Recipes for a Gluten-Free Mom...
We wouldn't be here without her. Or the other nurturing, supportive, maternal figures in our lives- be they sisters (by blood or in spirit), aunties, teachers, mentors, grandmothers, or mothers-in-law. All those who nudge us and inspire us and believe in us. But especially She Who Knows Us- with all our quirks and wrinkles, all our stumbles and scrapes and broken hearted misery- and loves us anyway.
You know who they are.
So if you happen to love such a Person, and they're gluten-free?
Have I got some recipes for you.
Mother's Day Brunch IdeasWarm from the oven... Bake up some lovely Whole Grain Strawberry Muffins (above) for a Mother's Day breakfast or a brunch get-together. Or try these tender and light Gluten-Free Blueberry Scones...
|Gluten-Free Goddess Blueberry Scones|
A favorite recipe for guests (and popular with B and B hosts)... Whip up these easy baked eggs with roasted green chiles topped with a golden, toasty circle of gluten-free bread, and fresh herbs. Totally Mother's Day worthy, baked in individual ramekins (fancy!).
For brunch or lunch- or picnic on the beach... Light and Lemony Pasta Salad with Fresh Herbs and Asparagus. (Have you tried some of the new Barilla gluten-free Italian penne yet?) Serve warm, or room temp for best texture (chilling hardens gluten-free pasta).
For hip vegan Moms with an appetite for raw foods and fresh ingredients... Toss up a fabulous Fresh Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Berry Dressing (shown at the top). Pairs beautifully with the vegan lemony pasta, by the way. And it's fabulous with the baked eggs- for ovo-lacto vegetarian Mums.
|Karina's Green Chile Egg Bake|
|Gluten-Free Goddess Fresh Lemon Herb Pasta Salad with Asparagus|
Mother's Day Desserts
|Gluten-Free Goddess Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp|
This delectable Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp has a secret. Instead of oats, the crumble topping features gluten-free quinoa flakes. Turns out these airy, light, hot cereal flakes make for a nutty, brown sugary crisp that is perfect with fresh Spring berries.
If your mother is at all like me (and yes, I'm a mother myself, with gratitude beyond measure) she just might appreciate a chocolate dessert. And I don't mean just any chocolate dessert, darling. I mean a rich, dense, goddess-worthy Flourless Chocolate Cake.
|Gluten-Free Goddess Flourless Chocolate Cake|
And in case it's hot where you are, and your divinely lovely Mother is the chillin' kind. You might consider building these elegant (but simple to make) vegan parfaits- with fresh churned Coconut Milk Vanilla Ice Cream and Berries. With mint leaves, of course. Love.
Happy Mother's Day!