Friday, November 7, 2014

Fork & Beans Give Away!!

 Gluten-free vegan cornbread

     My friend, Cara Reed, at Fork & Beans is well known to my regular readers as the genius who converts my Christmas cookies every year for those who can't have gluten.  I am so happy to announce that her first cookbook Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking is out and rocking!  Besides all her fantastic recipes, this book contains lots of tips for egg substitutions, two gluten-free flour recipes, lots of sauce and toppings, too!  Oh.  And gluten-free and vegan Girl Scout Cookie replicas.  You heard me.  Lucky, lucky you!  She has allowed me to share one of the recipes from her book and give one of you a free copy!  Since we're getting into soup season around here, I thought I'd share a cornbread perfect for pairing with soup, chili, or just a tall glass of (dairy free) milk.  Gluten-free Thanksgiving stuffing, anyone?  Cara also suggests adding jalapeños, canned chilies, or vegan cheese to mix it up a bit.

Gluten-free vegan cornbread

Stone-Ground Cornbread

Makes 8 slices

1 c/165 g Cara’sAll-Purpose Blend (page 166)
1¼ c/153 g stone-ground yellow cornmeal
½ c/100 g granulated sugar
3 tsp/11 g baking powder
½ tsp salt

3 tsp/9.5 g Ener-G Egg Replacer plus 6 Tbsp/90 ml water, whisk until frothy (I used Cara's chia seed substitution on p. 172)
1 c/120 ml nondairy milk
4 Tbsp/56 g vegan butter (I used Earth Balance Coconut Spread that I melted in the microwave.)

Preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C and grease an 8–inch/20-cm round pan.

Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center and pour the wet ingredients into the well. Mix until just combined. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top is lightly browned.

Drown in nondairy butter.


My whole family liked this!  Even my youngest who doesn't like cornbread.  It's sweeter than what we normally make, being Southern and all, but the flavor and texture are nice and my husband said, "It doesn't taste gluten-free at all!"  My eldest said, "It's sweeter and butterier than normal."   Considering there's no butter in it, I'd say that was a pretty good endorsement!

Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious Gluten-, Egg-, and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets Give Away
Who wants to win this?!  I know it's you.  Whether you're making the switch to gluten-free, cooking for gluten-free friends or relatives, or maybe you want to give this as a Christmas gift.  Now's your chance to win!  Just leave me a comment below or on facebook and you will be entered.  Last day for entries is November 20th by 5pm PST and the winner will be announced November 21.


  1. I would love to make a GOOD Gluten Free Cornbread! I would use real eggs in this one because they do not cause problems in my VERY food allergic household! Dee Fedor Falicki

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book! Thank you so much for the review, recipe, and giveaway!

  3. Love cornbread! This book looks like a winner :)

  4. Oh my gosh! I want to win this! I have a lot of friends who are gluten-free and I love to cook for them but a lot of the GF recipes I find are not so awesome.

  5. Thanks for the cornbread recipe :) Looks wonderful! I'm such a sucker for cornbread and chili.

  6. Awesome win. I want one of course! Thanks for contest. Kelly

  7. Oh I want! MY mom and brother are gluten free and would love some new recipes!

  8. I love Cara's recipes, especially her vegan Doritos! I can't wait to bake some of these yummy recipes!

  9. Love cornbread and I love Cara! She is such a fantastic blogger and allergy-foodie!

  10. With my newly diagnosed allergies, I really need to step up my baking skills all over again, I think this cookbook could give me some great ideas for baking in the kitchen! :D

  11. This looks amazing!! Yay for gluten-free anything!! :)

  12. Ooh! I'd like to enter the contest. My household is gluten-free and dairy-free! :) pick me!

  13. I would love to win Cara's book. I am amazed at her ingeniousness. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! pepitajobo AT icloud DOT com.


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