Saturday, July 7, 2012

Until the Thin Sings for her Lemon-Blueberry Bars and Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Checking out another gluten-free blogger is always a fun assignment. Learning their writing style, checking out their food photography, reading their stories and test driving some new recipes is great inspiration. So it was with great relish that I spent time prowling around Until the Thin Lady Sings, a gluten-free, low-carb and chemical-free blog written by Rachel Cobb, a self-described foodie opera singer. I decided to adopt this wonderful blogger for the Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event founded by the Book of Yum and hosted this month by Enjoying Gluten-Free Life. 

Cobb is a wonderfully vivacious writer and she provides a lot of information about healthy foods, from bone broth to low carbohydrate baking, with plenty of recipes and kitchen tips on the side. I love the energy in her writing and her "evangelism" in giving readers the inspiration to try out new ingredients and cooking techniques.

For my adoption, the first thing I made was a batch of her terribly addictive Coconut Flour Cheese Biscuits. These were so moist and they filled the house with a tremendously inviting savory smell as they were baking. They were very easy to make too, so I have gotten this recipe in my permanent rotation.

I also tried out some of the Thin Lady's Blueberry Lemon Bars with Stevia. They weren't quite sweet enough (I use the stevia I had at home, which was in packets, so perhaps I undermeasured), so we added a little pure maple syrup drizzle to each serving and these were then quite heavenly with a lovely almond flour crust. The blueberries are soft and pop in your mouth.

I recommend the Cobb's blog to anyone who is looking for healthy, low-carbohydrate and gluten-free recipes and food posts. She is particularly fond of baking sweet, though sugar-free treats, and I intend to explore more of these as I work my way through more of her recipes.

Be sure to stop by Enjoying Gluten-Free Life in the next couple of days to check out the full roundup for the Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger event. You'll see what other bloggers have been cooking up from our colleague's recipes and get some new favorite blogs to check out for yourself.


Rachel C - thinladysings said...

Thank you! How nice. Yes, those blueberry lemon bars are very low on sweet. Also, stevia varies sooo much so sometimes with stevia, you just have to give it a taste test before you bake.

Shannon Brown said...

I love that this event shows us bloggers who are new to us. I'd never been to her blog before but love her take on things. Her Blueberry Lemon Bars with Stevia look like something my husband would enjoy. Thank you for joining in.

Gladys said...

Wow Rachel-you made me hungry with these, LOL!

Rise-n-Shine Life said...

I enjoyed reading your Adopt A Blogger post! I'm gonna need to see about making those biscuits! :)