We wouldn't be here without her. Or all 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.
So if you happen to love such a Person, and they're gluten-free?
Have I got some recipes for you.
Note: Above: 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!).
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|
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.
|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.