The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook: Review & Giveaway

Everything Slow Cooker

I am tickled pink to tell you that fellow blogger, Carrie Forbes of Ginger Lemon Girl, has a cookbook coming out next month.  As you can tell from the title, it’s a book of gluten-free slow cooker recipes.  I love using my slow cooker, and if you do too, or if you would like to use yours more, you are sure to love this book.

A Few Highlights

  • The book contains 300+ gluten-free recipes and nearly EVERY recipe can be adapted to be casein/dairy-free if it’s not already listed as dairy-free!
  • The book contains about 40% “whole foods” recipes — meaning over 125+ recipes in the book are for naturally gluten-free foods like fresh vegetables, meat, chicken, eggs, rice, potatoes, etc.
  • There are also gluten-free “quick food” options using helpful and easy-to-find convenience ingredients such as gluten-free pasta, canned vegetables and fruits, etc.
  • There are GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE BAKED GOODS included in this book! YES! You can make homemade gluten-free BREAD AND CAKE in your slow cooker!
  • The book contains chapters for kid-friendly foods AND recipes that use 5 Ingredients or Less.
  • These recipes were designed to be EASY, SIMPLE, (mostly) HEALTHY, and Delicious recipes for the entire family to enjoy!

My Thoughts

This is a well thought out book that begins with information on the gluten-free diet and slow cooker basics.  As for the recipes, well, there are a ton of them and so much variety.  There is definitely something for everyone.  I can see this book being my go-to slow cooker cookbook for years to come.

I made the Ground Beef Ragout last week, and it was a big hit. Doesn’t it look delicious?

Ground Beef Ragout

A Handful of Recipes

To give you an idea of the kinds of recipes included in the book, here are just a few:

  • Gluten-Free Cornbread
  • Blueberry French Toast Casserole
  • Swedish Meatballs with Gravy
  • Fingerling Potatoes with Herb Vinaigrette
  • Comforting Chicken and Rice Soup
  • Lone Star State Chili
  • Easy Italian Spaghetti
  • Tamale Pie
  • Chicken and Gluten-Free Dumplings
  • Rotisserie-Style Chicken
  • Meatloaf-Stuffed Green Peppers
  • Spiced Apple Cider Turkey
  • Simple Tomato Soup
  • Cheesy Toast Casserole
  • Slow Cooker Yeast/Sandwich Bread
  • Creamy Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Where to Buy the Book

According to Carrie, the best price is on Amazon where it is listed for almost half the cover price. I would love it if you used my affiliate link:  The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook.  The book will be released on October 18th, but you can preorder it now.


The Giveaway

Carrie is giving away one copy of her book to one of my lucky readers.

  • This giveaway is limited to residents of the 48 contiguous United States aged 18 and older.
  • One entry per person.
  • Enter by leaving a comment on this post (please do not send an email).
  • The giveaway begins September 18, 2012 and ends on September 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm eastern time .
    No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winners will have 24 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a free electronic copy of the cookbook, but was not paid to write this review. The opinions in this post are my own.

Disclosure:  This post contains one or more affiliate links.  If you click on a link and buy something, I receive a small percentage of the sale.

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  1. Jessie says

    this looks like a great cookbook!! thanks for the giveaway!

    kochac22 at yahoo dot com

  2. says

    I would love to win this book for my sister who has Celiac. Her three kids are also gluten-free and she always is cooking in her slow cooker. Thanks!

    gfreefun @

  3. Mary A says

    My nephew has recently gone gluten free. This would make a great gift for his mom.

  4. Jenny says

  5. Kasey says

    Excited about this giveaway!!! My 9 year old daughter and I are both gluten intolerant. This would be a great way to learn some new meals this winter! Thank you!

  6. Mary says

    My whole family (6 of us) have celiac disease, so easy meals are awesome! I love my slow cooker.

  7. Amber says

    I’d love this book. I’m always on the lookout for slow cooker recipes that fit our way of eating.

  8. Victoria Graves says

    I use my slow cooker a lot, and have some “tried and true” old favorites, but often it isn’t worth the hassle to tweak recipes to make them gluten free, so I don’t branch out too much. Would be nice to have a go-to book that is already “safe.” I look forward to it.

  9. Sheila Skeans says

    I am very excited about this cookbook! Of course, I would LOVE to win a copy! Best of luck as you enter the book market.


  10. Staci says

    I love my slow cooker but I’ll be honest I’ve run out of ideas. This cookbook would be an awesome addition to my kitchen. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  11. Molly says

    As a busy mom of four managing a full time career, a traveling husband kids in karate, guitar and piano lessons, soccer (times 2), dance, cheer, gymnastics and baseball I depend on my slow cooker to have dinner ready for my family. Only two of the 6 of us have gluten intolerance so this cook book would give our family to jolt of freshness for all to enjoy! Thank you for the opportunity!

  12. karen says

    I recently discovered I needed to be on a Gluten free diet, and what little I have learned and thru email newsletters is helping me, I would LOVE to win this cookbook, it would be a tremendous help– thank you for the chance to maybe win it

  13. Lori Borner says

    Just had the second person in our family diagnosed with gluten intolerance and the second person is going in kicking and screaming!! This would really help show them that this condition can be managed without a lot of work. They currently think that their dad only eats meat and potatoes!! I am new to your website and have really been enjoying all the information even though we have been dealing with this issue for years.

  14. JillW says

    I use my slow-cooker often year-round and even more during the fall and winter seasons. This looks like a great book to help take the guesswork out of adapting recipes for my g-f family, and I appreciate your mention that many of the recipes are easy to adapt to casein-free. G-f bread in the slow-cooker? Really? I have and love the Everything Juicing cookbook, so I’d love to put this one next to it. :) Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  15. Kim Halper says

    I would love to own a copy of this book as I have just begun the gluten free lifestyle and this would be a great resource to have especially now that fall weather is here and it’s perfect slow cooker weather!

  16. Laura M says

    So excited! Love to use my slow cooker already, plus having more GF options, especially ones also DF, will be wonderful!

  17. Beth says

    Ginger Lemon Girl was the first GF recipe I ever made and still make to this day. Her recipes are always fantastic and I would absolutely LOVE to win her book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Reggie Greenleaf says

    Would love to have this as my husband is not only gluten intolerant but no dairy, tomatoes, soy, corn, etc so i am constantly looking for different things and since I work my crockpot is my stove! The bread recipes would be a BIG hit!

  19. says

    I would love to win this cookbook! I have been gluten-free and dairy-free for almost 4 months and it is a challenge to cook for me and my hubby who does not have to eat GF and DF.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great cookbook!

  20. Heather Chupp says

    My slow-cooker is on the counter doing it’s job right now! As a family of 7 – most of us gluten free, this would be a great resource to have. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  21. Laura M says

    I am putting this book at the top of my wish list! Good thing Christmas is coming:-)

  22. kerri brennan says

    getting cool here in colorado so the slow cooker is living on the kitchen counter once again.

  23. Leah Skinner says

    I would love that Ragout recipe, it looks so delicious. I would be thrilled to receive a copy of this book. With fall right around the corner, kids in school and multiple sports, this is just the book I need to keep us all eating healthy and gluten free! Can’t wait to see it!!

  24. Stephanie says

    The cookbook does look wonderful! And I really enjoy her blog as well. Thank you for all your great info each week!

  25. Sandy Moses says

    I would love to win The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooking Cookbook by Carrie Forbes. This is the time of the year when I start using my slow cooker more because of the good fall soups and meals. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this!

  26. Mary Costello says

    With two high schoolers in sports and music, plus therapies for my child with spec. Needs, I simply must start using the slow cooker. This looks like just the book to get me going.

  27. Rosanne says

    I would love to have this book! I love to use my crock pot but find that a lot of the recipes I have don’t work for gluten free. So, I end up eating a salad while my family eats the crock pot food.

  28. Dawn says

    Wow, what a great looking cookbook. Would love to have some new crockpot recipes!!

  29. Karin Goodman says

    Would love to win this cookbook. I am always looking for ways to simplify my gluten free meals for myself and my family.

  30. Tracie says

    Sounds like a great cookbook…I am looking forward to some new recipes for my crockpot!! Email is tlhitter@gmail

  31. Kaye says

    I’m so blessed to have found this site. I need all the help I can recieve about being Gluten Free. I would love the chance to win this cookbook.

  32. Sherron says

    Just the other day I was wondering if there was a slow cooker recipe book that had gf recipes. Thank you so much for letting me know about this book!

  33. Katie Miglore says

    This cookbook sounds like something I would use all the time due to my busy schedule!

  34. Chelsea Turrone says

    I’m definitely going to have to buy a few copies for family and friends! I love my slow cooker!!!!

  35. Jenny G says

    I would love to have this book. I use my slow cooker all the time and am a newbie to being GF.

  36. Shari Hegland says

    I love using the slow cooker and could definitely use some new g-free ideas for feeding my family (DS and I are both gluten-free). Thanks for all of the ideas I find on your blog, also!

  37. Heather says

    I love my slow cooker and we eat gluten free so this sounds like my kind of book!

  38. Suzi Mad says

    I LOVE recipe books, especially looking forward to this, there is gonna be a TON of GF recipes to share with the family, even though I am the only one with Gluten Sensitivity!!

  39. Allegra Wright says

    This cookbook looks great! I don’t use my slow cooker enough, but with so many whole food recipes, this looks like my future will include this cookbook! WooHoo! Your review has me sold! Thanks!

  40. Jess K says

    I would love to win this cookbook! How do you cook sweets in a slow cooker? I have always been wary of those recipes before. Maybe this is the chance that I need!

  41. Sharon says

    I have made lots of Carries website recipes with great success. I would love to try out some crock pot recipes as well! Looks great!

  42. Jacki Galauskas says

    This book looks great. I am new to gluten free cooking and would love a copy of the book.

  43. Debra says

    Always looking for easy, cook themselves, recipes for my Gluten Free Family! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  44. Linda Maphet says

    Love using my crockpot and am really to have a good and varied selection of recipes that are gluten-free!

  45. PAT says

    The recipes sound fantastic. I never imagined that so many dessert recipes could be made in a crock pot. Would definitely love to win this cookbook.

  46. Maria says

    I appreciate the head’s up for this cookbook! I mostly use the slow cooker for the family members who are not GF and make something else for myself. Wouldn’t it be fun to cook for everyone at once :)

  47. Linda:-) says

    I’m so excited to hear about this cookbook!! I use my slow cooker year round and even several times a week sometimes. I have chicken and rice cooking in it right now and a few days ago made gluten free meatloaf and vegetables. Having more Gluten Free recipes for the slow cooker close at hand would be awesome. :-)

  48. Terri Renfrow says

    I would love to win Carrie’s cookbook! I am a single mother of two children. Times are a bit tough right now. Having a cookbook from a dear friend with all slow cooking recipes will help tremendously with our evenings.

  49. Terri Renfrow says

    I would love to have this cookbook! I am a single mother of two children. Having this cookbook with all the crock pot meals will help out tremendously.

  50. Aletha says

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I love crock pot meals! It would be nice to branch out from our mundane meals. I’m so excited about this book! Thanks for sharing!

  51. Teri Piver says

    I would love this cookbook! I make a meal each week for my Bible study group, several of which are gluten-free. This would be a big help in my meal planning!

  52. Colette says

    Just emailed my hubby with the link and a hint for Christmas. Not too subtle of a hint. But I can always retract the hint if I win it. :)

  53. Susan says

    This looks a like a wonderful book – I’d like to use my slow cooker more often! Thanks for offering a copy of this book to a fortunate reader, whoever that person might be!

  54. Jackie says

    Would love to try this wonderful cookbook. It would be a god send for me, working night shift, to just put something in the crock and have my meal ready upon waking up.

  55. Elizabeth Forbis says

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I am new to the whole GF thing and am a little (ok a LOT) overwhelmed!

  56. Jennifer says

    This looks like a great cookbook! I would love to have more gluten free ideas for my crockpot!

  57. Jen says

    I am grateful that websites like this are available and that cookbooks about gf are coming out! Thank you!

  58. Tracey King says

    Now that it’s getting cooler the crockpot is one of my “go tos.” Sounds like a great cookbook!

  59. Terri says

    Looks like a great book. It is so easy to get into a rut with somewhat limited choices and difficulty in eating out, and I would love to do more slow cooker recipes. I hope I am the one to win this!

  60. Elaine says

    The weather is turning chilly where I live. Perfect for slow cooked comfort foods. Don’t have many gluten free cookbooks since my diagnosis earlier this year. Sounds like a winner!

  61. Carrie Holdcraft says

    I would LOVE this cookbook. I LOVE using my slow cooker, especially during the school year when I’m the busiest.

  62. Melissa D says

    I would love to win this!! I love slow cooking and always need new GF recipies!

  63. Karol says

    I would love to win this. I use our slow cooker all the time, especially in the colder months. This would be so wonderful to have :)

  64. Leslie Hayhurst says

    I would enjoy winning this. My family gets together every Monday night for dinner and we have all chosen to go gluten free. it would be fun to make all these gluten free meals for them.

  65. patricia J. says

    This recipe book sounds wonderful and I love crockpot cooking.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. Tammy B says

    Gluten Free and Slow cooker ….That is an awesome combo. I would love this giveaway

  67. Donna S. says

    I am just starting to use my crockpot for fall cooking. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. says

    My slow cooker is my favorite kitchen appliances to make chili but I did not realize you could do so many things with it!

  69. Colleen M. says

    I use my slow cooker often, but always with the same few recipes. Would love to have a book that is GF and adaptable to DF also!! Would love to be a winner. Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. says

    Delicious-looking picture! I need to use my crock pot more!! Thanks for sharing your review, and a copy of the book :)

  71. Cindy W. says

    I love to use my crockpot for meals. It would be great to win a copy of this new book. Thank you for the giveaway.

  72. Loretta says

    My daughter has just been diagnosed w/ Celiac/Crohn’s Disease, so this would be a WELCOMED addition to our household!!

  73. Peggy says

    I could really use this cookbook – I work full-time and we have only been gluten free for a year. I need time savers and ideas!

  74. Gretchen says

    I teach 2 nights a week so dinner needs to be something that everyone can serve up when they each get home. And it needs to be gluten free! This book looks great!

  75. Marsha says

    What a great looking book. Cant wait to get a copy. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

  76. Erin H. says

    Thanks for the chance to win Carrie’s book. I’ve been following her blog for nearly 3 years and I’ve learned so much from her. Can’t wait to use her book . . . gotta love the slow cooker!

  77. Susan says

    What a great cookbook. The weather starts to get chilly and I get the urge to cook comfort food and for me the crock-pot is the perfect place to start. Now add GF and crock-pot in the same title and it has to be awesome! Thanks for this offer!

  78. Jackie Zingaro says

    Looks like this book is full of yummy GF meals. As a gal with a Gluten sensitivity, I can appreciate the hard work that went into creating this book! Thanks for offering a chance to win it in your giveaway!

  79. Jeanne Clarke-Walker says

    Thanks for the giveaway – giving someone am opportunity to try your slow cooker recipes. I have been gluten intolerant for a while but like most people didn’t know (misdiagnosed etc) and then not really wanting to be accepting – I am sure you have heard this many times. My grandson is celiac and I would love to be able to send this to his mom (single working mom) to give her the opportunity to make the family quick healthy meals that they can all enjoy.

  80. Amber says

    Thanks for the chance to win. Two great things- gluten free and slow cooking! Sounds like the perfect book :-)

  81. Alisha says

    I NEED this cookbook, with my husband having Celiac and four boys ages 1-6 I seriously NEED this cookbook, I need to be able to feed my family healthy meals without a ton of time used for prepping and cooking.

  82. Chris says

    This book looks like a keeper…if I don’t win I may just have to buy it! Fingers crossed :)

  83. Deborah says

    What a great idea! I would love a copy. It would be great for my family too!

  84. TuesdaiGirl says

    I love using the crock pot in the fall and winter.. Its just around the corner and I need some new Gf recipes!

  85. Kathleen says

    My family loves crockpot meals. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  86. Gale Rowland says

    This is just the cookbook for what I am attempting to do!!! I am Gluten intolerant, my granddaughter has Crohns, and she has two very young sons with Autism and I am trying to work up recipes that will be good for all of us!! I think once we can get us a set of recipes that can help with all the digestive problems we will see a big difference for everyone. I am going bookmark the book on Amazon in case I am not the winner! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!!

  87. Jessica says

    I would love this book!! my hubby recently laid off will be making most dinners for now, he doesn’t require gluten free meals like I do and so isn’t very familiar with cooking gluten free. Also since I love to cook have been doing the majority of the cooking/grocery shopping for the last 9 years. this book would be great for easy meals that would be ready when I get home.

  88. Lynann says

    Oooo, I want this! We are new to being gluten free, but recently found out my 6yr old daughter has celiac. I work evenings and everything my husband used to cook for them is full of gluten. I think he’ll be a happy guy if I start using the crockpot so he doesn’t have to worry about he can make!

  89. Ella says

    I would love a copy. My slow cooker is begging to be used more this fall!

  90. Martha Brochu says

    I’m just beginning to delve into gluten free cooking and slow cooker cooking is such a time I’m looking forward to trying the recipes you have created..Good Luck with your upcoming book sales…

  91. Carolyn Medaris says

    I am fairly new to the gluten-free way of life. I enjoy using my slow-cooker and this book would be a great addition to help me cook gluten-free.

  92. Jill Hartley says

    I’d love to win!! I just found out I have celiac disease and it would be a great resource!

  93. Joyce Powel says

    Am looking forward to this cookbook! Have followed Ginger Girl’s blog for a long time and like her on Facebook. Met her in Charlotte at the allergy event and sampled her fabulous brownies – yum!

  94. Cathy S. says

    I would love to have this cookbook! GF in my crockpot – sounds like a dream!

  95. Theresa C. says

    I would love to win this book. I have been GF since May of 2012 and have been trying different recipes

  96. Katya Turov says

    Looks awesome. I love my crockpot, and now is the perfect weather to use it. Would love a cookbook with g.f. recipes for the crockpot. I don’t think i’ve seen one before. Thanks!

  97. Deborah says

    The sampling of recipes looks great…would love to win the cookbook and try them!!

  98. says

    Motherhood along with both working and going to school full time = crock pot my best friend. I think would be a wonderful addition!

  99. Cristi Perkins says

    Would love to have a copy of this book. Would help make weekday meals easier.

  100. Holly says

    I would love this, been following Carrie for years and now that school, scouts, and dacne are in full swing my crockpot is always in use!!

  101. eva says

    This looks like a great book! As being newly gluten free, this book looks like just what I need for making the healthy gluten free meals for my family…especially with the favorite way to cook!

  102. julie tisi says

    I am new to gluten free cooking, and new to using a slow cooker. I got one for christmas and only used it 3 times. one meal was a disaster, the other 2x–pot roast–was ok. this book would be so useful to me !

  103. Patti Harris says

    I would love to win this book for my 9 yr old grandson. He has behavioral and learning issues and it was suggested to try a gluten free way of eating however its not something I have ever done. So this would be extremely helpful and life changing for him. Thank you.

  104. Linda says

    Hey Linda – it’s Linda! Been following you on Facebook a while. Just want to eat healthier! And I know a friend who could benefit from this book! I intend to pass it on, so I hope to win it! :)

  105. CarlaG says

    This is wonderful! I love my slow cooker and I can’t wait to see how to cook bread in a slow cooker. Thanks for the giveaway.

  106. SandyS says

    I have just started gluten free cooking for a girl I am mentoring. She is in college and has such a hard time finding good food to eat at school. This cookbook would be a wonderful addition to her “College Care package” since her major is Nutrition!

  107. says

    I love my slow cooker (I have 3 actually) and think it is the best way to cook :) Can’t wait to see all the recipes in the book.

  108. Amy Cheng says

    My mom was recently diagnosed as having CD at the age of 70. I’d like to win this book and be able to cook for her. Thank you!

  109. Sonila says

    I have enjoyed Carrie’s gluten and dairy free recipes and would love to try her crock pot ones!

  110. Nancy says

    Just starting to research my choice to go gluten free. This would be such a big help! Sounds like a GREAT resource! Fingers crossed!! : )

  111. Kim Brown says

    Both my husband and I have Lyme disease so gluten is totally out. This book sounds like it can simplify cooking and help me make food ahead for freezing.

  112. Mary Walker says

    I love using my slow cooker!! This cookbook sounds great…thanks for the giveaway!!

  113. Heather Andreasen says

    I love using the slow cooker-and being new to the GF diet this would be amazing!

  114. Debbie Aristone says

    This book sounds wonderful.
    Thanks for your willingness to give in a give away.

  115. Nicki says

    Really needto did out my slow cooker. These recipes sound awesome. Thanks for the giveaway. Will buy This book for a friend who has CD.

  116. Tracy says

    This book looks great! Being a hockey mom, I am always looking for fast and easy recipes to make for the family!

  117. April says

    I am hoping I can win this cookbook so badly… haha! Thanks for the chance! :)

  118. cynthia says

    My daughter and I are trying really hard to covert to healthy eating in all capabilities
    I am borderline diabetic, have off the hook high cholesterol and can’t take meds because my CPK in my heart goes up so I have to do it with diet, I just had lumbar surgery for spinal stenosis and disk generation and my left leg is now numb with muscle weekness, ( neuropathy).
    My mother and father both had cancer. With all that going on, your cookbook eod definitely be wonderful to have teaching us healthy cooking while still tasting good. We need a life change in eating and we need tolearn how to prepare our foods. Not just diet. Thank you so much for your consideration for our winning

  119. sherri says

    This looks like a great cookbook to have especially i like easy recipes and with working out full time.

  120. i22027 says

    Glorious food. Yes, nothing like healthy home made gluten free food. The aroma hits me when I open the door. I can only think of yummy food.

  121. Diana R. says

    I would like to win this book and try out the recipes in my new slow cooker!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. kim bentzinger says

    New to gluten free, work retail use alot of slow cooker meals

  123. Jeanne Leder says

    I am really intrigued by the looks of this cookbook. It looks really helpful! I think I need to win it!!! :)

  124. Crystal D. says

    I love my slowcooker and am always looking for new gluten-free recipes to use in it!

  125. Kari G says

    This book looks awesome…I am new to GFCF and would love some go to recipes…

  126. Desiree says

    Oh my goodness I would love to win a copy of this cookbook! Thank you for the chance!

  127. Teresa Prier says

    I just found out after being sick for 25 years that all my sicknesses are because of the gluten in my food! With happy tears I am greatful to start my new life GF! I think no mater who gets these free cookbooks, they will be blessed immeasurably but the gifts these recipes will bring!

  128. Karen says

    Love her blog and would love to teach my kids to use the crockpot with her cookbook!

  129. Jen says

    Thanks for a GF cookbook! It will be a great addition to anyone’s kitchen, GF or not!

  130. Trudi Petersen says

    Oh, this is a great idea. Can’t wait to get it. More ideas for my picky eater:-)

  131. Leah S says

    I am new to slow cooker cooking. So far I love it, and am looking forward to having this book in my kitchen!

  132. Chris says

    I would gift this to my daughter who is now needing this kind of assistance. AWESOME giveaway!

  133. Kelly says

    I love my slow cooker and am always on the look out for yummy recipes my GF daughter will eat.

  134. Amy Z says

    This would probably make my gluten free life easier now that I am working again. I’m always looking for new recipes and ways to simplify the meal-making process, so I look forward to getting a copy of this resource!

  135. nina says

    This would help so much . I bet there is alot of diffrent meals I could make. My hubby is the one with Celiac disease and I work . He would just need to watch the pot. Yummy

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