Seasonal Sunday (01-23-11)

Seasonal Sunday  (01-23-11)

Today marks the 4th week of Seasonal Sundays! Time is Flying and to be honest Im grateful. As each week passes I see the light at the end of the freezing tunnel.. SPRING. πŸ™‚ But to get myself through our most recently bitterly cold temps (single digits this week) I keep my focus on my favorite thing- (Food!) This past week I have been indulging in Clementines. Can't seem to get enough of them. I always find it comical that they are in season now - as their tropical flavor makes me think of summer. Perhaps these delightful citrusey fruits are natures way of reminding us of the Sunny & Balmy days to come.

This week I would like to highlight a Blogger that I recently started to follow. Her name was drawn for last weeks Angell Bar Chocolate Giveaway- and I found myself drawn to her site multiple times this week. May I introduce to you Heather from Gluten-Free Cat. She writes some fantastic recipes! Beyond recipes her site is filled to the brink with great information. Last week she submitted to Seasonal Sundays a Green Mango Coconut Milk Smoothie that very quickly grabbed my attention! Go check it out.

This week.. I'm sad to say that my submission is coming from the archives. I have had one of those Gluten Free non-stop failure baking weeks. Maddening? Yes. But its the nature of the beast- and I have found I learn so much after these dry spells- and always pull through with a recipe I never thought possible. This week I WAS going to have prepared to share a Gorgeous 3 Layer Beet Cake. Fail. Then today I attempted a Clementine Cake. Fail Again. For whatever reason cake without Eggs, Gluten, Dairy, Soy and Refined Sugar is tough. Perhaps its my high personal standards and the distant memories of the mile high rich and moist cakes I once made.. I'll get there again.

So for this week- I'm sharing an oldie but a goodie!

Gluten Free/Vegan Butternut Squash Potato Gnocchi

Making gnocchi is one of my favorite things to do. It was one of the first things I learned to make homemade. I highly recommend pulling out an apron and giving these a shot!

Now its time to LINK UP Your Seasonal Recipes.

Here are the Rules:

  1. Recipes must contain one Seasonal Ingredient (See below for the list of foods that are currently in season)
  2. You may link up old or new recipes. Wonderful food is always worth sharing! Feel free to share up to 6 recipes each week.
  3. Recipes DO NOT need to be Gluten Free- this event is meant to Inspire All!
  4. Please include a link to your blog in reference to Seasonal Sundays so that your readers may also participate.

Winter (December 21st- March 20th) : Beef, Game, Pork, calf’s liver, Buffalo,Grains, Venison,Chicken, chicken livers , turkey ,Goose , Duck, Guinea fowl, Squid, Lobster, Sea Bass, Scallops, Pacific Yellowtail, Pacific Cod, Monkfish, Halibut, White Beans, Lima Beans,White Beans, Maple Syrup, Rosemary, Sage, Mushrooms, Mussels, Lentils, Black Eyed Peas, Sugar and Snap Peas, Fennel, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, Sprouts, Bananas, Plantains, Onions, Yellow Onions,Shallots, Cipollini Onion, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Root Vegetables, Carrots, Daikon, Dates, Chinese Cabbage, Rutabaga, Radicchio, Celeriac,Celery, Turnips, Brussel Sprouts, Pumpkin, Beetroot, Winter Squash, Parsnips, Cabbage, Leeks, Shallots, Sweet Potatoes. Yams, Potatoes, Sunchokes (aka Jerusalem Artichokes) Kabocha squash, Okra, French Beans, Radishes, Greens (Arugula, Collards, Kale, Sea Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, Chard) Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Watercress, Cauliflower, Water Chestnuts, Avocado, Pears, Apples, Citrus Fruits: Ugli , Tangerines, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, Meyer Lemons, Limes, Papaya, Pineapples, Passion Fruit, Mangoes. Pomegranates and Kiwi’s.

Happy Sunday!



Brittany Angell

27 comments | Leave your own

  1. Heather (@Gluten-Fre

    Oh, thank you so much for highlighting my blog this week, Brittany! What an honor! Can you believe I've never made gnocchi before? Looks like I have a challenge for this week. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Kristen

    Thanks for the invite. I bookmarked your site so I will be back again.

  3. Miz Helen

    Hi Britany,

    It is so nice to meet you, thank you so much for inviting me to your party. I am a seasonal cook so this is a good fit for me. Your Butternut Squash Potato Gnocchi looks very good. I brought my Southwest White Bean Stew, I sure hope that you and your readers enjoy it. Let me know how the conversion goes on the Apple Cake. Thank you so much for sharing and thank you for hosting the party. I will look forward to seeing you and your friends at Full Plate Thursday, we have so much fun!

  4. Betty @ scrambled he

    I found your site from a comment you made on another blog. Hubby and I don't eat totally gluten or dairy free, but we are trying to make healthier food choices these days. I've found that many of our healthy choices naturally end up being both gluten and dairy free. πŸ™‚ I've linked up some sweet potato chili today- hope it fits the bill!

  5. Brandie @ thecountry

    Brittany – thank you so much for the invite. I'm happy to add my recipes to the list. My recipes are not gluten free but I hope folks will still enjoy them. I'm your newest follower. Thank you!

  6. Cindy

    Thanks so much for inviting me over this week! Can't wait to check out these great seasonal recipes. That gnocchi looks really good!!

  7. Chaya

    I appreciate the reminder. My life is kind of hectic and I don't get to link up as much as I would like to. Here I am with my butternut squash, thanks to you. I love the idea for this linky.

  8. Heather@Gourmet Meal

    Hi Brittany!

    Thank you for the sweet comments over on my blog and for inviting me to your Seasonal Sunday Party. I have linked up my Two Layered Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Off to check out the other great recipes.

  9. Debbi Does Dinner He

    I love butternut squash and the gnocchi looks GOOD! Thanks!

  10. Heather @girlichef

    Hi and thanks so much for the invite! I stopped by with some Hoppin' John this week πŸ™‚ Your gnocchi sounds awesome…want some πŸ˜‰

  11. Michele

    Your gnocchi looks wonderful. I'm getting ready to make some soon, hopefully this week as I have a butternut squash I need to use up. That mango coconut smoothie looks wonderful too, I can't wait to try it.

    Thanks for inviting me to Seasonal Sunday, your blog is great. I can't wait to start reading it.

  12. Karen @ Abundance on a Dime

    Thanks for inviting me to come link up to Seasonal Sunday. My BIL’s family has gone gluten and dairy free as of the beginning of this year, I’ll be sending them a link to your blog πŸ™‚

  13. Miriam Barton

    Hi there! I’m putting my Pumpkin French Toast in the Linky party, I hope you like it! I love gnocchi too, by the way. Yours looks fantastic! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  14. lani

    Thank you so much for dropping by, joining for the first time! Happy Week ahead of you!

  15. Nisa Homey

    Hi Britanny, thanks a lot for visiting my space and for inviting me to link up to Seasonal Sunday…I hope u will make my pudding gluten free….do visit me again….love ur space and ur wonderful recipes…..

  16. Iris

    Whoa…37 entries. Holy blog carnival! That’s impressive for such a new weekly event (actually I think it’s impressive even for an event that’s been around for a while)! I entered my roasted red pepper sauce that has onions in it. πŸ™‚

  17. Ott, A

    I noticed lamb is not on your list. Is there a time when it will be?

  18. Lauren (As Good As Gluten)

    Thanks for the comment on my lasagna recipe, Brittany. If you find a way to make it dairy-free, please let me know how it goes! I’ll definitely start participating in Seasonal Sundays. I also LOVE seasonal foods! I’ve been munching on clementines also for the past month or so, and have a great dessert salad recipe you’ll love. I’ll try to make it this weekend to share.

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