WIN-It-Wednesday: “125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes” Cookbook by Carol Fenster

The summer is here, the gardens are giving us plenty and we are all looking for some tasty and delicious gluten-free recipes to use up the excess tomatoes, squashes, peppers and herbs that are bursting out of the garden gates.

That’s why I was so excited when I received a copy of Carol Fenster’s new cookbook, 125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes: Quick and Delicious Mouthwatering Dishes for the Healthy Cook along with 2 extra copies to be awarded to two lucky BeFreeForMe members for this WIN-It-Wednesday.

Before I tell you about the cookbook, let me tell you about Carol Fenster, the author of this and many other gluten-free cookbooks that are a life-line in my kitchen. Carol is one of the foremost experts on gluten-free cooking and the author of several popular gluten-free cookbooks including: Gluten-Free Quick & Easy, 1000 Gluten-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free 101, and 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes. Carol also consults worldwide and speaks frequently at national conferences. Carol Fenster is one-of-a-kind. I only wish I had her talent and culinary expertise. (Note: Make sure you follow Carol on her blog

Now…let me tell you a little about this cookbook, the prize that two lucky BeFreeForMe winners will claim after this WIN-It-Wednesday contest ends. 125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes: Quick and Delicious Mouthwatering Dishes for the Healthy Cook Cookbook will be a staple for anyone that is following a gluten-free and a vegetarian lifestyles. I personally am not a “full-time” vegetarian, but understand the importance and strive to make vegetables, fruits, gluten-free grains and tofu the “main course” of many of the meals that I make for myself and my family.

I figure if I can make more meals with vegetables without missing meat AND the meals taste delicious… why not? This cookbook has given me tons of ideas and recipes to get me on this track of healthy eating. (Smothered Bean Burrito with Green Chili Salsa or Old-Fashioned Vegetable Pot Pie with Savory Pastry Crust, anyone?)

All these delicious reasons and recipes are why I am thrilled that this week’s WIN-It-Wednesday on is sponsored by Carol Fenster – the author of “125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes”.

How can you win?

Reply to this blog and tell us what vegetable you’d like to discover more recipes for. (Me? Eggplants. I love them… but sometimes, I’m not sure what to do with them besides the basic Parmesan.)

A total of TWO BeFreeForMe members will be selected to win the “125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes” Cookbook. One (1) winner will be randomly selected from the entries received before Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST, and one (1) more winner will be randomly selected to win from the entries received between Wednesday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 27, 2011 at 11:59PM. SO – make sure you enter to win two times!

Good luck, remember to eat your veggies… and as always,
Be Free!

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98 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: “125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes” Cookbook by Carol Fenster”

  1. Jill Says:

    I would love to learn more about cooking with zucchini and squash. I always make it the same way with olive oil and salt because I am unsure what else to do!

  2. Francine Says:

    I love asparagus! Usually I roast it in the oven or grill it.

  3. Larc Bogdan Says:

    We’ve been trying to eat more veggies around here – my daughter will only eat broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. Any recipes for veggies that she would eat, or would help her try new ones would be great! Oh, my question would be kale. All I do is steam it, it would be nice to find some other ways!

  4. cindy Says:

    I would love more recipes with tomatoes and zucchini.

  5. Linda Chandler Says:

    Squashes of all kinds. Particularly zucchini and yellow.

  6. Erin Says:

    More Kale recipes, please!

  7. Lisa Vance Says:

    I’m loving lentils these days and would love some recipes to use them in more things than soup.

  8. Christina Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this great cookbook. I’d like to learn some new ways to prepare squash!

  9. Venessa Says:

    I agree with you about eggplant. I’d like to have more recipes for them.

  10. Christine S. Says:

    Zucchini–prolific in the garden. I tend to do the same things with it and would love some fresh ideas.

  11. Meghan Says:

    I’d love more to do with squash! Right now my go-tos are to roast it or grill

  12. helena p Says:

    Any vegetable really. Anything to get my daughter to eat them!

  13. Crissy B Says:

    Fresh artichokes, root veggies, peas.

  14. Mary Cowin Says:

    I would like to have more recipes for kale and sweet potatoes. Thanks!

  15. matkeltri Says:

    Anything with mushrooms!!! Love love the mushrooms!

  16. Veronica W. Says:

    I would love to learn more about cooking with leeks and bok choy. I recently went gluten and dairy free, so I am open to learning about all vegetables and new ways to cook them!

  17. Kathi Says:

    I would love to learn more about cooking kale. I tried it once and hated it but I know it is really healthy.

  18. Theresa Shafer Says:

    KALE, it is one of the best-healthy vegetables and yet there are few recipes that are different.

  19. Lisa Says:

    I would like to know more about cooking with eggplant and also if you can cook with Kohlrabi.

  20. Caroline Leithiser Says:

    My husband and I were vegetarians long before I also had to be Gluten-Free!! I would love to know what to do with winter squash….and would like a recipe that would make him enjoy Brussels sprouts!!

  21. Phyllis Says:

    I like artichokes but do not have any recipes to use them in.I cook vegetables every day .

  22. Lisa Says:

    More spinach recipes !

  23. Chris Says:

    I want to learn more about cooking with vegetables that are heart healthlier. Options to what we cuurently eat.

  24. Debbie Says:

    After knowing it was gluten that made me sick I finally purchased Carol’s “Cooking Free” cookbook. One of my cousins just learned that she has celiac disease so I have tried to get her a few pointers.

  25. Eileeen Sanders Says:

    I agree about eggplant and also more recipes for zucchini

  26. Jessica Says:

    I’d love to know more about cooking with brussels sprouts!

  27. Karen Says:

    Kale and greens in general. Kolirabi…turnips and parsnips. I have no idea with egg plant. I have a lot to learn!

  28. april r. Says:

    Artichokes. I just had my first one recently but it was from a jar, not fresh.


    Garden will be bountiful soon. “Fresh” ideas for kale and summer squash. I appreciate this site. My sister turned me on to it. Christine

  30. Monisha Says:

    Would love more recipes to cook zucchini and bok Chou.

  31. Lisa Says:

    I’d love to learn how to cook more with mushrooms, I find they always add a lot to recipes!

  32. Sandy Says:

    I desperately need recipes for tomatillos and eggplant. My garden is going nuts, so new ways to cook squash and peppers are always useful. How about ways to use fresh herbs, too?!!

  33. Nicole Says:

    I would love to find more recipes for peas.

  34. Denise C. Says:

    I want to like kale, but I don’t know what to do with it. I never like it when I prepare it. Perhaps if it’s in a dish with other veggies I won’t dislike it so much.

  35. Melanie Says:

    I would love to be more creative with Kale and Swiss chard

  36. Jenna Says:

    There are so many veggies I could learn more about… eggplant, kale, squash… Thanks for sharing this cookbook.

  37. GlutenFreeGirl Says:

    Perhaps presenting some wonderful vegoholic recipes for fresh spring rolls, soothing soups and smackaliscious smoothies.
    Also for wokking-it-up with bok choy, nappa, okra, fennel, endive, radicchio, rapini, collards, baby corn, blue potatoes, vidalia georgia sweet onions, exotic tiger nuts and of course–heavenly herbs & gf sauces.
    Thanks for the blogortunity to veggie vent!

  38. Angie W. Says:

    I want to have recipes for winter squashes that make me actually like it. Love me some zucchini and yellow squash in the spring, but come fall, I am so not into winter squash but I so want to be.

  39. sue shear Says:

    Love to use whatever the farmers market has that look great. Also fennel and leeks.

  40. april r. Says:

    Tomatoes – Raw…This may surprise people but I rarely use fresh toms and don’t know what to do with them. Bought some Rainbow Cherry type and I didn’t make them very tasty.

  41. Susan N. Says:

    Veggie’s my 3 year old Gluten Free toddler may like….. He loves Broccoli…..sometimes (lol)

  42. Jessie S. Says:

    I love broccoli but do not how to incorporate it into meals, so I only steam it.

  43. Andrea Says:

    Squash and kale

  44. Hillary Heidi Berndt Says:

    Every time I cook with parsnips, no one eats them. They say thry 3e too bland. I like them & need to jazz them up so others can appreciate them as well.

  45. Phyllis Mueller Says:

    Spinach please!! I love spinach, actually crave it. i still suffer from anemia caused by the celiac, so I need to keep eating it!

  46. Joanna Talley Says:

    Bok Choy, Kale, Brocalli, Egg Plant, Corn, Carrots basically all veggies. I’m so bad about eating my Veggies. I’m trying to loose weight and have decided to change the way I eat and add a solid work out plan. The cookbook looks like a helpful tool for my goals this year. Whenever I buy veggies I can never figure out quite what to do with them.

  47. ackdavis Says:

    Any and all non-acidic vegetables and fruits recipes. Avoiding those that aggravate GERD – tomato, caffeine, carbonation, mints, onion, garlic, fried, greasy, fatty, alcohol – would be extra-special. Thank you for all you do.

  48. Catherine Says:

    I would love to cook more with asparagus. I absolutely love it but I tend to buy a bunch of it and it goes to waste in my fridge. I HATE when things go to waste!! I have heard that there are a lot of different things to do with asparagus and I would love to try it out. I’m recently Gluten-Free and having a hard time with what to make for dinner so I would love this book.

  49. Marian Says:

    I love brocolli and I eat it pretty much everyday. I don’t get tired of it, but my kids would be happy if I changed it out a little.

  50. Serena Says:

    I would like to learn some cool new recipes which include eggplant!

  51. Chris Says:

    I would say squash or parsnips. I don’t cook with parsnips but I hear that I shoul in the winter.

  52. joanne Says:

    hmm, i love just about all veggies. i guess i would like more recipes for smoothies incorporating any kind of veggies. does that work? 🙂 thanks for a chance to win this great book!

  53. catriel Says:

    Something simple with asparagus (other than steamed al dente and served with Thai peanut sauce). I don’t cook with butter or cream.

  54. Sylvia Says:

    I would love to see more recipes for eggplant and asparagus. I am also trying to go to vegetarian and just need some help with it. I think this book would be a great resource for me.

  55. Francine Says:

    This year the kale in my garden did wonderful. I keep making it the same way though.

  56. esther fraser Says:

    Finally….a cookbook that can help my family. I have celiac and my daughter is vegetarian. Mealtime is often a challenge and boring! I would love to learn which if any vegetable has the most protein.

  57. cindy Says:

    I’d like more recipes that use zucchini.

  58. Rose Mary Simmons Says:

    Eggplant. I grew a different kind this year that are varigated purple and small but I don’t know what to do with it. Any vegetable would be welcome but especially short cooking times due to summer heat.

  59. Lisa Says:

    Eggplant! Or really any vegetable, I’m working hard to incorporate more veggies into my diet!

  60. Kirsten Antony Says:

    Sea vegetabes and kale. They are so good for you, but not so yummy raw.

  61. Christina Says:

    Thanks for a second chance to win. I would like some fresh ideas on cauliflower.

  62. Venessa Says:

    2nd entry 🙂 – In addition to what I mentioned before, I’d like more artichoke recipes.

  63. Lisa Vance Says:

    I’ve been enjoying artichokes recently and would love some new ways to prepare them.

  64. Michie Page Says:

    I would like to know about more ways to prepare chard. I love it, but steamed and served with bacon is about the only way I have ever had it.

  65. Christine S. Says:

    I’m really starting to enjoy eating more vegetables, but I get lazy sometimes. I’d like to try veggies I seldom eat, such as fennel.

  66. Lisa P Says:

    Trying to find recipes that my non GF family will eat is a challenge. They are picky eaters to begin with, so I’ll try anything! I love veggies besides corn and green beans.

  67. Cassie Says:

    I would love to learn more cooking with tomatoes. My aunt and uncles garden is about five large tomato plants as well as other types that let out about twenty tomatoes each early summer and fall! (uncle knows how to work garden) And they give me so many every other week since they can’t eat them all themselves. I have grown to love this veggie and would love to find different ways to create meals and share with my friends. <3

  68. sarah perkins Says:

    I am addicted to zucchini and yellow squash right now. They are growing like no other in my garden. I eat them literally everyday and I’m still not sick of them. YUM!

  69. cb Says:

    I would like to find more recipes for turnips and parsnips. I’ve only seen them used in soups by my grandmother and mother.

  70. Erin Small Says:

    Green Beans! We get so many from the garden all at once and can them as dilly beans, but could only eat so many of those!

  71. Lori Niver Says:

    My daughters love zucchini and squash. We have created our own recipes, but could use some new ideas. My oldest was diagnosed last year. She is really struggling. She is getting married in September. She is afraid she won’t be able to make meals that they both will enjoy. She knows she can have all the fruits and vegetables that she wants. She just doesn’t know what to do with them. This book sounds wonderful.

  72. elissa schoening Says:

    I would love to find more things to do with fresh plums and serrano peppers. together or not!

  73. Stacey Says:

    I NEED ideas that include veggies!

  74. helena p Says:

    Anything that would encourage my kids to try more veggies. Especially peas and tomatoes

  75. Katie C. Says:

    I would love to learn to make more dishes with red, yellow and orange peppers. Also would like to learn how to work with potatoes better and about the different varieties and what they’re best for. Definitely need to start doing more with veggies in general…

  76. Tomi Says:

    Any and All. I love veggies, skip the rice and potatoes I eat meat and veggies!

  77. cindy anderson Says:

    I would love recipes for eggplant and pumpkin Yum!

  78. catriel Says:

    I was diagnosed in 1980, long before there was an information-sharing network about the condition (which many people refused to believe existed). How times have changed! My culinary repertoire, developed mostly in isolation over three decades, is very simple: lots of rice, steamed vegetables, fresh fruits and low-fat cultured milk products. Also low-salt and low-sugar. I’d love some vegetarian recipes of Indian and Thai origin, and some interesting sauces. Spices and herbs would defiitely add interest, but I don’t know much about using them

  79. Marian Says:

    I would love to try some tasty brocolli recipes! And some greens, too!

  80. Pamela Elliott Says:

    I would love to have a cookbook with recipes for my garden. This summer my garden is bursting with veggies(eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and squash) and would like to learn to cook them in different ways.

  81. Arlene Says:

    Brussels sprouts. I love them, but hubby does not.

  82. Mary Catherine McMenamy Says:

    adore mushrooms and any kind of squash

  83. Hillary Heidi Berndt Says:

    I’m having trouble finding new & exciting ways to prepare spinach. I love it raw but its great on pizza & in pastas. What else?

  84. Mabelle Says:

    Broccoli recipes other than steamed plain, looking for some variety. I’ve tried to get creative, but just haven’t found the right recipe yet.

  85. Karen Says:

    All of them. I’m in a rut. But especially greens. I’m not a big fan but I know they are good for me. I need to find some tasty recipes to help me mainstream them.

  86. Nicole Says:

    I would love to learn to cook more with eggplant, zucchini, spinach, and spaghetti squash. I love to eat vegatarian. I eat all week vegetarian and only meat on Saturdays.

  87. Sue Edwards Says:

    Actually any veggie my kids would not know was in a dish would be the veggie I would want to know about!!

  88. Theresa Says:

    Wow….just the cover alone on this book makes my mouth water! I love vegetables! My parents had a lovely vegetable garden so I grew up eating lots of homegrown veggies!! YUM!!
    I would love to learn how to cook eggplant better. I broiled some recently and it came out soggy!

  89. Sabrina W Says:

    I’d love to learn more ways to use zucchini and bell peppers. Those are both amazing vegetables, but I often wind up using them the same ways.

  90. Rita Whirls Says:

    I would love some more ideas on ways to fix my vegetables.

  91. Danielle Bateman Says:

    I love potatoes. I know it’s really simple and not as exotic as egg plant and some of the others, but I love the way they taste.

  92. Francine Says:

    I love all veggies!

  93. Carole Says:

    Before reading your answer to the question you asked – I immediately thought of eggplant! I would love to try out some new eggplant recipes!

  94. Jeannie Says:

    I would love to learn more about different recipes for Eggplant.

  95. Martha Russell Says:

    We just need to eat more vegetarian meals to help with my husband’s heart and cholesterol problems. I would love some new ideas for veggies like parsnips, jicama, and different kinds of beans. Eggplant would also be on the list.

  96. sylvie Says:

    I would love to try some different grains with veggies.

  97. Vegetarian Recipes Says:

    I am going to buy this for my daughter in law she needs a gluten free diet and is a vegetarian, so this book is perfect.

  98. Kathleen Reale Says:

    Congrats to the winners! Enjoy your new gluten-free veggie recipes!

    Vanessa from California
    Arlene from Indiana

    Be Free!

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