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Gluten Free Girl Every Day {Giveaway} :: Millet Fritters with Feta, Spinach and Golden Raisins

In honor of Celiac Disease Awareness Month, we are bringing you three beautiful gluten free cookbooks that we think are worth purchasing to have on hand or gifting to someone new to the gluten free diet. The second, Gluten Free Girl Every Day is something that anyone—gluten free or otherwise—can enjoy.

Gluten Free Girl Every Day

The highly anticipated third book from Shauna and Daniel Ahern, aka Gluten Free Girl and the Chef lives up to the hype. It’s quite simply, beautiful. It’s well written and the photography is lovely. Shauna writes from the heart and her recipes are an extension of her zest for life.

This cookbook isn’t about expensive ingredients or fancy techniques and it’s is most definitely not about what you can’t have (gluten). This book is about cooking balanced, wholesome meals with ingredients that you CAN have. You won’t miss the gluten, we promise. This is what has made Gluten Free Girl, both the blog and the previous two books, really shine. The recipes are solid and gluten simply isn’t missed. That’s not to say that this book excludes baking. Shauna includes her go-to flour blend and a wide variety of ways to use it: Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, Peach Brown Butter Buckle,  Fresh Gluten-Free Pasta, Chocolate Chip Cookies with Hazelnuts, to name a few.

I value that anyone could pick this book up and make a recipe without feeling stumped or confused. But what I love about Gluten Free Girl Every Day is the “Feel Like Playing?” sections with most of the recipes. These little gems give you tips for tweaking a recipe or substituting ingredients that you might not have on hand or simple twists to take it in a new direction. That, to me, is something special. Make a recipe once as is, then, try it again with the “Feel Like Playing?” tips for a delightful variation.

Suffice to say, we love the book. Enjoy this recipe (we sure did- even Bob who notoriously detests raisins) and enter to win a copy of Gluten Free Girl Every Day. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has generously offered up three copies of this book and we’re going to pair each book with a package of millet flour, sweet rice flour and potato starch so that you can get started with this book right away. This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only, please see complete terms and conditions in the app below. To enter, simply follow the prompts below (be sure to read what the question is for commenting). The giveaway will run until 12:01 am on 5/28/13.

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Millet Fritters with Feta, Spinach and Golden Raisins

Millet Fritters with Feta, Spinach, and Golden Raisins

These little millet fritters are something special. We were inspired by our friend, Heidi Swanson, and the recipe for her quinoa fritters in her wonderful cookbook, Super Natural Every Day. I loved the idea of repurposing some leftover cooked grains into something that shimmered. Millet is wonderful since it has such a neutral taste. It takes on the flavors of sage, golden raisins, fresh spinach, and French feta. Okay, I want some right now!

  • 2 cups cooked Millet
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh Sage (use 1⁄2 teaspoon dried if you want to)
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 cups chopped fresh Spinach
  • 1⁄2 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1⁄3 cup French Feta Cheese
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Making the fritter dough. Combine the millet, eggs, onion, garlic, sage, and salt in a large bowl. Toss together with a rubber spatula (or, really, your hands). When fully combined, add the spinach, raisins, and feta and toss together. Add half of the breadcrumbs and combine together. Let the mixture sit for a few moments to give the breadcrumbs a chance to absorb some of the moisture.

If you can form the mixture into a small patty, easily, you’re done. If the fritters still feel wet, add more of the breadcrumbs, a bit at a time. You should be able to pinch together a bit of the mixture and have it stick together without oozing.

Frying the fritters. Set a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in the oil. When it has heated, add 6 or 7 fritters to the skillet, taking care to not overcrowd. Cover the skillet and cook the fritters until the bottoms have browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Flip the fritters and cook until the second side has turned a golden brown, about 5 minutes more. Put the cooked fritters onto a wire rack and cook the remaining fritters.

Feeds 4 to 6

Excerpted from Gluten Free Girl Every Day, © 2013 by Shauna James Ahern. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Christine P says:

I’ve been trying to focus on gluten free as I have cut out it for a period, I’ve noticed such a difference in my skin, hair and also the “bloat” of my body – it has all improved and I really want to dive more into the world of gluten-free lifestyles, even though I am not celiac. It’s a truly interesting topic

Jeffrey says:

My wife and I are attempting eat gluten free but have found it difficult to switch the meals that we love and to find new ones we both agree upon.

Anna says:

My best friend has found out that she’s gluten intolerant a few months ago and I’ve been helping her with different recipes to help her adjust, in the mean time I’ve noticed that I feel better when I exclude certain carbs from my diet too, though I haven’t gone to a doctor to confirm (I dislike doctors). It would be fun to work our way through tried and true recipes.

Samantha says:

Would love to win this book to expand my gluten free recipe repertoire, be able to praise a fellow PNW resident’s work from first-hand experience of her cookbook, and to prepare and share meals with friends who are also gluten intolerant. Thanks!
Samantha (Seattle, WA)

Sounds like another fantastic book!!

Savannagal says:

I love millet and am definitely going to try this recipe. I would love to see a recipe for bread using millet. Over the winter I purchased a name brand “artisan” bread from my local grocery store that was heavy and dense, and contained millet, nuts and raisins. It was not gluten free, nor am I. I fell in love with the bread. I toasted a couple slices for breakfast every day. Sadly, the store says they can only get it in the winter months. I’ve been searching for a similar recipe but haven’t found one yet. Thanks for this recipe and the chance to win the book and flours. I have a dear friend recently diagnosed with Crohn’s and is now gluten free. I would love to win this book for her.

Maggie says:

best friend with celiac

I love Gluten-Free Girl’s blog! …but I follow way too many blogs, and would get to explore her recipes a lot more often with a real live cookbook. 🙂

Karen says:

I’ve followed GF Girl for years, and enjoyed it before I went gluten free. I’d love this book.

Kristy says:

Would love this book! Started gluten-free (what a difference that made) about 8 months ago, but I’m still looking for creative recipes. Thanks!

Adita Latyshevich says:

Several years ago I began having severe intestinal issues and, after being informed that I had chronic inflammation triggered by gluten, I was desperate to find foods I could eat. Bob your packaged gluten-free flours/grains have saved my life! A big thank you to you and your team!

Kristy says:

Started gluten-free about 8 months ago, but I’m still looking for tasty recipes. Would love this book. 🙂

I am sure most people that have been diagnosed or not will agree that you should not wait for a diagnosis from the doctor to determine if you are gluten intolerant. If you have any of the symptoms that are listed on most gluten free informational sites, chances are you have an intolerance to it. As my friend (a surgeon) said to me…”go gluten free for three weeks” if you feel better then you need to quit eating it.” It took me two weeks when I noticed a HUGE improvement in my neuropathy, migraines, allergies and ability to think with a clear mind.

Really, don’t believe it when you hear the first, second or even third time of being tested that you are negative. I was found negative three times by three different doctors. The fourth time it was positive for Celiac and Sjogrens! Some have waited eleven years to get the diagnosis.

PS: Shauna, you rock! I can’t wait to tell you some really amazing news. Bob@ Bob’s Red Mill, I can’t wait to tell you the same amazing news!

robin says:

I know someone who needs this book

Aron says:

I would love a copy. I’m newly married and we’re finding how much money we can save by cooking at home! And with celiac disease, it’s not always easy, so we could use any resource we can get!

Hannah says:

Because I grew up in a gluten-free household and I want to learn new tricks-of-the-trade.

Laura Portz says:

I am new to gluten-free baking and I need some delicious recipe inspirations!!

Laura says:

My daughter and I were diagnosed with velha a 3 months ago and have been having a great time in the kitchen:)

Chris Renning says:

Pick me!

Heather says:

To give to a coworker whose husband was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease!

Diane Pain says:

I have wheat-exercise anaphylaxis so gluten-free is the only way I feel safe. I love to cook and miss baking so this book looks perfect for me.

Deb says:

I notice I feel better when I eat fewer “gluten foods” – looking for recipes so I can keep it fresh. This should fit the bill!

Sharon Dawson says:

I’ve enjoyed reading The Gluten Free Girl’s original book and felt like I bonded with her experiences growing up with all the unhealthy (not Bob’s Red Mill 🙂 processed foods, and how all that was negatively affecting my body and health. Would love to check out her next book.

rebecca a says:

Would love to know how to bake gluten-free!

Susan Cullen says:

I am a big fan of Shauna James Ahern and have followed her blog and tweets about her love story with her chef husband and daughter for years. I love her attitude, her cooking, her recipes and her love of everything healthy and delicious. She is so creative and has such a zest for life, learning and serving the celiac community. I know I can learn more from her cookbook. I am also a frequent customer of Bob’s Red Mill products in my gluten-free baking and cooking. Kudos to both of you!

Lily says:

I would love this book! I’ve been following Shauna’s work for years, and I think this would be a great way for my boyfriend and I to cook together (I’m gluten free, he’s not.)

Joy says:

I love finding new ways to get rid of gluten in my life! I love eating clean and have been vegan for 2 years now!

Kristina says:

It would be wonderful to win this book and prize pack because it would serve as a gift to someone who lives a gluten-free lifestyle.

Julie Davis says:

so I can entertain with my gluten free friends.

Sharon says:

I’d love to win this cookbook! I have celiac disease and have been following gluten free girl for many years.

Brandon says:

I’ve followed “The Gluten Free Girl” on Instagram for a while and was planning to buy this book after seeing all the gorgeous photos she posted from it… now I might not have to! 🙂

Lisa says:

I’m interested in expanding into the world of gluten free. I would like to eat a variety of whole grains and flours in my daily meals.

Kristen says:

I developed a gluten and lactose intolerance recently…and I’ve been a vegetarian for 18 years; food is a whole new world now! still adjusting…

Jennifer says:

Why do I want a copy of Gluten Free Everyday? Well, heck, I’m gluten free every day! Might as well discover new ways to make meals healthy and delicious! Love how easy, flexible, and tasty Gluten-Free Girl’s recipes are, and I appreciate how much care and passion is poured into each one.

Katie says:

Will try it this week! (minus the cheese – *shakes fist at lactose intolerance*)

Jessica says:

I adore Shauna’s writing & her recipes.

Charlotte Senn says:

I would like to win this because I cook for my dear Mama who is 90 and gluten free. I love serving her a wide variety of the kind of delicious meals that she would have made herself in younger years. I think Shauna hits that on the head, and I would like to add her latest cookbook to the one I already have.

Betsy Keep says:

If this is an example of the recipes in this cookbook, I can’t wait to see whole book. The only flours and grains I use are Bob’s Red Mill so this book will go perfectly!

Jean Layton says:

So nice to see whole grains as the feature for healthy food. I’d love a copy of GlutenFree Everyday to add to the library of our local Gluten Intolerance Group.
I think we have almost every gluten free book out there.

Rhonda Leverett says:

I’m so excited to get the latest Gluten Free Girl book. I bought the first one and loved it so much, read cover to cover, but gave it to my son and daughter-in-law last Christmas so they could use it as well, since my son is gluten free and the one who got me started on my own wonderful gluten-free diet. He did all the research and then food trials on himself and inspired me, then that inspired my daughter as well. It runs in the family to be gluten sensitive, but also to be health conscious and do something about it! Thanks for running the contest and for the awesome website!

I just found out I was gluten intolerant less than two weeks ago and am working hard to sort through this whole new world! What a great book and resource this looks to be for me! Thank you for offering this giveaway and sharing the resource!

Audrey says:

Because maybe there are some recipes in it I could veganize.

Anne H says:

Love the gluten free diet!

Kate says:

I would love to win a copy of Shauna’s latest. I have her earlier books, but like her, am not a fan of using gums in baking, so would like some recipes that don’t use them.

jacquie says:

I would definitely love to win this book!!!

Elena Vo says:

I just recently have become gluten-free and simply am running out of ideas what to eat :(. This book would really help!

Teri says:

My daughter suffers from gluten intolerance. My freezer is full of the most amazing varieties of flours and bread mixes from Bob’s Red Mill. I am always looking for new, nutritious recipes for our family to share.

Colleen says:

I need to start learning how to cook gluten free since my partner just found out she’s sensitive to gluten. This would help a ton, I’m sure.

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