One in 133 people have celiac disease. The autoimmune digestive disorder damages part of the small intestine, making it impossible for the body to absorb certain nutrients. When someone with celiac disease eats gluten, the body is essentially attacking itself.
In honor of Celiac Awareness Month in May, we’re giving away four gluten-free cookbooks, so you can make delicious meals at home without worrying about whether or not the recipe is gluten-free. Whip up a delicious French pastry from Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free 75 Recipes for Irresistible Desserts, or make Almond Encrusted Tilapia With Cilantro Rice from Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen for the whole family. Quick-Fix Gluten Free features more than 100 fast and easy recipes like Kickin’ Paella or Gnocchi with Roasted Garlic Butter and Parmesan Cheese. Pizza and pancakes are possible on a gluten-and-dairy-free diet, all you need is The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen.
You can buy your own copies of Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free, Fresh from Elizabeth’s Kitchen: Gluten-free & Allergy-Free Recipes, Quick-Fix Gluten Free and The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen or enter in the comments for a chance to win one pack of these four cookbooks. Just let us know, in the comments, if you or someone you love has a gluten allergy or sensitivity, and what dish you wish you knew how to cook for them (or yourself!) . The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m. EST.
We’re giving away one pack of four gluten-free cookbooks to one lucky, randomly selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.
You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on May 9 and 5 p.m. EST on May 11, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $86.88. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.
So tell us, do you cook for someone who avoids gluten? What recipe would you like to make gluten free?