Top Ten Tuesday

January 11th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Every Tuesday, Aubree Cherie of Living Free posts a round-up of her favorite blogosphere recipes from the previous week. As she travels abroad for some time this winter, I’m happy to be holding down the Top Ten Tuesday fort with a handful of other bloggers and sharing my top ten recipe picks from last week.

Before I go any further, let me make this clear: I read a lot of blogs. I mean, a whole lot. As I sip my morning smoothie with one hand and click around to my favorite blogs with the other, I start most of my days with a big dose of culinary inspiration. New posts, old posts, doesn’t matter. I’m a voracious blog-worm!

So narrowing down my favorite recipes of the week to just ten was incredibly difficult. With last week being the first one of the new year, healthy and nourishing recipes—just my style!—dominated the blogosphere. In order to “narrow the playing field,” so to speak, and sort through the overwhelming amount of recipes I could have shared here, I decided to give myself a challenge: no gluten-free bloggers allowed.

In other words, I wanted to feature ten recipes from bloggers whose blogs aren’t exclusively gluten-free (or dairy- or sugar-free, for that matter). While I love my fellow gluten-free bloggers and their recipes, one of my goals this year—whether it’s through teaching cooking classes, writing recipes for Daily Bites, or simply talking with others about food—is to show even non-gluten-free foodies that naturally gluten-free food can be just as delicious and nutritious as “regular.”

All of the recipes you’ll find below are 100% gluten-free, even though the bloggers who’ve created them write blogs about food of all kinds. From hearty sausage and bean soups to roasted vegetables and whole grain salads to vibrant green smoothies, these recipes are chock full of produce and nutrients. Gluten-free, no-added-sugar, dairy-free…however you want to tag them, the common denominator is this: they’re based on whole, natural foods.

Top Ten Recipes from 1/2/2011 – 1/8/2011


Slow Cooker Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup

Lori at Recipe Girl

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

Carrie at Deliciously Organic

Lentil and Root Vegetable Soup

Aran at Cannelle et Vanille

Yellow Split Pea Side Dish with Garlic and Ginger

Kalyn at Kalyn’s Kitchen

Lettuce with Oranges, Fennel, and Pomegranate

Katie at goodLife {eats}

Quinoa Turkey Meatloaf

Lydia at The Perfect Pantry

Sweet Potato Chips

Amy at She Wears Many Hats

Oatmeal in the Crockpot (use gluten-free oats)

Catherine at Weelicious

Healthy Green Smoothie Cocktail

Donna at Fab Frugal Food

Vegan Carrot-Ginger Soup

Lydia at Soup Chick


  1. I love your criteria for choosing recipes this week! What a great way to show that GF is actually all around us, and easy. :) Can’t wait to try some of these!

  2. A great idea — I love preparing GF food that is just good AND gluten-free.

  3. Lovely post! You introduced me to all new bloggers! I love naturally gluten-free food instead of substitutions.

  4. Thanks so much for the include! I always try to include some gluten free recipes in my postings. Mom has recently gone gluten free, so it’s made me completely more aware of how many folks there are out there who are in need of good recipes!

  5. Great list! I love it because there are so many naturally gluten free recipes out there! I am over to check out the quinoa and roasted vegetables…

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