Monday, February 9, 2009

101 Gluten-Free Food Blogs

Last June I posted a synopsis of 70 or so gluten-free blogs and have since kept updating the list on the Crispy Cook 2 as I have become aware of new GF bloggers that have entered the scene.

Below is my list of mini-reviews of these wonderful resources now that the list has topped the hundred mark. Each brings a different perspective to world of gluten-free cooking, whether they live in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Europe, Australia or other part of the world. Some are young singles sharing restaurant reviews and their first forays into cooking for themselves; others are parents in need of kid-friendly recipes; some have multiple food allergies; some are expert bakers and some are adventurous cooks dipping into the world's cuisines. Whatever your cooking style, you are sure to find some kindred spirits on this list to help with menu planning.

I have used this list to help me select different bloggers for the Book of Yum's frequent Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger event and have enjoyed cooking up recipes from Jeena's Kitchen (Onion Bhajis), Gluten-Free South Africa (Panforte and Zucchini Madeleines), Gluten A Go Go (Coca-Cola Cake), Brownie Tart (GFCF Experience), A Gluten Free Day (Baked Rice Paper Rolls), Fresh Ginger (Lard Nah), Chickpea Crackers (Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen) and Sea at the Book of Yum herself (Cilantro Chutney). All delicious!

If you are a new gluten-free blogger who would like to be added to this list in the future, please leave a comment below and I'll be sure to visit your blog soon.

I hope this list and summary helps others who enjoy a gluten-free life. I know I am grateful for all the camaraderie, recipes and information I have gleaned from the fantastic and supportive Gluten-Free blogging community when we needed to "retool" three years ago with my husband's celiac diagnosis. Hope you find some new friends and new favorite recipes among the following:

Absolutely Not Martha - Jackie blogs about La Vida Gluten-Free, fashion, recipes, and GF celebrities. She also runs Vanilla Spoons, a GF gift basket company.

Aprovechar - Sally's got lots of healthy, gluten and other allergen-free recipes and meal plans, along with a dollop of contemplative essays about women's health and the importance of nurturing one's self.

The Art of Gluten-Free Cooking - Blog host Karen specializes in gluten-free desserts and has lots of stunning art and poetry to accompany her recipes.

Asparagus Thin - Manda is a Philadelphian and gluten-free, vegetarian blogger. Baking is her passion.

The Baking Beauties
- Jeannine is a Manitoba Mom who knows her way around the kitchen and is navigating a new gluten-free lifestyle just, well, beautifully! Great baking recipes and photos.

Baking for John - A non-celiac wife learning how to bake gluten-free for her celiac husband. Hmmm. That sounds familiar!

Baking Love - This gluten-free baker not only knows how to make scrumptious gluten-free baked goods, but she makes them look like they came in a pretty white box tied up with string from a professional bakery. Awesome.

Book of Yum
- Vegetarian with some fish and seafood recipes added, this blog features a lot of Asian recipes and recipes that are not only gluten-free, but dairy and egg free. Book of Yum also has a lot of raw food and vegan recipes to try and is the home of the monthly Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger Event.

Celiac Chicks - These New York City gals know where all the good gluten-free restaurants, delis, pizzerias and foodie havens are and also dish out good gluten-free advice about travel. If you sign up for their email newsletter you can also enter contests for free gluten-free products.

Celiacs in the House - A thrifty mom of two teenagers (now that sounds familiar!) in Columbus, Ohio reports on her gluten-free home cooking experiments and thrifty meal ideas.

Celiac Teen - Lauren's a Canadian teenager interested in good food and fashion.

Cindalou's Kitchen Blues - Cindalou has a clean and well laid-out blog featuring gluten-free, dairy-free and pareve recipes, with healthy eating as the primary focus.

Crazy Orange Turtle - Canadian Shauna is a plant scientist, cat lover and lives the gluten-free life with lots of slow-cooked Dulce de Leche.

The Crispy Cook - Hey, that's my blog! Gluten-free and mostly vegetarian recipes, with the occasional fish and seafood recipe. Some product reviews, gardening posts and other fun stuff.

Daring to Thrive - Lauren's finishing up her PhD in social psychology in the Portland, Oregon area and reports of gluten-free recipes and doings in the Portland area.

Deliciously Gluten Free - Blog host Vittoria is a jewelry designer in New York City who frequents the farmer's markets for fresh, naturally gluten-free meals.

Delightfully Gluten Free - Cassandra is actively involved with the North Texas Gluten Intolerance Group and shares her recipes, posts about celiac disease and product/restaurant reviews.

Don't Need No Stinkin' Wheat - This California grad student dishes up lots of fabulous food that is gluten- and lactose-free.

Easy Gluten-Free Baking - Elizabeth Barbone, author of the "Easy Gluten-Free Baking" cookbook maintains this blog about baking tips and updates on her gluten-free baking classes and other information.

Elana's Pantry - Elana's a Little League baseball coach and Boulder, Colorado businesswoman whose elegant site promotes gluten-free cooking, healthy homemaking and environmentally-friendly information.

Everyday Gluten Free
- Sarah has been living gluten-free since 2007 and shares her recipes and frugal shopping advice.

Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen
- While not a gluten-free blog per se, there is a wonderful archive of gluten-free recipes on this popular food blog.

Faking it Gluten Free Style - Who can resist a blog with Betty Boop as the mascot? Great recipes abound on this excellent blog.

For the Love of Food
- Noosh is the host of this gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free blog with excellent recipes, including Persian culinary delights.

Free From - Lucy is a U.K. mother of three, one of whom is a celiac, and has years of experience documented in this blog about the gluten-free lifestyle, product reviews, and resource links.

Fresh Ginger - Ginger is a wheat-free, but not totally gluten-free blog (she can tolerate spelt) with loads of fabulous farm-fresh and international recipes. Look for her Appetizer and Cocktail Recipes of the Week. Awesome photography to boot!

The GFCF Experience - Blog host Thomas is a Montana father of four who feeds his family a gluten-free, casein-free diet. You'll find lots of great recipes, information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and parenting anecdotes.

Ginger Lemon Girl - Carrie is from North Carolina and has a particular penchant for gluten-free baking. She also hosts a Gluten-Free Girl interview feature which showcases other gluten-free bloggers and a Kid-Friendly Fridays event for gluten-free goodness that kids will lap up.

Gluten A Go Go - Sheltie Girl is a Westchester County, New York baker extraordinaire whose experiments with various wheat-free flours, thickeners and binders are inspirational and beautiful.

Gluten-Free Bay - Isaiah in upstate New York cooks up wonderful gluten-free food with an emphasis on heart-healthy recipes and food that is Ashkenazi Jewish, Ethiopian and Indian. Awesome stuff.

Gluten Free Cooking for a Busy Mom - I would agree that being the mom of four boys might tend to make one busy! Jen is a Wisconsin mom with lots of homestyle recipes to share.

Gluten Free Cooking School - Mary Frances has a tasty blog of recipes and wonderfully detailed cooking lessons for the beginning or advanced gluten-free cook.

A Gluten-Free Day - Wonderful gluten-free recipes and ethereal photography.

Gluten-Free Foodie - Cat is a Colorado writer and former culinary student who has been gluten-free and casein-free for a year and a half.

Gluten Free for Good - Melissa is a nutritional therapist who blogs about the healthiest gluten-free recipes. Wonderful advice and information with the added bonus of lovely food photography.

Gluten Free Frugal - Here's a budget-conscious mom chronicling the gluten-free life with little kids in South Dakota.

Gluten-Free Fun - Erin is a New York City resident who has lived gluten-free with gusto for 25 years! You can find product and restaurant reviews, recipes, and other information.

Gluten Free Gastronaut - Lynn is a Decatur, Georgia student and adventurous gluten-free cook.

Gluten-Free Girl - Shauna James Ahern married the Chef, published a book and is expecting a baby, all in one year. Her blog is more essay than recipe heavy, but when the recipes come, they are perfect and seasonally fresh. Make sure to buy her book, "Gluten-Free Girl", or make your local library buy it.

Gluten Free Gobsmacked - This girl Cheekalina can cook! Lots of great recipes for everyday comfort foods to the wildly exotic to all kinds of baking.

Gluten Free Goodness - Cheryl is an Alexandria, Virginia dietician whose blog features her tasty experiments in gluten-free and other allergen-free cooking.

Gluten-Free Greenie
- Wendy is an artist from North Carolina who provides delicious GF recipes and information about gluten-free dining and products in the Raleigh-Durham region.

Gluten-Free Guide - A stylish blog about life as a celiac with lots of recipes, travel tips, essential posts about Thanksgiving and cupcakes, and product/restaurant reviews.

Gluten-Free Hippie - Lyra resides in British Columbia, Canada and her beautiful blog is gluten-free and features scrumptious vegan and raw recipes.

Gluten Free in Cleveland
- Dana's started a new blog about gluten-free dining options in the Cleveland, Ohio area and dispenses some tasty recipes and photos.

Gluten Free in Georgia (and Florida)- I guess I can't say it any better than Ginger in describing her blog, "Adventures in Gluten Freedom with a Crazy Southern Blogger Chick". Decadently good gluten-free and sugar-free recipes, witty writing and lots of fun and useful GF information from this Mass Communications Professor.

Gluten-Free in the Greens - Follow this blog by a Vermont school teacher for great eats and gluten-free travel advice.

Gluten-Free in the Shaolin
- Kerrie shows us how to cook lots of great Italian dishes and other deliciousness from her Staten Island Shaolin, er, kitchen.

Gluten Free Journey - Dianne in the U.K. dishes about cooking gluten-free and experiments with lots of international cuisines.

Gluten-Free Kathy - The accent is on healthy eating for an active lifestyle on Kathy's blog.

Gluten Free Kay - She's a gardener, cook and excellent food photographer. Kay's gluten-free and has other food allergies, so check out this blog for lots of beautiful, tasty options if you or someone you cook for has a restricted diet.

Gluten Free LA
- Jennifer shares gluten-free recipes and dining opportunities in the Los Angeles, California area.

Gluten Free Mommy - Natalie is the North Carolina mom of two cute young sons and has lots of great, family-friendly recipes to share. She is also an incredible baker and the founder of the weekly Gluten-Free Menu Swap.

Gluten Free Momsense - Great parenting tips, recipes and resources from this Frederick, Maryland mom.

Gluten Free Saratoga - Suzanne in Saratoga Springs, New York, dishes out great recipes, tips on gluten-free eateries and groceries in Saratoga County and other interesting tips.

Gluten Free South Africa - Irish-born Aylena lives in South Africa and blogs about the gluten-free life in the Southern Hemisphere with lots of tasty recipes.

Gluten Free Sox Fan - She's a lawyer married to an Aussie and has some really great recipes, including a homemade mushroom ravioli with pesto.

Gluten Free Steve - Steve gives out the skinny on gluten-free products, recipes, and restaurant/eatery reviews for those in the Denver, Colorado area.

Gluten Free Wiggs - Jacie is an Ontario, Canada artist and inspired cook. Lots of great paintings on her blog.

Gluten Hates Me, But I'm Surviving -Marlow is a Southern gal who's having way to much fun in the kitchen cooking great gluten free foods and inventing cool new kinds of martinis.

The Gluti Girls - A mother-daughter blogging team with lots of luscious recipes.

Going Gluten-Free - This Pennsylvania homeschooling mother of three dishes out her gluten-free recipes.

The Good Eatah - Life with this Massachusetts native involves gluten-free, dairy-free cooking, in between skydiving and biking trips.

Good Without Gluten - Jeff in North Carolina appreciates good food and has a great recipe blog. The polenta recipes are my favorites.

Grain Damaged - A Portland, Oregon gluten-free support group with great information on area restaurants, bakeries and gluten-free hot spots.

Great Mastications - Torontonian Orla follows a gluten-free, legume-free, tomato-free and dairy-free diet, and the results are in...it's delicious!

Hey, That Tastes Good!- Jill lives in Philadelphia and blogs about local gluten-free eateries and has some excellent recipes, as well as the occasional gluten-free travel report from Slovakia.

Hold the Gluten - Maureen is a New Jersey mom with lots of witty information and mouthwatering recipes about life on planet celiac. She even does podcasts...whoa!

I Am Gluten Free - Ellen is a musician and excellent cook, judging from the delectable range of gluten-free recipes on her popular blog.

It's Just Not Dinner Without Cat Hair - In our household it's all about the dog hair (St. Bernard-Golden Retriever), but Sheri concocts some wonderful gluten-free recipes, particularly for baked goods, interspersed with cute pix of her cat and dog menagerie.

Jeena's Kitchen - Jeena is a U.K. food blogger with a ton of gluten-free recipes in her index. Her focus is healthy and fresh food, with an emphasis on Indian recipes. My family is hooked on her Onion Bhajis recipe and all the variations with other vegetables that we cook up.

Karina's Kitchen - Karina is the Gluten-Free Goddess, whose blog reflects her background as an artist and writer, with lots of gorgeous food photography. Karina's gluten-free and other allergy-friendly recipes have a Southwestern flavor and a focus on fresh and natural ingredients.

Kat's GF Kitchen - Albany, New Yorker Kat has a husband who has recently gone gluten-free and this blog chronicles her cooking adaptations and experiments.

Kill.the.gluten - Two sisters in law cook gluten-free in a stylish and tasty manner and also offer good gluten-free product reviews.

Lea is Gluten-Free - Lea lives in Western New York on a farm with lots of animals of all kinds and cooks up some wonderful things to eat. I've bookmarked quite a few of her recipes.

Life Gluten Free - A gluten-free blogger mom with an emphasis on sugar-free and healthy cooking and eco-friendly lifestyle tips.

Lilac Kitchen - A blogger over in the U.K. whose lovely pastel purple kitchen inspires her to bake up scrumptious and Daring things.

Li Loves David - Somewhere in the Southeastern U.S., Li blogs about her gluten-free world as a celiac, with the occasional scrumptious recipe.

Life After Gluten - Denver, Colorado pastry chef Tiffany learns to live La Vida Gluten Free after a celiac disease diagnosis. Great recipes and travel tips on dining safely in Mexico.

Make Mine Gluten-Free - Another Coloradan named Tiffany has good information about gluten-free products and eateries.

Mrs. G.F. - Lots of great recipes for kids and for easy, tasty meals from the Slacker Mom.

Only Sometimes Clever - An Arizona homeschooling mom who blogs about the gluten-free lifestyle, books, GF products and hiking.

Pig in the Kitchen - This U.K. pig is one of the funniest food writers out there and her recipes for her family of many allergies are great to boot. Throw in some great food photos and it's a blog party!

Please Don't Pass the Nuts - This New York City psychotherapist and social worker shares recipes and lifestyle advice for gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, lactose-free and other -free diets.

Rachel's Recipe Box - This New England homeschooling mommy's blog contains a wealth of gluten-free, dairy-free recipes and advice about healthy living.

Radish Boy - A mom's blog about trying out recipes to feed her multiply-allergic son.

The Sensitive Baker - The blog attached to the gluten-free, kosher and allergy-friendly Culver City, California bakery.

So Familiar a Gleam - This Rochester, New York lady was raised in a bake shop and dreams about opening an allergen-free bakery some day. Until then, feast your eyes on her great recipes.

Sorry I Can't Eat That - Allie in Western Massachusetts gives out advice on gluten-free groceries, restaurants and other places.

The Spunky Coconut
- A Colorado mom and food coach/personal cook that specializes in gluten-free and allergen-free cooking dishes out some great, healthy recipes.

Straight into Bed Cakefree and Dried - Naomi over in England is a homeopath and her recipes for lovely, healthy and kid-friendly treats are spectacular. She also started the blogging event, Go Ahead, Honey, It's Gluten-Free, to inspire theme-based gluten-free recipe roundups.

Strawberries are Gluten Free - A Canadian mom of three young kids and a celiac husband who shares her family-friendly recipes and menus.

Sugar and Spice - A Boston girl who likes to cook, read nonfiction, kick box and watch the Red Sox.

Sure Foods Living
- Alison, a California mom and her partners maintain a excellent informational blog about living gluten-free and avoiding other food allergens.

La Tartine Gourmande - French ex-pat Bea (accent aigue in there over the e) is a food and travel writer/photographer, whose blog is achingly beautiful. Find over 100 gluten-free recipes in her recipe index.

Trav's Gone Gluten-Free - Philadelphian Travis explores the gluten-free world, with many recipes and reviews of gluten-free beers and other products.

Triumph Dining - The publishers of the "Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide" and Grocery Guide have a blog packed with tips about finding gluten-free food throughout the U.S.

The Vegetarian Celiac - This Cincinnati, Ohio teacher offers meatless and wheatless recipes, the occasional gluten-free menu and some poems. Delightful.

Wheatless Bay - Adventures in international cuisine is trademark for this ex-pat Canadian blogger. Try some of her Uzbek, Belarussian, or Tamil gluten-free recipes!

A Year of Crockpotting - Stephanie is the hilarious, gluten-free chef who has a strong attraction to her herd of crock pots--but she's OK with that. A funny and tasty food blog which started on January 1, 2008 with a new crock pot recipe each day in 2008 and the occasional entry thereafter.

This list is just an appetizer, there are so many other great gluten-free food bloggers out there that I haven't had time to taste and more sprout each day. If you have a gluten-free food blog that you would me to sample and add to this blogroll, feel free to leave a comment and I'll get to it.

39 comments:

The Thrifty Gluten-Free Mom said...

Rachel
This is a great resource. I know what I'll be doing today. There are some I've not read before and some old favorites I forgot about. Thanks for including me.
Wendy

marylandceliac said...

My blog is the Gluten Free Optimist. While you will not find recipes on my blog, you will find lots of positive info, reviews, and even some humor. Great list! Thanks for doing this!

Emilia said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this list, it is really helpful!

Gluten free Kay said...

What a great list! Thanks Rachel!

I'm eating cave man food again, so recipes are scarce just now. I'm trying to figure out what's been causing my blurry vision this winter.

I've scheduled another session of kinetic testing. I'm going to have tests for everything I want to plant in my garden. Could help me whittle down my seed order.

Maggie said...

What a great list! I have to check out the ones I've never seen before.

celiacmama said...

Thanks for this list! I can't wait to check out some more blogs.

I'd love for you to check out mine too.. I started it in December when I was diagnosed.

Twisted Cinderella said...

This is a great list! I am going to enjoy checking out all the blogs I have yet to explore.

Rochelle said...

Wow, what a list! My blog is glutenfreediscoveries.blogspot.com. Mainly recipes for gluten free baked goods, but also posts regarding resources of interest to those in the Greater Boston area as well as posts about our gluten free travels.

glutenfreeforgood said...

Rachel,

You provide such a great place to stop by and reconnect with all the wonderful GF bloggers out there. Thank you so much for your hard work and commitment to the cause. We all appreciate it!
Melissa

Gluten Free in the Greens said...

Thanks so much for the great resource--I totally think that what makes a good blog is only part new content. The connecting people to information is so important! I'll link to your post on my blog. Thanks again!

Zach said...

Hey - I'm Zach from Raleigh, NC. I started blogging GF last summer. I focus primarily on the Raleigh area (http://glutenfreeraleigh.blogspot.com) but have also created a Gluten Free City Guide blog which has a custom google map of all the cities in which blogs or web sites exist for being Celiac/GF. check it out at http://glutenfreecityguide.blogspot.com.

-Zach

Rachel said...

Make that 105 Gluten Free Blogs! It's a great community of bloggers out there sharing information and I know I appreciate all the hard work that goes into it.

Erin S. said...

Thank you for including me in your awesome list. This is the best list of gluten-free blogs that I have ever seen!

Erin
Gluten-Free Fun
http://glutenfreefun.blogspot.com

Absolutely Not Martha said...

rachel, you're awesome.

brazen's crafts said...

great list! thanks for that :)

feel free to add me if you like though my blog is not 100% GF

Linda said...

Thanks for that very helpful list.

My blog is glutenfreehomemaker.com. I have recently restricted my blogging to only gluten-free/celiac realated posts. I have lots of recipes.

Dave said...

Thanks for putting together this great list. I'd like to add glutenfreeportland.org to it! We do restaurant reviews, recipes, product reviews, and have resources and information for gluten-free dining in Portland Oregon.

alison said...

Awesome list! Wow!
Not a big deal, but I write my blog all by my little self... thanks for including me!
Alison

kitschen said...

Hi Rachel! I have a wheat allergy (but have gone totally gluten free) and write a blog called Die Hard Foodie about gluten free eating. the address is http://diehardfoodie.blogspot.com.

Thanks for this wonderful list!

Rosemary

Stacey said...

My blog has lists of restaurants that can accommodate the gluten-free diet and product reviews. I'm working on adding more recipes although I typically don't follow recipes when I cook.

Lea said...

Thank you so much for this list and for including me. You did an awesome job. YOU ROCK!!!!!

Gluten Free Anna said...

I'm so excited to have this list in one place--and now to add the ones I don't already have to my Google Reader feed!

I have a GF blog at www.glutenfreeanna.blogspot.com. Pop by for a visit!

Bestest-
Anna

Marlow said...

Thanks for the resource!! (And thanks for the shout out!)

Melanie Sutherlin said...

This list is awsome! I can't wait to visit every one of these blogs!

mb said...

Hi! Great list and reviews. You may find a few additional ones on my blog roll at GF Road Warrior as well as a few resto and product reviews (no cooking for me though - scary thought!).

Chef Penny said...

Wow! What a great list! I will be posting about this on my blog as a resource. thanks! Check me out @ www.lovinggfcf.blogspot.com

Hilary @ Gluten-Free Guidebook said...

Thanks for this terrific list. It's nice to know that someone is keeping track of all of the gluten-free/celiac blogs out there, and that the list keeps growing.

I write a blog called the Gluten-Free Guidebook:

http://www.glutenfreeguidebook.com/

I'm a professional travel writer who was diagnosed with celiac disease five years ago. That hasn't curtailed my trips though, and my blog has information about celiac-safe dining in cities across North America, as well as Spain, Turkey, Peru and other countries.

Ethan said...

One of my favorites is Gluten Freeway. http://www.glutenfreewayla.blogspot.com/

glutenfreeislife said...

I would love to be added to the blog list, if possible. Here is the link to my blog:

http://glutenfreeislife.wordpress.com/

Thannks!

Kim

Brandon,Shara and Family said...

Hi my name is Shara and I have started a gluten free blog as well and would love to be added to this list. Here is my blog if your get a chance to check it out. Thanks for your time.

http://easypeezyglutenfreerecipes.blogspot.com/

GFPhilly said...

Your blog looks great - kindly consider adding to your list Gluten Free Philly at glutenfreephilly.blogspot.com. No recipes (since I can't cook!) but lots of information on new products, events and restaurants in the Philadelphia area.

Thanks!

Nancy said...

Great resource! Would love you to consider adding my blog. I just started it in April.

http://www.thesensitivepantry.com

Little Blog Dress said...

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We will ship to you anywhere! Thanks again and great job!

Chandice said...

What a great list! Thanks for taking the time to do it. I would be honored to have our blog on the list.
www.glutenfreefrenzy.blogspot.com
Thanks again!

Egy Azziera said...

Thank you for sharing very useful list. I'm a model and it's a tough diet to follow but thanks to growing number of helpful blogs like yours.

Thanks again.

Dorothy said...

Rachel - Thank you for a very helpful list. I am new to blogging, and would love it if you would add me to your list. Check it out: http://giddyupglutenfree.blogspot.com

Tara said...

What a great list! I only wish I'd found it sooner - so many new-to-me blogs to check out! I'd be thrilled if you'd add my gluten-free baking blog to your list: http://abakinglife.blogspot.com

Thanks! I'm off to explore now . . .

Caitlin said...

Gluten-free social networking is an easy and efficient way to connect with people with similar intolerances as well as giving and receiving useful information. Of the gluten-free social networking sites I came across, like Celiac Teen, Gluten - Free Faces, and Sugar and Spice (all of which were on your list), I found a lot of positive information from people just like me. To agree with your statement about bloggers different gluten-free perspectives, it is interesting to see individuals worldwide sharing the same problem but adding their own personal flares on getting passed it. This list and summary is a great help to those enjoying a gluten-free life. As a gluten-free girl, I too am grateful for the recipes and information learned from the supportive gluten-free blogging community. Thanks for your commitment to the cause, I look forward to reading these blogs!

Turmeric said...

Nice one. I like this resource. Gluten free is really nice networking & is easy & useful way to interact with everyone & knowing & discussing different views of each other. Thanks for this information.