Gluten Free Top Ten of 2010

by Jenn on December 30, 2010

in Gluten Free,Photography,Tastes

2010, what an eventful year it has been.  We moved halfway across the world, met fabulous new people, saw beautiful sights, cooked a lot of gluten free food, and of course photographed it all for you :)  We’ve had happy times and sad times, good news and bad news, and at the end of the day are still here, together, hopefully a little wiser, and able to be in close contact with our family and friends an ocean away.  I hope you all have had a good year, and here is to hoping the best for 2011!

To end 2010, I am sharing my top ten list.  This order isn’t based on any statistics, number of comments, any measurable metric.  It’s a completely subjective list of the posts that meant the most to me that I think you will enjoy.  So without further ado, je vous présente the list!

10. Summer Pasta

A Pasta to Remember Summer By – A simple and easy to throw together bowl of the last of Summer’s bounty, along with a few stories of one of our first hikes into the Swiss Alps.

9.

White Gazpacho

Gazpacho Blanco – After coming across this recipe, it’s become one of my favorites during the warm weather – light and cool, no cooking required, and totally simple to make.  We love this soup – white bell peppers, grapes, cucumbers, it’s sure to impress if you are entertaining, and sure to refresh when the heat just won’t quit.

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Un Voyage en France: Julia Child’s Bourguignon, avec Canard – Last Spring my husband and I traveled to Beaune, France to get a taste of Bourgogne and of course un p’tit peu du vin.  To make a dish worthy of the beautiful wine we had, I created a version of Julia Child’s famous beouf bourguignon using duck instead of beef.  Totally not traditional, and I had to modify the recipe a bit because duck cooks a bit differently from beef, but it was really a lovely rustic dinner.

7.

Bagels, Gluten Free

NY Style Sun-Dried Tomato Bagels – One of my best gluten free baking successes to date, I really could not tell the difference between these and regular glutenicious bagels.  Everyone who is gluten free needs to know about these bagels and try them for themselves, thanks so much to Maggie for a great recipe!.

6.
A proper Swiss fondue

Moitié-Moitié Swiss Fondue – Living in Switzerland has if nothing else educated me on perfecting the art of enjoying cheese fondue as well as having an appreciation for one of my now-favorite of Swiss cheeses, vacherin fribourgeois.  If you can get a hold of this cheese, you must make moitié-moitié fondue.  Must.

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Croques Monsieurs – This classic French café sandwich is what I made to commemorate our awesome trip to Paris and getting to hang out with Lauren of Celiac Teen and her family.

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The Daring Cooks do Mezze – Pita Bread! I love being a member of Daring Cooks, I’ve been lucky enough to have found them back when they started in Spring of 2009, and enjoyed many great experiences and new tastes as a result of the fantastic challenges everyone has put forth.  This year, I even got to take part in hosting a challenge as well!  Jill and I co-challenged everyone to poach eggs for Dec. 2010, and was absolutely blown away at the talent and creativity of this extremely diverse group.  I wanted to highlight this particular challenge back from February though.  It was the first time I tried to document and think through what it means to adapt a recipe to gluten free, and shared some of my tips/experiences based on what I’ve come across.  In fact, being challenged to make pita bread was really the spark that ignited my 15-week series on gluten free substitutions.  A chemist at heart, I am fascinated by how gluten free ingredients work (or don’t) together, and want to discover the “rules” so-to-speak behind successful gluten free cooking and baking.  While my weekly series only lasted 15 weeks, it’s not the last you will see of my curious scientific mind, of that you can be sure!

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French Toast Sunday Morning's French Toast

Vanilla French Toast for a Cool Autumn Day – everyone likes candy for breakfast!  This sweet morning start can be made with either glutenicious bread or gluten free – because soaking the bread in egg/milk and then frying the slices in butter will turn even the worst pre-made GF bread into complete indulgent heaven.  And if you are wondering how to work off the calories from such a breakfast, a nice hike through the cool and misty hills near Gruyères, Switzerland should do the trick ;)

2.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps

One of my most popular posts from 2010 was a rendition of a copycat recipe of P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Wasabimon.  Was it the irresistible lettuce wraps or the trip to the beautiful canton of Ticino, Switzerland that made this post such a hit?  Not really sure, but we’ve made this recipe at least 5 times since if that says anything about it.

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Flourless Chocolate Torte – By far the most popular post of the year, and for good reason – Godiva has got a really awesome recipe here!  This is the naturally gluten free cake that got me through my grad school days of thesis writing.  This insanely rich and intense torte is what chocolate cake really should be all about – I’ve got this one memorized so I can make it anytime.

It’s been an incredible year, thanks for joining with me and reading along – I’ll be back after the New Year with some tales and delights from our Christmas holiday, and hopefully lots more gluten free recipes to share!

Je vous souhaite une bonne année!

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Kori December 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm

What a wonderful collection of recipes! They all sound/look absolutely amazing… especially the pasta and French toast! Yum! Happy 2011 to you!

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Jenn December 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Thanks, I hope you enjoy them!

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Heather December 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm

The bagels were MY favorite recipe of the year!

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Jenn December 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm

lol – I’m glad you liked them! I so need to make those again and soon…

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Iris December 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Delicious! I’m adding this to my top ten link love list.

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Jenn December 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Thanks Iris!

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Karina December 30, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Absolutely stunning round-up of GF favorites! Happy + delicious New Year to you! xox Karina

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Jenn December 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Thanks Karina – have a wonderful New Year as well!

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Rosa December 30, 2010 at 8:33 pm

A wonderful roundup! I really love that gazpacho.

Wishing you all the best for the new Year!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Jenn December 30, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Thank you Rosa! Wishing you the best as well!

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Shree December 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm

wow just amazing… specially that healthy pasta… love your blog… Happy New Year

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Jenn December 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Thanks Shree – Hope you have a Happy New Year too!

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InTolerantChef December 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm

The soup is my favourite, but that chocolate torte is pretty spectacular too! Have a Happy New Year, and thanks for sharing such great recipes and photos. xx

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Jenn December 31, 2010 at 9:57 am

Oh thanks! Happy New Year to you as well!

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Cristina, from Buenos Aires to Paris December 31, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Simply Amazing !!!

The best for you in 2011 !!!!

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Jenn December 31, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Thanks Cristina, and you as well!

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Lauren December 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Jenn, this list is beautiful. Each part looks fantastic (and so many of them, I want to make soon!). It was such a joy to explore Paris with you and Ryan. I hope to see you again, soon! Happy New Year, my friend.

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Jenn January 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Thank you Lauren! I hope you had a wonderful New Year too.

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LimeCake January 1, 2011 at 4:40 am

Those bagels and the chocolate torte are really making me hungry. Delicious top 10! Happy 2011!

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Jenn January 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Thanks! Happy 2011 to you as well!

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Maggie January 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Jenn! These look fantastic. Thanks so much for giving me some link love :) Happy 2011, I can’t wait to see what you come up with this year.

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Jenn January 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Aww your welcome Maggie – your bagels were definitely one of my favorite things to make this year! Hope you had a great New Years!

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JulieD January 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

This a great recap. Again, gorgeous photographs. Hope you have a very happy new year!

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Jenn January 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Thanks Julie – and to you as well!!!

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Elana January 3, 2011 at 5:03 am

Lovely photos!

Happy New Year, Jenn :-)

Elana

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Jenn January 3, 2011 at 8:19 am

Thanks Elana – Happy New Year to you as well!

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Shirley @ gfe January 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Stunning as usual, Jenn! And, gosh, I had forgotten that your substitution series was 15 parts–that’s epic! Seriously.

Happy 2011! Hugs,
Shirley

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Jenn January 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Thanks Shirley! Yeah, it was a bit intense! Happy 2011 to you as well!

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