Sunday, January 2, 2011

My Favorite Gluten Free Recipes of 2010

Taking a lead from one of my favorite bloggers, Jill of Hey, This Tastes Good, here is a roundup of some of my favorite recipes from the past year! I hope you enjoy them!

Michael and I started January 2010 off with a hearty skillet meal of ground beef, cabbage, and pasta. I love easy, simple, one pot skillet meals like this!

Jan 2010 - Hearty Cabbage & Beef Casserole

In February 2010 I recreated one of my favorite recipes from my childhood to be gluten free. Popovers! I remember the recipe from the Winnie the Pooh cookbook. One of my favorite hobbies is recreating old recipes from my favorite cookbooks! I hope you'll enjoy these popovers as much as we have. They are even prettier now that I own a popover pan and they become very high and golden in the oven!

February 2010 - Gluten Free Popovers

In March 2010 I baked loaves upon loaves of bread. My favorite recipe that was for Honey Oat Bread. A very simple bread that's light & fluffy, but takes on a sweet whole grain appearance!

March 2010 - Honey Oat Bread

During April 2010 we made cookies. The ease & simplicity of peanut butter cookies made without gluten, eggs, dairy/casein, or soy. I don't think there could ever be too many cookie recipes! :-)

April 2010 - Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

In May 2010 I shared a recipe for one of my favorite easy soups (an American-Asian favorite) Egg Drop Soup. I love the fresh greens and the use of chickpea miso tamari, which adds a healthy dose of natural probiotics that aid in digestion.

May 2010 - Egg Drop Soup

Beginning in mid-June 2010 I started a 30 day series entitled "30 Days Gluten Free: Quick & Easy Meals." This series kept me on my toes having to prepare posts for 30 straight days. I could not have done it without the help of over 25 blogging friends who shared their recipes with me. One of my favorite recipes was for Kat's Slow Cooker Chicken with Artichokes. A simple easy crock pot meal! Make sure to check out the entire series for 30 days of quick & easy gluten free meals!

June 2010 - Kat's Slow Cooker Chicken & Artichokes

In July 2010 I shared a several posts on gluten free baking & cooking ingredients. I shared why I preferred certain gluten free ingredients other others and I also shared this post on a gluten free chocolate protein smoothie. I love fruit & green vegetable smoothies, especially in the heat of the summer. This chocolate smoothie was a nice alternative to a banana smoothie and offered a great source of vegetable protein.

July 2010 - Chocolate Protein Smoothies

August 2010 was an exciting month for Michael and I. We traveled to Seattle, Wa. for the 2nd International Food Bloggers Conference. It was our first time flying across the country and our first time on the west coast. We had a wonderful time and I shared several posts on our experiences while we were there. But I also shared some really delicious recipes during the month. One of my favorites was for this French Toast Casserole, a recipe originally from my wonderful friend Betty B. that she made gluten free just for me!

August 2010 - Betty B.'s Blueberry French Toast Casserole

September 2010 was "back to school" month. Michael and I both work for universities, so as classes start back in the fall our jobs become hectic & busy. It's a good time for soups & stews, for chocolate muffins, and for more experimenting with gluten free (and vegan) breads. September is one of my favorite months and I love these double chocolate muffins and how easy they are to make using my Revised Gluten Free Master Baking Mix.

September 2010 - Double Chocolate Muffins

In October 2010 Michael & I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. I can't believe I've had the privilege of being married to my best friend for over 6 years! Instead of taking a big trip on our anniversary (and after the expense of Seattle!) we took the weekend and went to the beach instead! I also created these super cute & grain free peanut butter cupcakes one evening while we were visiting Michael's parents. This is one of my favorite recipes of the year!

October 2010 - Grain Free Peanut Butter Cupcakes

In November 2010 it was time again for our favorite family holiday, Thanksgiving! I tried several new recipes this year including a brined & basted turkey breast that I was truly proud of! But even more than the turkey, I loved this corn-free "millet bread" that had a very similar texture to cornbread. I learned very clearly this year that my body doesn't tolerate corn products well, so for the most part I avoided all products with corn in them. This millet bread version of a "corn-bread" was delicious and I loved the aroma of texture of this gluten free quick bread.

November 2010 - Quick Millet Bread (Aka - Mock Cornbread)

And finally in December 2010, I participated in Amy Green's (author of Simply Sugar & Gluten Free) holiday series, "A Gluten Free Holiday." I shared a favorite recipe for a breakfast quiche with a mock hollandaise sauce. It was a busy month for us, as I'm sure it was for everyone, but I did manage to squeeze in a few of my new favorite cookies for the holidays. These gluten free spritz cookies were a welcome addition to our holiday bakied goods. I haven't had this type of shortbread cookie in nearly 5 1/2 years and they were quite good!

December 2010 - Gluten Free Spritz Cookies

Here's to another great year of gluten free recipes! If you have suggestions for recipes you would like to see this year on, please contact me! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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