It’s been a great month for gluten free recipes and I’m thrilled that so many inspiring food bloggers linked up to last months #G2BGF linky. We were spoiled with recipes to cover mains, desserts, bakes and snacks and treats. In fact if you were hosting a dinner party for guests then you’d only need the linky to go to for inspiration.
Gluten free mains
We kick off with Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe and her delicious gluten free Thai Pumpkin, corn and chickpea stew. Now we can forgive the slightly off season recipe as Johanna comes from Melbourne and it’s Australia’s change of season over there. I would have made this myself but sadly my freezer packed up in the garage and I’ve just lost all my frozen apple, rhubarb, berries and pumpkin. Gutted is an understatement! The second pumpkin is back in the UK shops I’ll making this for sure.
The next two main course recipes are made with cauliflower and I have to say hands up, I’ve not tried a cauliflower pizza base yet and have serious FOMO (fear of missing out) where this revelation of free from pizza bases is concerned. Angela from Only Crumbs Remain had her first experience with a cauliflower pizza base and was thoroughly impressed (word of warning though, don’t stray from cauliflower and think other brassica’s will do the job, they don’t apparently!) Anglea’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe is topped with squash and goats cheese but you can let your imagination run wild with this.
The second cauliflower recipe was linked by the wonderful Monika from Everyday Healthy Recipes. Monika’s Cauliflower Tabbouleh with Pomegranate has been adapted from the traditional bulgur wheat and tomato and in doing so she’s created a recipe I’ll actually eat! I’m not a huge fan of raw tomato and bulgur wheat I find an odd texture (obviously Bethany couldn’t eat the bulgur wheat as it’s not gluten free). So now I have another cauliflower recipe to add to my collection of free from dishes.
Lastly for the main course recipes I added my very own Hidden Veggies Chilli. Chilli con Carne is a huge favourite in my family and I think Lewis would happily eat it every day of the week. In fact on Tuesday he came home asking if we could have chilli, thankfully I had some frozen (in the freezer that’s still working) so I didn’t have to cook in the scorchio heat. Then as I was dishing up Lewis let on he’d had chilli for his dinner at school and that he wanted ‘to see how our chilli’s compare’ whilst still fresh in his mind!
Gluten Free Desserts
There were only two desserts linked up to June’s linky but who needed any more to choose from, both recipes were personal favourites of mine, in fact, as I’m typing this I’m starting to think the universe had something to do the link ups it’s all very ‘Rebecca-style’ food! Kate, my lovely linky partner from Gluten Free Alchemist linked up her Apple and Strawberry Pie using simple store cupboard ingredients and a shop bought pastry by SillyYak. Two things I love about this recipe; pie and simple!
The second dessert recipe was by Monika again and is my number one pudding; CRUMBLE! Sorry to shout but boy oh boy do I love a crumble. Monika’s recipe for Cherry Crumble with Quinoa and Almond adds quinoa to the cherry base and has a deliciously nutty almond crumble topping.
Gluten Free Bakes
Starting off with a bake I’ve still not yet made myself Vicki from Free From Fairy‘s morish looking Gluten Free Biscotti with Chocolate and Hazelnuts. I do love a good crunchy biscotti and have treated myself to them in Costa before (NOT gluten free I hasten to add so please do copy me!) I wish coffee shops would make more of a choice for my daughter and I’m sure biscotti would work no?
Here’s a family favourite from Cat at Curly’s Cooking the humble Carrot Cake but Cat has baked her in a sheet tin which is something I’ve never though of doing before and I think it’s an excellent idea and she’s managed to get an awesome rise on her sponge so I will be trying this recipe out next time I make it for hubby (it’s his favourite)
The last bake was by little old me and it a simply but delicious combination of rhubarb and ginger and incorporates my favourite pudding; Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble Cake. Sadly what with the untimely end to my second freezer I will now have to rebuild my stash of rhubarb to ensure i can still make this all year round.
Gluten Free Snacks & Treats
Last but not least four delicious recipes perfect for snacking or as a treat were added to the linky. Well, I say four but if you factor in that Kat from The Baking Explorer linked up her three Popcorn Recipes for Movie Night then you’ve actually got six scrummy recipes. Kat’s popcorn recipes press all the right buttons as far as I’m concerned and I know 100% that my family will not be able to get enough of them next movie night in the Glutarama household. Feast your eyes on the Cheesy Nacho, Eton Mess and Nutella popcorn spectacular!
images courtesy of The Baking Explorer
And before I give you the link for the July #G2BGF linky over on Kate’s website, here are three more of her delicious creations from June that were linked up, Kate clearly had a lot more energy than me and she’s still going strong despite this stifling heat (you need to see what she’s linked to this months linky! From left to right you’ve got; Chewy Apricot and Apple Flapjacks, Chocolate Espresso Puddle Cookies and Puff Pastry Party Bites.
images courtesy of Gluten Free Alchemist
So there you have it, that was June…here’s to a great July filled with delicious gluten free recipes