Join me in welcoming Katie from Twin Stripe to the blog with some resources for gluten-free cooking!
Since beginning a gluten-free diet nine months ago, I have learned there is a strong stigma attached to the term “gluten-free.” When people hear it, they automatically assume that you can’t eat anything because most people do not have a complete sense of what gluten is. Gluten is a protein composite that derives from wheat based products, including rye and barley. Foods such as bread, pasta and beer contain gluten, but even salad dressing and soy sauce can have it too. Of course I can’t eat everything, but with the right resources and knowledge, eating gluten-free can be a breeze!
While Susannah is exploring South Africa and visiting her family, I am excited to share a few of my favorite gluten-free cooking resources with you. It was a challenge, but I was able to narrow it down to my three favorite cookbooks, blogs and Instagrammers for you to read and follow.
Top Row: Against All Grain, Danielle Walker | Clean Slate from the Editors of Martha Stewart Living | Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets, Cara Reed
While I am a huge fan of finding recipes on blogs (like Feast + West!) and Pinterest, there is something very satisfying about selecting a recipe from a cookbook. Since switching to a gluten-free diet, I’ve picked up a few new cookbooks. Against All Grain is my go to. It features delicious recipes (that my husband enjoys too), weekly meal plans and shopping lists. As a bonus, Danielle Walker also writes at Against All Grain blog where she shares even more tasty recipes. I recently fell in love with Clean Slate and it’s simple approach to healthy, balanced eating. It is filled with beautiful photos and tasty meals. I love to bake, but gluten-free baking can be tricky. I am a big fan of Cara Reed’s book, Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking: Delicious, Gluten-, Egg- and Dairy-Free Treats and Sweets, which makes gluten-free baking much less intimidating. Cara also had a blog, Fork and Beans, where she shares her recipes.
There are so many great blogs that feature gluten-free recipes, so I decided to select a few of my favorite recipes from some of my favorite blogs. Chad and I love to make breakfast together, so I knew I needed a good pancake recipe. Minimalist Baker has a delicious gluten-free pancake mix that I highly recommend. It makes a great gift or the perfect breakfast! Half Baked Harvest’s chicken tamale burrito bowl just might be one of mine and Chad’s favorite recipes. Who could say no to cheesy polenta, spiced quinoa, black beans and chicken plus a heaping spoonful of guacamole? You must try it ASAP! If you are looking for something a bit lighter, A House in the Hills has some delicious recipes for goodness bowls filled with veggies, grains and more. It is the perfect light and healthy meal. I could keep going about my favorite bloggers and recipes, but you should just check out my gluten-free recipe pin board for more.
I’m a huge fan of Instagram, so it should come as no surprise that I follow gluten-free Instagrammers. Lemons and Leisure and Widely Raw happen to be sisters that share the most beautiful gluten-free, plant-based recipes on their feeds. I feel like every day I’m drooling over their breakfast, lunch, dinner or sweet treat. Amazon Ashley is another favorite. She shares many Whole30 recipes, like this sweet potato pizza crust. Be sure to follow these great accounts for gluten-free inspiration.
Do you have any favorite gluten-free cooking resources? Please be sure to share them in the comments so I can check them out. A big thanks to Susannah for letting me share with all of you! Be sure to stop by Twin Stripe for more recipes, DIYs and entertaining ideas.
Meet Katie, the voice behind lifestyle blog, Twin Stripe, a blog that creates a bright and modern lifestyle. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her fabulous husband, Chad, and adorable pup, Hobbes. She spends her spare time decorating her home and throwing festive parties. She believes you can never have too much glassware or glitter!