(Review & Giveaway): The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts! by Caroline Shannon-Karasik


caroline-7 (1)A few months ago, we were excited to feature Caroline Shannon-Karasik, author of The Gluten-Free Revolution and founder of Sincerely Caroline (formerly The G-Spot Revolution) as part of our Featured Food Blogger Series.

We are back with a Review & Giveaway (be sure to enter below)! – NOW CLOSED.


The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle Gluten-Free-Revolution-e1388186803658through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts! (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.) definitely delivers on all that the title suggests! It is a complete “lifestyle” guide, not only informing the reader how to best nourish the body with good-for-you (gluten-free) food, nutrient-packaged beverages, and hair & body products … The Gluten-Free Revolution also inspires and motivates to get us healthy and in shape!

The Gluten-Free Revolution includes easy to prepare, healthy, gluten-free recipes that will certainly appeal to anyone desiring to live a gluten-free lifestyle, whether diagnosed with celiac, a gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy, or choosing to live gluten-free for other reasons. Caroline shares information on safe gluten-free foods, prepping the kitchen (to avoid cross-contamination), how to choose essential kitchen gadgets (she calls them her fast & cheap tools), and how to shop to score deals on home & food items, and much more.

Caroline, a certified holistic health coach, is a wonderful motivator, and in the book’s Lifestyle section, she includes a few easy, but effective, Yoga and Pilates poses that will help invigorate you in the morning and ease stress, fatigue and tension at the end of the day! She writes …“But, seriously, the right fitness decisions for your life can make all the difference in how you feel about a solid sweat sesh. That’s why I am giving you options for working out at home, in the office, at the gym, or on-the-go. I’m not asking for huge time commitments. Just a bit of time to honor your body and show it who’s boss (that’s you in case you were wondering). Runners take note! Caroline has been running since age 12 and she shares useful tips such as: what to do if you have a side cramp; why you should use your arms (“Use ‘em people!”); how to relax your face, use your booty and shrink your stride.

The best quote in the book … “We both know that booty isn’t going to lift and tone itself. That’s why I approach gluten-free living as an entire lifestyle and not simply a dietary change”. 


Okay, back to the mouthwatering, gluten-free recipes!

Here is just a sampling of gluten-free recipes included:  Smoothies chock full of nutrients (Strawberry Maca Mint – yum!); Breakfast items such as Orange Fig Pecan Granola and Goat Cheese & Asparagus Quiche Cups; Dressings, Marinades & Toppings (Sesame Marinade, Roasted Walnut Herb Pesto); Just a Bite includes recipes for Curried Chickpea Bites, Ginger Sesame Seed Cucumbers, Black Bean & Banana Salsa; Salads & Sides offers Rainbow Quinoa Salad & Grapefruit & Asparagus Salad. The Main Event features Spaghetti Squash Pasta, Fiesta Quinoa Stir-Fry, Cauliflower Rice, Raw Zucchini Pasta, Mushroom Stroganoff & many more; and … Something Sweet includes recipes such as Pistachio-Crusted Orange and Dark Chocolate Cookies, Apple Cheesecake Pie, Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, to name a few!  Caroline also includes helpful tips on how to easily make dishes vegan and vegetarian (some recipes are also nut and soy-free).


banana bites

I asked my boys to choose a recipe from the book and they went directly to the Frozen Chocolate Banana Peanut Bites! 4 ingredients that just taste so decadently good together …  yum!

(I added blueberries)


I highly recommend The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts, by Caroline Shannon-Karasik!

Order your copy HERE


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Courtesy of Caroline Shannon-Karasik & Skyhorse Publishing, a lucky CeliacCorner winner will receive 1 copy of

The Gluten-Free Revolution!


Giveaway begins Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm (EST) and ends Tuesday, September 16th, at 8:00 pm (EST)

Giveaway Rules:
  1. Leave a brief message below telling us why The Gluten-Free Revolution is a must-have for you! (be sure to solve captcha code/math problem BEFORE hitting the submit button … note comments do not show up right away).
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Open to US and Canadian visitors, age 18 and older.

One winner will be selected and contacted via email. The winner will have up to 3 days to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

CeliacCorner was provided a copy of The Gluten-Free Revolution for review purposes, but the opinions are my own (Paula, CeliacCorner). 



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7 Responses to (Review & Giveaway): The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to a Gluten-Free Lifestyle through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts! by Caroline Shannon-Karasik
  1. Hello, this book will be a great resource for me. I am new to eliminating gluten as well as yoga, but now enjoy both, though I could use a little help with both. Thank you so much.

  2. Comment *diagnosed about 6 months ago. My father lives with me and is experiencing signs and symptoms and still waiting for his doctor to test him. I need tools to help with meal planning and shopping as I work full time outside the home. Thank you.

  3. Comment *I have Celiac and type 2 diabetes along with Hoshimotos Thyroid. I am still learning about gluten free living. I need great recipes for cooking for my hubby. He was advised to eat gluten free by our Dr.

  4. I would love to win this book and here are my reasons why. I have celiac disease and have been having a difficult time following the diet I think this book may help me get back on track. I am also a bit overweight so I would surely benefit from the fitness section. Thanks.

  5. I just received a diagnosis of celiac and would love to have this book on my shelf. I need all the help I can get with recipes and I also enjoy yoga!!! Thank you.

  6. Comment * Still learning about the gluten free lifestyle… Diagnosed early this year, and I have a lot of bad habits to break. I have a collection of cookbooks going back to the 70’s and one from the 50’s, but none of them address gluten free issues.

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