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Gluten Free Living Or Living Without Magazine?


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#1 Moongirl

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 09:18 AM

i cantt decide which one to order.....which do you prefer?
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:00 AM

I will prefer which ever one will mail to Canada and Living Without won't. So, I will ask GFL if they will.
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#3 jerseyangel

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Posted 01 April 2006 - 10:07 AM

I've never seen Gluten Free Living--where can I find it?
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 12:03 PM

you can order a subscription at glutenfreeliving.com
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 12:21 PM

i like living without, beause they also have a lot of gluten-free/cf recipies.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:14 AM

I'd like to share my experience with GFL magazine. I ordered it in Jan. and got the Fall issue within two weeks. As of today, I have yet to get the Winter issue and it was 80 degrees here yesterday. I have e-mailed the company twice and twice they apologized for being late with the Winter issue. I finally called Visa to contest 75% of my yearly subs. rate of $29.95 (for four magazines). I personally can not afford to pay $7.48 for a magazine that never comes. I'm only paying for the fall issue and now I'm going to get Living Without instead.

I think GFL is a very good magazine but I would just buy it in a store if possible or go without it. I feel bad as I think the magazine may be in dire financial straights, or they would have gotten their winter issue out in the winter, not the spring. Well I'm not sure it's even out now but I think it is, but mine never showed up and since I cancelled, I don't care why anymoe.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:46 AM

Tiffany--Thanks for letting us know--I've never seen GFL, but was planning on looking at the WF up in Princeton. I go there sometimes--I usually go to the one in Marlton, which is smaller. I know what you mean--it does look like they may be in trouble. Hope not. At any rate, I hope you get a refund for the issues you never received!
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#8 Peggy Wagener

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:50 PM

Hi!

I'm the publisher of Living Without magazine and happened to read one of the recent posts concerning Canadian subscriptions. Just want to set the record straight, we DO accept Canadian subscriptions but only by mail. We can't accept foreign orders through the Web site yet. Hopefully that will change in the next few months. For now, Canadians can subscribe via mail by sending a check (US Funds) to: Living Without, PO Box 2126, Northbrook, IL 60065. Canadian subscriptions are $10 more per year than the US subscriptions(mailing costs to Canada are really high) or $33 for one year and $50 for two years.

Thanks to all who support the magazine. It truly is a labor of love for everyone involved.

With healthy regards,

Peggy (celiac for nine years)
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:57 PM

Hi!

I'm the publisher of Living Without magazine and happened to read one of the recent posts concerning Canadian subscriptions. Just want to set the record straight, we DO accept Canadian subscriptions but only by mail. We can't accept foreign orders through the Web site yet. Hopefully that will change in the next few months. For now, Canadians can subscribe via mail by sending a check (US Funds) to: Living Without, PO Box 2126, Northbrook, IL 60065. Canadian subscriptions are $10 more per year than the US subscriptions(mailing costs to Canada are really high) or $33 for one year and $50 for two years.

Thanks to all who support the magazine. It truly is a labor of love for everyone involved.

With healthy regards,

Peggy (celiac for nine years)




Not a canadian, but I bet they'll all appreciate the info!

Just wanted to say how I love Living Without, keep doing what you're doing! I love the recipes! In some ways, it's almost like a gluten-free, allergen-free Cooks Illustrated!
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:31 PM

I, too like Living Without--in fact I just bought the new issue at Whole Foods yesterday! :D
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:55 PM

I'd like to share my experience with GFL magazine. I ordered it in Jan. and got the Fall issue within two weeks. As of today, I have yet to get the Winter issue and it was 80 degrees here yesterday. I have e-mailed the company twice and twice they apologized for being late with the Winter issue. I finally called Visa to contest 75% of my yearly subs. rate of $29.95 (for four magazines). I personally can not afford to pay $7.48 for a magazine that never comes. I'm only paying for the fall issue and now I'm going to get Living Without instead.

I think GFL is a very good magazine but I would just buy it in a store if possible or go without it. I feel bad as I think the magazine may be in dire financial straights, or they would have gotten their winter issue out in the winter, not the spring. Well I'm not sure it's even out now but I think it is, but mine never showed up and since I cancelled, I don't care why anymoe.


The same thing happened to me about two years ago with them. They were SOOOOO Rude!! The lady who I called to ask for info as to why my magazine never came, HUNG UP ON ME!! She kept blaming the problem on the postal service....it was crazyness. I canceled my subscription with them also and reported them to the better busisness buerau. They were horrible! Gluten Free Living Magazine stinks! ha

On the other hand living without magazine ROCKS!! I Highly Recommend that!!

-Jessica :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 04:13 PM

Another vote for Living Without.

I called Gluten Free Living to find out about getting an issue to see if I like it enough to subscribe. The woman on the other end was very nice an pleasant and offered to mail me a free copy. I thought great! That was until it took about 2 months for me to get that free copy! Now under normal circumstances this would be ridiculous but you have to factor in, I live about 10 minutes away from where it's published! I could have walked a copy to my house faster.
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 04:08 AM

There's some funky stuff in that seasoning packet. I never feel good when I eat those. I'm also soy intolerant/allergic, but I think it's more a matter of some sort of weird hydrolized something or other that just doesn't agree with many people.

I prefer Living Without also...just got my latest one in the mail--always has great recipes. This issue is graham crackers, crepes, tortillas...just to name a few...
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:40 AM

I had the same experience that Tiffany had with GFL. They have grown too fast and can't keep up. Then the most recent issue I got had a big apology in it which was nice, but it seemed passive agressive to me. I wish I had it here, I'd explain why. Anyway, I don't really appreciate the info because while there is some good stuff in there, they also condone things I feel are misleading to people with Celiac/GI.

For example, this most recent issue had a letter to the editor about using skin care/hair care products with wheat, etc in them (they mentioned gluten-free Savonnerie) and why that was important if consumption was the only way to get contaminated by gluten. And GFL editor wrote that those sellers are taking advantage of Celiacs so they no longer will be allowed to advertise in the magazine and that you can't get glutened by using soap with wheat/oats, etc in it. But I know of many people on this list who have written in about their experiences of getting glutened in one form or the other from using health care products with wheat, etc, in them. So I think that is a disservice.

They also have an article about why oats are safe, so go ahead and eat them. But they don't make much of a case about how they have to be uncontaminated and how at least 30% of Celiacs will still have a problem with them anyway.

I think there is misinformation they are promoting in this magazine and I think the prices are way too high - by the way, they say in the opening statement that prices are going to have to go up, in fact, because they are getting so many subscriptions! What kind of argument is that??? When you get more business, your costs shouldn't be passed to the consumer, you should be able to lower subscription prices! I used to work at a magazine, so I know how that works.

Anyway, I don't have any experience with Living Without, other than a great pizza recipe I still use, but GFL does not get my vote.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:45 AM

I think there is misinformation they are promoting in this magazine and I think the prices are way too high - by the way, they say in the opening statement that prices are going to have to go up, in fact, because they are getting so many subscriptions! What kind of argument is that??? When you get more business, your costs shouldn't be passed to the consumer, you should be able to lower subscription prices! I used to work at a magazine, so I know how that works.

Anyway, I don't have any experience with Living Without, other than a great pizza recipe I still use, but GFL does not get my vote.

Stephanie

Stephanie-
Thanks for posting your input... I bought the magazine once...but couldn't bring myself to buy another--it was like $7! That was incredible to me...but at the time I thought it was b/c of such a small subscription base, and that the price might improve. Sounds like some poor management or something...
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