• Lauren

    posted on October 4, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I’m so glad you featured Shirley =D. Her gfe concept really is a great one!

    This week I’m linking to Quinoa Kringle Cakes (which are pancakes), because they’re delicious, and have lots of protein and good grains!

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  • Tara Rison

    posted on October 4, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I NEED this cookbook! Truly, I do! I have been trying to introduce more vegetarian meals to my family and it is not going over very well. I do not have a ton of vegetarian cooking experience, so I need all of the help I can get.

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

    Keeping my fingers (and toes)crossed!

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    Amy Reply:

    Adopting a new cooking style takes time, patience, and dedication. Keep doing what you know is right in your heart and eventually it will happen. I know, I’ve been there.

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  • karen

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I just MckLinky’ed my Big & Rich Pumpkin Rolls which are basically overgrown melt-in-your-mouth crescent rolls made with pumpkin and cream cheese in place of the typical eggs and butter. They’re gluten free and use Splenda in place of sugar … and are VERY tastey!

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  • Alta

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:12 am

    These muffins do look tasty! And as for Shirley’s approach to following a gluten-free diet – she’s so right. It doesn’t have to be complex or difficult or restrictive, as long as you are willing to roll your sleeves up a bit to create those dishes you long for. And even when you don’t have time to do gluten-free baking, there’s always a bounty of naturally gluten-free dishes available to you!

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    Amy Reply:

    I agree, too, and it’s really how we eat all the time anyway. Most of my diet is naturally gluten-free because my body just craves good, whole foods.

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  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I love how you incorporated Teff into this recipe! I would also LOVE to win this cookbook! ;-)

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  • Liz@HoosierHomemade

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:42 am

    As always, those look yummy! Thanks for hosting!
    ~Liz

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  • Janeen

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Kim, The Food Allergy Coach

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I’m linking a recipe reprinted w/ permission from Nicolette Dumke – I’m testing out her latest cookbook “I Love Dessert but NOT Sugar, Wheat, Milk, Gluten, Corn, Soy, Unhealthy Fat…” It’s slightly indulgent b/c there is no refined sugar, and it’s made with amaranth flour, which is not a grain.

    Amy, I bet you will write a cookbook someday! …and I will buy it!

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    Amy Reply:

    Kim – You are so sweet. Funny, I was just thinking about your October Blog Carnival and what to submit. I haven’t used amaranth flour yet but it’s on that ever-growing to do list. I would LOVE to write a cookbook. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  • Linda

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I am in the mood to try new muffin recipes, and yours sounds great. My recipe is made a little bit healthier by using three whole grain flours and not a lot of sugar.

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    Amy Reply:

    Let me know if you do – I always love to hear what other people think when they make my recipes.

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  • Amy@MomsTravelTales

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Okay yum and super yum! Reading your site is making me REALLY hungry today… so I’m glad you’re giving me some good options!

    I’d love to win that cookbook, too– it sounds like it has some great recipes and ideas!

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    Amy Reply:

    So glad to see you here, Amy! I sent these muffins with my husband to work and they loved them. :) The cookbook is a really varied enough for anyone – vegetarian or not. I am not surprised at all that it received two of the highest honors possible.

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  • Kari

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Hi there. I have a recipe I would like to include in your Slightly Indulgent Mondays, but it is not Gluten-Free. It is naturally sweetened though. Is that okay or you would rather keep it to Gluten-Free recipes?

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    Amy Reply:

    Please link it up! This carnival is open to everyone – GF or not. I get most of my cooking inspiration from non-gf bloggers and cooks. I don’t see any reason at all to keep any boundaries. I would love to have you participate and am so glad you asked.

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  • Kari

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Great! I will link it up.

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  • Tammy C

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  • Nancy

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    I love a good vegetarian meal for lunch and would love to have this cookbook. After 30 years of being gluten free I love finding new resources – your site is great. The muffins sound yummy. I love to pass on recipes and resources to my gluten free daughters and others.

    Thanks soooo much.

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    Amy Reply:

    Big hugs, Nancy! You are an incredible pioneer. If you ever have time, I’d love to hear about how you got started and any tips you have. Wow. I must say I’m honored and humbled that you read my site after doing this for so long. Thank you for sharing this info with me.

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  • Sunny

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been working on a gluten-free lemon cake but it just isn’t quite there. Otherwise, I would post it today. My co-workers have been quite surprised at my creations. I had the opportunity to eat a lot of gluten this weekend…and boy am I paying for it today. It’s so easy to tell myself, a little won’t hurt…well a little probably wouldn’t. But, a little always seems to turn into a lot!

    PS The book you’re giving away today is great! I have a copy in my cupboard too.

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  • Sandy Gillett

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Just the last week I told my husband you would no doubt put all these wonderful recipes in a cookbook one day. I’ll buy it too. I made Cornmeal Cookies yesterday, they are very good, and I left a comment on their page. I don’t have a food blog so I’m submitting a recipe here that I have used for several years now. It’s indulgent to me because when I’m eating it I feel as if I’m indulging in “cream” soup, which I love because it’s so warm and, well, creamy. Here it is:
    “Cream” of Brocolli Soup
    1 T. coconut oil
    1 leek or med. red onion
    1 bunch of broccoli
    6 med. red potatoes
    1 1/2 t. dried basil
    3/4 t. dried thyme
    3/4 t. dried marjoram
    1 T. sea salt
    6-7 c. pure water

    Heat oil in 3 qt. saucepan. Add leek or onion and saute’ until soft. Add broccoli. Saute’ until bright green. Add herbs and salt. Add potatoes (peeled or unpeeled, cubed). Add enough water to cover well. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down. Cover. Simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool. Drain some liquid and save to add back in. Puree’ vegetables. Add saved liquid to create a smooth soup. Heat through. Serve.

    Also delicious with zucchini, or asparagus, and/or spinach but that needs to be added when the potatoes are just about done. Or a combination of green vegetables is delicious too. The original recipe was adapted from “Feast Without Yeast”, I adapted it slightly again but I can’t remember what I did. This is the adaptation I use and really enjoy. Enjoy it too!

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe with us – I love your take on ‘cream’ soups – better for all of us! You have the best food ideas. I went looking for Mimic Cream that you mentioned and I am still having sticker shock but will give in and buy it soon. :) I have a DF friend that wants me to make homemade ice cream.

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    Sandy Gillett Reply:

    I am eagerly anticipating your DF ice cream recipe (when you get to it, of course). I know it will be perfect!

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    Melanie Reply:

    @Sandy Gillett, where will I find the recipe for the cornmeal cookies pleaqse?

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    Sandy Gillett Reply:

    @Melanie, In Amy’s recipe section under the blog title banner, click on ‘Recipes’, then click on ‘Ice Cream and Deserts’, then click on “Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches with Cornmeal Cookies”. She also has “Chocolate-Dipped Cornmeal Cookies” in the cookie section. Enjoy!

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  • Dina

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    We luv trying out (and even creating) new and exciting recipes in our house daily. Yes, we’re big-time foodies! ;)And anyone that can make sugarfree AND glutenfree recipes taste the way Amy makes them taste earns my respect and appreciation! Thank you again Amy for being you and being here to share your knowledge and gifts with all of us! :)

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  • gfe--gluten free easily

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Hey Amy–Thanks so much for featuring me and my gfe concept! It’s so very kind of you and I really appreciate it. :-) I hope folks will take a moment and consider it if they aren’t already eating that way. So many comfort foods are naturally gluten free or can be easily made so (e.g., mashed potatoes, meat loaf, pot roast). You demonstrate gfe all the time because you make recipes from scratch that are wonderful and naturally gf. This zucchini muffin recipe is a good example. While it may have a longer list of ingredients, it’s not hard and I bet the muffins are outstanding. I sure want one! BTW, I made pound cake using olive oil Friday evening and Son about went crazy over it. He ate the whole thing less the two pieces I was able to eat before he arrived for the weekend. We don’t think of olive oil all the time for baking, but it really can be wonderful. :-)

    Special thanks to Lauren and Alta for their kind words! The cookbook for the giveaway sounds great and I love your inclusion of everyone in your roundups. Vegetarian recipes allow us to get more veggies in our diet–something we all need. And, we don’t have to be separatist at all. Like you said, we all learn from each other. I use mainstream recipes all the time and just adapt them to my needs.

    Last, my recipe is a fabulous salad so it’s healthier to begin with, but it’s slightly indulgent because of the poppy seed dressing. However, when you put a bottle on a huge bowl of salad, you only get enough to provide a nice taste. This salad makes salad lovers out of even those who usually won’t touch anything green. LOL

    Hugs,
    Shirley

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  • Heather @ Life, Gluten Free

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Yummy recipe!

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  • The Happy Housewife

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Sounds like my daughter would love those zucchini muffins. I might need to make her a batch while she is recovering from her broken arm.
    Toni

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  • Trish

    posted on October 5, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Your zucchini muffins sound so good with that frosting! And the teff…so tender (although I haven’t experimented enough with it).

    I’m loving the fall baked fruit…it’s so perfect when the air is crisp (and cold, like we’ve had!) Thanks for the exciting party!

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  • Cee

    posted on October 6, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Ooh! Thank you for the muffin recipe. And a giveaway? What a great day!! I have yet to try agave, but it is on my list next time we visit the grocery store!

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  • Fayinagirl

    posted on October 6, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I love the dessert for breakfast idea. The muffins look fabulous.

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  • Anne B.

    posted on October 6, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I have seen this cookbook referenced on a couple of sites….it looks wonderful. Being new to gluten-free…I have learned a great deal about how to change our eating habits…thanks for all the work you do!

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    Amy Reply:

    It is a great cookbook. So glad you stopped by!

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  • Ali @ The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen

    posted on October 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Amy – the zucchini muffins look yummy! And with a lemon cream cheese frosting, how decadent! I have seen this cookbook before but never opened it up, what a fun giveaway!

    -Ali :)

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  • Alisa - Frugal Foodie

    posted on October 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I tweeted! – http://www.twitter.com/onefrugalfoodie

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    Amy Reply:

    Thanks for the tweet!! You are fabulous. :) (It is such a great book – in fact I thought of you when I bought it.)

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  • Tiffany S.

    posted on October 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Excited about the cookbook! Will post on my blog later tonight!

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    Amy Reply:

    Leave a comment with a link after you do so you get a second entry. Thanks!

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  • Linda

    posted on October 8, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I can’t wait to try these muffins, sounds delicious! I have learned a lot of great ideas here and enjoy reading.

    Would love the cookbook. We have been vegetarian for over 10 years but still need more ideas. I really miss burgers and would like to have something more nourishing than gardenburger or boca which just seem like junk food to me.

    Thanks for all the info/recipes you share and for this giveaway opportunity too. :)

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  • Linda

    posted on October 8, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Me again. :) I made the muffins today…so yummy! Thanks so much for sharing, the texture is wonderful! I did cut the butter and the agave to 1/4c of each and we all loved them!
    Also made a batch adding 1/4c cocoa powder…they were a bit drier, should have added a bit more apple sauce to them maybe or yogurt or more agave…they were pretty dark. My son added butter and powdered sugar to his and then thought they were pretty tasty….lol. Oh well.
    Thanks again for sharing!

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    Amy Reply:

    You made my day! Thanks for letting me know. It’s the very best part about food blogging. It takes your time to come back and share with me, so please know it’s deeply appreciated.

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  • Emily

    posted on October 9, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    This looks very helpful!

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  • t

    posted on October 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    hmm first thing i thought this morning…my stomach hurts, shouldn’t have eaten that bread yesterday…how can i be better about staying away from sugar and gluten….
    i need to learn how to plan and how to cook.
    grateful for the emails i get with the lil recipes i can use, once i stop taking my will back.

    thank u

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  • Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

    posted on October 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    This looks awesome Amy! I love them – baked zucchini treats are always a favorite for me!

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  • Rachel Koepke

    posted on October 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Yummy – looks good, and there’s plenty of zucchini still in the garden just begging me to find ways to use it up. :o)

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  • Amanda Baumann

    posted on October 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I just found your site from The Finer THings in Life. I am also gluten free and loving it! Thanks for your receipes

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    Amy Reply:

    Hi Amanda! Welcome! So glad you found me.

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  • Jennifer R.

    posted on October 13, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook, just to have more variety in my family’s meals.
    thanks for a great giveaway!!

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  • Emily

    posted on February 15, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Amy,
    I’ve been enjoying your blog. We tried these tonight. We don’t use starches and I was out of teff so we had to improvise. I used 1/4 C each of brown rice, oat, sorghum, and garbanzo fava flours. I used apple juice concentrate in place of the agave. My 2 picky eaters gave thumbs up!

    I’ve gotten a lot of great ideas already from reading here.

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  • Karin Gerstenhaber

    posted on August 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I’m soooo glad I found you! (Thanks to the Whole Life Nutrition blog.) I have been free of refined sugars since 2001 and gluten free for nearly two years. Both have added life to my years. I am accustomed to eating for my health but have been particularly strict on any sweeteners in order to avoid cravings, including agave. I would love to try your zucchini muffins and just recently bought some agave after hearing from numerous sources that it is a great alternative been reluctant to try it. What are your thoughts? I think I will be here reading for awhile!

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  • Deenise

    posted on January 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Ohhh, yummy, I have zucchini from my garden in the freezer.

    I have got to try this one! Thanks

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  • Pauline

    posted on February 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    The recipes sound wonderful I could sure use the cookbook

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  • Melanie

    posted on March 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Any chance that we can get nutrition counts like fat, carbs, protein and fiber as I am also on Weight Watchers and would love to include these recipes in my everyday eating!

    Also any advice from you or anyone on how to start a blog of my own or who to go with etc.? Thanks a mil for listening!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Melanie, There are lots of on-line resources to compute your own calorie counts – you’ll probably have to enter nutritional information for the specialty ingredients. I just don’t have the time to do it and I quit counting calories years ago…it makes me crazy.

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  • Molly

    posted on June 15, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Amy, another recipe that looks sooooooooooo yummy, can’t wait to try it. So lucky that I’ve found your web sight. You have really made my day on your recipes. One thing though can’t use teff or rice flour (or sorghum) have any ideals as to what I can exchange for those flours. Also thanks for the other sights that are connected to your sight, they have also been a great help. I have so much to learn @ 62 with a special needs daughter and were both GF.
    Thanks, and Bless you for all your info.
    Molly

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