Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giveaway: The Spunky Coconut Cookbook


Thank you Kelly for this awesome giveaway!
Thank you everybody for your shouts! This giveaway is now close.



Hello everybody! Today is December 1st! I have to say that December and January are my favorite months because it's my birthday, Christmas & New Year all rolled in together. I am pleased to start off this month a cookbook giveaway. Kelly over at The Spunky Coconut is letting me giveaway one signed copy of her cookbook: The Spunky Coconut Cookbook: Gluten Free, Casein Free, Sugar Free By Kelly Brozyna.

Kelly is a sweet, spunky gal and I'm so glad I found her site. She has a lot of delicious looking recipes that are gluten-free, casein-free, sugar-free & she even has some great coconut flour recipes too! You might be wondering what her story is and why she created this cookbook... so did I. Here's her respond when I asked:


When our first daughter began eating food, at around 1 year old, she became sickly, and violent.

Then our second was born and had a near death vaccine reaction. I went to an old friend, who is a naturopath and nutritionist, for help. She changed my diet for my breast milk, and said that she thought I was celiac.

Rather than test myself first, we tested our older daughter (who was sickly and violent). We did a stool and genetic test on Zoe, through enterolab, and found out she was gluten and dairy intolerant. She was an easy fix. Within a couple weeks on the diet she gained weight and became the sweetest little thing.

The youngest, Ashley, was much more difficult. The seizures and toxins she experienced from her vaccine reaction caused swelling in her brain, and she completely stopped developing. She began to experience symptoms of autism around 1 year old: head banging, screeching, flapping, repetitive actions (opening and closing the drawer for hours).

To make a long story short :-) Ashley has recovered mostly from autism through biomedical treatments: diet, supplements, detox (chelation). Now she is only quite delayed.

During all of this, my husband and I were having problems too. He had "ADD" and I was still undiagnosed celiac. We both did enterolab as well, and found out he was intolerant and I was celiac.

Between the girls, my husband and I, we had to eat this way :-) I decided years ago, that I was going to study and experiment, and make food that we could eat, that would be so good, that people who were not on our diet would never even know.

Thus, The Spunky Coconut Cookbook was born. It has 115 recipes free of gluten, dairy, sugar, peanut, corn and soy. 30+ raw inspired recipes. 65 color photographs. Natural alternatives like honey, stevia and xylitol.

I really hope you will enjoy this cookbook!



Thank you Kelly for this giveaway!

Now, everybody... simply leave a comment for a chance to win this cookbook. If you want an extra entry... go to Kelly's blog and start following her, then come back and leave a comment telling me you did. So, you can have a total of 2 entries!

The giveaway ends on December 6th and I will choose the winner via random.org! Thanks so much for joining in and have a good week.




63 comments:

  1. I have had my eye on this cookbook!!! It looks so great.

    I actually found your site from Kelly's blog. You too have some awesome recipes. Will be checking them out.

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  2. I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant the book!

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  3. The cookbook looks fabulous.. I'm always looking for new ways to cook things so I know I'd love it!

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  4. And I'm following Kelly too ;)

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  5. I just stumbled across your site while googling 'natural sourdough starters' and up popped your fantastic kefir sourdough pizza recipe (which I'm so excited to try). I was also elated to see references to Nourishing Traditions which I've been following for about 3 years. I can't wait to browse your recipes! A free book wouldn't be bad either :) Thanks for posting!

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  6. Wow! What a story. We have a friend who is gluten intolerant and have made a few gluten free recipes. The cook book looks amazing!

    The DeL Sisters

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  7. Oh awesome! I've actually been using coconut milk and creamer lately and would love to try baking with coconut flour. This would be perfect to help me get started! :)

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  8. I'm touched by your story. It is also heart-warming to learn how obstacles are overcome. I never baked before, so maybe the book is a great started for me who yearns to eat healthy too.

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  9. i have been considering buying this book, it looks wonderful.

    I already subscribe to Kelly's blog!

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  10. Cookbook looks great and I like Kelly's blog... especially love her blog about her family.

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  11. Beautiful story, thank you for sharing. I would loooove to have her cookbook!

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  12. I am now following Kelly's blog, thank you! :)

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  13. I really want this book. Especially since I haven't been able to find it here in Canada.

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  14. Just started following you on facebook a few days ago and am looking forward to your posts.

    I also just subscribed to Kelly's blog.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

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  15. Hi there!!!

    I feel like you about december and January, my birthday is coming too so there is a lot of fun over this month. I really love coconut, I think is my favorite fruit. If by chance I get the book I'll feel like is a blessed gift for my B-D.

    I enjoy to follow your blog. It's helping me a lots!

    God bless!

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  16. Marillyn you are so clever- always have something exciting going on!
    I realllly WANT this cookbook! It would look really nice opened up on my kitchen cabinet!

    I also went to Kelly's blog... following her on twitter!
    Beautiful blog... well done!

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  17. Sounds like a great example of taking some less-than-ideal life experience and making something great out of it! How cool!

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  18. We have been having behavioral problems with our now 5 yr old daughter. I have begun to put the pieces together that she is having a reaction to something and we are taking note of moods after foods. I would love to win this cookbook, because it looks as if we are going to start eating like Kelly and her family has had to do.

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  19. I am now following Kelly, her site looks wonderful and I know I will find lots of help for our future way of eating. Thanks

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  20. I've had the Spunky Coconut cookbook on my Amazon wishlist for a while... would love to win it!

    I already subscribe to Kelly's blog! Actually found out about you from her. :) I'm also deaf & am thrilled to see another deaf whole foodie on the interwebs!

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  21. This looks great! I have 2 friends who both eat gluten-free. This would be a great addition to their cookbook library.

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  22. Props to both of you courageous and inspiring women! Thanks so much for the giveaway! Kelly is added to my blogroll and i have subcribed to her feed.

    God Bless!
    Melissa

    mconr2@uis.edu

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  23. I recently stumbled across your blog and have really enjoyed following. You have an amazing gift of making nutritious food delicious. This cook book looks wonderful as well. Thanks! Blessings!

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  24. I have been following Kelly for a few months now and have enjoyed learning the new world of gluten, dairy, and sugar free cooking! For years I have sturggled with health issues that no one could give me an answer too...now I have the answer and my husband and I are praying that in the near future we will be able to have a child of our own! I have been searching (well lets just say im addicted) to finding blogs that go the natural way! I'm so excited to find another one! yay!! And of course I'd love to have Kellys book! :)

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  25. I would LOVE to own this cookbook! I also have just subscribed to Kelly's feed.

    Thank you Marillyn :)

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  26. 30+ raw inspired recipes?! I'm in!
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  27. I would love to have a copy of this great looking cookbook.

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  28. I would love to get The Spunky Coconut cookbook!

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  29. I have the Spunky Book in my queue...would love to win it here! Also signed up on Kelly's site. Good idea:)

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  30. Checked out Kelly's blog! Love the recipes!

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  31. Awesome! i love cookbooks!!

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  32. I just found your blog recently and have really been enjoying it! I would LOVE to win that book as I am gluten, dairy, sugar, etc, etc free :)

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  33. Oooo! Just found your site through Spunky Coconut. Can't wait to sift through it all...and would love Kelly's book, of course! :)

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  34. I love Kelly's site, and would love her cookbook. Thanks for a great give away!

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  35. I'm always looking for new ways to use coconut. Thanks for sharing. I've also signed up to follow Spunky Coconut. Take care.

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  36. i love kelly's site.....we also follow the same diet. i would love to win her book. thanks for the chance.

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  37. I would sure love to win the cookbook. I've also enjoyed checking out your blog!

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  38. what a great site! I've added you to my Google Reader. I would love a copy of the Spunky Coconut's book!

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  39. I just discovered your blog . . . very nice! I look forward to reading more. I'd love to try out this book!

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  40. Oh...and I'm already a follower of Kelly's blog. Thanks!

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  41. Thank you for a chance to win! When you have to eat this way, it's always nice to have fresh recipes!

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  42. i follow
    jaimgurl85@aol.com

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  43. Great book and coconut saves the day.

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  44. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook! I know my family would love it.

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  45. I just started following Kelly. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this wonderful book! I was introduced to using alternative flours though the Babycakes cookbook and can't get enough GF treats for my family!

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  46. i would LOVE to win a copy of this cookbook! I am gluten free, dairy free, and soy free...and I'm trying as hard as I can to cut back on sugar... I'd love a copy!!

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  47. I am also following kelly on twitter!

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  48. This would be great, I need some new ideas for in the kitchen!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

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  49. I've also been following Kelly's blog via Google Reader for awhile. She has some great ideas! - and of course fun pictures.

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  50. I've been wanting to try new recipes using coconut products for awhile, since they are so versatile! This book would really get me started!

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  51. Just discovered Kelly's blog and her book looks great! You already know I love your site, so now I am following both of your blogs!

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  52. I have Gastroparesis and am having to cut out all grains, dairy, including casein. This cookbook is on my Christmas list, and I would love to win it!!
    Thanks
    Cathy
    donnyandcathy@windstream.net

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  53. I love your blog but have been internetless for a while now so I'm glad to be back on line in time to enter this contest! Even my husband is enjoying your recipes! We live in China and its so hard to get nutritious food here -- I have to make everything from scratch so I appreciate how you take the time to explain the soaking and preparation of every little detail -- helps me out a lot!!!

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  54. PS. I'm also following the Spunky Coconut blog -- just about to try her banana bread in fact!

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  55. I'm just learning about gluten free cooking and baking and would love to have this cookbook to guide my efforts,

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  56. I would absolutely love this cookbook as I have been using coconut oil, c milk and shredded c in my cooking/baking over the past two years but need more ideas on how to use it. I love the gluten-, sugar- and casein-free bent too! Thank you!!

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  57. I now follow Kelly's blog (Laureen Marston-Hindi).

    lmarston AT yahoo DOT com

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  58. Wow that is quite the unbelievable story. Glad it ended okay. Please enter me to win a copy.

    thanks

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

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  59. I now follow Kelly's blog-thank you for introducing me to it.

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

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  60. I love this cookbook and would love to give one to my sister! Thanks for the chance!

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  61. Looks like a great cookbook!
    spookyhurst@yahoo.com

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