It’s Day 19 of our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style and Heather (Gluten-Free Cat) shared her Christmas Breakfast Casserole. She’s transformed a family favorite into a gluten-free, vegetarian dish, which is “just a tad healthier” by using colorful vegetables instead of meat. I also expect that Heather’s version is prettier (and more than a tad in this case) than the original.
photo courtesy of Gluten-Free Cat
Heather is another wonderful blogger friend who I finally got to meet in person at the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Expo this past May. There’s nothing quite like meeting a virtual acquaintance, specifically a fellow blogger, in real life. The face-to-face time helps seal that tentative bond, but best of all, the next time you’re reading the individual’s blog, you are actually “seeing” and “hearing” him/her in your mind. I was even thinking of Heather today when I picked up a book on raw foods (Raw Foods Made Easy for 1 or 2 people) when shopping with a friend.
That’s because I follow Heather’s blog and she has been enjoying venturing into the raw food arena for several months now. She’s been dining at restaurants with raw options (e.g., Pure Food and Wine, Candle 79) and participating in raw potlucks (General, Asian, Mexican, Italian). She’s shared many amazing-looking recipes for months now.
Back to our meeting for a moment …. not only did I get to meet Heather who is super sweet—and much taller and prettier than one can see in her avatar—but I also got to meet her very lovely mom. In her post today, Heather talked quite a bit about her mom and one of her mother’s other very special contributions to Christmas. You’ll want to check it all out. Plus, Heather has a giveaway of three items (meaning three winners) for you!
~ Sugar Nation ~ Jeff O’Connell’s look into the effects of the sugar (and other foods that convert to sugar, like potatoes and other carbs) that seems to be omnipresent in processed foods and meals today. Using his own personal story and all the data he gathered to investigate his own path to health, O’Connell reveals why current medical guidance is flawed.
~ Easy Eats ~ Easy Eats, an all-digital food and lifestyle gluten-free magazine, has quickly become a favorite of the gluten-free community. One reader will win a one-year subscription! (Sadly, this publication is no longer in existence.)
As always, please remember that all entries qualify you for special giveaways as well as the final giveaways (Caveman Cookie gift packages of $89 value; Free From Gluten $150 shopping spree, and a Vitamix—the 5200 Super Healthy Lifestyle package of $550 value). I’m doing a special giveaway for all entries throughout our entire event through midnight tomorrow night. The winner will receive a copy of Katie Chalmers’ terrific book, Mommy, What Is Celiac? and one cupcake holder (one of these).
Yesterday, Silvana (Silvana’s Kitchen and Easy Eats) shared her Italian Pine Nut Cookies, also known as pignolis. Tomorrow we’ll have another special holiday recipe with yet another great giveaway. Until then, please check out Heather’s make-ahead, gluten-free vegetarian Christmas Breakfast Casserole and enter her giveaway!
Originally published December 16, 2011; updated November 11, 2022.