Welcome to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW), the weekly blog carnival that I co-host with my friends Linda of Gluten-Free Homemaker (sadly, this site is no longer active) and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. Right off the bat, I want you to know that I’m highlighting gluten-free Millet French Bread and a collection of 50 Gluten-Free Nut-Free Lunchbox Treats plus, more!
Mr. GFE and I have been in Little Cayman at Little Cayman Beach Resort the last week. We had a fantastic time, but being gluten free there this year was a bit, uh, “challenging” for me. I’ll be sharing more about this trip soon (and others), in a new feature on gfe. It’s wonderful to be back home, of course. The double blessing of a vacation!
My Highlights from gfe
~ Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins from She Let Them Eat Cake ~ Whether you’re holding onto summer or ready to do some baking with berries at your market or store, this recipe is for you! It is not only gluten free, but also dairy free, egg free, and vegan. Oh, and delicious, of course! That means it’s met the critical five criteria for so many of gfe’s readers.
~ Back-to-School Bonanza: 50 Healthier Lunchbox Treats—Gluten Free, Nut Free, and “More Free”—That Your Kids Will Love! ~ So many contributors made this roundup a special one! The requirement for nut-free treats in schools is becoming more the norm (and that’s a great thing in keeping our nut-allergic children safe!), but not everyone is well versed in creating such treats. Now you will have 50 excellent gluten-free, nut-free recipes at your fingertips!
~ My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week
~ Gluten-Free Millet French Bread/Baguette from Skinny GF Chef ~ I think this photo of Ali’s bread really says it all.
~ No-Bake Chocolate Tarts from Free Range Cookies (unfortunately, this site is no longer active) ~ I could let the photo for these tarts be enough as well, but I also love Linda’s description of them. “Dark, decadent mini tarts with a delicious no-bake chocolate almond crust. Creamy coconut milk ganache completes this gluten free, vegan indulgence.”
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).
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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 September 2, 2014; updated February 26, 2022.
Cheryl Harris says
Oh my gosh, the photos of those cookies and eclairs are worthy of a sonnet!
Cheryl–They definitely look amazing!!
Tia @ Tia's Kitchen says
Well, I love the look of the eclairs and the bread, but one has eggs and the other has yeast. UGH! I really hope I can have a little bit of one or the other some day. 🙁 They look so good.
BTW, how do people link up before you when it is your post? Just curious. 🙂
Tia–Linda and Lynn always get their posts up earlier than I do so folks have linked to them and it doesn’t matter who you link up to, your post shows up on all three. 😉
If you’re egg free and yeast free, there will be definitely recipes that show up that you can’t eat. Folks always use what ingredients that they can. I even feature recipes that contain ingredients I personally can’t eat. So often a recipe here can inspire one to create a new recipe and/or find one that does work. Iris has a French Bread recipe that should work for you here.
Here’s a vegan cream puff recipe. It’s not gluten free as written because it just calls for flour, but subbing a light gf flour (like rice flour) or a lighter gf flour mix will work. The recipe is written a bit oddly as it shows “2 eggs,” but the instruction explain that the ingredients below that are the egg sub. They look good, so it’s worth a try!
Tia @ Tia's Kitchen says
Oh, I was just kidding about the recipes. Kind of. They look really good. I was out of the habit of eating bread since going gf, anyway. Only been eating it the last year or two because of making Max’s lunches.
BTW, can’t do Iris’s either. Can’t have vinegar. But feeling better is worth not eating certain things. I just keep telling myself someday I will. Even if that someday never comes. 😉
As always I think that focusing on what we can have vs what we can’t is a lot easier and like you said, you’re feeling better. That’s the best part! I’ve seen some amazing solutions to all kind of food issues (all I did was a quick Google search), so if the cravings strike with a vengeance I’m sure there will be a solution. 😉
Brianna @Flippin' Delicious says
I’m beyond excited that my cream puffs were the most popular link last week. Thanks so much for featuring them, and thank you for the shout out for my cookbook!
The readers spoke, Brianna, and I can see why! Gorgeous photo and gluten-free cream puffs/eclairs are just as good as the gluten-full ones. Love that!
Congrats again on your cookbook! The cover alone has everyone excited! 😉
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
@Brianna — your cream puffs look fantastic! I’ve been seeing them everywhere! 🙂
Ali Williams says
Hi Shirley, thanks so much for featuring my Gluten Free Millet French Bread! FYI, for your readers that can’t have yeast, I have a yeast free French Bread on the blog too! Here’s the link http://glutenfreehomebakery.blogspot.com/2014/01/gluten-free-paleo-french-bread.html
Ali–You’re welcome, but you know I love sharing the good stuff and your bread looks really, really good! 😉 Thanks also for sharing your other, paleo, yeast-free French Bread recipe. That is super appealing to me right now! 🙂
Audrey @ Gluten-Free Vegan Love says
Shirley — the picks this week are fantastic! I want to make them all now :). Especially those chocolate tarts!
I’m a little late with my entry this week, but sharing my Paleo and Gluten-Free Vegan Rustic Pear Galette recipe this time around.