Paleo Gluten-Free Enthusiast and Critically-Acclaimed Author Tina Turbin Wins Instagram Paleo Recipe Contest

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012

Tina Turbin (, the paleo gluten-free diet advocate and multi-award-winning author, was announced the winner of a paleo soup contest held on Instagram and hosted by Marian Mendenhall of The announcement generated a constant flow of new followers to @PaleoGlutenFreeRecipes, Turbins Instagram account, for over 36 hours.

Marian Mendenhall, who runs and @HastagPaleo on Instagram, announced Turbin as the winner for the most public votes with the launch of HashtagPaleos new YouTube channel on Thanksgiving Day. HashtagPaleo is a community-oriented hub for people interested in the paleo diet, CrossFit exercise program, and healthy living. Through her WordPress blog, Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram account, Mendenhall connects followers with Paleo, CrossFit, and health-oriented resources.

Tina Turbin inadvertently entered Mendenhalls Paleo recipe contest when she posted a recipe for a paleo gluten-free soup on her popular Instagram profile (@PaleoGlutenFreeRecipes) with a hashtag for HashtagPaleo. Unbeknownst to Turbin, the photo featuring her paleo gluten-free chicken, smoked sausage, and okra gumbo recipe was chosen as the winner across all of Intagram by public votes.

I didnt understand the constant stream of new followers of my Instagram account, and then I found out that I was the winner of HashtagPaleos contest, Turbin explained. The author wrote on her Instagram account, Thank you to HashtagPaleo for supporting the paleo purpose [and] lifestyle and helping so many people. You are to be totally commended and supported!

As a leading celiac and paleo gluten-free advocate, Turbin has appeared on numerous radio shows and has published hundreds of articles on websites such as and In the gluten-free community, Turbin is best known as the founder of, a widely popular resource for celiacs and gluten-free individuals. Voted the #2 .info website in the world out of over 6 million registered .info websites, exerts far-reaching influence and is currently managed by Turbins celiac daughter, Miranda Jade Turbin.

According to, less than three months after announcing its last milestone of 50 million users, Instagram has passed the 80 million user mark. This means that the app has managed to increase its user base by more than 10 million users on average per month. According to Instagram, We’re excited to announce that the Instagram community has grown to over 80 million registered users who have shared nearly 4 billion photos! Since we launched Instagram in October 2010, we’ve expanded from one platform to two, bringing Instagram to Android users as well as iOS users.

HashtagPaleos contest is just another example of why I love Instagram so much, Turbin went on to say. The level of interaction is so high, and Ive made so many personal friends on Instagram. The community support is wonderful, fast and easy.

Tina Turbin is the multi-award-winning author of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy, the critically-acclaimed first book in Turbins illustrated childrens book series. You can find out more about Turbins childrens books at


TO BOOK TINA TURBIN FOR AN INTERVIEW OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT: Contact ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com


TO PURCHASE DANNY THE DRAGON PRODUCTS: Contact Imagination Publishing Group at ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-701-6481. Also available through:, Victory Multimedia, Barnes and Noble, Blockbuster Video, Baker and Taylor, and other major distributors.

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy DVD: 837654741191, $ 24.95

Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy paperback: 978-0-9800-721-0-5, $ 8.95

Danny the Dragon Dreams CD/Audiobook: 978-0-9800-721-3-6, $ 8.95

ABOUT TINA TURBIN: Tina Turbin wrote her first story at age sixteen, and has since gone on to enjoy tremendous success as a multi-award-winning author, humanitarian, and researcher. Working for many years in Los Angeles with children in the Entertainment Business, she remains an active supporter of children, families, and education and works as an advocate in the many arenas of literacy and celiac disease. The Danny the Dragon series fulfills a passion of hers to delight and entertain through her enchanting characters. Her many styles of writing convey to the young and young at heart. Turbin resides in her East and West Coast studios.


For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Miranda Jade 888-701-6481 or ImaginationPublishingGroup(at)gmail(dot)com.

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