Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified. Thank you!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Gluten-Free Book Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA! If you missed out on Day 1, you’re not too late – check out my review of The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook, and enter for your chance to win!
Today’s book, The Gluten-Free Edge: A Nutrition and Training Guide for Peak Athletic Performance and an Active Gluten-Free Life by Peter Bronski and Melissa McLean Jory, is more than just a cookbook. In fact, this book is different than any other gluten-free book I have ever read. Of course, this book does have recipes (and believe me, I scoured through them), but the information contained in this book is…dare I say it…far more valuable.
First, a bit about the authors. Peter Bronski is the co-author of the blog No Gluten, No Problem, and the co-author of the book Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking along with his wife, Kelli Bronski. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Pete at the Gluten-Free Expo in Dallas in 2011. He is an avid runner that specializes in ultra-marathons.
Melissa McLean Jory is the author of the blog Gluten-Free For Good. I’ve followed her blog and “known” her for several years. I love the “science-y” approach she takes on her blog posts at times. She too is quite the athlete – she loves skiing, hiking and yoga.
Okay, back to the book. Whether you are a professional or semi-professional athlete, or simply someone who tries to stay in shape the best they can (I fall into the latter category), this book is for you. Peter and Melissa explain what gluten does to your body, how your body uses and stores energy, how a gluten-free diet works, a slew of sage advice for managing a healthy, active gluten-free lifestyle, and more. At times, there is a lot of science involved, but they do an excellent job of bringing it down to an understandable, everyday level. Even though I’m by no means an avid athlete, I got a lot out of this book – especially the information about training and diet. I also loved reading all of the individual stories that are peppered throughout the book of real-life gluten-free athletes.
Okay, well I said that all that information might be more valuable than the recipes, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t love them! I wanted to make just about every smoothie recipe shared, but I finally decided to whip up some GORP. (For the uninitiated, GORP stands for Good Ol’ Raisins and Peanuts). This version certainly wasn’t just raisins and peanuts – in fact, it was packed full of nutty goodness, with almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts. The sweetness from the honey was light and just enough to give the GORP some real flavor. It was a crispy, filling, nutritious snack that stays with you. Warning: It’s also a tad addicting. I sent my husband to work with half of the batch so I wouldn’t be sneaking bites!
Want to win a copy of this cookbook?
Of course you do!
TO ENTER IN THIS GIVEAWAY: Leave me a comment telling me how your gluten-free diet has affected your ability to exercise and/or athletic performance.
This giveaway will end at 11:59PM, Saturday, October 20, 2012. One winner will be chosen at random. Winner must be 18 in order to be eligible.
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That’s it! Best of luck! Don’t forget, this giveaway ends Saturday, October 20!