If you’re like my family and cannot have gluten, dairy, eggs or refined sugar then you know how challenging breakfast can be! For the past few months we’ve been enjoying green smoothies and homemade breakfast sausage…7 days a week…and we were in need of a little change up, at least on the weekends. So, when my friend Ricki Heller of Diet, Dessert and Dogs asked if she could send me her new e-book Good Morning: Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy, I jumped at the opportunity because breakfast has definitely become my most challenging meal of the day!
I think it was sometime last summer that my Twitter feed began to light up over Ricki Heller’s cookbook, “Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy, or Refined Sugar.“ Not only were my blogger friends raving over Ricki’s healthy creations, but so was Ellen Degeneres (seriously, check it out here)!
All the chatter certainly piqued my interest but I have to admit, there was still part of me that was skeptical. I totally got the “no wheat” part, but no eggs, dairy or refined sugar either? What kind of desserts were they, the kind made of plastic that my kids play with in their toy kitchen?!
So, I bought the book and boy am I glad I did, especially since it was only a few weeks later that we began the odyssey of losing dairy, eggs, and a litany of other traditional baking ingredients!
Ricki’s recipes in Sweet Freedom proved to me that yes, you “can have your cake and eat it too!” (note: many of the recipes in Sweet Freedom call for Spelt Flour, but you can easily substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend, they work great with my favorite, Better Batter Gluten Free Flour!).
Ricki’s e-book, Good Morning: Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy has proved to me once again that foods without dairy, eggs or refined sugars are absolutely wonderful and don’t leave you feeling the least bit deprived.
Check out what you get for only $12.95:
Quick or Ready-Prepared Breakfasts:
Grain Free Veggie Granola
Blended Cereal with a Boost
Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bars
Pancakes, Waffles, Muffins & More:
Grain-Free Lemony Almond Pancakes
Fluffy Pancakes with Kiwi Coulis
Giant Baked Upside Down Apple Pancake
Whole Grain Waffles
Socca Rollups with Apple and Sweet Potato Spread
Almond Butter and “Jelly” Breakfast Casserole
Cheaters’ Injera with African-Inspired Spicy Beans
Veggie-Full Breakfast Hash
Creamy Basil Pesto Scramble
Frittata with Zucchini and Chard
Easy “Sausage” Patties
Quick, Fresh Plum Sauce or Topping
Quick Berry Blend Topping
Walnut-Cacao Nib Butter
Sweet Almond Sauce
Macadamia Spice Butter
Sweet Potato Spread
The Veggie-Full Breakfast Hash was a BIG hit with my family and it really helped to purge my brain of the “classic breakfast foods” (which I’ve been stuck on since our diet has changed so drastically). I’ve made this 3 times already and my meat-loving husband devours it!
I ran out of time to make more of the recipes from Ricki’s new e-book for my review, but I definitely encourage you to check out the following reviews (and beautiful pictures) from my fellow bloggers:
**This giveaway is now closed**
Getting Hungry yet? Well, you’re in luck because Ricki has offered to give three of my readers a FREE copy of Good Morning: Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs or Dairy!
To enter for a chance to win Ricki’s new e-book, simply leave a comment!
Bonus Entry Opportunities (strictly optional, but should you decide to do any of the following, please leave a separate entry for each task you complete as this is how I keep track of entries):
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I will announce the THREE winners on Friday, May 6, 2011, Good Luck!
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