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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
    Jane says:

    Happy Anniversary! And keep up the good work! I am 65; diagnosed 10 years ago, and I love your site. I am also the president or our local gluten-free support group and use your information at our meetings. Thank you for all you do for all of us!!!

  2. 2
    Jeanne Fico says:

    I love reading about all the new changes in the GF world, and especially love our travel writing. I have not been financially able to travel in the past 4 years, and miss it so! You always give great advice for those on the road so please keep the travel log going. I’ll be back on my feet soon I hope!
    Happy Anniversary, and looking forward to more great stuff from this site and your blog.
    Thank you,
    Jeanne Fico

      Terry says:

      Thanks for the wide ranging overview of living gluten free, for putting a positive spin on taking charge of diet and life in general.

  3. 3
    Melinda M. says:

    the restaurant reviews and recipes are ThE BeSt!!! thanks for helping me feel like i’m not depriving myself =)

  4. 4
    Mary says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I love your dedication to all things gluten-free. Now that our doctors have suggested we completely change our eating habits, I would love to see recipes in our new regime: Gluten-free Mediterranean Vegetarian. A mouthful, right?

  5. 5
    Danelle says:

    Hi kelly, my friend Barb sent me to this blog. I am a cook and a baker. I have written 2 unpublished cookbooks. I am gluten free, but not a celiac patient. Three years ago after constant urging from me. My husband went to see a doctor and was diagnosed (Celiac disease) by scope and blood studies. I now cook and bake gluten free. I have been slowly replacing everything in my kitchen, and I really want this Zojirushi breadmaker. I have to admit, this is the first time I have ever read your blog. You have so much good information on here. I never thought we would be able to travel again. Now, I know there is help. Gluten free baking, especially, has put me over the edge, in tears, more times than I care to admit. When I use my hard earned money and whatever I have made doesn’t cook, or rises only to fall and become a doorstop it makes me want to scrreeeeam! And, I have. I have chronic kidney disease and was put on a transplant list in January 2012. With this disease a lot of other organs get unhealthy. My lipids started to rise, but since I started to cook and bake gluten free my bad lipids are better and my good lipids are better. My husband’s lipids are like a babies! I always thought I was a health conscious cook, but going gluten free has made a huge difference. Thank you for all you do and all the information you provide.

  6. 6
    Doris Kickham says:

    Have been following Celiac Chicks since my trip to Rome two years ago. My daughter found your site while there and as a result, I was able to have pizza and pasta at a restaurant that was a block from our hotel! Am forever grateful. Am looking forward to meeting Kelly on the trip to Tuscany next month. Doris

  7. 7
    Ellen says:

    Congratulations Kelly on your ten year anniversary! I’ve enjoyed all the “new information regarding celiac disease” you’ve provided over the years, and I especially love to hear about restaurants in the NYC area that cater to the gluten free customer. I am intrigued by your gluten free travel tours, and am trying to convince my husband we should go on one of your trips (soon hopefully!)

  8. 8
    Elizabeth Coleman says:

    Happy Birthday! I love many things about your website, the updated news info, new products and restaurant reviews; so pretty much everything! 🙂

  9. 9
    Michele R says:

    Happy anniversary!! I was just diagnosed 4 months ago and have been reading everything I can get my hands on. Your site has helped not just me to better understand, but my husband and mom as well. You are a wealth of information whether it be celiac disease newbie information, great recipes or health advice. Thank you so much for all that you do!! You have made this overwhelming diagnosis much more manageable.

  10. 10
    Danelle says:

    I shared this on Facebook!~

  11. 11
    Susannah says:

    I just found your site recently. I suffered from uncontrollable IBS for years. I finally decided to go gluten free and my symptoms have greatly improved. I have found so much support and information here. I hope you will continue to share information, particularly for new members of the gf community.

  12. 12
    Thomas Kressler says:

    Love this blog! Thanks for all the tips…you’re making our life better.

  13. 13
    Kim says:

    Hi! I am not going to lie, I just found your blog tonight through Gluten Free Gobsmacked, but I am so glad I did! Our family is Primal and Paleo, but so many of your recipes could be slightly adapted to fit our needs. Your hard work over the past 10 years has undoubtedly made many people’s lives easier and happier!

  14. 14
    Bonnie says:

    I am intolerant to both gluten and dairy; eliminating them as much as possible has really helped my health and my skin problems I suffered with for years! Really like your recipes, especially the gluten and dairy free ones! Thanks for pointing us to gluten-free restaurant options as well.

  15. 15
    Jennifer C says:

    I’d love to see more recipes in the future. Thanks!

  16. 16
    Andrea says:

    Happy anniversary! I discovered your blog recently after my 5 year-old daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease one month ago. My son, who is 13 months, may also have it. We had been a vegetarian household (almost vegan) and now I have to learn to cook new things. I am still overwhelmed with everything as a working mom and new gluten free chef, but you have been such a help in guiding me in these first few weeks gluten free! Thank you!

  17. 17
    Anisa says:

    I love the recipes! I love the travel tips! I love that all things taste better with a glass of wine! Thanks for all your good work. Happy Anniversary and wishing you many happy returns!

  18. 18
    Michelle McClure says:

    I love your enthusiasm!

  19. 19
    Jennifer Pernell says:

    Happy Anniversary! I am excited to hear that you will be at the expo this weekend. My husband and I are traveling to NJ as well for this.

    I have enjoyed finding new “real food” recipes that everyday people eat. Thanks for all you post as you have made having celiac bearable!

  20. 20
    tanya says:

    I just stumbled a crossed your site. I will definitely be reading your future and past blogs:) I’ve recently been diagnosed gluten intolerant and have been relying on mixes for most of my baking. With only partial success…my poor family. Thanks so much!!!

  21. 21
    tybee says:

    I am slightly intolerant to gluten and found your travel excerpts in Europe to be extremely useful. I was able to dine with family and friends at some of the gfree places in Italy and everyone enjoyed them! I would love to hear more travelling trips for gluten free recipes!!!

  22. 22
    Patricia Ann says:

    I’ve enjoyed your recipes and you educative information regarding gluten intolerance.

  23. 23
    Samantha says:

    I love the recipes. I wish you’d come to Chicago to offer restaurant guidance!

  24. 24
    Jolene says:

    Although I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2006 and so much information has come out since then and people are much more aware of the word gluten, it is still uncomfortable for me to eat out in a group. So my favorite part of your blog is when you share about the gluten friendly restaurants you have been to and your review of the food and your experience as a whole. Because of your blog, I have enjoyed some new restaurants that I normally may not have thought to try. Thanks!

  25. 25
    Madeline says:

    I really like hearing about restaurants.

  26. 26
    Athena says:

    Like all the information you put in for gluten free foods and the recipes you always have.

  27. 27
    Autumn says:

    I love all your recipes, especially the recent ones mentioning Paleo and Elana’s Kitchen. I also love that you’ve gone out of your way to review and gather info on gluten free restaurants. Thank you so much!

  28. 28
    Linda says:

    I enjoy the recipes.

  29. 29
    Mildred says:

    I am so glad to have found a place to gather more information about gluten-free products. I was diagnosed 9 years ago but still learn new things all the time!

  30. 30
    carol says:

    Happy 10 year anniversary! I appreciate all the wonderful encouragement (and recipes) and suggestions you have for the newbies. I especially LOVE the travel info you share so that we can all have healthy adventures despite our limitations. Cheers to you Kelly!!

  31. 31
    Gina says:

    I love the details on traveling. One of the biggest obstacles to having celiac!

  32. 32
    Dizzymelody says:

    I’d like to see mom and pop GF hubs in every state featured in your blog, thanks 🙂

  33. 33
    Cheryl says:

    I love all of your articles, it is like having a best friend with Celiac! I would LOVE to win the bread machine as I have been shopping for one.

  34. 34
    Tamara says:

    Happy 10 years! I was diagnosed in April of this year and my teenage daughter in July, both with CD. I am working on my PhD and have very little time to read but take the time to read your posts. You are my ‘go to’ for information. Your travel info has given my daughter (14) hope that she can still travel and do normal things with CD. She turns down birthday sleepovers etc due to the ‘food’ issue but has found some friends have stocked some GF stuff for her to eat! Eating out is daunting but through your research it is nice to read the travel tips or the GF trips available. My daughter wants to be a writer and after reading your page wants to start a teenage page for CD. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  35. 35
    colleen says:

    I really want to use this gluten free bread maker sooooo badly!!!!! Since being diagnosed about a year ago, I have only had bread (gluten free maybe five times!). Mine doesnt turn out at all!!!! I need help… It is soooo hard to educate yourself on the ins and outs of gluten free cooking and the lifestyle. I have had to teach myself. Your website has been so helpful from the recipes to the advertisers on the site themselves! I utilize each piece of information…thanks!

  36. 36
    Paula Trotter says:

    I am thankful for this giveaway, I have been looking for a bread machine that makes gluten free bread. Even if I don’t win this has helped me so much. Thank you for sharing this post and blogging for 10years.

  37. 37
    Paisley says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! Thanks for all that you do to educate our gluten-free community!

  38. 38
    Marci says:

    Thank you for all of your wonderful information. I was diagnosed with Celiac in 2003. I have been reading your posts since then.

  39. 39

    Love your blog, Kelly. Have followed you for a few years now. Always great info.

    I especially like your coverage of local bakeries – great idea. There is one in the Pittsburgh, PA area I’ve been meaning to do a write-up on for you, but I keep forgetting.

    Maybe I should get on that soon – I could use another trip there! 🙂

    Congratulations to you and keep up the great work!

      Judy says:

      Hi Leanne,
      Thanks for mentioning Pittsburgh. Although we are really far behind other cities in GF dining,we have one dedicated GF bakery and another that makes macarons. Both are in Squirrel hill so your visit would be easy!

  40. 40
    Mary says:

    I enjoy the recipes and getting tips from others on living gluten-free.

  41. 41
    Ruth says:

    I love the recipes!!!

  42. 42
    carole says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! When my daughter was first diagnosed, you were my first go-to gf expert. You don’t know how much information and support we have gotten from you. It was an overwhelming time and you helped us see that going gf was not only do-able but could be fun and enjoyable as well! Thanks for all you have given to the gf community! Keep up the good work! The bread machine would be a great bonus! Carole

  43. 43
    cynthia tedesco says:

    CONGRATS ON TEN YEARS OF EXCELLENCE! My older son ( now 43 ) and I ( now 66 ) have been GF for well over 30 years. Unless you came to your Dx that long ago… you have NO IDEA how lucky we are now! Celiac Chicks is definitely the ‘go to’ website for top of the line information. I remember sobbing over my ‘hard as rocks & heavy as the pyramids’ bread efforts & you have no idea how many pasta machines and bread machines I ruined early on. You’ve made our lives so much easier & have informed our county… indeed the world about how diverse our symptoms can be and how critical is it to stay… even to enjoy being GF. THANK YOU!

  44. 44

    Happy Anniversary. I wish you much success.

    Since I’ve discovered that I have food issues, your column has been so helpful in moving me to better physical and mental health.

  45. 45
    Judy says:

    I have been following you for 7 years, since I was first diagnosed with Celiac disease. You were one of the few voices sharing information, restaurants, and recipes. You made me feel not so alone. Now I run a Celiac Meetup group and try to spread the support.

  46. 46
    Deanna Stampfly says:

    Love recipes!

  47. 47
    Rachael says:

    Thank you for making the world an easier place to manage for people with Celiac. I like when you reached out to help kids with bullying and such. I’t would be cool if there was more information on GF news/ happenings in more states.

  48. 48

    As a fellow traveler, I really enjoy reading about your travels and where you find good GF food. I also like the recipes you publish. Overall, this is in the top handful of GF websites I read often.

  49. 49
    Alexis S says:

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! I am new to your blog. Would love to see lots of recipes.

  50. 50
    Lauren Fritz says:

    I have loved reading your blog over the years! I just recently (10 weeks ago) found out that I have a gluten allergy and am just now learning of substitute foods that I actually enjoy. I absolutely love baking and would be more than ecstatic if I won this bread machine! I am a graduate student who is tens of thousands of dollars in debt and could never afford a machine such as this. Happy Anniversary!!

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