A Little News. . . and Giveaway
Well, I’ve been keeping this one under my apron until I knew it was definite, but finally I am able to share some news!
[Note: photos are of recipes already on this blog. . . just click on the photo to be directed to the recipe!]
I’m writing a new cookbook!
As of this week, I have a contract with the fine folks at Sellers Publishing (who excel at producing high-quality, artistically designed, beautiful books) for a new, all gluten-free, refined-sugar free, and–of course–vegan cookbook!
This is the book many of you have been requesting for some time–and I’m so glad I can deliver!
The book will be a revised, updated and expanded version of Sweet Freedom, made to reflect more the way I cook and bake now: no gluten, with with lower glycemic sweeteners and with whole, real-food ingredients. The recipes are also allergy-friendly, with no dairy or eggs and many nut-free, soy-free and corn-free options as well. Recipes will range from breakfast foods like muffins, pancakes, biscuits and scones to cookies and bars, cakes, tarts and pies, puddings and ice creams, to raw treats and more. There will be over 30 new recipes that weren’t included in the first book. And I think they are all pretty delicious, too!
I am thrilled to be working on the book and so grateful for this opportunity. More than anything, I want to thank all of YOU for helping to make this happen--your continued support for this blog over the years, your wonderful comments and feedback about the recipes, your ideas and advice, all were essential in moving me toward this very book. So thank you, all, for continuing to visit me here, for reading and trying out my recipes, for letting me know what you think. I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful food blogging community!
I want the book to be something special that DDD readers will love to own.
I hope you’ll continue to help shape the contents of the book with your continued feedback, ideas, opinions and suggestions along the way (and feel free to start in the comments below: which recipes from Sweet Freedom are “must-keep,” remade as gluten-free? Which recipes from the blog absolutely must be included? What are some new recipes you’ve been dreaming of, that you’d love for me to develop without gluten or refined sweeteners? Dish, readers!).
I’m ecstatic about this new book–and I decided I wanted to do something special for one of YOU, too!
In order to express my thanks, I’ve created a very special giveaway: an individualized, custom box of hand-picked goodies from me to one of you! This is not a sponsored post; I am personally choosing and purchasing each of the items on my own. The prize will contain a selection of some of my favorite products that I’ve used or promoted on the blog, some fun kitchen tools, and a few other surprises! Once I select a winner, I’ll contact you so that I can further personalize the gift. For full details, see the end of this post!
Recipe renovations have already gotten underway in the DDD kitchen, and now I need your help!
I’m seeking recipe testers and hoping that some of you will be interested (and if you’ve tested for me previously you are of course welcome to return)! The book’s current projected publication date is Fall, 2013, so the testing will begin fairly soon and will run fairly quickly.
Here are the basic recipe parameters for recipe testers:
- All recipes are gluten-free. You must be willing to purchase a variety of gluten-free flours (especially these four in my All-Purpose Mix, which is used most often; other flours, such as brown rice flour, sorghum, quinoa or amaranth will also be used occasionally).
- All recipes are refined sugar-free. The most common sweeteners used in the recipes are coconut sugar, stevia, coconut nectar, and (very occasionally) agave. I will rarely use maple syrup or brown rice syrup.
- Most recipes will be ACD-compliant, with a few suitable for ACD maintenance.
- All recipes are vegan, of course!
- The testing due dates and turnaround will be fairly quick; we will test throughout mid-September through end of November, 2012. You must be willing to commit to testing at least 8 recipes in that time.
- All testers will be acknowledged in, and receive a complimentary copy of the finished book.
If you are interested, please email me at dietdessertdogsATgmailDOTcom with the subject line, “Cookbook Tester.” I can’t wait to hear from you!
And now, THE GIVEAWAY!
What: A prize package of gluten-free, sugar-free foods and ingredients, kitchen tools, a cookbook, and a few other surprises, hand picked and purchased by me. Value: minimum $75.00.
Who: Open to anyone, anywhere.
When: Giveaway open until midnight my time on Friday, September 14, 2012.
What: To enter, simply leave a comment below, telling me any or all of the following: (a) what your favorite food is; (b) what kitchen tool you’ve been wishing for [EDIT, Sept 1/12: As much as I'd LOVE to get one of you a VitaMix--and judging by the comments, that's what most of you would like--as I mentioned, I am paying for these prizes out of my own pocket, and a VitaMix would send me waaaay over that $75 or so value for this prize!! LOL! For this item, I was thinking of smaller, hand-held kitchen tools that I could easily fit in your prize pack--like a whisk, a good knife, maybe a spiralizer, or whatever else you can think of! But really, I do wish I could get one of you a VitaMix--sorry I can't (hear that, VitaMix people?!)]; (c) which cookbook you wish you could have. BONUS ENTRIES: for extra entries, you can follow me on twitter, Facebook or Pinterest; tweet about this giveaway by clicking here; subscribe to DDD; or mention this on Facebook with a link to this post.
PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE RAFFLECOPTER ENTRY FORM, BELOW, FOR YOUR ENTRIES TO COUNT!
Good luck, everyone! Whoo hoo!
“That’s great news, Mum, especially since it means more recipe ‘testing’ for us, too! Whoo hoo, indeed!!”