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The Gluten-Free Holiday Blogging Event Is HERE: Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa

December 31st, 2007 · 9 Comments

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Christmas and Hanukkah have come and gone; Kwanzaa ends in two days. When the holidays arrive, what’s a gluten-free cook/baker to make? Here are some suggestions to help you along. (Thanksgiving ideas can be found here.)

Starters and Side Dishes–they usually actually take centerstage, don’t they? The protein is just an extra; the starters and side dishes are what usually shine.

Gluten-Free Bay: Sweet Potato and Leek Latkes

Alanna at A Veggie Venture: Red & Green Warm Spinach Salad. (Tasty and festive!)

A.C.E. at Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wheat: Creamy Green Bean Casserole.

Rachel at Wheat-Free, Meat-Free: Winter Caprese Salad.

My Gluten-Free World: Artichoke Spinach Bake.

Mama o’ the Matrices at Breeding Imperfection: Chickpea & Green Olive Tagine.

Jill from Hey, That Tastes Good!: Potato Popovers.

Gluten-Free Frugal: kid-friendly, inexpensive Fruit Salad With Poppyseed Dressing.

Melissa at Gluten-Free for Good: Asian Green Bean Salad.

Nancy at Life Without Gluten: Gluten-Free Apple Cornbread Dressing.

Jeff at Good Without Gluten: Almond-Apricot Stuffing.

Shamana Flora at Gaia’s Gifts: Pecan Shitake GF Stuffing.

The Desserts–oh, the desserts! They are often my favorite part of the meal. These all sound and look so delicious.

First, Carrie at Ginger Lemon Girl has the most comprehensive gluten-free holiday cookie round-up I could imagine. I love that some of the cookies are free of a variety of other allergens, too; I’ve marked several gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, casein-free cookies to try. Carrie gets a special round of applause for taking the time to pull together that extensive list of recipe links for gluten-free bakers.

Kara at Gluten-Free in the Greens: egg-free Gingerbread Cookies  for our consumption.

Kate at Gluten-Free Gobsmacked: Christmas Roll-Out Cookies and Layered Peppermint Bark. (The natural gluten-freeness of chocolate bark is surely one of the holiday season’s delights for we gluten-avoiders.)

Ricki at Diet, Dessert, and Dogs: vegan and gluten-free Cashew Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin-Seed Shortbread Buttons, and Mostly Raw Chocolate Truffles. (Make sure you use wheat-free tamari on that last one)

Sheltie Girl at Gluten A-Go-Go: Chestnut Coffee Cake With Chocolate Filling. (Though with my illness I have not had time or energy to bake much lately, this recipe inspired me to order some chestnut flour at the Gluten-Free Mall for later baking!)

Willa at Baking Love: Traditional Eggnog and Eggnog Cake. (I love and miss real eggnog. But for people who like the way eggnog smells yet aren’t sure about the texture of it, eggnog cake is a wonderful middle ground.)

The Gluti Girls: Pecan Tassies.

Elizabeth at Easy Gluten-Free Baking: Christmas cheesecake.

Katherine at A Gluten-Free Guide: The Best Gluten-Free Brownies. (Check out that fascinating brownie pan!)

Mrs. GF at Recipes for a Gluten-Free Life: Maple Pecan Pie With Oat Crust. (Yes! Gluten-free oats! I know many of us know this now, but some don’t. You can find certified gluten-free oats now. Bob’s Red Mill is one brand that carries them.)

Lea from Lea’s Gluten-Free: Caramel Corn.

Jeena at Jenna’s Kitchen: Christmas Cake–a dense fruit and nut cake that is gluten-, egg-, and dairy-free.

Elana at Elana’s Pantry: almond-flour-based Gingerbread Man Cookies.

Carol at Crazy Crashed Adrenals: home-made Egg-Free Marshmallows.

Becky at Radish Boy: egg-free, dairy-free Cherry Tart.

Karina at Gluten-Free Goddess: Vegan Banana Bundt Cake. (With the consistency of pound cake? Count me in!)

Sheri at It’s Just Not Dinner Without Cat Hair: Chocolate Panna Cotta Cake With Cherries.

Nutty Meatfruit: Sugar-free, Grain-free SCD Cake.

Karen at Gluten-Free Sox: Ischl Cookies.

Janeen at Mom’s Food Allergy Diner: nut-free, dairy-free Sunbutter Buckeyes.

Techchix at Raw Food Love: Raw Chocolate Cherry Truffles.

Cassandra at Delightfully Gluten-Free:  Rolled Sugar Cookies.

Esther at The Lilac Kitchen: a gluten-free Yule Log!

Shauna at Gluten-Free Girl: Rose Ahern’s Candied Pecans.

Sheree at Cats in the Kitchen: Ginger Cats.

Shannon at Adventures of a Digestive Diva: Pumpkin Rice Porridge.

K Babe at Going Gluten-Free: Peanut Butter Cookies.

Flamenco Mom at Gluten-Free/Casein-Free Mama: Amariette Cookies.

Natalie at Gluten-Free Mommy: Fruit & Nut Cookies.

Merry-Heart at Gluten-Free Baby: Mexican Hot Chocolate.

Liz from kill.the.gluten: Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies.

GFCF Mommy: Cranberry Shortbread & Maple Nut Date Bars.

Jim at GFCF Recipes Blog: allergen-free Homemade Suzy Qs.

Methods for Leftovers–tasty leftovers being an inevitable part of holiday celebrations:

Dianne at Gluten-Free Journey: After-Christmas Soup.

Fab Grandma: Ham & Potato Casserole.

Ellen at I Am Gluten-Free will be hosting the New Year’s (Eve and Day) portion of this blogging event, so get your links to her if you want to share your gluten-free New Year’s recipes.

Tags: allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · dessert · winter

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Karina // Dec 31, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Sally! Why, thank you for choosing my banana cake- the vegan version- for your recipe round-up. How sweet!

    Wishing you a healthy, safe and creative New Year!

  • 2 Kate // Dec 31, 2007 at 1:11 pm

    Great round-up, Sally. =)

    I’m glad you are feeling a bit better – Just in time to herald in the New Year!

    May this New Year bring you great health, happiness and prosperity!


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  • 4 Sheltie Girl // Jan 1, 2008 at 8:38 am

    Sally, Thank you for hosting the blogging event for us.

    The foods that everyone submitted sound delicious. I’ve already been making the rounds to see what everyone made. So many new foods to try out.

    Happy New Year!

    Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go

  • 5 Lea // Jan 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    What a wonderful list you put together. We never do anything for New Years but I am marking this for our Daytona 500 party in February. Thanks for compiling all this together.

    Have a wonderful new year.

  • 6 Ricki // Jan 1, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Sally,

    Happy 2008! Thanks for including me in this amazing list. The desserts all sound great and will definitely expand my “To-Bake” list for the year (esp. banana cake, Suzy Q’s–which I’d never heard of before–and Sunbutter Buckeyes). And the brownies and eggnog both sound incredibly decadent (did you SEE the number of eggs/amount of cream in that eggnog??). Gluten or not, I don’t really care, as long as they taste delicious.

    Hope you’re feeling better–and back to cooking–soon.

  • 7 Meg Wolff // Jan 2, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Great to see you back and feeling better. I enjoyed looking at your food and recipes. Have a great time in Seattle & Vancouver.

  • 8 Sarah // Jan 2, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I am trying to eat more fruits and veggies, too. We shall see!

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