Home For The Holidays – Gluten-Free Style

Posted by on November 29, 2011 | 8 Comments

I’m a bit late on this since Alisa Cooks was down for two days, but I’m back and playing catch-up! Though I’m not traditionally a gluten-free blogger, I run with a gluten-free crowd and they let me join in on fun events like this one …

Gluten-Free Home for the Holidays EventWelcome to Home for the Holidays

Welcome to Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style, hosted by Shirley at gfe—gluten free easily!

Please join me, Shirley, and 23 other gluten-free bloggers as we make  the recipes that mean both home and holidays to us. You know the ones—one smell or one bite and you’re enveloped in warmth, love, and holiday wonder. Sometimes they’re recipes that have been passed down by generations and now you have succeeded in making a gluten-free version.  Others might be new, naturally gluten-free favorites. But all are ones  that we enjoy sharing with family and friends.

I’ll be sharing my recipe with you on December 18th!

A Ton of Giveaways—including a VitaMix Blender!

In addition to the recipes that say Home for the Holidays, we’ll also be hosting giveaways of the resources you value the most … cookbooks, resource books, apps, and much more.

This event will take place from Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 23. The daily giveaways will be announced each day and there will be a quick turnaround on entering so please follow along closely.

Each entry on all the individual blogs will be eligible for the final prizes. Enter each daily giveaway once and you’ll have 26 entries for the final prizes!

The third prize is a Caveman Cookies giveaway package (an $89 value)!

The second prize is a shopping spree from Free From Gluten (a $150 value)!

And the grand prize is a top-of-the-line Vita-Mix professional blender 5200 Super Healthy Lifestyle package and a free copy of the super cool e-book Eat Fresh and Detox your Life (a $560 value)!

The Lineup for Home for the Holidays…Gluten-Free Style:

Monday, 11/28–Your host, Shirley Braden | gfe–gluten free easily

Tuesday, 11/29–Diane Eblin | The WHOLE Gang

Wednesday, 11/30–Heidi Kelly | Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom

Thursday, 12/1–Ali Segersten | The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

Friday, 12/2–Sunny Busby | And Love it, Too!

Saturday, 12/3–Stacy Toth | Paleo Parents

Sunday, 12/4–Maggie Savage | She Let Them Eat Cake

Monday, 12/5–Melissa McLean Jory | Gluten Free For Good

Tuesday, 12/6–Kim Maes | Cook IT Allergy Free

Wednesday, 12/7–Alexa Croft | Lexie’s Kitchen

Thursday, 12/8–Brittany Angell | Real Sustenance

Friday, 12/9–Elana Amsterdam | Elana’s Pantry

Saturday, 12/10–Kelly Brozyna | The Spunky Coconut

Sunday, 12/11–Ricki Heller | Diet, Dessert and Dogs

Monday, 12/12–Iris Higgins | The Daily Dietribe

Tuesday, 12/13–Stephanie Fourie | Gluten Free by Nature

Wednesday, 12/14–Jules Shepard | Jules Speaks Gluten Free

Thursday, 12/15–Silvana Nardone | Silvana’s Kitchen

Friday, 12/16–Heather | Gluten-Free Cat

Saturday, 12/17–Carol Kicinski | Simply…Gluten Free

Sunday, 12/18–Alisa Fleming | Alisa Cooks

Monday, 12/19–Linda Etherton | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Tuesday, 12/20–Gigi Stewart | Gluten Free Gigi

Wednesday, 12/21–Zoe | Z’s Cup of Tea

Thursday, 12/22–Lillian Medville | Lillian’s Test Kitchen

Friday, 12/23— Wrapping it up with Shirley Braden | gfe—gluten free easily

 

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Chili with a Chocolate Kick

Posted by on November 29, 2011 | 8 Comments

tasteandcreatelogoI decided to join in for one last hoorah on Taste & Create and was paired up with Kat of the blog Study Food. She’s a relatively new food blogger, which made narrowing down options easier! I ended up going with her Chilli Con Sausage recipe, which was inspired by a Nigella recipe.

I picked this recipe because I’ve always wondered about cocoa in chili. It is a “spice” that I’ve never used before and thought it might be great for making a more full-bodied flavor.

I used a hot sausage, so I skipped the jalapeno and used juste chili powder for a little more heat. We like our chili lightly spicy. A very bad inedible chili experience keeps me timid with the spices these days. I also used all tomato puree plus a little honey instead of tomato puree and ketchup.

For some reason (the weather perhaps?) I’ve been craving richer foods, and though the cocoa powder added to the flavor, I wanted a little more … so I added a chunk of dark chocolate too. Melted that in, and it worked great!

We served it with tortilla chips (no rice) and diced avocado. I forgoed the spoon, since it was nice and thick, and used the tortilla chips for scooping instead …

Chili con Sausage

 

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