Relish is a compendium of things to enjoy greatly and that add a little flavor to your gluten-free life. This year was filled with good friends, good times and good eats. And a little too much snow.
I’m reeling a bit. I signed up for a whole slew of nerve blocks (they get all jabby with some needles, an xray, your spine and aesthetics) to try to fix my bum nerves. I started making over my diet (slowly). I just watched a friend lose her son. I am kicking ass and taking names at work (at least, I like to think so.)
I haven’t had the heart to bake a single cupcake, brownie or macaron yet this year. I am hoping I can snap out of this funk soon, because I am seriously craving some chocolate, butter and sugar.
The internet, dear friends, is so filled with delicious treats, that there is no way that I can possibly try them all, but I did find a few things from my blogger friends that I would love to make very, very soon.
Seriously, black pepper gluten-free scones and grapefruit curd (01)? Boulder Locavore is seriously making me drool. And then there are these Indian spiced potato skins (02) from Smith Bites. Can you say yum? This cake. Oh, this cake. It is a marble cake (03) from Irvin at Eat the Love who just announced that he will be writing his first cookbook! (Make it gluten-free with your favorite GF AP Blend). And to be just a wee bit healthy, here is a dandelion green and citrus salad (04) from a thought for food looks as divine as it does healthy.
I might have a cookbook problem. Ok, there is no might about it (but can I blame it on my mother?). A couple of new cookbooks and a few other things that tickled my fancy this month.
First, Gluten Free on a Shoestring Bakes Bread (02). I lover her first two books, plus, a recipe for Chicago style pizza? We’ll see about that…(but I sure hope it is good!). I was surprised by how much I liked the NomNom Paleo cookbook. I am not a huge fan of the paleo craze, but this book is excellent. Creative recipes, no crazy diet talk, just good food. I’m sold.
What’s up in February?
Hopefully some sweet treats for your loved ones and more healthy recipes. And Rare Disease Day. I am asking all my family, friends and supporters to wear orange on February 28th.