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

By JulieVR |

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!

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

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!

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About JulieVR



Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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25 thoughts on “Gluten-free Makeovers – a Roundup, and a Giveaway!

  1. K Spencer says:

    My BFF is has celiac disease, so a copy of this cookbook would be fabuloous!

  2. CathyH says:

    I would love another GF cookbook for my hushband! Everyone loves this cake, you won’t even know it’s gluten free.

  3. Nicky Fischer says:

    My daughter has recently adapted a gluten free diet. I would love to give this to her.

  4. Susie Wooldridge says:

    Gluten Free Yellow Cake

    1 1/2 cups white rice flour
    3/4 cup tapioca flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon xanthan gum
    4 eggs
    1 1/4 cups white sugar
    2/3 cup mayonnaise
    1 cup milk
    2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and rice flour two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.
    Mix the white rice flour, tapioca flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and xanthan gum together and set aside.
    Mix the eggs, sugar, and mayonnaise until fluffy. Add the flour mixture, milk and vanilla and mix well. Spread batter into the prepared pans.
    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Cakes are done when they spring back when lightly touched or when a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool completely then frost, if desired.

  5. Debbie Summer says:

    I just recently became aware I needed to eat gluten free and would love to have The Gluten Free Makeover Recipe Book! I’m trying to learn new ways to cook! One of my favorite recipes I have found is by Gluten Free Goddess at the following link:

  6. Jennifer Neiland says:

    My little cousin has just been diagnosed, the poor love!!

  7. KristeeS says:

    I’d love to learn how to cook a little healthier! Please send me a cook book! Thanks!

  8. Dan Webster says:

    This looks excellent! I do the shopping and cooking for the family and gluten-intolerance has made that job very frustrating at times.

    G-intolerance is in my wife’s family. She recently followed her sister’s lead and stopped eating gluten. As a result her tummy has been so much healthier, and she can now eat dairy! Our oldest son has terrible stomach issues and now three weeks into G-free and they are subsiding.

    But…as the cook…I could use some help!

  9. I am celiacs and have chrons and many food allergies so food has become my enemy, literally, so a book with recipes redone to classics might just be the ticket, we can hope! Lol

  10. Natalie Atkins says:

    I have several children in our Children’s Ministry that are on a gluten-free diet. I am always on the lookout for recipes to share with the parents or to help us provide a safe snack for all of our children.

  11. Bianca says:

    I would love a copy of this book because I am struggling to make my husband gluten free meal that taste and look good.

  12. Cassie McBride says:

    I follow a food blog on the internet (Not sure if I am allowed to name them), but she eats strictly Organic and has alot of amazing ideas on GF eating. I would love to have this book for even more ideas.

  13. Darcy Sharpe says:

    I cook on stoneware. It is so important to remember you can not use the same piece of stoneware for gulten and Non gulten foods. Mark them Gulten Free and stay healthy!

  14. Karen Benham says:

    I think everyone should try gluten free eating for a couple weeks throughout the year just to clean up the system and gain a new perspective on real food. My son may have to start eating a gluten free diet and and I would love love to have tasty recipes for him to try. Thanks!!

  15. Katharyn Woods says:

    My five year old unconsciously eats nearly 100% gluten-free and loves it. She nearly always prefers my homemade gluten-free pancakes, cupcakes, pasta, you name it, to store bought or restaurant versions. Proof that gluten-free doesn’t have to equal tasteless! ;)

  16. CatieP says:

    I’ve made several recipes from – Lauren’s recipes are simple, delicious and have always worked for me.

  17. Sarah @ pão e queijo says:

    Thanks for the great recipes! My mom is GF and I’ve made her this delicious peach crisp:

  18. Meghan says:

    I think it’s easier to have a mindset of you get the enjoyment of trying new things over the oh no! I’ll never eat bread again sentiments I’ve heard. The longer it goes, the more interesting things I find and enjoy!

  19. Sarah P. says:

    I have a wheat intolerance and found out one year ago. I’m stlil stumped on any baking substitions and would love this cookbook to help me make items myself vs. buying sometimes pricier and tasteless store-bought versions of items. Thanks for this post & all the above comments. I love babble!

  20. Diane M. says:

    I found out this past year that I am gluten intolerant and while day to day cooking is okay I’m still navigating my way through gluten free baking. I’ve run into a number of disasters attempting to make pizza dough, crackers, bread and cookies so I would love to win this cookbook and try baking again. Thanks!

  21. Cara says:

    A super easy peanut butter cookie recipe:
    1 c peanut butter
    1 egg
    1 c sugar
    1 tsp vanilla

    Mix and bake at 350 until done. :)

    Can add chocolate chips or whatever suits your fancy. :)

  22. Anna Z says:

    I cook from scratch whenever possible, but have found that the mixes from Bob’s Red Mill are excellent. The shortbread cookies are some of the best gluten free cookies I have found. They are a plain roll-out cookie, but can be changed by adding different flavorings. They keep well, travel well, and the texture is wonderful.

  23. Gluten Free Cookies says:

    Gluten Free Cookies It’s a nice blog

  24. Judi G says:

    My son has been greatly helped with a gluten-free diet. I too, have gluten sensitivities that have been problematic over the years. How great to find such a wealth of good tips and seasonal recipes! If the gut is happy, so goes the mind!

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