Welcome to Gluten-Free Wednesdays (GFW), the weekly blog carnival that I co-host with my friends Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker and Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. If you’re a reader, you’ll find lots of gluten-free eating ideas—recipes, menu plans, reviews (cookbooks, products, restaurants), and much more. If you’re a fellow blogger, link up your gluten-free eating idea posts and they’ll appear on all three of our blogs via the linky at the bottom of this post.
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Well, it’s August now and I don’t know about you, but this month promises to be a very busy one for me. It’s almost like I’m trying to cram the last and very best bits into this last full month of summer. Yes, I’m definitely starting to feel that wind down of summer with several cooler days and cooler nights (both of which are unusual for us in Virginia at this time of year). Plus, the sun is definitely going down earlier each day. Have you noticed?
My Highlights from gfe and All Gluten-Free Desserts
~ On gfe:
Peach Upside Down Cake ~ Why stick with pineapple for an upside down cake when you have one of the stars of the summer season? Fresh, juicy peaches! This cake’s a delicious beauty that you’ll love serving your family and friends. The recipe comes from my buddy Steve who some of you might remember from his earlier blog, Gluten-Free Steve.
Key Lime Cheesecake Bars ~ This recipe is the gluten-free, vegan creation of Cara of Fork and Beans. It’s one of the recipes in her brand new debut cookbook, Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious Gluten-, Egg-, and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets, which was released today! Click on the link above to get Cara’s recipe, read my review of her cookbook (hint: the title is accurate), and enter to win a copy!
~ On All Gluten-Free Desserts:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats ~ Go ahead and get excited if you’re one of the many who thinks that chocolate and peanut butter are a heavenly combination! Take a look at Sarah’s super sweet take on this combination and you’ll get even more excited! Oh, and her recipe is gluten free and vegan.
The Most Popular Post on Gluten-Free Wednesdays Last Week
Yeast-Free Dinner Rolls from Allergy Free Test Kitchen ~ Whether you can’t tolerate yeast, you just want to keep your bread recipes quick and easy, or you’re just looking for plain good gluten-free dinner rolls, this recipe from Peggy looks like it’s sure to please!
~ My GFW Post “Picks” from Last Week
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain Free, Paleo) from Allergy Free Alaska ~ Megan shared two really great recipes—Ultimate Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies and “Liquid Gold” Caramel Sauce—last week. Both caught my attention because of their healthier take on two absolute favorites of mine. Ultimately, pun intended, her Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies won out because, well, they’re chocolate chip cookies. Do I really need to explain that decision? (But, oh yeah, that “Liquid Gold” Caramel Sauce of hers—which is dairy-free, paleo, and vegan—is also amazing.)
Roasted Pineapple and “Bacon” (or Bacon) Guacamole from In Johnna’s Kitchen ~ I’m a lover of fresh guacamole and I love Johnna’s new spin on it with this recipe. She uses Phoney Baloney Coconut Bacon, which is gluten free and vegan. I’ve sampled coconut bacon in her Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (made by her own hands) and it was wonderful in the cookies, but feel free to use conventional bacon in this recipe if you’re neither vegetarian nor vegan.
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