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Simply Gluten Free Magazine Review and Giveaway

Last weekend a premiere review copy arrived of Simply Gluten Free Magazine, the newest of gluten free magazines! I was anticipating its arrival, as I only subscribe to one other gluten free magazine, and it really hasn’t been meeting my needs lately. I mainly subscribe for the recipes, and everything else is just a bonus. Since the editor of Simply Gluten Free, Carol Kicinski, had announced that it she was going to publish a gluten free magazine that she would want to read, I knew it was going to be great! She is very artistic, a photographer, a professional recipe developer, TV show host, author, has such great taste, and is fun. If anyone could publish a successful, upper-end gluten free magazine, it was going to be Carol! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.

Image: Simply Gluten Free Magazine Cover 2012 Nov/Dec

The day my review copy arrived I only had time to look at the cover, as I was preparing my house for an overnight guest. I was already impressed just by the weight of the cover paper, and how attractive it was.

The following day, while I was busy in the kitchen I gave my friend the Simply Gluten Free magazine to keep her busy, as she is allergic to unsprouted wheat. I still hadn’t gotten around to opening it up yet. She was so excited! I heard her say,

“Wow! They have a section on how to make a Thanksgiving dinner, and they include a checklist on when to do everything, and provide you with a shopping list for the menu plan you choose! I like to be organized. The only thing that I can perceive as a problem would be me being impatient on not being able to do something until a certain day. I’d be so excited!”

Her enthusiasm made me even more eager to open it up myself, after she departed. When I did, I was also impressed. Not only was a Thanksgiving menu provided, but there were several choices: 3 main traditional entrees, several sides, desserts, a crock pot/slow cooker entree recipe, and more. The recipes were so good, I could easily use them this year, if I were cooking, saving a lot of time and headaches. The only thing that was not included was a recipe for rolls (that was the only thing I felt the entire magazine was missing, which says a lot.) However, soon you will be able to obtain additional gluten free recipes, as well as many other goodies, on their site Simply Gluten Free Magazine.

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It didn’t end with Thanksgiving recipes! They included everyday recipes, as well. I really appreciated the recipes for Thanksgiving left overs. How many times can you eat the same meal?

The wonderful thing about the recipes was that below the title they were labeled whether they were Gluten-free, Grain-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Vegetarian, or Vegan, and whether they included options such as Dairy-free, Vegan, etc. They really did everything right!

This issue was politically correct in not addressing “Christmas”, but covered the Jewish community by not only providing a latke recipe, a Jewish potato dish, but an entire latke party plan. I love latkes! Carol definitely covered it all for the holiday season, as well as keeping my interest all the way through.

While I learned a lot about Carol in her articles (it was a great introduction to her and her mindset), she has many additional writers which include doctors, authors, top gluten free bloggers, and more. This provides for a variety of pallets, in both recipes and interests. One of my favorite doctors will be writing for Simply Gluten Free, Dr. Vikki Petersen. I’m anticipating her articles in future issues. Many of you are familiar with Dr. Petersen, as she contributes monthly articles to this blog. Those articles alone are worth the price of the magazine, to me! Dr. Petersen is always on the cutting edge of gluten free!

For a snippet of its contents, without giving it all away, check out the sections the magazine includes below:

News: Editor’s notes

Learn: All about the gluten-free diet, cooking, etc., some related to the season.

Explore: International article and gluten free tips for traveling abroad.

Cook: Articles and recipes.

Drink: Recipes.

Give: Gift giving.

Read: Suggested reading (books).

Beauty: A featured gluten free makeup brand and tips (in this issue, for the holidays).

Create: In this issue, it address DIY gift wrapping.

Profile: Gluten free featured brand article.

Favs: All things, not necessarily gluten free.

Inspire: Gluten free public figure in the spotlight.

This issue was 80 wonderful pages of gluten free! I’m in!

To subscribe to this magazine visit Simply Gluten Free Magazine. The pre-release prices are incredibly low! One-year subscriptions are only $14.99, saving 64% off the cover price. Two-year subscriptions are only $24.99, saving 70% off the cover price.

THE GLUTEN FREE GIVEAWAY

Eligibility

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian shipping addresses only.

Prizes

Two (2) winners will each receive:

A 1-Year Subscription to Gluten Free Magazine (6 issues).

Valued at $14.99 each.

How to Enter

Do step No. 1 below (mandatory), and then do additional steps for additional entries. Each comment counts as an entry.

  1. Comment on this post below, requesting to be entered in the giveaway and explain why you wish to enter. (mandatory).
  2. Like “Gluten Free Carla” on Facebook Page and tell me you did so below in a separate comment. If you’ve “liked” her previously, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  3. After liking my Facebook page, share this on Facebook, “Enter to win Simply Gluten Free Magazine @Gluten Free Carla ‘s Gluten Free Giveaway at http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/simply-gluten-free-magaazine-review-giveaway –  2 winners!”  – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
  4. Follow me on Twitter “GFrecipebox” and leave me your Twitter name in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  5. Tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting: “Enter to #win @SimplyGFMag #glutenfree #giveaway hosted by @GFrecipebox at http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/simply-gluten-free-magaazine-review-giveaway – 10 winners!” – and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. (1 extra entry)
  6. Follow Carla on Pinterest and state so in a separate comment below. If you’re already following, state so in a separate comment below. (1 extra entry)
  7. Leave a comment on any other recipe or article on this site, limit two, and state what you did below, in separate comments. Comments on other giveaways do not count. (1 extra entry for each comment)
  8. Share this giveaway on any of the over 400 social networks by clicking the share button below and leave a separate comment below for each share you did. (1 extra entry for each share).
  9. Sign up for my newsletter at the top left of most pages, and leave a separate comment below stating you did so. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment stating so. (1 extra entry)
  10. “Like” Simply Gluten Free Magazine on Facebook and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)
  11. Follow @SimplyGFMag
    on Twitter and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)
  12. Follow Carol Kicinski on Pinterest and leave a separate comment below with your Facebook user name. (1 extra entry)

What you should know

  • This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm PST on November 29, 2012.
  • The winner will be announced at the bottom of this page on November 30, 2012.
  • The winner will have until 11:59 pm PST on December 2, 2012 to reply to the winner’s notification email to supply their U.S. shipping address and phone number. If they do not respond within that period of time, a new winner will be chosen. Therefore, use an email address you check often or check back to this page on November 30, 2012 to view the winner announcement. All shipping addresses, phone numbers and email addresses are kept confidential.
  • The winner is chosen at random using a contest software application.

Disclaimer: Simply Gluten Free provided me with a free sample of their products to try, and I was under no obligation to review them, if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free products.

See all current Gluten Free Giveaways.

And the winners are:

Susan H. and Debbie E.!

Congratulations to you both!

You have until December 2, 2012 at 11:59pm to reply to th winners’ notification email to supply your U.S. or Canadian shipping address. If you do not reply within that time period a new winner will be chosen.

Enjoy your new gluten free magazine!

Carla

241 Comments

  1. Michelle

    I would love to win a subscription! I’ve been gf for just under a year and I’m still learning, this would be super helpful as I can’t find it in myself to justify the cost of a subscription on my current budget. Thanks!

  2. tracy

    I would love to win this. My family and I are embarking on a gluten free diet to help us with a wide array of health issues.

  3. Je'Ne

    I want to be entered in The Simply Gluten Free Magazine Giveway! Being new to the Gluten Free lifestyle every little bit of help is appreciated!

  4. Ruby Lin

    I am following you on Twitter “GFrecipebox”. My twitter name is Rubydouble

  5. Ruby Lin

    Please enter me in the drawing for the simply gluten magazine giveaway. Any resources on gluten free is truly appreciate.

  6. B Cribb

    Trying new recipes is soo much fun! Eating gluten free is very healthy for me, and my family really likes my cooking! Having this wonderful new resource would certainly help me. Thank you for considering my comments!

  7. mona

    Would love to be entered into this giveaway. I’m on a gluten free diet, and would benefit from the help and suggestions that this magazine has. :)

  8. Amylynn H

    I would love to be entered into this contest. I had to go gluten free this year and I’m still adjusting to the new style of eating and cooking. I need recipes and info! : )

  9. Anna Hartman

    Please enter me in the Simply Gluten Free Magazine Review and Giveaway! I looked at this magazine online and I love the pictures and the content of this magazine. I think I need to have it for myself, my daughter and to use with our DeKalb County Celiac Support Group in Indiana. They always want new information at the meetings and I can’t wait to share it with them…I am pretty sure they will love it also…so that is why I wish to be entered in this giveaway.

  10. Jennifer Krahulik

    I have been wheat free for 6 yrs, gluten free for 1 year. I am trying to find easy dishes for sending my girls to school that they like. I am also looking for egg free baked goods for my 7 yr old.

  11. Susan H

    Great to have a new magazine for those of us on gluten free foods.

    Thanks.

  12. Kathleen Wallace

    I would LOVE to receive your magazine. I have really enjoyed following you and trying your recipes through Face Book as I was recently diagnosed with gluten/wheat sensitivity. I would really appreciate the subscription!!

  13. Chantile

    I would love to win this!! I’m always needing good ideas for GF recipes. My husband and I both are GF. I’ve been looking for a good magazine for awhile! :)

  14. Jennifer Zeikus

    I would love to be entered into the Simply Gluten Free Magazine Subscription Giveaway because I have a daughter w/ Celiac. Our previous (lol!) doctor refused to test her after I repeatedly asked. I am always looking for inspiration and new cooking ideas!

  15. Diana G

    I have already liked you on facebook. that is how I heard about your giveaway. thanks.

  16. Diana G

    I would love to be entered to win! I have been gluten free 11 years and am always looking for new ideas. I’ve also had to go on fodmap recently and it makes it that much more important that I follow my diet correctly. thanks.

  17. Susan K.

    I’m following Carol Kicinski on Pinterest. My facebook user name is Susan Ringer

  18. Susan K.

    I’m following SimplyGFMag on Twitter…User name SusRinger my Facebook user name is Susan Ringer

  19. Susan K.

    I liked Simply Gluten Free Magazine on Facebook. User name Susan Ringer

  20. Patricia

    I “Like” Simply Gluten Free Magazine on Facebook Patricia T Egbert

  21. Patricia

    Enter me in. I would love this. Being gluten free can be tough on me some days. I am pretty sure this would help and inspire me in many ways.

  22. JMaes

    I would love to win the free magazine. I love to try new recipes, all the time.

  23. Susan K.

    I’m new to being gluten free. This magazine sounds like just the perfect thing to help me get started.

  24. ursula

    Please enter me – I would love to give this to my Celiac daughter.

  25. Rachel Lewter

    Hello, love your recipes. I follow you on Pintrest. I really would love to win this prize to expand my library of new and exciting GF recipes.

  26. Rachel Lewter

    I follow this wonderful magazine on facebook.
    Rachel Wooldridge Lewter

  27. Susan Peters

    I “liked” Gluten Free Carla on Facebook before I saw this contest. Where is the “love” button, after seeing all the holiday recipes I want to upgrade the like!

  28. Susan Peters

    I would love to be entered into the Simply Gluten Free Magazine giveaway because I have to follow a gluten free diet. I’m always looking for new gluten free recipes and products and rely on Carla a lot. I love to cook and don’t mind the time it takes to feed my family healthy meals. Not being aware of Simply Gluten Free Magazine, it sounds like I have been missing a lot. I sure hope I am one of the lucky winners.

  29. Nancy Oliva

    I would like the Simply Gluten Free Magazine, To get better knowledge of how to make gluten free food . Since I am new to this world of Gluten Free .. and learning the new cooking foods…. This will help improve my cooking skills in Glutenfree..

  30. Michelle

    This is a helpful magazine to keep on top of changes and broaden knowledge. A subscription would help to see where the world is taking us people with celiac disease. I have several fiends who would be able to benefit as well- pay it forward- thanks!

  31. julie

    I would love to be entered inthis giveaway. I would love to read all I can about gluten free living to keep up to date with the latest recipes and information.

  32. Casey Ward

    I would like to be entered in the giveaway.

    I need that recipe for the Pumpkin-Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake by Ricki of “Diet Dessert and Dogs” for one. For two I have a sob story that I will shorten: :P
    I am in debt massively from college; I learned recently (last 3 years) that I am gluten intolerant as well as very susceptible to Candida albicans. So I spend all my luxury money on good food since rare breast cancer runs on my mother’s side of the family and both my mother had it and my aunt passed from it. Food is my medicine and I invest in it hoping to be investing in my health. A subscription to this would be a fantastic gift to help me better invest in my health!

    ^.^ thanks!

  33. Laurie

    I would like to win this subscription because my husband and I have recently gone GF. His bad cholesterol is already dropping in only four weeks! But I know very few ways to cook GF and am afraid that we’ll fall back into old cooking habits if I don’t find some new family standards.

  34. Janelle F.

    I would love to have a gluten free magazine subscription. I’m always looking for new recipes to try on my family!

  35. Rayelle

    I would love to win this! As the end of the year approaches and all my cooking magazine subscriptions come up for renewal, I need to weed out the pre-GF publications and add some good GF ones!

  36. amy

    Would love a subscription to this magazine! love anything that caters to the gluten free world. this would be a great addition!

  37. Susan Pastorius

    I would love to win the subscription. It’s sounds like it would be a great magazine. Always looking for new recipes.

  38. Roxanne M

    I would love to win a subscription. Been looking for a good gluten free magazine.

  39. Rosemary Wright

    The cover makes me anxious to try the recipes inside. I would love to win this contest and get this subscription!

  40. Phelippa Hurley

    I just retweeted to my followers about the Simply Gluten Free Magazine giveaway. Glad to spread the word on Twitter!

  41. Phelippa Hurley

    Hey Carla! I follow you on Twitter… Tweet me so I can win this subscription: @phelippa

  42. Phelippa Hurley

    I’ve shared with all of my friends on Facebook, “Gluten Free Carla’s Simple Gluten Free Magazine Giveaway” Glad to get the word out about this magazine geared to those of us who get it!

  43. Phelippa Hurley

    I’ve liked Carla and her recipes on Facebook for quite some time now :)

  44. Phelippa Hurley

    I would love to win a subscription to Simply Gluten Free Magazine because it would be nice to have more recipes to add to my collection. Being Gluten Free is the way of the future and anyone who wants to live healthy is getting on board now. I get it!!!

  45. Briita

    I love cooking magazines, and would love a subscription to a gluten free one, so I can just cook without modifying the recipes!

  46. Rebecca Thompson

    I posted your contest on my Facebook page called “Gluten Free in the AV”. I invite everyone to “like” that Facebook page if you are interested in gluten free finds in northern Los Angeles County and beyond.

  47. Rebecca Thompson

    I’m so glad to see that there is a real maganize for us living the GF life! (Before, I had only seen publications that were really a big advertizement for something.) I hope I win a subscription.

  48. Dawn

    I would be so excited to win this magazine. Being gluten free AND vegetarian, most magazines have limited recipe options – this would make it so much easier. Love reading articles geared specifically towards my dietary needs. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

  49. Kristi

    This sounds like a great magazine! I’ve never subscribed to a G-F magazine before and would love to win a subscription. I appreciate that the recipes are coded (I’m also dairy-free) and I am a fan of Dr. Vicki Peterson. Thanks for entering me in the drawing!

  50. marieann

    I would love to win the magizine as my husband has lost his job and iam not able to work because of my Disability so i can not afford to buy one right now. Thank you

  51. Michelle

    I have already liked GF Carla on facebook – Michelle Duggan Oliveri

  52. Michelle

    I would love to win this, there is always something new to learn and I like to keep myself on top of new news! Especially gluten free news!

  53. Shannon F

    I would like to be entered into the contest for a 1yr subscription to Simply Gluten Free Magazine. My daughter was diagnosed in July 2012 with type 1 diabetes, and in October 2012 it was confirmed she also has Celiac’s Disease, she is 9 years old and has had a hard time adjusting, having a magazine come to her for her disease would be amazing, we love to cook gluten free, our entire family has supported her and having fresh new recipes and information would be amazing!

  54. Cara

    I would love to win this because it would be a great break from all my theology textbooks. :)

  55. Lisa

    I would love to win a subscription to the gluten free magazine to help with my celiac disease . Please enter me in the giveaway!

  56. Karen Stonebraker

    What a wonderful thing!!! A Gluten Free magazine!!! When I first was diagnosed with Celiac there were not any magazines for us!!!! I would love all the help I can get to be able to make wonderful gluten free foods!!! My husband and I have our own business and this time of year we are so busy, that I can use all the help I can get

  57. Kandi

    I followed Carol on Pinterest

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  58. Kandi

    I followed Simply GF Mag on twitter: @KandiMenzing

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  59. Kandi

    I liked Simply Gluten-Free on FB

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  60. Kandi

    I’m signed up for the newsletter:

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  61. Kandi

    I follow Carla on Pinterest.

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  62. Kandi

    I tweeted the contest: @KandiMenzing

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  63. Kandi

    I follow you on twitter. .

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  64. Kandi

    Shared on Facebook through Celiac awareness page: Southern Illinois Celiac.

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  65. Kandi

    I like Carla’s FB page with personal: Kandi Mensing and Celiac awareness page: Southern Illinois Celiac

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  66. Kandi

    Please pick us! Me and my 3yo son were diagnosed with Celiac in June of 2012. replacing small appliances, foods, sauces, spices, hygiene products and more has been time confusing, exhausting, and expensive. We keep entering these giveaways and never win. Please pick us!

  67. ursula

    always looking for new recipes to add variety to our gluten free diet

  68. Mary-jane Woodward

    Started following on twitter My name on twitter is SwizzleTwizzle

  69. Mary-jane Woodward

    Posted on Facebook
    I would live this magazine. Since I have been eating GF many of my friends want to try it as well. It would be nice to have the information from the magazine to share.

  70. Jenny Lytle

    I would like to win this subscription because I am 7 months into my gluten free journey and feeling more comfortable cooking at home now, but would love some new, creative ideas!

  71. renata

    I would like to be entered into giweaway because I need help with learning on how to live with my celiac disease and enjoy healthy food at the same time.

  72. Marissa

    I would like to enter this contest because I would LOVE to start receiving Simply GF magazine. I’ve been GF for about a year and am always looking for new recipes!

  73. Sandy E

    I would LOVE this Magazine! I just started Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free. Really working on substitutes for my favorites. Even my family have been enjoying the new recipes I am finding. My health and weight are improving and need to keep it going. A magazine with new ideas would be just the thing!

  74. Erica D.

    I love love LOVE gluten-free magazines. They’re such a source of inspiration. Although I love Tumblr and Pinterest, I really like hard copies – magazines, books, thumbing through the pages – so great!

  75. Debbie E.

    I follow @SimplyGFMag on Twitter: @deedeethatsmee. If you need FB name: Deb Dianne

  76. Debbie E.

    Diagnosed almost a year ago and still gathering recipes and facts about the disease. Any GF book or recipe magazine is very helpful and I learn so much!

  77. Mary R

    Following you on Pinterest! Already liked Simply Gluten Free on FB.

  78. Mary R

    Please enter me to win Simply Free Magazine. Something good after having to live gluten free.

  79. April

    Hi, I want to enter because I have been eyeing this magazine for a while but I don’t have the heart to ask my parents to buy it for me-! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  80. Kathy witt

    I am requesting to be entered in the giveaway. I would have loved having one magazine to turn to last year after a second member of our family was diagnosed with celiac. It was an eye opening experience trying to figure out how to do Thanksgiving. I still have a lot to learn and this sounds like a great resource.

  81. Charron

    Please enter me into the contest. I am new to gluten free and need all the help I can get. Thank you!

  82. Monica C

    I would love to see the magazine! I have celiac and my town is not very gluten free friendly!

  83. Kelly fae starfire

    May I please be entered into the contest. I am about a month into gluten free and need all the help I can get. Fairy blessings.

  84. Stacey G.

    I would like to enter for the magazine since it has gluten free recipes and ideas.

  85. joyce mcdowell

    Please enter me in this contest. I would love to receive your magazine with all the important info that would help me being Gluten free. Thanks.

  86. mary woollard

    i follow Simply Gluten-free on twitter.

    i have a pinterest, just signed up yesterday, but havent a clue how to use it yet LOL

    thanks for the giveaway

  87. mary woollard

    i would love to be entered into this give away please. I am celiac and I need all the help i can get. were trying out best to make every meal from scratch and nothing prepackaged. thanks

  88. April

    I would like to be entered into the magazine giveaway. This is definitely something that I need to make great meals for my family!

  89. Laura Farrugia

    I would love to win this subscription – the magazine looks great!

  90. Tiffany

    I would like to be entered in this giveaway because I am having fertility / health issues (thyroid,progesterone issues) and I am also trying to fix things that are healthier for my family. I have 9 children so any help is great :)

  91. Yvonne Tolker

    I would love to enter to discover more gluten free recipes and tips to living an exciting and tasty gluten free life! I’m still fairly new to GF eating, and I love trying out new recipes. Thanks!

  92. Mary Harris

    I would love to win. I am always looking for new ideas for gluten free food.

  93. Monique

    My daughter was diagnosed with gluten intolerance about four months ago. I would love this magazine as a good resource for information and recipes. Thank you!

  94. Amanda B.

    I would love to look through this magazine as I have never seen it.

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