Welcome back to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW)! GFW is the weekly blog carnival event that I co-host with my friends Linda of Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. All gluten-free food-related posts are welcome for this event, so GFW is a great opportunity to learn about living gluten free and find really terrific recipes to make whether you’re “just gluten free” or gluten free and “more free.” Last week we had a total of 64 recipes and other gluten-free food related links shared.
Be sure to check out all the links throughout the event and link up your gluten-free food posts if you’re a blogger. Link up to just one of our blogs, but remember your post(s) will show up on all three.
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. It’s such a special time for paying honor to our fallen heroes in the U.S. and a lovely way to unofficially kick off summer. The kiddos are still in school, so it can’t be an official kickoff quite yet, right? But, still, the arrival of warm sunny days is something to celebrate everywhere I think!
My Highlights from GFE
~ Friday Ramblings: Are You a Celiac Snob? I Could Have Been a Celiac Snob ~ Have you ever felt like our gluten-free labels (and I’m not talking about the ones on products) deceive, divide, and do little good? If you’re not a gold-standard diagnosed celiac, have you felt looked down upon by those who are? If you’re a “bonafide” celiac, do you consider others who eat gluten free for health reasons to have a less serious condition? Do you dismiss them? What’s your gluten-free story? Click on the link and join the discussion in comments.
~ Carrot Colada ~ This recipe is made from only four ingredients and should make almost every single person reading happy! It’s naturally gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, raw, and paleo! It also helps me clear out the glut of bananas in my freezer. I tell you ripe bananas seemto be like rabbits as far as proliferation!
The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week
~ Cinnamon Sugar Baked Doughnuts from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ It didn’t surprise me that Michelle’s scrumptious doughnuts were most popular last week. I bet several of you rushed to purchase a doughnut pan (or two!) just so you could make her recipe. She made hers for a gluten-free teacher friend and even presented them in a bakery box—way cool! I wish she’d taken a photo to show how delighted her friend was when she received those goodies!
My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week
~ 10 Tips: How to Handle Children with Emotional Fits/Tantrums Due to Gluten Exposure from Allergy Free Alaska ~ I can’t speak highly enough about Megan’s willingness to share her family’s story on the emotional ramifications of getting “glutened.” Her tips on how to handle children when they are experiencing uncontrolled emotions are incredibly helpful. While Megan is sharing her youngest daughter’s experiences primarily, so much of this post applies to both children and adults. You’ll want to print out her tips and keep them at hand for when you’re overwhelmed by the situation and are unable to figure out what to do next.
~ Seeded Vegan Buns from Free Range Cookies (sadly, this site is no longer active) ~ Linda always blows me away with her gluten-free, vegan bread options and my reaction to these buns is no different! She says that “These soft yet chewy gluten free buns are great for sandwiches or whatever burger (vegan or not) gets slung your way.”
~ Coconut Ice Cream Crunch Bar from Forest and Fauna ~ Oh my goodness, Andrea’s Coconut Ice Cream Crunch Bars look awesome! I always loved ice cream crunch bars back in the day. I Haven’t had one in a very long time, but that’s about to change!
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. We do not highlight or share any recipes that do not link back. (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 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.
Originally published May 27, 2014; updated July 10, 2019.