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Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free

This month I hosted Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free. This month long event is created and coordinated by the ever inspiring Naomi Devlin who blogs over at Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried. Each month unveils a new host who gets to set the theme of the month. I chose “Mother’s Recipe Box” as my theme.

My sinister goal of this whole event was to finally force myself to go through the pile of recipes my mom has pain-sakingly handed down to me via hand written notes and emails. But my more wholesome goal was to appreciate the love of motherhood that we’ve all received as children (and as grown ups) whether it was from our biological mothers or not.

For the event, lovely Vicky of Gluten Free SCD and Veggie shared a childhood favorite that her late grandmother made for her: Ginger Cake GF SCD. Vicky’s grandmother seems like a wonderful woman who was there not only as an inspiration for making cake and jam but also as a strong supportive force in Vicky’s life. Warms my heart. I love the handwritten notes that Vicky has shared with us as well!

Ginger Cake from Gluten Free SCD and Veggie

Paula of Live Free, Gluten Free shared not one but two recipes, Peanut Butter and Honey Popcorn Balls AND Grandma Potatoes , one from each one of her grandmothers. I loved both her recipes (especially the honey popcorn one!) but my favorite thing was to find out that her grandfather is a bee-keeper! How cool is that! Talk about fresh raw honey heaven!

Grandma’s Potatoes from Live Free, Gluten Free

Peanut Butter and Honey Popcorn Balls from Live Free, Gluten Free

This theme was so mushy for me.. but Naomi of Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried really made me laugh with her post! My favorite line: “My own mother however – a recipe book? Ha!”. LOL. Despite her mom’s apparent lack of culinary skills, she makes eggs jump to command when she boils them into the Perfect Boiled Egg.

Perfect Boiled Egg from Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried

Valerie of City Life Eats has a pretty amazing mom. I love how her mother would press her to study instead of cooking – a true feminist! She learned cooking methods and creativity from her mom and applies them in this deliciously unique dish, Cilantro Scallion Black-Eyed Pea Dip

Cilantro Scallion Black-Eyed Pea Dip from City Life Eats

For this event, I shared a treat that my brothers and I fought over every time my mom made it. It’s a very simple Indian dessert that my mom loved to serve on pineapple slices. I still lick my plate clean when I eat Sandesh and the best part – I don’t have to fight my brothers any more!

Sugar Free Sandesh from Flip Cookbook

Thank you everyone for participating — whether by reading or submitting.

To continue the Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free party, head over to Danielle’s blog Against All Grain where she is hosting June’s event with the theme of Seasonal Salads.

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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4 Responses to Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten Free

  1. naomi says:

    What a lovely, lovely write up! Makes me all misty eyed for mums and mothering and steamy kitchens. Just what mothers day is all about no?

    Thanks for hosting such a tender and inspiring theme.

    Naomi x x x

  2. Wonderful write-up and I’m sorry that I missed out on this one! I’ve missed a couple GAH events now … life has just gotten too crazy. At one point, I even thought of a recipe that would be perfect, but then … well, you know. So much fun to see the recipes for this theme and your Sandesh (which I am not familiar with) looks so pretty! Oh, and I love that owl pic, too! 🙂


    • Raj says:

      I hear you on life getting crazy. Not sure if you noticed.. but I barely made it to my own deadline for this GAHIGF. LOL.

      If you love dairy – I’m pretty sure you’ll love sandesh. Unlike most Indian desserts, it’s light and not overly sweet.

      I love how the recipes here are so fresh and new.. yet somehow they convey something a prior generation left for us. Guess some recipes are still very special and not overdone.

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