    posted on November 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    I just posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

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  • Alex

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

    i just shared on facebook

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  • Therese T.

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I love ACV when I’m feeling crappy, as with kombucha; also, I try my best to have some protein and fat within an hour of waking, even peanut butter! It really helps with my cravings. Also, brothy soups are so much better than creamy ones.

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  • Dale G.

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I’ve borrowed your cookbook several times from my local library. I would love to have my own copy. So many great recipes!!

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  • Kelli

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    This cookbook looks like it’s the answer to my prayers.

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  • Kelli

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

  • Kelli

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    shared on Facebook as well.

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  • Kelli

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    As for a holiday tip to stay healthier, I have lots of family that don’t follow the same diet rules that my family follows, so we go in with a plan – 1st, bring one or two nutrient-rich dishes to share with family (and make sure that’s filling enough to be our main dish if need be). 2nd, determine beforehand that you’re NOT going to eat sugar-filled desserts! Bring fruit for when everyone else is enjoying the pecan pie. 3rd, make sure the family understands why we’re not eating all the food they’ve prepared, so they’re not offended! These three steps help me a lot in those stressful holiday situations.

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  • jennifer p

    posted on November 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    shared on Facebook. :)

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  • Colleen M.

    posted on November 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    To stay healthy during the holidays I make several homemade soups that help sneak in extra vegetables for my family!! Smoothies are always a plus to add in fruits and veggies!

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  • Barbara Gunterman

    posted on November 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I always share your recipe’s on facebook and I look forward to making some of them this holiday season!!!

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  • Valerie @ City|Life|Eats

    posted on November 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Amy – love love love this series. I already own your book, so please dont enter me in teh giveaway, but I did link some tips and hope to participate every week moving forward :)

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  • lisa

    posted on November 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Hi, I’m really surprised by your #4 & #6 tip which fall back on the outdated “low fat” diet misconceptions. All the time I see reports coming out showing that science is proving that we should eat our foods in their natural unprocessed state (and that includes dairy with full fat). Here is one report excerpt: “skim and 1% milk were associated with weight gain, but dairy fat was not” http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/is-skim-milk-making-you-fat-2479492.html
    And another: “Researchers in the United States have found a link between a low-fat dairy diet and increased risk of infertility due to lack of ovulation (anovulatory infertility).”
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070228064902.htm

    I just want to encourage you to reconsider your recommendations. I believe your readers will be healthier for it.

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    Amy Reply:

    @lisa, I think you’re making the incorrect assumption that one type of diet is best for all people. That’s just not correct. Some people may be able to tolerate full fat products in their diet and others can’t.

    If you look, you can find evidence for and against any type of diet. Here’s one advocating low-fat dairy – notice, too, that they make reference to those who might need full-fat:
    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=130

    You might also take into consideration that this article is referring specifically to ingredients used in baking in order to have a healthier dessert. I’m not telling anyone to drink skim milk.

    Personally, I buy 1% milk, low-fat cream cheese, and 2% cottage cheese – it works for me. I used to be 180+ pounds and have been able to keep it off for nearly 8 years so the research you quoted doesn’t apply to me.

    I am constantly encouraging people to find what works for their body, so if low-fat doesn’t work for you when baking by all means use full fat.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    Amy

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  • Carol

    posted on December 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Thank you for the recipes!

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