Saturday, October 11, 2008

Check out some Excellent Blogs

My Hawaiian food blogger buddy, Deb of Kahakai Kitchen kindly passed on an award to me yesterday. The Crispy Cook is graded "E for Excellent" and I now have this badge of honor proudly displayed at the right hand side of my blog. Thank you very much Deb. I have enjoyed planning the new Cook the Books Foodie Book Club with you and Johanna of Food Junkie and hope to share many more good reads and recipes in the months to come.

The rules that accompany this award are as follows:

"Please find at least 10 more blogs of any kin
d which you deem to be excellent; but hey if you only come up with 3 or 5, I don’t mind. Post about the blogs you picked, linking back to me and to them. Once you’ve posted, return here to let me know your post is up, and of course let your 10 award winners know too."

I have a number of food bloggers whose writing and generosity inspire me each week and am hereby passing on the E for Excellent Award to:

Kate at Gluten-Free Gobsmacked - Kate's blog is informative, detailed and man, can this woman cook! I've made her Shrimp Dim Sum, Polenta Fries, and Spring Rolls and they are all tasty and easy to make when you follow her detailed instructions. Kate also had the great idea to have a Gluten-Free Barbeque from A to Z this past summer and I "brought" a Broccoli Salad a la Grecque to this virtual party. Yum!

Cheryl at Gluten-Free Goodness - As a dietician, gardener and awesome cook, Cheryl fills her blog with delicious recipes that avoid major allergens such as gluten, dairy, soy, eggs and corn. You will hardly notice that her recipes are specially prepared for allergic diners because she roams around all kinds of international cuisines to come up with some unusual and tasty concoctions, such as Tamarind Spiced Cauliflower, Garlic Scape Pesto and Nanaimo Bars.

Kay at Gluten Free Kay - Kay's new to the blogging world, but she has a lot of wonderful gardening, cooking and canning/preserving experience to share. She's also takes gorgeous shots of her Indiana garden plants and flowers, and is even trying out a sorghum harvest this season.

Trav at Trav's Gone Gluten-Free - Trav reports on gluten-free dining in Philadelphia and offers up a lot of great recipes, particularly for those with a sweet tooth. I got a vicarious thrill from his reports from Australia when he traveled there earlier this year. Trav's new to the gluten-free lifestyle, but he embraces it with verve and originality. Thanks for all the great recipes I've bookmarked!

Lauren at Celiac Teen - This Canadian teenager is a marvel. Despite her tender age, she experiments with all kinds of recipes, including those complicated "Daring Baker" challenges that would intimidate me even if didn't have the challenge of handling gloopy gluten-free doughs.

I know you will all find some excellent recipes and reading at the above blogs and hope you can squeeze in the time to cook up something delicious from them soon!


Anonymous said...

that is so sweet of you! I really appreciate it

Kate said...

Thanks Rachel!
That was a fun surprise! :)

Gluten free Kay said...

I am honored, Rachel! Mostly I'm glad you come to visit often.


Food For Tots said...

Congratulations to u for being awarded this Excellent badge!

Deb in Hawaii said...

You picked some great sounding blogs to pass the award on to--can't wait to check them all out!