Thursday, January 18, 2007

GREETINGS, RECIPE HUNTERS!

Simply Recipes just ran a post having to do with Gluten-Free Recipes--and it includes a link to this very blog! I'm so flattered I don't know what to say...but hold on a second while I pull out my prepared remarks....

Well, first, I'd like to thank Simply Recipes for the nod.

Second, I feel obligated to inform the recipe hunters that, while there are many great sources of gluten-free recipes out there, this blog--amazing though it may be--is not one of them. But wait--don't go!

Still there? 'Cause I'd really like to be helpful. For example, I want to second Suzanne's recommendation of the blog Cooking Cute. And I note that the recently launched blog Gluten Free Guide is already bursting with recipes. Also, if you hunger for pix of gluten-free food, check out these two Flickr photo groups: Coeliac - Gluten free living! and Gluten-Free Goodness.

Finally, if you're unfamiliar with why so many people care about gluten-free cooking, I encourage you to learn more. Why not start here?

Music wells up as I'm escorted from the podium by two former heavyweight wrestlers wearing white uniforms....

3 comments:

ByTheBay said...

Glad to see you got a nod from Elise!

Catherine said...

Thanks for the shout out - wahoowa!

Suzanne said...

Well, after recommending Cooking Cute ... I see lately the blogger has been less-than-gluten-free. Sigh. I think she cooked GF for her husband, whom they "thought" might have a wheat intolerance. Guess maybe he decided not. A shame -- she was so creative with ways to do Japanese in a GF way. But there are always her archives! I tried to write to her to inquire, one day after seeing whole wheat noodles in her bento selection -- but she did not write back. However, I find this update on her blog:

"Update: We are beginning to reintroduce various kinds of food, so not all new bento will be gluten-free (particularly ones that I make just for myself). My experiences dealing with the celiac diet and food allergies in general have not only made me aware of the difficulties that many people face, but also has made me keenly aware of the sheer amount of strange additives, flavorings, preservatives, and unpronounceable substances that are packed into foods that we consume on a daily basis. I think that, given the option, I will choose whole and healthy foods, which often are gluten-free (coincidence? I think not.), and will continue my efforts to cook meals that are as good to the body as they are to the senses. As a result, while not every future bento will be gluten-free, many will feature GF dishes, some will be entirely GF, and most (if not all) recipes can be tweaked to be GF if they're not already. I will only tag a post as "gluten-free" if the entire bento is GF."