Wednesday, July 07, 2010

CREATIVE COOKING FOR COLITIS - Angela Breidenbach - Free Book

I've been looking forward to this interview. Angie is a very good friend of mine, and at one time, I suffered from colitis. Welcome, Angie. You write non-fiction, do you also write fiction?

Yes, I do. In fact I’m working on a fun young adult fiction right now. I just tend to sell my non-fiction first because I’m a speaker on wisdom, courage, and confidence.

What would you like for our readers to know about you personally?

I love to get to know people on a personal level because it’s so easy to look at a person on the surface and make assumptions. I like people to get to know me below the surface too. It’s in that place that we really have the opportunity to make a difference in each other’s lives. Something that might surprise people is that I’m a very quiet person at home. It’s my cocoon and place to recharge. BUT you should see the vibrant colors in my office, lol. Color inspires me!
Tell us about your family.

All of my children are grown now. My husband and I have 6 together. 3 boys and 3 girls. But we are joyous over our grandson and the potential for more. My husband owns a heating company here in Montana. I used to work with him, but writing and speaking has become a full time job for me. Our family loves to have big, formal teas. I use a lot of the recipes in Creative Cooking for Colitis to create my tea tables. Say the word “tea” and they come a runnin’ :-)
Have you written other nonfiction books?

Yes, besides Creative Cooking for Colitis, I have another non-fiction book with a publisher waiting for the final touches on the contract and the release date. It’s tentatively titled, Gems of Wisdom. I actually do a lot of speaking on this particular book.

Do you have any other books in the works right now?

I also have another in the works called, Courageous Beauty, but there’s the YA fiction book in front of it now. Courageous Beauty is about confidence and courage while the YA fiction is a longer book geared toward teen girls.
What kind of hobbies and leisure activities do you enjoy?

I’m really eclectic. I love synchronized swimming, hiking, and playing with my miniature horse, Spanky. I’m planning to train him to cart, but right now we just do a lot of playing. I also sing, love to read, and enjoy comedy. I look for reasons to laugh because it lessens stress and just makes life more fun!

Why did you write the featured book?

Last year I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis. It caused me malnutrition for 6 months. The embarrassment, pain, frustration, and difficulty eating was so debilitating that it interfered in my life. I wanted to help other people overcome the struggle rather than be stuck in it for months to years. One of the hardest things for me was not being able to eat with my family and friends. By learning these tips and building my diet back up from the beginning, I’ve been able to reenter the social world I’d been missing. I want to give that back to other people.

What do you want the reader to take away from the book?

I so want to give hope and joy back to the reader! I want to give back the social environment of meals and feeling confident that their body is going to be reliable again. But I also wanted to create the joy of families being able to eat the same foods—together.

Where on the Internet can readers find you?

Find Angela Breidenbach at these sites: on Wednesdays each week.

Wow! Angie, you're all over the Internet. Even more than I am.

Readers, you can contact Angie at her web site or at the Colitis Cooking blog to find out how to get your own copy of the book. Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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kathy taylor said...

I'm excited to see this title. I'm a rehabilitation counselor, and I am always looking for books to help people who need special diets. Great job, Angela. I'll spread the word.

Unknown said...

Hi Kathy,
Thank you! I really hope this cookbook is helpful. I appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing it.

Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

debbie said...

I would love to have this cookbook.I have had stomach issues since I was 8 years old. I would love to try the recipes.

rbooth43 said...

I have had Colitis, which is very painful and I do have to watch what I eat. I would love to win this book for some new recipes that will help me.

Coolestmommy said...

My mom suffers from IBS and a lot of these recipes would help her, too.

coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com said...

My little brother has colitis, I would love to win the book!

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Patsy said...

Sounds like a great book. My daughter has colitis and I know this would be helpful. Count me in on the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I am thrilled that so many people have stopped by to have a chance to win the Creative Cooking for Colitis cookbook. But I'm sorry so many have IBD issues. It is painful and a hard road. I sincerely hope that this book will help each one of you feel great again and regain the joy of eating with your family and friends without pain!
May your tables be filled with joy,