Gluten-Free Recipes from The Spicy RD

Hello There! I’m EA, aka The Spicy RD. I’m delighted to be posting at Beard and Bonnet today, and honored to be a part of this amazing and talented group of 2012 Gluten-Free All-Star Recipe bloggers.

First, a few tidbits about myself, The Spicy RD Blog, and my gluten-free lifestyle…

I’m a dietitian and mom of two, and have been eating gluten-free for almost 6 years now, since I discovered gluten and other food sensitivities were at the root of my symptoms from Sjogrens’ Syndrome and Fibromyalgia {you can read more about my nutrition journey here}.  While the best part about eating gluten-free has been feeling healthy, happy, pain-free, and full of energy again, a secondary benefit has been re-discovering my love of cooking and baking.  Rather than feeling deprived on a gluten-free diet, my diet is full of healthy and delicious variety, which is what you will find on The Spicy RD blog where I share my {mostly} healthy, {sometimes} indulgent recipes along with my other loves: family, travel, fitness, and just plain old fun!

First, one of my Favorite Recipes from 2012…

Before I share my Spicy RD favorites from 2012, I’d love to introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers, Melanie Flinn of Nutritious Eats, and her deliciously healthy “dessert for breakfast”, Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal.

Although not all of Melanie’s recipes are gluten-free, her Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal is {if you use certified gluten-free oats}, and she and I share a similar food philosophy, that’s based mostly on fresh wholesome foods, with definite wiggle room for home baked treats!  If you like apples, oatmeal, and/or pie {not necessarily in that order!} be sure and check out the recipe, which has become one of our family favorites. It definitely goes without saying that my kids love eating “pie” for breakfast!

And now on to my Spicy RD 2012 Gluten-Free All-Star Recipes…

 Lemony Kale Pasta and Pistachio Salad {Gluten-Free.  Omit the Parmesan for vegan option}

 I didn’t discover kale until a little over a year ago, but ever since my discovery {and sub sequential love affair with kale!}, I have made it my personal mission to get all my family, friends, and readers to try it and enjoy it in any which way, shape or form.  I think I have almost succeeded, but I have to confess, my daughter is still a holdout.  Whether you are on {or off} the fence about kale, I urge you to try this favorite recipe of mine that made my hubby a true kale believer! Click here for the recipe.

Fresh Apple Pie Smoothie {Gluten-Free. Vegan option}

 Smoothies make a regular appearance in our household, and what better way to have “pie” for breakfast {Ahem…Do you see a pie theme going on here???} than in this wholesome whole fruit {leave the skin on for extra nutrition!}, apple pie spiced smoothie.  Click here for this most pinned Spicy RD smoothie recipe of 2012.

Rosemary Parmesan Polenta Fries {Gluten-Free.  Omit the Parmesan for vegan option.}

A green thumb I am not, but I have copious amounts of fresh rosemary thriving in my garden, and this all-time reader favorite recipe from 2012 makes for an absolutely delicious twist on the standard French Fry, plus, it’s a great way to use up a wee bit of my rosemary!  Click here for the super easy, delicious recipe.

Thanks so much for reading, and I’d love to continue sharing my easy, healthy, and delicious gluten-free recipes with you in 2013!

Check out The Spicy RD blog here, and let’s connect on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest.  Wishing you and your families the healthiest and happiest of holidays!


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