Saturday, March 12, 2011

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring?

Whether you've been on the gluten free diet for a long time or you are just starting out, you've no doubt realized that it can be very expensive.

Nicole Hunn, the personality behind the Gluten-Free on a Shoestring blog, has written a book on how to spend the least amount of money possible while on a gluten free diet.  She gives advice on what products to buy and where to buy them and includes 125 easy recipes for you to try.

In an excerpt from her book, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring, she writes,
"In fact, the Canadian Dietetic Practice and Research reported that gluten-free foods can cost nearly 250 percent more than conventional foods.  If you're newly gluten-free, you're probably still suffering from sticker shock.  One day, you're spending a modest $2.50 for a loaf of bread at the supermarket, and the next, you're paying $8.00 or more for a gluten-free version.  Or you go from paying $1.99 for a whole box of chocolate chip cookies to paying $7.00 for a tiny package of just six."

There are a wide variety of recipes in her book and she includes advice about how to alter them so that they are dairy free, as well.  Some of the delicious recipes included are:

  • Pizza Dough
  • Spinach Dip
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Coffee Cake
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Potato Gnocchi
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • "Matzoh" Ball Soup
  • Black and White Cookies
You can purchase this book at Ms. Celiac's Market or at your local bookstore.

We are also giving away a copy of the book to one of our lucky readers!  If you would like to be entered for a chance to win, Gluten-Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn, please send an email to with "Book Contest" in the subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the email.  The contest ends on Wednesday, March 16th at noon!

Good luck!

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