Giveaway: Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy

This giveaway has ended. For an opportunity to purchase a copy of this book and other great ebooks by Ricki Heller, visit her blog here. She has many wonderful sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan recipes on her blog as well!

When someone has food restrictions (one or several) and those restrictions include gluten, sugar, eggs, and/or dairy, breakfast tends to be the most difficult meal to adjust. After all, typical American breakfast fare includes cereal, donuts, muffins, milk, eggs, pancakes, and the list goes on. All of these items are off of the table when you throw in food restrictions such as those mentioned above. So what DO you eat?

If you have a copy of Ricki Heller’s (of the Diet, Dessert and Dogs blog) new ebook, Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy, suddenly there are more options out there than one can comprehend. This ebook isn’t Ricki’s first, and it seems her talents in the kitchen just continue to improve with each book she publishes. This book gives back those items we all miss when on a restricted diet. Cereal? Yes! Muffins? Of course. Pancakes? She has two different recipes, plus a recipe for waffles! Ricki has even figured out how to make delicious egg alternative dishes, and shares these recipes in her Good Morning! ebook.

When she asked me to review a copy, I was excited. In an effort to lower my sugar intake, in combination with my avoidance of gluten and dairy, her recipes seemed like a blessing to me. She is endlessly creative, making “syrups” from almond butter and carob (she has a recipe for a sweet almond sauce that’s to die for) for topping pancakes (or sweet potatoes – she suggested it, and I happily followed her instructions.), or making vegan breakfast sausages using rice and walnuts. Ricki adheres to the Anti-Candida Diet, and all of her recipes are ACD-friendly. What I love is that they’re friendly to my tummy as well.

I wasn’t sure what to make from her ebook first. I browsed through the entire thing more than once. I finally settled on making some of her “sausage” patties. I had some leftover brown rice from dinner, and so I set to work, blitzing the ingredients in my food processor and baking the little patties. It was a wonderfully relaxed recipe, and the result was more than I’d bargained for. They weren’t nearly as greasy or over-the-top salty as store-bought breakfast sausage. (This was welcome, as far as I was concerned.) They were filling, satisfying, and had a lovely hearty texture. They were at home with sauteed vegetables, her “veggie-full” breakfast hash (recipe in the ebook) or with gluten-free pancakes. I was hooked.

What next, I wondered, as I looked through this ebook yet again? I decided I was dying to make her grain-free granola. The recipe enticed me – I love granola anyway, and I loved that this version was very low on sweeteners and full of good healthy fats from nuts and seeds. It also included root vegetables, which piqued my interest. So I made it.

And this past weekend, I had to make it again. It was that good. I stored this jar in my pantry, and it was so addictive that every time I ventured into the pantry, I’d end up with my hand in that jar. It also made a great breakfast with homemade almond milk or as a snack.

I would have to say that Ricki’s Good Morning! ebook has passed my “test” with flying colors. It’s definitely a reference that I’ll use over and over again.

And so should you. That’s why I was glad Ricki was gracious enough to give one of you lucky readers a copy! Yes, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy by Ricki Heller. Just leave me a comment below and you’ll be entered! A winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Of course, if you want extra credit (a.k.a. extra entries), you can do the following:

“Like” Diet, Dessert and Dogs on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

“Like” Tasty Eats At Home on Facebook and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

Subscribe to Diet, Dessert and Dogs and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

Subscribe to Tasty Eats At Home and leave me a comment telling me you did so.

That’s it! I wish you all the best of luck! Again, this giveaway ends May 14, so hurry!

There are still a few days left to enter into my giveaway for a copy of Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts by Carol Kicinski! Check it out and enter for your chance to win! Giveaway ends May 7, 2011.

Comments

  1. Christy says

    We subscribe to Tasty Eats at Home! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for us.

  2. Christy says

    We learned how to eat without gluten, but then found out my daughter couldn’t have sugar….which has pretty much knocked all non-cardboard cereal out of the park. Breakfast is the most challenging meal of my day…trying to come up with something healthy AND pallatable.

  3. says

    Haven’t seen this book out there before but it looks great! My kids are both gluten/casein/soy/artificial dye/preservative free and on a low salicylate diet. Life is fun!

  4. says

    Alta, I am so glad you liked the recipes so much! Thank you for a beautiful review. :D And so happy that the recipes work for your restrictions. The ACD is actually perfect for anyone with allergies to eggs, dairy, sugar or gluten, or anyone on a low glycemic diet. And your photos are just gorgeous! Many thanks and hugs to you. :)

  5. says

    This is great! I have just been moving toward going grain free and sugar free. Both photos and recipes you talk about look delicious!!!!
    Would love to have this ebook to start me off on this next adventure!

  6. says

    i’ve tried several of ricki’s recipes in the past (with some adaptations when necessary for my gluten-free self) and have loved them!
    i’d just be tickled pink to have a book of recipes to have on hand all the time :)

  7. ikkinlala says

    This looks great – I eat these things, but my mom can’t, and it would be nice to be able to include her more often.

  8. Sharon says

    This sounds wonderful!! I would love to have a copy of Ricki’s ebook. I’ve been scouting out her great recipes for a while now.

  9. Jinny says

    That book is exactly what I need as I have been trying to make the transition to a grain-free diet! and I like DDD on FB :)

  10. Katie says

    I subscribe to BOTH Tasty Eats AND Diet Dessert and Dogs…and I can’t get enough! Thank you for all you do to keep me sane!

  11. Alice says

    my doctor did some tests and said “NO” gluten/milks/eggs/sugar! Help!! I’m trying to learn. Thanks for your helpful blogs :)

  12. Tonnie says

    Yes, breakfast is my hardest meal to manage with no gluten and no milk. I am new to this allergy free diet and could use some help! Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book.

  13. Niv says

    I would love to own this book since I am always looking for recipes free of gluten, eggs, dairy and sugar. I follow you on by email. I could not follow Ricki on FB but I have subscribe to her emails.

  14. says

    Ooooo, some of my favorite recipes have come from Ricki (Her raw key lime pie, best everrrrrrrr!)…And I really have a taste for that grain-free granola, right about now. Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

  15. Laurel says

    Well I thought I’d done this but can’t see my comments. Ricki is amazing, she comes up with the most spectacular tummy friendly recipes and her dogs are cute too.

  16. nicole says

    I love! breakfast and especially love trying new breakfast recipes!

    I also “liked” DDD & Tasty eats at home on Facebook.

  17. Susan says

    I am just venturing into the “lovely world” of eating GF, sugar & dairy free… it is quite overwhelming at this point, so I am thrilled to see that there are resources like this out there. Taking it one meal at a time…

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