February 02, 2013

WIN a Copy of Sarah Wilson's I Quit Sugar Cookbook!


Those of you who have followed this blog for a while may remember my sugar-free journey. I was inspired by Sarah's e-book to do an 8 week program to quit sugar. 8 weeks turned into many more and although I now enjoy an occasional treat, I still don't get cravings for sweet things. Sarah's new hard-cover book is out now and I am so happy to have one of my recipes featured in this book.

I have one copy to give away and for your chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling why you should read this book.

Please note that this giveaway is available for Australian entries only. Entries close February 16. 2013


Good Luck!


To read more about my sugar-free journey, please visit these posts:


8 Sugar-Free Weeks http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/8-sugar-free-weeks-and-still-going.html

21-Day Sugar-Free Vegan Challenge

Week 1 http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/21-day-sugar-free-vegan-challenge-week.html

Week 2  http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/21-day-sugar-free-vegan-challenge-week_17.html

Week 3 http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/21-day-sugar-free-vegan-challenge-week_25.html

My Sugar-Free Journey http://scandifoodie.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/my-sugar-free-journey-giveaway.html

43 comments:

  1. I love sugar waaaaay too much and I have continually read about how great people have felt after quitting sugar. I would love to have this cookbook to try it out!

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  2. I really need that book I have type 2 diabetes and all I want to eat are sweets! Plus beening a mum to 3 kids under 3 I have no time to cook. This book will make it so must esay

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  3. Can we live without sugar ? that is the basic question, I've been asking and thinking a lot.. especially I didn't trust sugar-substitute products either. That is make me wonder, what inside the book, and if this work for you.. should work for me too ?

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  4. **from Irene : iriskelly11@gmail.com ** Hello. My Name is Irene and my family and I try to lead a very healthy lifestyle and I try to maintain a clean diet for all. Occaisonally we deviate from this lifestyle. Just this week my 2 year old enjoyed some homemade treats a friend had made. Within a matter of minutes his behavior changed from a happy little boy to a physco, hurting his 3 week old sister, refusing to sleep and generally being very hyped up. It was a very scary experience and I was quite upset (as was my son) when he finally calmed down. It turns out these homemade treats were laden with sugar. This experience has spurred me on to ensure proper nutrition for my family. I want to provide nutrients meals that include tasty treats without the sugar. But I lack the knowledge. I would hope that your blog coupled with Sarah's book would give me the tools to look after my family and I. Thank you.

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  5. I would like to send this to my mother in law who will be going through knee surgery and has high sugar levels. She will be off her feet for about 8 weeks recovering, so this will be a fun way to help her health as well as her knees while recovering! Dawn M

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  6. I am the mum to a 3 year old and want to start thinking about trying for a 2nd but before I do I need to shift about 10 kilos to be within a healthy BMI. I want to be as healthy and energetic as possible for my son and future child and for myself! It's time for me to make a change! :)

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  7. I would love to have a chance at reading this book. I'm an athlete-in-making and optimizing my diet would not only fix my health (seeing as I am intolerant to a load of things) but also result in better results :) I simply wish to bea healthy and full of life, pure and without poison in me. I believe I have a thing or two to learn from this book,

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  8. I'd love to try this out... and was considering starting during this week, but this book may just be the kickstart I need to activate those thoughts! I'm a huge fan of your blog and regularly try your creations - they've always been delicious! I'm not half surprised one of them has ended up in this book :)

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  9. Cheyenne Holman2 February 2013 09:02

    I would love to read this book as I'm a young exercise science/nutrition student and I want to gain as much knowledge from different sources as to the 'ideal diet' so I will have the best approach to help people with their health.

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  10. I would love to read this book because i've been quit sugar for over a year and failing spectacularly

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  11. I'm about to go paleo for 8 weeks - could really use a bit of help with the sweet areas that I'm going to be missing!

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  12. To support my man during FebFast, I agreed to give up my vice - sugar. Its day 2, and I'm chock full of headachy tiredness, and its clear I'm going to need some help! I'd love the book to help me through this month, and hopefully beyond. Thanks Maria, your blog is fantastic.

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  13. I've been trying to quit sugar for almost a year to help with my asthma. This will definitely give me more ideas of what to make :)

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  14. I have very few other vices (I don't really drink, don't smoke, don't eat junk food like McDonalds etc), but man do eat a lot of sugar. And really wish I didn't.

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  15. I should read this book because I love healthy cookbooks - I can't get enough of them! And I love winning things - although the last time I won something was in grade 4 when I won a jar of jellybeans by guessing how many there were. This would be the bookend to my jellybean win.

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  16. Thanks for pointing out this book Maria - I'll order it though Amazon
    (I live in Italy) for my son who puts so many sugars in his tea
    that it practically forms a saturated solution!

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  17. Aw man, I wish this could be for US readers as well! So don't count my reply, but I just wanted to say that I remember your sugar free cleanse and it was magnificent! I have replicated a lot of those recipes for myself and was inspired by them at how easy it was to be sugar free! Fruit is my #1 killer still, I just love it too much!

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  18. I have quit sugar before and enjoyed the results but have slipped into old habits over the last year due to stress. I would love to read this to get some new ideas about how to make the transition away from craving so many sweets!

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  19. I have yet to quit sugar... generally, I would say that I am someone who consumes sugar in moderation, but when those monthly cravings hit (PMS, anyone?), so goes my willpower... please send me this book- I think I need the education ;-)

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  20. Sugar poisons me yet it keeps hold of me like a drug.
    I wish to be empowered to free myself from it. I know deep within my being that this WILL not only heal my physical body, but also unlock stuck emotions & feelings and free my mind to perceive the world (invisible and visible) with open mind & eyes again.

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  21. I wish to participate. I am curious to read this "without sugar" cookbook. I'm alway searching for "good" recipes without anykind of sugars (natural or not). But since I live in Québec (Canada), I guess I'm not eligeable. Anyway, thanks for the contest (and it's nice price) and good luck to everybody. Monique

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  22. Being a mother of 4 children and trying to live a healthy lifestyle for me and my family, we do try to not eat foods that contain alot of sugar. If my son eats food with alot of sugar he normally breaks out with a cold sore the next day. This is so upsetting for him and for me. He feels deprived when the others have certain things and I say he can't. I would love to win and learn how to cook with out sugar, so that his health improves and my families. Thanks so much for the opportunity. :) excited xx

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  23. I exercise, try to eat right, but I feel like I'm not making progress in my fitness goals because of my super duper sweet tooth! Thanks for the blog entries and the giveaway.

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  24. I would love to give this book to my parents (bless them!) - both are overweight and suffering from health issues which could be aleviated by an improved diet but they seem to be in denial and are addicted to their daily cake and coffee (and more), and resort to fad diets like Atkins or some other only-protein-for-X-days type of thing! And it frustrates me that my kids are also an excuse for the cake cycle, they are only little and don't need things like chocolte muffins everytime they see their grandparents (which adds up to a lot in one week!) I think this book is the type of kick start and sensible guidance they need to make some changes and be inspired. I know they can do it, they just need a well-meaning push! xx

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  25. My diet has gone almost completely paleo in the past six months because of sudden and significant health problems. Eliminating sugar is the toughest call of all. I love your blog and I've also been reading posts on Sarah's site with interest. I think 'Why I Quit Sugar' will help me with my last hurdle on the road to healthy eating and will help me with restoring my overall health. It will be good for my husband and kids, too.

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  26. I follow Sarah's recipes and blog, and everything I've made is brilliant! I would love the chance to have a hard copy of her book as I love nothing more than than cooking from an actual hardback book. It would also look great on my kitchen counter.

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  27. Because I'm trying to loose weight, this book will help encourage my weight loss :D

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  28. I am always striving to eat healthier. This book sounds like a good resource to have on hand.

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  29. I definitely have a soft spot for sugar and I have tried to quit it many times especially now that I am undertaking a 12 week training program. I feel like I need that little bit of extra information about the negative effects and gain greater motivation to quit for good

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  30. I am getting to a point now where I really need to give myself that healthy kick. I know for a fact that giving up sugar and starting a healthy living routine would do wonders for me. I just don't have the will power or motivation I need to tackle it and hope that Sarah's book will be a great motivator. Thanks!

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  31. Trying to go sugar free now - it is so hard! This book would really help!

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  32. To be honest I'm a little dubious. Is it that hard? Why do I need a book to tell me to quit? Am I in denial? Give me a piece of cake and a cup of tea (white with one) and I'll think about it. :-)

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  33. My boys (aged 4 & 6) don't know about McDonald's! and I'd like to keep it that way ;o) my husband on the other hand likes to snack after work!! Being a health cautious mum I need new inspiration to make yummy treats to all my lovely boys - without the 'darn' sugar! hey they won't even know it's missing right?... Thank you so much ;)

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  34. I would love to win IQS because I'm finding that I use agave syrup way too much so need more alternatives. I have fructose malabsorption which means that I need to avoid fruit in general but I often crave sweet things particularly around the time of the month. I follow Sarah on instagram and really love her food ideas. Thank you

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  35. I would love to give a try...I absolutely love sugar and sometimes I put a lot less of sugar on a recipe, it taste ok, but can I really substitute for something else? Will taste so nice? I know that sugar is very bad for your health so that's why I would like to quit sugar. I think that 8 weeks is not a long period to get rid of this addiction, but I will give it a try...

    Thanks for the opportunity

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  36. I have long had a naughty sugar habit, and since I also have celiac and osteoporosis (at a very young age), would love to have resources to help me nourish myself better!

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  37. I eat waaaay too much sugar for my liking, and my body isn't liking me for it! I have a thousand skin issues, digestion problems that my friends don't appreciate, and I feel like I've got borderline bipolar - I get the BIGGEST mood swings throughout the day! Arghh I need this book to fix me up!!! Help!!

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  38. Hi I'm 48 years old in may 2012 I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocystic leukemia. Since then I have been having a huge lifestyle change removing meat,dairy,sugar and now trying to remove Gluten. A recipe book specifically for sugar free diets would be a great thing to own. By the way since changing my diet my test results have been steadily improving. Cheers rob

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  39. I'm a French lady with a huge sweet tooth! I grew up surrounded with croissant and patisseries, and definitely need help to quit sugar.

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  40. I really enjoyed reading your sugar-free journey and although I haven't been able to quite bite the bullet (yet!), I think this book would be a great guide and make the prospect a little less daunting. Our family has always enjoyed fresh, local and healthy food but we all have major sweet tooths, (cakes, biscuits, slices - our Achilles heal!). I think this book will prove to us that food, especially desserts, can still taste great without the white stuff, your rhubarb macaroon slice is already a regular rotation in our house. I also think quitting sugar will really help to clear my mind, recalibrate my palate and hopefully get rid of the horrible headaches I get.

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  41. I bought Sarah's I Quit Sugar e-book and I wholeheartedly agree with what she says & the whole concept of sugar as a kind of poison. I'm trying very hard to eliminate sugar from my diet, especially as my Dad is diabetic, but am finding it difficult without the recipes to help me find interesting ways with food that don't include sugar. I really love to bake and feel now that I'm not having sugar I'm really missing part of who I am. It would be wonderful to have a cookbook that can show me what I can still cook and encourage me, and my family, in this journey.

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  42. I would love to read this book because sugar is my weakness. My mother had a heart attack at 35 and I know this puts me at risk. I'm 25 now and I try to eat well, exercise, and be conscious of my health, but sugar is what really gets me. It doesn't help that being in law school adds tremendous stress to my life. I want to kick my sugar habit!

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  43. I think i would really enjoy reading this book. I enjoy following Sarah's blog and trying out her recipes. She is very inspirational to me and her tips are useful as i too was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. As a result, i am concentrating on preparing nutritious meals that support thyroid health and trying to avoid things that sabotage thyroid health. Sugar is one of the things that i need to eliminate from my diet as it has a really negative impact on the thyroid and with the help of this book, i think it would be easier for me to make that switch.

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