GFW: GF Vegan Spinach Tortillas, Fish Tacos, GF Pizza, and Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream


Here we are together for Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW) again. GFW is the weekly blog carnival event that I co-host with my friends Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. If you’re new to GFW, our event is focused on gluten-free food-related posts—recipes, menu planning, ingredient reviews, product reviews, gluten-free travel, and much more. When you need some gluten-free inspiration, just check out the latest GFW event!

Be sure to check out all the links throughout the event because links can be added from late Tuesday evening through each Thursday at midnight. If you’re a blogger, we’d love for you to link up your gluten-free food posts during that time period. Even non-gluten-free bloggers often have lots of gluten-free posts. Remember that linking up to just one of our blogs shows your post(s) on all three blogs—so you have all our readers checking out your blog!

My Highlights from gfe and All Gluten-Free Desserts


~ On gfe:


~ Four-Ingredient Taco Seasoning—That You Don’t Make Ahead—for Easy and Tasty Tacos ~ Just like it says. No prep time and so few ingredients for these family-pleasing tacos. Plus I tell you how to thaw out your ground beef, ground turkey, etc. without the microwave if it’s dinner time and you realize that you didn’t take the main ingredient out of the freezer. It’s a dinner-saving trick!

Four-Ingredient Easy and Tasty Tacos Gluten Free Easily


~ On All Gluten-Free Desserts:

Here are the delightful gluten-free dessert recipes that have been shared on AGFD this past week.

~ Banana Pie Smoothie from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

~ Banana Split Brownie Pizza from Simply Living Healthy

~ Chocolate Pecan & Popcorn Candy from Fearless Dining

~ Easy Strawberries Romanoff from Kalyn’s Kitchen

~ Strawberry Shortcake from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats

~ Turtle Bars from Gluten-Free Palate

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The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week


~ Gluten-Free and Vegan Spinach Tortillas from Allergy Free Alaska ~ While I would have never thought of making my own spinach tortillas, this recipe looks simply amazing. By the way, you can check out over 30 of the best gluten-free tortilla recipes from Megan and many others in our gluten-free community. (There are recipe options for every diet.)



My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week

Some main dishes …

~ Fantastic Fish Tacos from Pocketfuls ~ Fish tacos are one of the best meals in the world. I love the ingredients that Lisa has added to her fish tacos. They truly look fantastic!

Fantastic Fish Tacos

~ Pizza from Janice Amee’s Gluten Free ~ I love pizza and this recipe looks really good!

Pizza Janice Amee's Gluten Free

and for dessert:

~ Homemade Coconut Ice Cream from Sweet and Spicy Monkey ~ I ate wonderful coconut ice cream almost every day when we were in the Mexico. Now I can make my own dairy-free version thanks to Julie!

Homemade Coconut Ice Cream Sweet and Spicy Monkey

The Carnival

What you need to know before linking up:

~ Your link must be related to the gluten-free diet.~ If you’re new, please read the guidelines.

~ Leave a link back to this blog or one of the co-hosts in your post. We do not highlight or share any recipes that do not link back to the specific event in the post. (If you’ve never linked up to a carnival before, you can see how I like to link back in the last line of my gfe post(s) above.)

~ We really appreciate you joining in!

Note:  Linking up indicates you are giving permission for us to share your submitted photo and your link via social media or in next week’s post if it is selected as the most popular post for the week or featured as a highlight.

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27 Responses to “GFW: GF Vegan Spinach Tortillas, Fish Tacos, GF Pizza, and Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream”

  1. Vicky on June 18th, 2014 1:43 am

    Good Morning Shirley

    Thank you for hosting, I’ve posted a recipe for Rhubarb Crumble and a separate one for the crumble topping on my blog this week so I thought I’d pop over and share t with you!

    Hope you’re having a lovely week so far.

    Vicky xo

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 2:01 pm

      Hi Vicky–That looks wonderful and I love the crumble topping that one can use for just about anything! Who doesn’t love crumble topping? ;-) Thanks so much for popping over and sharing!

      We’ve had a good weekend. I hope you have, too! :-) xo,

  2. Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love on June 18th, 2014 2:15 am

    Those spinach tortillas already caught my eye on facebook — they look great!

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 2:05 pm

      How could you miss them, right, Audrey? That beautiful real food green color stands out! Such a fun and healthy recipe. :-) And thanks again for linking up your Raw Coconut Balls—love those!


  3. Vicki The Free From Fairy on June 18th, 2014 7:40 am

    Hi! I hope you don’t mind me not posting a recipe. I recently discovered the link between poor teeth and coeliac disease and thought that your readers might be interested. Here in the UK it seems that very few people are aware of it…so I am trying to raise awareness.

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 2:25 pm

      Hi Vicki–This is your first time commenting, so I want to officially welcome you to gfe! :-) Recipes aren’t required for Gluten-Free Wednesdays but, for future reference, gluten-free eating ideas are. It can be a bit of a gray area though as so many health issues and the gluten-free food connections have been shared in the past and that applies here. I really do appreciate you sharing your story because you’re so right that the connection to dental issues are way overlooked. I even had to educate my own dentist about the connection, but his reply was that the signs of celiac also looked much like lack of fluoride. So I doubt that he’s using the info on a daily basis and maybe not at all. :-(

      It’s really terrific that your dentist IS aware of the connection to other health issues. I hope you’ve educated her on the connection to celiac. It’s definitely an early warning sign. The info that I gave my dentist, Oral Manifestations of Celiac Disease: A Clinical Guide for Dentists, is in PDF and can be found several places online: Thanks for educating others.

      Has your daughter been tested for celiac? She should be, of course, since you have celiac and it is genetic. I’m somewhat new to your blog, so I don’t know your family’s history. And thanks again for linking back to my bread roundup earlier this year and my apologies on spelling your name wrong then!


  4. Lisa on June 18th, 2014 8:44 am

    Hi Shirley. :) I’m excited to see my fish tacos featured this week — they’re one of our favourite simple summer meals! I hope your readers love them too. The spinach tortillas look so delicious — I’ll have to try making some!

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 2:35 pm

      Lisa–You hit a home run with those fish tacos! So many people I know haven’t even tried fish tacos. I think they will be totally amazed when they do. Well, at least when they try great ones like yours! ;-) I think there are several of the homemade tortilla recipes in that roundup that you’d like, too. Megan’s are calling everyone’s name right now though!


  5. Starlene @ GAPS Diet Journey on June 18th, 2014 9:34 am

    Thanks for hosting! I’m including my leek and beet tops soup. It’s delicious warm or cold.

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 2:59 pm

      Thanks for linking up, Starlene. I love soup year round. I’ve not embraced cold soups yet, even in the throes of summer heat, so I’ll take mine warm please. ;-) I’m sure that folks who use beets a lot will appreciate a new way to use their beet tops. :-)


  6. Amber on June 18th, 2014 9:51 am

    Hey Shirley, Thanks for hosting! I shared my simple brownie recipe. It’s a great one to bake with the kids!

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 3:01 pm

      Hey Amber–It’s great to see you here again. I’ve missed you and Gluten-Free Tuesdays. ;-) These brownies look great. I think they’re slated for All Gluten-Free Desserts for sure … and soon!


  7. Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey on June 19th, 2014 11:00 am

    Thanks so much for featuring my recipe for Homemade Coconut Ice Cream Shirley!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do ;)

    • Shirley on June 22nd, 2014 3:41 pm

      Hey Julie–I actually messed up your recipe. :-( I was distracted getting ready for my meeting and added coconut cream vs cream of coconut, which makes a big difference, of course. So the results were not sweet and luscious. It was only later that evening when I re-read the recipe that I realized that it called for cream of coconut. But, good news, I froze the results and just added watermelon chunks and turned all into a heavenly watermelon milkshake. :-)

      Btw, I used my ice cream maker and started with chilled coconut milk, so there was actually no need to freeze the mixture overnight. The consistency and “ice cream” factor was just fine. ;-) I will make your recipe just right the next time I do it!


  8. Julie@Sweet and Spicy Monkey on June 25th, 2014 10:23 am

    Oh NO!! So sorry to hear that but glad you were able to salvage the ingredients for something good. I wasn’t aware they made a coconut cream product. Just FYI in case you have trouble finding cream of coconut, you will find it in the alcoholic beverages aisle. Cream of coconut does NOT contain alcohol but is used for making Pina Coladas, which is why its found there. Also, if you want the ice cream creamier (like shown in the pictures), add 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar. For some reason this gives you a creamier texture and a little sweeter. Let me know how your next batch turns out. Also glad to hear you can use an ice cream maker for it and it still has the ice cream texture because someone asked me about that. Thanks :)

    • Shirley on June 27th, 2014 3:37 pm

      Hi Julie–I’m familiar with that product, my brain just thought coconut cream vs cream of coconut. Not your fault, of course! By coconut cream, I’m referring to the thick cream that one scoops off the top of the can of coconut milk after it’s been chilled a while. I did add the powdered sugar and even some honey to get the mixture sweet enough. I’m not a big fan of the cream of coconut products because of the ingredients they usually contain, but I might try a variation of your recipe with coconut cream concentrate (which is pretty much the same as coconut butter and coconut manna) next time. I still expect I’d add sweetener though. Happy to share the ice cream maker info! I LOVE mine. :-)


  9. dhead on June 26th, 2014 8:28 pm

    This is great! I HAVE to try those fish tacos! They look delicious.

    What I’ve really been searching for though, and perhaps you could help me is a GOOD gluten free pizza. Everyone I have had so far has been just awful. I got some suggestions on my blog but none of them panned out to be any good unfortunately.

    You seem like you know what you are doing :) So I am curious to know which kind of pizza or pizza crust you would suggest? Gluten free crust of course!

    I wrote a blog post about how awful my pizza experience has been that you could check out…

    Thanks and I look forward to frequently returning to your blog!!


    • Shirley on June 27th, 2014 3:46 pm

      Hi there–Welcome to gfe! Happy to have you visit Gluten-Free Wednesdays. :-) I’m not a fan of eating gluten-free pizza out. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten gf pizza out and not gotten sick, and that’s not even considering the “goodness” factor. So if you’re looking for pizza recommendations for eating out, I am not your person at all. :-( But if you want great, simple recipes for making pizza at home, I have lots of options for you. I highly recommend my Flourless Dough-Free Gluten-Free Pizza. One has to make it to believe it! (Read the reviews.) And I have a series called It’s A Gluten-Free Pizza Party with lots of other recipes that are great. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. Hope you find something you like!


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