Monday, April 23, 2012

Discovering that my son had multiple food allergies and changing our family's diet eight years ago was the beginning of a journey with many unexpected joys in addition to the obvious challenges.

One of the greatest gifts of this journey has been the humongous-hearted people who have entered our lives!  One of these amazing people is Tess Masters, aka The Blender Girl.  Her website, is a wealth of information, giggles and most-importantly delicious recipes.

Tess is giving away a 7-quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer to one lucky reader this month.  To make the giveaway even more fun (and what could be more fun than winning a kitchen superstar worth over $500?), she is featuring a different gluten-free blogger every day this month.  Today the featured blog is Welcoming Kitchen!

Please stop by and enter the giveaway.  (I won the last one, a VitaMix, so I can tell you dreams really can come true!)  When you're there, please take time to see all of the tongue-tingling baked goods that bloggers came up with this month.  I assure you, you won't want to leave your kitchen for a long time! 

Also, it's Monday, so I want to give some ideas of what we will probably eat today in case you're looking for some Meatless Monday inspiration!

Breakfast--Crunchy Topped Apple Coffee Cake (of course!) with non-dairy yogurt (So Delicious makes a soy-free, coconut-based yogurt if you need to avoid soy.)

Lunch--Sandwiches and fruit for my guys (hummus for one and sunflower seed butter and jelly for the other two men in my life) and fruit.  I'll probably have a baked sweet potato topped with a little sunflower seed butter.

Snack--A fruit and kale smoothie (a standby in our house)

Dinner--Thai-Inspired Rice Noodles from the Welcoming Kitchen cookbook with a salad.

Dessert--Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies from Ricki Heller's Sweet Freedom cookbook.

What are you making that's meat-free?

Please "like" us on Facebook (Welcoming Kitchen) and follow us on Twitter (@welcomekitchen) to keep the conversation going!

Happy Cooking!

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  1. Sounds like a fabulous menu! I LOVE baked sweet potato with almond butter, but I bet that sunbutter would be equally good. And thanks for the shout-out! :D

  2. Ricki,

    I got the idea for topping my sweet potato from you! It is delicious, and makes a really filling lunch.

    Your cookies are great. I'm really excited to review Sweet Freedom on The Balanced Platter next month!