Thursday, March 06, 2008

Gluten-Free Blog in Reader's Digest

A few of my gluten-free readers were kind enough to bring to my attention how this blog, my "Gluten Free Blog", was mentioned in the March 2008 issue of Reader's Digest Magazine as a great resource for people with Celiac Disease, gluten-intolerance, and/or a wheat-allergy. I am definitely excited about this!

I have not seen the magazine article first hand, though I'm told that the link to this blog appeared in the Large-Print edition of Reader's Digest on page 65, and on page 75 in the normal-print version. My wife and I went to the store to get a copy, but for whatever reason, the store we were at still had the February edition on the shelf. I'll try again a few days, since I definitely want a copy for my collection.

I understand there was a section in the magazine about some of the common food allergies people are facing (wheat / gluten being one), and in reference to this topic the publication listed three blogs of note, with mine being the blog identified as a great Gluten-Free resource for Recipes and helpful science and diet information (and, the author pointed out one recipe here for Gluten-Free Pumpkin Risotto as an example of the free recipes I have online).

This would explain the recent increase in sales of my Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free Gourmet Desserts Recipe Book, which I certainly am always glad to see, especially when I don't do any advertising and I don't sell it through any large retail channels or book stores. So, thank you Reader's Digest for indirectly bringing added attention to my cookbook as well - I appreciate it!

As always, I hope anyone reading my blog is finding it to be a great resource for living within the confines of a gluten-free diet (or wheat-free diet if that is your thing), and that my various gluten-free recipes also help you make the transition to life without gluten in a delicious and satisfying way. Yes, it would be great if we could all eat wheat without any ill consequences, but in the absence of that option, a repertoire of great gluten-free and wheat-free recipes can make leading a satisfying and healthy life not just possible, but also quite enjoyable!


Anonymous said...

My family has been gluten free since my son was born. It has made a hugh difference in the health of our children. There are many good foods to eat. You just have to commit yourself to it. Thank you for your article.

Jeff S said...

Congratulations on the Mention in Reader's Digest Mike! I'll have to pick up the new issue.

Natalie said...

Congrats, Mike! That is really cool. You deserve it!

Mike Eberhart said...

Thanks everyone. I need to grab a copy of that issue myself this weekend. From what I understand, it was a brief mention and link, but I'll take any free promo :)

Now, I just have to keep up the research and writing, and make sure I deliver more good reading for the gluten-free and wheat-free community!

Sondra said...

Congrats on being mentioned in The Readers Digest. I have recently bee diagnosed with Celiac and think your blog will be a great place for me!

Lynn Barry said...

Way to go MIKE!

Naomi Devlin said...

Great stuff Mike! Your readership can only continue to grow.

Who were the others mentioned I wonder?

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Gluten Free Steve said...

Congrats - that is great being featured in a national magazine. Your blizzard bread looks great.