Giveaway – 2 Copies of Beyond Grain and Dairy eCookbook (01/28; Worldwide)

Grain free and dairy free cookbooks are few and far between. Sure, you can scour the internet or search Pinterest to find tons of suitable recipes but if you are anything like me, you prefer the ease of a cookbook. There is something satisfying about opening up a cherished cookbook and turning to a dog-eared page that you know will help you create something fabulous in the kitchen.

I was thrilled when Starlene from GAPS Diet Journey released Beyond Grain and Dairy! I have always loved the recipes Starlene published on her blog (several of which are in weekly rotation at my house) and could not wait to have her cooking prowess contained in an actual compilation of grain free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, corn free, and processed sugar free goodness! Of course this makes all of the recipes GAPS legal!

Beyond Grain and Dairy has 113 recipes. 95 are recipes that have appeared on Starlene’s blog and 28 are brand new. Now before you get all goofy over the fact that you are being asked to pay for recipes that appeared for free on a blog, let me ask you this. Would you rather save your precious time and have these recipes packaged up in an easy to use eBook or would you rather spend a couple of hours at the computer clicking and printing, clicking and printing? Yeah, it thought so.

Beyond Grain and Dairy is more than just a cookbook. It is akin to cooking with a friend beside you. Starlene brings a very personal approach to the contents of the cookbook. She includes anecdotal snippets before each recipe which give you a deeper look into the how’s and why’s of each recipe. The recipe instructions are also written in such a way that you feel like you are carrying on a conversation with Starlene! I love that! It makes each recipe very easy to prepare.

Starlene includes lots of visuals through her fantastic pictures but she goes beyond that and creates vivid visual imagery in her word choice. Words like “heap,” “shiny texture,” “blend until you are happy” are words that in my opinion, create more confidence in the person creating Starlene’s recipes. I mean, how can you mess a recipe up that tells you to “heap on frosting” or “blend until you are happy with the texture?”

I’m sure you are wondering what recipes you can find in Beyond Grain and Dairy. While the Table of Contents is too long to list here, here are the recipes found in my three favorite sections: Main Dishes, Breads, and Desserts.


  • Almond Butter and Dried Tomato Chicken
  • Cauliflower Crust Pizza
  • Chard and Onion Quiche
  • Perfect Pie Crust
  • Chicken and Peas Over Riced Cauliflower
  • Chicken Salad
  • Chicken Stir Fry
  • Chicken with Red Sauce Over Cauliflower
  • Chinese 5-Spice with Pork and Vegetables
  • Creamy Orange Cashew Chicken
  • Creamy Orange Cashew Sauce
  • Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Curried Chicken with Pineapple
  • Curried Pork with Spinach, Cauliflower and Bell Peppers
  • Curried Sesame Eggplant Chicken
  • Hamburgers on Leaf Lettuce
  • Mom’s Salmon Patties
  • Pad Thai
  • Thai Sesame Almond Butter Sauce
  • Pork and Cauliflower Hash
  • Pork Roast Croquettes
  • Sausage and Cabbage
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Red Bell Pepper and Tomato Spaghetti Sauce


  • Bacon Muffins
  • Banana Raisin Nut Almond Flour Loaf
  • Banana Walnut Coconut Flour Muffins
  • Biscuits & Gravy
  • Blackberry Almond Flour Loaf
  • Blackberry Sauce
  • Carrot Cake Muffins
  • Coconut Flour Sandwich Bread
  • Coconut Butter Sandwich Bread
  • Faux Cornbread or Muffins
  • French Toast
  • Pretzels
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Squash Pancakes
  • Almond Flour Green Onion Flecked Biscuits
  • Zucchini Bread


  • Banana Walnut Ice Cream
  • Blackberry Shortcakes
  • Chocolate Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies
  • Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Cashew Nut Yogurt
  • Cherry Banana Popsicles
  • Cherry Walnut Small Bundt Cake (cover image)
  • Cinnamon Mules Cookies
  • Coconut Almond Candy Clusters
  • Creamy Coconut Buttercream Frosting
  • Coconut Peanut Butter Balls
  • Coconut Pecan Frosting
  • Fluffy Banana Custard
  • Chocolate Almond Butter Frosting
  • Coconut Cream Chocolate Whipped Topping
  • Chocolate Beet Cupcakes
  • Chocolate Coconut Flour Cookies Made with a Cookie Press
  • Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream Shake
  • Double Double Chocolate Brownies
  • Fudge Babies: Banana Bread Style
  • Fudge Babies: Pacific Island Style
  • Lemon Blossom Cupcakes
  • Lemony White Fluff Frosting
  • Pina colada Medallions Coconut Flour Cookies
  • Pink Blossom Mini Cupcakes
  • Pink Fluff Icing
  • Polka Dot Chocolate Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie Coconut Milk Custard
  • Strawberry White Bean Ice Cream

There are also 8 Egg recipes, 7 Smoothie recipes, 8 Condiment and Sauce recipes, 6 Salad recipes, 7 Vegetable recipes, 10 Meat recipes, 3 Appetizer recipes, and 5 Soup recipes. Seriously, you will never be at a loss for what to cook for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert!

In addition to all the mouth-watering recipes, Starlene provides some fantastic links and resources as well as her own personal story of her journey to better health. It is very inspiring to say the least!

I mentioned that many of Starlene’s recipes were already staples in my house. The cauliflower crust pizza, Pad Thai, Chicken Heart Salami, and Fudge Babies: Pacific Island Style are just a few of my favorites. However, I wanted to test out a couple of Starlene’s new recipes and decided to try the Coconut Flour Sandwich Bread (not to be confused with the Coconut Butter version) and the Curried Sesame Eggplant Chicken.

First up – the Coconut Flour Sandwich Bread! I have tried a lot of grain free bread recipes but they all fall flat. Literally. The breads never rise up like store bought sandwich bread and they are too dense for my liking. The photo of the bread looked incredibly promising so I gave it a whirl!

The Coconut Flour Bread was very easy to make. Starlene included a lot of additional information to help you make the correct decision about baking times and temperatures based on what cookware you were using. I followed the instructions to a T and the bread came out of the oven fluffy and very much looking like a true sandwich bread! I let it cool a bit than dove in with gusto! OH MY! Delicious! It made a great nut butter and fig sandwich as well as French toast the next day! I am in love.

The second recipe I tried was the Curried Sesame Eggplant Chicken. I love me some curry and I love me some eggplant so naturally, this seemed like an incredible combination.

I think this recipe would have been pretty easy to make if I did not have my daughter wrapped around my ankles. Ha! However, even with an extra appendage screaming at me, I was able to create this dish without a lot of fuss. The kitchen smelled wonderful while I was cooking this up and the flavors came together beautifully! It has the perfect amount of curry for my palate and the eggplant cooked up beautifully. My eggplant hating husband even liked it! This dish will definitely make an appearance on a regular basis!

Now that your mouth is watering, how would you like a chance to win your own copy of Beyond Grain and Dairy? It is super easy to win. Just use the Rafflecopter entry system! There will be TWO winners! Whoo hoo!

Don’t want to wait to win? No problem! You can buy it here! Enter coupon code RASTAHM20 for 20% off. Thanks Starlene!

This giveaway opens today, January 18th and closes at 11:59pm on January 28th. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond.

Good Luck!

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  1. We are about to start a Gluten free life plan. This book would be a great helper.

  2. I would love to give this a try! We’re dairy free, or I am anyway, and I think my body prefers grain free, too, but I’m in denial because I just can’t get into the grain free recipes I find. These look like they could change that!

  3. We are trying to eat healthy foods and I need more recipes and insight.

  4. I am gluten and dairy free and would love new recipes to use to get my family to eat healthier. I feel better and I know they would too!
    Thank you for this opportunity

  5. I really need to check out this book. I need to be more prepared for cooking gluten, dairy, and soy free for my family.

  6. I haven’t been able to work for nearly 10 years due to medical problems. I have been on Gaps for almost 3 years and would really like to try some different recipes. I really can’t afford to buy the book at this time, so would love to win one.

  7. I am following a Gluten Free and Paleo and would love new recipes.

  8. I have recently discovered I have a severe reaction to wheat gluten and desperately need new ideas for meals. This book would help, I’m sure.

  9. I’ve been debating going on dairy- and grain-free diet to help with IBS and lupus…this would help give me the final push I need!

  10. I would love to win this because I am a little tired of searching for grain free recipes on the internet.

    My Google account shows up funny for some reason. My name is Marcella F. :)

  11. Well, I do eat dairy, but I just cut out grains and just started eating meat and I need some inspiration.

  12. I am trying to look into ways to substitute gluten and other things in my diet to improve my health but I’m having a hard time doing so. This book would give me a good start in that direction.

  13. I would love to win a copy of this as I am preparing to to begin GAPS.

  14. I am Grain Free and Dairy Free and would LOVE a copy of your book. ^_^ <3

  15. I’m gearing up to putting everyone in my family on GAPS!

  16. not sure if my last comment was posted, but we love grain-free and dairy-free. we are mostly grain-free so i could use some more cooking ideas. thanks!

  17. I have food sensitivities and have been on a food rotation and anti-candida diet for 3 1/2 years. It would love more ideas on grain-free recipes. I am interested in the GAPS diet, as well and I think this book would be a Godsend. Blessings to you and thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  18. I would love to win Starlene’s book, because I am on the GAPS diet and know that she has some really great recipes!

  19. We’re gluten free and working on dairy free, but struggling. This book would be so helpful!

  20. I love Starlene’s blog and would be thrilled to win her cookbook! I think it would be so so helpful for our family!

  21. This sounds wonderful as it is the way we’re eating right now!

  22. Oh how cool is this? We neeeeeeed this book

  23. Oh how cool is this? We neeeeeeed this book

  24. We started eating differently 7 months ago when we discovered our youngest child (13 year old) needed to be off soy, wheat (gluten) & oats permanently. He also showed sensitivity to rice & eggs. It has been a struggle but his health is improving!! :) This book would be a blessing!

  25. We started eating differently 7 months ago when we discovered our youngest child (13 year old) needed to be off soy, wheat (gluten) & oats permanently. He also showed sensitivity to rice & eggs. It has been a struggle but his health is improving!! :) This book would be a blessing!

  26. We have been on a health journey since 2004. We currently took our little family of 4 off dairy. I however, need to completely get off the grain. This book would be so beneficial and an easy resource,which is needed with two little ones running around.

  27. I was told I need to heal my gut and remove gluten out of my diet…I can always use new recipes as I move forward on my journey to better health.

  28. My daughter is dairy sensitive. It is sometimes a struggle to find good recipes that are high in nutrition that don’t skimp on taste. We intend to go on GAPS once she is finished breastfeeding. We started eliminating dairy and grains over a year ago. We do well without dairy but the grains are hard for us to kick. This book would be amazing!

  29. We are dairy free and almost grain free.

  30. I think the recipes would be great because I’m on GAPS!

  31. I have been following a grain free and dairy free diet and would love to have this recipe book.

  32. I’ve just begun gluten-free with my 25mo daughter, and she’s feeling so much better – including sleeping soundly at night for the first time ever! I’m always on the look out for new recipes and ideas to broaden out dietary horizons :)

  33. I have just started eating gluten free and really limiting my dairy as well. This looks like a fantastic book filled with tasty recipes.

  34. My family is moving toward better health this year and I would love to learn more about Gaps.

  35. Being on a celiac diet… this book would inject new life into food for me, giving new ideas to some old and tested ways. Looks very interesting indeed, might just hop-on-over to look at it more closely. Thanks for the opportunity of entering…!

  36. I would love to win a copy of your book! I recently found out I am dairy, gluten & corn intolerant (as well as soy & a slew of other things) & every recipe helps!

  37. I fell on GAPS because of food allergies. Am on Intro Stage 2 and have already been able to add back some food! Would be great to have GAPS recipes and not have to convert, convert, convert.

  38. I would like to give it a try to see if it will help with my ostearthirites!!

  39. I would like to give it a try to see if it will help with my ostearthirites!!

  40. Would love to add this to my arsenal of great recipies!!!

  41. I have a hard time coming up with grain free meals for my girls who suffer from allergies and eczema so this will help!

  42. the book sounds amazing! :)

  43. I haven’t delved into the breads much so I could use some recipes for that. I also love trying new pie/pizza crusts.

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