|Easy, easy! Grilled veggies for gluten-free pasta salad.|
The summer kick-off weekend is here Darling. Let the picnics and grilling begin. June is nigh. 'Tis the season for dining alfresco. From a casual backyard family get-together to post-graduation parties, it's time to celebrate. And time for a little romance- a picnic in the park, a sunset dinner at the beach, feeding each other beneath the stars.
So air out those picnic blankets, blow the winter dust off your beach chairs and wire brush that grill. I've got some fabulous Gluten-Free Goddess® recipes for you. My best top ten gluten-free dairy-free picnic recipes, in fact. And nine of them just so happen to be vegan.
We are moving in less than week.
A stone's throw north, to Studio City. My year at the ocean is winding down fast. As I pack up our last bits and pieces, our favorite pasta bowls, spoons and cake pans, I listen to the waves and breathe in the salt air. This has been a nourishing year. Four seasons by the sea. Seasons that deepened my love for my family, nurtured my marriage, and illuminated my ongoing gratitude for each new day.
May you enjoy a meaningful Memorial Day, defined by love, gratitude, and the support of family and friends.
I'll catch you on the flip side- I'll be blogging from Studio City next week.
Karina's Top Ten Gluten-Free Picnic Faves
Fresh and pretty baby spinach salad with juicy strawberries in a berry dressing. (I could eat this every day- K.)
|Karina's Gluten-Free Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad|
An Allrich family favorite- gluten-free brown rice penne pasta tossed with smoky grilled vegetables and herbs. Serve at room temperature.
|Karina's Quinoa Taco Salad- vegan and gluten-free delicioso.|
A vegan and veggie lover's taco salad. Packed with lovely vegan protein and spiked with fresh avocado and lime.
|Karina's Lemon Infused Pasta Salad with Grilled Asparagus|
Karina's personal favorite. A lemony, light and fresh pasta salad with bites of grilled asparagus and fragrant fresh herbs. (I could also eat this every day- K.)
|So easy Heirloom Potato Salad with Vegenaise®|
The Casa Allrich so easy you can hardly call it cooking new potato salad. With flavor-rich baby heirloom potatoes, you barely have to do anything. Seriously. Can't do Vegenaise? Try Karina's soy-free egg-free Champagne Vinegar Potato Salad Dressing.
|Karina's Horseradish Spiked Red Potato Salad|
An old school favorite potato salad recipe- without eggs. Just mega-flavor. And the spicy punch of horseradish. Heaven.
|Gluten-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble-Crisp|
Summer crisps and crumbles are the best. Simple, easy, no fuss desserts. This one (Karina's fave) features strawberries and rhubarb. The surprise is quinoa flakes. Gluten-free and vegan yum.
|Gluten-Free Goddess® Blueberry Corn Muffins|
Gluten-free corn muffins bursting with fresh blueberries. Bake them early in the day before the kitchen gets hot.
|Karina's Gluten-Free Vegan Raspberry Almond Coconut Bars|
Gluten-Free Goddess® has a dedicated sous chef. This is his favorite Gluten-Free Goddess® dessert. He bakes it- far too often. It's the reason Karina no longer fits in her summer jeans.
|Gluten-Free Goddess® Dark Chocolate Brownies. Divine.|
|Portable- perfect for a picnic- fudgy brownie cupcakes.|
And sure to be a new contender for a favorite gluten-free picnic dessert- these Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes.