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The Holidays and the Perfect Hostess Gift With A Giveaway

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes Including the Shopping List

Yikes! Thanksgiving is in ONE week! Are you in panic mode yet?

Well, today, I have the perfect idea for a hostess gift if you are heading out to family and friends for the holiday. I am going to tell you all about it below and am even going to be giving away TWO of them just because I love the idea of this gift SO MUCH.

But first,  just in case you are cooking the big meal, I wanted to share my go-to game-plan, menu, recipes, and shopping list from my Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Series.

Allergy Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Annual Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Prep Series:

If you are hosting the big feast this year, the above list will make your Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving so much easier. It has everything you need, from the recipes and the shopping list, to even a step-by-step game plan to keep you organized and get you through the day without going crazy.

And in case you are not hosting, but perhaps bringing a dish along with you, you can easily pick from one of the recipes above to bring along and know that you will have an allergy-safe dish for you and your family to eat.

You can also bring along this absolutely perfect hostess gift with you this season to pass out to your wonderful hosts of the holidays.

The 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar!

Holiday hostess gift Allergy Friendly

Diane Eblin, of The Whole Gang, and author of The Gluten-Free Diner e-book, has just created a “great affordable gift option for friends, family, hostess, clients, co-workers, employees, teachers, mail carriers, newspaper carriers…really anyone on your gift list!”

Her one-of-a-kind 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendar is a stunning desk calendar that has individual cards for each month beautifully displaying the calendar, recipe, and a gorgeous full-color photograph of the meal.  The calendar itself is based on her own philosophy of easy, healthy, gluten-free living with a simple way to also cook dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, and Paleo meals all at the same time without having to cook five different meals at one time.

AND… each calendar comes in its own gift/shipping box to make your gift-giving really simple this year.

This Cookbook Desk Calendar Features:

  • 12 beautifully-designed cards in a clear CD case specially made to stand-up and display on your desk or countertop.  (4 5/8” x 5 3/8”)
  • Gorgeous color photos of each dish with easy-to follow recipes on the back.
  • All gluten-free and dairy-free recipes with optional VegetarianVegan, and Paleo directions for each recipe to fit any diet!
  • BONUS!  Secret access code for a hidden page full of insider tips, tools, resources & 28 additional recipes on The WHOLE Gang website.

BONUS Hidden Page Features include:

  • 9 new additional recipes & links to 19 more recipes
  • cooking tips and tricks
  • additional recipe suggestions along with instructional photos
  • ingredient information and tools/resources for substitutions and suggestions
  • instructional cooking videos

I recently received my calendar and am completely in love with it. I have it sitting right on my counter and have already made four of the different recipes from it! I love how the recipes are laid out and how she provides options to completely tailor the recipes to whatever your dietary needs may be.

If you decide to order one of these as a gift, just beware, you may decide you want to keep it for yourself. In that case…you may just want to order an extra for you! 😉

And…you may just be one of two lucky winners to receive your own calendar. I am giving away a calendar to two different winners.

**UPDATE: This Contested Has Ended. Winners Will be Contacted By Email**

To enter to win one of your own 2013 Cookbook Desk Calendars, just simply do One, Two, or all Three of the following. Just leave A SEPARATE COMMENT for each thing that you do so that you can earn an entry for each.

1. Tell me what intrigues you about this calendar!

2. Follow Cook It Allergy Free and/or The Whole Gang on Facebook, or tell me if you already do.

3. Share this post with your friends on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook or other social media and leave an additional comment saying you did so. Help spread the word about this great new cookbook calendar!

The contest will end on Wednesday, November 21st at PST. The winners will be announced then. You must be at least 18 years old to enter.



  1. On November 15, 2012 Denise Fedor said

    I now follow you on facebook

  2. On November 15, 2012 Denise Fedor said

    Want to learn the secret code to unlock the mystery of the calender!

  3. On November 15, 2012 Michelle said

    love the pictures with the recipe and the various options for cooking, i.e. Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian.

  4. On November 15, 2012 Michelle said

    I already follow and subscribe on Facebook. Found it by accident and as someone who is trying to change my way of eating have found this PERFECT.

  5. On November 15, 2012 Cristina said

    What intrigues me about the calendar is that my daughter just started eating gluten free, and I want to find amazing recipes to make meal times amazing!

  6. On November 15, 2012 Cristina said

    I have “liked” Cook it Allergy Free on FB.

  7. On November 15, 2012 Cristina said

    Shared post on FB.

  8. On November 15, 2012 Staci A said

    I’m really interested in the GFDF recipes! I had gotten down gluten free eating and then had to go dairy free too. So I still occasionally struggle with meal ideas.

  9. On November 15, 2012 Staci A said

    I like both on FB.

  10. On November 15, 2012 Staci A said
  11. On November 15, 2012 Mary S said

    I follow both Cook it Allergy Free and The Whole Gang on Facebook

  12. On November 15, 2012 Kevin R said

    Following you on Facebook !

    I am intrigued about the recipes on this calendar… but especially about the Hidden Page !

  13. On November 15, 2012 Kevin R said
  14. On November 15, 2012 Kevin R said

    Shared on facebook…

  15. On November 15, 2012 Devin lesko said

    I follow you on Facebook the Cook it Allergy free page.

  16. On November 15, 2012 Devin lesko said

    I follow you on the Whole gang Facebook page.

  17. On November 15, 2012 Mary S said

    I am intrigued by the hidden pages and all of the recipes.

  18. On November 15, 2012 Bonnie Dahlin Schobe said

    Love the fruit pics – food pics on the calendar – did not see the recipes – a bonus!

  19. On November 15, 2012 Bonnie Dahlin Schobe said

    follow you on facebook and email – thanks

  20. On November 15, 2012 dee m said

    I am struggling at times to be totally gluten free. I have had many stomach issues including reflux, hiatal hernia and ulcers. Going back and forth with my gastroentologist who continuously keeps telling me I must fiber up, fiber up …more and more. I keep telling him I feel more ill when I try to follow his suggested diet for me.

    So…on my own I have started knocking the “grain fibers” out and seeking wonderful information and recipes through many gluten free / allergy free suggestions from your site and interlocking shared bloggers. You are a part of such a wonderful network to help people like me get on the right path to feeling good again. thank you… 🙂

    I would love to win this calendar not only because it looks wonderful, but as a great reminder that I CAN DO THIS… with great tested recipes with options to that I feel will encourage me to move forward in my journey for better health.. a FEEL GOOD woman again… 🙂

  21. On November 15, 2012 dee m said

    I am already a follower for you and for The Whole Gang on facebook.. and so glad I am! 🙂

  22. On November 15, 2012 Mariya said

    I love that this calendar has a picture of the dish! I always find a pic helpful when trying new recipes. 🙂

  23. On November 15, 2012 Mariya said

    I already follow you on Facebook 🙂

  24. On November 15, 2012 Mariya said

    I shared this on Facebook! Hope I win!

  25. On November 15, 2012 April said

    I love recipes and cookbooks, and I am in need of a calendar. So this is perfect! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  28. On November 15, 2012 Sarah P said

    I follow you both on facebook!

  29. On November 15, 2012 Sarah P said

    I love the idea that this calendar can just be propped up on my kitchen island – I think I’d use it more that way!

  30. On November 15, 2012 jan said

    what intrigues me is how that much great info goes into that adorable little stand! My husband and I are newly diagnosed gluten intolerant, my daughter the same plus dairy allergy, my niece just diagnosed with Celiacs! its been an interesting year learning what all this means and I can use any help I can get!

  31. On November 15, 2012 jan said

    I have ‘liked’ both your pages listed (by the way your link to the Whole Gang didn’t work, but I found it through a FB search)
    I also shared your post on FB

  32. On November 15, 2012 Cheryl said

    Hi! I follow you both on Facebook and this is my first Thanksgiving where I am cooking the entire meal! Thank you for this opportunity to win this great calendar.

  33. On November 15, 2012 yvonne said

    The additional links and recipes are intriguing.
    Happy Thanksgiving and yes, I am hosting it !

  34. On November 15, 2012 Cindy W. said

    I love the idea of this calendar because I think it will encourage me to try new recipes and get me out of my rut of making and eating the same things.

  35. On November 15, 2012 Kari said

    I love the idea of a fresh idea each day. A little bit of inspiration to kick me into gear and help me plan my meals 🙂

  36. On November 15, 2012 Kari said

    I follow you and the Whole Gang on Facebook.

  37. On November 15, 2012 Kari said

    I shared this on Facebook.

  38. On November 16, 2012 Maggie said

    I got a copy of this just yesterday and I’m so excited to check it out! Happy Thanksgiving Kim! xo

    • On November 16, 2012 Desiree said

      I follow you on facebook and shared this on facebook

  39. On November 16, 2012 Stephanie said

    What a fun giveaway! I love the idea of a recipe calendar!

  40. On November 16, 2012 Stephanie said

    I follow both you and Diane on facebook.

  41. On November 17, 2012 Susan Peters said

    I liked Cook it Allergy free on Facebook. Have to let you know I’ve spent the last couple hours looking at recipes, you now have a loyal follower!

    • On November 20, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Susan!! Welcome to Cook It Allergy Free!! I look forward to seeing you around here! 😀

  42. On November 17, 2012 Susan Peters said

    licked too soon ,. . . I would love your 2013 calendar cook book. I think it would help wow my family every day with all the cooking tips. We follow mostly a Paleo diet and the calendar would be a great source of recipes.Hope I’m a lucky winner!

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