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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 28, 2011 Kate said

    Working hard at healing my gut…and this would be an amazing help!

  2. On October 28, 2011 Kate said

    like you on fb

  3. On October 28, 2011 Kate said

    following Daily Bites, too

  4. On October 28, 2011 Diane M. said

    I would love to have a copy of the Pure Kitchen to add new healthy recipes to my gluten-free diet. I’m always looking for interesting cooking ideas, particularly about baked goods and those pumpkin oatmeal breakfast clusters look amazing!

  5. On October 28, 2011 Diane M. said

    I like cook it allergy fre on facebook.

  6. On October 28, 2011 Diane M. said

    I like daily bites on facebook.

  7. On October 28, 2011 Rachael said

    I just liked you on Facebook. I’m so happy to find you there. I have your app and LOVE it!

  8. On October 28, 2011 Rachael said

    I just “liked” Daily Bites on Facebook. So cool.

  9. On October 28, 2011 Rachael said

    This looks like a great cookbook. “Simple” “easy” and “whole foods” were the words that caught my interest. The thing that appeals most is the idea of learning “simple ways to successfully transition to a whole foods diet.” I have been trying to do that for a while, and it’s not been simple given a busy work and family life. I do believe that the foods we eat, or don’t eat, affect our bodies ability to fight disease, so I would also love 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.” Thanks for this opportunity.

  10. On October 28, 2011 Diane said

    Pure Kitchen would be a great addition to my kitchen to help me get out of a “routine gluten-free recipe rut”!!!

  11. On October 28, 2011 Kerry said

    Cooking and baking with whole foods and as ‘clean’ as possible, is my goal. I’m a little bored with my current recipes and would love to have some new inspiration — thanks for the chance to win!

  12. On October 28, 2011 Kerry said

    I already follow cook it on facebook 🙂

  13. On October 28, 2011 Kerry said

    I ‘liked’ daily bites on facebook 🙂

  14. On October 28, 2011 Staci A said

    This would be perfect because I’m always looking for new recipes, and ones that are already allergy-free and don’t need any adapting would make things even easier for me!

  15. On October 28, 2011 Staci A said

    I liked Daily Bites.

  16. On October 28, 2011 Staci A said

    I liked Cook It Allergy Free too. Thanks!

  17. On October 28, 2011 Venessa said

    This would be perfect for me because I don’t have a gluten free cookbook yet.

  18. On October 28, 2011 JESSICA A. said

    I would love to win this cookbook! After just having a baby and trying to eat healthier to get back in shape, this would be a great way to help that process. Eating healthy and gluten free can sometimes be a struggle (regardless of what people think who do it as a fad diet). My brain is at a loss of new recipes lately and I would love to try this book. Thanks for the chance to try out this cookbook! I’m crossing my fingers!

  19. On October 28, 2011 Pibble said

    I recently realized that being vegetarian and gluten-free doesn’t automatically mean that I am eating a sound diet (the fact that Cheezies were regularly on my grocery list should have been a clue, yes?). I am trying to eat – and feed my family – a more balanced, nutrient-dense diet. Would love a chance at this book!

  20. On October 28, 2011 Laura said

    This looks fantastic! I am always looking for new ways to get my kids to eat good healthy food.

  21. On October 29, 2011 Christa said

    I cook gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free (which for me means migraine-free), and I love trying new recipes for my family!

  22. On October 29, 2011 Christa said

    I like Daily Bites on FB.

  23. On October 29, 2011 Christa said

    I like Cook It Allergy Free on FB.

  24. On October 29, 2011 Heather Marie Flatt said

    I like Cook it Allergy Free on Facebook!

  25. On October 29, 2011 Heather F said

    I like Daily Bites on Facebook!

  26. On October 29, 2011 Heather F said

    With a growing family, chalk full of food intolerances such as gluten, dairy, soy, egg, cane sugar, (and the list goes on and on), it is so important for me to be inspired/helped with a great cookbook in the whole foods lifestyle as I am so overwhelmed.

  27. On October 30, 2011 Sarah said

    I would love a copy of your cookbook to help give my 2 daughters their best chance in having a wheat intolerance.

  28. On October 31, 2011 glutenfreeforgood said

    I absolutely love the cover of this book. Whoever designed it hit on everything that is appealing to me. It’s a beautiful book! I already like, love and think both of you are wonderful. Don’t enter me as I ordered the book already, but just wanted to mention how much I love the looks of this book. Covers get me! This is a good one. =)


  29. On October 31, 2011 Tara Meek said

    My family just tested intolerant to gluten, dairy, soy, sugar, eggs and garlic. I am finding it hard to cook for my family. Any helpful cookbooks would be great.

  30. On October 31, 2011 Tanna said

    Aside from multiple food allergies, I also have candida…trying to heal my gut up and get healthy after 7 years of being sick! This would be SO helpful…and a wonderful blessing!

  31. On October 31, 2011 Taanya said

    I have been doing a total lifestyle makeover. Quit smoking, getting into shape as well as changing the how, what and when of the foods I eat. No gluten, dairy or refined sugars. I also have been experimenting with raw foods. Since I have started on this journey…………………….I lost weight, feel better and have more energy.

  32. On October 31, 2011 Cathy said

    I am a diabetic and I am changing the way I eat. I am working very hard to only eat whole foods. I am always looking for excellent recipes to bring into my new lifestyle of eating healthy. I have 3 Grandchildren that have severe allergies to several types of foods especially nuts. That’s how I found you to begin with because of my Grandkids. I posted on your Facebook page about that awhile ago. I love to cook instead of eating out because I think when you make your own food you know what your getting nutritionally.
    I am a huge fan and I would love a copy of your cookbook!
    Thank you

  33. On October 31, 2011 Robyn said

    This book would be absolutely perfect for my family. Not only do my 3 toddlers have dairy, egg, wheat and peanut allergies, but so does my husband, and I have dairy and wheat intolerances. From what I can see this not only elminates allergens from our daily diet, but it also helps with immune boosting which is absolutely paramount for me as my twins were born premature at 27 weeks and as a result their immune systems, amongst other things, were compromised. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book and start baking/cooking. I have liked the above Facebook pages accordingly! Go well!

  34. On October 31, 2011 Misty Connell said

    I would love this book, i’m always looking for new recipes for my family’s complicated restrictions.

  35. On October 31, 2011 Amanda said

    I follow Daily Bites on Facebook!

  36. On November 1, 2011 Jessica Beer said

    Already a liker of Cook IT Allergy Free.
    Now a liker of Daily Bites as well on Facebook.
    I would LOVE this cookbook as I have a 13 month old daughter with dairy/soy allergy plus other intolerances(banana etc). With a family history of no allergies or intolerances I have never had to deal with these issues and I’m finding it hard to find recipes and learn about all these issues.

  37. On November 1, 2011 Mary said

    I follow Cook It Allergy Free and Daily Bites. My son is sick and your cookbook would be so useful to help him deal with food allergies and intolerances and eating.

  38. On November 1, 2011 Savannah said

    This book would be perfect for me because I am a new mommy struggling to contain my baby boy’s allergies and eczema… and I refuse to give up.

  39. On November 18, 2011 Ruth said

    Hi, I guess I’m too late for the giveaway, but Good Work! I have long been looking for gluten-free recipes — especially yummy stuff for that “little something” between meals when a carrot stick just won’t do. I have yet to organize my time (with a sick husand and mother to look after) to try some of your recipes, but they look wonderful! Just doing a cheer from here 😀

    • On November 18, 2011 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thank you so much, Ruth, for the kind words. They truly mean a lot. I hope that soon your family is healthy again and that you have some time to play in the kitchen! 😉

  40. On August 30, 2012 Ruth said


    because of my intolerances (no wheat, dairy, refined sugar, red meat or caffeine) I’ve struggled to come up with variety in my diet and this awesome book would really help me:)

  41. On August 30, 2012 Ruth said

    You can delete my previous comment & this one please. I didn’t realize the contest was from last year.

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