Relish 14: A pinch of love

relish 14 | february 2013 | frannycakes picks gluten-free treats

Relish is a compendium of things to enjoy greatly and that add a little flavor to your gluten-free life. And it’s even better with a pinch of love.

I finished something pretty epic on February 28th – I wrote my 100th blog post in a 100 day series on my other blog. (You can read all 100 here) That means that since that project started I have written very nearly 130 posts in 100 days. It was part of the Chronic Positivity Project, the blog I write about living a positive life despite my diagnosis with a rare and incurable neurological condition.

Let’s Eat.

I’m seriously done with winter. As much as I love hearty comfort food, I am dreaming of fresh berries and basil added to everything. But for now, let’s enjoy some seriously delicious winter food.

relish 14 | february 2013 | frannycakes picks gluten-free treats

I have a theory that food is better in miniature, and Sarah from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats reinforces that theory with her Gluten-Free Mini Lemon Pancakes (01). As food bloggers “irishify” all things delicious in honor of St. Paddy’s day, Jane at The Heritage Cook gets it right with these Gluten-Free Bailey’s Souffle Tarts (02). For those of us still clinging to our resolutions, this fantastic Quinoa Risotto (03) from Kitchen Confidante might just cure us of the winter blues. And if all else fails you, there might be no better dessert than rice pudding, and this coconut milk mango variation (04) is different and nostalgic in all the right ways.

Presents? Heck yes.

Cookbooks, lipgloss, easy lunches and summer camp, no gluten allowed. An eclectic mix for sure, but each one is sure to please.

relish 14 | february 2013 | frannycakes picks gluten-free treats

I bought myself a present, Ottolenghi (01). I have all the cookbooks by this duo and am smitten with their food. Andrea and Jay at Red Apple have done it again – I am convinced that I need this new hi-def lipgloss in Hot Pants (02) (and I am hoping I can hold out til they come to visit Chicago so I can try it out first). I usually eschew eating packaged foods as often as possible, but this Gluten-Free Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese (03) was crazy, crazy good. And perfect for my insane schedule. If you have little ones who want to go to camp, Rudi’s has some scholarships (04) for a few lucky kids to go to a camp for a week where there is no terrible, horrible gluten for miles.

In like a lion out like a lamb?

I am rolling into March on a high from completing my 100 posts challenge, but am more excited that there are things like Paczki Day, St. Paddy’s Day and hopefully a thaw headed my way…

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