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Gluten-free Makeovers - a Roundup, and a Giveaway!

Those taking on a new diagnosis of celiac disease, or learning for the first time that they can’t eat gluten, have the challenge of navigating new culinary waters – from scrutinizing package labels to learning how to cook and bake without using wheat and other flours that contain gluten. It’s a steep learning curve, but fortunately there are plenty of resources – websites and cookbooks – to help with the journey.

When Beth Hillson was diagnosed with celiac disease over 30 years ago, she had nowhere to turn to for recipes or support. She embarked on a lifelong mission to help provide delicious and healthy food to others who cannot have wheat—as many as 1 in 133 Americans, according to recent estimates. In her new book, Gluten-Free Makeovers, Hillson makes over some popular recipes—from pot pies to pizza, fig bars to croissants—so wheat-free home cooks can have their cake and eat it too.

With chapters dedicated to the gluten-free kitchen, preparation basics, a resource guide on ingredient sources, and supplemental info on gluten-free living, Gluten-Free Makeovers is more than just a cookbook – it’s a great resource for those living gluten-free.

And we have a copy to give away! If you’d like Gluten-Free Makeovers: Over 175 Recipes-from Family Favorites to Gourmet Goodies, Made Deliciously Wheat-Free by Beth Hillson, leave a comment here with a gluten-free living or cooking tip, or a link to your favorite gluten-free recipe. We’ll draw at random on Wednesday, Sept 28 at midnight EST.

And here are a few tasty recipes to inspire you, made over to be gluten-free!


  • Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies 1 of 10
    Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies
    These brownies get a nutrient boost from pureed black beans, which are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Babble has the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Quinoa Buttermilk Pancakes 2 of 10
    Gluten-Free Quinoa Buttermilk Pancakes
    Light, fluffy pancakes are made gluten-free using quinoa flour, which also adds a healthy dose of protein. Babble has the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cake 3 of 10
    Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cake
    Cinnamon-scented snickerdoodle cake makes the house smell wonderful as it bakes! Babble has the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Crackle Cookies 4 of 10
    Gluten-Free Chocolate Crackle Cookies
    These dense, fudgy chocolate cookies are rich and chewy -- and gluten-free! Babble has the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting 5 of 10
    Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting
    This dense chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting tastes like an enormous whoopie pie! Babble has the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins 6 of 10
    Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Muffins
    Who doesn't love a good blueberry muffin? And these are gluten-free! Visit Dinner with Julie for the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Nutella Thumbprint Cookies 7 of 10
    Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
    Rich and chewy peanut butter cookies are gluten-free -- and taste like a peanut buter cup with a dollop of Nutella in the middle! Visit Bell'alimento for the recipe!
  • Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread 8 of 10
    Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
    This dense, moist loaf is everything you expect in zucchini bread -- without the gluten. Babble has the recipe!
  • Chewy Chocolate Walnut Puddle Cookies 9 of 10
    Chewy Chocolate Walnut Puddle Cookies
    These chewy, intensely chocolate cookies are made with icing sugar, cocoa, egg whites and a load of toasted walnuts - they're completely addictive, and totally wheat- and gluten-free!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies 10 of 10
    Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies
    These cookies contain no butter, sugar, or eggs. But wait they're delicious. No, really. Their moisture and sweetness comes from ripe bananas, and their structure comes from oats making them gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats. Babble has the recipe!

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