Friday, February 26, 2010

My Continously Updated List of Gluten Free Blogs

GF Blog List

There are so many great gluten-free blogs nowadays When I first started this list several years ago, I had fifty or so bloggers listed and then the list ballooned on over 150. I've trimmed it back since then so I can update it more easily and now the list reflects the blogs that I think most effectively cover a certain point-of-view or lifestyle.

There is probably a gluten-free blogger that shares your cooking style, whether you are an adventurous cook who likes to dip into a variety of international cuisines; a mom in need of kid-friendly recipes; a budget-conscious gourmand; someone who loves to bake and is in need of retooling for the gluten-free kitchen or someone who is all of the above! I hope this list and summary helps ease you into the GF lifestyle. I know I am grateful for all the camaraderie, recipes and information I have gleaned from the fantastic and supportive Gluten-Free blogging community.

A Baking Life - There's lots of gorgeous photography and plenty of gluten-free baking going on at Tara's blog about GF living in Maine.

ATX Gluten-Free - ATX stands for Austin, Texas, and Jessica is the amazing cook and GF personal chef who offers news and stylish GF recipes for such cool eats as Caprese Salad Skewers, Spicy Roasted Okra and Red Quinoa with Artichokes, Cranberry and Mushrooms.

The Baking Beauties - Jeannine is a Manitoba Mom who knows her way around the kitchen and is navigating a new gluten-free lifestyle just, well, beautifully! Great baking recipes and photos.

Book of Yum - Vegetarian with some fish and seafood recipes added, this blog features a lot of Asian recipes and recipes that are not only gluten-free, but dairy and egg free. Book of Yum also has a lot of raw food and vegan recipes to try and is the home of the monthly Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger Event.

Brittany Angell - Brittany is a gluten- and dairy-free cook with lots of Skills (that's a capital S there) in the kitchen. Gotta try that won ton dough recipe and soon!

Cannelle et Vanille - Just the most gorgeous food and photography blog you'd ever want to spend hours perusing. The hostess is Aran, a Basque ex-pat living in the U.S. and all the sumptuous recipes are gluten-free.

Celiac Chicks - These New York City gals know where all the good gluten-free restaurants, delis, pizzerias and foodie havens are and also dish out good gluten-free advice about travel. If you sign up for their email newsletter you can also enter contests for free gluten-free products.

Celiac Teen - Lauren's a Canadian teenager interested in good food and fashion and she is one fabulous baker!

The Crispy Cook - Hey, that's my blog! Gluten-free and mostly vegetarian recipes, with the occasional fish and seafood recipe. Some product reviews, gardening posts and other fun stuff.

The Culinary Life -  Culinary Wordsmith Stephanie Stiavetti blogs about gluten-free food, photography, organic cooking, and health issues from her computer in San Francisco.

Diet, Dessert and Dogs - Ricki's the author of "Sweet Freedom: Desserts You’ll Love without Wheat, Eggs, Dairy or Refined Sugar" and has a great vegan and gluten-free blog with lots of baking and healthy recipes. And the occasional canine photo op.

Flour Arrangements - Sophie's got a sweet tooth, and you'll find plenty of gorgeous photographs of her gluten-free baked goods with mouthwatering recipes.

For the Love of Food - Noosh is the host of this gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free blog with excellent recipes, including Persian culinary delights.

The GFCF Experience - Blog host Thomas is a Montana father of four who feeds his family a gluten-free, casein-free diet. You'll find lots of great recipes, information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and parenting anecdotes.

Ginger Lemon Girl - Carrie is from North Carolina and has a particular penchant for gluten-free baking. She also hosts a Gluten-Free Girl interview feature which showcases other gluten-free bloggers and a Kid-Friendly Fridays event for gluten-free goodness that kids will lap up.

Gluten Free A-Z - Judee's got some great vegetarian and gluten-free recipes on her blog, as well as health tips, information and resources.

Gluten Free Baking - Elizabeth Barbone is the Gluten Free go to person in New York's Capitol District, and she's the author of several great cookbooks of recipes that are GF versions of old favorites with a dash of new favorites added in too!

Gluten Free Easily
 - Shirley is a dynamo who leads a celiac support group in her native Virginia and is a wealth of information about how to cook with naturally gluten-free and unprocessed foods.

Gluten Free Philly - Get the scoop on new GF products, events and restaurants in the Philadelphia area.

Gluten-Free Cat - This self-described fitness fanatic, health nut, wife, teacher and GF foodie has lots to say about navigating the GF life and offers many awesome recipes too.

Gluten Free Diva - Ellen is a musician and excellent cook, judging from the delectable range of gluten-free recipes on her popular blog.

Gluten Free Frenzy! - This Utah gal has plenty of recipes, giveaways and health tips for the GF community and some great photos to boot!

Gluten Free for Good - Melissa is a nutritional therapist who blogs about the healthiest gluten-free recipes. Wonderful advice and information with the added bonus of lovely food photography.

Gluten-Free Fun - Erin is a New York City resident who has lived gluten-free with gusto for 25 years! You can find product and restaurant reviews, recipes, and other information.

Gluten-Free Girl - Shauna James Ahern married the Chef, published a book and had a perfect baby girl, all in one year. Her blog is more essay than recipe heavy, but when the recipes come, they are perfect and seasonally fresh. Make sure to buy her book, "Gluten-Free Girl" and make your local library buy it too.

Gluten Free Gobsmacked - This girl Cheekalina can cook! Lots of great recipes for everyday comfort foods to the wildly exotic to all kinds of baking.

Gluten Free Goddess - Karina is the Gluten-Free Goddess, whose blog reflects her background as an artist and writer, with lots of gorgeous food photography. Karina's gluten-free and other allergy-friendly recipes have a Southwestern flavor and a focus on fresh and natural ingredients.

Gluten Free Goodness - Cheryl is an Alexandria, Virginia dietician whose blog features her tasty experiments in gluten-free and other allergen-free cooking.

Gluten-Free Gourmand - Get the skinny on gluten-free options in Portland, Oregon and lots of other great posts with recipes and good advice.

Gluten-Free Guidebook - Hilary Davidson is a professional travel writer who was diagnosed with celiac disease five years ago. Her blog has information about celiac-safe dining in cities across North America, as well as Spain, Turkey, Peru and other countries.

Gluten Free in Georgia - I guess I can't say it any better than Ginger in describing her blog, "Adventures in Gluten Freedom with a Crazy Southern Blogger Chick". Decadently good gluten-free and sugar-free recipes, witty writing and lots of fun and useful GF information.

Gluten Free on a Shoestring - This lawyer-turned-stay-at-home-mom-of-three really knows how to write. Plus she's funny. Plus she's a creative and frugal cook. Don't miss a chance to visit this blog.

Gluten Free Portland - Dave provides the dish on gluten-free products, eateries and news in the Portland, Oregon area.

Gluten Free Saratoga - Suzanne in Saratoga Springs, New York, dishes out great recipes, tips on gluten-free eateries and groceries in Saratoga County and other interesting tips.

Gluten Free Spinner - Mary is passionate about entertaining friends and family with good food that's gluten-free and kissed with her well-stocked spice shelf.

Gluten Free Taste of Home
 - A blog packed with GF product reviews and giveaways, restaurant reviews, recipes and more from Cinde in Washington State.

Gluten Freeway - Navigating a gluten free life in Los Angeles is the focus of Stephen's new blog, with lots of product and restaurant reviews.

Gluten Hates Me, But I'm Surviving -Marlow is a Southern gal who's having way to much fun in the kitchen cooking great gluten free foods and inventing cool new kinds of martinis.

The Good Eatah - Life with this Massachusetts native involves gluten-free, dairy-free cooking, in between skydiving and biking trips.

Hey, That Tastes Good!- Jill lives in Connecticut and blogs about local gluten-free eateries and has some excellent recipes, as well as the occasional gluten-free travel report from Slovakia.

Hold the Gluten - Maureen is a New Jersey mom with lots of witty information and mouthwatering recipes about life on planet celiac. She even does podcasts...whoa!

Jenn Cuisine - Jenn is a chemist living in Switzerland with a GF husband and an arsenal of awesome photography and culinary skills. Just a breathtakingly delicious site.

Kat's GF Kitchen - Albany, New Yorker Kat has a husband who has recently gone gluten-free and this blog chronicles her cooking adaptations and experiments.

Life Gluten Free - A gluten-free blogger mom with an emphasis on sugar-free and healthy cooking and eco-friendly lifestyle tips. Plus cool crafts!

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures - After suffering from undiagnosed gluten-intolerance for most of her life, Oklahoman Lynn is reveling in retooling her family favorite recipes into delicious foods that are free of gluten, tree nuts, peanuts and sesame.

The Mommy Bowl - Deanna is a Wisconsin mom who blogs gluten-free and dairy-free recipes and information on her blog. Wonderful photographer, too!

No Gluten Required - Kristina has a Master's Degree in Gastronomy, a custom set of Gluten-Free wooden utensils and a whole lot of great recipes, product and restaurant reviews and good advice.

No Gluten, No Problem
 - Kelli and Peter Bronski blog about recipes and gf living and are the authors of "Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking."

No One Likes Crumbley Cookies - Terence Crumbley gives out some great GF recipes as well as the occasional post about health and fitness and Nintendo games.

Only Sometimes Clever - An Arizona homeschooling mom who very thoughtfully blogs about the gluten-free lifestyle, books, GF products and hiking.

Pig in the Kitchen - This U.K. pig is one of the funniest food writers out there and her recipes for her family of many allergies are great to boot. Throw in some great food photos and it's a blog party!

Please Don't Pass the Nuts - This New York City psychotherapist and social worker shares recipes and lifestyle advice for gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, lactose-free and other -free diets.

Rachel's Recipe Box - This New England homeschooling mommy's blog contains a wealth of gluten-free, dairy-free recipes and advice about healthy living.

Savvy Celiac - Amy offers a wealth of information for parents of celiac kids and their families, as well as news and Minneapolis/St. Paul GF recommendations.

She Let Them Eat Cake - Maggie is the baking diva that provides a ton of tasty recipes for GF and often dairy-free meals, with an emphasis on REAL foods.

Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
 - Amy's maintained a healthy weight loss by eliminating refined sugars and gluten from her diet, but that doesn't stop this blogger from creating spectacular recipes for the things that make life sweet. Amy hosts Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays to highlight fabulous foods made a little bit healthier.

The Spunky Coconut - A Colorado mom and food coach/personal cook that specializes in gluten-free, casein-free and sugar-free cooking dishes out some great, healthy recipes. She is also the author of the new "Spunky Coconut Cookbook".

Straight into Bed Cakefree and Dried - Naomi is an English homeopath and her recipes for lovely, healthy and kid-friendly treats are spectacular. She also started the blogging event, Go Ahead, Honey, It's Gluten-Free, to inspire theme-based gluten-free recipe roundups.

Sugar and Spice - A Boston girl who likes to cook, read nonfiction, kick box and watch the Red Sox.

Sure Foods Living - Alison, a California mom, maintain a excellent informational blog about living gluten-free and avoiding other food allergens.

Tasty Eats at Home
 - This Texas mom knows how to put a great meal on the table quickly, even when it's gluten-free and from scratch.

La Tartine Gourmande - French ex-pat Bea (accent aigue in there over the e) is a food and travel writer/photographer, whose blog is achingly beautiful. Find over 100 gluten-free recipes in her recipe index.

Triumph Dining - The publishers of the "Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide" and Grocery Guide have a blog packed with tips about finding gluten-free food throughout the U.S.

Wheat Free Meat Free - Kalinda cooks for her vegetarian celiac husband in Chicago and this blog features her great recipes and wonderful food photos.

Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen - Husband and wife nutritionists and cookbook authors Ali and Tom have a wonderful blog about healthy, gluten-free eating coming to us from Bellingham, Washington.

A Year of Crockpotting - Stephanie is the hilarious, gluten-free chef who has a strong attraction to her herd of crock pots--but she's OK with that. A funny and tasty food blog which started on January 1, 2008 with a new crock pot recipe each day.

This list is just an appetizer, there are so many other great gluten-free food bloggers out there that I haven't had time to taste and more sprout each day. Let me know if you see any other great GF bloggers out there that you think I should check out.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Who Says Pasta Has to Contain Wheat? My Favorite Gluten-Free Pasta Recipes

While wheat makes an excellent pasta, there are many pasta options for gluten-free eaters made of alternative flours and grains, and some, like gnudi, that don't need pasta doughs at all!

Fettuccine with Broccoli Rabe, Garlic Scapes and Anchovies

Veggie Lasagna with Portabellas, Spinach and Artichoke Hearts

Zippy Black-Eyed Pea and Pasta Salad


Broccoli and Cheese Sauced Pasta with Spring Herbs

Spicy Sesame Noodles

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese with Crispy Crumb Topping

Pasta Spanakopita

March Mushroom Madness

Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta


Rice Noodle Sushi Salad

Pasta with Lentils and Ginger

Pasta with Anchovies

Diane's Eighties Gourmet Veggie Pasta


Pasta con Sarde

Late Summer Pasta Salad with Roasted Fennel and Garlic

Three Spring Sisters Pasta

Golden Cauliflower and Mushroom Fettuccine

Pasta with White Clam Sauce

Rotini with Smoked Salmon and Peas

Rainbow Vegetable-Noodle Salad with Chili-Orange Oil

Pasta with Creamy Asparagus-Herb Sauce

Parti-Colored Pasta with Vegetables

Pasta with Calamari

Jazzy Macaroni and Cheese

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Recipes

We enjoy fishing, though most of the fish and shellfish on our table comes from the seafood counter at the local supermarket. Here are some of our favorite ways to make use of the fruits of the sea (and the occasional Adirondack lake). We also enjoy a limited intake of meat, especially the venison that Dan's cousin Mike shares with us:

Special Spices Meatloaf

Salmon Burgers

Lemony Shrimp over Herbed Mashed Potatoes

Teriyaki Trout with Snappy Apple Salsa

Pollo e Pomodori

Plantation Shrimp

Tonno alla Siracusa

Pernil (Dominican style Roast Pork)

Greek Fisherman's Stew

Cosmic Shrimp

Grandma Nellie's Chicken

Mussels in a Romantic Sauce

Luscious Lobster Pasta

Chili-Fried Shrimp

Scallop and Corn Salad

Pan-Fried Cod Cakes

Southern-Style Fried Fish

Scallops Marseillaise

Pasta with Calamari

Shrimp and Cucumber Sushi

Sesame-Ginger Baked Red Snapper

Barbecued Shrimp with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Crispy Pike Balls

Norwegian Au Gratin Cod

Shrimp Margarita

Teriyaki Salmon

Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fruit and Dessert Recipes: Gluten-Free Cooking Links

Raspberries and Cream Crepes

Irish Cream Cheesecake

Candy Pie

Sweet Potato Pudding

Pomegranate Cranachan

Poached Pears in Rioja

Chenna and Nut Balls

Blueberry Pizza

Dried Apple Slices

Black Raspberry Parfait

Easy Chocolate-Nut Fudge

Hindu Cheese Dessert

Sea Breeze Slice

Puppy Chow

Gluten Free Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Dan's Italian Breakfast Pizza

Broccoli and Mushroom Sandwich Melts

Rink Tum Tiddy

Tofu Garden Scramble

Savory Rice and Cheese Muffins

Rice Pudding with Raisins

Chipotle Oven Fries

Potato-Cheese Pancake

Buttermilk Biscuits

Kohlrabi Cakes

Some Gluten-Free Casserole Recipes

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Grandma Millie's Scalloped Oysters

Cheesy Green Chiles Casserole

Green Bean Bhajis

Mediterranean Style Soybean Gratin 

Broccoli and Pasta Timbale

Shrimp and Egg Donburi

Rutabaga Souffle

Eggplant Parmigiana

Noodle Beans with Ginger-Lemon Tofu a la Prapawadee

Onion and Mushroom Shortcake

Rice Crust Quiche

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Eggplant (and Zucchni) Panini

Barbecued Tempeh

General Tsao's Tofu

Canning and Preserving Recipes from the Crispy Cook

My friend Hope taught me how to can over the course of a couple of garden harvest seasons, and I've been enjoying heating up the hot water bath canner every summer and fall since. Here are some recipes we've enjoyed:

Spicy Zucchini Relish

Apple Chutney

Homegrown Tomato Sauce

Sweet and Sour Wax Beans

Smoky Chipotle Salsa

Pulcinella's Tomato Barbecue Sauce

Britishy Pickled Onions

Bread and Butter Zucchini Pickles

Dilly Beans

Sweet Pickle Relish

Garlicky Cucumber Refrigerator Pickles