You know when you are a little kid and excited for your birthday or Christmas, and all the adults tells you that giving is better than receiving? You look at them in disbelief and think “yeah, right, bring on my presents please!”. Then you get a little older and you see a little glimmer of what they mean when you find the perfect gift for a loved one and can hardly wait to give it to them. Then you get a little older still, making your own money, and you find that it really is quite pleasurable to spend it on someone other than yourself. And then suddenly you are a grown up, with little children of your own, and you hardly think about your own wants or needs at Christmas and birthdays, but find yourself wild with excitement at the thought of watching your kids open up their gifts. That’s when you finally feel that it might be true: it is better to give than to receive.
Well, dear reader, here I am, two days after my 40th birthday, and I am giving gifts to you. Or rather, I am giving you the opportunity to win a gift here on All Day I Dream About Food. As you probably know, many of my recipes are made with products by Bob’s Red Mill, and I usually have at least 3 or 4 open Bob’s packages in my baking cupboard. They also happen to be very nice people and I’ve had nothing but good vibes when I’ve worked with them in the past. So I asked them to help me celebrate my birthday, the big 4-0, and they agreed to let me host a little giveaway of my top 5 favourite low carb, gluten free products.
I love their hazelnut meal, it was the inspiration behind my Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake, so that had to go into the prize pack. And I use their golden flax seed meal all the time for pancakes and muffins, like my Pumpkin “Bran” Muffins. Their coconut flour is perfect for making my Light and Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes. And I use their xanthan gum all the time in baking, my single bag has lasted me a good 2.5 years, and I bake a LOT! It was a toss up for the last product, as I find so many useful. But I settled on their shredded coconut, which is perfect in treats like my Cranberry Almond Macaroons. It’s a great prize pack and perfect for any low carb, gluten-free baker!
Please note that Bob’s Red Mill simply agreed to provide the products for the winner of this giveaway. I did not receive any product or compensation from them for this post.