Gluten-Free News You Can Use – October 14, 2011

As you may have noticed (or not), it has been two weeks since my last News You Can Use post. I found that trying to round up all of the information out there was taking a lot of time. There are a lot of blog posts to go through before I whittle it down to the few I present here. Seriously! A LOT!

Anyway, I have decided to change it to every other week. I hope it is still helpful.Off we go…

Recipes first!

  1. Diane from The WHOLE Gang has a recipe for Sweet Italian Sausage. Um, why did it not occur to me to make my own sausage? She doesn’t use casing, so it is pretty gosh-darn easy. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO doing this. It will save money. I can make any version I want. And it will save me time peeling the casing from Max’s sausage at dinner. Win, win, win!
  2. Alisa from Alisa Cooks has a fabulous recipe for Easy Potato Cajun Skillet. I do like me some cajun. And, I love it when everything is made in one dish. Easier clean up. Plus, you can change it up to your own tastes so easily.
  3. Linda from The Gluten-Free Homemaker has a recipe for Coq au Vin. In the slow cooker!?! Did you know you can do that? It looks really easy. I always just assume anything with a French title must be hard.
  4. Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking has a way to make Smoky, Country-Style, BBQ Ribs in the Slow Cooker. (I sense a theme.) She swears this sauce would make a tire taste good, so I think this might go on the must make list. Great tasting ribs without having to slave over the BBQ. Um, yes please!
  5. Lillian from Lillian’s Test Kitchen made Raspberry Thumbprint Mini-Cakes. This is a recipe from AndreAnna over at Life as a Plate. Lillian makes them while being filmed and does a lovely job. I am assuming she did a lovely job since she can’t stop ooooooo-ing and ahhhhhhh-ing over them. Not too many ingredients, and they are paleo. “Thumbs”-up! Get it? Thumb? I crack myself up.
  6. It is that time of year, again. The pumpkins are out. At least, on my porch. And, in my living room. And, in my kitchen. But, since I want some in my belly, I think I need to whip up a batch of Maggie’s (from She Let Them Eat Cake) Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Dairy-free, too. Mmmmmmm. So, yummy! So, yummy!
  7. Hallie from Daily Bites has a recipe for Apple Chips. Another, why-didn’t-it-occur-to-me-to-make-my-own moment. It is so, super easy. And, I can use my organic apples (since apples are the #1 fruit that you should eat organic due to it’s pesticide absorption). It will still be way cheaper than the bag. Plus, I really don’t like the fact that they put sugar on the ones you get at the store. It’s FRUIT people. Plenty sweet.
  8. Nancy from The Sensitive Pantry has a recipe for Mallomars. I remember these things from when I was a kid. My dad would go through them like crazy. But, I don’t remember them being called Mallomars. Because I always wondered what Mallomars were. Hmmm. I’m going to have to do some detective work on this one. While I do, go take a look. They are surprisingly easy to make. Who knew?
  9. Of course, I could not forget the ever-wonderful Shirley from gfe-gluten-free easily. She always has so many good things up that it is hard to narrow down to just one or two. But I will try. So, the first one is her recipe for Chocolate Silk Pie. Two thirds of that title are the words chocolate and pie. ‘Nough said.
  10. Speaking of chocolate. Now, we have Grain-Free Chocolate Cake with Honeyed Ricotta from Amy at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. Um, I want to eat my computer, the picture looks so good. This is also a super-easy recipe to make. Think this is ging in my recipe box for the chocolate cake alone.
  11. Well, we are done with recipes. Sorta. Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger has ended so that means there are lots of posts up where someone has adopted a blogger form the gluten-free community (Was that just totally redundant?) and made a recipe (or 2 or 3) of theirs. They share their experiences on their own blog. So, we have Sea from The Book of Yum (who started and runs Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger) and her adoption of Kim from Cook IT Allergy Free. Sea made, like, a bazillion recipes. But, her favorite seems to be the Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes. Sounds good to me. Plus, you need to look at this post just for the adorable pictures of Baby Yum. She is just so gosh-darn cute.
  12. Next, is Alta from Tasty Eats at Home who adopted Lexie from Lexie’s Kitchen. She made a lot of great recipes, including Fried Green Tomatoes and Sausage Stuffed Squash. These look so good. These Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger posts are great. You get to learn so much.
  13. We have one more adoption that I found. Once again, we have the lovely Shirley from gfe-gluten-free easily. And, she adopted… ME! I was adopted! I was adopted! Me, me, me! It was me! OK, it doesn’t happen often, so I have to revel. The post was so super sweet. I don’t what else to say except it made me blush and all teary-eye. Thank you, again, for your kind words. Oh, yeah. She made my Gluten-Free Apple Crumb Muffins. I have to say. I am good at the muffins.
  14. If you are a lover of Chinese food, (I certainly am.) you are going to love the Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free being hosted by Iris of The Daily Dietribe. It’s all favorite Chinese dishes made gluten-free. Oh, yummy!
  15. And, lastly, we have a very, very important post. The Halloween Candy List, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Free with all of the hard work done by Alison of Sure Foods Living. Thank you, so much, Alison. She does this every year, and we need to know what candy we can sneak out of our kids’ bag let our children eat.
Well, I had many, many more posts to put on here, but it is getting late for me. And, I’m starting to fall asleep on my computer. So, I hope you enjoy these. And, you have a great weekend.

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

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6 Responses to “Gluten-Free News You Can Use – October 14, 2011”

  1. Another great roundup, Tia! Thanks so much for including me (and more than once, too!)! 🙂 It’s definitely a lot of work to gather all the info and insert the links, create the entertaining write-up, etc. I really appreciate you doing it for us all!


    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Well, I really wanted to include your catfish post, but I thought it would look like a rah-rah-rah! I love Shirley post. Although I do, I don’t want others to feel slighted. I really had quite a few more, but it was so late last night, and you know kids, they get up when they want to, not when you want them to. 😉


    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Of course. I actually got potatoes in our CSA box today, so I think I will be making your skillet dish this weekend. Maybe freeze some. Gotta leave the boys with food before I go. 😉


  2. You are amazing! Did all of the linking drive you into a frenzy? Thanks for sharing mine 🙂

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Thanks, Maggie! Of course it drives a bit nutty. That’s why I need to take a break. 😉 And, happy to share.