I’ve shared my love of pies many times here on gfe, so today’s reader favorite—Gluten-Free Vegan Flaky Pie Crust recipe—and my highlights from last week’s Gluten-Free Wednesday (GFW) roundup make me pretty happy. I hope you will love them, too! I’m not all about just “window shopping” when it comes to pies either. I made a fresh pumpkin version of my Best Ever Crustless Pumpkin Pie yesterday for my support group’s Thanksgiving meal and another today for an early Thanksgiving dinner with Son. Outstanding pies. A pie made from canned pumpkin just doesn’t compare to one made from fresh pumpkin although I’m happy to sub in a beloved fresh “equivalent” squash like cushaw squash any time. This is the time of year when not only holiday recipes call our name, but also soups and stews, casseroles, and steaming beverages because they warm and comfort us when the days get shorter and colder. You’ll find those recipes and many more on GFW.
If this is your first time visiting on Wednesday, GFW is the weekly blog carnival that I co-host with my friends Linda of Gluten-Free Homemaker (sadly, this site is no longer operating) and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. If you’re a blogger, please link up your gluten-free eating ideas (following guidelines at the bottom of this post). Link up to either my, Linda’s, or Lynn’s GFW post and your submission will show up on all three of our blogs. Plus, readers choose their favorites each week via clicking on links and checking them out and I and my co-hosts do the same by following links and seeing what strikes our fancy!
My Highlights from gfe
~ On gfe: When it comes to preparing for Thanksgiving, having lots of recipe choices is what we want, but we also want tips on getting through the meal safely if we’re sharing a meal that is also partly gluten full. This post, Over 100 Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes, Plus GFE Thanks and “Wisdom”, will give you all that.
The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week
~ Best Gluten-Free Vegan Flaky Pie Crust from Allergy Free Alaska ~ Yes, this beautiful pie crust from Megan is not only gluten free, flaky, and the “best,” it’s also dairy free, egg free, and vegan. It gets raves from all who’ve made it!
~ My GFW Post “Picks”
~ Almond-Coconut Pie Crust from Gluten Free Goodness ~ This pie crust from Cheryl is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and paleo. And, gosh, it looks so tasty—especially when “housing” her Chocolate Banana Mousse Pie. Bonus, it’s really easy to make, too!
~ Paleo Pumpkin Pie from Tessa the Domestic Diva ~ I love everything about this pie from Tessa. It’s grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, but clearly not “lacking”!
We appreciate your participation and are happy to share many of the links on social media sites. However, as much as we hate to put a damper on this fun carnival, entries that do not follow the guidelines will not be shared and will be deleted from the linky. ~ You must link back to one of the co-hosts. ~ Links should be about a gluten-free eating idea. While it doesn’t have to be a recipe, it should be food related. ~ Recipes should have gluten-free ingredients or options in the recipe (not elsewhere in the text). ~ If you’re new, please read all the guidelines. 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.
Originally published November 18, 2014; updated February 26, s022.
Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy says
bacon crust pecan pie?! um..YES!! 😀
Andrea Wyckoff says
I love looking at all of these delicious fall recipes! Such a delicious time of year!!
Hey Andrea–With Son here the last week, I totally missed replying to all these comments. I’ll catch up while my second pie is baking! 😉 Yes, fall recipes are fabulous for sure! Thanks for sharing your Honey Jun Soda with us all. I’ve not gotten on the kombucha train yet and as this is a similar concept I’m not sure if it’s for me, but I know others will love it. It looks so pretty, too!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, dear!
Megan Ancheta | Allergy Free Alaska says
Thank you so much for featuring my pie crust!
Everything looks SO good this week, but that white chocolate ganache just makes me want to cheat and eat a WHOLE lot of dairy! That has to be so decadent and rich… and amazing. 😉
Thanks for another party this week!
Ha, Megan, I know on the cheating on dairy. I’ll be eating more than usual tomorrow and I’m sure that my body will remind me why I’ve been abstaining. And I agree on Sharon’s White Chocolate Ganache Whipped Cream Frosting. Just saying the name and imagining it might be exciting enough for now though, right? 😉 Your pie crust (and all your recipes, of course) is such a winner! 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving! So tickled you made your first totally from scratch pumpkin pie because of me! xo,
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
I am so envious you guys have Thanksgiving coming up- Turkey is without a doubt my favourite meats ever! Maybe save a seat for me?
Arman–There’s always room at our table! Just time your next visit to the U.S. at Thanksgiving! 😉
cheryl harris says
Yay! Thanks so much for sharing my pie crust. I’m thinking of making it as cookies this weekend. Can’t wait!
Hey Cheryl–Folks even emailed me about that pie crust of yours … they were excited! How did it turn out as cookies? I’m imagining they were great!
Happy Thanksgiving, dear!
Great features this week Shirley, I’m always on the look out for good pie crust!
I’m always quite envious of your Thanksgiving celebrations, you get two big celebrations at this time of year! I hope you have a lovely day xo
Vicky–There’s a variation on the “grass is greener” saying that applies here; i.e., “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.” LOL What does that mean? Well, some of us think that two big celebrations this time of year is too much. Well, maybe that’s not saying it correctly. The truth is that poor Thanksgiving tends to get lost in Christmas which has pretty much taken over every special day from October to December. It’s all gotten so commercial and kind of sad and while you can set your own traditions in your own home, you really can’t escape the Christmas push. I like to make Thanksgiving special and not think about Christmas until December. Anyway, I’m looking forward to tomorrow to enjoy this very special day with my family! Hope you’re having a great week, dear!
Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says
Hi Shirley —
As always, you have a wealth of delicious information here to help me through the holiday.
My link this week is for some easy Butternut Squash Soup in the Slow Cooker which is naturally gluten-free, and also can be dairy-free, nut-free or vegan depending on which kind of milk or stock is used. I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving–
You’re so sweet, Pat–thanks so much! Your Butternut Squash soup is so lovely. You know that’s my kind of recipe! I share on Facebook, but need to share some more. 😉
Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes! Hope yours is lovely, too! 🙂
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
Well, I’ve been caught up in all kinds of things this week and came to share my recipe in the eleventh hour right now, and of course for some reason the linky tool isn’t working for me…! Nor can I see others’ submissions :/
I think it’s something maybe to do with my internet connection, as there’s a storm howling outside…
Oh, well. At least I can leave a comment 🙂 . I’ll just add my recipe next week then instead. Just wanted to say hi and thanks for the lovely parties each week. I’m in awe of Tessa’s pumpkin pie by the way — what a beauty! 🙂
Hey Audrey–There’s actually some problem with the linky right now. I’ve reported it so maybe it will be back up before the linky closes at midnight. Fingers crossed that you’ll get to link up! A storm howling? Stay warm and cozy, dear! Thanks so much for stopping by each week and sharing your wonderful recipes, and I totally agree on Tessa’s pie! 🙂
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
Hi Shirley, I thought I replied to your message above last week, but turns out I had only done so in my head…? 🙂
Anyways, yeah, the linky didn’t co-operate last week to the last minute, but no biggie. There are plenty more Wednesdays to come, I’m sure 🙂
Audrey–I do that all the time … no worries! And as you can see I’m just catching up to comment in general. Yes, I don’t know what was up with the linky last week. So far, so good this week! Can’t wait to see what you’ve linked up …