Note: This drawing is now closed. Perhaps the biggest perk of my job is that I get to try out recipes long before books are published. I see the recipes up to a year and half in advance of publication. I spend time reading them and editing them. If something looks really good, I try the recipe out at home. The funny thing, as I’ve mentioned, is that when I first started working on the newest Gluten-Free Girl cookbook, I wasn’t gluten-free myself yet. Maybe you’ve read my story — going gluten-free has been an amazingly positive experience so far. So my initial interest in some of the recipes I have tried from Gluten-Free Girl Every Day was just because they seemed so yummy. Now they’re staples at my house. About the hazelnut chocolate chip cookies above, I don’t care if you’re gluten-free or not, you will love these. You DO have to make a gluten-free flour blend first (the recipe is in the book), but you save a fortune by doing that instead of buying one of those pre-made mixes. Totally worth it.
And now that it’s almost summer and zucchini is in season again, this pesto-like “pasta” is going to be on the menu at my place a lot more often. I can’t get enough of this recipe. About the new Gluten-Free Girl Every Day cookbook, if you live in the US or Canada and would like to be entered into a drawing for a copy, just post a comment below before May 16th at midnight. Good luck!