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{Ebook Talk} My Gluten-Free Flour Blend + Release Date

May 14, 2014

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the ebook! I’ve been trying to get through these recipes like a champ and managed to completely forget to post about it. I know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting for my update 😉

I am now officially 26 out of 40 recipes done! Thank you all for your suggestions on what the 40th recipe should be. Looks like you guys like breakfast grains so I added in another. Here’s a hint: it stained my fingers pink! Here’s another hint: I give behind-the-scenes info on the cookbook recipes on my Facebook page

So I ran into a dilemma about halfway through the recipes when I realized I was spending my monthly food budget on gluten-free flour blends. All of the recipes in the cookbook are gluten-free and I am uber picky about which blends I use. One of my pet peeves is when people ask if I am “used to the taste of gluten-free foods”. My friends, if done well it should not taste different!!!! It is entirely possible to trick people into eating gluten-free food without them noticing, because I do it every.single.day.

Gluten-Free LoafThe problem is that the good gluten-free flour blends are pricey. Actually, that’s a lie. Bob’s Red Mill is both pricey and horrific tasting. I think I just killed any chance of working with them…whoops. So after I spent a whopping $60 on gluten-free flour, I knew it was time I develop my own.

I got to work, and by work I mean my kitchen looked like a snowstorm had hit it, but finally success! So far I’ve made 3 recipes with it (2 of them I had previously made with a store-bought blend) and it’s worked like a charm. So now if your recipes from the cookbook turn out gross, I can blame it on you and not the shitty flour #sorrynotsorry. But for real, the flour tastes amazing (no “gluteny” taste) and every recipe has or will be tested with it. SHABANG. Not to worry non gluten-free folks, regular whole wheat flour can always be substituted!

Unfortunately I’m gonna make you wait for the cookbook for the blend recipe…unless you bribe me with wine.

40 Gluten Free Breakfast RecipesI’ve also been keeping a secret from you. I have a release date! I hope you all love Summer because June 21st aka the first day of summer is my official release date. I intend to be brunching like it’s my job all summer long…oh wait, it kind of is 😉 I hope you’re as excited as I am!

Are you gluten-free? Do you buy your gluten-free flour blends or make your own?

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    May 14, 2014 at 5:34 am

    No words.

    Actually three.

    Spooky. Scary. Text.

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    Lucie@FitSwissChick
    May 14, 2014 at 5:39 am

    Yay for release date!! How exciting!
    I buy Coconut Flour like a crazy woman. It’s my alltime favorite, and yes, I try to eat gluten-free as much as possible – though I take stomach pains when there’s Mom’s chocolate cake or white dough-ey pizza bread at the retsaurant.

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    May 14, 2014 at 6:15 am

    You work fast! I am impressed and can’t wait to see it! I am not gluten free so I just buy the usual flours for my baking.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    May 14, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Brunching all summer long, sounds perfect! I’m not gluten-free so I can use the cheapest flour in the store and be just fine. I’m glad I’m lucky enough to not have any allergies or food sensitivities, cause it definitely helps keep my grocery bill down!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    May 14, 2014 at 7:34 am

    You’re amazing. “The Healthy Maven’s Mill Gluten-Free Flour Blend”— I love it.
    Ahh yay!!! June 21st is still before my prom and graduation (we’re so late), so now I have even more to look forward to in June 😀

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    May 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

    First day of summer.. I love it! Yay for a release date. No… I don’t buy GF flour but I can only imagine how pricey it gets. I try to buy coconut flour/sugar and whole wheat flour and all that jazz but it really adds up after awhile!

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    Joanne
    May 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Woot woot! Marking it down on my google calendar. And clearing my entire day to cook from it!

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    May 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Wow – you’re definitely churning this thing out fast! I’m not gluten free but my brother’s girlfriend is, so I try to make an effort to make anything I make for my family GF. I always just buy AP gluten flour from bulk barn, but I’ll be curious to see the blend that you came up with!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    May 14, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I don’t even want to think about how much money I spend on groceries that go towards the blog… so I stuff the receipts away and worry about it once a year 😉 And I can’t honestly say that I’ve ever tried GF baking… at least not on purpose. Some of my things end up being GF by accident, but I’ve never used any of the flours aside from oat and coconut. Hurry up with the book so I can experiment with recipes from someone I trust! 😛

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    Lexi @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen
    May 14, 2014 at 8:34 am

    YAY!!!! Cannot wait! 5 weeks 🙂 🙂

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    kathy@vodka and soda
    May 14, 2014 at 9:12 am

    i’m a total moron in the kitchen so i buy the flour. i’m not gluten free; if it’s an option, i’ll take it but gluten doesn’t bother me.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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    Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite
    May 14, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Whoo hoo! Congrats, looks like you’re putting in some serious work for this!

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    May 14, 2014 at 9:30 am

    So excited for you!! You know that it was just a few months ago that I even found the organic food section of the grocery store, so that probably answers your question about my GF flour usage. Wouldn’t put it past you to make your own though (and have it taste better than the packaged stuff). Pretty soon you’re going to be churning your own butter and distilling your own alcohol. Can’t wait for the e-book on that!

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    Em @ Love A Latte
    May 14, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I’m not gluten free but I especially love when things are gluten free and vegan!

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    Shannon
    May 14, 2014 at 10:12 am

    This is so exciting!!! I can’t wait to read your book! I have been gluten-free for six years now, so this will be such a great addition to my collection! 🙂

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    cait @pieceofcait
    May 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    YAY for release date!!!!

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    May 14, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Yay for the release date! I’m not gluten free but after reading about its relationship to inflammation and stomach problems I try to limit it. I often try to bake gf but will enjoy items with it as well. I’m so excited for the ebook!

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    Jess @dearhealthyness
    May 14, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Wow you are fast!! It sounds like the perfect day!!! Yesterday i ate gluten-free pizza for the first time and it was good, I mean, I didn’t notice the difference that much, and I enjoyed it !!

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    Cassie
    May 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I can definitely attest that this gluten free flour blend is amazing. And that your gluten free pancakes are better than real pancakes. Or I just prefer the taste of gluten-free things, who knows. Is it June 21st yet?!

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    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
    May 14, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Looks fab! Can’t wait!

    Absolutely LOVE the fact that they will all be GF!

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    May 14, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I CAN’T WAIT.

    I promo’d your cookbook on my blog today. That’s how excited I am. If you need someone to vouch for the flour who isn’t gluten free and also your boyfriend (although I mean if you need a new boyfriend I can be that too maybe), I’m the girl for the job.

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    Shashi
    May 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    You are on a recipe roll Girl! 26 of 40 and a release date of June 21st (right around the corner) is dope!

    I don’t have issues with gluten, but my daughter tends to occasionally so I resort to using mostly ground up oats in my baking – though I just received some garbanzo flour from Bob’s Red Mill – and I must say I do love it! Baking with it has been awesome!

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    Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    May 14, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I can’t believe how fast you got the recipes done! It was just yesterday it feels like you were announcing the ecookbook. I’m very excited for the gluten free flour. What are some of you favorite store bought brands?

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    Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    May 14, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Can’t wait to get your flour mix recipe. I’ve wanted to venture more into gluten-free baking but fear I’ll waste money on crap flour. I trust your judgment and so am excited to find out what you use.

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    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance
    May 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Yay! I’m so excited for your e-book and it is coming out so soon! How amazing! If I eat gluten free, I leave it up to the pros to make it for me. I use whole wheat flour and regular flour. Sometimes I mix them. Sometimes I use one of the other. To be honest, I don’t even use flour that much! But I have two very large bags nevertheless.

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    Meghan @fitnesscrEATures
    May 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    dude i can’t wait to read/stare at all your foodie pictures.
    oh and i work for bob’s red mill, you’re fired!
    ahaha no i kid! i don’t know if i’ve ever tried gluten free flour but i’ll be steering clear of that one! CONGRATS on your release date! That’s a big deal!!!!

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    Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE
    May 14, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    hah love the honesty with Bobs Mill. But hey, if you don’t like something, create your own. Love that. Can’t wait for the ebook! You go Davida!!

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    Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    May 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I can’t believe your book is coming out so soon! I’m not on a gluten free diet but I do buy some gluten free ingredients every now and then.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 15, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Lucky you! Everything can be made with whole-wheat flour too. You’re welcome to be my person Whole Wheat flour tester!!!

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    Mary Frances
    May 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Pink, huh? Beets? Strawberries? I guess I’ll have to wait until June! Or I can always make my first investment in wine … 😉
    I’m so excited for this GF flour blend! I’ve never really worked with it because 1) I don’t have to and why spend $60 unnecessarily and 2) it usually tastes GF. I totally agree, you shouldn’t have to be able to tell that its made GF or not. I am on the edge of my seat – cannot wait! Keep up the incredible work!

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    Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan
    May 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    How exciting that you have a release date! And yay for making your own gluten-free flour. I’m allll about making my own, ever since I realized the same thing you did (most store brands are overpriced + not yummy at all), plus it’s kind of fun to make your own and you can make it last way longer. And yahooo for finishing 26 out of 40 recipes so far… you’re gettin’ there and kickin’ butt!! Just about summertime and then you can relax and brunch your heart out!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 15, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Hopefully a few brunches in NYC! I miss the brunch culture there! Makes me wonder why I ever left!?

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    Lee
    May 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    !!!!!! Love that photo VIDA!!!!!!!!!!! #iwanttobeyou

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    Kim
    May 14, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I know so many people who I’m going to get a copy of your book – the flour blend is genius!!!
    And, I think it’s interesting that gluten free foods shouldn’t taste differently if done correctly – I know that some people think even the store bought breads and pastas are different. Your book is going to change lives!!!

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    Amanda
    May 14, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Pete’s mom eats gluten free… I’ll have to get her a copy!!!!!! She loves cooking!

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    Paige@FitNotFad
    May 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I can’t wait! I don’t eat gluten free but have been considering trying it for a trial period…I get pretty bloated during the day and went on a no-dairy trial, which didn’t fix it, so gluten intolerance? I’ve heard it’s a possibility.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      May 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Give it a try! I feel much better without it and it 100% is behind the bloat for me!

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    May 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    That’s awesome about making your own GF flour blend! I think that’s the way to go when it comes to GF baking – all the good GF goods I’ve ever eaten have been made with a homemade blend. And when I say “all the good GF goods” I mean those from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe haha.

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    Brittany
    May 14, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I am so glad you opened my eyes to the better tasting world of GF flours. Bob’s is horrific now that I have tried others!! I need to try and make my own for sureee!

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    Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets
    May 17, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Damn Girl! You are moving faster than a cat on a hot tin roof. Wait, do cats move fast on tin roofs? Hmm, you know what I mean. You are kicking ass and taking names. If I ever need something done fast and well, I’m totally calling you up.
    P.S. I picked up a loaf of Lemon Blueberry Dessert Bread today from Breadsmith, and it looks almost exactly like yours in this post. Great minds, huh. Or maybe we just both adore Lemon and Blueberry together. 🙂

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