KATZ GLUTEN FREE: the Passion, Commitment and Inspirational History behind Our Products
Meet Mrs. Katz, devoted mom of 5, and the dynamic force behind Katz Gluten Free. For fifteen years, Mrs. Katz endured a constant and grueling battle with fatigue, headaches and indigestion. Physicians, nutritionists and alternative health practitioners were baffled by her condition, which was originally diagnosed as ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’, with no apparent cure. Every day presented a new challenge for Mrs. Katz, as she struggled to maintain a healthy lifestyle for herself and her family. As the years progressed, Mrs. Katz’s condition steadily declined and she began developing rheumatoid arthritis. Determined to live a normal life again, she was desperate to find a cure.
And then it happened. It was during a random visit to the supermarket when she came upon an acquaintance who innocently mentioned the words ‘celiac disease’. Enthusiastic, curious, and extremely hopeful, she rushed home and immediately set upon researching this disease. As she researched more and more, her ailments seemed increasingly similar to the common celiac symptoms. She scheduled an appointment with her doctor who, upon thorough testing, confirmed her diagnosis. Based upon her research, she learned that two of her children also suffered from Celiac Disease, an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intstine. At long last there was a name and potential cure for her suffering. I am sure you all remember that initial sensation - that apprehensive and deciding moment of diagnosis; knowing that the road ahead is strewn with difficulties and sacrifices, but full of resolve to do whatever it takes in an attempt to once again lead a perfectly healthy life. Mrs. Katz knew that from now on, she would have to carefully read the labels on every food item that entered her home, and totally transform her cooking habits. It would be far from easy. But like a newly assigned soldier eager to tackle his first mission, Mrs. Katz conscientiously accepted her new dietary responsibilities. Always the culinary connoisseur, she set about her mission of devising recipes and techniques to ensure that her gluten-free diet would maintain the benchmark taste and flavor her family had become accustomed to.
The ensuing months were a culinary adventure in the Katz household; with new recipes created on a weekly basis. And slowly, word spread throughout the community. Calls started coming from friends and family members who knew someone who knew someone who was gluten intolerant. Mrs. Katz graciously accepted each phone call, offering prudent advice and support, and of course her famous recipes. At any time of day or night, Mrs. Katz was available to assist and encourage her fellow Celiac disease sufferers. But even with her tremendous dedication and outreach efforts, she knew she was only able to reach a limited number of people, amongst the approximately 3 million Americans suffering from Celiac disease. She knew it was time to take her efforts and expertise to the next level. And thus Katz Gluten Free was created, out of a simple residential kitchen, with not much more than a home model kitchen mixer… and an unconditional mission of enhancing and improving the quality of life for countless Americans.
Gluten Free , Should not be taste free
And with Katz, it's anything but! My Juju is gluten free completely and is happy with that. Getting a box of Katz goodies in the mail is a real treat. We normally have to bake most everything ourselves and although we have fun baking together, it's really nice to have things that are pre-made that are homemade quality. Especially with a new baby, pre-made is a total lifesaver. Everything we received is so good.
You can purchase Rolls, Cakes, Cookies, Muffins, Breads, Rugelech, Strips, and Other Gluten Free Products online at http://www.katzglutenfree.com/
One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate and a second lucky winner will receive a sample pack from Katz :)
Head over to Katz and enter to win their Grand Raffle ( make sure you add Wishing Penny as referral blog ) & become a friend @ Wishing Penny via Google Friends Connect. Both parts mandatory to win - thanks :)
*Like/Fan Katz Gluten - Free at Facebook ( 2 bonus entries )
*Leave a brief description of this giveaway with link to this giveaway on the wall of Katz Gluten Free @ Facebook ( 3 bonus entries )
*Follow @katzglutenfree at Twitter ( 2 bonus entries )
*Follow me @jamaise at Twitter & Tweet this : RT @jamaise #GIVEAWAY #WIN - a $25 Gift Certificate & Prize Pack from Katz Gluten Free Bakery #glutenfree http://bit.ly/9WuK3o Ends 9/12 tweet each day for one entry each !
*Blog about this giveaway & leave me the link ( 5 bonus entries)
*Grab my button & tell me where to find it ( 2 bonus entries )
*Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect ( 3 bonus entries )
*Follow me via Networked Blogs ( 2 bonus entries )
*Enter my CuZn Bath Ball Water Filter GIVEAWAY!!! ( 3 bonus entries )
*Enter my The Rattles CD GIVEAWAY!!! ( 3 binus entries )
*Enter any other giveaway here for one entry each
That's 11 entry methods with tons of bonus & a chance for unlimited entries with daily tweets!
Giveaway will end on September 12th at 11 :59 am EST. Winner will be selected using Random .org. I will email the winner & you will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner . Please remember to leave me your email address if it is not visible on your profile so that I can contact you if you win. Good luck to everyone :)
Disclaimer:Katz Bakery provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. These views are my own.