Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birthday (& a giveaway)


I am celebrating a year of Gluten-Free in the Shaolin. Yep. My blog is a year old! It was in January 2008, that I went gluten-free. Then, in the end of March 2008, I started this blog to help me cope with being gluten-free and cook. And has time gone by fast!

To celebrate this milestone, I'm giving away an Italian gift basket from Pastosa's (either gf or non-gf):
  • Two different types of dried pasta;
  • Breadsticks;
  • Two different types of sauces; and
  • Assorted pastries & cookies

To enter,

  • Leave a comment ON THIS POST telling me why you want to win and whether you are gluten-free or not (If you are not gluten-free, I will get you the regular, gluteny pasta). Anonymous comments must be signed with your first name and last initial so I can contact you if you win.-You have until MIDNIGHT EST on March 31st to enter this giveaway.
  • One randomly chosen winner will be announced by midnight EST on April 1st .

Extra Entries:

Additional entries can be earned by doing any of the following, giving you up to 5 total entries. Leave a separate comment for each of these items.

  • Follow me on Twitter @gfshaolin. Leave a comment with your twitter name and let me know you're a follower. (only new followers eligible)
  • Tweet about this giveaway. Leave the link to your Twitter post in a comment.
  • Post about this giveaway in your blog. Leave the link to your post in a comment.

Open to US and Canadian residents!

And now, the winner of the my blog-o-versary giveaway, according to Random.Org is.....

Marlow from Gluten Hates Me But I'm Surviving. She stated "Happy Birthday!! I want to win because not only am I gluten free BUT my birthday is April 8th!!" Again, Marlow congrats and please email me at to work out the details.

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Andrea H said...

Hey there! I've discovered your blog through Trav's Gone Gluten Free (and your post about spinach ravioli has me searching for gluten-free ravioli recipes to try sometime in the coming months). It also makes me want to visit NY (I used to live upstate) to try out all the tasty tasty looking products bakeries/restaurants create out there...

I'd like to enter the giveaway. And why do I want to win? I was diagnosed gluten-intolerant (/possibly celiac, but haven't had the blood test yet) in mid-January, and am still exploring all the gluten-free options and products available to me, so trying out some new pasta, sauces, etc. would be pretty awesome.

Thanks! Keep up the awesome blogging!

Andrea H.

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday!! You go girl!! ;-) I love the layout of your blog! So pretty and cheerful! Congrats on your birthday and 1 year of GF blogging!! (You can leave me out of the drawing, I'm just thrilled at your success!! ;-) Have a fantastic birthday!!

jill elise said...

Happy birthday! No fair, I'm already following you on twitter! I'd love to try out some new pastas, I usually stick with the 79cents from the Asian grocery store kind. Congrats on a year gluten-free!

Linda said...

Happy Blog Birthday! And, congratulations on being gluten-free for over a year. I would love to win the gluten-free version of this giveaway. I would especially like trying the breadsticks, pastries and cookies.

Carolyn G said...

I am not gluten free but my good friend is. And I an forever and a day looking for new products to give her or to tell her about. I will be telling here about these. I would love to win so I can gift her this basket.

Carolyn G said...

I follow on twitter: carogonza

Chris C said...

I am not gluten-free, but I have been considering adopting this lifestyle for a while. It's difficult to convince myself that I really want to try gluten-free pasta when I'm staring at a package of cookies that I really want to eat. It'd be awesome to have something to try to get me over that first hurdle.


Diana H said...

Congrats on your birthday and your blogiversary. I am not a great cook, but doing Cookerati has helped me to become better and expand my horizons. So I can see how doing Gluten Free in the Shaolin can inspire you. I'm from Ohio, but I grew up in Queens, which is another reason I enjoy your posts.

Diana H said...

Geez, just add this on to my last one, because I hit the send too fast. I would love to win because I like trying out stuff (and I like winning stuff too). I'm not gluten free, but I would be willing to have either, or a combination. Good luck with all your Gluten Free Adventures.

Marlow said...

Happy Birthday!! I want to win because not only am I gluten free BUT my birthday is April 8th!!

Absolutely Not Martha said...

happy blog birthday! i don't think my earlier comment went through. (no need to enter me in drawing though.)

Carrie Oliver said...

Happy Birthday and huge congratulations to you! I'm not gluten free but have noticed that when I avoid "white things" in my diet, I keep a trimmer figure :) So if I win, the basket will cherished - we will use it for those special meals where we break the rules.

gf_adventuregrl (kate) said...

happy birthday! :) i'm gluten free and would love to enter your drawing. i have yet to find good gf pasta, and would really enjoy your recommendations from the basket. i'm also following you on twitter! i'm gf_adventuregrl. love your blog!

jenncuisine said...

Congrats on your year of blogging and being gluten free! That's quite the accomplishment!

It would be great to win this giveaway because I am constantly looking for GF foods that are tasty that I normally wouldn't make on my own from husband would love it, it would be a special treat!

Kwikly said...

Happy Birthday! :-) I am not gluten-free, but I have been considering it! I want to win cause Italian food awesome of course!

I follow you on Twitter (Kwikly) and I tweeted about this just now.

Hope I win!

Michelle said...

I feel awful that this is so late, but happy birthday to your blog and congratulations on making it through the first year!