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Win A Zojirushi Bread Machine

186 Comments 03 September 2013


***This contest is over***

Happy Anniversary, Baby!!!!

It’s been 10 years now since I started blogging about all things gluten-free, and I think we should celebrate in a big way!

To start things off Zojirushi has generously offered to give away a Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker!!!!

How fun is that?!!

Zojirushi’s Home Bakery Virtuoso® Breadmaker is the ultimate baking appliance. With the gluten-free setting, craft your own delicious breads, or follow any gluten-free recipe made for bread machines. The home made menu allows you to get creative and set your own parameters for baking.

Product features:

  • Makes a horizontal shaped traditional 2lb. loaf
  • Dual kneading blades
  • Lid heater for even baking
  • Menu settings include: basic bread, wheat bread, gluten free bread, sourdough starter, dough, jam, cake, quick bread and 3 home made menus
  • 13 hour delay timer

Here are some gluten-free bread machine recipes found on the Zojirushi website:

Gluten-free Apple Walnut Cake
Gluten-free Brown Rice Bread
Gluten-free Green Tea Bread
Gluten-free Raisin Bread

Post a comment below telling me anything you’ve enjoyed reading about here over the years and/or what you’d like to see more of moving forward. No multiple entries please. Also, be sure to include an email address so I can contact the winner.

BROWNIE POINTS (gluten-free, of course ;)) :
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A random winner will be chosen next Tuesday, September 10th at 12am and announced later that day.

Thanks for all the fun over the years!

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186 Comments so far

  1. 1
    Lindsie says:


    I have loved sharing your recipes with my father who has MS. I am also a food blogger, but do not have many gluten free recipes, so I have referred to your website to share with my family. I love that the recipes are so easy to read and that there is such a variety!

    Congratulations on 10 years! What a special time for you! I wish you many more years of continued success in your blogging career and in you life!

    Take Care,
    Lindsie =)

  2. 2
    Kathryn Going says:

    Thanks for all of your advice, tips and tricks! My granddaughter did not grow for 3 years until she was diagnosed but has gained almost 5 inches in the last year! She enjoys going on your something new to try with me. Thanks again!

  3. 3
    Marjory W. says:

    I like everything you write, but as an experienced gluten-free eater, I always like more recipes. I would like to see restaurants and bakeries in Ohio listed. There is a bakery nearby in Sylvania, Ohio–Organic Bliss–which is gluten-free.

  4. 4
    Karen says:

    I have been gluten free for 12 years. Your site was the first site I signed up for and have been following you for many years–even through the “problem years” with the site. I look forward to reading your blog and about your exploits.

  5. 5
    Karen says:

    I absolutely love your website! I would be super excited to own a bread machine so I could delve into making my own gluten-free breads. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter this drawing.

  6. 6
    Priscilla Devlin says:

    What I enjoy most, other than the fabulous recipies, is your joy for the gluten-free
    life – your personality lifts my spirits!!!

  7. 7
    Vicki says:

    I am continually amazed at the wide-range of health problems caused by gluten. Thanks for all the info you share.

  8. 8
    Sar says:

    Happy anniversary!!
    I was diagnosed in 2011 after 31 years of gluten-filled life.
    This site was a huge help as I grieved the loss of the life I knew and learned how I would have to live. I feel so amazing now I wonder why it took so long to find out I wasn’t supposed to feel that way all the time.

    Thank you so much for all you do!

  9. 9
    Bill says:


    Jesus is the bread of life and you are the maker of bread.


  10. 10
    Susan says:

    We have been following your blog since 2006 when my first daughter was diagnosed as gluten intolerant and have used your tips and suggestions many times! You are definitely helping to expand the awareness of the need for more gluten fess options in the world and that is a great thing! Things have improved dramatically in the seven years my daughter has been living GF!

  11. 11
    Susan says:

    More gluten friendly travel destinations would be GREAT!!! Just got back from vacation with my family and thank goodness I packed lots of gluten free food from home! This has been the toughest part of having celiac:(

  12. 12
    Mary says:

    Kelly, you have truly been an inspiration for me and my whole family- So many delicious recipes I have made because of you educating everyone on this great website- and for also letting us know that you CAN have your cake and EAT it too!
    Thanks again, Mary

  13. 13
    Sherry Graham says:

    I am so glad I have found your site. I’m new to this and in an area that’s just getting up on gluten free. Its great that you have been beating the drum for 10 years, hope you keep it up for many more.

  14. 14
    Kelley says:

    I really appreciate all the information that you share! This GF thing is not easy. It helps to have your insight at my fingertips. Thanks!

  15. 15
    Amy says:

    You have a lot of great info and I look forward to testing out those bread recipes!

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    Greatmpm4girls says:

    I have really enjoyed the happiness that can be associated with gluten free plus more diets! :). I love so many of the recipes. They are very helpful to me and I have learned that a wet unnamed food is. Gluten free batter that tAstes better than a drier batter after it is baked!

  17. 17
    Jordan's Mom says:

    Thanks so much for all your information. My son was diagnosed 6.5 years ago. He’s totally vigilant in his GF diet. Now he’s 20 and a junior in college! Your advice has been so helpful. I often send him a link to things you’ve posted as he’s not inclined to follow too many GF blogs. He’s in the dorm this year again, but is already talking about an apartment for senior year. He knows he wants a rice maker and I think a bread machine would be awesome for him!

  18. 18
    Rosalind says:

    I love all the recipes. They are so varied and I love trying something new. Congrats on the 10 years!!!

  19. 19
    kate says:

    I have enjoyed the delicious, easy-to-make GF recipes that make me feel better and taste good!

  20. 20
    Chris says:

    Love the recipes and commraderie of knowing other “chicks” have to be creative to create tasty gluten-free foods! Keep it up!

  21. 21
    Jennifer Perritte says:

    CONGRATS on the success and such a great blog! I love so much about this blog, but I love the reviews that I can look up when traveling to a new place! Thanks!

  22. 22
    Lisa says:

    I have the enjoyed the travel blogs and the gluten-free recipes. Thank you!

  23. 23
    Taylor says:

    I have very much enjoyed reading your blog over the years. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2005 and struggled in the beginning with secondary problems related to longstanding damage like anemia and osteopenia. It was very helpful to feel part of a community by reading your blog. I would like to see more about the new labeling law in future posts. For example, I do not think the FDA went quite far enough with 20ppm, they should have gone down to 5ppm.

  24. 24
    Kathleen says:

    Recipes and restaurant reviews! Thanks for all you do to help the celiac community.

  25. 25
    Shirley says:

    I’m new to the blog and newly starting gluten free diet so I was so excited to find this blog to help me plan my diet. Excited to learn from you!

  26. 26
    Donna D says:

    Happy Anniversary and hope for many more to come. I would love to see more on how to handle travel outside North America especially…but love your work over-all!

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome gift, it would be a life-changer for whomever wins.

  27. 27
    Mary says:

    I was happy to see the post in July about GF vodka made with potatoes. The only one I had found was made with corn. This helps with our home-made Cosmos! Thank you for all your research and blog posts – very much appreciated!

  28. 28
    Carrie S. says:

    This website has not only be informative but fun….I found it early in my celiac life and have appreciated the humor, hints, ideas and honesty shared.

  29. 29
    Susan says:

    Your site is one of many that I follow to enhance our cooking and food lives, in spite of gluten intolerance and many food allergies. I appreciate the good advice, and positive attitude.

  30. 30
    Patricia says:

    Was diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity a year ago and found it overwhelming at first. Your blog has given me many tips, answers and recipes. It’s nice to know that there are others with the same problem! I hope eventually to take one of your gluten-free trips. Thanks!

  31. 31
    Sher says:

    Greetings! I was diagnosed with celiac in 2005 at the age of 47 after having been ill my whole life. Upon doing research online I discovered your fun and upbeat blog and thought…perfect timing…Celiac Chick, how cool is that?! Smile! Through the years I have received so many gems from you…recipes, tips, info. on restaurants, the latest trends in gluten free living, and so much more!
    I am an enrichment teacher for preschool children and I love creating cooking classes where the children and I have used many recipes from you! I have had several students with celiac so I have happily shared your info. with those families!
    More recently I discovered that my 77 year old dad has Parkinson’s disease and is border line celiac/gluten and dairy sensitive. He was a dairy farmer most of his life and my Mom has been a prize winning white flour, totally gluten based baker since I was little! I am now trying to help them switch to non-dairy/gluten free! I would like to pass on my older GF bread maker to them for Mom to learn on/experiment with, which would then allow me (if I were to win your awesome bread machine contest)to not only use it for my own use at home, but also with my students! Thank you so much for all I continue to learn from you Miss Kelly! Blessings! Sher

  32. 32
    Suzanne N says:

    Happy Anniversary Kelly! Love your blog. You are such a wonderful upbeat person and your light shines through in all you write.
    Hope you will be here in AZ for the expo coming in Feb! Would love to win this bread machine-perfect timing for my birthday on the 11th.

  33. 33
    Angie says:

    Congratulations! I love the Gluten Free recipes. Being able to make Gluten free breads in the new breadmaker would be a great treat for my boys! Thanks for the chance to win it:)

  34. 34
    Eva says:

    I have been gluten free about 10 years and I found your site early on. What fun to find restaurants that would accommodate my new eating needs The info you provided made me feel that I could handle this.
    I have been toying with making my own bread. After buying many different brands of bread, liking some and using some for door stops(!) I would love to have a bread machine to experiment.

  35. 35
    jan says:

    I love everything about your site and really appreciate all the work you do for people like me who have celiac. I have had it all my life and it’s been rough. With your help, things are a lot easier now. Wish it had happened years ago, but hey, thankful for the present. God bless,

  36. 36
    Sally Johnson says:

    Happy Birthday – love your ideas and recipes

  37. 37
    Michelle says:

    Happy Anniversary, Kelly – I have been recently introduced to your website, but I have read many interesting comments about certain restaurants (which is a very helpful tool for all of us working the GF way of life) – and I love, love, love to have new recipes. I know “they” say we only make the same 7-10 recipes each week, but my family appreciates something new and novel every once in a while – and you’ve provided those recipes! Thanks so much!

  38. 38
    Carole Edminson says:

    10 years WOW what an achievement. I really like the potato soup with no cow’s milk and it still tastes great. I am 59 and this is my 8th year being gluten free. I am still learning and your blog really helps. I live in a tiny rural town in Texas. Getting GF items is next to impossible. I would love a bread maker with a GF setting as trying to use my old one doesn’t work with GF bread. GF bread at our store is over $5 a loaf and doesn’t taste very good if they even have it. I am sharing this on FB. Thanks for considering me and for all you do for all of us.

  39. 39
    elicia says:

    I’ve loved learning tips and tricks along the way! And it’s always great to know I’m not alone!!!

  40. 40
    Linda Marcy says:

    CC was one of the first GF sites I found when I found out I had Celiac Sprue Disease. Always interesting.

  41. 41
    Suzanne-Kelly says:

    Have learnt so much from you -= THANKS!!! SK

  42. 42
    Karen Tyler says:

    I LOVE your blog and it has made my Celiac life an adventure instead of feeling like I am in “Prison!” Thank you so much for the frequent “help” and for knowing that I am not alone in all of this! I would love to figure out how to do phyllo pastry sheets so that I can make my Greek Baklavah! Then…well, I would be in heaven! As for the bread machine…I haven’t had decent bread in the 5 years since my diagnosis. I have an old bread machine that just isn’t helping me out here! Thank you again..Blessings and Hugs, Karen Tyler

  43. 43
    Mary Maguire says:

    One of the greatest blessings you have given me is the information about the gluten free trip to Italy you helped organize for October. I have spent the last months researching, planning, dreaming and yes, even salivating, over the trip. Hope to see you this weekend in Secaucus and thank you in person for all the wonderful work you do for the Celiac Community. -Mary

  44. 44
    cynthia tedesco says:

    greetings & congratulations on 10 years of great GF/Celiac Sprue info! my older son & i have greatly enjoyed your blog because you ‘tell it like it is’ and cover the country with critical facts and yet manage to make it fun!

    many thanks,

  45. 45
    Chris L says:

    Love your site and everything about it. It helped me transition into a celiac lifestyle which has been rather difficult for me since I am a cook and baker. You have given me so much hope and have helped me learn to bake and cook with no gluten. Thank you so very much …

  46. 46
    Karmell Newman says:

    Thank you for your restaurant reviews and recipes! My husband was diagnosed with Celiac disease almost 4 years ago and what a blur that 1st year was trying to tweak my GF baking/cooking, and care for cross contamination since the rest of us (4) still eat regularly. Bread has been my Achilles’ heel, so I’m always looking for a way to improve the results. Thank you for your blog!

  47. 47
    Brent says:

    Congrats. I like the recipes, of course. I would like to see more recipes without dairy, nuts, or eggs (my celiac kids are also allergic to these other things).

  48. 48
    Jessica says:

    I love that this blog makes me feel more “normal”. I wish that there was more about small town middle America. I do not have a lot of the options available in other areas.

  49. 49
    Sandi says:


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    I love reading the details of your travel and about all the restaurants that are GF.

      Erlene Nelsen Schwartz says:

      I’m new to your website and blog, having just become aware of my twin daughters’ diagnosis of celiac disease. I am looking forward to all the kernels of knowledge and info imbedded in your archives. Thanks for all you do to help make eating gluten free easier and more enjoyable!

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