2012 Gluten-Free All Stars with Lexie’s Kitchen

From today until the end of the month, you are going to see something a little different here on All Day I Dream About Food; a series of guest posts from amazing gluten-free bloggers.  I will still be posting some of my own low carb, gluten free treats, because I owe you a few more Christmas cookie recipes (and believe me, I have a couple of great ones coming up!).  But I have joined forces with a handful of top gluten-free bloggers to showcase our best recipes of 2012.  These are recipes that readers have raved about and that have gone viral on social media outlets like Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook.  But most importantly, they are delicious and 100% gluten-free. 
Not all of the recipes you will see here over the next few weeks are low carb, because each of these bloggers serves their own special niche.  But I encourage you to get to know these blogs, to peruse their websites and become inspired.  And should you see something you love, and want to be made low carb, let me know and I will see what I can do! 
So please join us for the 2012 Gluten-Free All Stars Event.  You won’t want to miss a morsel!
And without further ado, let me introduce Lexie from Lexie’s Kitchen!

Thank you, Carolyn, for hosting me at All Day I Dream About Food, for the kick off of the 2012 Gluten-Free All-Star Recipes event. I am chomping at the bit to try the creme de la creme recipes we will be treated to by some of the best gluten-free bloggers out there!

A Journey to Recovery

Since 2007, our family has been on a journey to recovery with our youngest son—the inspiration for my blog, Lexie’s Kitchen. Through diet, we have made great strides in healing him from the inside out. One thing we’ve learned is that living with food allergies and intolerances can be challenging. As the parent of a hungry and growing boy with multiple food intolerances, I have the deepest gratitude for bloggers like Carolyn who pour out gluten-free creations weekly and keep me inspired.

My Favorite From 2012

Before revealing the 2012 Gluten-Free All-Star Recipes from my site, I wanted to highlight an all-star blogger and recipe that rocked our world this year! It is a recipe for super simple bagels that are, among other things, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, grain-free, and yeast-free.

The recipe comes from Kelly over at The Spunky Coconut. Kelly is one of the most innovative healthy recipe developers I know. I hope that you will get acquainted with her site, her recipes, and her bagels! You are in for a real treat.

Lexie’s Kitchen 2012 Gluten-Free All-Star Recipes

This year the top three honors over at Lexie’s Kitchen go to Bacon & Kale Pasta, Dairy-Free Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes, and Cool-Aid. Each is a proven winner not only in my kitchen, but in the kitchens of Lexie’s Kitchen readers!

Bacon & Kale Pasta

One evening I wasn’t home to make dinner for the troops so the privilege fell on the shoulders of my dear and honorable husband. While necessity may be the mother of invention, this one was based upon what was available to him in the fridge and pantry. I can scarf this pasta dish down like it’s nobody’s business. Here is the recipe.

Dairy-Free Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

When I make these, they are almost too pretty to eat. But once you get me going, I can’t stop. These are the bomb when frozen and then allowed to thaw a bit prior to serving—oh, and topped with a decadent dairy-free Kahlua Ganache, of course. Here is the recipe.

Cass said: “I made this Saturday night for a party and it was a tremendous hit. The kids were following me around like the Pied Piper pining for seconds. I even spotted someone licking their plate!”

Cool-Aid

The traffic and interest this recipe (if you can call it that) generated was beyond belief. For those trying to break the juice or soda habit, I highly recommend giving it a try. This refresher may look like Kool-Aid but is far from it. The base is herbal tea. Raw apple cider vinegar is added for tang and its health promoting properties, and a little stevia (or other natural sweetener of your choice) balances it all out. The only things missing are the artificial flavors and a good dose of Red #40. Here is the recipe.

Danielle said: “Oh my! I made this and it turned out great. It really does taste so similar to Kool-Aid! Only soooooo much better. I love that my kiddos are getting some ACV at the same time.”

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If gluten isn’t the only offender you avoid, head on over and visit my site. Every recipe is free of gluten and dairy, and most are free of eggs and other common food allergens. I look forward to your dropping by!

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Comments

  1. These all look delicious, but that cake really has my tummy growling.

  2. I love Lexie – she is one of the first people I spoke to when my son was put on a gluten-free diet. Lexie is extremely generous, sharing her experience with others, and she has lots of creative recipes that helped me through when I was new to gluten/dairy-free cooking/baking.

  3. great looking recipes!!!

  4. That cake looks fantastic, happy holidays!!

  5. Great idea for a blog post series. I’ll get a lot of use out of these introductions, as I’m new to the food blogging scene.

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