The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook Giveaway!


GLGEVSCI’ve got a special treat for you, gluten-free peeps, as we move into these bleak and dreary depth-of-winter-months.

If you haven’t already heard, Carrie Forbes,  Ginger Lemon Girl  has a gangbuster new cookbook, The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook. Guess what I didn’t know before I read this book? You really can cook everything in a slow cooker. She’s not kidding.  From Breakfast to Casseroles to Breads and Desserts (and Lattes!).  While I’ve been using my slow cooker (occasionally) for years for soups and stews, I have never delved into baking in a slow cooker. Carrie’s book has got me totally jazzed to bust out my slow cooker and try a whole new genre of cooking. And with 300 recipes to choose from, I won’t be running out of options any time soon!

While it might seem that cooking in a slow cooker is the opposite of what I’m focused on right now, (30-minute meals), the more I thought about it, the more in sync I realized Carrie and I are.  Using a slow cooker actually serves the same purpose as a 30-minute meal. Whether you’ve got dinner in the slow cooker for 2-8 hours, or you’re whipping up a 30-minute meal, the goal is the same: LESS TIME SPENT OVER THE STOVE!

Random side note: One of the cutest things about this book is that last I checked, it was the #1 bestseller in the category of Potatoes on Amazon. I didn’t know there was category for Potatoes, but I like it!!!   That actually tells you a little bit about this book, which is that it’s filled with comforting foods, because what’s more comforting than a potato?

This is not to say this book is just chock-full of potatoes. As mentioned above, it’s a book that teaches you how to cook everything in a slow cooker.  I am very impressed by the variety of recipes. While Carrie does give us many traditional favorites, like Chicken Cacciatore (p.188) and Split Pea Soup (p.125), this book is not your typical run of the mill roster.  Eastern North Carolina Cheesy Grits Casserole (p.52)? I’m on it. Welsh Rarebit (p.84)? Yup. Lone Star State Chili (p139)? I’m going to make that right now!

In addition to the Soups, Stews and Chilis chapter (my favorite types of food), I am most excited about the Slow Cooker 101 chapter, the Five Ingredients or Fewer chapter, and the Kid-Friendly Meals chapter.  Oh, yeah, and also the Gluten-Free Breads and Desserts chapter. Oh, dang it, I’m excited about it all! Bravo, Carrie for putting together such a comprehensive, fun, and instructive gluten-free cookbook. On top of the stellar recipe collection, The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook also has excellent instructional chapters on Slow Cooker Basics, and Why Gluten-Free. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE GLUTEN-FREE, THIS BOOK IS NOT TOP 8 ALLERGEN-FREE. But many recipes naturally are, or if not, are adaptable.  Given the incredible breadth of delicious recipes, I think I can safely say that there’s something in this cookbook for just about everyone.


To enter to win a copy of The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook, by Carrie Forbes, just simply do One, Two, or all Three of the following. Just be sure to leave A SEPARATE COMMENT for each one that you do so that you can earn an entry for each.

1. Tell me why you would like this book!

2. Follow me, Cybele Pascal or Ginger Lemon Girl on Facebook, or tell me if you already do.

3. Share this post with your friends on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook or other social media and leave an additional comment saying you did so. Help spread the word about this great new cookbook!

This GIVEAWAY will end on TUESDAY, February 5th at PST. The winners will be announced then. 


99 Responses

  1. Penny says:

    I would love to win this because I have a child on a GFCF (and more) diet. I continue to look for recipes the whole family can enjoy together.

  2. Penny says:

    I follow both of you on facebook.

  3. Lisa P. says:

    I would love to win this book because I would love to use my crockpot more and have meals ready when I come home from work.

  4. Lisa P. says:

    I like you both on facebook.

  5. Lisa P. says:

    I shared this post on facebook.

  6. Arleen says:

    I have MS and find cooking on the stovetop very difficult and cannot lift cooked dishes out of my oven. I love my slow cooker! I always need new recipes.

  7. Arleen says:

    I already follow you on Facebook!

  8. Deborah says:

    Would love to have more GF options for the crockpot!

  9. Adrienne says:

    I’ve always loved using my slow-cooker but had never thought of trying to prep my daughter’s allergen-free meals in it! I’m excited to check it out!

  10. Adrienne says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  11. Nicole says:

    I have a slow cookier that has been collecting dust on my countertop since I bought it. I would love to have some recipe ideas courtesy of this book!

  12. athena lyons says:

    I am welcoming child number 4 into a GFCF house! This added joy also adds tremendous stress on the budget and time. My babies are all colicky the first 3 months so a slow cooker book would be a great addition/need to our busy food sensitive home! I already like Cybele on Facebook and have 2 of her awesome books.

  13. Nancy says:

    My son has egg, dairy, wheat, soy and peanut allergies. Would love this book!

  14. Johnna says:

    I love cooking in the slow cooker, especially during the cold months. I would enjoy having an entire cookbok of gluten-free recipes just for the slow cooker!

  15. Johnna says:

    I follow both of you on Facebook. 🙂

  16. Catherine Murdock says:

    I would love to win this cookbook. I tried and tried to win your new one. Maybe I’ll have better luck this time 😉 Anyway, I have a hard time finding recipes for a slow cooker that will work for our family. In total we have 8 allergies we avoid between two children. I am new to the gluten free diet and need all the help I can get!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this cookbook!
    -Catherine 🙂

  17. Catherine Murdock says:

    Hi – I follow you and Ginger Lemon Girl on facebook 🙂

  18. I would love this book! I use my crockpot all the time and have been gluten-free for less than a year. I’m always looking for new ideas. I was to sample two recipes from the book, and they were delicious. My kids loved the Swedish Meatballs. I already follow Ginger Lemon Girl, and just started following you. Thank for the great give-away.

  19. Catherine Murdock says:

    I have a question for you also. My youngest son is going to be two next month and I am looking for a cake recipe that will work for us. I have had a hard time finding a recipe that follows our restrictions. We avoid milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat (gluten), oatmeal, banana and soy. Soy is our least allergen. Do you have any suggestions? I have resigned to buying the Betty Crocker Gluten Free cake mix and using applesauce instead of eggs. But I’d rather make one from scratch if possible.
    Thank you – Catherine 🙂

  20. Anaquita says:

    I already follow both of you on facebook, and I shared the post on facebook.

  21. Sarah Hodgson says:

    I would love this book because I have been avoiding 6 food allergens for 3 years, my mom was diagnosed with Celiac disease over 10 years ago and my husband just found out yesterday that he is allergic to wheat as well. We could use a little variety in our kitchen and some comfort foods to help my husband adjust to this lifestyle.
    Thank you for providing this opportunity!! -Sarah

  22. Cheryl Gray says:

    I would love to have this book because I have three kids (which is time consuming in itself) and I am always looking for easy dinner recipes that we can all have together. All of us are GF and we also avoid other things too. Everyone has something different they are allergic to. I really need more crock pot recipes that everyone will actually eat! Thanks for offering this great give-away!

  23. Cheryl Gray says:

    I have already liked you on Facebook. Thanks!

  24. Cheryl Gray says:

    I have already liked Ginger Lemon Girl on Facebook. Thanks!

  25. Gio says:

    I’m the proud mother of a SPECTACULAR autistic child. I’m always looking for options so he can have the variety he needs so he doesn’t feel different from the other kids. Also, I’m starting to study to become a Health coach and this book will give me more options on the GF arena!!!!! 🙂

    Oh! I have like you both on Facebook and I have shared the post too 🙂

  26. Ellynne says:

    I would love to win this cookbook because there are three of us (out of four) in the family that cannot have gluten (as well as dairy and eggs). My friend turned me onto a yummy slow cooker recipe last summer which I now make every other week for Shabbat and am happy to share with you (Coca Cola Brisket). The other recipes I have tried have not been good AT ALL and it’s frustrating trying to cook meals 3-5x a week when the kids don’t get home from their activities until 7 pm each night. I’ve been following you for a year, have purchased all your cookbooks and have turned several friends on to your website and dessert recipes, especially the crumb cake and your chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I could use all the help I can get! 🙂

  27. I’d love your cookbook, I follow Ginger Lemon Girl on facebook and I tweeted this post.

  28. Ellynne says:

    In addition to my previous post — I’ve been following you on Facebook since my son found your crumb cake recipe a year ago, and pinned you ages ago on my Pinterest Gluten-, Dairy- and Egg-Free Board. In fact, I just checked, and your photo is the first one on the Board! And, because I’m always looking for new recipes, I just LIKED Ginger Lemon Girl on FB too and already pulled off two of her GF/V recipes. Thanks for the referral!

  29. Jessica Kennedy says:

    I would love this book because I live on my own, work full time, as I am doing full time school online, so time is precious and having the ability to put something in the crockpot before I leave for work so a meal is ready when I get home would bless me abundantly.

  30. Jessica Kennedy says:

    I follow Cybele on face book!

  31. Winston says:

    I really need to cut back on gluten in my diet. This would be a help.

  32. Winston says:

    I already “Like” on FB.

  33. Jeanette says:

    #1 I love cookbooks!
    #2 I have a son with celiac and could really use any help that I can get!
    #3 I love crockpot recipes.

  34. Jeanette says:

    I’m following you both on facebook.

  35. Jeanette says:

    I pinned to Pinterest and shared on Twitter

  36. I would really enjoy using my slow cooker more often, especially with such a variety of gluten-free and other allergen-free recipes.

  37. Susan says:

    follow Lemon Ginger Girl on fb

  38. Susan says:

    I eat GF and would love to win this book

  39. Susan says:


  40. April says:

    Slow cooker recipes would be so wonderful to give to my mother, we have a family full of mixed taste buds and it’s hard watching her scramble to make everyone happy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Alena M says:

    I follow GLG on FB

  42. April says:

    Already followed on FB!

  43. Alena M says:

    I love my slow cooker, and am always looking for more recipes to try in it!

  44. April says:


  45. Stephanie K says:

    I would love to win this book because I spend way too much time slaving over meals that meet the needs of all members of my family. Plus I love using my crockpot, whoever invented it is a genius!

  46. Stephanie K says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  47. Stephanie K says:

    I shared this on my facebook page, too!

  48. Brenda says:

    I love my crockpot and always looking for new recipes. I have been GF for almost 3 years. I alreadt follow Ginger Lemom Girl on facebook.

  49. Brenda says:

    Shared on facebook

  50. Christine says:

    I life using my slow cooker as it makes life so much easier during the week but I’m never really impressed with the recipes in the slow cooker cookbook I have as so many of the ingredients are not gluten free or are garbage.

  51. kj says:

    I would love this cookbook because I’m GF and I love to cook with the crock pot!

  52. kj says:

    I follow you on FB 🙂

  53. Debbie says:

    I would love this book, because I follow a Paleo diet and would like more options for weeknight meals that are not labor-intensive and time-consuming.

  54. Debbie says:

    And I follow you both on facebook.

  55. I would love this book because I love anything Ginger Lemon Girl and anything slow cooker. What a great giveaway!

  56. I “like” both you and Ginger Lemon Girl on FB.

  57. I just pinned the book, linking it to Amazon 🙂

  58. Adriene says:

    My 19 year old son with Asperger’s who is gluten sensitive is now living independently. He now cooks for himself! I was planning on buying him a slow cooker but have hesitated until NOW!! A gluten free slow cooker receipe book. Winning your book will change his cooking and eating habits in a “flash of the pan!” As an autism advocate I know how important gluten free is and I have shared your information on my advocacy website on facebook. Advocacy Management.

  59. Momma C says:

    I would love a copy of the book. I already follow her on facebook. Now I will follow you too!

  60. I would love to win because I’ve recently within the past few months been forced to be strict about eating gluten free although I’ve mostly done it for the past year and cooker recipes would be great to help me save time. I already follow you on facebook and twitter. In fact, I found this post on twitter.

  61. Brooke says:

    I would love this cookbook because we just started gluten free a month ago when my son was diagnosed with celiac. I love my slow cooker and need more gf recipes for it!

  62. Stacey says:

    I would love this cookbook, because I need to make more time in my day and using a slow cooker to help me cook gluten free can do just that. Plus in the south, who wants to have a hot kitchen!

  63. Brooke says:

    I follow ginger lemon girl on fb.

  64. Stacey says:

    I follow both FB pages.

  65. Stacey says:

    I just pinned the cookbook on Pinterest!

  66. Hi!

    I LOVE this! I’m newly gluten free (yay/boo) and my crockpot is my #1 item I used to use in the kitchen. As a fresh college undergrad who was recently diagnosed with celiac this would be SO helpful!

    I shared this on Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn 🙂

  67. Julie S. says:

    Using these new slow cooker recipes would give me more time to chase my 2 little kids around the house.

  68. Julie S. says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  69. Julie S. says:

    I shared this link on Facebook.

  70. April Ball says:

    I was just on Pinterest last night looking for more gluten free recipes. As I was scrolling through all of the postings of my friends and family I continue to see pin after pin after pin of “100 slow cooker recipes!” “Fill your freezer with slow cooker recipes!”. I thought, it sure would be nice if someone made a list of gluten free slow cooker recipes. And now .. .BAM! Ask and ya shall receive …. I hope I receive this cookbook! That would be great!

  71. Maria says:

    Hi! We found out not too long ago that our daughter has several food allergies (and so I was excited to find your website and blog), so I am revamping my kitchen and trying to find new ways to cook that can more easily rid our cuisine of the forbidden foods. This cookbook would be so helpful!

    I also just followed you on Facebook as well. Thanks for all your tips, ideas, recipes, etc!

  72. Stacey B. says:

    I follow you on facebook!

  73. Debi Tucker says:

    I would love to add this cookbook to my allergy-free cookbook library!

  74. Debi Tucker says:

    I stalk you on facebook! Tee hee hee…. 😉

  75. Debi Tucker says:

    Shared this awesome giveaway on my facebook page- Cooking For Stella.

  76. Janelle F. says:

    I love using my crockpot & it would be great to use it for some new GF recipes! Thanks!

  77. Janelle F. says:

    I already follow you on FB!

  78. Janelle F. says:

    I shared this contest on FB!

  79. Stefanie says:

    I would love to win! My daughter & I both eat gf and being a single Mom I’m always looking for healthy & quick ways to prepare meals.

  80. Stefanie says:

    I already follow Cybele Pascal & Ginger Lemon Girl on FB

  81. Stefanie says:

    Shared on Twitter @sssgreekgoddess

  82. Bridget KH says:

    I would love this cookbook because I don’t use my slow cooker nearly enough. I am a college student that also works, so I need to save all the time that I can

  83. Bridget KH says:

    I follow Ginger Lemon Girl and Cybelepascal on Facebook

  84. I would love this book to help me learn more recipes for my MIL when she visits… I would also like it as a resource to share with families in the community I work in while I’m helping those with food allergies adapt to their new lifestyles.

  85. I follow you on facebook and have shared your contest on my FB page~

  86. Erin S. says:

    I would love to win this cookbook because with a family of 10(8 kids) and another on the way it is so much easier to just throw things into the crockpot in the morning and be able to forget about them!

  87. Erin S. says:

    I have previously liked both sites on facebook!

  88. Erin S. says:

    I have shared this on my twitter and my facebook blog page!

  89. Bethany S. says:

    I would love to win this because I just recently went gluten-free. I am very good at cooking/baking to avoid my boys’ allergens (7 of the top 8, plus more), but wheat is not one of them. I now how to alter recipes to be allergy-friendly, but I am still learning how to do so without gluten.

  90. Bethany S. says:

    I like both pages on Facebook.

  91. Bethany S. says:

    I shared on Facebook!

  92. Rachel R. says:

    The “easy” chapter is the grammatically-correct Five Ingredients or FEWER? I am all over that! I’m GF, myself, and all of my don’t-take-2-hours options seem to be off the table now.

  93. Ashley Ell says:

    I followed you on FB (Cybel page)

  94. Ashley Ell says:

    and I shared this post on FB

    misspelled your name, sorry. Cybele*

  95. Karla N says:

    I eat GF while the rest of our family does not need to. I miss the simple crockpot meals I used to make for all of us to enjoy.

  96. Karen says:

    I’m gluten free and have a slow cooker I’ve never used so I’d love to win this!

  97. Vicky A says:

    I really would love to have this cookbook. You are giving it away on my husband’s birthday and to be able to really cook for him again would be a blessing. I am gluten intolerant and they tell me that his arthritis is effected by gluten. I am trying to get a handle on this before it gets too bad and I don’t have a cookbook that uses the crock-pot. I miss the easy meals.

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