Gluten-Free News You Can Use – September 30, 2011

Well, there goes the month of September. Autumn is upon us. Of course, we here wouldn’t know that by the weather, but, oh well. Tomorrow October starts. Also the start of the official holiday season. I love the holidays. I can’t wait to get going.

Speaking of getting going, let’s get the weekly round-up going. We have a lot. How about recipes first, again?

  1. Today we will start with Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Quick Bread from Carol at Simply…Gluten-Free. This looks so yummy. I love lemon poppyseed anything. In fact, since muffin season is upon us again (Max and I made a chocolate version of my Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins yesterday.), I think I need to figure out a lemon poppyseed version of muffins.
  2. Shirley from gfe – gluten-free easily has a lovely recipe for Homemade Hamburger Helper-Roni. This is so awesome. Totally reminds me of eating Rice-a-Roni. But it’s much better for you. I love how Shirley makes things that remind me of my childhood. But they are tastier, healthier versions. Total comfort food. But in a good way.
  3. Do you like stew? I do. (Didn’t mean for that to rhyme.) Over at the Spunky Coconut, Lexie from Lexie’s Kitchen is doing a guest post with her Stew Seasoning. What a great idea to make it yourself, ahead of time, so you have it when you need it.
  4. Have you heard of spoon bread? I hadn’t until I read Amy’s (of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free) recipe for Sweet Corn Spoon Bread.It looks so good, and I bet it will go great with some chili or something as the days get colder.
  5. Linda from the Gluten-Free Homemaker has a recipe for Gluten-Free Applesauce Muffins. Yummy! She uses sorghum flour. Interesting. I haven’t used it before. I wonder how it tastes? You know I love muffins, so I think I will be giving this one a try soon.
  6. Wendy from Celiacs in the House has a review and recipe with Kelp Noodles. I haven’t really heard of them before, but they sound like a great addition to a salad. She used them in a Kelp Noodle Asian Slaw. Hmmm. Another good one to try.
  7. Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Croissants. Seriously!? Yep, that is what Alta from Tasty Eats at Home came up with for Daring Bakers. If you are grain-free and dairy-free, this sounds like it might be a good option. They remind me of crescent rolls. But I mean that in a good way. I am really interested in trying these, since we are trying to be as dairy-free and grain-free as we possibly can.
  8. Zoe from Zoe’s Cup of Tea has a wonderful recipe up for Kedgeree. Don’t know what Kedgeree is? Never heard of it? Are you serious? Everyone who’s anyone has head of Kedgeree. OK, if you live in Britain, according to Zoe, you’ve heard of it. But, after reading the ingredients in Zoe’s version, I think this is on the must try, soon, list. Fish, curry, rice, eggs and cilantro. Yep! I’m there. Got it all, so I think, maybe, tomorrow.
  9. Diane from The Whole Gang has a easy sounding Chicken Meatball Recipe and a great way to sneak in some veggies for the veggie-avoiders. To me, it just makes them sound all the better. I need to make more meatballs. I do love them so.
  10. Nancy from The Sensitive Pantry has Blueberry Chili Hot Sauce. Sounds weird at first. But then, the more you think about it, the tastier it sounds. Now, if only I knew how to store chili peppers. Had bunch from my FIL, and they turned all moldy on me. Highly disappointing. 🙁
  11. Now, on to other matters. Hallie from the Daily Bites gives a great way to store ginger. I love ginger. Really introduced to me by the Big Man. He LOVES ginger. But, I would love a way to store it. Hallie’s way even makes it easier to use when you need to grate some up. Love it!
  12. Melissa from Gluten-Free for Good has a review of Wheat Belly. I guess it’s a new book making its way up the best seller list. After reading her review, I just might have to check this thing out.
  13. The Sea Maiden from The Book of Yum went to Israel not too long ago. She has some wonderful insight on the Top 10 Yummiest Gluten-Free Foods in Israel. If you have any plans to go in the near future, you should check out what she has to say. She has quite a few posts about her adventures.
  14. Lexie from Lexie’s Kitchen (yes, the one earlier) has a review and giveaway running on her own site for The Gluten-Free Asian Kitchen. Somehow, I missed this one. A little disappointing considering how much I love Asian food. Any Asian food, and I am there. But, now, of course, I have to watch everything. Harrumph! Anyway, it sounds like she liked the cookbook, and you can win one for yourself if you get over there and enter by October 3rd.
  15. Alisa from Go Dairy Free and and Alisa Cooks does a wonderful guest post on Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom about the difference between cow’s milk and goat’s milk. Quite informative, I must say. But Alisa knows what she is talking about when it comes to dairy. I think she knows more than the farmers.
  16. And, Melissa from Gluten-Free for Good (yes, the one form earlier) has post up about Farmers’ Food and Focus Groups. She knows some farmers that are really working hard to grow gluten-free oats. And they are doing a focus group of people to try their gluten-free oats. You can sign up and get a bag sent to you for free. They even pay the shipping. I have a recipe I am planning on making with these oats. I just need to test it one more time before I post it. A healthier version of a childhood favorite. I’m excited.
  17. Lastly, we have me. Well, my post from last week. I made a Gluten-Free “Breaded” Fish and Tarter Sauce, plus a giveaway of 5 free product coupons each to 3 winners for Erewhon/Attune Foods. They have some great gluten-free cereals you can try. That’s getting 5 boxes of cereal for free. Nice!

I hope you have a great weekend.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

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4 Responses to “Gluten-Free News You Can Use – September 30, 2011”

  1. Wowsers, woman! You really packed a lot into this one! 🙂 I’m so honored to be included, too! You always say such nice things. Yes, it seems that several of my recipes in this week’s Skillet Supper Series are making folks feel nostalgic. Look for another one later today … if I can find the photos. LOL, but true!

    Now I must go check out recipes I missed or posts I forgot to comment on. 🙂


  2. Wow, like Shirley said – this one is packed! Thank you for including my kedgeree post, I’m honoured. If you make it, I hope you like it and do let us know how it worked for you. 🙂