Welcome to the third installment of Gluten-Free News You Can Use! Sorry I missed last week, but it was half way through Friday morning before I even realized that it was Friday already. Max’s birthday really threw me off. But, we are back today with more news. So, off we go…
- The lovely Iris at The Daily Dietribe is host Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free for September. It goes until September 25th, so you have plenty of time to come up with a recipe and link to it. What is the theme, you ask? It is The Chinese Lantern Festival. Come up with a gluten-free version of your favorite Chinese recipe.Blog about it and link to Iris’ post. I think I may try a gf, healthier version of beef and broccoli. One of my favorites.
- Speaking of GAHIGF, the beautiful Shirley of gfe – Gluten-Free Easily hosted last month. You can read her round-up for Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free here. The theme was Dishes So Simple, No Recipe Is Required. She was so sweet to link up my Everything But the Kitchen Sink Soup recipe since I forgot to do it myself. I get so behind. Eh, what-are-ya-gonna-do? Lots of great ideas (guess you really can’t say recipes) so check it out for some inspiration.
- Next, the glowing (she’s pregnant) Amy from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free has been craving her grandmother’s coleslaw. Or, I should say her little bun in the oven has been craving it. She decided to health-up the recipe a bit. I really like the sound of it. Think I’m going to have to try it. The funny thing is that I have never been a coleslaw fan, but I really like healthier versions of it. I guess it was that whole miracle-whip thing that my aunt used. Yuck!
- Since Kelly from The Spunky Coconut is busy enjoying her new bundle (lots of babies going on), she had the very tough (she would want me to tell you that) AndreAnna from Life as a Plate do a guest post. So, she gave us the recipe to her paleo blueberry muffins. I am so looking forward to trying these. And, I happen to have some freeze-dried blueberries in my pantry waiting for a recipe like this. Yum!
- Then we have Simple Ginger. I really like her. She did a lovely guest post for me on Christmas Cookies last year. I really like the way she does step-by-step pictures for her recipes. This week she made Sweet Potato Carrot Spring Rolls. But not the deep fried kind. Just nice, healthy, tasty, quick spring rolls. I really want to try this one, too. BTW, say congratulations when you are over there. She just got married. No babies, yet. That we know of.
- The fabulous Carol from Simply…Gluten-Free is serving up Gluten-Free, Glazed Chicken and Peach Skewers. They look so good. And I completely agree with her about this whole-kids-going-back-to-school-early thing. What happened to the day after Labor Day? Did I miss a memo?
- Speaking of back-to-school, the feisty Heidi from Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom has another back-to-school list of gluten-free, allergen-free ideas for lunches and snacks. Always helpful. Heidi is great with gathering ideas. And, on a side note, she is really good with helping to decipher all of the medical information that gets thrown at us all the time. She is very open about all of the testing her and her family go through. It’s very much appreciated, Heidi.
- The amazing Elana of Elana’s Pantry has a recipe up for Healthy Paleo Bread. It looks so easy, and she says it’s tasty. I have seen how picky this woman can be, so I believe her when she says it’s good. I really, really want to try this. I know I say that a lot, but I really do end up trying a lot of these recipes. We don’t have a bread maker, and I desperately want a healthier bread. For me at least. If Max and the Big Man like it, all the better. And, no rising-yeasty thing. Just combine ingredients and bake. Cool and eat. I like that!
- On a more serious note, Alison from Sure Foods Living reminds us that food allergies are not to be taken lightly. With the stories in the news lately of Jharell Dillard and Tyler Davis, it reminds us to be careful with food allergies but to also not take them lightly. She reminds us that severe reactions (including anaphylaxis) can happen even if all previous reactions have been mild. Please, please, please make sure you or your child have an epipen available just in case. It could save your life.
- Also, A Fund for Jennie is still going on. Bloggers all over a auctioning off some amazing items to help Jennie Perillo of In Jennie’s Kitchen and her girls. You can google “A Fund for Jennie” and come up with over 30,000,000 hits. If you want to bid on an auction, there are so, so many. Please click this link to the Auctions for A Fund for Jennie. The sweet (and also feisty) Diane of The Whole Gang has an amazing action going of a Dream Kitchen. If you like kitchen stuff, you have to see what she has gathered. And bid. Or you can just donate to A Fund for Jennie if you desire.
- To end this week on a more upbeat note, I leave you with a wonderful video from the spectacular Lillian of Lillian’s Test Kitchen on why Apple needs to build a Time Machine. No, not that one. A REAL one.
I hope you have a great weekend.
Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!™
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