Naturally Gluten Free Roundup #3 – March

by Jenn on March 30, 2012

in Gluten Free,Naturally GF Links

It’s time for the 3rd edition of my naturally gluten free roundup series! In case you are unfamiliar with my series, it is the monthly event where I select some of the best and most exciting naturally GF recipes that I have found across the interwebs in the past month. The blogs featured here may not necessarily be GF, but these particular recipes are, and I think these recipes look outstanding!

Strawberry Gazpacho by Lisa of With Style and Grace (used with permission)

Why do I create this round up each month? I want to feature naturally GF recipes that I find to show the world the diversity of gluten free foods – that there are many foods people like and enjoy every day are actually free from gluten without any substitutions required. Hopefully GF and non-GF folk alike can appreciate this, that not all gluten free food has to be weird or mysterious. Also, I do this to illustrate that not all GF food has to be filled with exotic or hard to find ingredients, and that many great dishes can be made without having to rely on expensive prepackaged GF products. While my husband and I do use some GF products, we tend to save those for a special treat – and instead for our day to day living, we focus on cooking as naturally gluten free as possible – why? it’s easier, we like focusing on fresh food, and there’s no need to worry about some “mix” being as good or not as the “real thing”.

So what do we have this month? As we are transitioning from Winter into Spring, we are starting to see more greens (and even some new fruits) appearing, but there is still a prevalence of good hearty cool weather dishes like stews and roasts. One food blogging event this month, the IndianFoodPalooza hosted by Barbara, Prerna and Kathy, allowed me to explore several different types of Indian flavors and remind me that several cultures prepare lots of great naturally gluten free foods. And for desserts, it seems this was the month for cake! From flourless cupcakes to cakes made from almonds (even Dorie Greenspan blogged a naturally GF recipe!), showing once again that there is no shortage of ways to make even desserts (and even cakes!) that are naturally gluten free.

Enjoy!

Salads:

Soups:

Veggies:

Poultry:

Lemon Almond Cake with Blueberry Frosting by Jennifer of Le Delicieux (used with permission)

Red Meats:

Desserts:

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Danielle March 30, 2012 at 12:18 am

Wow thank you so much for including me in that amazing list of bloggers! All of the recipes sound incredible. Now I have some recipe browsing to do! :)

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

You’re welcome! It looks great!

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Sara{OneTribeGourmet} March 30, 2012 at 12:52 am

Thank you Jen! All of the recipes look fabulous! :)

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

Thanks Sara!

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Ricki March 30, 2012 at 12:55 am

What a fabulous idea! These recipes are making my mouth water. Thanks for all the ideas! :)

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

Thanks Ricki!! :)

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Adina | Gluten Free Travelette March 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

I love this round ups and the focus on all the wonderful food that is naturally gluten free! Thanks for doing these!

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

Oh thanks Adina!

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Aunt Clara March 30, 2012 at 1:48 am

Thanks for the shoutout. I don’t keep a gluten-free diet but all the recipes look scrumptious on their own.

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

That okra looks awesome!!

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Yelena March 30, 2012 at 2:05 am

Thank you Jan for including me in your list. Nice to meet you. Your photography is wonderful!

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

Thanks so much Yelena!

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AmandaonMaui March 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

I’m glad you do a “naturally gluten free” round up. So many times I hear from people (even my own dad) that eating gluten free is expensive. That’s because they’re looking at ready made meals and food items. If they looked at the naturally gluten free foods in the world they’d know that it’s not impossible to be gluten free, healthy, and still on budget.

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

Thanks Amanda, and yes, I totally agree!

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Jennifer (Delicieux) March 30, 2012 at 3:55 am

Thank you so much for including my Lemon Cake in your amazing round up Jenn! Everything looks and sounds amazing, especially that strawberry gazpacho.

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

That cake looks seriously amazing, Jennifer!

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Rebecca March 30, 2012 at 6:21 am

This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing and I echo your sentiments completely regarding the “naturally” gluten free. I look forward to trying some of your picks here.

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:54 am

Thank you so much!

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K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo March 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

What a great list! It’s great when someone posts information which bring to light that making things gluten free just isn’t that hard! In fact many wonderful dishes are already deliciously gluten free without even trying! I find it’s the same with the vegan food I post – generally people are amazed that actually it wasn’t that hard to create vegan food and *shock horror* it actually tastes like normal food!

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Ha yes I would bet it often is very similar – even being very familiar with gluten free, it still amazes me how many new dishes I find that are naturally gluten free :)

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Rosa March 30, 2012 at 8:40 am

What a gorgeous roundup! The recipes are wonderful.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Thanks Rosa!

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Melaina from Rudi's Gluten Free Bakery March 30, 2012 at 7:02 pm

This roundup is fantastic! The soups and salads would perfectly compliment a slice of our gluten-free bread multigrain bread. I think I just might make the purple carrot and apple soup tonight! Thanks for sharing!

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Thanks so much! And I’m sure Brian’s soup will be fantastic, in fact I may be hunting for carrots at the market this weekend myself…

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katie jones March 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm

thanks for the falafel feature!!!

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Jenn March 30, 2012 at 7:07 pm

You’re welcome, it looks awesome!!

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carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com March 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I read through this a few hours ago and didn’t even realize one of my blog posts was included! Thank you so much! Honored!!

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Jenn March 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

You’re welcome Carrie, thanks for a great looking recipe!

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Joelen April 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

Thank you Jenn for including me! Your post is sending a great message that gluten free living/eating can be done easily & many folks (even those non GF) can still enjoy delicious meals. What a wonderful roundup of great blogs and recipes!

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Jenn April 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Thanks Joelen!!

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Carol, Simply Gluten Free May 1, 2012 at 2:12 am

Thanks for including me and WOW! What a great round up – fabulous job!

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Jenn May 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Thanks Carol!

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nisha May 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Hi Jenn,
Thanks a bunch for including my chicken ghee roast in the round up. I love your blog and drool over ur pics regularly :)

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