When Abby from iHerb asked me if I’d like to go on a $50 shopping spree and then offer an additional shopping spree to one of my readers, I decided to turn her down.

Just kidding :)

Of course I said “YES”… iHerb carries over 19,000 products! They’ve got herbal supplements, cosmetics and personal care items that are organic and/or cruelty-free, as well as over 1,000 natural and specialty grocery items (many of which are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and organic). I couldn’t wait to browse their online catalog.

Once I saw the enormity of their stock, it didn’t take long for me to decide what to purchase. I’d been itching to try Shauna’s gluten free version of David Leite’s famous chocolate chip cookies, but was having trouble finding all the special gluten-free ingredients locally. I had no problem finding them at iHerb, though- they carry just about everything for the health-conscious cook.

So I ordered sorghum flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, amaranth flour, and xanthan gum specifically so I could make these cookies. I also ordered some teff flour, plus a jar of my favorite coconut oil.

iherb products

The prices were excellent and shipping was free (it’s always free if you order more than $40 worth of goods). Everything came super fast (they ship your items out on the same day if you place your order before 1 pm PST). I am really impressed by this company.

And the cookies?

Shauna's GF Choc Chip Cookies

They’re amazing…especially right out of the oven.

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

I’ll definitely make them again, and now that I’ve added these ingredients to my pantry, I’ll be able to branch out a lot more in the gluten-free baking department: I’m pretty excited about that.

Now what about you? What would you order with a $50 shopping spree to iHerb? One of you is going to win and I’d love to hear what you’ll buy if you do.

So go register at iHerb and leave a comment below in order to enter the giveaway.

For a second entry, follow me on twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you did (or let me know that you are already a twitter follower). Feel free to tweet about the giveaway, too.

For a third entry, like this blog on facebook, then leave me a comment letting me know that you do (again, if you are already a “liker”, just leave a comment telling me so). And of course I’d love it if you shared the giveaway on facebook, as well.

This giveaway is only open to US residents and you must register at iHerb in order to be eligible to win. The giveaway closes next Monday (9/6/10) at midnight. I’ll select a winner using random.org and again, you’ll get $50 of products free, plus free shipping, if you win. Good luck!

ps If you don’t win (or if you just can’t wait) and you’ve never shopped with iHerb before, you can use the code GAP735 to get $5 off your first order!

 

62 Comments

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    Ceitllyn — August 31, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    Cool! I would stock up on my staples: raw honey & vinegar, teas for kombucha and my oils. Can’t have too many staples on hand!! I never know from day to day if I have a hankerin’ to get something started! :)

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    Ceitllyn — August 31, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I am already a ‘liker’ of yours on Facebook! Awesome giveaway and blog!! :)

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    Michele Henson — August 31, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    I would stock up on yummys to make cookies and other treats with my girls.

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    Michele Henson — August 31, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    I am a liker on facebook too.

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    ClassicKitchenTwist — August 31, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    I would love to try the hard to find staples for gluten free baking since I can’t find much of anything in my small town! Great giveaway! Liked on FB & registered on iHerb!

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    Ashlie — August 31, 2010 @ 4:26 pm

    I would probably try some of the gluten free flours you chose especially the teff flour as I have been wanting to try to make injera (an Ethiopian flat bread made from teff flour). I would also like to try spirulina, acai and goji berries – I always here how wonderful they are for you, but have yet to try any of them!

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    Ashlie — August 31, 2010 @ 4:28 pm

    I like you on facebook :)

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    Karen — August 31, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    I would LOVE a gluten-free recipe for a really good pie crust — esp. for galettes — apples are about to come in!

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    Janis — August 31, 2010 @ 6:01 pm

    I love love love this giveaway. I signed up on iHerb. I love the teff and all the other good stuff there!

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    Janis — August 31, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    I now follow you on Twitter

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    Janis — August 31, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

    I “liked” you on FB.

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    Kelly Ahti — August 31, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

    I would use it to sample some more flours. I am newer to GF eating and still have lots of options to explore!

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    Kelly Ahti — August 31, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    I already “like” you on FB!

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    Ellen — August 31, 2010 @ 6:31 pm

    i’m registered at iHerb.

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    Ellen — August 31, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    i follow you on twitter @ellen1214

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    Nive — August 31, 2010 @ 6:43 pm

    I registered at iherb and thanks for this giveaway…
    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

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    Nive — August 31, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    I am a fan on FB already…
    ramvinayak_81@rediffmail.com

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    jvegegirl — August 31, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    I registered.

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    jvegegirl — August 31, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    I follow you

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    jvegegirl — August 31, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

    I “liked” the blog on facebook.

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    Amanda — August 31, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    I would definitely get some Bob’s Red Mill goodies :)

  22. 22

    Amanda — August 31, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    I follow you! :)

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    Amanda — August 31, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    and of course I “like” you! :-D

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    Monet — August 31, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

    What a stunning stack of cookies! I follow you already…how could I not! And what a great giveaway!

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    Fight the Fat Foodie — August 31, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    I love these guys and would love to win!

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    mimi fackler — September 1, 2010 @ 5:44 am

    Thanks for the new website to order healthy items! I’m sure I would find lots to order w/ the $50 shopping spree!

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    Suzanne Collier — September 1, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    Those cookies look amazing! And I’d love to give the iHerb place a go! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    alex — September 1, 2010 @ 6:24 am

    love it!

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    the urban baker — September 1, 2010 @ 7:36 am

    my friends daughter is 12 and just found out she is insulin resistant. I am helping them develop recipes that she can eat and digest. So challenging! I, too, have purchased many new ingredients and so far, buckwheat flour is the best resource for her. I am looking forward to reading your blog! thanks.

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    Miss Becky — September 1, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    I signed up for an account at iHerb. I looked around a bit and I’m excited about this discovery, thank you very much. I would get more coconut oil. I have switched over to using that oil almost exclusively, on the recommendation of my friend who struggled with candida for years and is finally healthy. I could spend hours there, roaming their site. thanks so much for sharing.

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    Kath — September 1, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    I hadn’t heard of iherb before. Thanks for the tip!

    I registered at the site and looked around a bit. If I were to win, I’d order some honey, stevia, products from Bob’s Red Mill, and vitamin d3!

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    Kitty — September 1, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I love RED MILL! I love steel cut oats, and cornbread! Honey, supplements, natural ingredients! I would have a hard time deciding! I am a liker on fb too!

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    Sam — September 1, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    i would buy my staples: chia seeds, hemp protien, and some of bob’s red mill products ( i love red mill stuff!). and i just started following you on twitter! :)

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    Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free — September 1, 2010 @ 11:03 am

    I’m registered. :)

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    Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free — September 1, 2010 @ 11:04 am

    I follow you on Twitter.

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    Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free — September 1, 2010 @ 11:06 am

    I already like you on Facebook.

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    Chris M. — September 1, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m now registered!

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    RisaG — September 1, 2010 @ 1:43 pm

    Those cookies look amazing. What would I buy with $50 worth? Hmmm…let’s see. Probably whole grain flours, whole grain chips, and items that are hard to find around here. I love to bake and have been baking more whole grain snacks so I would most likely buy some dried fruit for my granola and some Stevia to sweeten it all.

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    Ben — September 1, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    I registered at iherb! I would love to stock up on coconut oil

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    Ben — September 1, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    I just liked you on facebook too!

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    Emily N. — September 1, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    I’m registered at iHerb.

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    Shannon — September 2, 2010 @ 6:03 am

    i think i’d pick up the maca, lucuma, stevia… all things i’ve been wanting to try :)

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    Jessica @ Black Cat Kitchen — September 2, 2010 @ 11:40 am

    wow, they have a lot of great stuff!

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    Jessica @ Black Cat Kitchen — September 2, 2010 @ 11:41 am

    I like you on FB :)

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    Jessica @ Black Cat Kitchen — September 2, 2010 @ 11:42 am

    and I’m following you on twitter (@blackcatkitchen)

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    Lorna — September 2, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    I registered with iHerb

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    Lorna — September 2, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    now following you on twitter too!

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    Nicole — September 3, 2010 @ 8:24 am

    LOVE iherb! It has the best shipping and products ever :)

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    Jodie — September 5, 2010 @ 9:07 am

    I have never heard of coconut vinegar so, I’m sure that would be on my list. I would also get tamanu oil for my skin, organic nettle leaf & licorice root tinctures(a staple in my house), gluten free flours such as coconut flour, almond flour, etc, Alvita herbal teas (milk thistle, etc). I’m sure that I would go over the $50 shopping spree on this one.

    I’ve already registered at iherb.com

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    Eve — September 5, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! If I won I would love to buy some coconut oil. And I registered too.

    shopgurl101@gmail.com

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    Eve — September 5, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    I follow you on twitter @shopgurl
    shopgurl101@gmail.com

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    Eve — September 5, 2010 @ 4:05 pm

    I liked you on facebook (evelyn D)

    shopgurl101@gmail.com

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    klee — September 5, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    Registered! I would definitely get some lentils and whole wheat flour to start. I bake all the time, so I’d like to try some healthy products that I can incorporate into my baked goods.

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    helenwilla — September 6, 2010 @ 7:32 am

    Thanks! I registered. Don’t know what I’d get, but it would probably include some essential oils for my massage practice and some vitamins.

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    kristine — September 6, 2010 @ 10:14 am

    I registered! What a fantastic giveaway!

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    carmen — September 6, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    I’ve liked Healthy Green Kitchen on Facebook (Elizabeth Carmen)

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    carmen — September 6, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    Following Dr Winnie on Twitter (atlantagalknows)

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    carmen — September 6, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

    I signed up for an account at iHerb (using this email account)

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    claudia — September 6, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    I registered at iherb!

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    claudia — September 6, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    Following you on twitter!

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    claudia — September 6, 2010 @ 4:59 pm

    I liked your on facebook