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The Pure Kitchen and How You Can Have One Too!

Are you passionate about learning how to eat pure?

Do you want simple recipes that will help you to incorporate whole, natural, colorful foods into your meals?

Are you ready to have an easy way to add cancer-kicking vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, heart-healthy fats and oils, fiber, and age-reversing antioxidants to your daily diet?

If you answered yes to any of the above three questions, then I have a perfect cookbook for you.


The Pure Kitchen

According to Hallie Klecker, author of The Pure Kitchen and Daily Bites Blog, this cookbook is jam-packed with:

  • Simple ways to successfully transition to a whole foods diet
  • A guide to stocking the pure kitchen
  • Lessons in label-reading and easily avoiding gluten and dairy
  • Tips for menu planning, shopping, and charming the palates of picky eaters
  • 100 scrumptious recipes free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar

I have to tell you that, although I only have had this book for a few weeks, it already has the look of a well-loved cooking tool. It has fingerprints and smudges on it and post-it notes hanging out from the sides for dishes that I have already made and then for the ones that I will be making soon.

I have tried quite a few of these recipes already. Each one has really been amazing and just full of whole natural foods.

And all of the baking recipes are loaded with whole grains instead of just starchy flours…just how I like them. It is exactly how I do my baking, so this book fits seamlessly into my kitchen.

Recently, I made the Apple Snack Cakes with Oatmeal Topping. These were devoured promptly. The kids loved them (as did my husband and I). They were a great healthy start to the day and I had to restrain the boys from eating too many at one sitting.

Cookbook Giveaway I also whipped up the Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Clusters. I made them to bring as a snack for a family outing we took a couple of weeks ago. I figured a few would get eaten on the trek and then we would be able to save the rest for part of our breakfasts during the week.

Apparently I underestimated how much my family would like them. They were almost gone before we even pulled the car back into the driveway on that first day.

There was no way I could complain though. These babies are loaded with the good stuff: oats, raisins, walnuts, flax meal, and pumpkin puree, just to name a few ingredients.

Cookbook Giveaway


Because I really love this book, I want to give one of you a chance to win a copy of it for your kitchen.

You are allowed the chance to enter 3 times by doing each of the following. Just leave a separate comment for each thing you do so I can track your entries:

1. In one sentence, tell me why this would be a good book for you.

2. Follow Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook.

3. Follow Daily Bites on Facebook.

That’s it. All you have to do. Good luck. I cannot wait to share this great book with one of you!

The contest will end and the winner will be announced on Thursday, November 3rd at 8am, PST.


  1. On October 26, 2011 jc said

    i am trying to help others in this dorm to be healthy!

  2. On October 26, 2011 Flibitz said

    This cookbook would be good for me for many reasons. I’m gluten intolerant. I need to learn menu planning. And I have a toddler I’m teaching to eat healthy. I’m looking forward to seeing this book!

  3. On October 26, 2011 Claire said

    This would be an awesome cookbook for me! One, because I love your blog an recipes. Two, because I’m gluten-intolerant, and lactose-intolerant, so I need to keep my foods pure and real! And three, because I love to try new things and to work with real food.

  4. On October 26, 2011 Claire said

    I “liked” the Cook it Allergy free page on Facebook!

  5. On October 26, 2011 Claire said

    I already “liked” the Daily Bites page on facebook…that’s how I found out about this giveaway! 🙂

  6. On October 26, 2011 Stephanie Mckenzie said

    This cookbook sounds perfect for me because I am trying to incorporate more whole, gluten free foods to my and my family’s diet. I am very over weight and want to stop eating refined sugar and hope to teach my children to eat healthy and avoid getting over weight like their mother. 🙂

  7. On October 26, 2011 Stephanie Mckenzie said

    I am already a fan of yours on Facebook!

  8. On October 26, 2011 Stephanie Mckenzie said

    I am also already a fan of Daily Bites on Facebook as well! Sure hope I win the cookbook! 🙂

  9. On October 26, 2011 Kara said

    I have multiple food intolerances and live on a pure whole foods diet and this book would help me make tastier meals more easily.
    I follow both Cook it Allergy Free and Daily Bites on Facebook.

  10. On October 26, 2011 Heidi Sanders said

    This book would be a fabulous assist in my new commitment to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly!

  11. On October 26, 2011 Burgandy said

    On the quest to provide healthy meals for myself, my young children, and my husband, a good cookbook goes a long way.

  12. On October 26, 2011 Heidi Sanders said

    I am now following cook IT allergy free on Facebook. Thanks for the connection!

  13. On October 26, 2011 Kristin Celeste said

    I would love a copy as a three time cancer survivor and advocate of good health through nutrition from eating fresh unprocessed seasonal produce!

  14. On October 26, 2011 Heidi Sanders said

    I am now following Daily Bites on Facebook. Thanks for the connection! Love it!

  15. On October 26, 2011 Jen said

    I love cooking and am working to make better,healthier choices for myself and my family.

  16. On October 26, 2011 Jen said

    I follow “cook it allergy free” on FB

  17. On October 26, 2011 Jen said

    I follow “daily bites” on FB

  18. On October 26, 2011 Anna Cordova said

    This cookbook would be great for me because I have celiac disease and hypoglycemia, so I have to be very careful with eating no gluten and limited sugar–and I also love to cook fresh pure foods!

  19. On October 26, 2011 Amy Hajec said

    I am the best hope for making healthy changes in my family.

  20. On October 26, 2011 Amy Hajec said

    I do follow Cook It Allergy Free 🙂

  21. On October 26, 2011 Amy Hajec said

    I found Daily Bites, that looks good too, and is one I didnt have before, thank you.

  22. On October 26, 2011 Alya said

    This would be a great book for my family because we found out a year ago that we are all gluten and casein intolerant after over a decade of all five of us experiencing different life altering symptoms including a heart condition, severe skin rashes, intense headaches, and neurological dysfunction which all seem to either have completely resolved or become less debilitating since giving up gluten and casein.

  23. On October 26, 2011 Jeni said

    At the end of July this year, because of my health issues, I needed to switch to a mostly vegan diet while still trying to make food that my family would eat.
    I am taking it one recipe at a time 😉

  24. On October 26, 2011 Cheryl Ayres said

    A wide range of family illnesses have pushed us into awareness of so many issues and we are now on a hunt for the best options for us all.

  25. On October 26, 2011 Nancy Ball said

    I’d love to have a copy of Hallie’s cookbook. I’ve read her blog for a long time. Her Grain-Free Granola Balls are a staple in our house. I already follow her on Facebook.

  26. On October 26, 2011 Karen said

    This book would be perfect for my celiac daughter.

  27. On October 26, 2011 Linda said

    My husband is a a higher risk for colon cancer because of Crohn’s.

    I have liked both FB pages:)

  28. On October 26, 2011 shani said

    I have recently started experimenting with a gluten free and dairy free diet and this would really help inspire me with this transition

  29. On October 26, 2011 Jill said

    I have three boys (plus me) with food allergies and intolerances and they’re sick to tears of my old stand-bys! We are desperate for new, tasty recipes. I am desperate to improve their collective health and eating habits.

  30. On October 26, 2011 Angela said

    i like cook it allergy free on facebook

  31. On October 26, 2011 Angela said

    i like daily bites on facebook

  32. On October 26, 2011 Angela said

    My 3 year old son is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, treenuts.

  33. On October 26, 2011 Sarah said

    Not only do I have a huge and varied set of allergies but I’m a holistic nutritionist with several clients who either by choice or fate are gluten- dairy- egg- sugar free and trying to live a more wholesome lifestyle, and many of whom are inexperienced in the kitchen – this would be a JOY to have in my arsenal!

  34. On October 26, 2011 Sarah said

    Just wanted to say I’m following Daily Bites and CIAF on Facebook!

  35. On October 26, 2011 Amy said

    I have an allergy to almost EVERYTHING right now! I also have two sweet, wonderful children with allergies and special needs that deserve to enjoy delicious food…I am constantly searching for recipes that work for all of our needs! Would be a fantastic treat for all of us! New to your site and love it…thank you so much!

  36. On October 26, 2011 Tonia said

    This would be a perfect cookbook for me because it’s just the way I’m trying to transition to eating, but having a hard time actually accomplishing.

  37. On October 26, 2011 Tonia said

    I’m already a fan of yours on FB.

  38. On October 26, 2011 Tonia said

    I now follow Daily Bites on FB

  39. On October 26, 2011 Kobi Brick said

    Healthier is always better and having recipes to follow make it easier for me and tastier for my family and friends!

  40. On October 26, 2011 Judy said

    I just found out I have an autoimmune disease and need to go gluten free. This looks like a perfect resource for getting started, and making things not only gluten free but healthy.

  41. On October 26, 2011 Judy said

    I already like Daily Bites on Facebook.

  42. On October 26, 2011 Judy said

    I liked Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook.

  43. On October 26, 2011 Jamie said

    Took my kids gluten and dairy free and found out I thrived on that diet too! I really do love cooking but have to start all over learning recipes and figuring things out. Believe we are on the right track. Thanks for your blog. Jamie

  44. On October 26, 2011 Falen said

    I would love some fresh new recipes and meals that I don’t have to convert to gluten-free!

  45. On October 26, 2011 Falen said

    I like Daily Bites on Facebook.

  46. On October 26, 2011 sonya said

    I am changing how we eat for my ASD son and our overall health. And the 3rd is my birthday 🙂

  47. On October 26, 2011 Falen said

    I like cook IT allergy free on Facebook.

  48. On October 26, 2011 Cristina said

    I follow Daily Bites on Facebook.I love Halle’s fresh and creative flavor combinations!

  49. On October 26, 2011 Gina said

    I need hellllp!
    Thanks =)

  50. On October 26, 2011 Shannon said

    I “liked” Cook It Allergy Free on Facebook!

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