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When I first started weelicious over 6 years ago I wasn’t familiar with many food blogs, but there was one that I kept revisiting time and time again because the writing was just so incredible. Shauna Ahern’s site GlutenFreeGirl basically had me at hello. At the time, I knew almost nothing about being gluten-free or having celiac disease, but I quickly became captivated by Shauna and her story. With enormous bravery and a huge heart Shauna has shared her journey with readers for years, both online and subsequently in her first book Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. I can’t begin to count how many copies of that book I’ve bought for friends or recommended to people over the years. It’s one of my all time favorite cookbooks and in 2010 was named as one of the best of the year by by the New York Times (the Chef of the title is Shauna’s husband Danny, a professional restaurant chef who is her collaborator and adoring dad to their sweet daughter and budding young foodie, Lu).

Over the years I’ve watched Shauna inspire so many people to reclaim their health, demonstrating how easy, adventurous, and rewarding a gluten-free lifestyle can be. She’s a warm soul to boot and the food world is better got having her in it.

Now Shauna is back with a brand new book, Gluten-Free Girl Every Day. What I love about this book is how approachable it is for the home cook. The wide variety of recipes are easy to make and even if you only have one family member requiring a gluten-free diet no one will be able to tell from what you serve because everything is so darn tasty. With over 120 recipes for weeknight dinners and desserts and endless tips featured throughout the book which Shauna calls “feel like playing”, this is one book that needs to live on your shelf. The first recipe I made from it is this Chickpea Vegetable Stew with Brown Basmati Rice and I have to say it’s insanely delicious — an opinion shared by my occasionally vegan husband who moaned with sheer delight when he took his first bite of it.

I’m so excited to be giving away two copies of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day. To try your hand at winning, just leave me a comment below telling me what recipe you’ve been wanting to try made gluten free! I’ll post the winner later this week!

Chickpea Vegetable StewPin

Chickpea Vegetable Stew with Brown Basmati Rice + Cookbook Giveaway

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry paste
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into cubes
  • 1 yellow squash, chopped into cubes
  • 1 small eggplant, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 large bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cup cooked brown basmati rice


  • Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Once the oil is melted, add the onion and garlic.
  • Saute until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the curry paste, stir, and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the zucchini, squash and eggplant, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the coconut milk has reduced slightly, about 7 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, cilantro, and mint. Cook until the herbs begin to wilt, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and salt. Serve over brown rice.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Sodium: 510mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


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  2. The yellow curry paste adds tons of flavor so I would suggest adding in your own blend of spices in place of it. Like corriander, curry powder, turmeric, etc… 🙂

  3. I would love to cook this chickpea stew for my husband and toddler daughter, but she is allergic to cumin. I am assuming I can’t use the yellow curry paste. Do you have any substitute suggestions?

  4. Anything chocolate, usually some recipies just don’t taste the same gluten free, so I have been waiting for a great recipe in the dessert department…

  5. Thank you for introducing Gluten Free Girl. After and 8 year struggle with stomach issues for both my children we have finally found the solution. However going gluten free has not been easy. I love your blogs and I’m excited to dig in to Gluten Free Girl.

  6. Gluten free bread…would love to find a recipe that reminds me of a nice French loaf, fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside.

    This book and blog sound great. I’m going to check them out. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  7. I haven’t purposely made anything gluten free yet, but it’s something I’ve been thinking more about. This would be a great kick start!

  8. I just realized a few months ago that I needed to give up gluten. I can’t believe how fantastic I feel and wish I had done this years ago. The cookbooks sound amazing and would be great to have since the rest of the family still can eat gluten.

  9. I want to try anything gluten free that is simple and quick to make. I am all about healthier food choices for my little ones and my husband. We are also on a budget so any ingredients that are versaltile helps too.

  10. I’d love to try anything gluten free….my one year old twins are just learning to really eat, and I’m excited to give them options. If I had to choose one thing? A yummy gluten free bread.

  11. My family is gluten free so everything we cook is GF already, but I’ve never tried homemade tortillas! I’m also a big Shauna fan 🙂

  12. I have wanted to try a gluten free pizza that uses riced cauliflower for the crust! Must make learning how to make riced cauliflower a priority!!

  13. Yummy gluten free pasta dishes. My kids love noodles and would love some options for the whole family to try.

  14. Artisan bread style gluten-free bread. I don’t even know if it’s possible…

  15. sweet treats that are naturally gluten-free, i.e. not made with gluten-free flour but just not having flour in them (if that makes sense).

  16. Hard to narrow it down to just one so but I will try! Cookies, cinnamon buns, muffins, bread/buns. Any baked goods!

  17. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m working up the courage & skill to make GF Croissants as soon as the weather cools off a bit.

  18. A homemade gluten free bread would be wonderful (to make french toast with or grilled cheese with it or just plain toast 🙂

  19. I have a few very close friends who can’t eat gluten and I always wish I had a great cookie recipe that I could bake for them 🙂

  20. I’d love to make gluten free pies and butter tarts…haven’t found the best roll out dough yet. I miss eating butter tarts and pies!!! I’ve made a GF crust that you can “press” into a pie plate but have to use a crumble as the top because I can’t find a good easy recipe for pie crust! Oh how I miss pie…..

  21. I’d love to make gluten free breakfast muffins with ingredients that will keep the kiddos (and my husband’s) tummies full until lunch.

  22. Would like to try some of the gluten free pastas: quinoa, rice, millet.

  23. Mostly desserts & bread that actually taste good & have okay texture. It’s like relearning how to cook & I need help. Thanks!!

  24. Gluten free desserts- like brownies or chocolate chip cookies that are still moist and oh so delicious!

  25. Oh, that’s easy! Pancakes! My 2-1/2 year old grandson LOVES pancakes! I need a special recipe for him. 🙂

  26. I want to find a gluten free recipe for waffles that I actually like. I miss Belgian waffles.

  27. New to gluten free, so I have a ton of things wanting to try, primarily breads. I miss bread the most.

  28. I would love to make really soft, really yummy gluten free bread, and waffles, cookies, and biscuits…

  29. I want to try to make gluten free scotch eggs using lentils and gluten free breadcrumbs, not deep friend but baked and perhaps…using turkey instead of pork!!!

  30. I love love love Gluten Free Girl blueberry muffins. I can’t wait to try all the recipes in her new cookbook 😉

  31. We are new to trying gluten free foods and my son is a huge breakfast carb fan. So any GF recipes for pancakes, muffins, waffles, french toast, etc. would be great!

  32. I want to test out some of her deserts. Gluten free deserts are always so much healthier!

  33. My son is gluten (and casein) free, so I’ve become practiced at converting many recipes. In fact, many weelicious recipes convert quite well – especially the muffins. But I have yet to find a pizza dough recipe I really like. I’d also like to try a gf homemade bread.

  34. i would love to try some “comfort foods” like mac and cheese made gluten free or cupcakes…thanks for the chance to win!

  35. I was just looking for a gluten-free & casein free pancake recipe this week for my cousin that has autism. His mom has been trying many different recipes & substitutions and they all taste dry and beany. I mentioned your COTTAGE CHEESE PANCAKES if they use a gluten free flour. Your cottage cheese pancakes are super YUMMY. I make them weekly for my twin toddlers & for myself!!!

  36. I’d like to see gluten free recipes of any traditional childhood foods. My 4 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiac so we’re still learning. I’d like a recipe for Samoas or Thin Mints. I know she’ll want to be a Girl Scout, and it’s going to be hard telling her she can sell the cookies but can’t eat them. She is tough though – I think she’ll be just fine and better off down the road for eating more whole foods.

  37. I would love a great recipe for gluten free doughnuts! Also gluten free sourdough bread. Oh how I miss this bread!!!

  38. Homemade bread for my sister ! If I win the book would be a surprise gift for her !! She just started her gluten free path n would adore this !!!

  39. I’ve not really had any gluten free food that isn’t naturally that way. I suppose I’d like to try pasta or maybe a baked good like cupcakes.

  40. There isn’t necessarily a specific recipe I want to try, but I do seem to have a problem with my baked goods being extremely dry when I bake with coconut flour. This even occurs when I am following a recipe that specifically calls for coconut flour. I guess I need more practice. 🙂

  41. Are the chickpeas missing from the ingredients or am I super tired?

  42. I’d love a recipe for gluten free pancakes! Also, I don’t see in the recipe how much chickpeas I am supposed to use. Thanks!

  43. I would love this book! My son is gluten free but I am really bad about eating food he shouldn’t have. I would love some ideas of what to make that the whole family will enjoy!

  44. Having had to go gluten- and dairy-free, I really miss buttermilk biscuits. I’d be happy with a recipe that even just comes close.

  45. Scones that don’t turn out to either fall apart or become 5 pound hockey pucks!

  46. I just recently tried GF pasta – I’d like to try GF cake or bread next!

  47. GF pizza! Though really, I want to be educated on what all the possibilities are for lots of different meals. The book sounds fantastic!

  48. I want to learn to make delicious GF bread–sandwich bread. Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. tried to go gluten free for my toddler and didnt really stick to it. he needed more attention from me in the snack department. specifically cheese snacks/crackers and pretzels. that would have done it for him and also croissants. thanks for inspiring so many moms to try to be healthier for their kiddos/families and to try gluten free!

  50. I would love this cookbook it sounds awesome! I have a friend recently diagnosed with celiac disease and all the poor girl wants is a donut, I would love to make a gf version for her

  51. I would love a good, easy-to-vary GF waffle recipe. Because waffles are the best thing ever and I want to share them with my daughter!

  52. hmmm. apologies if you get this twice. huge fan of Shauna and Danny and every single thing they do. love the first cookbook and haven’t had a chance to get the second one yet – perhaps cuz i’m meant to win it??? and what recipe would i like to see made gluten-free today? a nice artisan type crusty bread or something to replace it in a panzanella recipe. thanks for the giveaway.

  53. i too am crazy about that first cookbook of Shauna and Danny’s. i’ve been working on getting this new one………..hint hint. lets see what would i like to see gluten-free? i guess an artisan type crusty bread to use in panzanella…….thanks for the giveaway.

  54. I am still searching for a standard white gf birthday cake recipe that I can use for my kids! Thanks!!

  55. Would love to know how to make waffles gluten free (and many others). I’ve just started looking into gluten free cooking for my family. 🙂

  56. Entered! Hope I win the book, my Mom is pre-diabetic. I would love to give this to her!

  57. Have a friend who’s gluten free and I’m always having to plan playdate snack food and am coming up short except for fruits as even oats are out of the game … would love easy mini muffins that don’t involve spending a ton on gluten-free flours (would love to easily be able to make it at home)

  58. Oh… so many things that I’d like to try! Waffles… cupcakes… cookies…

  59. My favorite restaurant in Door County serves the yummiest buckwheat pancakes. I would love to make some of those in the future.

  60. I want to make gluten free coconut cake!! I haven’t made any since I was diagnosed a few months ago 🙁

  61. My favorite meals are breakfast meals so a recipe for a gluten free pancake or French toast meal would be AMAZING!

  62. I have a few friends who cannot have gluten so I’d like to have a few recipes in my arsenal that I can serve them’

  63. I am new to the gluten free cooking world. I love to bake. I would love to know how to bake cakes, breads, an pancakes/waffles gluten free.

  64. I would love to try a gf donut- that texture HAS GOT to be hard to replicate!

  65. I would love to see my favorite comfort food made gluten free – Chicken and Dumplings.

  66. Saag paneer with naan. My favorite breads (naan, jewish rye, sourdough) seem hardest to make both good AND gluten free.

  67. I make a killer everyday whole wheat sandwich bread – I was love to make it gluten free.

  68. Thanks for the contest! I would just DIE if I could serve gluten free clam chowder in a sour dough bowl. (In fall/winter… Today it’s too hot for that!?

  69. I only recently got into gluten-free baking and it can be a bit overwhelming! I’d love to make a GF-version of my coconut rum cake or maybe a go-to pancake recipe.

  70. I would love to try and make some GF dinner rolls/bread. Thanks for offering this opportunity to win an awesome cookbook!

  71. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful cookbook, I am looking forward to trying out all of the recipes! I have been wanting to try and make gluten free cinnamon rolls for a while now….yum!

  72. Recently found out I’m gluten intolerant and found GlutenFree Girl and The Chef soon after. To have one of their cookbooks would be awesome!! I have a whole repertoire of meals I need to relearn to cook for myself and my 5 year old!

  73. I have been gluten free for over 40 years. Most recipes can translate to an acceptable gf recipe. However the one thing that I miss the most is a good recipe for pierogies. Can’t find a recipe that does those little purses of goodness jhsticr

  74. Waffles look pretty good…then again so does that chickpea veggie stew. Yum! maybe its past time for lunch?!?

  75. I have been a gluten free baker for 5 years now and still have yet to test the waters of chocolate croissants!

  76. Hi Catherine. I copied your chickpea veggie stew recipe immediately. It looks delicious!! My family eats a lot of bean burritos. I would love to learn how to make a great gluten free tortilla , one that satisfies and is delicious. That would make my day. Thanks for the chance to win Gluten-Free Girl Everyday. How exciting.

  77. Gluten-free flatbread please. We have been eating a lot of vegetarian Indian food, and really missing the naan.

  78. Newly diagnosed celiac .so I’m listening and watching everything. Can’t wait to try the veggie stew. I have everything but the yellow curry paste and will be buying that on my next outing. Thanks

  79. I definitely want to learn how to make gluten-free pizza crust! (Maybe a cauliflower type crust, since my fiancee sometimes thinks the flavor of chickpea flour is too strong…)

  80. I just love all the recipes, the thinking (and hard work) has already been done. I’ve been gluten free for 10 years and it was so hard back then, but you have made it so easy for me and others. Thank you for all your hard work.

  81. I could be wrong (totally possible) but I don’t see the chickpeas (or the amount) in the ingredients list? 15 oz can, or home cooked? Thanks!

  82. I want to get some gf sourdough making under my belt. Always looking for good portable snacks, too.

  83. When I first had to go gluten-free I was pretty down. But after a year I have learned alot and I eat well.

  84. I’ve really been wanting to try gluten-free pizza, but still haven’t had the chance!

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