You guys!! Welcome to the NEW So…Let’s Hang Out. Do you like my new digs?
I’m kind of freaking out right now. Like, more than a little. Hyperventilating maybe. Definitely doing a little bit of a happy ugly-cry This transformation has been months in the making, and I’m just so happy to be sharing it with you all. I feel like a bit of a crazy person to be weeping over a new site design… but, this little corner of the web and the community that we’ve built has become my baby. Is it weird to call a community a baby? I don’t even know. Don’t hold it against me. I’m busy doing jazz hands with a side of tears. I’m ready to party with you, drink a cocktail and then maybe go to sleep for a solid thirteen hours. All the emotions, friends. All of them. Who wants a hug? I’m feeling sappy.
In order to properly celebrate, I’m going to be giving away some of my favorite things. Because, what’s a party without a big ol’ swag bag? Probably still a party. But, presents are super fun-right? Totes. Today, to kick things off I’m giving away SIX of my favorite gluten free, grain-free, paleo cookbooks to one lucky reader! All of these have been generously donated by my super talented author friends (fist bumps, you guys… total fist bumps) in order to celebrate my relaunch! These book are some of the best in my collection. I really hope you enjoy them too!
Anyway, before you dash off and try to win ALL the cookbooks– maybe take a peek around. We’ve got a couple new sections to poke around in. Check out the new recipe gallery, and my new shop where you can easily purchase some of my favorite gadgets and pantry staples! Fun, right? Should we hug again? Okay. That’s good.
Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to win a copy of ALL of the books seen above: The Zenbelly Cookbook, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans, Real Life Paleo, The Paleo Slow Cooker & The Paleo Foodie.
And, as always… THANK YOU. It’s never lost on me that you guys take time out of your day to come and read my rambles and to make my food. I hope you have as much fun here as I do. So, let the wild rumpus begin…PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.
The redesign looks great!!! On the give away thingy, the Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest URL’s seems to be missing the : after http so they all go to an error page. Luckily, I already follow you so I knew I didn’t need to do all that! Good to see you’re feeling better!
my favorite food memory is cooking Sunday pasta dinner with my grandpa ☺️
Love the new design…congratulations!
The redesign is so so SO pretty and perfect! Love it all – congrats girl!!
Love the new site, thanks for the giveaway!
The site is beautiful…..hugs! My favorite memory is of my grandparents garden off their old big house. It was a huge rambling garden, and I would sneak anything that was ready and go and sit by the stream at the edge of the property. I would wash my bounty and eat my feast in the forget me nots 🙂
My favorite food memory is eating street vendor food with my cousins in the Philippines. So good! I miss the food and I miss my family.
Fave food memory is visiting Hershey’s Chocolate Factory as a kid!
My favorite food memory is the smell of homemade soup my mother cooked during the winter.
Love your new website! Fondest food memory is my mom’s tuna casserole. Weird, I know.
My favorite food memory is making homemade chocolate malts with my grandma, in a fancy vintage malt glass and all. Your new design is fabulous, and my kitchen + tummy would be so happy with these cookbooks!
Love the design Gina! Did you draw the header?
Nice clean layout, less clutter. WTG !
My favorite food memory is a trip to Spain I took with my husband. The food was phenomenal, and we loved seeing the bodegas with ham hocks hanging across the walls and ceilings.
I remember at the holidays there we would be mounds and mounds of food as everyone in my large family contributed but the stuffed grape leaves or dolmas. OMG, they were the stuff my dreams were made of as a child and I still adore them to this day. Not the ones you get at the salad bar at the grocery store. The ones rolled by hands that I knew with lots of mint and plenty of rice. (yes – rice) and fresh slices of lemon to squeeze over them. Heaven. Just heaven. Second to that was the baklava. I miss those holidays but sitting down with a plate of grape leaves brings me back even if just for a minute.
I don’t have a specific memory. I do like when I make a meal and everybody seems happy with the meal and the great company!!
My favorite memories are made when I can BBQ with my family. 🙂
A favorite food memory is getting together with friends, everyone bringing veggies, cheese, meat, etc. and deciding what to cook together. We would then have a pretty epic feast at the end! Ah, summer…
Always looking for a great, new cookbook!
Oh wow this is a toughie i have so many!!! One of my favorite food memories will always be the first time I tasted a kiwi. It was cold and sour and strange and new…and I loved it!! Still do 🙂
ahhhh love it! Congrats on the new blahhhg design and makeover! It’s beyond fabulous!
oh and duh – favorite food memory is totally sitting around the table with my family and cracking jokes until someone snorts mashed potatoes out of their nose. Be warned – it’s possible! =)
Love the new digs…and would LOVE all of these cookbooks 🙂 🙂
My favorite food memory is eating the best pasta of my life on top of a hill in a small town in Tuscany.
OMG, I absolutely LOVE the new design. Way to go, Gina! You’re rockin’ it, girl, and I cannot wait to see all the things you share with us in the near future!
My favorite food memory is sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen while she baked pies. I was really young, so I couldn’t help her, but I sat and chatted with her. I regret not taking advantage of her expertise, as she passed nearly five years ago, and though my mom has showed me how she made her special pies, they’ll never be the same.
My dad would pick a food he liked then would keep trying recipes of that food until he found the one he liked the best. My favorite food streak of his was carrot cake.
my favorite food memory is having chocolate chip pancakes for dinner as a kid on the nights when my dad had to work late
Eating dinner at Charlie Trotter’s restaurant. We sat at the table in the kitchen…amazing food and an amazing experience!
My favorite food memory is eating Beef Wellington with my daughter on the lawn of our hotel in Hawaii while a band played.
Very nice new look!
I remember eating pimento cheese sandwiches at my Nana’s when I was so little. I hated them, but I loved my Nana. 🙂
I would loveeeee to win these cookbooks! I used to love family lasagna night 🙂 now it’s veggie lasagna but still great!
Love the new recipe gallery!
I love the new look Gina, I really, really LOVE it. Those little illustrations that pop up on your nav bar — the perfect touch, xo!!
Stumbled upon this blog through instagram and absolutely love it! Keep up the good work and good recipes 🙂 New site looks amazing!
The new site design looks awesome. I would be so psyched to win the cookbooks!
My favorite food memories are from my semester abroad in Spain during college. I lived with a host mother who spoke no English and delighted in introducing me to new foods and the local way of eating. My favorite meal was when she would open a brown paper parcel from the market and dump out a huge pile of steamed and fried shellfish and fish in the middle of the table. There was no pretense or need for utensils, everyone just went at it with their hands and washed the food down with delicious Spanish wine.
My favourite food memory would be my mom waking me up with a homemade cake on my birthday! Best thing to wake up to! 🙂
I have so many!! My dad has always been a chef, so growing up, I spent as much time as possible learning from him in the kitchen. sadly, I am a terrible cook…lol, but I will always cherish the time spent with him
Excited to check out your new site!
My favorite food memory is sitting on a steep winding staircase in Sicily with a cannoli in one hand and gelato in the other and loving every minute of it! 🙂
My favorite food memory is from when I was a kid and I would watch my mom make the Filipino version of meatloaf called embutido. The ingredients include ground pork, sweet relish, raisins, hard boiled eggs, red bell peppers, carrots, and onions. We eat it with banana ketchup and rice on banana leaves. The whole house always smelled wonderful!
The design looks great… and so do you 🙂 (as always!)
Wondered where you disappeared to. Welcome back! ^_^
My favorite food memory is baking sugar cookies with my mom at Christmas. 🙂
Congratulations on the site launch!
A favourite food memory would have to be Christmas morning breakfast tradition of fresh squeezed OJ and Chelsea buns. And family. Always family 🙂
awesome new design deserves and awesome giveaway!!
Your site looks great. I have many great good memories growing up in the South & helping my mom & grandparents cook. I learned alot.
I guess my fave would be the time I made my 1st recipe all by myself.. It was called apple crunch.. Easy & good lol
Thanks for the chance to win the cookbooks!
Ooh just discovered your blog and loving it!
New to your site… love what I see so far.
My favorite food memory was my mom having a favorite birthday cake for me on my birthdays – even if we could not get anything else.
Just found your blog. I already love it and am looking forward to making food memories with your recipes!
The new site looks great Gina! Congrats
Love the new design & looking forward to new ideas & recipes!
My favorite food memory is eating a whole bowl of strawberries in the summer!
Favorite food memory….cooking Thanksgiving dinner with my siblings. Every year we try something new and it is just a blast hanging out in the kitchen!
Congratulations on your new website!!
My favorite food memories would have to be anytime I cooked with my family and friends, its always so much fun and brings everyone together
Favorite most cozy food memory was of my mom by heart making my favorite dish, her chicken and dumplings, when all my brothers were away just to make me feel special and loved.
my favorite memory is baking with grandma at christmas
My favorite food memory is baking Christmas cookies on Christmas Eve with my parents, sister, and grandma! We never fail to have at least one flour fight and laugh until our stomachs hurt! I love cooking with family because it always brings the best memories. I just recently found your blog because I just started a paleo lifestyle and I can’t wait to try out your recipes!!
Hi there! Nice to meet you, recipes look great!
My fav memory is baking with my mom as a child and of course licking the bowl after.
Love the new look!
My favorite food memory is making red white and blue jello every 4th of July
So my favorite food memory includes the journey I’ve been on since going Paleo 2 years ago and recently to AIP. I’ve learned so much about food, cooking, and myself throughout this journey! ♡
Love the blog and the new look.
New to the site, and it’s gorgeous! Fist bump
when my husband complimented how far i’ve come in my cooking – from SAD at the beginning of our marriage to, most recently, paleo!
I love food blogs and this one is now one of my favs! Good job! Great look too! Congrats on the new design!
My favorite food memory was when I made a Gordon ramsay cake recipe paleo
My favorite food memory is figuring out my issues with grain and starting to eat and not feel sick anymore. 🙂
As a girl, I remember going to my fathers work party at a restaurant in Saudi Arabia. The start of the meal was an appetizer of flat bread that was 3-4 feet long, the length of the table was 4 or five tables placed together. We were served two freshly prepared pieces of bread topped with sesame seeds, lined down the center of the table for us to rip off and dip into oil or hummus. Since I had not seen such bread before it was a special treat.
Love the look of the new site Gina! My favorite food memory is when my Mom used to make the most delicious and beautiful cakes for us on our birthdays. I really wish I could still eat them!
My favorite food memory was going to a restaurant at the CIA win my grandparents as a kid and eating duck pizza for the first time. Mind. BLOWN.
This site redesign is WONDERUL! So sunny, so happy. 🙂
Congratulations!!! The site looks great! I particularly love the new recipe section with the pictures and the cool hover effect that reminds me like a smack in the face, except more awesome. And yeah, I guess it is a little strange to call a community “baby”… but I’ll totally allow it from you since you helped me transform brussels sprouts into my favorite vegetable via the maple-sirracha express. I actually crave them now! Yay cookbooks!
I’m a thrifty grandma new to Gluten free, would love to win, and teach my family! Love your site!
My favorite food memory is when my dad would make steak. He would always make extra because he knew I would eat it!!
The first time I ever cooked as a little girl! When my dad we made the craziest veggie tomato soup…with like every type of produce in the grocery store…because I was so excited and couldn’t pick!
The site looks SO GOOD!
Fantastic things going on here, quite the spiffy shindig! Is it weird to think of bloggers as secret friends? Well maybe. I see it the same as reading books from my favorite authors…I invest time in their writing and they make me laugh or cry or break down in anger. They pull me in emotionally and therefore become a part of my life. Hence why I consider them secret friends. Yes, that is indeed strange. Oh well! Yay for revamps and giveaways. Excellent.
SO I already typed out a lengthy comment and it disappeared into the black hole of the internet world. Now I will be short and sweet (and maybe a little spicy because I’m a ginger and that just comes with the territory sometimes). Fantastical shindig going on here, quite a spiffy set-up. Yay for revamping parties and giveaways! I like to rearrange my living room for fun sometimes, new views are always refreshing and giddy-inducing. Yea, I made that up; giddy-inducing. I slightly makes sense. Go Gina
was wondering where you went. Welcome back!
My *12th Anniversary of my 29th Birthday* last month at Root Down in Denver. An appetizer of goat cheese quinoa cacao crackers with honeycomb was to die for.
My favorite food memory has to be making a Japanese strawberry shortcake, its a made a little different than other cakes. It is by far the yummiest cake I have ever had and it wasn’t overly sweet.
Congrats on the relaunch! This site is BEAUTIFUL! Look forward to your posts.
My favourite food memory was eating chicken in the park with my grandparents and cousins. We always had a great time and I miss them dearly. New design looks great 🙂
My favorite is spending Saturdays with my grandmother doing the week’s baking.
My favorite food memory is eating a bacon and fig pizza while watching the sunset on the beach
Every year on Christmas Eve my partner and I make sangria and sugar cookies and watch The Grinch. I look forward to it all year long. 🙂
My favorite food memory is from my 10th birthday. My Mom always made awesome birthday cakes, but that year she was in the hospital going through cancer treatment. My Dad surprised me by letting me pick out any cake I wanted at the grocery store (we didn’t have much money), and I picked out this monstrosity completely covered in Oreos. As delicious as that cake was, I was more than happy to get homemade the next year. 🙂
My favorite food memory is making pickles with my Grandma growing up!
congrats! Fav food memory…Christmas eve “snacks” at my parents’ house
My favorite food memory is cooking with family during the holidays.
my favorite food memories always involve the cakes i bake!! they are soo delicious and make every day special for me.
Every Birthday my mom made a green lime jello cake with a lemon pudding whip topping creme frosting so yummy!
My favorite food memory is having all the family round for big celebration dinners.
Favorite food memory: Mom’s home made apple dumplings….with ice cream. Her cinnamon rolls. Her Easter bread which she made with nothing added, with nuts added, with fruit added, and with nuts & fruit added because we all liked it different ways……the only time I remember her catering to our peculiarities. Family dinners. BBQ’s with friends (that always included deviled eggs…my favorite)…I hope I have many more favorite food memories to come. Food, family (of blood and of choice), and fun times.
My favorite memory is the big Sunday dinners at my grandparents. They were plant farmers so we always had fresh veggies and tons of them!
fave memory is of eating buttered pasta, every. single. birthday. Woo gluten! But not so much now. Bad gluten!