Sunday, February 27, 2011

Almond Flour Scones


Today I am excited to share with you a wonderful cookbook using almond flour. The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, by Elana Amsterdam. I have one signed copy to give away, see details below.

Have any of you baked with almond flour before? If not, it is a luscious gluten-free flour made from blanched almonds, also called blanched almond flour. It is a high-protein, low glycemic flour that creates rich, moist, and tender gluten-free baked goods. Blanched almond flour is not the same as Bob's Red Mill almond meal/flour. So be sure not to interchange the two in Elana's recipes.

You can purchase almond flour online at Lucy's Kitchen Shop or Honeyville or Benefit your Life. I feel lucky that Lucy's is right here in Bellingham, Washington! I call and place my order and then go pick it up...no shipping charges!



These scones are out of Elana's cookbook and are entitled, Orange Apricot Scones. I love that they are predominately sweetened with pureed dried apricots and orange juice. I was busy working on my new cookbook when these scones were baking and forgot about them. They were supposed to bake for only 10 to 15 minutes but I baked them for over 30 minutes! Every timing device I have purchased has been dismembered or dunked in the toilet by one of my toddler twin boys so I go by the clock and my sense of smell. This time I was distracted and you'll notice the burned bottoms and golden color of the scones. Totally my fault, not the recipe's.


The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook is filled with healthy grain-free recipes from cakes and cupcakes to salmon burgers and quiche. The Olive Rosemary Bread and Pancakes are next on my list to make. The photos in the book are so enticing! A good portion of the recipes use eggs but there are also many vegan recipes. If you are egg-sensitive, please still consider this book, you'll find many outstanding, nutritious recipes to choose from.

Elana also has a gluten-free, whole foods blog: www.ElanasPantry.com. You'll find simple, healthy, grain-free recipes there that are all family-friendly.

To be entered in this giveaway to win a signed copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, please leave a comment below. Be sure to include your name or initials. Anonymous comments with no name attached will not be counted. Also, be sure to check back later this week to see if you have won! I have no way of contacting you, unless you have an email address in your Blogger profile (if you have one). The giveaway will be open until this coming Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 9pm PST.

Please Note: all blog comments go into moderation which means once you add your comment below it won't appear until I publish it. I do this to avoid the gazillion spam comments that come through every day from appearing on the blog. Thanks for understanding! :)

Update: This contest is now closed. We have a winner! Joy Gilraine can you please email me with your mailing address so I can get this wonderful cookbook sent to you? Thanks everyone for entering! Here is the winning comment: Goldwood Gardens said...Thanks for always leading me to great new cookbooks! I would love to win this book! Joy Gilraine


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265 comments:

  1. These look really good!

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  2. Have been looking at that cookbook for some time, it is on my wish list. Good luck to me and thanks very much!
    Annie

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  3. Excited to know about Lucy's Kitchen Shop. Ready to try almond flour in my baking!
    Hilary

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  4. I am ready for this cookbook! I AM wanting to go gluten free. My daughter IS gluten free, and my grand daughter .... now 6 months old .... WILL BE gluten free! Fantastic! Can't wait to get this book! Thank you so much! Wahoo! xoxox

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  5. Do you have any sources for organic blanched almond flour?

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  6. So thankful for all the great cookbooks to assist me on this GF+ journey. Appreciate all the author's efforts and Ali thank you and Tom I don't know how you do it all but I'm so grateful you do! Your recipes and the ED having helped me tremendously!

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  7. Jenny - http://www.benefityourlifestore.com/organic-almond-flour-blanchedfinely-ground-15lb-p-326.html

    I need to add this one to the post too. :)

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  8. This cookbook is on my wishlist and those scones sound devine! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Shelly

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  9. Oooohhhh...I do LOVE almond flour but have been on the elimination diet and no tree nuts allowed! Looking forward to having them again soon and maybe this new book as well!! I have rediscoverd almonds, honey, avocados and my cast iron skillet in the last few months. New eating habits = new food fondness!

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  10. Oh I could really use this! Do I get an extra point for saying please?!

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  11. I love almond flour but didn't know it was made here in Bham. I wonder if it is best to store it in the refrigerator. sprenger.lange@gmail.com

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  12. This cookbook looks so awesome! Our family is trying to go gluten-free, as 2 of 3 kids and myself are all gluten-sensitive. I would love to win a copy =)

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  13. This cookbook would be a great addition to my gluten free kitchen.

    Great giveaway ;)

    Elena L.

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  14. I've used almond meal a few times and loved it. Looking forward to learning more. I'd love to win the cookbook. - melanie

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  15. I am so excited you are giving away this book! I love her website and have been making many recipes lately. Good luck to me!!!!

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  16. Thanks for the offer! Kendra M.

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  17. What is the difference from almond meal/flour?
    Thanks for the opportunity to win the book. Yum.

    Dana@skagitcommunityacupuncture.com

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  18. this looks fantastic! i can't wait to make some of these recipes!

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  19. I'd love this cookbook.....PRETTY PLEASE?

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  20. Oh how cool you live so close to her. I didn't realize she did orderd I thought she was just into cookbooks and blogging, so cool

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  21. I have heard that this is a great cookbook. The scones look great. I would love to win!!!! Thanks for being so generous.

    Debbie B in MD

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  22. Ali,
    Your detailed book and recipe reviews (along with your Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, of course) really help me to navigate the seemingly endless list of baking flours.
    Thanks!

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  23. Oh how we would live to win this cookbook!!! My two year old son has recently had his allergy testing done and is highly reactive to wheat/gluten and soy!!! We are trying to find a bread that I can make that he will eat!!!!! Tried 3 so far! More recipes in addition to your awesome cookbook would be a VERY welcome addition :)

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  24. I plan on buying this book if I don't win it, so what have I got to lose? :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  25. I would love to have a copy of this cookbook! The scones look delicious.

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  26. OMG! I love Elana! I have followed her BLOG for quite q while now! I would love to have a copy of her cookbook!!!

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  27. I have never baked with almond flour before, but really want to try it. I am attempting to get rid of gluten and wheat in my diet and found Elana's blog, but have yet to try any recipes. One of these days, I'll get to trying them.

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  28. Yes, yes, enter me please!! :D
    Gluten, dairy and egg sensitive so it's tricky finding good recipes - most gluten-free recipe books are really heavy on the eggs :(
    Happy to hear that this one has some recipes I can try, thanks!! ;)

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  29. I LOVE almond flour! Great to know this book is available.

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  30. Wow those look great! I would love to own that cookbook!

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  31. Hi Ali--I'm not entering the giveaway, but did want to share that I made Elana's other scones--the ones that are cut into wedges (orange dark chocolate chip & chocolate chip)--this weekend for my group's tea party. They were fantastic. With either of these lovely recipes or any in Elana's book, I don't think you can go wrong. Off to share your giveaway ...

    xo,
    Shirley

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  32. I would really like this cookbook, thanks for the chance to win it!

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  33. I recently bought Bob's almond flour and have experimented using it in combination with other GF flours in a pancake and cookie recipe. Thanks for the information on this cookbook. I will enjoy using the flour in new ways.

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  34. I love almond flour, this looks great!

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  35. I'm new to gluten free baking and have checked out her web site. Sign me up.

    As an aside our pediatrician has told me no nuts till our toddler is 2. A lot of gluten free recipes seem to use nuts. Did you follow this with your children? (Our is now 18 months and intend to follow his recommendations, I'm just curious)

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  36. Even overbooked the scones looked dee-lish! You’ve convinced me to visit Lucy’s and give these babies a go!

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  37. Amazing looking scones!
    This looks great! Raising 5 gluten free kiddos requires recipe ideas that are not only easy but delicious too.
    Peace and Raw Health,
    Elizabeth

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  38. Thanks for letting me know there are different types of almond flours. I am excited to try using the blanched almond flour. Her olive rosemary bread sounds yummy! LAM

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  39. I love both your and Elana's blog! I have your book and would love to have her's!

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  40. Oh wow! I love new cookbooks. Please sign me up for the giveaway. :)

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  41. Oh I love this cookbook. Just tried the pancakes and chocolate chip cookies and was amazed at the consistency of the final result. Never would guess it was gluten free. YUM! I also like recipes from your site, which my gf daughter's pediatrician recommended.

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  42. REALLY want this cookbook!!!

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  43. My 19-month old daughter has to be grain free to help heal her gut from Celiac. Almond meal and coconut flour are the only flours we can bake with. Super excited to hear about this cookbook!

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  44. I have been wanting to try almond flour for a while now. Hopefully I will win this book and get a chance.

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  45. Would love a chance to win the cookbook. Going gluten-free starting next week!
    Deb from upstate NY

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  46. Such a great time we live in thanks to "pioneers" like Elena and yourself enabling us to live healthy, vibrant lives!

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  47. I love this book. It is my favorite. I recommend it to all my GF friends!

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  48. I love this cookbook - it would be so useful. Just need some almond flour!

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  49. Thanks for always leading me to great new cookbooks! I would love to win this book!
    Joy Gilraine

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  50. I love Elana's blog and her book! I'd love to own a copy for myself so I can stop checking out the one from the library.

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  51. I love the idea of cooking with almond flour! Hope I win! - Kelly Pyke

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  52. Iooks fantastic. Can't wait to start baking.

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  53. This looks like a great cookbook. Thank you!

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  54. I've been wanting to get my hands on this book a long time. I think it's pretty neat that we can bake with NUTS! Sarah M.

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  55. Pick me!! I am just now getting started with gluten free and am looking for quality cookbooks to
    help me learn. I have been a "foodie" all my life and just love to cook and try new recipes!

    Christine

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  56. Oh! Pick me, please! I'm just getting started on the gluten free journey and am looking for quality cook books to help me learn! I have always been a "foodie" who loves to cook and try new recipes!

    Christine
    christinepeisner@yahoo.com

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  57. I am going to try and find that almond flour! I love the idea of baking with super food. We tried Elana's almond power bars and they were great!

    Heidi

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  58. Elana's Pantry is the first gluten free blog I found when searching for recipes on the internet. From her came all of the other wonderful sites I visit on a regular basis, including the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen! I have your book and would love to add Elana's to my collection. I'm off to make the scones right now!
    Michele

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  59. I've been gluten free for 2 years now and still haven't had the guts to try gluten free baking. This book looks like it would be a great start, especially because I eat about 3 cups of almonds (almond milk, butter, almonds...any way!) a day!

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  60. I would love to win this! We have so many health (food-related) issues between my kids and I, and though we don't have gluten sensitivities (that I know of), this would be such a great asset to have in my book collection, as I'm sure it would be better for us to eat GF.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  61. I have wanted her cookbook forever! Thanks for the giveaway. The scones look very tempting!

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  62. Looks like an awesome book :)

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  63. I am always looking for a new flour. Cannot wait to order the flour and try these scones. Thank you.!

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  64. I'd love to win this & start trying almond flour recipes!

    HEATHERLBRANDT(AT) FRONTIER (DOT) COM

    heather brandt

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  65. I am always looking for a wheat alternative. Cannot wait to get the almond flour and give these scones a try. Thank you!

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  66. Your recipes/website are my link to nutritious food. Green Smoothie and now Almond Scones - cannot wait to try them! Your cookbook just isn't enough, anxious for the new one!
    Annette

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  67. I have just recently switched from using rice flours to using almond flour because it is low glycemic. This cookbook would be a wonderful resource. Thanks for sharing her blog as well (-: Debra H.

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  68. I love the taste and texture of almond flour = can't wait to try these!

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  69. I got a chance to see this cookbook from the library, and would love a home copy. I made her almond flour crackers and got rave reviews from guests! Thanks for the opportunity.

    SMP

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  70. This cookbook looks great!

    Jennifer H.

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  71. Yum, Yum, Yum...GF so good in my tum!

    Is there a difference between almond flour and almond meal? I find almond meal at a local store and have used it in my baking, but wonder if maybe there might be a difference?
    Lisa
    asilnttocs (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  72. This cookbook sounds amazing! I am 3 months gluten free and need all the help I can get! Can you make your own Almond flour in a Vitamix?

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  73. Your website/recipes are a staple to creating nutritious food in our house. Thanks so much! Anxious for your new cookbook. Green Smoothie and now Almond Scones! Cannot wait to try almond flour again.
    Annette

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  74. Those look yummy! Can't wait to try. I'm 2 weeks into the elimination diet and craving almond flour goodies! Many thanks for your healthy recipes and advice.
    Jan L.

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  75. I would love to win this book! I just went GF and need all the help I can get!
    Sara

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  76. looks like a great book. will have to check it out!

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  77. My name is Carey Reynolds and I would love to have a copy of this book! Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  78. Almond flour! Never tried it - but what a great idea! I miss scones ... mom used to make these for us when I was a kid.

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  79. I'm glad to hear you are working on a new cookbook! Never too many GF cookbooks!

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  80. I often go to Elana's site to look at her recipes to make. I love the simplicity of her recipes and all the ones that I have tried have turned out wonderful. I would be thrilled to win an autographed cookbook by her.

    thank you for giving me this opportunity
    PinkLadyApple
    prisiliana@msn.com

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  81. I love these scones, I made them a couple of weeks ago when Elana posted it. I didn't use eggs due to egg allergy but I used egg replacer and they still turned out good! The kids loved them as well.
    Melissa

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  82. I want that cookbook! Those scones look tasty!

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  83. Oooh, I would love to win a copy of Elana's book. I frequent her site as much as I do yours, which is often!

    Sara

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  84. I love Elana's Pantry.

    ~Micaela Marques

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  85. Ali and Tom, you're cookbook saved me almost a year ago to this day when I found out I was gluten intolerant. I walked out of my Dr. appt, into the store at Bastyr's Clinic and bought your book. I would have been lost without you two. I've tried a few other books since, but I love the education I get along with the recipes that you provide. We cooked our first beans from scratch the other day and your book once again came to our rescue. Last week, I made a first go batch of brownies using almond flour and they were A-mazing! Even my gluten eating husband couldn't stop sneaking in for "one more bite." I'd love to add Elana's book to my new cookbook collection. I trust your endorsement whole heartedly. Thank you! Melissa L.

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  86. These scones are so yummy. Love Elana's recipes. Thanks for sharing.

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  87. I haven't cooked with almond flour in a long time as I don't live near Lucy's and had to ship it.LOL I still have Lucy's cookbook though. It seems like Elana has taken almond flour to a whole new hemisphere. I've even tried some of her eggfree recipes, yum. Laurel VB

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  88. One of her bread recipes is now a family favorite. Would absolutely love to win this book. A shipment of almond flour is expected to arrive today or tomorrow.
    Tina Marie

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  89. Looks delicious. I am sure there are more yummy recipes in the book.

    Thanks
    Niv_exe@hotmail.com

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  90. I'm new to my gluten free diet and could use all the help I can get!
    Emily

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  91. I have used many of elana's recipe from her blog, all have been excellent! Her cook book is on my wish list...June

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  92. yum! would love to try recipes from this cookbook!

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  93. These look great, I will definitely try them out. I am always looking for gluten free, low sugar baked goods to eat. For me it is just too hard not to eat baked things. Thanks a lot.

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  94. Even with burned bottoms and golden tops, those scones look amazing! Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into your blog (and I love your and Tom's cookbook, it's one of my favorite gluten free/egg free books I've come across in the almost 3 years I've been gluten free). The Almond flour cookbook has been on my wish list as well, so here's hoping :)
    Christel

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  95. I have only tried almond flour once. I now realize that the results can be different depending on the brand that you use. I am very interested in trying additional recipes. It is great to learn about new resources for gluten free products and recipes. Thanks!

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  96. Alway looking for grain-free ideas, sounds like a great book!
    Monique Strachan
    mlstrachan@sasktel.net

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  97. I just made scones yesterday from Elana's cookbook too! I made the chocolate chip ones--they were scrumptious. Anyhow, I also happened to put up a post of my review of Elana's cookbook (especially in regard to her savory recipes) if you or anyone wants to check it out at http://www.glutenfreenotebook.com/2011/02/gluten-free-almond-flour-cookbook-by.html

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  98. Those look great! Would love to have another gluten free cookbook to make goodies for my family from!

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  99. I've always wanted to use Almond Flour more in my baking. I like that it is high in protein with a lower glycemic index that other GF flours. Do you know if Trader Joes Almond Meal is an okay one to use?

    Thanks,

    Jay

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  100. We are crazy for almonds in our house so it's great to find a cookbook that will suit our culinary choices, thanks for the heads up!

    Tina

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  101. We are crazy for almonds in our house so it's great to find a cookbook that will suit our culinary choices, thanks for the heads up!

    Tina

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  102. I've lusted after this cook book for so long. Yum. (AB)

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  103. Amy McGinnis

    Would love this cookbook! I so appreciate all the great info on your website :) Happy Day!

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  104. Elana's cookbook would be very welcome in my kitchen! Thanks for this offer!
    Dori A

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  105. Yum! I would love to try out blanched almond flour recipes! I am headed to her blog next!
    Kelli Sewell
    kksewell@cableone.net

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  106. This looks like a "must have" cookbook. I am just starting my GF collection. Thanks also for the information regarding Bob's Red Mill Almond Meal NOT being the same. I will now order my Almond "flour" from recommended source.

    Thanks - I love your recipes and blog.

    LLB

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  107. These recipes look fabulous- as does the almond flour book. I know I need to start reducing my gluten- this may be the spark I need.
    Karin

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  108. Thank you Ali! I've been missing your frequent updates to your blog, but am very much looking forward to your new cookbook! I'm sure that your children are keeping you very busy as well! Thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks delicious!

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  109. I have been baking with almond flour made from whole almonds ground in my Vita-Mixer with pretty good results. Would love to have more recipes as my gluten-free teenager would like more variety in choosing snacks. And sometimes she just would like some "bread"!

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  110. This is so exciting, I have been dreaming of this cookbook. Thank you for offering this.

    Michlelle

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  111. i love cooking with almond flour! thanks for the giveaway.

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  112. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I have been looking for a good scone recipe. I am glad to find another local source for ingredients!

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  113. This loks like a terrific cookbook and I am looking forward to baking with less carbs. Can't wait to see it!

    Allie

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  114. I would love to own this cookbook. Have tried some almond flour recipes and love them. Always looking for more to try.

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  115. What perfect timing! I just bought almond flour for the first time this morning with my 10 month old son in tote.

    And your cookbook just arrived in the mail today! I am SOOO excited to get started, as I have been slowly stocking my pantry with foods I see commonly used in your recipes online.

    Desiree

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  116. Yummers! Thanks for sharing the recipe. We will surely try these.
    Toña

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  117. Dear Ali,
    Thanks for reminding folks of another GREAT alternative flour for gluten free or even "regular diet" folks. Almond flour is full of healthy benefits.
    Elana's new cookbook looks delicious! I would also like to remind your local readers (NW Washington) that we do have a local support group for folks with gluten issues - Bellingham Gluten Intolerance Group (www.glutenfreeway.info) - tommorow night (March 1) is our member cooking demo - Dr. Jean is making Sourdough Bagels - yum!
    Thanks again for your great blog and support of the gluten-free community.
    Enjoy our great spring day (much better than last week, eh?)
    always, Kelle
    BGIG Team Support Leader

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  118. Hi,
    I've tried some of the recipes here and they all turned out really good. Thank you for the site and the information. It is wholesome and yummy!
    Lily
    E-mail:sobeit96@yahoo.com

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  119. I love Elana! I would love this cookbook! It's actually been on my wish list for a while now! :)

    Ariana Anderson

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  120. I like using nut flours. I also like coconut flour.

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  121. I checked this cookbook out from the library when it first came out and would LOVE to own a copy! While I do not have to eat gluten-free, I want to incorporate almond flour into my diet instead of wheat flour because it will actually bring nutrients and vitamins to the recipe! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sweetsunshine13 AT hotmail DOT com

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  122. Oh fun, a giveaway! Thanks so much for your great blog. :)

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  123. can't wait to try this!

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  124. Another amazing resource! Thanks, Ali.

    JLS

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  125. Thanks for the review! I love finding out about new cookbooks!

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  126. This sounds like a great cookbook! I have only recently started cooking gluten, dairy and egg free and your blog has been a great resource for information and recipes, thanks! I haven't started into baking yet because it's rather daunting but I MISS bread and it's wonderful cousins so I shall be delving into it soon.

    Victoria Gillingham

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  127. The cookbook looks delicious! Thanks for such a great giveaway! :)

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  128. Can't think of a better way to start a day than with a scone and cup of coffee or tea.

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  129. Thank you so much for this review and giveaway. I would absolutely LOVE to win. :)
    Shelley Roppe

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  130. Thank you for this great giveaway. I have never baked with almond flour before but am very excited to give it a try. I do have access to this type of flour where I live.

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  131. These look amazing!

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  132. These look amazing!

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  133. Those scones look wonderful! I've used Almond meal from Trader Joes for pancakes but they are a bit heavy. Haven't seen almond flour. Will have to check Smart Eats or other places that carry gluten free.
    Would love to win a copy of Elana's book. I'm trying to go grain-free and having a hard time because I like baked goodies. Thanks for entering me.
    Page Campbell

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  134. So excited to see a give-away of Elana's book! I subscribe to her blog and even adapted one of her recipes she posted in my new blog. Great give-away idea.

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  135. Sounds wonderful! As a person with allergies to all nuts EXCEPT almonds, this sounds like a bit of heaven!

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  136. I've followed Elana's blog for awhile but haven't yet gotten around to buying her cookbook. I'd love to win a copy! And I love your recipes and cookbook- they're awesome :)

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  137. Yum! Love almonds and would love to check out this book.

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  138. I have been following elana for awhile and learning a lot about feeding my family tasty gluten free foods...this would greatly bless our family of five. thanks-Jill

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  139. Almond flour is one that doesn't effect my skin problems... and I love it!-Jill

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  140. I have been wanting that cookbook, heard about it in Living Without and just discovered your website last week. I love you guys!! Thanks for making time, don't know how you do it with the lil' ones! Go Girl!! Keep it coming, loving you!!

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  141. Exciting! I wonder if you can grind your own almond flour in the Vitamix? Either way, I look forward to being able to make some tasty goods. Thanks!

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  142. My daughter told me about your site and this is the first time I've visited. I'm going to have to try that almond flour. The cookbook looks very interesting. I've been gluten free for years and can't have rice, corn, gluten free oats, or soy either. So I'm very limited and always looking for other resources.

    Barb

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  143. I love your blog, and know that any recipe on it is wonderful. I do much better physically without grains, and cannot use beans, so nut flours are great! Mary Beth

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  144. This looks amazing! I just re-committed to a gluten-free life--and to going vegan--just last week! I feel great about these changes. As a 25+ year vegetarian who first tried going gluten-free 2 years ago, I have to say it was one of the best things I ever did for my health and digestion.

    I am also off sugar (a bit here and there in TINY doses) now, too, so this cookbook couldn't be more timely!

    Hooray :)

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  145. How exciting! Your blog has inspired me to be gluten free. One of the challenges is how to bake gluten free- I was a baker several years ago and baked treats are a major part of my family's life! This cookbook sounds like it will surely help with our transition.

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  146. Made my first almond flour crackers (with poppy seeds - delish) and am ready for more. I'd love to win this book for more experimentation. Yum. Thanks, Jo Tyler

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  147. Thank you for saying there are vegan recipes included! I've look at the book online several times, but was worried that all the recipes would include eggs.

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  148. wow! i just added this book to my amazon wishlist yesterday! please count me in!

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  149. I've used Mama's almond blend flour mixture and really like it. Would love to have this cookbook as part of my gluten free recipes to choose from. Thank you for letting us know it is available!

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  150. I love almond flour. It's a beautiful way to bake but I've not yet tried savoury foods with it.
    Laurel

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  151. I just got a grinder so I can make homemade almond flour!

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  152. Love baking with almond flour! And would love this cookbook! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    Alena M

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  153. How Exciting! That cake on the front of the book looks WONDERFUL. My son has been gluten free for a year (he's 2 1/2) and we've barely even scratched the surface of GF possibilities. Mostly we eat homecooked whole and raw foods, and I'm excited for the future to make fancy cakes and things for special occasions. I just recently went GF, since it's become quite clear that my diminishing health is due to gluten. It's not always easy! I'm sure a book like this really helps the transition. Your blog has helped me think outside of the box tremendously! Megan R :)

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  154. Hi, I just made Elana's GF bread 2 days ago! I love her blog. I started baking some GF last fall and just recently (after seeing test results) went GF for good for one of my sons and myself. I checked for cookbook out of the library once and it is a great resource. thanks Kelly Bergner

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  155. I use almond flour to make a fabulous chocolate cake called Torta Caprese, and I'd be happy to provide the recipe. I'd love to try the recipes from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook! Lori

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  156. The scones look great! And the pictures on the cookbook look scrumptious. Last night I made the pumpkin spice bread in your cookbook with brown rice flour and even my husband was amazed at how great it was without wheat flour. I look forward to making more non-gluten recipes.
    Thanks!
    Jo

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  157. Have tried a few recipes with almond flour, which have turned out great, so would love to have a cookbook.

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  158. I have made great pancakes and coffee cakes with almond flour. We love the nutty taste and nice texture in these meals. I have been wishing for a copy of Elana's book. Thank you for a great blog and for all your wonderful recipes.

    Jeanne

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  159. I've heard good things about this cookbook and have been wanting to try some of Elana's recipes, but haven't yet. Would love to win this book so I can start cooking!!

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  160. What a great book, I have always wanted a copy

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  161. Just ordered my first 5 lb. bag of Honeyville Almond Flour and would love to win Elana's book to get me started! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Glynnis

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  162. I've been looking to buy this cookbook, a free copy would be "icing on the cake"!
    Loralie

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  163. Love nut flours. Love Elana's site... Would love the book....

    Karen T

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  164. Yum those scones look good! I had to look really hard to see any burnt spots. :D Thanks for sharing.

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  165. Thank you for the cookbook giveaway :) I have Celiac disease and would love to try more Almond Flour recipes.

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  166. Glad to come across your blog! As a mother of a recently diagnosed gluten-intorelant child, I am now on the look out for goodies that are good for her (and us)!

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  167. I can't believe I don't have this book yet when I bake with almond flour all the time! Would love the opportunity to try more of Elana's recipes. :)

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  168. Just found out I'm gluten intolerant. As a former bread junkie, I'm feeling fairly down about this... it would be great to have a book full of ideas to inspire me!

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  169. Elizabeth BoltonMarch 1, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Thanks for the invitation to enter to win the Gluten-free Almond Flour cookbook. I am fairly new to gluten-free cooking, learned about your wonderfully helpful website and cookbook from my doctor, Dr. Melissa Kohler in Olympia, and visit for recipes regularly. You've made it possible for me to eat well, wheat-free! Elizabeth Bolton, North River, WA.

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  170. Hi Ali,
    I just saw a youtube video that showed how to create your own almond flour out of blanched slivered almonds. Have you tried this and does it work just as well? Thanks!

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  171. I'd love to receive your giveaway of Elana's book. I enjoy your recipes and the pictures too. Thanks for all your work and for spreading the health :)

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  172. Yum! I'd love to be entered into the drawing :)

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  173. These look great! I am suspecting some gluten intolerance in myself and one of my sons, so am planning on starting the Elimination Diet next week. This book looks like it would be a great help in a gluten free diet!

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  174. Elana's recipes online have been such a huge help as I've altered my son's diet to help with healing from cancer treatment. I would LOVE to get her cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Kara
    tkzapata@gmail.com

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  175. what is the difference between the Bob's red mill almond flour and the one in the cookbook?I use the trader Joe almond meal in many GF baked goods it is yummy! Thanks for your inspiration, Teresa, Portland

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  176. I was very excited to hear about this cookbook. I just went gluten free and need some great resources!

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  177. Hi Ali,

    I made your apple crisp recipe tonight and it was very tasty. I have made your Buckwheat Carrot Muffins in the past and they were so great to have as a snack at work. I just make a batch and keep them in the freezer and take them out when I want one.

    Last week I made your sandwich bread which was the best gf sandwich bread I would say that is comparable in taste to my old wheat sandwich bread. There is no starchy taste. It was the first time that I had great tasting warm bread out of the oven with butter and molasses. Yummy!

    I have a question about freezing the bread. I wrapped it in paper towel and then put it in a plastic bag into the freezer the next day. I took a couple slices out several days later as I am the only one eating the gf bread. I had thawed in the microwave and it seemed once I had the sandwich made and started eating, it crumbled on me but this bread was not dry tasting nor to the touch like many of the others gluten free breads. Is the freezing and then the thawing causing it to break apart? I had a half crumbled sandwich in my plate.

    Thanks for all the great recipes.

    Gail

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  178. Thank you, and I would be delighted to win a free copy of this one, bc I'm still saving up to buy your (older) book before this!

    I've made a few recipes from her blog, and if you don't care too much about height you can sub other things for eggs (e.g. pureed apples or bananas).

    -Ninufar
    at yahoo if I luck out & ya wanna find me!

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  179. What a great give away, Ali! Thanks for making it available to all of us! The scones look great!

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  180. i love almond flour and would enjoy this cookbook im sure

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  181. Wow those look really good. I could really use this cookbook, I love baking with almond flour.

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  182. I am new to gluten free so am learnling so much!

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  183. This is high on my wish list!! Elana's recipes have been lifesavers for me and they're so delicious as well!

    Sharon M.

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  184. I love baked goods, and to have some that are low sugar/high protein would be great!

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  185. Thanks Ali for another great recipe.
    I hope I will win this great cookbook.

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  186. These sound yummy. Am loving trying out new recipes using almond flour. It is so much easier to go gluten free these days with all the options now available to us. Thanks for being a part of making my life easier (and delicious!)Cathie

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  187. This scone recipe is on my to-bake list, as some of my family are GF and I also need tasty recipe ideas for my holistic nutritional consulting business. Thanks for your very inspiring and inviting blog. Please add my name to the draw for the GF cookbook.
    Karen

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  188. Oh, I would love this cookbook! Just finally decided to spring for a supply of blanched almond flour!

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  189. Thanks for the giveaway! I have some almond flour on hand, and I do read Elana's blog. I haven't tried her scones yet- I tried some non-almond flour (gf) scones last week and they were terrible! They fell apart into a million crumbs. So this would be a welcome addition to my library!

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  190. love the almond flour. Just started using it and it is a winner.

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  191. Yummy! Looks like a great recipe and a wonderful cookbook!

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  192. WOW - so cool that so many people are commenting! I love all the info shared within the GF community. Thanks for this post :D

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  193. I have been gluten free for a week and half (yay!) but i really missed baked stuff like bread and muffins. Those scones look like just the thing . . . .

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