Adopting Alta from Tasty Eats at Home
Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger allows everyone (even if you aren’t a blogger) to make a recipe or recipes from a blog then share a photo of the result. It isn’t easy to single out one blog, but after browsing through the recipes on Tasty Eats at Home, I knew I would enjoy trying some of her recipes.
That list of recipes is long and impressive, often a a bit exotic: Gluten-Free Turtle Soup, Shrimp Cauliflower Curry and Grilled Shark Steak. But some are homey favorites: Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Bread, vegan Strawberry “Cheesecake” with Almond-Macadamia Crust and Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Coconut “Buttercream” Frosting. And sometimes on her blog the exotic meets the homey: Shepherd’s Pie with Pumpkin Souffle, Minty Bison Meatballs and Peach Hatch Chile Cobbler.
Alta is like many of you; she works outside the home, then comes home and creates a healthy meal for dinner. Starting in 2009, when health issues were suspected to be linked to gluten, those meals became gluten-free, then a year later also dairy-free.
As I searched through her gluten and dairy-free recipes, I thought about what I wanted to make now. When I noticed some delicious looking peach recipes, I knew what to do. We’re starting to get sweet, juicy peaches here in Tennessee, and peach season is so fleeting that I wanted to embrace it with a Tasty Eats at Home peach extravaganza.
I first made her Peach Macadamia Scones. I did change the agave to honey (we do better with that) and didn’t have macadamia’s so had to sub another nut. I chose pecans. Next time I’ll make sure I have the macadamia’s – I think their mello flavor was the right pick. Like Alta, I’m used to a scone that’s dry. This one is soft and, to me, like a big cookie. A big, soft, healthy cookie - or two – for breakfast is a good idea and may make the world a better place.
My husband adores peaches so the next recipe was a no-brainer in the Brown home: Creamy Peach Popsicles. Popsicles filled with frozen peach and coconut milk are something kids will enjoy but are also a great grown-up treat. I can envision serving these as a fun dessert at a BBQ. Her recipe makes 6 popsicles, and the mold I use is for 4 so I made 2/3 of a recipe.
There are several months of peach season left so I’m pretty certain Alta’s Peach Cupcakes with Peachy Cream Frosting will make it onto our table before the air turns cool. They’re fruit-sweetened and that really intrigues me. Larry’s just in it for the taste.
Thank you, Alta, for taking the time to make and share your recipes!